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Discover the boundless world of digital video. Beginning with the essential task of steadying your camera, this exceptional resource provides a solid foundation for understanding shooting techniques, editing, sound and visual effects, and transferring your finished video to other media including the Internet and CD-ROM. Get helpful tips on shooting a variety of subjects including people, sporting events, landscapes, architecture and even interviews. Perform professional editing, use hardware, manage your project efficiently, and produce high-quality video. How To Do Everything with Digital Video will teach you to get the most from your equipment, your subjects, and your own font of ideas.
-Select the best digital camcorder for your needs
-Connect your camcorder to external equipment and computers
-Plan your shots with editing in mind
-Design lighting to create mood, depth, and other effects
-Perform frame-accurate, repeatable edits with timecodes
-Capture, process, and synchronize sound
-Enhance your video project with titles and animation
-Store data electronically, or transfer back to tape
-Create video projects such as family histories, marketing or how-to pieces, and more
-Integrate digital video with CD-ROM, Internet, and other media
About the Author
Frederic H. Jones (Vallejo, CA), Ph.D., has spent 25 years in the business of design and architecture, 10 years of which were focused on electronic publishing and multi-media information systems. He has taught and lectured widely on digital video and multimedia and is recognized internationally as an authority in the areas of electronic database management, publishing, and design. Jones's latest title is The Shadow of the Obelisk (Virgin & NEC), a major CD-ROM-based graphic adventure game that includes more than 1-1/2 hours of digital video. He is the author of hundreds of magazine articles and fifteen books, including Digital Video Development (PH-PTR) and a Project Management Online course for Digital Think.