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Digital Video Pocket Guide By Derrick Story

Digital Video Pocket Guide by Derrick Story

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This quick reference unveils the mysteries trapped within today's digital camcorders. Even though hobbyist filmmaking is easier than ever, many people don't understand the functions behind the various buttons on their new camcorders.

Digital Video Pocket Guide Summary

Digital Video Pocket Guide by Derrick Story

The "Digital Video Pocket Guide" is concise, easy to use, and is overflowing with the techniques you'll need to know to create great movies. This book is organized into three chapters: "What Is It?", "How Does It Work?", and "How Do I...Tips, Tricks, and Techniques". Its compact size, organization, and detailed illustrations make it easy to find the information you need. In the first chapter, "What Is It?", you're introduced to the ins and outs of your DV camcorder. Author Derrick Story builds the solid foundation that helps you better understand the camera you have now, and will prove invaluable when shopping for your next camcorder. For instance, what is a tally lamp, and do you need one? What is the difference between the optical and digital zoom? Should you spend the extra money for a 3-CCD chip? Chapter two puts the tools in action. It maps out, step by step, a sure-fire approach to successful movie making - including home videos, tutorials, and even short features. This chapter takes the worry out of organizing and lets you focus on creativity. Next, you'll accelerate your prowess by learning the techniques of video experts. Among the tips and tricks featured in chapter three are how the pros shoot actionvideo, arrange lighting for an interview, and capture clean audio. Finally, the Appendix is packed with well-organized tables and charts on many topics and includes: a colour temperature chart, a guide to color correction gels, a table of everyday lux ratings, a cable connector guide and a reference for microphone patterns.

About Derrick Story

Derrick has been interested in photography since age 11, and a computer nut for decades. He's been waiting for years for these two passions to converge, and now that they have, it's everything he thought it would be. Managing editor of O'Reilly Network, Derrick focuses on Web authoring, digital media, and mobile computing. Favorite projects include O'Reilly DevCenters for Web Development and for the Mac. Derrick's experience includes more than 15 years as a photojournalist, a stint as the managing editor for Web Review, and a speaker for CMP's Web conferences. He is the coauthor of iPhoto: The Missing Manual and author of the Digital Photography Pocket Guide. Derrick also manages his online photo business, Story Photography.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. What Is It? Outside of the Camcorder Inside the Camcorder Putting It All Together 2. How Does It Work? Prepare the Tape for Shooting Think Light and Sound Manage Timecode Log Your Clips Upload Footage to the Computer Edit the Video Add Titles Refine the Audio Back Up Your Master Cut and Project Files Prepare Copies for Specific Types of Output It's a Wrap! 3. How Do I... Tips, Tricks, and Techniques Outdoor Shooting and Action Video Tip 1: How to shoot action video like a pro Tip 2: How to shoot the classic walking interview Tip 3: How to use reflectors to improve natural lighting outdoors Tip 4: How to overcome backlighting Tip 5: How to cope with wind Indoor Situations and Special Events Tip 6: How to corral color temperature Tip 7: How to choose the right video light setup Tip 8: How to master three-point lighting Tip 9: How to survive special events In the Editing Room Tip 10: Export your digital video to QuickTime for web serving Tip 11: Burn DVDs for archive as well as sharing Tip 12: Labels, jewel cases, and finishing touches Time to Shoot Appendix: Quick Reference Tables Table A-1. Color temperature chart in Kelvin Table A-2. Color correction gels to convert tungsten light to daylight (or HMI light) Table A-3. Color correction gels to convert daylight to tungsten light Table A-4. Color correction gels for fluorescents Table A-5. Lux ratings in common lighting situations Table A-6. Video minutes to hard-disk space used Table A-7. Video cables and their connectors 1 Table A-8. DV tape log sheet template Table A-9. Types of microphones and their characteristics Table A-10. Types of microphone pickup patterns Index

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Digital Video Pocket Guide by Derrick Story
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