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Real World Digital Video, Second Edition by Gerald Everett Jones, Pete Shaner

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Record and Playback Settings

Most of the time you don't need to worry about what's going on inside the camcorder, but, if they're available, the following controls are worth knowing about.

Record Controls

The following settings control how the camcorder's image-processing circuits handle the output from the CCD before it goes on tape.

Full Auto Mode

This setting, which is sometimes simply called Auto, means just what you'd expect: the camcorder makes all the technical decisions (such as autofocus, auto-exposure, and sharpness enhancement ) while you run, gun, and keep the action in frame.

As we've said before, when you get serious about videography, we encourage you to shuck those training wheels and turn Auto mode off. News-style videographers ...

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