As aquaculture is a growing industry world wide, we are the opinion that our project will find interest even outside the CNMI. Therefore, we aim to produce our video in internationally accepted broadcast quality. We are choosing the Sony EX-1R as our camera. It is the least camera that fulfills the minimum specifications set forth by PBS (http://www.pbs.org/producers/redbook...on_8_20_07.pdf
). The tape less format has the advantage that there are no more moving parts in the camera anymore. In our tropical climate a point that can never be underestimated. The workflow is much more efficient than with the tape-based HDV format we have used so far. Instead of a 1:1 transfer time with tape, our videographer can drag and drop his footage into the computer within a few minutes. As the camera is also to be used to document the fact finding mission to Thailand, we save to transport bulky and sensible tapes. The hard case is meant to safely transport the camera on trips.
The chosen camera can ingest uncompressed audio. For broadcast quality a basic requirement. To get superior sound without any background noises, we need to have a microphone on a boom pole. The chosen kit enables us to do so.