Sport AV is an international leading provider of cutting edge technology solutions, interactive technologies and audio visual equipment to the sports and education industries. We provide an innovative, professional and cost effective service, still maintaining an individual approach to our clients’ needs. Through consultation with our customers, Sport AV has developed a number of unique products which fulfil the demands and meets the challenges set by today’s Performance Analysts, Managers, Coaches and Teams.
The Hi Cam Filming System
The Hi Cam comprises of a portable telescopic mast available with variable heights between 5 to 10 metres with integrated tripod (separate tripod for 15m version) and all terrain lockable wheel system with height adjustable legs for uneven ground. A video camera/camcorder or camera can be fixed into the top mounting section of the mast with a 360 degree automatic pan and tilt power head and an extra 15 degree tilt correction plate or ball adaptor head. Within our cable set we provide a variety of video cables that will connected to the camcorder and then to the laptop, Apple MAC or Canopus box which sits on a bespoke shelf with weatherproof cover. We have an optional tray accessory that clips to the laptop shelf giving extra storage space below with an additional weatherproof cover to fit over both items. The entire system fits into a carry bag and is light enough for 1 person to carry and is aircraft friendly for teams on foreign tours.
LANC control cables connected to the camcorder allows the record, zoom and focus functions of the camcorder to be operated and the pan and tilt head is controlled by its own remote device. The user can then see everything on his Laptop/MAC screen of what is going on through the camcorder and has complete control over it. This gives the operator the capability of live coding or simply capturing the footage to the hard drive.
We have a 3 metre telescopic lateral extender that extends out horizontally from the top of the mast. This optional extra enables you to take video footage directly above a scenario and have a complete birds eye view to better your sports performance analysis. For example over the top of a shooter, archer, jumper, a scrum, lineout or hooker throwing in, a goalkeeper, a player taking a kick, a bowler, batsman or wicket keeper etc etc. Utilising a variety of adaptors we can even mount two or more camcorders on top of the mast so separate scenarios, events and areas can be filmed at the same time for analysis.
Our Hi Cam system is robust and easy to operate and can be set up and running in under five minutes and be taken down in the same time frame. The Hi Cam comes in a weatherproof case and a weatherproof case is also provided for the accessories. You will also be able to fit your camcorder and laptop/mac into the accessory bag as well. For a full demonstration video please type in Hi Cam Filming System into "You Tube" or click on the following links:
Hi Cam Mast Ranges
We have various other models of the Hi Cam to suit individual or team requirements which include:
66mm diameter base tube masts that extend to 6, 7, 8 and 9 meters
80mm diameter base tube masts that extend to 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 meters
101mm diameter base tube masts that extend to 6, 7.5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13.5, 15, 17 and 20 meters
Many different retracted heights are available, for more information download our Lightweight and Portable Mast technical specifications.
Mast Wheel Base System
Specifically designed to enable quick and easy movement of masts and can be used with masts with integral or separate tripods. The upper quick release clamp allows rapid removal of the double "T" style grip handle and the laptop tray can be installed using the same clamp.
A mixture of some of our high profile current clients that use the Hi Cam are:
- England Rugby
- Scotland Rugby
- The Wallabies
- Brumbies Rugby
- West Bromwich Albion Football Club
- Port Vale Football Club
- Merchant Taylor School
- Durham University
- Chester University
- Durham Cricket
- Performance Advantage North West
- And many more...