Digital Video Essentials: Shoot, Transfer, Edit, Share by Erica Sadun

By Erica Sadun

The best better half in your electronic Video digital camera electronic video brings the facility of studio creation to the non-public machine. With only a video digital camera, a working laptop or computer, and the right kind software program, you could create your individual leading edge and certain video clips for private or enterprise use. electronic Video necessities exhibits you ways to exploit modern-day expertise to get the implications you will have. during this publication, you will learn how to shoot your photos successfully, move it on your machine, use enhancing software program to construct and improve your fabric, and export your videos to VHS tape, DVDs, the web, and extra. all of the information you wish within you get the unprecedented guide of best-selling writer and video professional Erica Sadun, who explains the applied sciences and criteria in the back of electronic video in phrases an individual can comprehend. electronic Video necessities indicates you ways to utilize your gear, introduces you to the cheap instruments that might flip your computing device right into a digital-editing studio, and explains the newest tools for buying your video to its viewers. It even publications you thru special-effects tasks so that you could have enjoyable together with your video as you study. The spouse CD comes filled with pattern initiatives and trial models of the software program you wish- from courses for modifying video and sound to instruments for burning CDs and developing streaming video. subject matters lined comprise: opting for your gear and making plans a shoot Composing, lights, and taking pictures scenes Recording fine quality sound Getting analog or electronic video onto your computing device enhancing your video on a computer or a Mac including reasonably cheap lighting tricks in your video clips Burning video CDs and DVDs Sharing your video clips through streaming video observe: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics are usually not incorporated as a part of book dossier.

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When you mix this up, you “cross the line,” producing a perplexing visual conundrum. 16 is an example of crossing the line. The fourth frame simply does not fit with the others, because the subject is now facing right when she was facing left. There may be times when you cannot avoid crossing the line in order to provide complete coverage of an event. The basic solution involves stepping the camera around to the other side of the line. 17, you introduce a visual continuity that allows your viewers to cross the line with you.

This way, you can avoid a lot of eye-level clutter. 24 Pay attention to detail. Don’t let a tree grow out of your subject’s head. People often overlook the details. This typical human failing can bring a lot of grief to the video-making process. Too often, we allow ourselves to become fixated on our subjects at the expense of general visual awareness. We don’t notice when small visual details pop into our scenes unannounced. However, our video cameras capture these details as patiently and reliably as they record our main subjects.

By learning the visual vocabulary of film and video, you will create more interesting and dynamic productions. The Basic Shots Three shots—close-up, medium, and wide—compose the most basic set of shots. As their names imply, these shots describe a relationship between the video camera and the apparent distance from the subject matter being recorded. The details for these shots are not fixed. It’s up to you to combine distance and your video camera’s zoom to set the exact way that you will fill your camera’s frame.

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