Single-Camera Video Production, Fourth Edition (Media by Robert B. Musburger PhD

By Robert B. Musburger PhD

Musberger is a smart ebook if you are desirous about the craft of taking pictures. The ebook is written by means of a professional for execs and people who wish to be. the fashion is spare, distinctive, and transparent. there's little aptitude within the booklet, but when you must recuperate at capturing the knowledge is right here and well-explained. whereas the identify is "single-camera", lots of the details applies in virtually any video capturing state of affairs.

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To create and reproduce a color signal, the other characteristic of light, the chrominance, or color portion, must be addressed. The 525-line system was agreed on early in the history of the development of television in the United States by the NTSC. In 1941 (just before World War II), equipment that could be manufactured at a reasonable cost could accommodate no more than 525 lines. That standard has been altered as digital HDTV, a higher resolution system using more lines and a wider scan ratio, has been developed (see “Digital Signal Standards”).

Instead, the tape is wrapped around a drum containing one or more video recording heads that rotate inside the drum in the opposite direction from that taken by the tape as it is moving around the drum. The video heads barely project from the drum, touching the tape just enough to record the video signal in a series of slanted tracks across the tape. The tape is wrapped around the head in a helical shape, which is the source of one of the two common names for this type of recording: helical recording.

S. power is a 60cycle system, whereas much of the rest of the world uses a variation of a 50-cycle system. For this complex system to stay in synchronization, pulses are added between the fields and between the lines. These are called sync pulses, and they must be created either in the camera or in a sync generator. The sync pulses are part of the recorded signal, and the receiver or tape deck locks onto those pulses when the tape is played back or the signal is broadcast. The pulses can be corrected if there are errors in their timing by running the signal through a time base corrector (TBC).

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