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Video Camera Techniques, 2nd Edition by Gerald Millerson

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Studio Cameras

Generally found in larger production centers, the studio or production camera is a state-of-the-art piece of equipment, producing pictures of the highest broadcast quality. It is normally linked with others in a multi-camera setup – for newscasts, panel shows, interviews, drama, comedy shows, etc. When used outside the studio (e.g. at public events), it is usually set up at fixed viewpoints overlooking the action.

The camera chain

There are important differences between this type of camera and those we met earlier. It is not self-contained. It forms part of a centralized system.

Each camera is cabled to an associated camera control unit (CCU) outside the studio. (In digital systems, called a base station.) This cable carries all ...

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