3 Advanced Video Camera Repair Tips
What do you do if you need video camera repair? One of the most important items you probably own as a filmmaker is your video camera. If it is not working properly, there are some things you can do before you take it into a repair shop. There is no need to spend money where you don’t have to. It is surprising the number of things that you can fix on your own.
1. Identify the Problem
The first thing you should do is try and identify what is happening that is preventing you from using your camera. Try to make note of what happens and when it happens. If possible, also keep track of what you were doing and what happened immediately before the camera malfunctioned.
Most video cameras will come with an owner’s manuals and these manuals will typically include troubleshooting guides that will offer suggestions if you experience a problem with your video camera. You should also look on the Internet for additional troubleshooting suggestions.
Often, video camera repair that you attempt on your own will void your warranty. If your camera is already out of warranty service, this will not be an issue for you. The type of video camera repair that you perform will depend on the problem you are experiencing. For example, if you are dealing with a power problem, you might first check the batteries. If you use the camera outside frequently, clean the batteries to ensure that dirt is not the issue. Make sure that the battery cover is closed completely and latched, otherwise the camera may not turn on at all.