DVCAM: A Practical Guide to the Professional System, is a nuts and bolts guide for anyone who wants to learn more about Sony DVCAM, to determine what equipment to use, how various models compare, and how to use each of them.
A user-friendly overview of the DVCAM format and its equipment, the text covers camcorders, cameras, tape, VTRs, editors, and accessories. The focus is on quick guides (Jump Start chapters) that show how to use the various Sony DVCAM camcorders: DSR-PD100A, DSR-PD150, DSR-250, DSR-300A, and DSR-500WS. Professionals, film students, independent feature filmmakers, schools, government agencies and military services, and news crews will benefit from its hands-on approach.
This comprehensive, hands-on book is an overview of the DVCAM format and its equipment. DVCAM is the professional video standard developed by Sony, based on the consumer DV video format. In the five years since DVCAM was introduced, over 200,000 cameras and VTRs have been sold, making it the best-selling professional format of all time.
Contents: What is DVCAM; Choosing a DVCAM Camcorder; Sony DSR-PD100A; DSR-PD150; DSR-250; DSR-300A; DSR-500WS; Common Features; Still Photos; Audio; Lenses; Matteboxes and Filters; Tripods and Heads; Camcorder Care; VTRs; Editing; Serious Editing; Where Does it All Go?; Theory; Sony Contacts; Suppliers; Technical Specs; Credits; Index; About the Author
Readership: Buyers of Sony camera products and current users of Sony DVCAM products; professionals.
ISBN: 0240804805. Paperback. Colour plates: Line Illustrations: Halftones:150. Measurements: 6 x 9.25 In
Jon Fauer is an award-winning Director and Director of Photography. His shoots include TV campaigns for America's best known name brands. He writes technical manuals for ARRI and is recognized as the leading expert on Arriflex cameras. Fauer also conducts seminars for Kodak and gives lectures at leading film schools around the world, and moderates the cinematography discussion forum on creativeplanet.com.