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Video Camera Techniques, 2nd Edition by Gerald Millerson

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Meet your Camera

Most of us feel awkward when handling a piece of technical equipment for the first time. Even when we are familiar enough with similar devices, there will usually be some changes in design or layout that can leave us uncertain. Although the video camera is technically complex, it is surprisingly straightforward to operate. At first you may feel a little apprehensive, but nowadays even modestly priced equipment is pretty foolproof, and remarkably rugged. The answer to most difficulties is practice. And don’t forget the old adage: ‘When all else fails, read the instructions’!

You can always check the results

You don’t need to be ‘technically-minded’ to use a video camera successfully. There will of course, be those odd occasions ...

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