P+S TECHNIK was founded in 1990 by former ARRI engineers to service the film and TV production markets. In its early days P+S TECHNIK became generally known for its support of ARRIFLEX products and conversions.
Today the company offers a wide range of other products, many of which were designed in-house or in conjunction with people working in the industry. The MINI35 and PRO35 image converters were designed as a fusion of classical 35mm film lenses and digital recording. In 2000 the company introduced the SKATER Mini flat dolly, based on an idea by director and director of photography Sebastian Cramer. Since then a whole product range has developed.
In 2008 the SKATER Mini and its family of products were awarded with the Technical Achievement Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. P+S moved into camera development in 2005, working with DoP Stefan Weiss. The WEISSCAM HS-1 is a digital high-speed camera designed to produce extreme slow motion pictures for commercial and sport coverage. Two years later P+S TECHNIK collaborated with Silicon Imaging to produce the SI-2K digital cinema camera. The SI-2K and the subsequent SI-3D cameras are full 2k resolution 2/3-inch CMOS single sensor systems for 2D and 3D cinematography.
The WEISSCAM HS-2 MKII was launched in 2009 and is claimed to be the only standalone Super35 CMOS Sensor multi-purpose high speed camera on the market. P+S TECHNIK has also been heavily involved with 3D stereography for broadcast and cinema, working with pioneers in the field. The 3D Stereo Rig product line offers leading mirror rigs to meet the requirements of creatives as well as of producers for different types of productions. The range comprises a Standard Rig and the Freestyle Rig, which is intended to bring greater camera movement to stereography.