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Erin
advice on field package
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on Apr 20, 2005 at 7:43:04 pm

Hello All,

I need to put together a field package (for broadcast) - and I don't know a lot about this stuff. I'd like some advice on the camera and the mics:

1 DVCAM (am considering the Sony DSR-250 but am told there may be somthing better)
1 wireless mic, 1 boom mic and pole (no phantom power mics)

Thoughts?


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David Jones
Re: advice on field package
on Apr 20, 2005 at 10:20:02 pm

IMHO, you can do much better than an out dated DSR-250 for a broadcast camera,
which will give you the same image quality as a Sony PD150.

If you were to give us a budget, we might be able to better direct you in the right direction.


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Mark Suszko
Re: advice on field package
on Apr 21, 2005 at 4:14:26 pm

Tripod, light kit, monitor?


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Jon Zanone
Re: advice on field package
on Apr 22, 2005 at 11:51:05 am

Cables, batteries, power, something to haul all this stuff in, a grip...

In addition to the budget, what will you be shooting? Run & gun? Interviews?

Jon


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shooter
Re: advice on field package
on Apr 25, 2005 at 10:25:25 pm

Gotta have 2 MRXp 2000 gasmotrons and at least 1 vilsopak 1000. Otherwise you won't be able to accomplish a thing.


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Jon Zanone
Re: advice on field package
on Apr 26, 2005 at 11:38:36 am



[shooter] "Gotta have 2 MRXp 2000 gasmotrons and at least 1 vilsopak 1000"

Jees, I forgot about those. But I think the new P238 introduced at NAB will make them obsolete very quickly.

Jon


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Chief Photog dad 777zzqqio
Re: advice on field package
on May 20, 2005 at 3:37:01 pm

I assume this is for news or documentary use. Here's what I found to be useful:

Minimal package:

- Good ENG camera
- Tripod
- Light kit
- mics (handheld & lav)
- Batteries for everything
- camera mounted-light
- Cables, audio and video
- plenty of tapes or media

Better:

All above, plus:

- wireless Rx and Tx for mics (one, two is better)
- Softbox light
- Porta Brace cases (or equivalent)
- Shotgun mic mounted on camera

Best:

All of "better", plus:
- portable monitor
- equipment cart
- spacious van or SUV
- collapsible reflector(s)
- hand-held 3 chip DV (for confined spaces or minimally trained others)
- Laptop w/commonly used editing software (AVID, FCP) for commonality with the client.
- Boom mic, boom pole, audio mixer and sound guy/gal

All these assume you'll have the enormous amount of gadgets, gizmos, connectors, adaptors, bulbs, straps, etc. required for any situation. there is also some personal preference gear I left out that some of us out there need or require on a daily basis that other would fine useless.

anyone else?


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