HOW WE DO IT

The 2 dimensional Cablecam rigs typically move in the horizontal (X) and vertical (Z) planes. This set-up requires two winches. There are various types of patent protected 2d rigs: Flying V, dual-reeve Flying V, Stacked rig, and 2d Elevator/Skate. The Flying V uses two rigging points, and gets its name from the V formed by the sag resulting from the camera payload in the center of the ropes. The dual-reeve Flying V is the same concept, but uses twice the amount of pulleys at the camera dolly in order to fly the rig flatter and/or higher. It also cuts the effective weight of the camera package in half; has been used to fly 3d IMAX packages. A Stacked 2d rig uses a tall post that is balanced to fly vertically at all times; this rig is highly complex and reserved for venues with multiple obstacles to avoid. A 2d Elevator/Skate uses a high line in addition to the normal drive line. The skate rides on the high line, the elevator raises and lowers the camera dolly. This rig has a very fast capability and bridges the gap between a helicopter and a crane/jib arm. The 2d Elevator/Skate rig can sway in high winds and requires a properly balanced dolly and often intricate rigging plan. We can hang our own HD live action camera heads, or a third party stabilized head. The primary transmission path, camera power, and control is via fiber optic cable. For long distance or higher speed runs, RF link with batteries on the dolly is preferred over fiber. The power requirement for a 2D system is typically 3 phase, 220V, 150A with cam lock connectors. All rigs can be controlled via motion control software for programmed moves, or live action moves. Most rigs utilize lightweight, high strength rope for support cables.

2d Credits: Cellular, Fred Claus, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Troy, Van Helsing, DirecTV Commercials, NBA on TNT,Russian Presidential Inauguration (2008), BET Awards (2008), European Soccer, and Eurovision 2009