Vortex Media Book: Vortex Media Book: Field Guide for the Sony PMW-EX1 by Doug Jensen

Vortex Media Book: Vortex Media Book: Field Guide for the Sony PMW-EX1 by Doug Jensen

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Vortex Media FGEX1 overview

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Vortex Media Book: Field Guide for the Sony PMW-EX1 by Doug Jensen - We all know how confusing and complicated original manufacturer's instruction manuals can be. Besides, who can remember everything? So many functions, buttons, features and switches. This guide is a no-nonsense approach to understanding and operating the Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM camcorder. It's written in clear, concise and easy-to-understand language.

The guide contains detailed explanations, tutorials, photographs, checklists, menu trees, parts diagrams, suggested settings, tips, tricks, and page after page of practical advice.

About the Author: Doug Jensen is a cameraman, producer, director, editor, and consultant with over 28 years of video production and post-production experience. He is also the owner of Vortex Media, which produces instructional videos, camcorder field guides, and innovative production tools for video production, television, and digital photography.

Note: This book works well with Vortex Media's Instructional DVD on the same camera

UPC: 804879135395
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Vortex Media FGEX1 specs

Subject Advanced Videography
Author Doug Jensen
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover O-Ring bound with 100 lb paper
Pages 110
Dimensions Not Specified by Publisher
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number Not Specified by Publisher
Publisher Vortex Media
Date Published 2009
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.5"

Vortex Media FGEX1 reviews

Book: Vortex Media Book: Field Guide for the Sony PMW-EX1 by Doug Jensen is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great study guide for a complex sysetm ! Jensen's field guide is an invaluable tool - like a well-lit path to photographic excellence, it reveals the most useful features of this camera system in a well-organized manner. Actual viewfinder menus are used and flowcharts of submenus show what to expect. His pre-flight checklist sums up shooting preparations and he gives a one-page summation of his favorite EX1 settings. He points out some features that won't get alot of use and gives pros and cons of various other features. Anything beyond the scope of this guide is mentioned as such, and the user is pointed in the right direction for fruther study. Jensen has worked with all the big networks and well-known cable channels. Clearly, the guy can do AND teach. Buy this !
Date published: 2009-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handy Field Guide This is a nice reference for on-site use. Plasticized pages and a spiral binder make it durable and compact. Has complete expansion of menus and some useful tips. The author has a particular style and his preferred defaults are illustrative but not necessarily applicable. Also this manual was written pre EX1R and does not take into account substantial improvements in design (it contains work arounds for early design flaws). Still a worthwhile purchase.
Date published: 2010-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely useful Got the book just before my EX1r arrived to get a bit of a head start. Found it quite well written and informative, the outcome being that when I received the camera I was familiar enough with its features and potential issues to start using it right away. Now it is in my camera bag at all times, in case I need to refresh how to do something obscure in a hurry. The book is much, much more useful than the manual.
Date published: 2010-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This should have come with the camera. This is a handy little booklet that should have come with the camera. I confess that I did not purchase this until I'd already owned my EX1R for almost two years, so I'd figured out most of it's features before buying the field guide, but I still found a few useful tips I didn't know. The only reason I didn't give it more stars is because of the price.
Date published: 2011-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handy little book The Vortex guide is great for on the go. It's laminated & study, so don't worry about bringing it onto a shoot. It covers the EX1 pretty well, but be warned, this is a book for intermediate shooters. This is not a book to learn how to shoot, but to get some advice specific to the EX1.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent companion to Vortex Video Vortex has great videos on using the EX1/3/ This field guide has the meat of the video - all the stuff you'd want to write down - in one place. Throw it in your bag and pull it out when you need it.
Date published: 2009-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Value Exactly as described, a quick way into the deeper functions and where and when to use them for the EX1. I agree with others, this book should come with the camera when you order it from Sony.
Date published: 2012-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book If used along with the DVD the Vortex book is great. It leaves out a lot of the info from the DVD, but is a good reference and stays in my camera bag. Good to have on a shoot.
Date published: 2011-07-19
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