Top 5 tips to help your socially-distant, safer-shooting workflow

1| Solutions for a safer version of video village…


Extended Range Wireless Lens Control: ARRI ERM – 2400 LCS Set

 

Reliable point-to-point radio solution for the most demanding radio frequency (RF) environments. It has an exceptional 1km range for ARRI and c-motion hand units and provides long-distance wireless camera and lens control.

 


Low Latency Secondary Monitoring: Teradek Serv Pro

 

Allows up to 10 iPhones and iPads to monitor a video feed in HD over WiFi via the VUER app, with low latency. Perfect for script supervisors, hair & makeup, classrooms, and documentary shoots and works with Teradek Bolt.


Wireless On set Monitoring…

 

We can help with a variety of built-in and add-on wireless monitoring solutions to suit all sizes of production.

ARRI  |  SMALLHD  |  TERADEK

 


 

For those who need to view a feed, but can do so remotely: VidiU Go Deluxe Kit

 

Stream a live HD feed over Ethernet, WiFi, 3G / 4G / LTE for execs, other production management and agency reps in another location, enabling them to view a live feed without a physical presence on set.

 


 

2| Reduce the number of people handling the camera, without ruining your back……


Products like the Armorman 3 and Easyrig will allow you to hold the camera for longer for handheld and gimbal work, taking the strain for you without having to hand off to another member of crew as often.

ARMORMAN3  |  EASYRIG


 

3| Remote operation of lighting...


Many of the lighting brands we represent also have capacity for wireless remote control through wifi and Bluetooth.

 


 

4| Remote operation of cameras


SONY PXW-FX9

 

The FX9 features internal 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi capability as standard. Just switch on and log onto your preferred network to enable a host of advanced wireless production features:

  • Control camera functions remotely from a tablet or smartphone with the Content Browser Mobile™ App
  • Send content files over the internet via FTP Transfer
  • Upload proxy footage to the cloud using XDCAM air

 


 

Digital Cinema Cameras

 

Many ARRI cameras give access for some controls

  • Full Playback Control (ALEXA Mini/Mini LF)
  • Sensor Frame Rate
  • Shutter Angle
  • Exposure Index
  • White Balance
  • ND Filter (ALEXA Studio and ALEXA Mini/Mini LF/AMIRA)
  • Peaking on Monitor Output (on/off)
  • Surround View on Monitor Output (on/off)
  • False Color on Monitor Output (on/off)
  • Status Info on Monitor Output (on/off)
  • Frame Lines on Monitor Output (on/off)
  • User Buttons

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Meanwhile, the Sony VENICE camera can be controlled remotely by either using a remote control panel, or separated so a camera operator always handles only one part of the camera, using the Rialto VENICE Extension System:


 

PTZ Remote Camera Systems

 

Crew can operate away from set altogether, or a simple set up can operate as witness cameras allowing eyes on location for those who can instruct remotely. Representing Panasonic, Sony and Datavideo among others, there are different systems to suit different budgets.


 

5| And finally… don’t forget about spares!


If you or your crew have a piece of kit go down, the time for replacing it – even if it’s a cable – is likely be greatly increased, so it might be a good idea to order in advance your most commonly replaced items.

If any of these work with your production, or you’d like to discuss anything further, please get in touch with our sales team… we’re standing by to help!

 


 

To see these great products in action, give us a call to arrange a demo on 0208 977 1222. If you want to learn more, head over to our website www.visuals.co.uk


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