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The Camera Assistant's Manual, 4th Edition by SOC David E. Elkins

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Cameras

As a camera assistant you will be working with many different camera systems throughout your career. You should be familiar with as many different cameras as possible. This section contains basic information such as format, magazine sizes, and simple line drawings of the threading diagrams of cameras and magazines for most of the cameras currently used in the film industry.

The threading diagrams included here are not meant to teach you how to load the magazines or thread the cameras. They are intended only as a reference, in case you have forgotten about a specific camera system. If you want to learn how to load magazines or thread cameras, you should contact a camera rental house that has the particular camera you are interested in. ...

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