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High Definition Cinematography, 3rd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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CHAPTER 19

Camera Checks Before Shooting

Unlike starting a film shoot, where there are clearly defined checks on the camera equipment that have to be made, many of them required by the picture insurance company, for High Definition (HD) with less than 10 years of existence things are not so simple. So far I know of no formal checking procedure for a digital camera. For a film camera one might include the following:

1.  Check every lens comes up to the focus scale engraved on it correctly.

2.  Check that all long focus lenses go past infinity so that they can make infinity with several glass filters on.

3.  Run film through the camera using every magazine and check for scratching.

4.  Run a steady test on every camera body.

5.  Make an accurate ...

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