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“Before I forget: don’t wear any underwear.”

“Before I forget: don’t wear any underwear.”

Before coming to Creative COW, before his lives in product marketing and product management at Avid and Boris FX, Creative COW Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson ran a video production company. In one especially memorable adventure, he found himself quite literally up to his armpits in alligators. He had no idea that this was going to happen when the day began. At the time, he was focused on a brand new fear: getting sliced in half by burning underwear.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Tim Wilson
Field Production
A Tale of Two Field Monitors:Panasonic & Flanders Scientific

A Tale of Two Field Monitors:Panasonic & Flanders Scientific

The world is full of production monitors these days, but two new models stand out thanks to their big screens that can run for hours on battery power. That alone means cameramen and producers can finally take a big monitor into the field, without giving up much mobility.

Review
Helmut Kobler
Field Production
TV Pro Gear Builds 3D Flypack for WealthTV

TV Pro Gear Builds 3D Flypack for WealthTV

When cable/satellite network WealthTV decided to offer a 3D channel, they turned to TV Gear Pro, experts in creating flypacks, to make the first-ever 3D flypack. TV Pro Gear president Andrew Maisner, who was also the project's design engineer, tells Creative COW what's in the flypack and how it's being used so far.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Field Production
NAB 2012: K-Tek

NAB 2012: K-Tek

K-Tek introduced several products at NAB 2012, including the rugged Shark Wireless Antenna Mount, and a range of tools designed to respond to the ergonomic needs of small form factors such as the GoPro camera and the iPhone. Also debuted was the K-Tek Tripod Mount Case for the iPhone4/4S, which turns the smartphone into a professional camera.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Field Production
NAB 2012: Sachtler

NAB 2012: Sachtler

Sachtler debuted the Ace tripod system for the first time in the U.S. With a payload of up to 8.8 pounds (4 kilograms), the Ace tripod is ideal for smaller HDV camcorders and video-enabled DSLR cameras.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Field Production
NAB 2012: Petrol Bags

NAB 2012: Petrol Bags

Petrol Bags introduced four new products for audio in addition to the Liteporter for a Litepanels 1x1 LED light fixture, Rolling DigiSuite DSLR Camera Case and two new LCD monitor bags.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Field Production
Atomos Integrates with FCPX and AVID

Atomos Integrates with FCPX and AVID

Atomos, the Melbourne, Australia-based company that creates solutions in continuous power technology and affordable digital recording to HDDs or SSDs, continues to extend its workflow-related products to more media productions and projects.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Field Production
Panasonic BT-LH910 9 inch Broadcast Monitor

Panasonic BT-LH910 9 inch Broadcast Monitor

The world is full of broadcast monitors these days, but Panasonic’s new BT-LH910 9" monitor is a standout. It's got a stunning picture, an extreme viewing angle, and a form factor that’s small enough to still work in the field, but big enough to still work in a studio. It’s also got some very unique features that 3D shooters will find helpful.

Review
Helmut Kobler
Field Production
Anton/Bauer Tandem 150 Modular Power System

Anton/Bauer Tandem 150 Modular Power System

Want to charge an Anton/Bauer battery in just about any situation, whether wall power is available or not? Anton/Bauer's small, lightweight Tandem 150 is what you need.

Review
Helmut Kobler
Field Production
Backing Up Solid-State Cards In The Field

Backing Up Solid-State Cards In The Field

If you shoot video to solid-state cards, two products from Nexto and Panasonic make it easy to back those cards up in the field. At over $2,000, these gadgets aren't exactly cheap, but they can save a lot of time and effort. The Panasonic in particular can make a solid-state workflow feasible for just about any project.

Review
Helmut Kobler
Field Production
Shooting True First-Person Interviews

Shooting True First-Person Interviews

Tom Miller, a 20 year cinematographer, shares some of his interview secrets with Creative COW members. Inspired by the Academy Award®-winning documentary film "Fog of War", where Robert McNamara looks directly into the lens as he talks about the trials and tribulations of the Vietnam War, Tom moves to recreate this unnerving and powerful effect in his own work. Draw from Tom's vast expertise to communicate with your audience in a memorable experience.

Feature, People / Interview
Thomas Miller
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