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codyc1515

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#62725 13-Jun-2010 19:38
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Just saw this about the One News team being cleared out in a Fifa reccommended hotel!
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/one-news-team-robbed-in-south-africa-01-51-video-3585693

Just wondering about the satellite gear, could they not trrack them when they try to use it, and find the location of something similar?

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  #341297 13-Jun-2010 20:12
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Hahaha, everyone I know that's been to SA has been robbed at one time or another. This was bound to happen.

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  #341298 13-Jun-2010 20:15
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I doubt they could track the satellite gear, nonetheless itl be preti useless for the thieves.

$100k seems pretty low given it included editing gear as well as the camera and satellite stuff

 
 
 
 


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  #341305 13-Jun-2010 20:52
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What else do they expect some flowers and chocolates

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  #341314 13-Jun-2010 21:09
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gehenna: Hahaha, everyone I know that's been to SA has been robbed at one time or another. This was bound to happen.


Not me. I also spent 6 weeks backpacking around in 2002 and never ran across anybody else who had issues either.

Crime does happen - but it's certainly not the norm.


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  #341318 13-Jun-2010 21:28
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sbiddle:
gehenna: Hahaha, everyone I know that's been to SA has been robbed at one time or another. This was bound to happen.


Not me. I also spent 6 weeks backpacking around in 2002 and never ran across anybody else who had issues either.



As someone born in South Africa, I find that very surprising.

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  #341320 13-Jun-2010 21:33
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sbiddle:
gehenna: Hahaha, everyone I know that's been to SA has been robbed at one time or another. This was bound to happen.


Not me. I also spent 6 weeks backpacking around in 2002 and never ran across anybody else who had issues either.

Crime does happen - but it's certainly not the norm.



I guess if you are backpacking you are less likely to be dealing with people who have anything worth stealing.

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  #341321 13-Jun-2010 21:34
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sbiddle:
gehenna: Hahaha, everyone I know that's been to SA has been robbed at one time or another. This was bound to happen.


Not me. I also spent 6 weeks backpacking around in 2002 and never ran across anybody else who had issues either.

Crime does happen - but it's certainly not the norm.



Johanesburg is one the most dangerious cities in the world for a tourist.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

 
 
 
 


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  #341323 13-Jun-2010 21:51
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codyc1515: Just saw this about the One News team being cleared out in a Fifa reccommended hotel!


have you (has any kiwi come out from under their coconut shell yet?) ever been travelling? what do you expect?! the fact that they werent approached in person with weapons is something to be very grateful for. also you hope they were smart enough to take comprehensive insurance.




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  #341326 13-Jun-2010 21:54
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$100k seems pretty low given it included editing gear as well as the camera and satellite stuff


ah maybe they were smart enough to take their old equipment, all in good faith, and now has insurance big payout to get new ones!




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  #341333 13-Jun-2010 22:31
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The gear will have been stolen in vain. It won't be worth any monetary value to the thieves and more than likely dumped at the soonest opportunity. Broadcast cameras record their serial numbers in the metadata on the disk/ media, and so are easily traceable.

The camera used by this crew will be a Sony PDW530P XDCAM standard def camcorder worth about $50,000 NZD new about 6 years ago, now worth around $15,000 at best in the market. They are not worth much outside the broadcast industry, especially not an aging standard def camera, when most countries are shooting in high def.
Plus there would have been a laptop with video editing, and satellite transmission gear.

Travelling to many countries does pose personal risk and in this case they are lucky that no one was hurt. This crew would have completed a specially run course designed for war correspondents.

The gear will eventually be replaced by hi-def gear when TVNZ finally commit to going that way for news coverage. In the meantime they will get by with borrowing gear and pool sharing with others.





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  #341346 13-Jun-2010 23:28
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I lived in SA for a little over 17 years and never had anything stolen from me apart from a Parker pen back in 1995. Sure every member of my family has been robbed pretty good, but always while in unsafe areas and/or not taking necessary precautions.

I'm sure there are many people living in parts of south Auckland who could say the same so nothing too unsurprising really.


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  #341364 14-Jun-2010 00:49
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did anyone notice what a crappy room the tvnz staffers had? no five star treatment for them :P probably dont even get a minibar, or porn on their pay per view.




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  #341383 14-Jun-2010 07:46
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joker97:
codyc1515: Just saw this about the One News team being cleared out in a Fifa reccommended hotel!


have you (has any kiwi come out from under their coconut shell yet?) ever been travelling? what do you expect?! the fact that they werent approached in person with weapons is something to be very grateful for. also you hope they were smart enough to take comprehensive insurance.


What you said is pretty much exactly what the One News anchor said.

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