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Video Camera Techniques, 2nd Edition by Gerald Millerson

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Video Cameras

Today’s video cameras come in many shapes and forms; from peanutsized surveillance units, to large heavy duty studio cameras.

Consumer camera systems

Used mainly for home videos and low-budget program-making, consumer camera systems with their in-built recording facilities, offer a wide range of program-making opportunities.

Palmcorders are increasingly popular for everyday use. Thanks to their small size and easy-to-use controls, they are extremely straightforward to operate, and results are very satisfactory for less exacting program making.

Compact video cameras include numerous automatic controls that help to make shooting easier. Picture quality can be remarkably good, so that they are sometimes used for news gathering, where ...

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