Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | July 14, 2015

    Joshua Mohr: IMG Your Imagination, Your Fingerprint



    When I was in grad school, a teacher told our workshop that if a published novel is 300 pages, the writer had to generate 1,200 along the way. I... Continue »
    1. $17.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      All This Life

      Joshua Mohr 9781593766030

    spacer

Digital Video for Dummies

Digital Video for Dummies Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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:
  • Getting your computer ready to work with digital video (complete with information about FireWire)
  • Choosing a camcorder, including features to look for and features that are useless
  • Digitizing old VHS videotapes to preserve memories
  • Purchasing other movie making gear, including audio and lighting equipment
  • Shooting better video, with tips on lighting, panning, using the zoom, and recording better audio
  • Creating your own sound effects such as footsteps, bones breaking, fire, thunder, insects buzzing, and more
  • Capturing digital video using iMovie, Windows Movie Marker, or Premiere Elements
  • Editing, including understanding timecode, organizing and previewing clips, and assembling clips in Storyboard and Timeline
  • Adding transitions, titles, and special effects
  • Importing and integrating video from phones and digital cameras
  • Using audio rubberbands in iMovie, Premiere Elements, and other editing programs
  • Adding narration, importing and working with CD audio, and adding a music soundtrack

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:

  • More advanced video editing, including animating video clips, improving light and color, compositing video (bluescreen or greenscreen), and more
  • 13 categories of video effects, ranging from blur and sharpen to transform
  • Working with still photos and graphics
  • Sharing your video online using QuickTime (/QT), RealMedia (.RM), or Windows Media Video (.WMV)
  • Making tapes or burning DVDs in 9 steps

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.

Synopsis:

  • Digital media sales represent a growing market in consumer technology; in previous editions, this book has been the top-selling reference for digital video beginners
  • Fully revised and completely focused on consumer digital video users and editors who have little to no experience with the equipment
  • Walks readers through the basics of selecting equipment, installing software and hardware, shooting good video, getting files into a PC, editing, and outputting to the Internet, videotape, or a DVD

CD-ROM includes trial versions of the editing software covered in the book as well as other digital video tools and sample files

Synopsis:

Plan, shoot, edit, and distribute movies like a pro

Here’s how to set the lights, choose the camera, and make the action pop

Look out, Hollywood! With today’s video editing tools and this handy guide as your assistant, you can become a video pro in no time. You’ll 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

  • Trial version of Pinnacle Studio for Windows
  • A library of sample video clips you can use for practice

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

Introduction.

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.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764541148
Editor:
Tennant, Rich
Publisher:
For Dummies
Illustrator:
Tennant, Rich
Author:
Underdahl, Keith
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Television & Video
Subject:
Telecommunications
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Image processing
Subject:
Digital video
Subject:
Editing
Subject:
Video tapes
Subject:
Video recording
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Interactive Media
Subject:
Audio & Speech Processing & Broadcasting
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Series Volume:
108-13
Publication Date:
20070521
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
396
Dimensions:
24 cm. +

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » General
Computers and Internet » Graphics » General
Engineering » Communications » Video

Digital Video for Dummies
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 396 pages For Dummies - English 9780764541148 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
  • Digital media sales represent a growing market in consumer technology; in previous editions, this book has been the top-selling reference for digital video beginners
  • Fully revised and completely focused on consumer digital video users and editors who have little to no experience with the equipment
  • Walks readers through the basics of selecting equipment, installing software and hardware, shooting good video, getting files into a PC, editing, and outputting to the Internet, videotape, or a DVD

CD-ROM includes trial versions of the editing software covered in the book as well as other digital video tools and sample files

"Synopsis" by , Plan, shoot, edit, and distribute movies like a pro

Here’s how to set the lights, choose the camera, and make the action pop

Look out, Hollywood! With today’s video editing tools and this handy guide as your assistant, you can become a video pro in no time. You’ll 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

  • Trial version of Pinnacle Studio for Windows
  • A library of sample video clips you can use for practice

For details and complete system requirements, see the CD-ROM appendix.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.