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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter5.6

Camera Supports

Martin Marietta

Producer, Camera Operator, and Robotic Camera Movement Specialist

New York, NY

Motion imaging is an art form dependent on technology. The success of this aesthetic relies largely on science and engineering. Mechanical and electronic devices, in the form of camera supports, permit much of the visual magic to take place. Modern advances in video camera technology are allowing higher-quality images to be captured with smaller and smaller equipment. This is enabling artists to utilize a new range of tools, which will continue to grow in their ability to create unique and beautiful moving pictures. In the same vein, both traditional and robotic camera supports are becoming more useful and easier to implement ...

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