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How to do everything with digital video
Jones, Frederic H. (Frederic Hicks), 1944-
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : McGraw-Hill/Osborne, [2002]

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xiv, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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TK6680.5 .J66 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Digital Video covers the practical side of using a digital video camera, camcorder, and video editing software. It includes information on how to buy the best camera, shoot the best video, and add the greatest special effects. It also includes coverage of Internet video cameras and creating and editing video for streaming or distributing on the Internet or on CD-ROM.

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Step-by-step instructions, a lack of extraneous information, and ample screen shots make this title useful for both new Mac users and those upgrading from earlier versions of Office (for Mac or PC). The author addresses how OS X's Aqua interface has changed the appearance of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage's tool bar icons, dialog boxes, and alerts. The task-based layout also allows readers to locate quickly needed instructions, and the last two chapters on combining applications will be especially valuable to users accustomed to working with only one program. Recommended; larger public libraries should expect demand, given Mac's recent resurgence, thanks in part to the Aqua interface. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Introductionp. xiii
Part I Digital Video Cameras and Camcorders
Chapter 1 Learn the Basics of Your Digital Video Camerap. 3
Digital Video Cameras and Digital Video Camcordersp. 4
The DV Formatp. 6
What to Look for When You're Buying a Digital Video Camerap. 8
Basic Operation of Your Camcorderp. 9
Become an Expert on Your Camcorderp. 17
Summaryp. 7
Chapter 2 Operate Your Digital Camcorder with Easep. 19
Holding the Camera Steadyp. 20
Basic Shooting Techniquesp. 21
Picture Compositionp. 25
Videotaping Moving Objects: Panning and Trackingp. 27
Continuityp. 29
Planning and Editingp. 29
Summaryp. 31
Chapter 3 Shoot Effective Video of a Variety of Subjectsp. 33
Videotaping Peoplep. 34
Videotaping Animalsp. 39
Videotaping Sportsp. 41
Capturing Landscapes and Architecture on Videop. 43
Getting the Best Interviews on Videotapep. 47
Spontaneous Videotapingp. 49
Summaryp. 50
Chapter 4 Get the Best Lighting for Your Videosp. 51
The Basics of Lightingp. 52
Lighting Equipmentp. 57
Don't Short Circuit Electrical Safetyp. 61
Putting Lighting Techniques to Workp. 61
Summaryp. 66
Chapter 5 Record Quality Soundp. 67
The Nature of Soundp. 68
Three Ways to Add Sound to Your Videosp. 72
Using a Microphonep. 74
Sources for Sound Effects and Musicp. 80
Summaryp. 82
Part II Edit Your Footage and Add Special Effects
Chapter 6 Basics of Video Editingp. 85
Basic Editing Methodsp. 86
What Is Editing?p. 87
Why Edit?p. 87
Why Plan?p. 88
The Nature of a Videop. 89
Planning a Videop. 90
The Editing Processp. 93
Summaryp. 96
Chapter 7 Select Your Digital Video Capture Hardware and Softwarep. 97
Connecting Your Camera and Your Computerp. 98
Choosing the Best Editing Software for Your Needsp. 102
Summaryp. 107
Chapter 8 Transfer Your Video Clips and Edit Themp. 109
Making a Scene About Your Video Projectp. 110
The DV-Capture Utility Programp. 111
Batch Capturing Clipsp. 116
Summaryp. 117
Chapter 9 Create an Editing Timelinep. 119
Using the MainActor Video Editorp. 120
Editing a Simple Video with MainActor Sequencerp. 123
Exporting Your New Videop. 132
Summaryp. 133
Chapter 10 Add Transitions and Effects to Your Timelinep. 135
Creating Effective Transitionsp. 136
Applying Video Transitions Using Sequencerp. 137
Transitions Available in MainActor Sequencerp. 140
Using Video Effects in Your Video Productionp. 153
Video Pathsp. 161
Summaryp. 164
Chapter 11 Synchronize Your Video with Sound and Musicp. 165
Adding Music to Your Productionp. 166
Recording and Capturing Audio Clips and Elementsp. 169
Using an Audio Editing Software Packagep. 171
Editing an Audio Clip with Sound Forgep. 173
Processing Audio Effects in MainActorp. 176
Inserting and Deleting Audio Tracks in MainActorp. 184
Trimming Audio Clipsp. 187
Mixing Soundtracks and Balancing Dynamicsp. 188
Synchronizing with Recorded Video Soundp. 189
Summaryp. 190
Chapter 12 Create Titles and Title Animationp. 191
Designing Effective Titlesp. 192
Creating Opening Titlesp. 193
Creating Creditsp. 197
Copyrights and Copyright Noticesp. 199
Using the Windows Paint Programp. 199
Scrolling Text Across a Bitmapp. 202
Using 3D Animated Textp. 206
Summaryp. 212
Chapter 13 Add the Finishing Touches to Your Videop. 213
Duplicating Your Tapes for Distributionp. 214
Creating Labels for Your Videotapesp. 215
CD-ROM Labels and Packagingp. 217
Copyrights and Copyright Noticesp. 223
Summaryp. 226
Part III Take Your Edited Video on to Other Sources
Chapter 14 Transfer Your Finished Video to Tape and CDp. 229
Transferring Your Finished Video Back to Your Camcorderp. 230
Creating a CD from Your Digital Videop. 234
Embedding Your MPEG Movie in a Menup. 237
Burning Your CDp. 240
Summaryp. 241
Chapter 15 Use Your Video on the Internetp. 243
Creating a Video for Downloadingp. 244
Creating a Video for Streamingp. 246
Webcastingp. 259
Tools for Webcastingp. 260
Summaryp. 262
Part IV Create Practical Digital Video Projects
Chapter 16 Create a Video Inventory of Your Homep. 265
Planning a Video Inventory of Your Homep. 267
Creating a Shot listp. 271
Shooting Clips for Your Inventory Videop. 272
Organizing Your Clipsp. 274
Capture Your Video Clips to Your Computer with DV-Capturep. 275
Creating Simple Titles to Separate the Room-by-Room Scenesp. 275
Editing Your Inventory Videop. 278
Creating a Final CD-ROM of Your Inventory Videop. 282
Summaryp. 284
Chapter 17 Make a How-to Videop. 285
Scripting Your Projectp. 286
Video Shooting Scriptp. 288
Creating Your How-to Video Using HyperCam Screen Camera Softwarep. 292
Summaryp. 298
Chapter 18 Create a Marketing Video for Your Organizationp. 299
Creating a Marketing Video for an Organizationp. 301
Video Shooting Scriptp. 302
Shooting Your Scenesp. 317
Scanning Still Imagesp. 317
Designing Your Soundp. 318
Editing Your Clipsp. 319
Creating Your Titlesp. 319
Transferring Your Finished Video Out to Tapep. 319
Summaryp. 320
Chapter 19 A Variety of Video Projects for You to Tryp. 321
Making a Living Family Historyp. 322
Weddingsp. 327
Creating an Online Seminar Web Coursep. 332
Other Ideas for Using Your Talents as a Videographerp. 336
Summaryp. 337
Part V Appendix
Appendix Use Windows XP Movie Maker and Windows Media Video 8p. 341
Windows Media Audio and Video 8p. 342
Windows Movie Maker for Windows XPp. 343
View Your Movie Using Windows XP Media Playerp. 352
Summaryp. 353
Indexp. 355