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Camera Workshop, Part I

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • Parts of the Camera, Part 1 1:40
    • Camera Body: Power
    • Camera Body: Camera Mode vs. VTR/Playback
    • Camera Body: Record
  • Parts of the Camera, Part 2 3:20
    • Power Supply
    • Lens
    • Recording Device
  • Parts of the Camera, Part 3 6:05
    • Menu Display
    • Zebra Display
    • White Balance
    • Manual Focus vs. Auto Focus
    • Manual Iris vs. Auto Iris,
    • Gain
    • Manual Shutter vs. Auto Shutter
    • Manual Mode
  • Looking Through the Viewfinder 10:58
    • Looking Through the Viewfinder
  • Viewfinder with TV Safe Marks 13:31
    • TV Safe Marks
  • The Lens 14:17
    • Focus the Lens
    • Zoom In and Out
    • Calibrate the Lens
  • Parts of the Tripod 17:01
    • Mounting Head
    • Pan/Tilt Handles
    • Center Column
    • Tripod Body
  • Camera Workshop Part I Check List 21:56
    • Mount Your Camera
    • Identify the Mounting Plate
    • Take the Lens Cap Off
    • Identify Power Supply
    • Identify Power Button
    • Identify Camera mode vs. VTR/Playback
    • Identify Record Button
    • Identify Menu Display
    • Practice Navigating & Selecting Menus
    • Identify Lens
    • Identify Recording Device Mechanism
    • Identify and Lock/Unlock All Locks on Tripod
    • Heighten and Lower the Tripod
    • Drags: Pan/Tilt
    • Identify the Frame
    • Zoom In and Out
    • Focus the Lens