Basic Betacam and DVCPRO Camerawork
Basic Betacam and DVCPro Camerawork explains the operational controls of the latest popular camera formats, illustrating their significance to routine news gathering and basic location recording.
This new edition takes into account the very latest developments in camera technology, including more on:
· Digital cameras
· Computer menus and smart cards
· Switchable aspect ratio cameras
· Digital Betacam and BetacamSX
· DVCPro and DVCAM formats
· Digital-S and disc-recording camcorders
· DV formats
· Video journalism
· Satellite News Gathering
· Future developments
Written as a practical guide, the step-by-step instructions take you through everything you need to know from adjusting the camera prior to recording, to information on typical operational controls and the basic production technique required for broadcasting.
The book is a combination of technical explanation and practical advice aimed at the less experienced broadcast camera operator or film cameraman converting to video. It is also an ideal text for students on media and television production courses.
Peter Ward is a camerawork trainer working with International Training and Television Consultancy, writer and freelance cameraman.
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