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Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR : ROCKY NOOK - Helmut Kraus

Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR


Paperback Published: 8th May 2010
ISBN: 9781933952604
Number Of Pages: 240

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Many of the newest DSLRs include HD video capability, and while the interest from the photography community was initially cool, we have seen a recent shift. Photographers are beginning to explore the video capabilities of their cameras and want to learn about the art and craft of creating high quality video.

In this book learn how to capture and edit video footage, how to achieve the unique "motion picture look " and the effects which have not been possible with standard digital video equipment. The book takes the reader all the way from mastering video concepts, specific video features of their DSLRs, and equipment needed to shoot video, to understanding the restrictions, problems, and pitfalls of shooting video with a DSLR. Using an easy to follow approach of introducing concepts, thoroughly explaining the process of shooting video, and finally presenting step-by-step projects that take the reader from capture to editing.

Photographers who are ready to give HD video a serious try, as well as videographers interested in exploring the possibilities of DSLRs for their work, will find this book an indispensable source of technical know-how and inspiration.

Forewordp. 2
Basicsp. 6
Video Formats and Resolution
Frame Rates and Refresh Ratesp. 9
Data Formats and Data Compressionp. 17
Storage Mediap. 19
Image Sensor Sizep. 22
Types of Sensorp. 28
Equipmentp. 38
Types of Camerap. 39
Lensesp. 40
Using Video Lights and Reflectorsp. 53
Tripodsp. 55
Using Microphonesp. 58
Other Useful Gadgetsp. 59
Dedicated Video Accessories for DSLRsp. 65
Shooting Techniquesp. 70
From Concept to Finished Filmp. 71
Choosing Your Locationp. 71
Selecting Focal Lengthp. 73
Aperture and Depth of Fieldp. 84
Distance Settingsp. 85
Exposure and White Balancep. 87
Shutter Speedsp. 89
Tripod or Handheld?p. 90
Time-lapse Sequencesp. 91
Stop Motion Sequencesp. 93
SlowMotionp. 94
Video as an Extension of the Photographic Mediump. 95
Avoiding Errorsp. 101
Ten Rules for Shooting Better Videop. 116
Legal Issuesp. 119
Soundp. 122
Microphonesp. 124
Microphone Technologyp. 126
Microphone Accessoriesp. 129
Avoiding Background Noisep. 133
Dedicated Microphone Accessories for DSLRsp. 137
Four Basic Rules for Capturing Great Soundp. 137
Dubbing Soundp. 138
Editing and Post-Processingp. 140
Mac OS and Windowsp. 143
Editing Software (iMovie & Co)p. 144
Preparing Your Materialp. 146
Creating and Editing a Sequencep. 156
Using Photos in a Video Sequencep. 161
10 Rules for Producing Great Editsp. 162
Export Formatsp. 164
Presenting Your Workp. 166
Online Presentationp. 167
Presenting Your Work on Your own Websitep. 170
Hardwarep. 171
Soundp. 179
Moving from Still Photography to Videop. 180
Entering the New World of Videop. 181
Telling Your Storiesp. 182
Working without a Scriptp. 183
Editingp. 183
Important Technical Issue to Considerp. 183
Shooting Clipsp. 187
Overall Workflowp. 194
Editing Basicsp. 202
Creatjng Your own Lookp. 221
Addinig Soundp. 222
Export Your Videop. 222
Post-Processing and Adding Effectsp. 224
Showing Your videosp. 226
Conclusionp. 227
Useful Linksp. 228
Indexp. 230
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ISBN: 9781933952604
ISBN-10: 1933952601
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 8th May 2010
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.4  x 1.34
Weight (kg): 0.49