The Ultimate Field Guide to Digital Video

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With the explosive popularity of camera phones, streaming video, and YouTube.com, digital video is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the snapshot. National Geographic stands at the forefront of this emerging trend with an essential how-to guide. Illustrated with clear, step-by-step photos, it teaches an easy, logical approach: first, make better-quality videos—and then, edit them into accessible, fun, and creative projects your family will cherish. Straightforward instructions cover every important element: choosing...

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Overview

With the explosive popularity of camera phones, streaming video, and YouTube.com, digital video is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the snapshot. National Geographic stands at the forefront of this emerging trend with an essential how-to guide. Illustrated with clear, step-by-step photos, it teaches an easy, logical approach: first, make better-quality videos—and then, edit them into accessible, fun, and creative projects your family will cherish. Straightforward instructions cover every important element: choosing and using equipment, creating a story, shooting the right footage to tell it, transferring work to the computer, editing, and sharing.

In these visual lessons, award-winning filmmaker Richard Olsenius demystifies digital video for the novice and offers hints from his 35 years of filming for the more experienced user. To begin, he explains the bevy of camcorder choices and how to pick the right one for the job, as well as the range of accessories available. Next—how to shoot a better video, including ideas to formulate beforehand, technical skills to practice, and insider tips from the master's own work. Olsenius then walks us through downloading and editing (both Mac and PC formats), and coaches us on the many ways to share video these days: YouTube.com, podcasts, websites, e-mail. As an added bonus, National Geographic provides links to online tutorials that enhance the fun and ease of learning.

This book will be for the growing market of digital video users what National Geographic's top-selling guides have been for still photographers—the best information out there, from a trusted, up-to-the-minute source.

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Under its publishing arm, National Geographic has long been a leader in books on still photography. With this volume, it enters the growing market of digital video. Olsenius (National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Digital Black & White), a photographer, filmmaker, and former editor at the magazine, takes us step by step through the operation of a wide range of digital camcorders, from compact to high definition. The book is written clearly enough for the amateur yet with enough solid and sophisticated tips to help the pro. It is enhanced by links to online tutorials and video-sharing web sites. Highly recommended.


—Daniel Lombardo
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Meet the Author

Richard Olsenius is a photographer, filmmaker, and former photo editor at National Geographic magazine. He has won over 100 accolades, including the World Press Photo Award for his series on Cambodian refugees and a Pictures of the Year award for his multimedia CD Arctic Odyssey. He is an author as well, with books ranging from the National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Black and White to Dog Stories.

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