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Digital Video for the Desktop - Ken Pender

Digital Video for the Desktop

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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 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

Introductionp. vii
A brief historyp. 1
The new desktop hardwarep. 19
The new desktop softwarep. 32
Video editingp. 67
Audio editingp. 109
Animationp. 128
The raw materialp. 165
The production processp. 173
Outputp. 194
Summaryp. 200
Bibliographyp. 201
Glossaryp. 202
Indexp. 209
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780240515526
ISBN-10: 0240515528
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 28th July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 18.82  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1