This new edition of an all-time best-seller is completely revised and updated and details the components and step-by-step use of over forty of the most widely used film cameras. Significant new topics include time code and time code slates, video assist, and the Steadicam film stabilizing system. Among a few of the new camera systems are the Aaton 16mm; Arriflex 535, 35-3, 35-BL3 and -BL4, and 16BL; Fries 35R3; and the all new Panavision Panaflex 35mm and 16mm. The book teaches basic film camera procedures and troubleshooting techniques. It also looks at all the components, accessories (including lenses), and support systems.

Manufacturers and US agents of cameras and related equipment; The cameraman's duties and responsibilities; Loading room procedures; Camera reports; Introduction to equipment; Tripod heads and accessories; Arriflex cameras, magazines,
blimps and accessories; Eclair cameras, magazines and blimps; Image 300 35mm high speed camera and magazine; Todd AO APR-65mm camera and magazine.