What Is In Your Field Testing Toolbag?

I know this has been asked in various ways in the past but it would be nice to hear what others find useful or indispensable when performing video equipment field testing and benchmarking. It would be nice if IPVM could consolidate everyones responses into a convenient spreadsheet that could shared across the IPVM membership.

Here is a short list of some of the tools I use (I included make & models where possible);

P.S. - I have no affiliation with manufacturers or vendors. I am an end user.

  • Tool Bag with assorted screw drivers, small pliers of various sizes, hammer, box with assorted screws & bolts and nuts
  • Flashlight - Maglite
  • Light Meter - HD450 Extech Instruments (I use this for data logging my lighting surveys)
  • Laser Distance Meter - Leica DISTO D5 -
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Battery Powered PoE Injector - Pointsource

I also have used scissor lifts as a steady platform for mounting cameras in the field to determine the best line of sight, height and angles for cameras at the actual locations.

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