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On much larger expensive production sets, I remember always seeing "video village". A technological cadre of displays all serving a different purpose. Whether it was the producers making sure money was being well spent, or the Director and talent reviewing the playback, or the Digital Technician just making sure the image coming onto to Film, Tape, or Card was A-OK, video village was always key.
One thing I also remember were the endless cords that went on from the camera to the video village, in some cases, the lengths of football fields!! Though necessary, very cumbersome, time consuming to set up and breakdown and heaven forbid you trip on a cord that wasn't tied down properly. MEDIC! A company just coming to my attention, TERADEK, has developed a wireless video transmitter that REMOVES the wires entirely! All you need is a wireless connection like Apple's Airport or router, some free share ware and it is game-on.
Currently utilizing free shareware VLC, the video signal coming from The CUBE, is streamed wirelessly to one's laptop, using an account created via Teradek's site. Coming plans are to have VLC become APPS for the Iphone and Ipad, thus giving all of us recent DSLR visual storytellers something to make you EVEN MORE SEXY- and portable. It also gives bonafide productions a way to become more sleek and streamlined where time is truly money. Shout out to Teradek, VLC and Philip Bloom, who shared his first hand experiences with the device here using the Canon 5D Mark 2 AND the RED.
To see Teradek's testing of the Cube device in real world scenarios CHECK OUT THEIR VIDEOS ON VIMEO! To a safe, recharging, productive weekend people!