Buried deep within your camcorder lies a fabulous image sensor that sets it apart from most other image-capturing devices. This image sensor is called a charge-coupled device—that’s CCD to you and me.
If you’re like most videographers, you probably don’t know much about this hidden treasure. And that’s a shame. Knowing the hows and whys of CCDs can help make your videography more effective. It can help you differentiate one model from another and decide which camcorder to buy. Moreover, CCD sensors benefit from some of the fastest-advancing technology in camcorders; know the future of sensors and you can peek into the very future of camcorders.
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