Fieldwork hardware

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Audio

Hardware: ordinary point/shoot camera, or smart phone will record some audio (badly). A Zoom or equivalent solid state recorder is advisable. Recording direct to laptop is sometimes workable. You can also borrow a Minidisc recorder from the CCE. Consider also: microphones of various types, binaural recording, wireless, mixer, boom, stands, windscreen/dead cat....


Recorders

Types:

Portable

range from low to high end

Mics

  • Shotgun
  • Wide
  • Lavelier
  • Audio Technica AT-825 stereo mic.

Image

Hardware: ordinary point/shoot camera, or smart phone. Or: SLR, DSLR. Video cameras will typically take pictures too. You can also borrow my mechanical Pentax to explore all the parameters of still photography. Consider also: 3D photography, 360 degree photography...

The following are just possibilities - not recommendations....many include video as well as image.

Video

Hardware: ordinary point/shoot camera, or smart phone; Zoom or equivalent; consumer-level video camera. You can also borrow a Hi8 camera from the CCE. Most still cameras now take decent video, though the audio may suffer; a DSLR will shoot very sharp images. But length may be limited as compared to a dedicated video camera. Consider also: microphone, GoPro, 360 degree camera, drone camera, tripod or monopod, steadicam, extra flash memory and batteries, lens cleaning, bag


Recorders

  • Camcorder
  • DSLR
  • Wearable (Go pro, e.g.)
  • 360
  • Livestreaming
  • 3D (double lens)
  • High speed video (good for understanding musical technique!)
  • Drone-borne
  • Smartphone

Lenses

Mics

Text

  • Smartpen

GPS

  • Garmin
  • Smartphone

Computers

  • Traditional laptop
  • Surface
  • iPad
  • Smartphone

Communications

  • Smartphone
  • Satellite phone (can be bundled with GPS)