Teach Yourself Visually Digital Video

Teach Yourself Visually Digital Video

Paperback Teach Yourself Visually

By (author) Lonzell Watson

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 232mm x 20mm | 699g
  • Publication date: 12 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470570970
  • ISBN 13: 9780470570975
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. ill
  • Sales rank: 1,141,686

Product description

Tips and techniques for shooting and sharing superb digital videos Never before has video been more popular-or more accessible to the home videographer. Now you can create YouTube-worthy, professional-looking video, with the help of this richly illustrated guide. In a straightforward, simple, highly visual format, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Video demystifies the secrets of great video. With colorful screenshots and illustrations plus step-by-step instructions, the book explains the features of your camera and their capabilities, and shows you how to go beyond "auto" to manually adjust the settings for just the effect you want.* Know how to get the most out of your camera, whether it's a high definition video recorder or a still camera with video capabilities* Set exposure, white balance, and shutter speed to achieve optimum results for your subject* Learn how to edit and enhance your video with after capture softwareShare your work with friends, family, or professional colleagues on the Web, through YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Google, Yahoo, Flicker, and other sites Jam packed with hints and simple tips, this handy, full-color visual guide will give you the tools and techniques to create better homemade videos or make the jump from amateur to prosumer.

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Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something -- and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 115 digital video tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running with digital video in no time.You'll learn to: Understand your video cameraPlan a video productionAvoid audio problems in the fieldShoot concerts and sports eventsEdit video and create soundtracksCreate your own video Web siteTwo-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modulesSuccinct explanations walk you through step by step Full-color screen shots demonstrate each taskHelpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks

Table of contents

chapter 1 Understanding Digital Video. chapter 2 What You Need to Get Started. chapter 3 Preparing to Shoot Video. chapter 4 Recording Great Audio. chapter 5 Controlling Exposure and Focus. chapter 6 Exploring the Color of Light and Lighting. chapter 7 Basic Principles and Event Videography. chapter 8 Shooting Great Footage Through Composition. chapter 9 Reviewing and Transferring Video. chapter 10 Editing Video and the Postproduction Process. chapter 11 Creating Transitions, Titles, and Other Video Effects. chapter 12 Sharing Your Video with the World.