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The Camera Assistant's Manual, 6th Edition by SOC David E. Elkins

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6Problems and Troubleshooting

This chapter deals with problems and troubleshooting methods to use when you have equipment-related problems. Other types of problems that you may encounter in the day-to-day performance of your job, such as location issues or personality conflicts with other crew members, are covered in other chapters.

Troubleshooting may be described as a careful system of finding the cause of a problem and correcting it. When something goes wrong, find out why, and then correct or eliminate the problem. You need common sense and logic, as well as knowledge of the equipment you are working with. If you are familiar with the equipment, it is only a matter of using a step-by-step procedure to find and correct almost any problem that ...

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