The Broadcast Bridge spoke with James Eddershaw, newly appointed managing director of Shotoku UK to hear the latest products and people news from the robotics and camera support manufacturer. Eddershaw has recently been appointed Managing Director of Shotoku UK, replacing Mike Wolfe, a founder of Shotoku UK, who is assuming
If you think of a tripod only as a three-legged camera support system, perhaps a refresher course is in order. In recent years, tripods have evolved and the types have expanded. Yes, all tripods still support cameras, but there is so much more to know about them today.
Over the past decade, video cameras have shrunk. As cameras have gotten smaller, so have the camera support systems used in professional production. Now, there are many substitutes for using a traditional tripod and head on location.
Getting high-perspective shots isn’t a matter of art but often a necessity for news shots. Under intense deadlines and demand to capture the right shot, news photographers are always on-the-go, and that can sometimes mean last minute assignments or worse, arriving late to a press conference. Fortunately, Sachtler has
Australian photographer and writer Shane Peel traveled to Papua New Guinea to shoot his latest project, a video documentary about area sustainability through adventure tourism entitled “Secret Garden.” His equipment arsenal included a new Compass 12 Solo 75 Carbon Fibre tripod system from Miller Camera Support Equipment.
Over the past five years, cameras have gotten more compact in size and lower in cost. Accessories that allow highly specialized production shots have followed suit. Today, jibs, dollies, stablizers and sliders that used to cost thousands of dollars are accessible to most videographers.
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.
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