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Video Camera Techniques, 2nd Edition by Gerald Millerson

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Camera Care

There is nothing more frustrating, time-wasting, and costly, than unreliable equipment that lets you down at a crucial moment. These camera care reminders can help you to avoid that happening.

The camera in use

During a busy day, it’s easy to become a little careless in the way you handle your camera. A ‘lightweight’ shoulder-mounted camera can feel heavier by the minute after a long session, and it is a relief to put it down.

Remember though, your camera is really a delicate instrument. It doesn’t like dirt, sand, sea-water, rain, moisture, hot sun, steam, mist, heat, extreme cold… The lens easily becomes coated with dust or condensation. Grit gets into tender parts, and can scratch as it is removed. It takes just a moment to protect ...

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