Synopses & Reviews
The exciting world of HD video is in your hands
Your Canon VIXIA HD camcorder delivers crisp video and still images with eye-catching, brilliant colors, enabling you to create amazing video works of art. To help you get all that your camcorder has to offer, this convenient, portable guide shows you how to use the various modes, settings, and features, but that's not all. It also provides an overview of videography fundamentals, then takes you into the field with advice on using sound and light to their best advantage, editing your footage, choosing useful accessories, and more.
- Master the settings for VIXIA HD camcorder models HF10, HF11, HF100, HG10, HG20, and HG21, as well as HV20, HV30, and HR10.
Experiment with exposure settings, white balance, image effects, zoom speed, and audio recording levels
Learn more about developing a story, manipulating depth of field, composing shots, and protecting yourself with releases
Transfer and edit your footage with iMovie® '09 or Pixela ImageMixer
This full-color book is designed to tap the exploding market in serious digital video with over 250 pages of new and beautiful images, essential digital video how-to information and no-fail formulas for getting great digital video footage with any Canon VIXIA High Definition camcorder. The Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder Digital Field Guidewill offer readers step-by-step techniques that cover the camera controls, menu screens, creating great footage by perfecting exposure, tips and tricks for a variety of video subjects, and information on transferring and editing footage. Following the Digital Field Guide formula, which has been very successful in the dSLR market, this new camcorder Digital Field guide will be the perfect portable accessory for any new Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder user.
The go-anywhere guide to Canon's award-winning camcorders
Ideal for rookie digital videographers, this handy full-color guide offers practical tips and techniques for shooting great videos using Canon's high-definition line of digital camcorders. Offering full coverage of the entire Canon VIXIA line, including the newest models, the book is packed with beautiful example photographs, essential information on camera controls and menu screens, and no-fail formulas for perfecting exposure, shooting a variety of subjects, and transferring and editing video footage.
Lonzell Watson (Orlando, FL) is one of the elite few who have obtained Certified Professional status as a Final Cut Pro and Avid Xpress user. He is an experienced writer, director, and producer, and his work includes national commercials and television programs for PBS, Fox Sports, the Outdoor Channel, and C-SPAN, and video productions for pop superstar Mariah Carey.
About the Author
Lonzell Watson is an Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Professional and the author of Final Cut Pro 6 For Digital Video Editors Only. His work as a videographer, writer, director, and producer has included national commercials and television programs for PBS, Fox Sports, the Outdoor Channel, and C-SPAN.
Table of Contents
Part I: Using Your Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder.
Chapter 1: Exploring the Canon VIXIA HD Camcorders.
Chapter 2: Navigating Your Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder.
Chapter 3: Getting the Most Out of Your Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder.
Part II: Shooting Great Footage with Your Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder.
Chapter 4: The Fundamentals of Videography.
Chapter 5: The Impact of Sound.
Chapter 6: Using Light to Create Great Video.
Chapter 7: Choosing Accessories for Your Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder.
Chapter 8: Making External Connections and Transferring Images.
Part III: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Online Resources.