“In the DVX100B, you havea tool respected by profes-
sional lmmakers around
the world. My hope is thatthis manual enables you toget past the buttons anddials and focus on whatreally matters—your story!”
, holding per-haps the shortest stint asstudio manager in NWCThistory— seven months in2006—put together thiscurriculum as one of hislast assignments. We onlyhope that his quick de-parture from our hallowedhalls was not caused by thisstrenuous exercise!
What’s allowed,what’s not.
Lose it. Break it.Buy it.
DC or AC? You can’tshoot without it!
Choosing, loading,and recording onthe right tape.
Be prepared foranything on shootday!
Just in case—no onelikes being sued.
Resetting defaultmenu settings justmight solve yourtechnical problems.
Need to troubleshoot? Walkthrough seven typical prob-lems and their solutions.
Everything you need toknow about selecting soundinputs and setting andmonitoring audio levels.Consult the easy-to-followchart for successful setup—you’ll never have to ask “Isthis thing on?” again!
Know how to determineyour dominant light sourceand set the neutral density
lter, white balance, andiris level. Then nd out
what zebras have to dowith video—zoos aren’t the
only place to nd them!
Wonder how the pros do it?All the basics and more arecovered.
NWCT has a variety of microphones available forcheckout—all of which areshown here. You’ll knowexactly which mic to use foryour taping situation.
on the cover
How to shoot like a pro
Is this thing on? Easy-to-follow chart for successfulsound
4 steps for avoiding overex-posure
Rules: what’s allowed, what’snot
Your best shoot ever! A pre-production checklist
Help! 7 common problemssolved