A standard cross-shooting arrangement is for the participants to be seated facing each other and for cameras to take up positions close to the shoulders of the participants (see opposite).

The usual method of finding the optimum camera position is to position the camera to provide a well-composed over the shoulder two shot then zoom in to check that a clean single can be obtained of the participant facing camera. A tight over the shoulder two shot always risks masking or a poorly composed shot if the foreground figure should lean left or right. To instantly compensate, if this should occur, set the pedestal steering wheel in a position to allow crabbing left or right for rapid repositioning on or off shot.