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Video Camera Techniques, 2nd Edition by Gerald Millerson

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Portable/Lightweight Cameras

These are the familiar all-purpose ‘portable’ or ‘lightweight’ camera units which are used for news-gathering (ENG), shooting on location (electronic field production; EFP), and for small studio work. Performance ranges from high-grade single-CCD types, to 3-CCD forms which produce pictures of top broadcast quality.

Formats

The main advantage of this type of unit, is its flexibility. You can carry it around on a shoulder, mount it on a tripod, a pedestal, or a jib arm, equally effectively.

Demountable or modular forms of portable camera can be fitted with different lenses, viewfinders, controls (focus, zoom) to suit the type of production you are shooting.

You can use the portable camera unit –

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