Books about camera settings

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Paul Jenkins
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Hi,
can anybody recommend any books which exlpain/help with the different settings on DV camera`s.

Cheers
Paul.

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The instruction manual?

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Dave Farrants
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Anonymous

Nice one Dave!

I think what Paul means is that he's read the instructions but he doesn't understand the terminology. I am right aren't I Paul, you HAVE read the manual?

I recommend The Technique Of Television Production by Gerald Millerson and published by Focal Press ISBN 0-240-51289-8

Now in it's 12th Edition it was last revised before dv but the technology is still the same.

Paul Jenkins
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Hi,
I have read the manual,it does not go into enough detail. It tells me the basics and how to change the settings, but doesn`t explain enough.

Thats why I`d like to find a book that will teach me more, so I can get the best out of the camera.

Thanks for your help.
Paul

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It might help if we knew which camera you were using!

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This is a good page of links to get you started:

http://www.knowledgehound.com/topics/film.htm

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Paul Rossi
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Hi Paul,

When I asked a similar question some time ago I got quite a few good suggestions. The book I settled on buying was "Digital Video Camerawork" by Peter Ward. It is in the "focal press media manual" range, the ISBN number is 0-240-51605-2.

I can't remenber what I paid (approx £15 probably), but I find the book very useful indeed. It is one of those books you never finish because you pick it up, learn a bit and put it down again, then you pick it up again to refresh your memory and learn a bit more, if you know what I mean.

Hope this helps,

Paul

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RayL
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Paul

Your location is only given as 'UK' but if you live near London and would like to browse a good selection of technical books then the Modern Book Shop in Praed Street is worth a detour. (Turn right out of Edgware Road Tube Station and past the Window Cleaner)

Ray Liffen

Paul Jenkins
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Thanks everybody for your suggestions.

Paul