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Now you can get the digital sound quality you want at an affordable price. With more than 50 years of microphone innovation, our UWP-D wireless microphones are the ideal audio-for-video solution that will boost the performance of even entry-level camcorders.

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Our customized Video Journalist Backpacks are designed for the one-man band videographer and are ideal for professionals, students or up-and-coming video journalists. All VJBK Series packs are equipped with the tools necessary for capturing high-quality video, audio, editing, lighting and even teleprompting in this turn-key package! But we didn't stop there – we've added all the necessary accessories required to help you make video magic.

Click here to see how the VJBK Series packs are used at WSU Edward R. Murrow College.

Click here to see how Gray Television is using the video journalist backpacks.

The Video Journalist Backpack Series includes:

The centerpiece of each pack is a compact professional camcorder. These amazingly high-quality, small-format, full high-definition video cameras come with a full professional audio interface capability. Also included in the package are key pieces of equipment necessary to help you create professional-quality videos.

Professional Audio
The UWP-D wireless microphone system provides a body pack lavalier microphone for talent. The UWP-D mic system will send exceptionally high-quality audio wirelessly to the camera for distances up to a couple of hundred feet away, and will even scan automatically for the best of any of the 188 available wireless frequencies, making the system very easy to use. In addition to the UWP-D system, the kit also includes an F-112 hand-held microphone that can be used in either a wired or wireless configuration for that stand-up "news style" look. As part of the audio package, we've also included a pair of MDR-7506 pro headphones for critical listening of your audio sources. Don't forget, a video that is produced with poor-sounding audio is a clear indication to your viewers that yours was not a professional video production. In our Journalist Backpack, we've got your audio needs covered!

Included in all packages is Sony's Xperia™ tablet PC which can be used for playback of clips in the field, or alternately as a teleprompter. It can also be used for watching videos you've just shot, as well as for researching information on any of the items included in this kit!

Included in all packages is Sony Creative Software's Vegas® Pro Software. Vegas Pro is perfect for editing the clips just captured, and for adding that finished look to video creations.

A heavy-duty tripod is essential for not only keeping the camera steady during interview shots, but also for making smooth pans and tilts through the use of a fluid tripod head.

The kit also contains an "on-camera" LED video light. Having proper lighting on your subject can make a big difference in the quality of your video. This light is dimmable and can be set to match both indoor and outdoor lighting conditions, and is even cool to the touch. It also uses the same rechargeable batteries that the camera uses, or AA batteries.

All of the cables, batteries and charger, lens cleaning kit, additional memory card, and other accessory items that you'll need to take full advantage of this portable camera production package are included.

Backpack/Duffle Bag
The backpacks/duffle bags have been selected for maximum protection of your gear, and include a rain cover and a work mat to lay out your gear, as well as providing a lightweight and easily portable storage solution for the equipment provided in this kit. A more compact backpack is provided for the VJBK2TX70 and VJBK2THX70 packs, and a bag with a trolley is provided for the VJBK1THP300 pack.

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View the videos below to learn more about the major pieces included in the Video Journalist Backpack series.
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The Video Journalist Backpack Series includes:

The PXW-X70 delivers high impact for your production, with low impact on your budget. The latest addition to the XDCAM® lineup, the palm-sized PXW-X70 camcorder boasts a high-sensitivity 1.0-type Exmor R® CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixels. The sensor, which is even larger than the Super 16mm film frame, delivers high resolution and superb low-light performance, while giving shooters more control over depth of field. It can record in various formats to support broadcast-quality workflow for documentary and newsgathering applications – anywhere a light, highly mobile camera is needed.

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Ideal for professional broadcast, documentary or live event video applications, the PXW-X180 XDCAM® HD422 camcorder offers a 25x HD zoom lens, three 1/3-inch type Exmor® CMOS sensors for high resolution, low noise and wide dynamic range plus a variable Neutral Density filter which provides more flexibility in density control and a broader range of shooting techniques.

Click here for more information on the PXW-X180 XDCAM camcorder.

As the successor to the PMW-200, the PXW-X200 is the only handheld camcorder with 1/2-inch type Exmor® CMOS sensors. No model from a competing manufacturer can match the high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range made possible by these image sensors – even in challenging lighting conditions. The camcorder also features a 17x zoom lens with independent focus, zoom, and iris rings for precise shooting in many circumstances. This camcorder is ideal for news gathering, program production, and event shooting.

Click here for more information on the PXW-X200 XDCAM camcorder.

Features the PMW-300K1 camcorder, with three 1/2-inch Exmor® Full HD CMOS sensors, recording Full HD video at up to 50Mbps using MPEG HD422 compression. This semi-shoulder mount camcorder also comes with an interchangeable lens system and a high resolution QHD viewfinder. Includes a heavy-duty tripod and trolley.

Click here for more information on the PMW-300K1 XDCAM camcorder.

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