Next is the sensor. Erik explains how a sensor works, full frame and APS-C also Micro Four Thirds. They all have advantages and why it's important to know about them purchasing a camera. He talks sensor sizes, and what sensors can be found in each different camera ranging from a high quality cinema camera, a camcorder, eng camera, to a smaller hybrid camera.
- The camera sensor is what converts light into…a digital signal so it can be saved as a digital file.…Sensors come in very different sizes and these sizes…have a huge impact on the performance of the camera.…When we talked about sensors and the cameras they work with…they fall into three different categories: hybrid cameras,…digital cinema, and camcorders.…Okay, time to put your technology geek hat on for this one.…The sensor is photosensitive.…It gathers light in what are called the photosites,…with each photosite relating to a pixel on your final image.…
Once light hits the sensor, the signal passes through…the image processor which converts the information…into a digital image.…Finally, this image is ready to be recorded…onto the media card.…Okay, class dismissed.…Now that we have an idea of what the sensor is doing,…let's talk about sensor sizes.…The first group of cameras we're gonna look at…are hybrid cameras.…A hybrid camera is one that can take both high quality…still images and shoot high quality video images.…
Evaluating your production workflow and the camera options out there can save you time, money, and maybe even your sanity. Camera enthusiast Erik Naso is here to help. He'll teach you how to ask the right questions and pick the right camera—balancing "the camera I should buy" with "the camera I want to buy," so you end up happy with your purchase over the long run. Learn how to figure out your budget and needs; understand the different file formats, sensors, and lenses available; and choose the right accessories for any shooting situation.
- Understanding the camera components: sensor, lens, etc.
- Evaluating audio inputs
- Taking your type of production into account
- Deciding on a budget
- Choosing accessories such as tripods and gimbals
- Camera codecs and media cost