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Digital Video for Dummies
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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 Editiongives 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.
CD-ROM includes trial versions of the editing software covered in the book as well as other digital video tools and sample files
Plan, shoot, edit, and distribute movies like a pro
Heres how to set the lights, choose the camera, and make the action pop
Look out, Hollywood! With todays video editing tools and this handy guide as your assistant, you can become a video pro in no time. Youll bypass the techno-babble and discover how to pick the perfect camcorder, shoot better videos, add effects and edit out goofs with your PC or Mac, and distribute your movies online.
All this on the bonus CD-ROM
For details and complete system requirements, see the CD-ROM appendix.
About the Author
Keith Underdahlis 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: Getting Your Digital Video Gear.
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: Hollywood Comes Home: 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 Digital Video to Tape.
Chapter 16: Recording CDs and DVDs.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Videography Tips and Tricks.
Chapter 18: Ten Tools for Digital Video Production.
Chapter 19: Comparing Ten Video-Editing Programs.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: About the CD.
Appendix B: Glossary.
Appendix C: Installing Apple iMovie.
Appendix D: Using Pinnacle Studio.
Appendix E: Using Windows Movie Maker.
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