The cathode-ray tube converts the electrical impulses
with recording motion-video images using a single
camcorder. A camcorder has a single VTR directly
attached to the camera to form a camera and recorder
are a great variety of camcorders in the Navy, you must
consult the instruction manual supplied with your
machine for best results. One common motion-video
camera used in the Navy is the Hi8 video camera
compared to a video home system (VHS) camcorder. It
uses a special 8mm (about 1/3 inch) cassette with
metal-oxide coated tape. These tapes are similar in size
to an audio cassette tape.
Sony Hi8 camcorder, when the AUTO LOCK switch is
set, the iris, focus, white balance, sensitivity, and shutter
speed (1/60) are set and adjusted automatically. If left
unnoticed, there are several circumstances under which
the AUTO LOCK mode will produce poor or
pay attention to the subject and the surrounding
particular, brightness levels, focusing, color tempera-
ture of the light source, and subject movement.
low, the recorded image looks grainy and flat. By
familiarizing yourself with the brightness level of the
subject, you can improve your recordings tremendously.
In situations where the light level exceeds 100,000 lux,
such as snow-covered scenes or a beach scene on a clear
summer day, an ND filter is required. Under other
is capable of adjusting to provide excellent results;
however, in a low-light situation, such as spaces onboard
ship, auxiliary lighting may be required to provide clear,
your camcorder, is to increase gain. By increasing the
signal. This increases the contrast and provides a
higher-quality recorded image.
like the aperture on a still camera, when the subject is
backlit, open up the iris. When the subject is too bright,
you must close down the iris.
autofocusing mode, the system uses a sensor at the
center of the viewfinder screen to adjust the focus
automatically; therefore, in situations where there is
insufficient light, the subject is strongly backlit, or with
subjects consisting of flat colors or little contrast (such
as bulkheads or the sky), the autofocusing mode may
not function accurately.
another is far away
nets, or frosted glass
primary or intended subject
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