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Professional Cameraman's Handbook, The, 4th Edition

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This new edition of an all-time best-seller is completely revised and updated and details the components and step-by-step use of over forty of the most widely used film cameras. Significant new topics include time code and time code slates, video assist, and the Steadicam film stabilizing system. Among a few of the new camera systems are the Aaton 16mm; Arriflex 535, 35-3, 35-BL3 and -BL4, and 16BL; Fries 35R3; and the all new Panavision Panaflex 35mm and 16mm. The book teaches basic film camera procedures and troubleshooting techniques. It also looks at all the components, accessories (including lenses), and support systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Foreword to the Fourth Edition
  6. Foreword to the Third Edition
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Manufacturers and United States Agents of Cameras and Related Equipment
  10. How to Use This Book
  11. 1 THE CAMERA PROFESSIONAL’S DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    1. 2 CAMERA-FILM IDENTIFICATION
    2. 2.1 Film-Type Identification
    3. 2.2 Exposure Indexes
    4. 2.3 Perforations and Pitch
    5. 2.4 Windings
    6. 2.5 Spool and Core Types
    7. 2.6 Ordering Raw Stock
    8. 2.7 Shipping Instructions
  12. 3 LOADING-ROOM PROCEDURES
    1. 3.1 Testing the Loading Room
    2. 3.2 TheHotbox
    3. 3.3 Preparation of Materials
    4. 3.4 Loading
    5. 3.5 Magazine I.D.
    6. 3.6 Unloading
    7. 3.7 Exposed Film
    8. 3.8 On Location
    9. 3.9 The Changing Bag
    10. 3.10 Harrison Film-Changing Tent
    11. 3.11 Hand Tests
  13. 4 SLATES
    1. 4.1 Sync Slate
    2. 4.2 Slating Procedure
    3. 4.3 Insert Slate
    4. 4.4 Time Code and Time-Code Slates
  14. 5 CAMERA REPORTS
    1. 5.1 Typical Clipboard-Type Camera Report
    2. 5.2 Typical Magazine-Type Camera Report
    3. 5.3 Typical Caption-Sheet-Type Camera Report
    4. 5.4 Disposition of Reports
    5. 5.5 The Script Supervisor
  15. 6 ON-THE-JOB PROCEDURES
    1. 6.1 Prior to Shooting
    2. 6.2 During Shooting
    3. 6.3 End of Shooting Day
    4. 6.4 Tools
  16. 7 INTRODUCTION TO EQUIPMENT
    1. 7.1 The Reflex Viewing System
    2. 7.2 Video Assist
    3. 7.3 The Offset-Viewfinder System
    4. 7.4 Mattes
    5. 7.5 Filters
    6. 7.6 Camera Motors
    7. 7.7 Barneys
    8. 7.8 Blimps
    9. 7.9 Magazines
  17. 8 TRIPODS
    1. 8.1 Tripod Types
    2. 8.2 Basic Parts of a Tripod
    3. 8.3 Setting Tripod for Shooting
    4. 8.4 Moving a Tripod
    5. 8.5 Care and Maintenance
    6. 8.6 Miscellaneous Accessories
  18. 9 TRIPOD HEADS AND ACCESSORIES
    1. 9.1 Types of Tripod Heads
    2. 9.2 Arriflex Geared Head
    3. 9.3 Mini-Worrall Super Geared Head (Cinema Products)
    4. 9.4 Mitchell Friction Head
    5. 9.5 O’Connor Ultimate Fluid Head Model 25-75
    6. 9.6 Panavision Geared Head
    7. 9.7 Sachtler Fluid Head Studio II
    8. 9.8 Worrall Geared Head
    9. 9.9 Riser
    10. 9.10 Tilt Plate
  19. 10 AATON 16mm CAMERAS
    1. 10.1 AATON XTR (and LTR) 16mm Camera
    2. 10.2 AATON XTR (and LTR) 16mm Magazine
    3. 10.3 XTR Options and Accessories
  20. 11 ARRIFLEX CAMERAS, MAGAZINES, BLIMPS, AND ACCESSORIES
    1. 11.1 Arriflex 535 35mm Camera
    2. 11.2 Arriflex 535 35mm Magazines
    3. 11.3 Arriflex 535 Accessories
    4. 11.4 Arriflex 35 III Camera
    5. 11.5 Arriflex 35 III Magazines
    6. 11.6 Arriflex 35 BL III, 35 BL 4, and 35 BL 4s Cameras
    7. 11.7 Arriflex BL III, BL4, and BL4s Magazines
    8. 11.8 Arriflex 35 BL I and 35 BL II Cameras
    9. 11.9 Arriflex 35 BL I and BL II Magazines
    10. 11.10 Arriflex 35mm Viewfinder Extender
    11. 11.11 Arriflex 35mm Bridgeplates
    12. 11.12 Matte-Boxes (MB-14W, MB-14, MB-15, MB-16, LMB-3, LMB-4, and 35-BL Production Type) and Filter Holders
    13. 11.13 Arriflex 35 IIC and 35mm 3C Cameras
    14. 11.14 Arriflex 35 IIC and 35 3C Magazines
    15. 11.15 Arriflex 35mm Model 400 Blimp
    16. 11.16 Arriflex Flat Base
    17. 11.17 Arriflex 110V AC Sync Motor on Plate
    18. 11.18 Arriflex 16SR-1 and 16SR-2 (16mm) Cameras
    19. 11.19 Arriflex 16mm SR-1 and SR-2 Magazines
    20. 11.20 Arriflex 16SR Viewfinder Extender
    21. 11.21 Arriflex 16BL (16mm) Camera
    22. 11.22 Arriflex 16BL (16mm) Magazine
    23. 11.23 Cinema Products “Crystalok” Crystal Motor Attachment for Arriflex 16BL
    24. 11.24 Arriflex 16S (16mm) Camera
    25. 11.25 Arriflex 16S (16mm) Magazines
    26. 11.26 Arriflex 16M (16mm) Camera
    27. 11.27 Arriflex 16M (16mm) Magazines
    28. 11.28 Arriflex 16M 366m (1200-ft) Magazine
    29. 11.29 Arriflex 16 Blimp (for 16S and 16M Cameras)
    30. 11.30 Arriflex Variable Speed Control Accessory (for 35 BL-1, 35 BL-2,16Sr-2, and 16BLEQ Cameras)
    31. 11.31 Arriflex Periscope Finder Attachment
    32. 11.32 Arriflex Precision Exposure Control (APEC)
  21. 12 CINEMA PRODUCTS, CAMERAS, MAGAZINES, AND ACCESSORIES
    1. 12.1 Cinema Products 35mm XR 35 Camera
    2. 12.2 Cinema Products XR 35 Magazine
    3. 12.3 Cinema Products 16mm CP-16R Camera
    4. 12.4 Cinema Products PLC-4A Magazine
    5. 12.5 Cinema Products J-5 Zoom Control Accessory
    6. 12.6 Cinema Products Orientable Viewfinder
    7. 12.7 Cinema Products Extension-Tube Assembly
    8. 12.8 Cinema Products J-4 Zoom Control Accessory
    9. 12.9 Cinema Products Studio Rig Accessory for CP-16R Camera
    10. 12.10 Cinema Products 16mm GSMO Camera
    11. 12.11 Cinema Products GSMO 122m Magazine
    12. 12.12 Cinema Products GSMO 60m and 30mm Magazine
  22. 13 ECLAIR CAMERAS, MAGAZINES, AND BLIMP
    1. 13.1 35mm Eclair Cameflex Cameras
    2. 13.2 16/35mm Eclair Cameflex Camera
    3. 13.3 Eclair 35mm Cameflex Magazine
    4. 13.4 Eclair 16mm Cameflex Magazine
    5. 13.5 Eclair 35mm Magazine for Aquaflex (low silhouette)
    6. 13.6 Eclair Cameflex Blimp
    7. 13.7 Eclair NPR 16 Camera
    8. 13.8 Eclair NPR 16 Magazine
    9. 13.9 16mm Eclair ACL Camera
    10. 13.10 Eclair ACL 61m (200 ft) (16mm) Magazine
    11. 13.11 Eclair ACL 122m (400 ft) (16mm) Magazine
  23. 14 MITCHELL CAMERAS, MAGAZINES, BLIMPS, AND ACCESSORIES
    1. 14.1 Mitchell 35mm Standard/High-Speed Camera
    2. 14.2 Mitchell 35mm NC, BNC, Standard/High-Speed, and S35R Mark II Magazines
    3. 14.3 Mitchell 35mm NC Camera
    4. 14.4 Mitchell 35mm BNC Camera
    5. 14.5 Mitchell 35mm S35R/Mark II Camera
    6. 14.6 Mitchell S35R Blimp
    7. 14.7 Mitchell 16 Pro and HS Cameras
    8. 14.8 Mitchell 16 and R-16 Magazines
    9. 14.9 Mitchell 16 Blimp
    10. 14.10 Mitchell R16 (SS and DS) Cameras
    11. 14.11 Mitchell Accessories
  24. 15 MOVIECAM COMPACT CAMERA, MAGAZINES, AND ACCESSORIES
    1. 15.1 MOVIECAM COMPACT Camera
    2. 15.2 MOVIECAM COMPACT Magazines
    3. 15.3 MOVIECAM Accessories
  25. 16 PANAVISION PANAFLEX 35MM CAMERAS AND MAGAZINES
    1. 16.1 Panavision Panaflex 35mm Camera Systems
    2. 16.2 Panavision 35mm Panaflex Magazines
    3. 16.3 Panavision Panaflex-16 (PFX16) Camera
    4. 16.4 Panavision Panaflex-16 Magazine
  26. 17 ULTRACAM CAMERA, MAGAZINES, AND ACCESSORIES
    1. 17.1 35mm ULTRACAM Camera
    2. 17.2 35mm ULTRACAM Magazine
    3. 17.3 ULTRACAM Accessories
  27. 18 CINEMA PRODUCTS STEADICAM FILM/VIDEO CAMERA STABILIZING SYSTEM MODEL 3A
    1. 18.1 System Components
    2. 18.2 Preparation for Use
    3. 18.3 Operation
    4. 18.4 Troubleshooting
  28. 19 LENSES
    1. 19.1 Lens Cases
    2. 19.2 Turret Lenses
    3. 19.3 Cleaning
    4. 19.4 Aperture
    5. 19.5 Wide-Angle Lenses
    6. 19.6 Telephoto Lenses
    7. 19.7 Focus
    8. 19.8 Varifocal (Zoom) Lenses
    9. 19.9 Zoom-Lens Accessories
  29. GLOSSARY