Research scientist and oceanographer Victoria Hill’s research has taken her all over the world. Most recently she visited the Barneo ice camp, a floating, temporary ice camp only accessible by helicopter during the month of April.
Before leaving for Barneo, Hill packed clothing required for the inhospitable conditions the camp was known for—namely high winds and temperatures that routinely fall below 25 degrees centigrade—as well as her Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 wireless system.
Hill, who was there to study the effect of sunlight on the arctic and the rapid retreat of sea ice, was mandated to share her research findings with the general public. So she took A/V matters into her own hands and started a video blog, Outreach from the Arctic, which captures the broad scope of her experiences on location.
The resulting video blogs encompass a range of topics that are interesting for a broad range of viewers, including non-scientists. Their crisp and accurate sound reproduction is thanks to the Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 transmitter, receiver and lavalier system Hill relied on to capture the audio.
Hill says she chose the Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 because of its audio quality, ease of use and durability.
“My husband, who does A/V production at Old Dominion University, helped me choose the Sennheiser gear. He told me that people will forgive less than perfect video quality, but if they can’t hear the audio clearly, they will not watch it.
It has since provided superb sound and has really been played a critical role in my video productions.”
Hill also notes that her ew 112-p G3 has demonstrated remarkable battery life, which she says is always challenging in the extreme cold.
One of Hill’s recent blogs reached a Virgina-based elementary school, which invited Hill to participate in a live Q&A discussion from the Arctic ice base camp via Satellite phone.
While Hill’s research is certainly appealing to her extended community of scientists and researchers, she says kids are among her most inspired audiences: “The kids are very, very interested,” she says. “With my videos, they can see and hear what life is like as a scientist and what is involved in the discovery process. I found all of the outreach part very, very exciting.”