SETTING UP

TERADEK BOLT // WIRELESS SDI

The mobile cameras use wireless devices to send their video signal.

Transmitter
The transmitter sits on top of the camera. This requires a battery, the chargers for the batteries are pictures below.

  • Make sure to turn transmitters on and off in between services.

  • Transmitter batteries will not last all day, battereies need to be swapped from soundcheck, to service.

  • **Antennas must be at a 45* angle opposite each other (See pic below)

Receivers
The receivers for the wireless are back stage attached to the truss. The receivers for the cameras are located back stage OPPOSITE side of stage of cameras.

  • Receivers need to be turned on and off every weekend.

  • Receivers automatically sync when turned on.

CLEAR COM SYSTEM

Clear-com is the wireless party line system used by the team to communicate.  Mobile cam ops use wireless packs for this communication.  These are battery powered and will need to install batteries from charger for use, and back to charger after use.

As seen on the pictures below, these are two channel packs.  

Channel B:  Camera team communication
Channel A: (Channel D on wired coms) Communication with stage hands and monitor engineer.

THESE BATTERIES HAVE AN 8 HOUR CHARGE, THESE NEED TO BE CHARGED AT THE END OF THE WEEKEND ONLY


CAMERA SETTINGS

OIS IMAGE STABILITY
The mobile cams need "Image Stabilization" to combat the over shaky nature of being handheld.  Make sure that the "shaky hand" icon is displayed, see pics below.  To turn on and off use the OIS, also shown below.

GAIN SWITCH
There are three levels of gain.  Typical gain level will be set to MEDIUM for production.

Focus / Zoom / Iris Wheels

The Focus, Zoom, and Iris wheels are located here.

Typically a mobile op would use auto focus, but when manual focus is needed, pop the switch to manual focus.

WHITE BALANCE (A VS B)
White Balance on a camera will adjust colors to make skin tone look natural depending on the light subjects are lit with.  If subjects on stage look too 'cool' or 'blue' use White Balance B.  If they look to 'warm' or 'orange' use White Balance A.
White Bal A or PRST: STAGE
White Bal B: BAPTISM


SHOTLIST

Mobile cam shotlist is not limited to the following videos, but this is a great starting point.

Guitar Shots

See notice how the mobile operator on this next two shots start at the guitar, they zoom out slowly and tilt up to reveal the their face.

Just like above, see how the operator zooms out and tilts up

See in this shot, the OP zooms in on one guitar then pans over.

Keys Shot

In this shot the mobil operator is leaning left and right while keep the keys in the center of the shot.

Revealing Keys Shot

In this op, their subject starts off being the worship leader, then they slowly reveal the keys and bring them into focus.

Behind Drums

See this shot behind the drums, The mobile camera operator is shooting THROUGH the drum shield and pulling out to reveal the drums.

Behind Singers Shot

See in this shot as the mobile op leans left to right on his legs while revealing the room.

Side Shots

See this shot as the mobile camera starts in on Madison, then reveals the other singers

Baptism Framing

See below for baptism framing