When filming the news, producing a corporate video, or capturing a live event, it is sometimes necessary to shoot on location as opposed to in a studio. Whether it is just a one-minute clip or the entire segment that needs to be filmed on site, this is when remote video production becomes necessary. All the things you take for granted which are located inside a video production studio need to be mobilized. This is not always possible with every studio, so be sure and check to see if they have the capability to produce remote video.
If you are filming a segment that will not air live, and has a stationary set, the main component you will need to be able to film on location is a generator. The lights, cameras, and microphones can all easily be moved, but they need to be plugged in, so if outlets aren’t readily available, a generator is necessary. That is the most basic on site shoot. If your subjects are going to be moving around a lot, for instance at a sporting event, you will need a camera support jib, and ideally multiple cameras to shoot the action at all angles. The camera support jib will make it easier for the camera to follow players smoothly, and the multiple angles of the different cameras produce a higher quality experience for the viewer.
If you are going to be broadcasting live via satellite or fiber optics, you will need a whole slew of additional equipment. A Ku uplink truck will be what broadcasts your event to your medium of choice, whether it is a webcast, cable television, or satellite television. You will also need a generator capable of powering all the lights, cameras, and any audio you will need.
In order to have the best experience with your remote video production shoot, you should choose a video production company with state-of-the-art equipment and highly-trained, professional staff.