Category: Gear

Mobile editing, back in the olden days.

I’m often at home, watching Comedy Central while chopping together work-related videos on my MacBook Pro (15″ w/Retina). Oftentimes, I’ll get annoyed with a long render process, or having to plug in the device before the battery dies. These are minor concerns when I now look back to what was considered a mobile editing solution around fifteen years ago.

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Sure, there were mobile DVC-PRO deck prior to the 2000′s, but my Portland station was slow to transfer from Beta SP. If you wanted to edit in the field, it would have to be in one of the ENG vans. However, if those were completely booked-up and you were out of town on urgent business, it might be necessary to construct an edit station in the back seat of a Ford Explorer.

Look legit, right?