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InGEAR
Protective Covers Hold All The Aces
Flexibility is the key to excel as part of a camera crew. This applies to the local news team on-call to shoot at a moment’s notice with minimal kit. For the film team it means every piece of equipment always at hand. For international news and current affairs teams, cameramen require a lightweight camera, tripod, lights, sound equipment and batteries to board the plane and be well protected from the elements. Indeed, to win the prestigious annual Rory Peck Awards, one clearly needs kit to survive against all odds. The 2011 winners included Mohammed al-Nabbous, the first person to broadcast from within Libya during the revolution, Jezza Neumann whose undercover film portrayed the harsh reality of life for children living in rubbish dumps and slums in Zimbabwe while Abdallah Omeish recorded the fight for Benghazi under sniper and shell fire. No modern camera crew could operate – either covering a breaking local story or in a warzone – without kit that is protected from the worst of the environment, the perils of mistreatment and the rigours of travel. It is today’s bag and case manufacturer that has to predict and prepare for every harsh condition. And in these days of economic austerity and falling budgets, all products have to be multi-functional, light-weight, low cost, long-lasting and flight-ready. This is not the job for Dolce and Gabbana. This calls for broadcast specialists such as Camrade, Kata, Lowel, Peli, Petrol and Portabrace. While niche developers include: CP Cases, Datavision, EDAK, CF Cases, Plasticase, Oakleigh Cases, Photoflex, HPRC cases, SKB Corporation, Thermodyne Cases and Westcott, to name a few. it’s the production manager that starts to be concerned about returning the kit to the hire company in one piece. Camrade’s new range of camera wetsuits is the answer for the new breed of digital c i n e m a devices from the Canon C300 to the Red Scarlet. Made from noiseless fabric, they claim to be waterproof, flexible and durable. Indeed the material is intended to reduce the noise that rain drops make when falling on the camera. Critically, they are designed to be quick to mount and to offer unrestricted access to the controls, zoom and LCD screen. According to Capitalist theory, this level of detail and focus on real camera operators’ needs can mean only one thing it’s a competitive market that is fighting to win the
Kieron Seth

Kieron Seth explores the industry’s fast moving approach to protective bags and cases

Jungle Downpour
Taking a camera out for a shoot in the thick of the rainforest is a risky feat at the best of times. However, a National Geographic or BBC Natural History commission will ask just that. It’s enough to make a television health and safety officer shriek. It’s an environment that’s perilous not just for the crew, but also for the kit. If the camera of choice is, let’s say, a Sony F65 (a complete kit costs around $100,000) or a Panasonic HPX3700,

Portabrace flat screen monitor case with visor

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business. Indeed, there is a powerful adversary that is constantly pushing Camrade to develop ever more effective products - Portabrace. The pride that Portabrace has in its manufacturing process is worth noting. It boldly states: “all good Vermont craftspeople know that crafting quality products also requires hard work, commitment, all characteristics that share a common Vermont heritage of converting local raw materials into long-lasting products.” This ethos feeds into a global reputation to be envied. Products such as its Sony CineStyle Rain Slickers stand out with its modular approach to camera covers. Owners of a Sony NEX FS100 who switch to a long telephoto lens, or attach a large electronic viewfinder will find optional cover units from Portabrace ensuring adequate protection whatever configuration is in play at any time.

Transport At 33,000 Feet
According to the American Air Travel Consumer Report of February 2012, over a 12 month period there were 1,907,769 mishandled baggage items on American air carriers alone. This is an alarming statistic for anyone who relies on being safely reunited with their kit bags at the reclaim carousel. There is little that anyone can do to prevent their baggage being lost, stolen or
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of In Broadcast June 2012

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Contents
Innews
Inview: Workflows Alter Post
Inaudio: Communications & Talkback Systems
Insound Glensound Hd Voice
Insound-the Loudness Control Dilemma
Inmedia: Networking in the Cloud
Inmedia Programming Perfection – the Adderlink Infinity Dual
Inmedia Cloud Station?
Instudio: Dynamic Supports
Ingear: Protective Bags & Cases
Inmedia Hd/sd Media Newsroom Has Global Presence
Inreply Argosy Has the Answers
Inreview Koba Serves Up Latest Kit
Infocus Oxygen Upgrades Sports Production Galleries
Infocus Newtek Unveils Next Generation Tricaster Family
Inform Tvu Networks on Video Stability
Inform Higher Frame Rates the Latest Hot Tech Fad?
69 Intest Omnitek Enhances Otm/otr Software
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inaudio: Communications & Talkback Systems
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Insound Glensound Hd Voice
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Insound-the Loudness Control Dilemma
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inmedia: Networking in the Cloud
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inmedia Programming Perfection – the Adderlink Infinity Dual
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inmedia Cloud Station?
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Instudio: Dynamic Supports
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Ingear: Protective Bags & Cases
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inmedia Hd/sd Media Newsroom Has Global Presence
In Broadcast June 2012 - Inreply Argosy Has the Answers
In Broadcast June 2012 - Inreview Koba Serves Up Latest Kit
In Broadcast June 2012 - Infocus Oxygen Upgrades Sports Production Galleries
In Broadcast June 2012 - Infocus Newtek Unveils Next Generation Tricaster Family
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inform Tvu Networks on Video Stability
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