Multicamera production is surging. And not just situation comedies but the number of network studio shows, music, sports, feature films and special events employing multiple cameras for maximum coverage is greater than ever.

At another end of the spectrum, boutique event production companies are empowered with a pair of inexpensive digital HDSLR cameras, and teenagers are making their own podcasts and broadcasts, often with more technological savvy than people three times their age. Multicamera techniques are being used everywhere, by virtually everyone interested in the modern moving image—and it seems the trend is growing. Multicamera DVDs and and on-line programs allow everyone to direct and switch their own angles live from their ...

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