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Video Field Production and Editing, 7th Edition by Ronald Compesi

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CHAPTER 4

Operating the Video Camcorder

 

 

 

THE BASIC SYSTEM

Today most small-scale EFP and ENG recording is done with a camcorder (see Figure 4.1). Camcorders contain two components: a video camera and a portable video recorder. With these two components you can shoot and record electronic images. The camera section produces the basic video signal, which is then sent to the video recorder.

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FIGURE 4.1 Recording in the Field with Professional Camcorders

The camera and recorder may be manufactured as a single unit in which the camera and recorder are inseparable, or the camera and recorder may be manufactured as separate, dockable units in ...

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