|The buttons at the left will take you to various pages within our site.
Selecting a Tech is a page of information about how to select a
qualified technician to service and align your camera. It includes
questions to ask and some ideas for you, the camera owner/operator to consider.
The Evaluation Form is an example of a typical Broadcast Camera
Clinic Evaluation Form. Camera Terms, is a page that explains
the terms on the Evaluation Form, and tells you a little information
about them. The Evaluation Form and the Camera Terms Page are
Matrix Info is a page on information on what the camera matrix is
and how to set it up. It contains some suggestions on chart to use , and
how to set up the matrix yourself. Check it out if you are planning to change
the look of your camera.
D600/D700 is a collection of pages about setting up either of the
two cameras for various film or camera matching looks. One of the pages contains
complete setups for various Eastman film stocks and camera matches, while
the other page contains information on uses of gama, matrix and detail to
match film stocks and other cameras.
The NEW DVWs is a NEW section about our recent experience
with the NEW Sony DVW709 Digital Betacam recorder. This section also contains
our opinions and experiences with and regarding this unit, and the
two other units, the DVW707 and the DVW790. This is a section to read
before you buy.
The NEW BSC-1F1 section contains information about the new
Film Look Digital Gamma Setup Cards, and how to use them. If you are serious
about using your DVW700 or DVW700WS with a film look, this is a section to
check out now. Any of the D600/D700 pages can be handy if
you are trying to match or make a special look.
Another new section, The HDW700A section contains some brief
information on Sony's latest High Definition cam /corder and it's abilities.
Also a listing of all the specs for the camera and the recorder, along with
information about what might be coming in the future.
Basic Setups is a section about adjusting your older, non-digital
camera for various specialized looks. It includes a basic
"Broadcast" setup, and a pair of specialized set ups. One is
a version of the original Al Giddings - Ocean Images look,
while the other is a version of a National Geographic look.
There is also an explanation of what parts of the look are subjective and
what parts are critical. Check it out if you are interested in an original
look for your older camera.
Pixel Defects explains the mystery of the white spot you might have
seen on a CCD camera over the years. This page has some theories as to what
causes them and how to try and prevent them.
Betacam SX is a brief piece of information about a new Sony Digital
Tape Product that I find quite exciting!
The DXCD30 Info, is a page about the NEW Sony professional
camera and some of it's features.
In the 16 X 9 Info page we now have some great information regarding
the resolution differences between 4 X 3 and 16 X 9 aspect ratios. This section
explains the lines per megahertz difference, and how the two aspect ratios
CCD History is a NEW section that gives you an informational
background on CCD image sensors and how they have evolved to become the image
sensor of choice used in all types of video cameras today.
Lens Theory is our most recently added section. Here you can
find out about how your lens works. We also explain chromatic abberation,
ramping (F-Drop), and why lenses do what they do. This section contains some
great optical theory, combined with some basic information regarding lenses
and optics for video cameras.
The NEW Video Terms section is a sort of dictionary of many
video terms used in the industry today. It also includes explanations of
those multi-letter abbreviations you have always wondered about.
In Your Comments, we now have a great section for your comments regarding
our site. Just fill out the form you find there and submit it! It's much
easier than trying to word some mail, and you can leave personal comments
in the text areas if you would like.
The NEW Classified Ads Section, is a great place to put that camera
you want to sell, or to advertise your services. This is a new feature
for our site. Feel free to post your ad for sale items, or "want "
items, or a message about your services, (camera operator, lighting, editing,
equipment rental, etc.). Please note that we do reserve the right to
remove any ads we feel are inappropriate for this site.
NEW to us is our own Camera Forum. We are working on
making The Broadcast Camera Forum a great place to express your opinion of
things in the camera world. Check it out, and read what other have written
about their camera issues.
We have also become a Barnes & Noble afilliate book seller. Here
is your chance to look up all hose broadcast books you have wanted, and you
can get them at a great price. Click on the button, Barnes &
Noble Books, and drop by this section and open your own title, keyword
or author search for the perfect book.
Next we have our HTML Help Links. This is our collection of
shareware or free ware sites that were used to make these pages here. That
means we have have personally used and recommend all of the
programs we link to. If you are thinking of making your own
web page, check this section out!
Our Statistics give you a view of all the people that have visited
us this year. This section also tells you from what country we are getting
some of our visitors from, how many hits per month and other interesting
bits of information.
Finally the Frames Version button allows you to vist our mirror site
of this one that uses Frames instead of full pages.
The links, in the graphic,at the top of the page take you to
various manufacturers camera pages, and to
lens, tripod , battery
and other support pages. Please take a moment to read our News Letter.
It contains some more information about our site, and current news about
many other interesting things. Please feel free to check it all out! If
you know of some other links I could add, please write me with them.
Please come back often, as this site will continually evolve. Thanks for