As any photographer or camera assistant will confess, a dead or dying battery during production quickly becomes a crisis. To avoid the predicament and maintain top performance from your kit of batteries here are some tips.
When I look back on 2017, one word jumps out when I think of audio, video and associated gear: Miniaturization. Yes, everything — and I mean virtually all of it — is getting smaller, lighter and more compact while the quality gets better.
On one of my first media jobs, the manager put a sign on the wall that said: “A clean kit is a happy kit.” What he meant, of course, was to label recorded tapes, re-charge spent batteries, keep things in their place and make sure all cables are properly wound and
Normally, we don’t think of video cases or bags as having to do with the workflow. But, in the field, dragging around a case that’s too heavy or doesn’t contain all the necessary gear can slow down a shoot. Here’s how to match the bag with the kin
Most of us don’t think about cases for equipment until something valuable is broken. Then, faced with what can be a significant financial loss, we think about protecting gear — both while traveling and using it on location. Surprisingly, choosing the right equipment cases can be a complex challenge.
Jim Domke was a photo-journalist back in the 1970s. When practices changed, rather than working from the trunk of his car to needing a portable gear bag, Jim devised a fabric bag to carry bodies and lenses.
Esports, or live gaming competitions stage before large audiences, is the latest market segment to attract the attention of professional production equipment vendors. At the 2018 IBC Show Grass Valley will host a live eSports competition on the company’s exhibit stand.
Raycom Media has more than JVC 260 GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news cameras in use throughout its local news operations. With built-in IP capabilities, the cameras have improved workflow efficiencies for multimedia journalists (MMJs) in the field.
Raycom Media owns and/or provides services for 65 television stations and 2 radio stations in 44 markets
A search engine shows the term, “Video IP” has more than 66 million hits. While the phrase may be popular, only a small percentage of those sites are able to add to the professional technical knowledge base needed to build and manage an IP-centric video production or broadcast facility
Fremont Studios, Seattle, has purchased four VariCam LT 4K camcorders for diverse mobile and studio projects. Offering an upgraded shading mode, as well as tally and return video management, the VariCam LT with CineLive is set up for live and “near live” multi-cam use for events, television shows, corporate productions and
Audio can be edited these days on virtually any personal computer. Professionals, however, need to understand storage drives in order to get the best results. Here’s what to look for when buying drives for audio editing.