3How DV Works:Inside the Technology


Bill Fisher





Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! Inside this tent you’ll have a remarkable opportunity to get closer than ever before to digital video, otherwise known as DV. I’ll give each of you an unusual close-up look at the mechanics of DV, at the various DV formats on the market and at the reasons DV can do so much, so well. So follow me into the tent of wonders!

Look—the journey is already beginning. We’re now shrinking, small enough to penetrate the inner workings of a DV camcorder. Let’s enter through the lens housing and start exploring.

Light, Sound and Current

As we move through the zoom lens, note that at this point, digital video is a lot like analog video. Light and sound enter the ...

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