SPORTSMAST PRO RANGE: SPORTSMAST 50 Pro (7.5m) WIRED & WIFI
New to our range for 2015 is the SportsMast 50 Pro, the big brother to the SportsMast 45. It’s a strong, versatile and an all-round useful telescopic mast suitable for schools, teams, clubs, individual coaches and video analysts from any sport who want a quality and affordable solution for elevated filming of matches, training and other activities.
The SportsMast 50 is “Manually Extended and Retracted” and comes with “Anti Collision Springs” in each section for safe controlled retraction. It’s simple to use, easy to set up and take down in under five minutes and it’s also lightweight (11kgs) making it perfect for travelling around for example at away matches or training sessions, International Travel and it will also fit into the smallest of cars. You can use the SportsMast 50 at any height between 1.7m all the way up to 7.5m.
At 7.5m the SportsMast 50 Pro has a whopping 10Kg head load, so we have multiple camera mounting options available. For example you are able to mount one of our single Standard Pan and Tilt Power Heads with a small camcorder on top or perhaps you want to achieve a tight and wide angle when you are filming so you can mount our double camcorder solution with ease. The SportsMast 50 will also take either the SportsCam Pro Mini Wide IP or the SportsCam Pro SDI Pan Tilt Zoom Dome Cameras.
At ground level an optional battery operated monitor can be attached to the monitor clamp flexi arm allowing you to see exactly what you are filming and recording if you are using a standard camcorder solution or you can add a laptop shelf with full Laptop Rain Cover and a potable battery pack if you are using either of the SportsCam Mini Pan Tilt Zoom Dome Cameras.
Our SportsMast 50 “WiFi” option allows you mount a WiFi Camcorder on top of our standard pan and tilt power head and use an Iphone, Smart Phone, Ipad or Tablet at ground level to see what you are filming and control the cameras zoom in/out plus record functions with an app that you install on your device. We have a range of Iphone/Ipad/Tablet flexi arms with clamp so you can attach your device to the mast. You also have the option of mounting multiple wifi camcorders or Go Pro’s on top of the SportsMast 50.
Using our double camcorder solution you can also mix wired and wifi camcorders at the same time. For example the wired camcorder could be capturing live video direct to a laptop of apple mac whilst the wifi option is recording a separate view.
The SportsMast 50 also boasts another amazing feature. It can also be used as a “Portable Floodlight” making it exceptionally versatile. A floodlight can be fixed into the mounting slot of the top section and the cable then plugs into a portable battery pack at ground level. You can elevate the floodlight up to a maximum of 4.5m if required and can rotate the SportsMast 360° even when extended to adjust your floodlight position. This additional option makes it a perfect solution for clubs and individuals who want a “Dual” purpose system for elevated filming and portable floodlighting, it can be stabilised on soft ground by using the supplied peggable feet and on hard ground by using the supplied weight bag.
By connecting your camcorder to the monitor clamp flexi arm you also have the capability of filming in the dark which then truly gives you a multi-purpose system.
Due to some teams and individuals already owning a camcorder and/or monitor we have put together a range of packages and options to suit your specific requirements which are highlighted in the table below. The FAQ’s section below will hopefully answer any of the questions that you may have or alternatively if you can’t find the answer you are looking for then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0) 7702 004842.
SportsMast 50 Packages:
|Package 1:||Package 2:||Package 3:|
|SportsMast 50 (7.5m)||All contents in Package 1 plus||All contents packages 1 plus|
|Integrated/Adjustable Tripod||Full HD Camcorder||Full HD WiFi camcorder|
|Pan & Tilt Power Head||7” HD Field Monitor||Camcorder/Pan Tilt Rain Cover|
|Pan & Tilt extension cable (10m)||Monitor Clamp Flexi Arm||Camcorder/Monitor Carry Case|
|Pan & Tilt remote control||Camcorder Zoom/Record Controller||32GB SD Memory Card|
|Extra Tilt Adapter Plate||Zoom/Record Extension Cable (10m)||Spare Camcorder Battery|
|Quick Release Headload Adapter||HDMI Video Extension Cable (10m)||Flexi Arm with Clamp|
|Compatible Video Cable (10m)||Camcorder/Pan Tilt Rain Cover|
|3 Auto Tension Guy Wires||Camcorder/Monitor Carry Case|
|Adjustable Peggable Feet||32GB SD Memory Card|
|6 Zinc Plated Soft Ground Stakes||Spare Camcorder Battery|
|3 Hard Ground Stabilisation Weight Bags|
|Magnetic Spirit Level|
|Cable Management Velcro Straps|
|Mast Carry Bag|
|Accessories Carry Bag|
|Package 4:Live Video Capture||Package 5: SportsCam PTZ Cameras|
|All contents in packages 1 & 2 plus||All contents in packages 1 & 4 plus;|
|Apple Mac/Laptop Shelf & Stand;||SportsCam PTZ Wide IP or SDI|
|Mac/Laptop Full Rain Cover||Full Cable Set (10m)|
|Video Converter Device||Killer Compact Joystick|
|Portable Power Pack|
|Optional Extras that can be purchased:Laptop Computer, Apple Mac Computer, Ipad/Tablet, Video Analysis Software for windows and mac, Double Camcorder Adapter, Floodlight Kit, Tripod Wheel Set, Additional Standard Pan and Tilt Power Heads.|
SportsMast 50 Technical Specifications:
- 1.7m Fully Retracted
- 7.5m Fully Extended
- 35mm Top Tube
- 50mm Base Tube
- 11kg total weight including mast, integrated tripod and carry bag
Q) What type of camcorder can be used?
A) You can use any camcorder Wired or Wifi (up to 1kg) on top of the SportsMast 50. As it can take a 10kg headload you can mount multiple camcorders on top of the SportsMast
Q) What if I want to use my own camcorder but don’t have any video cables?
A) We can generally supply a 7.5m video cable to accommodate most camcorders. This can be hdmi, sdi, firewire, component or composite.
Q) Can I control my camcorders record and zoom functions at ground level?
A) Depending on the make and model of your camcorder this is potentially possible. If you provide us with the make and model of your camcorder we can check out its compatibility. If your camcorder doesn’t have the “Remote Control” or “Lanc Control” (as it is commonly known) functionality then we can supply you with an affordable HD quality camcorder that does. If you have a wifi enabled camcorder then you can view and control your camcorder through an ipad/tablet/smart phone. (Please see one of the SportsMast 50 packages).
Q) If my camcorder has the correct connection that allows the record and zoom functions at ground level to be controlled can you supply me with the long cables, adaptors and remote controller?
A) Yes…..we can supply all of the adaptors, long cables and a variety of remote controllers to suit.
Q) Does the Standard Pan & Tilt Power Head require mains power to be used with the SportsMast 50?
A) No….the Pan and Tilt Power Head can be used with 4 x AA Batteries (Supplied). There is a mains power plug but this is generally never used with this set up. You will also get the 10m Pan and Tilt Extension Cable and the controller so you can pan left, right and tilt up and down. The batteries will last for a long time before they need changing but also keep some spare in your bag just in case you leave the pan and tilt head switched on when it’s not in use!
Q) What is a tilt adapter plate?
A) The tilt adapter plate is connected to the Pan and Tilt Power head and provides you with a greater degree of tilt angle, allowing you then to capture footage at the touchline or at your feet etc.
Q) How long does the SportsMast 50 take to set up and take down?
A) Once you have done it a couple of times then you should be able to set up and take down in under five minutes.
Q) What happens with movement in very windy conditions?
A) The SportsMast 50 is considerably strong for a lightweight telescopic mast. However in windy conditions you can use the three guy wires that are supplied in with the package. The guy wires are connected to a ring at the top of the mast and can then be pegged into the ground with the supplied stakes. You also get a weight bag that can be filled with something like ballast or sand if you are filming on hard ground. The adjustable feet also have holes in them so you can peg these as well.
Q) How heavy is the SportsMast 50 when travelling around?
A) The SportsMast weighs only 11kg when it’s packed away in its carry case. A carry bag is also supplied for the accessories and the typical weight including a camcorder, monitor, pan and tilt head plus all of the cables and other accessories is only 8kg.
Q) What’s the height of the SportsMast 50 when it’s fully closed down?
A) Its fully retracted height is 1.7m (approx 5ft 6”). So you can see that it is pretty compact and also this small retracted height makes it nice and easy for people to mount the pan and tilt head plus camcorder etc when setting up, plus it’s easy to fit in the boot of a car etc.
Q) Are the legs on the SportsMast 50 height adjustable?
A) Yes the feet on the tripod legs are height adjustable, they also have holes in so you can peg/stake them into the ground and you will also be able to attach our wheel system (optional extra) to them.
Q) How weatherproof is the SportsMast 50?
A) The mast and tripod itself weatherproof, they are both powder coated. We can supply a rain cover that goes over the top of the camcorder and pan and tilt head to protect it. Small weatherproof covers can also be supplied for the monitor at ground level.
Q) How secure are the cables when attached to the Pan and Tilt Power Head and the Camcorder?
A) All of the cables come supplied inside some braided sleeving which keeps them all together. We provide you with a few Velcro straps so that the cable set can be secured at the top, middle and bottom. This makes sure that they don’t blow around in the wind……
Q) Is the SportsMast 50 compliant for domestic airline weight restrictions?
A) Yes is the answer…..the SportsMast 50 when packed away in the carry case plus the separate accessories case come way under the baggage allowance. You should still have around 5kgs standard luggage left for the aircraft hold plus your hand luggage allowance. I have based this around 20kgs luggage allowance in the aircrafts hold.
Q) What warranty comes with the SportsMast 50?
A) It comes with a standard 12 month warranty.
Q) Can I use a DSLR camera rather than a camcorder if I want to shoot video or take photos?
A) Yes no problem…..you can mount a DSLR Camera in the same way as you would do a camcorder. There are various controls available so that you can trigger the DSLR camera and also ways that you can view the image at the bottom via a small monitor etc. We can supply all of the necessary video and usb cables etc.
Q) Can I upgrade the SportsMast 50 Package 1 to Packages 2, 3, 4 and 5 at a later date?
A) Yes……any of the packages can be upgraded at any stage.
Q) Can the SportsMast 50 be purchased from anywhere in the world?
A) Yes we can ship the SportsMast 50 and all accessories to any country in the world. Delivery charges are quoted on a case by case basis.
Q) Can additional or replacement parts be purchased for the SportsMast 50?
A) Yes any additional or replacement parts can be ordered as and when required. Please email us at email@example.com for information.
Q) Can the SportsMast 50 be used for ‘Portable Floodlighting’?
A) Yes……we have a Portable Floodlight pack as an optional accessory that can be purchased. We recommend that the maximum extended height with the Portable Floodlight is 6m. You can obviously use the floodlight at any height between 1.7m and 6m.
Q) What is the difference between a SportsCam PTZ and a standard camcorder?
A) The SportsCam PTZ is an all in one weatherproof Pan Tilt and Zoom Dome Camera. You can control the SportsCam at ground level by a single easy to use joystick.
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