Guardian Films has chosen Roland Systems Groups’ Edirol F-1 video field recorder to capture U.S. presidential election footage for Guardian Media. Guardian Films, a Washington D.C.-based company, is the exclusive contractor for Guardian Media, a print and online news service based in the United Kingdom.
Starting Friday, Oct. 10, Guardian Films and host Mark Moran will travel across the United States starting in Los Angeles and ending in Washington on Election Day, Nov. 4. Guardian Films will be interviewing Americans and getting opinions and feedback on the issues that surround this historic presidential election.
Guardian Films will produce 15 minutes of edited content daily that will be uploaded and streamed from its Web site. Three editors will be producing the content captured on the Edirol F-1 field recorders using Mac Book Pro laptops and the software programs Clipwrap, Final Cut Pro and Episode Pro.
Guardian Films said it selected the Edirol F-1 video field recorders based on its features, which include removable hard drives, two additional channels of uncompressed audio, field viewing capabilities, and reliable shock resistant floating hard drives. Additional features include multiple power supply options, remote control via LAN, on-site review of clips and unlimited file size. The Edirol F-1’s are capturing from Sony V-1U and Z-1U HDV cameras.