Our top kit suggestions for

COVID-19 safe shoots

The most popular kit we supply to our agency clients, freelance producers and crew, to keep set life safe and comply with filming guidelines – all available for hire

#One:
Live U Solo+

If you’re stuck on a location without (or with unreliable) wi-fi or ethernet, this is an ideal way to send a full HD image and audio to Directors, clients or stakeholders who are unable to attend the location due to COVID restrictions.

Using four 4G modems, this clever solutions bonds together the signals from each of the modems (and wi-fi and ethernet if either or both are available), before delivering the signal to a password-protected URL that can be viewed using a regular web browser.
Accepting either HDMI or SDI signals, the system is incredibly simple to use, as once the system is online, we can control it remotely. All the camera operator or assistant needs to do – once they have turned the unit on – is press a single button to start the stream, pressing it once again to stop it.
The receiving party can then deliver their feedback via phone or laptop (on Whatsapp, Zoom, Skype etc) having viewed a rock-solid full HD image with high-quality audio.

#One:
Live U Solo+

If you’re stuck on a location without (or with unreliable) wi-fi or ethernet, this is an ideal way to send a full HD image and audio to Directors, clients or stakeholders who are unable to attend the location due to COVID restrictions.

Using four 4G modems, this clever solutions bonds together the signals from each of the modems (and wi-fi and ethernet if either or both are available), before delivering the signal to a password-protected URL that can be viewed using a regular web browser.
Accepting either HDMI or SDI signals, the system is incredibly simple to use, as once the system is online, we can control it remotely. All the camera operator or assistant needs to do – once they have turned the unit on – is press a single button to start the stream, pressing it once again to stop it.
The receiving party can then deliver their feedback via phone or laptop (on Whatsapp, Zoom, Skype etc) having viewed a rock-solid full HD image with high-quality audio.

#Two:
Teradek Serv Pro

Given the COVID regulations now prohibit every single crew member from crowding around one monitor (like we did in the old normal), it’s no surprise that our next selection is another monitoring solution.

With a radius of 300ft, this wi-fi based system is great for expanding on-set monitoring at minimal cost and minimal extra equipment. Anyone who needs to receive a signal can download the free VUER app (iOS and Android compatible) and view the image on their phone or tablet. As they will be using their own device, it’s also a very COVID safe solution.
Whilst the VUER app has many features you’d find on a professional monitor (waveform monitor, false colour etc), the two-second latency means it’s not suitable for focus pullers, but it’s ideal for script supervisors, clients, producers, hair and make-up or even Directors if you’re travelling very light.

#Two:
Teradek Serv Pro

Given the COVID regulations now prohibit every single crew member from crowding around one monitor (like we did in the old normal), it’s no surprise that our next selection is another monitoring solution.

With a radius of 300ft, this wi-fi based system is great for expanding on-set monitoring at minimal cost and minimal extra equipment. Anyone who needs to receive a signal can download the free VUER app (iOS and Android compatible) and view the image on their phone or tablet. As they will be using their own device, it’s also a very COVID safe solution.
Whilst the VUER app has many features you’d find on a professional monitor (waveform monitor, false colour etc), the two-second latency means it’s not suitable for focus pullers, but it’s ideal for script supervisors, clients, producers, hair and make-up or even Directors if you’re travelling very light.

#Three:
ATEM Mini Pro ISO

Very much the swiss army knife of the moment, the ATEM Mini Pro ISO is a ridiculously compact piece of kit, capable of ISO recording all four HDMI inputs and the mixed output directly onto a SSD drive.

Along with the media files, this incredible box also saves a DaVinci project file with any live cuts and transitions already in the timeline, allowing for super-fast turnarounds in the edit.

Did we mention it can simultaneously livestream the output as well?

 There’s too much to cover here about what this tiny box can do, but once you hook it up to your laptop, you can make use of the advanced audio mixing, stills media player and even control compatible Blackmagic cameras via the ATEM software.

Powerful and highly portable, it’s the one-stop-shop for delivering live and pre-recorded web events on time and on budget.

#Three:
ATEM Mini Pro ISO

Very much the swiss army knife of the moment, the ATEM Mini Pro ISO is a ridiculously compact piece of kit, capable of ISO recording all four HDMI inputs and the mixed output directly onto a SSD drive.

Along with the media files, this incredible box also saves a DaVinci project file with any live cuts and transitions already in the timeline, allowing for super-fast turnarounds in the edit.

Did we mention it can simultaneously livestream the output as well?

There’s too much to cover here about what this tiny box can do, but once you hook it up to your laptop, you can make use of the advanced audio mixing, stills media player and even control compatible Blackmagic cameras via the ATEM software.

Powerful and highly portable, it’s the one-stop-shop for delivering live and pre-recorded web events on time and on budget.

#Four:
Teradek Bolt XT 500

Whilst wireless video links are nothing new, the workhorse Teradek Bolt is an excellent addition to any shoot.

Eliminating extraneous cable runs and enabling gimbal and handheld camera operators, the Bolt also aids COVID security by reducing cross-contamination via cables, and by allowing signals to be duplicated to social distanced crew members, via multiple receivers.

#Four:
Teradek Bolt XT 500

Whilst wireless video links are nothing new, the workhorse Teradek Bolt is an excellent addition to any shoot.

Eliminating extraneous cable runs and enabling gimbal and handheld camera operators, the Bolt also aids COVID security by reducing cross-contamination via cables, and by allowing signals to be duplicated to social distanced crew members, via multiple receivers.

#Five:
Blackmagic Web Presenter

This is a nifty bit of kit that’s useful for a couple of purposes:

  1. It’s a great compact two channel vision switcher to livestream a 720P image straight to the internet. This could be a livestreamed event for a large audience on Facebook or YouTube, or it could be used to stream a shoot to a client, stakeholder or Director not on location.
  2. It’s an ideal way of getting an SDI or HDMI signal into your laptop via USB, either because you want to replace your webcam with a better quality camera and lens, or you want to add another camera for a different angle, such as an overhead shot.

Unlike the LiveU unit, this will only work with an ethernet connection.

#Five:
Blackmagic Web Presenter

This is a nifty bit of kit that’s useful for a couple of purposes:

  1. It’s a great compact two channel vision switcher to livestream a 720P image straight to the internet. This could be a livestreamed event for a large audience on Facebook or YouTube, or it could be used to stream a shoot to a client, stakeholder or Director not on location.
  2. It’s an ideal way of getting an SDI or HDMI signal into your laptop via USB, either because you want to replace your webcam with a better quality camera and lens, or you want to add another camera for a different angle, such as an overhead shot.

Unlike the LiveU unit, this will only work with an ethernet connection.

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