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Basics of Production Camera and Camera Operations

  1. 1. Presentation onBasics of Camera
  2. 2. About Camera:- Today I explain you the basic operations ofSony PD Camera. PD Camera is popular becauseit is small in size, light weight and easy to handle.It is popular for making documentaries. No needof setting manually when PD has the specialfunction and it adjust automatically as per theshooting climate and provides a good videos. If uwant to adjust manually you can. So, It is veryuser friendly.
  3. 3. Important Parts of Camera  Lenswood
  4. 4.  View Finder with Eyecup
  5. 5.  LensThere are different types in Lens:Normal Lens,Wide Lens,Tele Lens,Zoom Lense.Normally Zoom Lens will be used in our Video Cams.
  6. 6.  Lens CapTo protect the lens by dust, mastures, pinger prints etc
  7. 7.  Record and VCR buttons
  8. 8.  Zoom In/Out Button
  9. 9.  LCD Screen
  10. 10.  Audio Setting buttons
  11. 11.  Recording ButtonTotally camerahave 3 Recordingbuttons for theuser comfort
  12. 12.  Audio/MIC PortsWith this the audio will bereceived. At the front-topof the camera we haveaudio ports. Through thatwe can add MIC. We have2 channels we can connect2 audio input sources. AndIt has 2 channels – CH1and CH2
  13. 13.  Zoom And Focus RingsThrough this wecan zoom theobject and focuson the subject.
  14. 14. Some Basic Operations & Functions Adding and Removing BatteryWhile adding theBattery you haveto be verycareful. You needto fallow propersteps.
  15. 15.  Switching on the Camera and VCR ModeWhen you have aBattery of powersupply you can onthe Camera by justswitching to CameraMode. If you wantto playback youneed to switch toVCR Mode
  16. 16.  Adding Recording Tape and RemovingRight side of the camerawe have a open buttononce we press the buttonautomatically the tapecase will open. Once weinsert the Tapeautomatically the insidecase will get close afterwe have to close outsidedoor.
  17. 17.  Audio/Video PortsThrough thisAudio/Video Portswe can connectthe cameradirectly to TV.
  18. 18.  DC In(Power Suply)When we don’thave batterybackup, then wecan directly usepower supply.
  19. 19. How to use Manual Settings Audio SettingsWith the manualaudio settingsbutton you cancontrol the audioinput.
  20. 20.  Audio SettingsWith the manual audiosettings button you cancontrol the audio input. Youhave 3 types of manual audioInput Level setting called-LINE(is used for Inputfrom other sources likemixer etc.),MIC(Normally it is used),MIC ATT(For boosting the normal audio).
  21. 21.  MENU ButtonWith this button we canmanually set the camerasettings. It have 9 functions.Let us learn how we can usethis Menu button which is setbetween LCD Screen. Onceyou press the Menu the menuwill open in LCD Screen anduse the scroll bar from thebottom back of the Camera.If you press scroll button itwill take OK.
  22. 22.  White Balance SettingWe can set the white balanceas per the available lightingby using the White BalanceButton which is in thebackside of the Camera. Onceyou press the button then youhave to use scroll key. Andyou have 3 Options-Regular Light,Sun Light, andManual set.
  23. 23.  Shutter Speed SettingWe can set shutter speed asper our requirements. Whenwe take speed moving objectswe have to increase theshutter speed. When we aretaking normal videos setnormal. Normal shutter set is60(1/60 of a sec. and formoving fast objects 250th ofa second). it is in-betweenthe lens and the film or tape.
  24. 24.  Aperture SettingAperture is the Size of theopening the lens size. Themore it open the more lightenters. It is the magic in thephotography field. If youunderstand this setting youcan do magics with this. TheLesser the Aperture the moredepth of field(DOB), the morethe aperture the less depthof field.
  25. 25. Here is the Example -This have taken with This have taken withmax aperture setting Lesser aperture settingf/22 f/2.8
  26. 26.  Aperture SettingIt is the magic in thephotography field. If youunderstand this setting youcan do magics in this. TheLesser the Aperture the themore depth of field(DOB), themore the aperture the lessdepth of field.See the Example -
  27. 27. Causion Once camera Work over we have to close with the lens Cap. We need to handle all buttons smoothly while manually setting up. We have to be careful while closing the cassette case. We should not close both doors in one time. We should not use the buttons which we don’t know what functions it do.
  28. 28. Any Questions?
  29. 29. Basayya M HosurmathEducational Technology Multimedia CenterKarnataka University Dharwad