This course provides a technical overview studio and location camera systems. It will cover the basics of lens, sensors, shutters, colour control and quality management in both types of camera, as well as looking at all the peripheral technology found on a broadcast camera.
Course Duration: 1 day.
At the end of this course you will:
- Understand basic lens technology, jargon and labelling.
- Understand how lens angles, depth of field and Iris are interconnected.
- Understand image sensor types, benefits and limitations.
- understand the differences between the facilities provided by multi-camera and single-camera systems.
- Appreciate the processing which cameras apply to pictures prior to producing a video signal.
This course requires a good knowledge of video as provided by the Training for TV Introduction to Video course.
The topics covered will include:
- Image production:
- Prime and Zoom lens technology. Focal length and J numbers.
- Focus and depth of field.
- Iris, f stops and the relationship to image quality.
- CMOS and CCD sensors.
- Dichroic blocks and Bayer patterns.
- Matrices, gamma and image processing.
- Aperture correction and artificial sharpening.
- Location camera storage technology.
- Studio Camera systems: