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HDV: What You NEED to Know! Second Edition, The Complete Guide, by Douglas Spotted Eagle From the people that brought you the "I Want My HDV" world-wide tour, this second edition of "HDV-What You NEED to Know" covers everything imaginable in the HDV realm, from technical data about 720p and 1080i, to delivery on film, disc, or tape. From in-depth descriptions of real world filmlook techniques to practical NLE experience, this book reveals everything you need to know about HDV. Included is a DVD with raw HDV files from different cameras, allowing users to work with HDV in the format and NLE of their choice. This book is written by an HDV shooter, for those interested in getting into the HDV format or to provide up-to-date information and tips for those already shooting HDV.

  • A sampling of what this book contains:
  • Advanced Shooting - Special settings and recipes to get the most out of your camera. Real words from someone who has used all of the HDV cameras in the field, including the secrets to achieving commercial film-looks and techniques.
  • Delivering HD - Once you shoot it, how do you deliver it? Well show you how.
  • DVD Contents include: Demo of Avid Liquid software - Avid Free software - Trial of Sony Vegas software - Trial Version of CineForm software - Media acquired with: Canon XL-H1, JVC HD-100, Sony HVR-Z1, Sony HVR-A1 - Miscellaneous software -Miscellaneous HDV media, including Chromakey-ready footage - Test Chart for IRE levels
  • Editing HDV - Common mistakes that you can avoid. Learn to cut through the marketing hype and rhetoric with plain talk from the voice of experience.
  • Filmlooks and 24p - Everything you could want to know about making your HD look like various film stocks no matter how you deliver your content.
  • Get the Picture - Choosing a monitor for home and studio, what all viewers houldknow about HD Displays.
  • Greenscreen, Graphics and HDV - Learn to master chromakey techniques and use graphics with ease in your HDV projects.
  • HDV: The Bigger Picture - Gain a clear understanding of the technology that permits high compression to look so great, in a language that doesnt require a degree in math.
  • Software - Detailed workflows on how to work with HDV in every major NLE on the market today.
  • The book also includes four pages of color plates, and a jam-packed DVD with demo software from Avid, Sony, and CineForm, plus HDV files for you to import toyour NLE timeline so you can start experimenting with HDV right away
  • The Gear List - All of the cameras, decks and add-ons that make HDV work!



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