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Professional Results with Canon Vixia Camcorders: A Field Guide to Canon G10 and XA10 [NOOK Book]

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Canon's Vixia G10, the company's top-of-the-line consumer high-definition camcorder, and the XA10, a pro-level relative of the G10, are packed with more features than any other camcorders in their size or price range. Get the most from these powerful devices with PROFESSIONAL RESULTS WITH CANON VIXIA CAMCORDERS: A FIELD GUIDE TO CANON G10 AND XA10, a comprehensive guide to their features, their operation, and their accessories. The book focuses on the G10 and XA10, but owners of other camcorders in the Vixia ...

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Professional Results with Canon Vixia Camcorders: A Field Guide to Canon G10 and XA10

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Overview

Canon's Vixia G10, the company's top-of-the-line consumer high-definition camcorder, and the XA10, a pro-level relative of the G10, are packed with more features than any other camcorders in their size or price range. Get the most from these powerful devices with PROFESSIONAL RESULTS WITH CANON VIXIA CAMCORDERS: A FIELD GUIDE TO CANON G10 AND XA10, a comprehensive guide to their features, their operation, and their accessories. The book focuses on the G10 and XA10, but owners of other camcorders in the Vixia series will find a wealth of useful information as well. PROFESSIONAL RESULTS WITH CANON VIXIA CAMCORDERS is a hands-on, practical reference for these popular camcorders and a sure guide to getting professional results.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133702603
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 408,500
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Warren Bass is an independent film and video maker. He is a full professor (and former chair) of Film & Media Arts at Temple University where he teaches directing, cinematography, videography, and advanced documentary and fiction workshops. He was trained at the Yale School of Drama in directing and at Columbia University in film as their School of the Arts Scholar. He has taught at Yale, NYU, the State University of California, and the American Film Institute; has chaired university departments in Film, Television, and Theater in New England; served as Vice President of the University Film & Video Association; and for extended periods of time served as Director of Temple University's graduate program in Film & Television. He has directed theater at Lincoln Center, off-Broadway, and in regional professional theaters, including the world premiere of the musical drama Copernicus at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia. His film and video productions have been aired on PBS, syndicated television, and cable in the U.S. and on European, Asian, and Australian television. His work has received more than 100 regional, national and international awards.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Camcorder Basics: Getting Started. 2. Run-and-Gun Shooting. 3. Visual Composition. 4. Controlling Exposure. 5. Selective Focus and Depth of Field. 6. Controlling Color Balance. 7. Improving Sound. 8. Shooting in Available Light. 9. Lighting Techniques. 10. Shooting at Night. 11. Mounting the Camera. 12. Controlling the Moving Camera. 13. Still Photography. 14. Extreme Close-up Videography. 15. Special Features. 16. Integrating with Larger Camcorders. 17. Accessories for Palm-Size Production. 18. Production Strategies. 19. Managing and Storing Video Files. 20. Editing. Glossary. Index. Appendix A: Camcorder and File Precautions. Appendix B: Canon XA10/G10 Diagrams. Appendix C: Menu Map. Appendix D: Canon Vixia Series Comparison. Appendix E: XA10, Sony MC50u, Canon XF Comparison. Appendix F: Final Cut Keyboard Commands & Shortcuts. Appendix G: AVID Keyboard Commands & Shortcuts. Appendix H: Premiere Keyboard Commands & Shortcuts. Appendix I: Sony Vegas Keyboard Commands & Shortcuts. Appendix J: Troubleshooting.

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