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Knowing your camera

Martin Johnson - Thursday, October 10, 2013
Using a video camera is like driving a car After you have been driving a car for a few months you no longer have to think about how to slow down -- you automatically put your foot on the brake pedal. You don't need to think about how to turn left or right, you just do it. It becomes automatic. But when you first started to drive you had to think through each of these actions. "I need to slow down, so I need to put my foot gently on the brake pedal, which is to the left of the acce .. click to read full post.
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Colour Balance - what do you need to know?

Martin Johnson - Saturday, August 10, 2013
One of the most misunderstood settings on a video (or still camera) is the one labelled 'colour balance'. The menu behind this setting often looks like this one. From left to right, these symbols tell you what settings the camera has available - so which one do you select? When colour photography was first invented back in the days of film, there were two basic types of film available, daylight or tungsten. The manufacturers of the film had 'balanced' the chemicals on the film so t .. click to read full post.
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