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Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave by Jonathan Higgins

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Radio cameras

There are occasions when it is not feasible to physically connect the camera to the microwave or SNG truck, and therefore another means has to be used. Cable-free cameras or radio cameras provide complete freedom of movement for the camera operator to obtain interesting shots or to follow fast action.

Examples when this might occur are:

•  where the cameraman is going to be moving around a good deal to different shooting positions

•  where the physical distance between the camera and the truck is further than is feasible to connect with a cable

•  when running a cable means crossing an area that has a lot of people (particularly crowds) walking across it

•  where the camera is going to be used on a moving vehicle, such as at a ...

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