by Robert M. Goodman
The Goodman’s Guide to the Grass Valley Viper FilmStream Camera is an easy-to-use manual written from an operator’s perspective by veteran cinematographer Robert Goodman.
It’s designed to help users of the Viper quickly master its four modes of operation and its unique workflows. Like all of the Goodman’s Guides in the series, the new Viper manual helps operators maximize its performance and make their productions more efficient and higher quality, saving them time and money.
The 220-page manual details the unique feature sets and menu options of the Viper camera, complete with full color still images captured with the camera, color-coded icons for easy subject identification, and fold-out menu trees that explain all of the operational settings and options in detail.
In addition to specific postproduction workflow options for working with raw 4:4:4 data captured with the Viper camera, other highly detailed sections in the manual include: “What’s That?”; Camera Controls; Viper Imaging; Recording Options; Lenses; and Monitoring.