26.1 Stating the obvious
Forgive me if some of the solutions listed below seem obvious but I can readily recall times when a camera, mechanical or digital, has seemed to fail at an extraordinarily embarrassing moment and panic has set in. In a state of panic it has, on one occasion, taken me a full five minutes to realize that the lead leaving the camera was not actually plugged into the battery! Hence if you have need to grab this book in order to obtain help with a problem the obvious is also here – hopefully you will then realize the lead needs plugging in a little quicker than I did.
Professional High Definition (HD) cameras are proving to be very reliable therefore if you seem to have a fault do try and troubleshoot it ...