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Field Production

Field Production refers to video captured "out in the field," as opposed to in a studio environment.

BCTV's field production equipment is arranged into six camera kits. When you check out a kit, you'll have all the gear you need for a multitude of situations:

  • Batteries & power cord
  • SDHC card
  • Tripod
  • LANC controller for remote zooming
  • Headphones
  • Shotgun mic on the camera
  • Handheld mic and cable for a second audio source (Canon XA10 only)
  • Card reader - in case you want to copy files to your computer before returning

 

BCTV Field Production Equipment

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Canon XA10

Equipped with Canon's all-pro image sensor and two balanced XLR audio inputs, the XA10 offers all the options of a pro-camcorder with none of the weight or size restraints. Shoot hours of full 1080p Final Cut ready files, all to an affordable SDHC card. Read the manual here. 2 kits

Canon XA20

Building on the success of Canon's super lightweight but fully capable XA10 camcorder, the XA20 adds a powerful 20x zoom lens to the mix--doubling the reach of its predecessor--as well as adding fully automatic gain control to its two Class-A XLR inputs, along with adding a new set of fully integrated wifi features like direct clip upload, online video sharing and more. 1 kit

Canon Vixia

Canon Vixia HF-S20

Canon's Vixia line offers a great "point & shoot" alternative to the XA10, with an intuitive auto override perfect for on-the-go productions. Record up to 20 hrs of crisp HD footage at a time. With a high quality shotgun mic and a built in subject light, the Vixia proves impressively adaptable to a variety of shooting environments. Click here to review the manual. 2 kits

Sony Z5U

Sony Z5U

The XA10's all-pro, old-school alternate, Sony's Z5U camcorder includes 3-chip image capture with two balanced XLR audio inputs while allowing you to record to mini DV tape and Compact Flash card simultaneously, in both HD and SD. Record Final Cut ready footage that can be captured in minutes! 2 kits
Production Accessories - available for check out

Monopod

Perfect for filming on the move, the monopod offers the mobility of handheld and the stability of a tripod. With a full size pan bar up to 10 pounds of weight mounting, the monopod offers full control and expanded flexibility to any of BCTV’s cameras.  
Handheld mic Often referred to as Vocal Mics, these dynamic XLR microphones provide a wide pick up range, don’t require phantom power, and are virtually unbreakable—making them the perfect all purpose mic. Place them on a table or podium for lectures and panels, hand them out to speakers and performers, or partner them with BCTV’s wireless XLR transmitter.  
Wireless mic Seinheiser’s G2 wireless kit allows you to mic your subject with a lavalier body pack or connect any self powered microphone to an XLR terminal transmitter. It boasts multiple audio outputs for use with any of BCTV’s cameras and a wide range of frequency settings to avoid interference.  

Tabletop mic

Also known as Tabletop or Boundary Mics, PZM’s pick up sound waves reflected off a surface, allowing you to evenly mic a series of subjects seated around a table with a single microphone.  

Floor stand for microphone

 These durable stands come with weighted bottoms and adjustable goose necks.  

tabletop stand for microphone

When a full size mic stand is more than you need, BCTV's tabletop stands come in handy. Perfect for podiums and panels.  

Portable audio mixer

When in-camera audio won't cut it, check out one of BCTV's portable field mixers, like Behringer's XENYX compact line-up. Sporting four XLR Inputs, complete with 48v phantom power and low-noise preamps to rival the pros, plus full USB multi-track recording, built-in effects processing, and a pair of balanced XLR outputs, this mixer is a great choice for live music productions, multi-subject panels, and more.  

Portable light kit

Even with the extreme low-light capabilities of BCTV's field cameras, nothing helps the quality of an image like the right lighting. BCTV's CFL-driven portable field light kits are light and compact, easy to set-up and break down, and won't have your subject sweating bullets like the light kits of yore.  
Blank Media - Borrow or Purchase

SDHC card

Shoot up to 20 hrs of video at a time when you check out either of BCTV's Canon cameras. You can check out one of BCTV's cards at no cost, or you can purchase your own.  

Compact Flash card

Shoot up to 3 hrs of video at a time when you check out any of BCTV's Sony cameras. You can check out one of BCTV's cards at no cost, or you can purchase your own.  

1 TB Hard Drive 

For any active producer, owning your own portable hard drive means you can keep more programming files with you (BCTV has a limit) and you always have a backup.  

 

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