©2018 Progressive Productions Ltd.


+353 (0)86 826 5902

Dublin, Ireland

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Go where drones and tracks can’t go.

Over a swimming pool, over crowds at festivals, concerts, and other events, over city streets, in a TV Studio, rugged/inhospitable landscape: forest, beach etc, over pews in a church.


The Cablecam system is comprised of 3 main parts:

Rope & Sled,

Stabilising gimbal,

Camera & lens.


How is the Sled powered?

The Sled is powered by dual 24v LiPo batteries that last for 5+ hours before swapping.

How long can a Cablecam rope be?

We have rope for lengths up to 200m.


Is it safe to use over people?

Yes. It is EG / CE certified, and BGV-C1/DGUV-17 accredited. Digital end points can be set, and an optional secondary rope can be used.


How do you control the Cablecam?

We use customised radio controllers and motor speed controllers for precise control of acceleration and speed of the sled, a secondary FPV camera  helps us hit the right spot every time. Speeds as slow as 0.1 m/s, up to approx +60 km/h.


When it comes to the stabilisation gimbal / remote head, our choice is the MoviPro. The Movi is remotely operated by the Movi Controller which provides a joystick to control pointing, or MIMIC control with a tripod which creates very natural camera movements. Hot swap batteries for continuous power. Full remote FIZ control. RF Boosters for improved signal link.


Sounds complicated. Is it quick to setup?

Yes and no. The actual fixing and tightening of the rope takes minutes, but sometimes reaching the fixing point can take some extra effort. Access to the camera is needed for things like battery changes and troubleshooting, so the operators position should be planned accordingly, especially for live events.


If we are supplying the camera package, it can arrive fully assembled and mounted in the Movi for extremely fast setup times.


I’m shooting a live event. How do I get a video signal from the Cablecam?

We use top of the range Teradek Bolt 3000 video transmitter, which provides a crystal clear, zero latency feed from the camera. This performs amazingly well even in noisy RF environments. For added confidence, we can add a high-gain directional antenna array.


What cameras can go in the Cablecam?

Any camera that fits in the MoviPro can be used with the Cablecam.

Interested in our Cablecam service?

Get in touch to discuss your project.


Phone +353 (0)86 826 5902

Email info@progressiveproductions.ie