Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Video

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Video

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Overview

Covers the essentials of getting into and getting started in digital video including choosing and buying a camera, shooting top-notch video, dumping video to a PC, editing with both basic and advanced editing tools, and outputting your finished product to various media.
Teach Yourself VISUALLY features over 500 annotated, full-color screenshots, quick and to-the-point introductions, and useful tips.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764536885
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/1902
Series: Visual Read Less, Learn More Ser.
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: INTORDUCTION TO DIGITAL VIDEO
Understanding Digital Video
Formats and Uses of Digital Video
Understanding Digital Video Production
Chapter 2: EXPLORING DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT
Distinguishing Cameras from Camcorders
Digital Video Formats
Shopping for a Digital Video Camcorder
Parts of a Digital Video Camcorder
Power Supply
Lenses
Understanding CCDs
Input and Output Options
Explore Other Camcorder Features
Camcorder Accessories
Chapter 3: WORKING WITH LIGHTING
Characteristics of Light
Lighting Equipment
Gels and Filters
Lighting on a Budget
Outdoor Lighting Techniques
Indoor Lighting Techniques
Adjust Shutter for Low Light
Special Lighting Features
Chapter 4: WORKING WITH SOUND
Using Sound in Videos
Understanding Sound Properties
Types of Sound Equipment
Understanding How Microphones Work
Microphone Placement Techniques
Control Camcorder Sound Levels
Sound Recording Tips
Chapter 5: PLAN YOUR VIDEO
Plan Ahead
Create a Storyboard
Create a Shooting Script
Chapter 6: SHOOTING DIGITAL VIDEO
Types of Camera Shots
Set Camera Height
Add Video Depth
Understanding Camera Movements
Understanding Frame Composition
Camera-Holding Techniques
Zooming Techniques
Understanding Depth of Field
Shooting Techniques for Different Subject Types
Shoot Chroma Keys
Capture Still Photos
Chapter 7: EDITING SOLUTIONS AND EQUIPMENT
Explore System Requirements
Install a FireWire Capture Card
Understanding Analog Capture Cards
Understanding Video Editing Software
Tour of Windows Movie Maker
Tour of Apple iMovie
Tour of Adobe Premiere
Tour of Apple Final Cut Pro
Chapter 8: TRANSFERRING FOOTAGE TO A COMPUTER
Connect a Video Source
Capture with Apple iMovie
Capture with Windows Movie Maker
Capture with Adobe Premiere
Capture with Apple Final Cut Pro
Batch Capture
Organize Clips
Chapter 9: TIMELINE TASKS
Create a Video Project
Import Video Clips
Anatomy of a Timeline
Add Clips to the Timeline
Trim a Clip
Change the Order of Clips
Add Tracks to the Timeline
Create a Video Overlay
Split Clips into Multiple Scenes
Change the Timeline View
Delete Clips from the Timeline
Cut and Paste Clips on the Timeline
Chapter 10: ADDING AND SYNCHRONIZING SOUND
Music File Types
Audio Quality
Add Audio Clips in Adobe Premiere
Add Audio Clips in Final Cut Pro
Add Audio Clips in Movie Maker
Add Audio Clips in iMovie
Convert CD Audio to WAV Format Using Roxio SoundStream
Using QuickTime to Convert Audio to AIFF Format
Import CD Audio into Final Cut Pro
Using Default Sounds in iMovie
Record CD Audio in iMovie
Record Narration in iMovie
Record Narration in Movie Maker
Record Narration in Premiere
Record Narration in Final Cut Pro
Adjust Audio Level
Fade Audio In and Out
Trim an Audio Clip
Mix Audio Tracks
Work with Sound Filters
Chapter 11: ADDING TRANSITIONS
Understanding Transitions
Add a Transition in Adobe Premiere
Add a Transition in iMovie
Add a Transition in Final Cut Pro
Create a Transition in Windows Movie Maker
Move a Transition
Change the Length of a Transition
Remove a Transition
Customize Transition Settings in Adobe Premiere
Change Transition Settings in Final Cut Pro
Duplicate a Transition
Render a Transition
Chapter 12: ADDING SPECIAL EFFECTS
Understanding Special Effects
Apply an Effect in iMovie
Apply an Effect in Adobe Premiere
Apply an Effect in Final Cut Pro
Color Correct a Video Clip
Create a Video Watermark
Create a Chroma Key
Chapter 13: INSERTING TITLES AND ANIMATION
Add a Title Slide in Windows Movie Maker
Overlay a Title in iMovie
Create a Title Clip in iMovie
Overlay a Title in Adobe Premiere
Add Motion to a Title in Adobe Premiere
Superimpose a Title in Final Cut Pro
Create a 3D Title in Final Cut Pro
Chapter 14: PUBLISHING YOUR VIDEO
Preview Video in Adobe Premiere
Render Video in Final Cut Pro
E-mail Video with Windows Movie Maker
Export a Video for DVD Creation from iMovie
Copy Video to a Digital Videotape
Export a High-Quality Video
Export a Video CD from Final Cut Pro
CHAPTER 15: CREATING A VIDEO DISC
Create a Video CD with Roxio Toast Titanium on Mac OS X
Create a Video CD with MGI VideoWave on Windows XP
Create a DVD with iDVD on Mac OS X

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