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Parts of the Camera & Their Function

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • Parts of the Camera 0:24
    • Mechanisms of the Camera System
    • Parts of the Camera
    • Example: Professional Camera
    • Example: Compact Camera
  • The Lens 2:35
    • Optical Image
    • Field of View & Focal Length
    • Wide Angle Lens
    • Narrow Angle Lens, Long Lens, Telephoto Lens
    • 'Normal' Lens
  • Angle of View 5:06
    • Narrow Angle of View
    • Wide Angle of View
    • Angle of View for Normal Lens
  • Depth of Fields 5:46
    • Depth of Field
    • Example of Depth of Field
    • Define Plane of Critical Focus
    • Calibrating Your Zoom
    • Plane of Critical Focus
  • Zoom Lens 9:35
    • Zoom Lens
    • Zoom Ratio or Range
  • Lens Speed 10:24
    • Lens Speed
  • Lens Iris and F-Stop 11:00
    • Lens Iris
    • F-Stop
  • Elements that Impact Depth of Field 12:31
    • Focal Length
    • Iris Opening
    • Subject to Camera Distance
  • Camera Body 13:25
    • Beam Splitter
    • CCD
    • CMOS
    • Light Sensitive Pixels
  • View Finder 15:20
    • View Finder
  • Recording Device 16:00
    • Onboard or Remote
    • Digital Format
    • Analogue
  • Mounting System 16:48
    • Tripod
    • Monopod
    • Body Brace or Shoulder Mount
    • Steadicam
    • Tripod Dolly
    • Camera Pedestals
    • Camera Dollies
    • Hand Held