DVCAM: A Practical Guide to the Professional System

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Overview

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.

Audience: Buyers of Sony camera products and current users of Sony DVCAM products; professionals.

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"What I found was a well laid out book with comparisons not so much of manufactures but of formats. The virtues of DVCAM are well laid out in language that is easy to understand for the layman but not so simplistic that a professional can't get something out of it. An excellent read for both the user who is already shooting DVCAM and the professional cameraman who is who is just entering the digital realm. With comprehensive sections on the difference between compression, sampling, quantizing, and digitizing the reader gains a better understanding of whats going on when an image hits the CCD and how it ends up on tape." - volksmovie.com

"In his previous book, Shooting Digital Video, Jon Fauer, ASC provided an exemplary overview of digital video, covering DVCam, MiniDV and DVCPro. His new book, DVCAM, is a comprehensive summary of the Sony DVCam format and its equipment, including cameras, tape, VTRs, editors and accessories." - Ray Zone, American Cinematographer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240804804
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/23/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of 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
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