Sony HVR-Z7U and S270 DVD Workshop - This DVD covers all aspects of camera setup, exposure, focus, shooting technique, profile settings and much more. The tutorial leaves no stone unturned in helping you master these cameras.
Geared towards both the beginner and experienced shooter, the DVD gives actual examples of how to get the most out of the camera and get images that are truly worthy of what this technology can generate.
About the Instructor: Doug Jensen is the owner of Vortex Media, a cameraman, producer, director, editor, consultant and trainer with over 25 years of video production and post-production experience. Jensen combines his extensive production experience with his teaching skills to bring a wide-ranging, real-world perspective to his independent DVD workshops and live seminars.
As a member of Sony's Independent Certified Experts (I.C.E.) team he has taught high-definition XDCAM & HDV classes for Sony at NAB, Japan, Hollywood, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. In recent years he has directed, and co-produced several popular training DVDs including: "Mastering the Sony PMW-EX1", "HandsOnHDV: A Complete Guide to the Z1U and FX1," "A Guide to Shooting with the Sony XDCAM HD F350/F330 Camcorders," and "How to Setup, Light, & Shoot Great Looking Interviews."
Jensen owns several cameras, including a Sony PMW-EX1, Sony F350 XDCAM HD, Sony HVR-Z7U, Sony HVR-Z1U HDV camcorder, and an Ikegami HL59 Betacam. His credits and clients include: NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, CNN, PBS, BBC, NHK, EBU, TNT, Discovery, ESPN, E!, A&E, HGTV, WGBH, Food Network, NASCAR Images, MLB Productions, Travel Channel, History Channel, Sundance Channel, and NBA Entertainment.
Note: The DVD uses the Z7U as an example, however, the lessons apply to both cameras
- Tips for setting exposure accurately
- Operating the Memory Recording Unit
- Suggested Picture Profile settings
- Suggested focusing techniques
- Recommended settings for the Assign Buttons
- Suggestions for time-code settings
- Warnings about some features and settings to avoid
- Suggested Shutter Speeds for various recording modes
- Taking Digital Photos
- Focus Marking
- Examples and demonstrations of different lens options
- Recording slow-motion
- Getting a perfect white balance
- Comparisons of various shooting modes
- Managing Camera Profiles
- Post-Production Overview
- Understanding the Menus
- Audio settings
- Cache Recording
- Loop Recording