Designing the QS was a dream come true for the Ambient development team. The goal was to make the best feature film pole possible. Thus, the decision was made to manufacture the QS boom pole from handmade prepreg carbon fiber tubes. Although an extremely time-consuming way to produce tubes, it gives Ambient the possibility to design the characteristics layer by layer. Ambient's aim was to create a boom so stiff, lightweight and well balanced that the boom-op can operate a microphone precisely like a surgeon operating a scalpel, but from a 5.5 meter distance!
Besides the tubing, Ambient refashioned the screw locks for better grip when working with gloves. The result we achieved is nothing less than the stiffest, most precise boom on the market that can truly be called the best pole Ambient has ever built. The modular extension QP120 can quickly be added as a 5th segment and gives an extra boost of length for wide, large crowd shots without the weight when not in use. With an outer diameter of 35 mm the extension will also fit into a standard Manfrotto pivot clamp allows therefore stand mounting.