Digital Video for the Desktop [NOOK Book]

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Practical introduction to creating and editing high quality video on the desktop. Using examples from a variety of video applications, benefit from a professional's experience, step-by-step, through a series of workshops demonstrating a wide variety of techniques. These include producing short films, multimedia and internet presentations, animated graphics and special effects.

The opportunities for the independent videomaker have never been ...

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Digital Video for the Desktop

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Overview

Practical introduction to creating and editing high quality video on the desktop. Using examples from a variety of video applications, benefit from a professional's experience, step-by-step, through a series of workshops demonstrating a wide variety of techniques. These include producing short films, multimedia and internet presentations, animated graphics and special effects.

The opportunities for the independent videomaker have never been greater - make sure you bring your understanding fully up to date with this invaluable guide.

No prior knowledge of the technology is assumed, with explanations provided in an easy to understand manner. Ken Pender provides an overview of the hardware and software needed and describes how to output completed projects to the Internet, CD-ROMs, Zip and Jaz discs and videotape.

The following software is covered:
· Realtime compression: Codecs
· Editing, including transitions and special effects: Adobe Premiere, Ulead MediaStudio, Corel Lumiere
· 2D Animation: Corel PHOTO-PAINT, Fractal Design Painter, Power Goo
· 3D Animation: Ray Dream Studio, MetaCreations Poser and Bryce 3D
· Frame stack editing: Adobe Photoshop, Fractal Design Painter
· Still image frame editing: CorelDRAW, Fractal Design Painter
· Audio creation, editing and mixing: Cool Edit, Goldwave and Multiquence

The accompanying CD-ROM provides sample software for Adobe Premiere 5.0, Cool Edit 96, Goldwave 4.02 and Multiquence 1.02. (For further information on Goldwave and Multiquence, see http://www.goldwave.com; for information on Cool Edit, see http://syntrillium.com.)

• Includes examples with key software packages
• CDROM contains samples of the software

Audience: Undergraduate students on media/art & design courses, computer hobbyists and video enthusiasts.

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Freelance graphic arts professional Pender explains how aspiring independent video makers can take advantage of sophisticated compression technology, expanded hard-disk data storage, and affordable computer-based video editing software systems to make broadcast quality video on their home computer. He walks through a series of workshops demonstrating the techniques involved, from producing short films to multimedia and Internet presentations, animated graphics, and special effects. The illustrations are monochrome. The disk contains sample software for Adobe Premiere 5.0, Cool Edit, Goldwave, and Multiquence. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136135255
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 212
  • File size: 14 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 A brief history 1
2 The new desktop hardware 19
3 The new desktop software 32
4 Video editing 67
5 Audio editing 109
6 Animation 128
7 The raw material 165
8 The production process 173
9 Output 194
Summary 200
Bibliography 201
Glossary 202
Index 209
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