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DVX100B Manual

DVX100B Manual

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PANASONICAG-DVX100B
|b a s i c|
HOW TOshoot likea PROIs this thing on?
Easy-to-follow chart for successful sound
4
steps foravoidingoverexposure
UL
ha’ salloed,ha’ s no
CLASS CURRICULUM
FREE
Northwest Community Television
763.533.8196
 
www.nwct.org
 
overYour best shoot ever!
A pre-production checklist
HELP!
7 commonproblemssolved
 
CONTRIBUTOR 
 “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!” 
Ben Watne
, 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!
design
Tamisha Touray
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Policies
What’s allowed,what’s not.
3
Checkout form
Lose it. Break it.Buy it.
4
Power
DC or AC? You can’tshoot without it!
 
5
Tape
Choosing, loading,and recording onthe right tape.
15
Pre-productionchecklist
Be prepared foranything on shootday!
16
Talent release
Just in case—no onelikes being sued.
17
Default settings
Resetting defaultmenu settings justmight solve yourtechnical problems.
HELP!
Need to troubleshoot? Walkthrough seven typical prob-lems and their solutions.
SOUND
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!
VIDEO IMAGE
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!
BETTER SHOOTING
Wonder how the pros do it?All the basics and more arecovered.
MICROPHONES
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
12
Is this thing on? Easy-to-follow chart for successfulsound
7
4 steps for avoiding overex-posure
10
Rules: what’s allowed, what’snot
2
Your best shoot ever! A pre-production checklist
15
Help! 7 common problemssolved
18
contents
6
10
12
18
8
 
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Portable camera policies
The purpose of these policies is to manage NWCT equipment ina fair and equitable manner. Follow these rules and you’ll neverhave to worry about losing your membership privileges!
1.
Only certifed members are permitted to operate equipment
.2. Members must be on time for appointments. You must call if youare going to be more than 30 minutes late—if you are more than60 minutes late, we will consider you a “no show” and give away
 
your equipment.3. Cameras may be checked out for up to 48 hours.4. Members may schedule cameras only two weekends per month.5. Members may reserve only one camera at a time per event. If asecond camera is available at the time of checkout for the lengthof time desired, it can be checked out.6. Equipment may be reserved up to two months in advance.
7. NWCT staff must conrm all equipment is in proper working order
at the time of return. This takes approximately ten minutes—members must be present.8. Members must be 18 years of age to sign out equipment. Aparent or guardian must sign for equipment checked out to thoseunder age 18.9. Members are responsible for the equipment and will be liable forany loss or damage, normal wear and tear excepted.10. All members using equipment and facilities will be expected toproduce a program for cablecast within six months.
x
Producing programs forhire, advertisements,commercials, obscene orindecent programming,lotteries, or personal andfamily programs will notbe tolerated.
If you need to cancel yourappointment, please notifythe studio manager at least24 hours in advance; un-foreseen emergencies andillnesses will be taken intoconsideration. Please do
not
 rely on leaving a voicemailmessage. Talk to a studiomanager whenever possible.If cancellations are not made24 hours in advance of yourscheduled time, become ex-cessive, or if you are morethan 30 minutes late for yourappointment, you may besubject to disciplinary ac-
tion as follows: rst offense,
verbal warning; second of-fense, written warning; thirdoffense, suspension.
763.533.8196
 CA L L N O W !
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