Prosup was founded in 2000 by Eric Steenvoorden and he has been the inventor and manufacturer of i.e. the E-Jib, Laptop Dolly and Tango Roller. Since its foundation Prosup has become a well known high quality specialist in the design and manufacture of lightweight constructions for professional camera support.
Watching TV and seeing a ball bouncing in the corner in a slow motion shot from behind the target, chances are the mechanical camera support control was invented and manufactured by Eric Steenvoorden.
“Virtually everything is mechanically and manufactured from super light aluminium. Our quality is of the highest industry standards as we constantly adjust our camera support systems based on feedback of the world’s greatest cameraman. With our support systems cameraman are able to make shots from up to 300 different camera positions”
Although Prosup is a global player in the camera support system market it’s still a family run business with the development and production centre in Nederhorst Den Berg in the Netherlands and a preference for local suppliers: “I work well with local companies . “With our combined expertise the sky is the limit in design and development” Prosup camera equipment is hired around the world – even for the largest sports events in ie Rio and Football Championships esteemed cameraman made use of Prosup’s camera equipment.
Eric ideas often arise from practical situations: “For example, I see that a Q-Ball (round-rotating camera) could also make a full 360 ° vertical movement at a certain recording. Then I start to think and usually a solution arises in my mind. We carefully thinks in detail about every hole and screw to make our products robuust and stable”
Gyro Gearloose in the camera support industry
Entrepeneur Eric Steenvoorden designed products like the Tango track slider, Laptop Dolly, E-Jib camera jib arm and the Q Ball Remote Head. With his latest invention, the TED, Eric has proven once again to be a pioneer in product development.