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#1 ariel

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 03:43 AM

Hello,
as a camera man who shot both film and video, I find out that using the new video cameras: digital beta, IMX, HD sometimes seems to be much more complexed than using film cameras. those video cameras have so many menu pages and options that it seems impossible to know all of them.
any good suggestion on how can I learn more about all menu setups.
thanks,
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#2 Lars.Erik

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 05:23 AM

Paul Wheeler has written some good books about High End digital filmmaking. (Focal Press)

I've had great use for these.

And yes, you are right. Digital filmmaking is becoming a profession where the videographer almost have to be a computer scientist to understand it all. (from a film point of view). And this is kinda stupid.
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#3 Tim J Durham

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 08:43 AM

I second the Paul Wheeler books. The one I have is called "Digital Cinematography". It is available from Amazon.com:

http://tinyurl.com/94gfh

He has a new one called "HD and 24p Cinematography" also available:

http://tinyurl.com/9xs3l

I think I'll get that one for myself. The other thing you can do which is a little more drastic is to take the Digital Image Tech class offered through the Santa Fe HD Workshops:

http://tinyurl.com/8en79

I would read the books BEFORE I took the course if I were you.
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