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Digital Video for Dummies 4TH Editionby Keith Underdahl
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So you have a camcorder and visions of being the next Spielberg. But how do you progress from shooting so-so footage to showing your own finished movie? Digital Video For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you the know-how and the show-how! Find out how to shoot and edit great movies, using iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, or Adobe Premiere Elements to add the finishing touches like special effects and your own soundtrack. With the latest information and lots of illustrations and screen shots, this friendly guide walks you through:
Keith Underdahl has extensive professional video production experience developing kiosk and marketing videos for Ages Software. Realizing that you’ll want to polish and premiere your movie, he includes information on:
With a handy cheat sheet of keyboard shortcuts, a chart comparing 10 video editing programs, a glossary, and more, with this guide you’ll soon be saying “Lights, camera, action” and producing your own movie attraction.
Shoot and edit great movies—no experience required!
Use iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, or Adobe Premiere Elements to add special effects and your own soundtrack
When your parents took home movies, no one ever confused those films with professional productions. But with today's digital camcorders and editing software, who knows what you can create? This book helps you choose a good camcorder, shoot better video, publish your movies online, and speak the industry technobabble like a Hollywood pro.
Discover how to
Digital Video For Dummies is the reference for tech hobbyists who are just breaking into digital video shooting, editing, and outputting. It walks readers through choosing equipment, using cameras and other tools, editing on a PC or Mac, and outputting back to tape, DVD, or the Web.
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About the Author
Keith Underdahl is a video developer who has created numerous kiosk and marketing videos for Ages Software. He's also shared his videography expertise in Adobe Premiere Elements For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Ready for Digital Video.
Chapter 1: Introducing Digital Video.
Chapter 2: Getting Your Computer Ready for Digital Video.
Chapter 3: Gearing Up for Digital Video.
Part II: Gathering Footage.
Chapter 4: Shooting Better Video.
Chapter 5: Capturing Digital Video.
Chapter 6: Capturing Analog Video.
Chapter 7: Importing Audio.
Part III: Editing Your Movie.
Chapter 8: Bringing Hollywood Home with Basic Editing.
Chapter 9: Using Transitions and Titles.
Chapter 10: Working with Audio.
Chapter 11: Advanced Video Editing.
Chapter 12: Working with Still Photos and Graphics.
Chapter 13: Wrapping Up Your Movie.
Part IV: Sharing Your Video.
Chapter 14: Putting Your Movies on the Internet.
Chapter 15: Exporting Movies to Tape.
Chapter 16: Making DVDs.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Advanced Video Techniques.
Chapter 18: Ten Tools for Digital Video.
Chapter 19: Comparing Ten Video-Editing Programs.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: Using Apple iMovie.
Appendix C: Using Windows Movie Maker.
Appendix D: Installing and Configuring Adobe Premiere Elements.
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