Editorial – If you have ever worked in tv or movie making, you would be very knowledgeable about how effective a walkie talkie system is, in a fast paced environment, talking with all the appropriate individuals at the right stage Is imperative. But radio channels will get satiated with a number of unrelated messages fleeting across each other, the new digital 2 way radio systems grant a more mobile phone kind of communciation, where communication might be intended for precise radios and users, allowing for a more productive and effective communication system.
Outside broadcast units, location filming and film sets are often tricky environments with so many variables to take into account, from background noise, weather, demanding directors, temperamental talent and equipment, to coordinating a small army of crew, specialists, cast and extras to be in the right place at the right time.
It’s an industry that understands that time is money and that mistakes cost – whether in missing that crucial news shot or interview, having to do an additional take or paying for overtime.
It’s no wonder that in spite of the ubiquity of mobile phones, two-way radio communications reign supreme in broadcast production. The ability to communicate between director, producers, technicians, talent and the myriad of support personnel within and across groups, clearly and instantly, can often make the difference between chaos and success.
Now, with the extended coverage, security and flexibility offered by Kenwood NEXEDGE® Digital Two Way radios and walkie talkies, users in the broadcast production industry can benefit from the increased range, greater clarity, enhanced features, improved security against eavesdropping and more flexible management of user groups.