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Digital Video Camerawork

Book Description

This manual introduces digital camerawork techniques used in television and video production. Written as a practical guide, the author's step-by-step instructions take you through everything you need to know, from camera controls, to editing, lighting and sound.

This text provides a solid foundation to build upon in the area of digital video production. In a period of transition between analogue and digital acquisition/recording formats Digital Video Camerawork provides up-to-date information familiarizing you with the different production styles and requirements.

Diagrams are used to illustrate the technology and techniques explained.

Digital Video Camerawork combines clear, technical explanations with practical advice. It is ideal for the less experienced broadcast camera operator and for students on media and television production courses.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Introduction
  8. Television Engineering
    1. Technique and Technology
    2. Light into Electricity
    3. The Video Signal
    4. Image Quality
    5. Charge-Coupled Devices
    6. Fit and Had CCDs
    7. CCD Integration
    8. The Digital Signal
    9. Why Compression is Needed
    10. Compression Standards
    11. The Digital Camera
    12. Format and Budget
    13. Digital Recording
    14. DV Format
    15. Dvcpro Format
    16. Digital-S Format
    17. Disk Recording
  9. The Zoom Lens
    1. The Zoom Lens
    2. Angle of View
    3. Depth of Field
    4. Zooming
    5. Focus
    6. Dual Format Cameras
  10. Camera Controls
    1. Essential Camera Controls
    2. Auto and Manual Controls
    3. Lens Controls
    4. Effects Filters
    5. Colour Temperature
    6. Colour Temperature Correction Filters
    7. White Balance
    8. Viewfinder
    9. Exposure
    10. Contrast Range
    11. Exposure Continuity
    12. Contrast Control
    13. Electronic Contrast Control
    14. Adjusting Exposure
    15. Zebra Exposure Indicators
    16. Production Requirements
    17. Gain, Noise and Sensitivity
    18. Electronic Shutters
    19. Timecode
    20. Timecode and Production
    21. Timecode Lock
    22. Menus
    23. Scene Files
    24. Gamma and Linear Matrix
    25. Aspect Ratios
    26. Widescreen
    27. Widescreen Composition
  11. Camerawork
    1. Camera Technique
    2. Shot Structure
    3. Composition
    4. Visual Conventions
    5. Depiction of Space
    6. Camera Movement
    7. Controlling Composition
  12. Programme Production
    1. Programme Production
    2. Customary Technique
    3. Standard Camerawork
    4. Alternative Styles
    5. News
    6. Interviews
    7. Live Inserts
    8. Magazine Items
    9. Documentary Ethics
    10. Documentary Styles
  13. Editing
    1. Camerawork and Editing
    2. Editing Technology
    3. Insert and Assembly Editing
    4. Timecode and Editing
    5. Continuity Editing
    6. Perennial Techniques
    7. Matching Shots
    8. Rhythm
    9. Types of Edit
    10. Fact or Fiction
    11. What the Editor Requires
    12. Telling A Story
    13. Structuring A Sequence
    14. Editing an Interview
  14. Lighting
    1. Television Lighting
    2. Characteristics of Light
    3. Lighting Levels
    4. Types of Location Luminaires
    5. Lighting A Face
    6. Colour Correction
    7. Mixed Light
  15. Sound
    1. Programme Production and Audio
    2. The Nature of Sound
    3. Digital Audio
    4. Camcorder Audio Facilities
    5. Microphones
    6. Basic Audio Kit
    7. Radio Microphones
    8. Microphone Technique
    9. Location Sound
    10. Audio Levels
    11. Stereo
  16. Road Craft
    1. Road Craft
    2. Camera Mounts
    3. Batteries
    4. Location Safety
  17. Glossary