Filming In HD On Everest has kicked off a series of articles on the logistics of fliming on Everest with this article which specifically examines the use of high definition cameras on the mountain. They offer up some solid, basic things to consider when it comes to choosing a video camera and it’s method of recording the action.

Part 2 of the series will be tomorrow with a focus on shooting and editing for a TV broadcast. Future articles will look at other types of cameras (helmet, web, etc.), video conferencing, streaming live content via the Internet, and other basic things to consider while shooting.

Even if you are not going to Everest, you might be able to pick up a tip or two in these articles. For example, when picking a type of media to record to, they note that they wouldn’t bring a hard drive to Everest, which makes sense and is fairly self explanatory, but they also reject the use of DVD’s for recording video as the cold weather could make them brittle and snap easy. The solution? Good old fashioned digital video tape!

Kraig Becker

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