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skdvr
08-03-2016, 10:46 AM
We have a client that is looking to add a wireless POV camera to a upcoming event. Do any of you have any suggestions for solutions. I am kinda liking the Marshall POV camera and then working in a SDI wireless transmitter. I am curious if any of you use them and if so what kind of transmitter/receiver set have you had good luck with? Is there any possibility that there may be a NDI solution out there yet?

Thanks for any and all help.

Phil

PIZAZZ
08-03-2016, 01:28 PM
We have a client that is looking to add a wireless POV camera to a upcoming event. Do any of you have any suggestions for solutions. I am kinda liking the Marshall POV camera and then working in a SDI wireless transmitter. I am curious if any of you use them and if so what kind of transmitter/receiver set have you had good luck with? Is there any possibility that there may be a NDI solution out there yet?

Thanks for any and all help.

Phil

How portable does the camera setup need to be? What is it shooting? is it where you need something more GoPro style or something you can set and forget it?

skdvr
08-03-2016, 01:49 PM
It is going to be mounted on a person. What that person is doing, I am not entirely sure yet. It is for some games being played at a university convocation. They have not been able to explain to us yet exactly what the game is going to be, but they put the different houses against each other so I am going to assume some sort of flag football or something along those lines. The camera is going on a single person that they are calling a moderator, and they are going to be going up and talking to students. We have been trying to talk them into a wireless manned camera, but for some reason someone at the university is stuck on thinking a GoPro is what they want. So really they want GoPro style POV in a live environment. We have a few GoPro's but I do not trust them for live events. The Mashall stuff looks great, but I do not see much in the way of battery power or mounting on a person.

Phil

PIZAZZ
08-03-2016, 02:02 PM
Well if they want a GoPro solution then give them a GoPro solution (and a credit card)

Here you go:
http://www.vislink.com/products/herocast-bacpac/

Check out that price....
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1198312-REG/vislink_9014856_herocast_bacpac_wireless_transmitt er.html


If you have a robust enough Wifi setup then a Teradeck Bolt or Clip might work for your application to transport the wireless video side.
Pick your poison - http://teradek.com/collections/bolt-family

Regarding the power to run the camera on a person... use this https://www.amazon.com/Talentcell-Rechargeable-6000mAh-Battery-Portable/dp/B00MF70BPU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470251148&sr=8-1&keywords=12volt+battery+pack 12 Volt DC output is easy to adapt into the Marshall camera.

kltv
08-03-2016, 02:04 PM
You could strap a Teradek Bolt on to the person. You still need a credit card, but not as many as the GoPro craziness.

http://teradek.com/collections/bolt-family

Kris

skdvr
08-03-2016, 02:06 PM
Well if they want a GoPro solution then give them a GoPro solution (and a credit card)

Here you go:
http://www.vislink.com/products/herocast-bacpac/

;), yeah I looked at that. No way that is going to happen. Would be nice. I tried talking my boss into talking the university into buying one. In all honesty I think that it is possible that the school may. They just bought a few Panasonic PT-RQ13K projectors, so they have (had) cash....

Phil

PIZAZZ
08-03-2016, 02:18 PM
;), yeah I looked at that. No way that is going to happen. Would be nice. I tried talking my boss into talking the university into buying one. In all honesty I think that it is possible that the school may. They just bought a few Panasonic PT-RQ13K projectors, so they have (had) cash....

Phil

Honestly $7500 for a wireless video solution that works... isn't that bad compared to what it used to be. I remember doing an install at NBC in La and they were doing a live shot in the newsroom where we were. The cam op then had a new cutting edge 50K wireless video setup. The video was glitching and dropping out from time to time even at $50k. I asked the engineer next to me, so where is the receiver setup for that wireless camera, how far away is it? He says to me, "right over there " and points to a receiver antennae about 50' from the camera. I then looked at him and asked "Why didn't you just run a cable? It is only 50 feet" He looks back at me and points at a Peacock photo and says, "because we CAN go wireless"

skdvr
08-03-2016, 02:31 PM
Honestly $7500 for a wireless video solution that works... isn't that bad compared to what it used to be. I remember doing an install at NBC in La and they were doing a live shot in the newsroom where we were. The cam op then had a new cutting edge 50K wireless video setup. The video was glitching and dropping out from time to time even at $50k. I asked the engineer next to me, so where is the receiver setup for that wireless camera, how far away is it? He says to me, "right over there " and points to a receiver antennae about 50' from the camera. I then looked at him and asked "Why didn't you just run a cable? It is only 50 feet" He looks back at me and points at a Peacock photo and says, "because we CAN go wireless"

I agree about the cost not being terrible, but that is only for the transmitter, and only for a GoPro. We certainly would not buy it (we are pretty small). I just would not see us getting much use out of it. Plus you also have to buy the receiver.

That is damn funny about the Peacock, and a unfortunate truth.

Phil

Radio_TVPat1982
08-04-2016, 07:05 AM
Here is one that works off either SDI or HDMI for slightly cheaper but limited to a 300 line of sight limit

http://www.paralinx.net/store/ace

This company used to offer an option that went 500ft for less than $900 but is has been discontinued.

It does sound like you will need a very mountable camera so Go Pro may be a good option. If you dont mind going a generation or two back you can get them for under $300 used.