- Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 960 pages
- Dimensions: 212mm x 272mm x 54mm | 1,860g
- Publication date: 3 September 2004
- Publication City/Country: Foster City
- ISBN 10: 0764574140
- ISBN 13: 9780764574146
This work introduces the most complete digital media reference available more than 900 pages of fun and easy instructions and tips on digital photography, digital video, digital music, and CD and DVD recording. At under $35, this value priced book is the only single volume digital media reference that covers such topics as choosing a digital camera, taking great pictures, and editing digital pictures. It covers printing and sharing pictures, selecting a camcorder, capturing good film footage, and importing video clips. It provides coverage of editing videos, buying music online, using playlists, syncing an iPod or MP3 player, and burning CDs and DVDs. It includes exclusive Dummies Man reusable peel and stick reference tabs that readers can use to mark their favorite pages.
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Dive into this GigaReference and build your digital media skills!The Dummies WayBroad assortment of topicsExplanations in plain EnglishHandy tabs to mark favorite spots"Get in, get out" informationSpecial "Check It Out" featuresA dash of humor and funThis guide to digital media is our biggest ever, and your best buy!In this brave new digital world, you need all the information you can get. Here's a wealth of wisdom about all aspects of digital photography, music, and movies-what hardware and software to buy, how to use it, how to squeeze peak performance from it every time, and how to preserve the results for posterity.Don't worry about losing your place in this supersized reference; mark those helpful instructions with one of the handy tabs you'll find in the front of the book.
Table of contents
Introduction. Book I: Digital Photography. Part I: Getting Ready for Digital Photography. Chapter 1: Becoming a Digital Photography Maven. Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Camera. Chapter 3: Solving the Computer Side of the Digital Equation. Chapter 4: Connecting the Camera and Computer. Chapter 5: Choosing a Printer and Scanner. Chapter 6: Accessorizing Your Digital Camera. Part II: Snap To! Shooting Great Pictures. Chapter 7: Understanding Photo Composition. Chapter 8: Moving into Close-Up Photography. Chapter 9: Photographing People. Chapter 10: Shooting for Publication. Chapter 11: Sports and Action Photography. Chapter 12: Travel Photography. Part III: Editing with Photoshop Elements. Chapter 13: Comparing Photoshop Elements to Other Image Editors. Chapter 14: Making Selections. Chapter 15: Brushing Away Your Digital Images' Imperfections. Chapter 16: Restoring Images. Chapter 17: Correcting Faded, Funny, and Funky Colors. Chapter 18: Restoring and Enhancing Photos with Filters and Special Effects. Part IV: Organizing, Printing, and Sharing Your Pictures. Chapter 19: Storing and Organizing Your Digital Photos. Chapter 20: Printing Your Final Result. Chapter 21: Sharing Pictures on the Web. Book II: Digital Movies. Part I: Getting Ready for Video. Chapter 1: Introducing Digital Video. Chapter 2: Choosing a Camcorder. Chapter 3: Preparing Your Computer for Video. Chapter 4: Getting the Right Accessories. Part II: Action! Shooting Fun Footage. Chapter 5: Shooting Great Digital Video. Chapter 6: Importing Video Clips. Chapter 7: Importing Audio. Part III: The Cutting Room Floor: Editing Your Video. Chapter 8: Choosing Your Video-Editing Software. Chapter 9: Basic Video Editing. Chapter 10: Adding Transitions and Titles. Chapter 11: Using Special Effects in iMovie and Adobe Premiere Pro. Chapter 12: Adding Audio to the Mix. Part IV: Outputting Your Movies. Chapter 13: Exporting Digital Video to Tape. Chapter 14: Putting Your Movies on the Internet. Part V: Filmography Tips. Chapter 15: Video Preproduction: Planning, Storyboarding, and Scripting. Chapter 16: Digital Video Production Tips. Book III: Digital Music. Part I: Transforming Your Computer into a Music Machine. Chapter 1: Digital Music Hath Charms. Chapter 2: Using Your Computer as a Music Platform. Chapter 3: Playing MP3 Files on Your Computer and Home Stereo. Chapter 4: Internet Radio on Your Computer. Chapter 5: Attending Internet Concerts. Part II: Getting Music on Your Hard Drive. Chapter 6: Ripping CDs into MP3s. Chapter 7: Choosing an Online Music Vendor. Chapter 8: Buying Music with iTunes. Part III: Organizing Your Music. Chapter 9: Downloading and Editing Song Information. Chapter 10: Organizing Your iTunes Music Library. Part IV: Using a Portable Music Player. Chapter 11: Choosing a Portable Music Player. Chapter 12: Syncing an iPod to Your Mac. Book IV: CD & DVD Recording. Part I: Shake Hands with Your Recorder. Chapter 1: Optical Storage (Or It's All in the Pits). Chapter 2: Buying Your Recording Beast. Chapter 3: DVD Is the Cat's Meow. Chapter 4: Poof! You're a Computer Technician. Part II: Measure Twice, Cut Once: Preparing for Recording. Chapter 5: Choosing Recording Software. Chapter 6: Preparing Your Computer for CD and DVD Recording. Chapter 7: Making Choices Before Your Recording Session. Part III: Starting the Recording Process. Chapter 8: Taking Easy Media Creator for a Spin. Chapter 9: Toasting Mac Discs. Chapter 10: Burning Data with Drag-to-Disc. Part IV: Meeting Your Data Storage Needs. Chapter 11: Heavy-Duty Recording. Chapter 12: Burning Large Files to DVD. Index.