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What's one of the best parts about being a video professional? All the cool gear! In this weekly series, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman team up to discuss the latest and greatest equipment for video production and post. They talk about the newest cameras, like the Blackmagic 4K, pocket cinema cameras, and GoPros; accessories and adapters that will make your shoots run smoother; and the great tech being invented every day. And because they keep both cost and quality in mind, you'll never have to worry about blowing your budget or compromising production value. Come back every Friday for a new tip.
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Hi. My name's Rich Harrington. >> And I'm Robert Carman. >> And welcome to this episode of Video Gear Weekly. Now, Rob, I'm finding myself on the road a lot. >> Yeah. >> And one of the things I've been trying to do is travel with fewer tripods because they're just so bulky, and I'm frequently traveling internationally. >> Mm-hm. >> So, I needed to really get the size of my kit down. >> But, yeah, you maybe reduced the number of tripods, but it looks like you've upped the number of cameras that you travel with. >> Maybe. >> LAUGH. >> Well, the GoPros are small. >> Sure. >> Easily portable. I love the pocket cinema cameras. That fact that I can have, you know, different focal lengths.
Mm-hm. I still probably travel with a DSLR sometimes for shooting stills or for other time-lapse. So, so yeah, but all of these things can mount on one tripod. >> Yeah, and that's thanks to a rail system. Now, a rail, as you pointed out, Rich, allows you to sort of attach multiple cameras but also multiple accessories. And in this setup, we have, let's see here. One, two, three, four, five cameras all in one rail system, all in one tripod. And as we'll see this week, Rich, the beauty about a rail system is that it's sort of however you want it to work. You can mount five cameras, you can mount two cameras but give them some separation.
I really like rail systems for when we're doing interview shoots. So, if I'm all, you know, sort of out there by myself, I can have one camera on the rail with a longer lens and then another camera with sort of a wider lens. And I'm getting the bos, the best of both worlds just on one setup. >> Yeah. Oh, with that in mind, let's head out into the field and put this into action. And then we'll come back into the studio and talk you through it.
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