I have made a start on the new Sony HVR-Z1 training manual. As I complete a page I will add it to the site.
PART 1: GETTING STARTED
In this section we'll start with a pre-recording checklist to get things up and running.
PART 2: FOCUS
Getting to grips with manual focus
PART 3: EXPOSURE (IRIS, ND FILTERS AND ZEBRA STRIPES)
we look at how iris and ND filters work together. Plus what level to set Zebra stripes and how to use them effectively.
PART 4: GAIN AND HYPERGAIN
What is gain and how much is just right? Why you need hypergain.
PART 5: THE SHUTTER
Why you might need the shutter. Removing flicker from (CRT) computer screens.
PART 6: WHITE BALANCE
What may look like white light to you, can look very different to
PART 7: BATTERIES
Taking care of your batteries
PART 8: RECORDING FORMATS AND TAPES
DV, DVCAM or HDV - what is the difference. Plus, which tapes
PART 9: TIME CODE
Record run, time of day, user bits
PART 10: AUDIO AND SOUND LEVELS Getting the levels right, mic level and line level.
2000 - 2010