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.
In these early days of 4K UHD production and for those HD projects that seek to include High Dynamic Range (HDR) acquisition to enhance the broadcast image, many production companies are finding they don’t have enough native HDR cameras to cover a standard live sports or entertainment telecast. This
KOAA, the NBC affiliate for Colorado Springs-Pueblo, Colo., is using three JVC ProHD Portable Bridge wireless cellular uplinks to produce live ENG shots from across its viewing area. The bonded cellular technology offers an alternative to microwave and satellite backhaul.
Here in the Athletics department at the University of Maine, the UMaine Black Bears compete in the America East Conference of NCAA Division I for all sports except hockey and football, which compete in the Hockey East conference and Colonial Athletic Association, respectively.
We had previously performed some live video