Take your production online, whilst keeping everyone safe and involved.
We are now forced to change the way we work on set due to COVID-19. Our aim is to help production companies make sure that no member of their team, whether remote or local, is left out of the loop with what is happening. Other systems provide remote viewing.
We were brought onboard by Kraken Films for “Together” with our remote filming equipment. With members of the TV and film industries keen to return to work, we were thrilled to be a part of this.
We were able to have the directing team work from home, but still control the shoot in real-time. We maintained full two-way live audio and video links with the directing team and the location crew, from three on set cameras and a wireless communications unit.
Nearly every production company has faced having to remotely record interviews during lockdown. We’ve all seen documentaries, advertising and other productions using software like Zoom to record interviews. Sadly, whilst the technology is great, the quality just isn’t there.
We had to record three separate people, in three separate locations live in a game show format. All players needed to hear and see each other at all times, and we needed to record it all in HD.
We delivered isolated recordings of each guest in an editing grade format for WING, allowing them to have clean audio and video of each guest.
With our live streaming solutions, we can feed your remote filming output into video conferencing software. We can send a selection of high-quality camera feeds to your virtual production conference guests anywhere in the world.
Production teams, agencies, clients and guests can see every frame transmitted in real-time. All while sitting in the comfort and safety of their homes or offices.
Remote production guests can even speak to crew members on location through the software and hear their replies back in real-time via the conference. Not through a laptop perched dangerously on set, but via a dedicated wireless communications platform.
Yes, with some extra planning and our remote filming solutions.
In June of 2020, we were brought on to a production by Kraken Films. They wanted to have a socially distanced production, with all non-essential staff removed from the set. The directors would be instructing the talent and crew from home. Also, the event was taking place in a concrete bunker three floors below central London.
We ran the output from a live camera (an Arri Alexa mini) into a Zoom conference with the directing team. They were able to see the video in high definition, and direct live in real-time.
Cues given by the directing team got received by the team on set, and live meetings were able to take place between takes. We showed the output of recorded takes to both teams, so feedback from all team members could be discussed.
Our central communications base station kept team members in touch throughout the production.
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Our COVID-19 safe remote production setup works anywhere with power. On location outdoors or in a studio, our production facility can allow for socially distanced productions.
We can work with any broadcast or cinema camera used in film and tv productions. We also offer multiple cameras to watch the set as part of our production services. Your remote production guests get to see live-action from more than the main camera output.
The audio and video from your conference get sent live to on-site monitors, allowing your location team to see and hear your guests live. We also can playback takes immediately after recording to both conference guests, and team members on location.
The on-site team can answer questions in real-time from the remote filming unit via an open conference line. Conversations flow as if everyone was on location. On set teams can also communicate among themselves on a separate private channel.
Observing social distancing guidelines whilst undertaking commercial productions was hard. With our VIPER remote filming unit, it’s gotten a lot easier. The benefits of remote production and virtual filming are clear. Let us help you get compliant with government and APA guidelines, and get your remote film production going today
We’re always adding new features to make your live production easier.
Recently, we added the ability to have individual video feeds go into break out rooms. You can now have private discussions, or maintain separation between observing teams.
We also have an extra video path available outside of the video conference, which adds extra quality at the expense of higher latency.
We’re always adding new features to this unit. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any ideas of what you might need on set. Our remote filming solutions mean COVID-19 safe remote commercial productions can be a reality.