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Digital Video for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Great Home Movies

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Digital Video for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Great Home Movies.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Colin Barrett(Author)

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Whether you are buying your first camcorder or just moving from analogue to digital video, Digital Video for Beginners is the perfect guide to making great home movies in the digital age. Written with the newcomer in mind, it explains in clear, jargon-free language everything that novice video-makers need to know. Covers everything from getting the most from your camera, to shooting creatively, transferring your video onto your computer, and making the most of it once it's there. Comprehensive advice on getting great video from family events, holidays, school plays and concerts, sports events, and more. Easy-to-follow examples take you through creative editing techniques, transitions and special effects, and how to work with audio and music. Also, discover ways of showing and sharing your work, from transferring video to DVD, to broadcasting it across the Internet.

Colin Barrett is a former television producer, editor, and cameraman, and has also worked as a teacher, trainer and consultant on video production. He now writes for several leading UK video magazines, including Camcorder User and What Camcorder. His website ( is fast becoming one of the most popular sources of independent news, advice, and information about digital video on the Web.

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Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
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Book details

  • PDF | 144 pages
  • Colin Barrett(Author)
  • Ilex Press; 01 edition (7 Mar. 2005)
  • English
  • 4
  • Computing & Internet

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  • By David Lewis on 29 March 2006

    Can't rate this book highly enough. If you have just bought your first camcorder and wonder why your eforts aren't like those on TV then this book will show you how you can shoot video that will be pleasing to watch over and over again.Unlike most other books it is written in clear simple language that everyone can understand and if technichal terms are used they are clearly explained. (I now know what white balance is all about.It starts with the real basics of how to handle a camera to avoid camera shake and goes on from there to explain how to acheive things like increased depth of field and pull focus shots.The book is broken down into nice small chapters with plenty of illustrations to guide you, so you can read a chapter, and then go and practice that bit.A really excellent book for those who want to improve their camera skills.

  • By Ekaltsae on 2 August 2005

    This is a fantastic book for anyone who wants to improve their home videos. Anyone with a digital video camera, computer and software such as windows movie maker will find it easy to produce home movies on their computer or on dvd. Ten quid spent on this book will transform your movies into another world. It is full of great tips and techniques, laid out in a commonsense way with the novice in mind. Even if you use only a fraction of the ideas included you will improve your movies no end. A must have book.

  • By George W on 2 January 2008

    This book works carefully through the techniques for making home movies you'll want to watch more than once and more importantly that other people will want to watch at all. It steers you away from poor technique (hand held panning for example) and recommends what equipment you should use (not specifics though so it won't date).I still refer back to it often before getting onto the next project. My sister in law still shows her wedding video to people every year (and people don't walk out!! That is truly an accolade).

  • By Ivan on 3 September 2014

    Good for beginners.

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