We were honoured to be asked to be part of this huge event held at Horseguards Parade, Whitehall, London. It was a charity auction followed by a live band and we used our unique mobile studio and portable production unit (PPU) system - The Trickbox® - perfect for filming live music multi-camera.
We had two cameras at the back of the marquee on tripods and one hand held at the front, by the stage. The marque was massive so we were shooting a distance of 55 metres from the two cameras at the back. We had to use a couple of fairly long lenses – a Canon HJ40 and a Canon HJ22. The Canon HJ40 was almost bigger than the camera itself!
For the hand held camera, we used an IDX CamWave Wevi – which is a wonderful bit of kit. It works on 5.2Ghz wireless WiFi and transmits full 1080i HD. It needs a good line of sight and only has a range of up to around 50 metres. But for the cost to either buy or hire, it’s a good little box of tricks to have.
The whole event went really well and we were so pleased we could be part of it.
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