We designed the pocket 6k Camera to be setup as a handheld/ shoulder mount rig.
One of the things Lambda needed to consider with the 6k Pocket, as with all handheld cameras, is how to get the video signal from the camera to the video switcher. Since the camera is mobile, it adds a layer of complexity. If you choose to use an SDI cable it will not only cut down on the amount of mobility that your handheld camera operator, but it will also add one more thing that your operator has to worry about. Cabling is especially problematic when the handheld operator is on stage where musicians, speakers and, other members of the tech crew are constantly moving about. Instead of using SDI cable, we decided to add the Hollyland Mars 400s. The Hollyland Mars 400s is a wireless video system that can transmit full HD video up to 400ft with less than 0.1 seconds latency. Using this wireless video transmitter allows the camera operator to be extremely mobile and frees him up from needing to worry if there is enough cable length to get to the area he needs, or just worrying about people stepping or tripping over the cable.
The combination of stationary cameras, a camera on a dolly, and a handheld camera was the solution Summit was looking for to make sure they never missed a video moment!
Next week we’ll talk more about the important pieces that make the camera system come to life, such as the importance of a broadcast room, camera controls and more!
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