d. Humid areas may destroy tape causing the heads to clog and shorten
the life of the heads of the recorder.
e. If the operator points the camera in bright lights or sun, there may
be damage to the pickup tube.
f. The operator must be sure that he knows where he is at all times and
where his cables are, to ensure that he does not trip over them or the
Stepping on cables may cause a short in the cable itself
rendering the cable useless or cause a short in the camera or recorder.
g. The camera iris should be closed and lens cap in place when the
camera is not in use to prevent damage to the pickup tube.
h. All these safety precautions should be practiced to ensure a perfect
Learning Event 3:
DESCRIBE THE LIMITATION OF THE ENG/EFP SYSTEM
There are limitations on the use of the ENG/EFP system. The operator
must avoid using the equipment under the following conditions: humid
conditions, dusty places, poorly ventilated places, and near strong magnetic
a. Using ENG/EFP in a humid place can cause the tapes oxide coating to
come loose from its backing, causing the oxide to cling to the heads. This
will cause the head to clog and the recording will be of a poor quality.
The more clogs on the heads will require the heads to be cleaned more often
and thus shortening the life of the heads.
b. Dusty places for storage and operation will cause damage to the
heads and any moving parts as well as transferring the dust to the tape
which may cause damage to any other recorder that tape may be played in.
c. Like all electronic equipment, the VR and camera can only stand
certain temperatures before damage to the electronics occur.
electronics to burn themselves, thus rendering the equipment useless.
improperly, causing an unstable picture. It is important to note that this
equipment does generate and uses radio frequency energy and may be
interfered with by strong magnetic energy.