HD Camera Operations suported by ERDF

HD Camera Operation - with Panasonic AJ-HDX-900

Ravensbourne College - with the support of the European Regional Development Fund - is delivering a 1 day HD Camera Ops course that is FREE to eligible beneficiaries, as part of its Commercialising Digital Technology programme.

To be eligible you must work for a registered business with less than 250 employees or, if you are a freelancer or sole trader be registered as a business, and be based in or near London.

The course will run on February 26th and be repeated on the 27th. We are restricting numbers to 6 delegates per course and only one delegate per company per day may attend.

Course Outline

This intensive 1-day course features practical exercises exploring the functionality of HD cameras and the various techniques, skills and knowledge needed exploit them.

The course will use the Panasonic AJ-HDX-900 DVCPRO with HD monitor and HD LCD screens.

Course Content

INTRO to HD     
Formats and Standards

Progressive Scan / Interlaced / Frame Rates          
Aspect Ratios – Widescreen, Tapes

Definitions – Pixels and chips, CCD, CMOS, Sharpness
Focus, lenses and Depth of Field
Contrast and Lighting
Style of shooting
Transmission or DVD?

Auto – Manual, basic settings, set-up cards
Playout – Component / composite
SDI / HDMI, Firewire etc.

Eyepiece / viewfinder set-up / focusing
Auto – v – Manual functions :-

Manual –Auto / Zoom Controls
Professional Lenses – back focus, 2X converters
Depth of Field, Macro
Pro-sumer lenses – Push-Auto focus / exposure

Auto – v – Manual
Contrast and Exposure
ND Filters
Shutter / Gain / Iris
Iris Control – F-Stops
Shutter Speeds
Gain / Hypergain set -up
Exposure Methods – Averaging, Zebras, judging
Pro-sumer cameras – backlight / AE functions
Auto – v – Manual
Daylight / Tungsten – Indoor Presets
Manual White-Balance – Mixed Lighting
Black Balance (Professional Cameras)

Auto – v – Manual
Phantom Powering
Basic Mic Types – usage
Camera controls- meters – sound menu
Line / mic inputs, attenuation
Setting levels

Various Exercises for Practical Sections – Basic Camera Controls, Focus with framing, Manual Exposure, Sound, Colour Balance, Hand-Held work.

Where - Stephen Lawrence Centre
When - 26th & 27th February 2009 - 10.00 - 17.00
To book or check eligibilty e mail shortcourses~at~rave.ac.uk

Name Sales End Price
Free to eligible delegates Ended Free

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