Download Digital Video for Dummies, Third Edition by Keith Underdahl PDF

By Keith Underdahl

This publication rankings on such a lot of degrees i will not suggest it sufficient for newcomers. As an individual who obtained their first camcorder and should be making shorts that allows you to contain enhancing software program, i wished a a hundred and one overview.

And boy, did this ever healthy the invoice. Written in a breezy, easy-to-understand sort, the ebook first offers with what you have to search for in apparatus. It then strikes into uncomplicated filming innovations yet most significantly, the newbie blunders which are all too universal (bad lighting fixtures, zooming in in the course of a shot, etc.). even supposing i've got a easy wisdom of movie making, i discovered the following pointers tremendous helpful.

yet what quite makes this publication worthy each cent is that it really is primarily a user's advisor for iMovie, home windows motion picture Maker and Adobe top-rated. in case you are new to modifying, you are most likely going first of all the super-basic motion picture Maker or iMovie, and someplace down the road movement as much as the extra complicated Adobe.

for each modifying step it indicates how this can be performed in every one respective program--a digital user's consultant, whole with assistance and enhancements.

It additionally covers complex enhancing methods, including audio, special effects, you identify it.

if you would like a primer for newbies, this could not be extra ideal. It was once so fascinating and simply readable I learn the complete e-book in a single day.

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Less than five minutes of video eats up an entire gigabyte on your hard drive, which also has to hold software files, system files, and all kinds of other information. Lots of people will tell you that you need at least 100GB of drive space, and they’re right: 100GB or more would be really nice. But you should be able to get away with a 60GB hard drive if your budget is tight. If you can afford a bigger drive, it’s worth the expense. ߜ OS X: Any new Mac will include the latest version of Apple’s operating system software.

The next few sections show you what to consider when choosing and preparing a Windows PC for digital video. Buying a new PC Countless PC vendors offer computers running Windows for just about any budget these days. For about the same amount of money as you would have spent just to buy a printer 10 years ago, you can now buy a new PC — including monitor — and if you shop around, you might even find someone to throw in the printer for free. You may find, however, that a bargain-basement computer is not quite good enough for digital video.

As you edit video, you’ll find that you spend a lot of time sitting there, waiting for the computer to work. The faster the processor (and the more RAM), the less time you will spend waiting. ߜ 60GB hard drive: I’m going to get e-mails from the video pros, I just know it! Video files take up lots and lots and lots of drive space. At one time, 60GB (gigabytes) was considered insanely massive for a hard drive, but when you are working with digital video, you’ll eat up that space in a hurry. Less than five minutes of video eats up an entire gigabyte on your hard drive, which also has to hold software files, system files, and all kinds of other information.

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