I'm looking for a new video camera and find I need to know more about what CCD means. Can someone point to an article explaining what CCD's are and what I should be looking for when it comes to CCD's in a video camera. THanks in advance for any help.
CCD stands for Charge Coupled Device. Less expensive cameras use a single sensor with a superimposed RGB matrix to yeild a combination of luminance and chroma information. The more expensive cameras use 3 CCD's. They all require a microchip to capture and process the information into a realtime video recording. The image sensor is only a small part of the process.