Chapter 5: Cameras



After reading this chapter, you should know . . .

  • The basic scanning processes used to create video.
  • The role of hue, saturation, and luminance in creating video color.
  • How a camera produces video signals.
  • Lens characteristics and principles of lens operation.
  • The theory and operation of zoom lenses.
  • Common camera controls and how they are used.
  • How different types of camera mounting equipment are used.
  • Basic camera shots and how they are used.
  • Basic principles of picture composition, including framing, headroom, angle of elevation, and balance for standard-definition and high-definition formats.
  • Basic camera operation techniques.


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