VIDEO BASICS: Setup and Operate a Video Camera

How to setup and operate a digital video cameras
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 31 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

Video camera basic is a quick course that covers the setup and operation of three distinct cameras commonly used today, these cameras include consumer cameras and professional cameras.

The cameras used in this course are are the Samsung, JVC PX-100 and Canon 550d DSLR.

This course is a great starting point for anyone interested in learning the basics of Video cameras before moving on to more advanced operations of the camera.

The course covers: Powering the camera, Starting the camera, Exposure, Focus, etc.

This course is intended to give a basic lesson on how to setup and operate video cameras.

What are the requirements?

  • A digital video camera
  • Tripod
  • SD card

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Take three distinct video cameras and look at their basic setup and operation. these include powering and turning on the cameras, understanding lenes and operating the cameras various controls.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about cameras from basic consumer to a DSLR.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Camera Basics

Introduction to the course "Video Basics"


Overview the three cameras, and discover their similarities and differences.

Section 2: Using the Camera

This lecture covers powering the camera, including using the power outlet and battery.


Using SD cards or Hard drives, this lecture covers storage solutions.


Look at how the cameras are turned on and turned off.


Comparing the differences between the three cameras LCD screens.


Take a look at the information contained on the LCD screens and what they do.


How to install the viewfinder.


How to start recording with each camera.


Compare the differences in the cameras lenses how to use them.


How to utilise the lens hood and matte box.


Look at how setup and use the cameras manual exposure controls.


A look at ND and UV filters.


How to setup and operate manual focusing


Look at how to use the zoom function on the three cameras.


Get a better understanding of how to work with audio.

Framing a shot

Take the footage that you have recorded and transfer it to the computer.

Section 3: stabilising the camera

How to mount and use the cameras on a tripod.


A look at how to use the camera in the hand held postion.

Section 4: Conclusion

Conclusion of the course "Video Basics"

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Instructor Biography

Kane Hamilton, Filmmaker, Teacher, designer

As a passionate filmmaker for fifteen years, I've enjoyed working on a variation of projects, ranging from short films, Tv productions, Documentaries and Special effects projects.

I also spent eleven of those teaching the skill s that I had developed to TAFE students, the subjects that I taught were 3d Animation and Special effects, Video Production and project management.

Other activities I enjoy are design work with the use of CAD software. My past jobs include 3d design of motorcycles for BRAAAP motorcycles.

I'm looking forward to sharing my skills and past experience with a new frontier of students, and help them to develop their own skills.

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