What does it take to produce MIR TV when we’re abroad?

Dan Lane runs through every single piece of equipment we took with us to the Mobile World Congress. We’ve had multiple requests from people wondering what sort of technology we use to produce the show — I’m not just talking cameras and microphones, I’m talking surrounding equipment — the sort of device that we couldn’t do without…

Here’s the video:

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34 Responses to What does it take to produce MIR TV when we’re abroad?

  1. jayceedee March 10, 2009 at 6:10 am #

    tapes? TAPES?! Is everything not on solid state and hard disks now?

  2. Ben Smith March 10, 2009 at 7:16 am #

    Digital tape. The rate we get through then anything non-removable is no use.

  3. vojtech March 10, 2009 at 7:37 am #

    Do you take all that on the plane? Have you had any troubles taking all of this as your carry on? PS: You could open a store with used phones. I might buy some next time you upgrade 🙂

  4. Mike42 March 10, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    Planes – fine. But try to get Dan through the scanners at BBC Broadcasting House…

    <snap> gloves on…

  5. dani March 10, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    Great video. Are you guys sure you wouldnt like to chuck in thekitchen-sink while your doing your packing?

  6. Ben Smith March 10, 2009 at 8:19 am #

    Yep…. it all goes in hand baggage no problem…

  7. Ben Smith March 10, 2009 at 8:22 am #

    By the way – we're aware of the titling error on this… A correct one is en route, but as the video's fine we'll leave this up for the moment.

  8. DominicTravers March 10, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    Fantastic, 2 things.

    Please save Dan's “wee jobie” for review of 2009, classic.

    I really think you should all go camping as I think there is an inner Ray Mears like survival expert lurking within Mr Lane.

  9. Ewan @ MIR March 10, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    Maybe when we go camping…

  10. Ewan @ MIR March 10, 2009 at 10:43 am #

    Dan's inner Ray Mears will only come out when the zombie hordes descend. Until then, you're on your own…

  11. DanLane March 10, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    This is a perfect example of why I shouldn't be allowed near the coffee… also, I did manage to knock the stack of DV tapes over after filming 😛

  12. Micky March 10, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

    Great insight to the in's, and out's of your package. I spotted a silver B´Mobile device charger there, I have one of those too, great with those status indicator leds. Agree with Duct tape, many many uses.

    I want an MIR Sticker.!

  13. James Whatley March 10, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    One of the BEST. VIDEOS. EVER.

    1) Dan, love you on Coffee mate. Let's do that again.
    2) Loving Ewan's cameo at 04:30
    3) I've sent this around to anyone and everyone who's going to SXSW as a reminder.

    Great stuff lads.

  14. Mike Bradshaw March 10, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    fantastic video.

    But the question on everyone's lips is – why no iPhone usage? Crap battery life, needed to do real work, or too busy with video cameras

  15. Ewan @ MIR March 10, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    I get about an hour's worth of proper blogging usage from my iPhone 3G.

  16. Ben Smith March 10, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    At events like MWC it's about media creation, which the iPhone is poor at – slow text entry and low-res camera. The Blackberry and Nokia E-series excel for writing on the go and the N-series are excellent for photos.

    In normal usage I'm an iPhone user about 50% of the time.

    Horses for courses.

  17. Benjamin Ellis March 11, 2009 at 5:45 am #

    Brilliant – Love the mirror trick for showing what you are filing with 🙂

  18. Benjamin Ellis March 11, 2009 at 10:45 am #

    Brilliant – Love the mirror trick for showing what you are filing with 🙂

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  3. vojtech - March 10, 2009

    The tools you need when you are a traveling video blogger: http://tinyurl.com/aqedpq by @danlane at @MIReview

  4. Ben Smith - March 10, 2009

    RT @vojtech: The tools you need when you are a traveling video blogger: http://tinyurl.com/aqedpq by @danlane at @MIReview

  5. Dan Lane - March 10, 2009

    Ever wonder what it takes to film the MIR Show abroad? Let me show you: http://url.ie/1anj (Also why I shouldn’t be allowed near the coffee)

  6. Ben Smith - March 10, 2009

    RT @DanLane: Ever wonder what it takes to film the MIR Show abroad? Let me show you: http://url.ie/1anj

  7. MickyFin - March 10, 2009

    RT @bensmithuk: RT @DanLane: Ever wonder what it takes to film the MIR Show abroad? Let me show you: http://url.ie/1anj

  8. Keiron Waites - March 10, 2009

    RT @DanLane Ever wonder what it takes to film the MIR Show abroad? Let me show you: http://url.ie/1anj

  9. Jonathan Jensen - March 10, 2009

    @danlane Video went into too much detail when you got onto personal hygiene 😉 http://snurl.com/djjaj

  10. vojtech - March 10, 2009

    The tools you need when you are a traveling video blogger: http://tinyurl.com/aqedpq by @danlane at @MIReview

  11. Ben Smith - March 10, 2009

    RT @vojtech: The tools you need when you are a traveling video blogger: http://tinyurl.com/aqedpq by @danlane at @MIReview

  12. Dan Lane - March 10, 2009

    Ever wonder what it takes to film the MIR Show abroad? Let me show you: http://url.ie/1anj (Also why I shouldn’t be allowed near the coffee)

  13. Ben Smith - March 10, 2009

    RT @DanLane: Ever wonder what it takes to film the MIR Show abroad? Let me show you: http://url.ie/1anj

  14. MickyFin - March 10, 2009

    RT @bensmithuk: RT @DanLane: Ever wonder what it takes to film the MIR Show abroad? Let me show you: http://url.ie/1anj

  15. Keiron Waites - March 10, 2009

    RT @DanLane Ever wonder what it takes to film the MIR Show abroad? Let me show you: http://url.ie/1anj

  16. Jonathan Jensen - March 10, 2009

    @danlane Video went into too much detail when you got onto personal hygiene 😉 http://snurl.com/djjaj

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