Polycast

PolyCast Productions B.V. is a HD video production company, founded by Polyhymnia International and Castus culture | music | media. Polycast has its home base in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, where it provides video registration for various concerts throughout the year. These include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Sunday Morning concert series. Polycast has it’s own video studio, and this studio is directly connected to the Concertgebouw audio studio. The Polycast video set is also portable, and can also be used in another hall, church, or other recording space in Holland, or elsewhere in the world. Recent projects have included productions in Muziekverein (Vienna), St John’s Cathedral (Den Bosch), Galaxy Studios (Mol, Belgium), and the Chelsea Music Festival in New York City.

Equipment

PolyCast uses six Panasonic AW-HC1800 High-Definition box cameras and four Panasonic AW-HE130 compact Pan Tilt Zoom Camera’s. These cameras are supplemented with three 17×7.7 and 3 22×7.6 Canon HD lenses with extender. In addition, there is a HD handheld camera for fixed (i.e. conductor) shots. The cameras can also be employed as handheld cameras. Extra cameras can also be incorporated. The remote controllers and remote heads are also from Panasonic. They are extremely quiet heads that have an enormous speed and flexibility.  For the shading we have use of a calibrated Sony ‘Oled’ monitor.