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Basic Betacam DVCPRO Camerawork / Edition 2

Basic Betacam DVCPRO Camerawork / Edition 2

by Peter Ward, Peter Ward


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780240515182
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Series: Media Manuals Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Freelance cameraman and trainer, working with ITTC and ex-Chairman of the Guild of Television Cameramen. He spent many years working on a variety of programmes at the BBC before becoming Head of Cameras at Television South West. He is the author of Basic Betacam Camerawork 3rd edition, Digital Video Camerawork 3rd edition, Digital Video Camerawork, TV Technical Operations (all in the Media Manual series), Picture Composition for Film and Television and co-wrote Multiskilling for Television Production.

Table of Contents

Television Theory
• Formats
• Camera Controls
• Invisible Technique
• Video Journalism
• Road Craft
• Editing
• Lighting
• Sound
• Further reading
• Glossary

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