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 ...