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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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15 Battery Basics

Michael Fitzer

Figure 15-1

Figure 15-1

Everyone who has a camcorder has at least one battery. But not all are created equal and knowing which kind of battery and how to best take care of it can be the difference between getting the shot and running to an outlet.

Does this sound familiar? You’re running out of daylight but you only have one more shot to grab before you call it a day. There are still two ticks left on your camera’s battery indicator and then suddenly everything goes black! A dead battery on your camcorder and no charged spare in your bag means no shot. Knowing more about the type of batteries on the market and how they work ...

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