It’s project time! We’re shooting a project right now in which many of the crew end up watching a monitor in a room separate from the shoot. This often means that the crew doesn’t know when tape is rolling and when it’s not. Now, wouldn’t it be convenient if there was a tally light that could be placed anywhere within reason to alert the crew?
It amazes me that nobody seems to make a wireless tally light. About the best I’ve found is a wireless X10 kit that you could plug a light in to, but that would require an AC jack. So, new project.
I’ve been shopping at qkits, and here’s what I’ve ordered:
A 2 relay wireless receiver (at least one relay is latching, I’m hoping they both are)
A 2 channel wireless transmitter
A pack of LEDs
An LED flasher kit
A project box
and some assorted parts
The hope is that I can just tie the standby and on-air LEDs into the relays on the receiver, throw it all in a box with a 9volt battery, and then place it anywhere within about 30meters of the little key-fob transmitter. I’ll post pictures as it comes together…