Ross Video is available to discuss the Spidercam acquisition at the IBC Show in Amsterdam.
Ross Video has agreed to terms to acquire Austria-based broadcast cable camera solutions company Spidercam Spidercam.
In 2005, Spidercam made its television debut, and is now a major player in cutting-edge cable camera solutions used by sports, concerts, esports, and TV shows throughout the world.
Commenting on the acquisition, David Ross, CEO of Ross Video, said: “Spidercam’s technology creates visuals that are simply spectacular, and we’re thrilled to integrate them into our production universe. We’re committed to continuing Spidercam’s excellent customer experience as a part of Ross while offering more capabilities to even more customers. On a personal level, I just love cable cameras, they’re such an awe-inspiring and dramatic technology.”
The Spidercam system is suspended on four cables with winches that navigate a camera dolly in 3D space utilising a stabilised head to provide HD or 4K video. System rentals include an accompanying technician, pilot, and camera operator. The company also recently launched a fixed mini solution for smaller internal production environments.
Herbert Neff, CEO of Spidercam, added: “Becoming part of Ross Video is an incredible opportunity to truly unlock the potential of Spidercam. We are looking forward to the benefits of integrating our camera systems and services offering into a highly innovative, true end-to-end live production company. We’ve already been working together producing live augmented reality with the combinations of our technology and Ross’ and there is a lot more we will be able to do in the future. Our camera solutions extend the current robotic solutions from Ross Video by offering unique and creative images.”
Spidercam production work includes major international sports leagues and tournaments, award shows, entertainment events, and esports competitions watched worldwide.
Spidercam has a joint venture with Gravity Media to serve the Australian market.
Attendees to the IBC Show at the RAI in Amsterdam can discuss the Spidercam acquisition on Ross Video’s stand.