Hey you! Do you need a CCU?

September 11, 2003

The proper way to use a Pro studio camera is with a big thick (expensive) multicore cable connected to a camera control unit (CCU). So for VLOBLIVE events you should do this too right? In your dreams maybe!…

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MX50 preview output – It’s meant to be like that!

September 11, 2003

Once you understand why the preview output on the Panasonic MX50 works that way, it makes sense. Unfortunately it doesn’t make it any more useful for live video!! …

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Test Card tips

September 10, 2003
There’s really no excuse for not having some good
test images to set up with. Assuming of course you know how to use them

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Handheld camera work – just say no!

September 9, 2003
Hey, look at us! We have cameramen wandering around
the stage, just like at Glastonbury!!

Sorry.
Not impressed. …

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The curse of the wide shot

September 8, 2003
Wide shots are for TV. They have no place in true
IMAG …

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formatting song words for use with IMAG

September 8, 2003
If you know in advance that you are planning to
overlay words on IMAG live video, then you can help yourself out by formatting
the words in a sensible way. …

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When to change shot?

September 8, 2003

The eternal question – when do you go to another shot when mixing live video? …

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