7 Camcorder: external facilities

Sound monitoring

Most camcorders have a small loudspeaker, usually sited on the side panel to be adjacent to the operator's ear when the camcorder is being used hand-held (i.e. on the shoulder). Close to the loudspeaker is an associated volume control (normally labelled monitor), and there may also be another volume control beside this labelled alarm (Figure 7.1). When headphones are plugged into the jack socket (Figure 7.2), the sound feed to the loudspeaker is cut. The volume control/s now affects the level fed to the headphones via the jack socket. There may also be a switch to select either one of two sound feeds (PB or EE) for the loudspeaker/headphone monitoring.

These monitoring controls do not affect ...

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