Vortex Media's Sony PDW-F800 Field Guide
XDCAM Field Guide
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The Sony PDW-F800 camcorder is loaded with advanced features and options that can bewilder even the most seasoned professional. That's why you need Vortex Media's PDW-F800 Digital Field Guide on your iPad. It's packed with essential information, tips, warnings, undocumented functions, and page after page of practical advice. This guide will help you set up your camera, configure the menus, create custom Scene Files, setup custom clip naming, export proxy files, and much more. This is the instructional book that should have been included with your camera!
In the no-nonsense style for which Doug Jensen is known, he cuts through the clutter of confusing, misunderstood, and undocumented features. He explains each camera function and provides step-by-step instructions for how to use them. His suggestions and advanced techniques will improve the quality of your footage, streamline your workflow, and make you more productive. No matter how well you think you know your camera, you will learn things in this field guide that you didn't know before — plus it makes a handy reference anytime you need a quick refresher course.
With over 225 pages of detailed information, plus 100 over pages of step-by-step tutorials, you won’t find a single important topic left out. This field guide will change the way you use the Sony PDW-F800 camcorder.
Topics include: Getting Started; Viewfinder and LCD Displays; Batteries and Power; XDCAM Discs; Menu System Overview; User Menu; Recording Formats; Custom Clip Naming; Assign Switches; SDI / Video Output; Audio; Paint Menus; User Data Files; Scene Files; Proxy Files; Metadata; Exposure; Focus; White Balance; Timecode; Interval Recording; Picture Cache; S&Q Motion; <!> Warning Indicator Lamp; Misc. ALAC and APR; Playback; Editing Clip Lists; Disc Menus; Ingest Options; F800 vs. 700 feature comparison; Parts Identification diagrams; List of all Menus; Glossary.