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Stolen camera

Steven Morton
 

Sorry Glenn, they really were on bicycles!
See:
https://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/he-s-got-a-gun-seven-reporter-mugged-after-sunrise-live-cross-20180606-p4zjpa.html


Glenn Lee Dicus wrote:
I am pretty confident it wasn’t a bicycle. Given what’s happening over
there, I’ll bet it was a scooter.
Steve Morton FRPS
Scientific Imaging
Monash University
Melbourne
Australia

Glenn Lee Dicus
 


Wow!!!

They’re getting even more brazen, which tells me all I need to know about what they’re probably doing about it.


Glenn Lee Dicus
IATSE (ICG Local 600)
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Art Adams
 

A year or two ago someone jumped out of a black BMW in San Francisco, pistol whipped a news cameraperson, grabbed the camera, jumped back into the car, and took off.

The news crew was in the middle of a live shot.

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Art Adams
DP
San Francisco Bay Area



On Jun 7, 2018 at 6:48 PM, <Glenn Lee Dicus> wrote:


Wow!!!

They’re getting even more brazen, which tells me all I need to know about what they’re probably doing about it.


Glenn Lee Dicus
IATSE (ICG Local 600)
310.903.7069
glenndicus@...



Glenn Lee Dicus
 

There are some strong parallels going on in our own country, make no mistake about it.

Glenn Lee Dicus
Hollywood Digital Loader

 

There was a discussion about this on FB some months ago and a producer relayed this story:

They had set up for a two camera live in the back of nowhere and were sitting in the SNG truck when they saw on one of the cameras someone drive and open the boot.  By the time they got out of the truck the person had put the camera and tripod in the car, closed the boot and driven off ripping the cables off the SNG truck.

Michael Sanders
London Based DP.

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On 8 Jun 2018, at 03:07, Art Adams <art.cml.only@...> wrote:

A year or two ago someone jumped out of a black BMW in San Francisco, pistol whipped a news cameraperson, grabbed the camera, jumped back into the car, and took off.

The news crew was in the middle of a live shot.

Daniel Drasin
 

I'm not sure this has been suggested, but how about a physical key (say, an ordinary USB stick) programmed with an unlock code, which has to be inserted momentarily into the camera every X days, or the camera bricks. No wireless links or stored online data necessary. No RFID. Usable in the city or in the bush. Hide the key in your glove box, your lighting kit, etc., or leave it at home. Keep backup copies here and there. I imagine you could use a key-shaped USB stick and just keep the thing on your keyring, and it would be discreet enough.

Two-factor authentication, etc. would be needed to program the keys, but after that the procedure would be strictly physical.


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Dan Drasin
Producer/DP
Marin County, CA

Glenn Lee Dicus
 

Great Idea. I wish I would have thought of it.

Glenn Lee Dicus
Hollywood Digital Loader