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Digital Editing

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Digital Compositing for Film and Video
Digital Compositing for Film and Video

Second Edition
Steve Wright
Written by Steven Wright, a senior compositor and technical director with over 60 feature films and 70 television commercials to his production credits. It encapsulates years of production experience into an easy to read and highly informative book. Combining theory with practical production exercises, this book provides a phenomenal learning experience. Included is a DVD-ROM. Softcover, 451 pp. $70.50.

Nonlinear: A Field Guide To Digital Video & Film Editing
Nonlinear: A Field Guide To Digital Video & Film Editing

Michael Rubin
Now in its fourth edition, this up-to-date manual provides cross-platform instruction for nonlinear editing. Topics include: online and offline editing, post-production process, digital video compression and MPEG, telecine and 3:2 pulldown, DVD authoring and much, much more. A thorough and practical guide, Nonlinear is an indispensible read for the student as well as the professional. Softcover, 413 pp. $63.95.

The Technology of Video & Audio Streaming
The Technology of Video & Audio Streaming
Second Edition
David Austerberry
For broadcasters, web developers, and project managers implementing streaming media systems, David Austerberry shows how to deploy the technology on your site, from video and audio capture through to the consumer's media player. Starting with capture from a video or audio source through to the consumer's media player, this is a comprehensive quick-start guide to streaming media technologies. Softcover, 344 pp. $74.95.

DVD Authoring with DVD Studio Pro 2
DVD Authoring with DVD Studio Pro 2
Jeff Warmouth
This instructional guide is an introduction to Apple DVD Studio Pro and the workflow involved in the creation of DVDs. Inside you'll find information covering the entire process of DVD production, including project planning, media encoding, menu design, testing, burning, and preparing discs for replication. This is a must-have reference for anyone who needs to produce high quality discs for distribution. Softcover, 464 pp. $67.95.

Teaching Digital Video Production
Teaching Digital Video Production
Pete Fraser & Barney Oram
This practical guide provides a detailed introduction to teaching your students digital video production and establishes the basis for a high standard of coursework for Film or Media Studies. The guide demonstrates the importance of effective pre-production, gives advice on recent developments in digital video production and how practical work can be used to engage with key aspects of the media or film studies curriculum, with accessible reference to recent educational research. Softcover, 82 pp. $37.95.

Digital Video Editing with Final Cut Express
Digital Video Editing with Final Cut Express
Charles Roberts
Suitable for those new to nonlinear editing as well as experienced editors new to Final Cut Express, this book is an introduction to Apple's editing software package and the digital format in general. Readers will learn in great detail the various editing tools that Final Cut Express has to offer as well as time-honored storytelling techniques that will help you become a better movie editor. Softcover, 448 pp. $44.95.

Editing with Final Cut Pro 4
Editing with Final Cut Pro 4
An Intermediate Guide to Setup and Editing Workflow
Charles Roberts
This book will help you take your skills to the next level. If you're new to Final Cut Pro, you'll quickly master the software. If you're upgrading to version 4, you'll learn how to implement the new features into a solid workflow. Read this book and learn timeless editing concepts that make you a better editor, no matter what software you use in the future. Softcover, 467 pp. $59.95.

Digital Editing with Final Cut Pro 4
Digital Editing with Final Cut Pro 4
Bruce Mamer & Jason Wallace
Digital Editing with Final Cut Pro 4
is a comprehensive guide to the art and technique of non-linear editing, complete with an intergrated DVD tutorial designed to help you start editing immediately. Whether you want to edit the most expensive commercial projects or simply tinker with home video footage, the systematic approach of this book supplies a wide range of insights on how to create professional work. Softcover, 331 pp. $44.95.

The Essential Digital Video Handbook
The Essential Digital Video Handbook
Pete May
If you've ever wanted to master the art of videography, then this is the ideal book for you. The Essential Digital Video Handbook will walk you through every step of the process, from buying the right equipment, to editing your footage. Author Pete May's sound advice and no-nonsense approach will help you achieve results that will impress your audience whether they're gathered in the family room or the corporate boardroom. Softcover, 191 pp. $44.00.

The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 4
The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 4

Rick Young
In this highly visual instructional book, Rick Young shares his professional insight to ensure you get the most out of the professional tools Final Cut Pro 4 offers. With this book you can start cutting immediately, whatever you edit, whatever the format. Whether you are a professional editor new to non-linear editing, or a beginner with no editing experience, this is an ideal introduction to Final Cut Pro 4. Softcover, 221 pp. $29.95.

Video Color Correction for Nonlinear Editors
Video Color Correction for Nonlinear Editors
A Step-by-Step Guide

Stuart Blake Jones
No matter what system or plug-ins you use, this practical guide will take you through the color correction process step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. Written by a master colorist, this book explains when certain types of color correction should be used and provides tips for acheiving specific visual effects. Softcover, 196 pp. $67.95.

Editing Digital Video
Editing Digital Video
The Complete Creative and Technical Guide
Robert B. Goodman and Patrick McGrath
Written by a pair of award-winning professionals, Editing Digital Video will put you on the fast-track towards cutting your videos like a seasoned editor. Within no time, you will be using timelines, jump-cuts, keys, mattes, titles, and bins like a pro. This practical and easy-to-use guide includes a CD-Rom with practice footage. Softcover, 361 pp. $63.95.


Video DemystifiedVideo Demystified:
A Handbook For The Digital Engineer

Third Edition
by Keith Jack
This excellent textbook includes hundreds of black and white diagrams, accompanying the easy-to read text. Topics range from an introduction to analog vs. digital to an overview of NTSC, PAL and SECAM formats, to digital television. Perfect for beginners. Includes 2 CD-ROMs with design tools a fully searchable e-Book version of the text Softcover, $115.95.

Editing Digital Film
Editing Digital Film:
Integrating Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Media 100
Jamie Fowler
At long last, film and video editors are using the same systems to edit their projects, and Editing Digital Film is the guide to show them how to do it. This concise reference provides video and film editors familiar with the Avid, Media 100, and Final Cut Pro systems with crucial information they will need to edit on all three of these systems. In addition to showing film editors and directors working on DV projects how to edit for this new format, this text also clarifies the NLE process to those familiar with traditional film editing. $49.99.

AVID Editing
Avid Editing:
A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users
Sam Kauffmann

This textbook is for students using Avid Xpress or Media Composer for the first time. The chapters have been organized to help beginning students understand the work they are doing in the classroom and to guide them through an editing project. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a short narrative footage to download for immediate hands-on practice. $82.95.

The AVID Handbook
The Avid Handbook:
Techniques for the Avid Media Composer and Avid Xpress
Third Edition
Steve Bayes
The Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress and Avid Symphony are the most widely used nonlinear editing systems by professionals in the film and video industries. Based on his experience teaching countless seminars around the world on the Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony and Avid Xpress, Steve Bayes has written the most comprehensive manual for nonlinear digital editing on these Avid editing systems. This handbook is now revised throughout to reflect recent upgrades to these systems. The third editon covers Symphony 2.1, Media Composer 9.1 and Avid Xpress 3.1 as well as earlier versions. $65.95.

Digital Nonlinear EditingDigital Nonlinear Editing:
Editing Film and Video on the Desktop
Second Edition
Thomas A Ohanian
Nonlinear editing is the key topic in digital film and video today, and Digital Nonlinear Editing is the professional "bible" of the new era in post-production. The book details the procedural, creative, and technical fundamentals of editing moving images within a computer-based, interactive environment. Readers will understand not only what nonlinear editing is and how it works, but also how such systems can be used to achieve greater creative flexibility as well as cost and time savings. $98.95.

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