"PC Magazine" Guide to Digital Video

"PC Magazine" Guide to Digital Video

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What does it take to make great digital video? The right equipment, the right skills, and Jan Ozer's advice. PC Magazine's digital video authority delivers the details that will help you make videos you can be proud of. Here's the lowdown on which camera to choose (and why), how to shoot the best footage, how to capture the best sound, how to get your video from the camera to your computer, what to do when you get it there, and how to produce a showstopper from start to finish. Author Jan Ozer offers expert advice on: * Deciding what you do and don't need in a digital camcorder * Selecting a DV or analog capture solution * Picking the perfect video editor * Getting the right DVD--authoring package and recorder * Shooting terrific footage and capturing sound that's just right * Outputting your project in various formats * And producing professional--quality DVDs The book's CD--ROM includes audio and video files comparing consumer and prosumer camcorders and demonstrating techniques like noise removal; MyDV D, Pinnacle Studio, Ulead Video Studio, RealONE Player, muvee auto Producer trial versions, and more.
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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764543601
  • 9780764543609

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What does it take to make great digital video? The right equipment, the right skills, and Jan Ozer's advice."PC Magazine's" digital video authority delivers the details that will help you make videos you can be proud of. Here's the lowdown on which camera to choose (and why), how to shoot the best footage, how to capture the best sound, how to get your video from the camera to your computer, what to do when you get it there, and how to produce a showstopper from start to finish.Author Jan Ozer offers expert advice on: Deciding what you do and don't need in a digital camcorderSelecting a DV or analog capture solutionPicking the perfect video editorGetting the right DVD-authoring package and recorderShooting terrific footage and capturing sound that's just rightOutputting your project in various formatsAnd producing professional-quality DVDsThe book's CD-ROM includes audio and video files comparing consumer and prosumer camcorders and demonstrating techniques like noise removal; MyDV D, Pinnacle Studio, Ulead Video Studio, RealONE Player, muvee auto Producer trial versions, and more.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments.Introduction.Part I: Buying Your Equipment.Chapter 1: Choosing a DV Camcorder.Chapter 2: Getting Video to Your Computer.Chapter 3: Choosing Your Video Editor.Chapter 4: Choosing a DVD-Authoring Package.Chapter 5: Choosing a DVD Recorder.Chapter 6: Upgrading and Preparing Your Computer.Part II: Shooting Your Video.Chapter 7: The Basics of Shooting.Chapter 8: Capturing Good Audio.Chapter 9: Shooting for Digital Distribution.Part III: Video Editing and Production.Chapter 10: Capture for Video Editing.Chapter 11: Basic Editing Techniques.Chapter 12: Working with Audio.Chapter 13: Working with Still Images.Chapter 14: Producing Special Effects.Chapter 15: Automatic Movie Generation.Chapter 16: Rendering Your Project.Part IV: DVD Production.Chapter 17: DVD Production Basics.Chapter 18: Converting Tapes to DVD.Chapter 19: Basic DVD-Authoring Techniques.Chapter 20: Advanced DVD Production.Appendix: What's on the CD-ROM.Index.End-User License Agreement.
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About Jan Ozer

Jan Ozer has worked with digital video since 1990, originally as VP of Marketing for Iterated Systems, a video compression developer, and thereafter as contributing editor to PC Magazine and E-Media. Since then, Jan has written three books on digital video and has instructed two- and three- day video compression seminars, most recently for the University of Wisconsin.
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