Camcorder Basics

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Camcorder Basics

Learn the parts of a basic digital camcorder.


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  • 1. 
    What part of the camcorder is circled in red in the image below.
    • A. 

      Battery pack

    • B. 

      Firewire area

    • C. 

      LCD panel display

    • D. 

      Mini-dv tape

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    What part of the camcorder is circled in red in the image below.
    • A. 

      On-Off button

    • B. 

      Zoom button

    • C. 

      Fast Forward/Rewind button

    • D. 

      Still image button

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    What TWO parts of the camcorder do the red arrows point to in  the image below.
    • A. 

      A-C power and battery

    • B. 

      Firewire and battery

    • C. 

      Tape eject button and tape holder

    • D. 

      AV port and battery

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What part of the camcorder is circled in red in the image below.
    • A. 

      Zoom in and out buttons

    • B. 

      On-Off Record-Pause buttons

    • C. 

      Switch between firewire and AV ports buttons

    • D. 

      Fast Forward, Rewind, Play, Pause buttons

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    What part of the camcorder is circled in red in the image below.
    • A. 

      AV ports

    • B. 

      Zoom extender ports

    • C. 

      AC power and Firewire ports

    • D. 

      Firewire ports

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    What part of the camcorder is circled in red in the image below.
    • A. 

      AC power port

    • B. 

      Zoom extender port

    • C. 

      Firewire port

    • D. 

      AV ports

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    What two things must be done to avoide serious damage to a camcorder?
    • A. 

      Keep the camcorder out of extreme heat and cold.

    • B. 

      Use a wet cloth to clean the inside of the camcorder after every 10 hours of use.

    • C. 

      Keep the firewire cable connected at all times.

    • D. 

      Keep the lens cap on to avoid scratches to the lens.

    • E. 

      Never charge batteries until they are fully drained.

  • 8. 
    What is the purpose of "striping a tape"?
    • A. 

      It cleans the tape after being used.

    • B. 

      To set a continuous timecode on the tape (1 sec to 60 min).

    • C. 

      It erases everything on the tape.

    • D. 

      Only a and c.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    How and when do you stripe a tape?
    • A. 

      Stripe a tape afer it has been used -- record with the lens cap on to erase the previous video.

    • B. 

      Stripe a tape in between every time you record video -- put the tape in and hit rewind to get the tape back to the very beginning.

    • C. 

      Stripe a brand new tape -- put the lens cap on, record 10 minutes, pause, then record the rest.

    • D. 

      Stripe brand new tapes - - record with the lens cap on without pausing.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What is the one BEST way, if possible, to get a steady video shot?
    • A. 

      Keep your elbows in.

    • B. 

      Use a tripod.

    • C. 

      Take shallow breathes.

    • D. 

      Lean against something.

    • E. 

      Use the eyepiece instead of the LCD display.