On Location: Camera Mountings

Working on location poses special problems. Camera mountings need to be portable and robust yet still capable of smooth shot development. It is rare to find smooth tracking surfaces outside the studio. Thus some location mountings have pneumatic wheels to alleviate the problem and an adjustment to level the camera head when working on uneven ground.

Heavy cameras

A number of robust mountings are available for the heavier broadcast camera. They are generally lighter than their studio counterparts and are capable of being folded or broken down for transportation.

Lightweight cameras

These are sometimes erroneously referred to as hand-held cameras. They can certainly be hand-held but a professional cameraman would ...

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