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Video Cameras - An Introduction


Average class size: 14 people

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Please note the class is currently being changed to allow for recent devolpments in video cameras. The class will re-launch in early 2018.

New to digital videography?

Learn about the controls on your camcorder, and how to achieve great footage. In this course you will learn: video formats, manual vs automatic focusing, when and how to use zoom, useful video accessories, tips for lighting and composition, audio recording and how to shoot with a final movie in mind. You will also be introduced to the basic principles of video editing video on a computer.

Course outline:

  • Getting started
  • Video formats and file types
  • The fundamental concepts of video recording
  • Understanding the camera controls
  • Exposure modes
  • Focusing - manual and automatic
  • When and how to use zoom
  • White balance
  • Useful video accessories
  • Techniques for shooting a great home movie
  • How to look after your camera & accessories
  • An introduction to video editing 

This course is suitable for tape, DVD, hard drive and memory card based camcorders.


This class is currently being reformatted.

Please contact the media school directly to redeem voucher or to arrange a class.