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Working with HDV
Shoot, Edit, and Deliver Your High Definition Video

ISBN 9780240808888
Published September 28, 2006 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Over the past few years, HDV has burst onto the professional video production landscape and is changing the world of high-definition acquisition. Are you ready to make the transition to HDV? Let this book, with its clear, unbiased overview of HDV, be your guide. More than a catalog of HDV products, this book provides you with perspective on the driving forces behind high-definition, technical information about digital video technologies that's easy to follow, and real-world tips for getting the most out of your HDV investment. The book also includes a tear-out focusing chart, HDV resource guide, and detailed glossary for quick reference, making it a timely and valuable resource for video professionals and students.

Working with HDV provides the answers to some of the big questions surrounding this exciting format:
- Why has HDV become so popular so quickly?
- Is HDV right for your next project?
- What are your HDV camcorder/equipment options?
- How does HDV differ from other video formats?
- Why is shooting with HDV similar to shooting with a film camera?
- How will you manage your HDV post production workflow?
- Does HDV make good business sense for your operation?
- What are the alternatives to HDV on the market?

Don't get left behind as HDV momentum continues to build--get up and running quickly with this handy guide that demystifies what to use and how to use it.

Table of Contents

A History of High Definition; The HDV Revolution; Defining HDV; HDV Camcorders; Shooting with HDV; HDV Postproduction; Beyond HD; HDV Resources; Glossary

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An independent producer, videographer/director of videography, and editor with experience in all areas of video, from corporate training to television commercials. His articles appear regularly in Videography, Television Broadcast, TV Technology, Mix, and Government Video. He is a member of the Television/Film faculty at DeSales University in Pennsylvania.
The editor of Government Video magazine and the executive conference chair for the annual Government Video & Technology Expo in Washington, DC. A former college instructor and program manager for a community programming cable channel, he has been reporting on the video industry since 1994, and served as co-editor on the second and third editions of The Guide to Digital Television.


"HD acquisition technology has changed dramatically over the past few years. Without accurate and honest analysis of these changes, huge mistakes artistically, technically and most importantly, financially will be made. Chuck and Mark have dramatically lessoned your exposure (no pun intended) to disaster by writing this book."
- Randall P. Dark, Co-founder and President, HD Vision Studios

"This is not just a thoughtful and much needed book for HDV; it provides excellent information about digital video technologies as a whole, including some historical perspective and technical discussions that are made surprisingly simple to understand by the writers. This text is an excellent basic primer for any producer or student entering the brave new world of high definition digital production."
- Connie Book, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Elon University School of Communications

"Written by two authors with loads of hands-on experience and rigorously tech edited, this book aims to demystify the technology and techniques of working with HDV so that people can get the most out of the format. This book is written at a level accessible to beginners and is heavily illustrated with stills, charts, and photos. The whole process, from project planning to distribution on DVD, is covered.” - October, 2006

One of the book's strengths, we think, is the authors' ability to put everything into context, whether it's the development of the first 3-CCD chip camera, or the discussion centered on CMOS. We also like inclusion of real world experiences in the form of video projects they've actually shot.-Theano Nikitas, Camcorder & Computer Video, Ventura, CA, Feb 2007