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Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR

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ISBN-10: 1933952601

ISBN-13: 9781933952604

Edition: 2010

Authors: Helmut Kraus, Uwe Steinmueller

List price: $41.95
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 5/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Designer, journalist, and imaging expert Helmut Kraus is based in D sseldorf, Germany. As an author of numerous magazine articles and reference books, he has been closely watching the development of digital communication and production tools since their beginnings. His work focuses on the progressing evolution of visual techniques, especially the effects of digital photography and digital imaging on graphic design.

Uwe Steinmueller, a native of Germany, has been a photographer since 1973. His first exhibitions were in 1978 in Bremen, Germany with photos from Venice, South Tirol, Germany, and France. He shares a joint copyright with his wife Bettina. He moved to California in 1997 and began working seriously in digital photography in 1999. He currently lives and works in San Jose. He has written a number of books, two of which won the prestigious, German, "Fotobuchpreis" award two years in a row, in 2004 and 2005. Uwe is the man behind, a popular website covering quality outdoor photography using digital cameras.

Video Formats and Resolution
Frame Rates and Refresh Rates
Data Formats and Data Compression
Storage Media
Image Sensor Size
Types of Sensor
Types of Camera
Using Video Lights and Reflectors
Using Microphones
Other Useful Gadgets
Dedicated Video Accessories for DSLRs
Shooting Techniques
From Concept to Finished Film
Choosing Your Location
Selecting Focal Length
Aperture and Depth of Field
Distance Settings
Exposure and White Balance
Shutter Speeds
Tripod or Handheld?
Time-lapse Sequences
Stop Motion Sequences
Video as an Extension of the Photographic Medium
Avoiding Errors
Ten Rules for Shooting Better Video
Legal Issues
Microphone Technology
Microphone Accessories
Avoiding Background Noise
Dedicated Microphone Accessories for DSLRs
Four Basic Rules for Capturing Great Sound
Dubbing Sound
Editing and Post-Processing
Mac OS and Windows
Editing Software (iMovie & Co)
Preparing Your Material
Creating and Editing a Sequence
Using Photos in a Video Sequence
10 Rules for Producing Great Edits
Export Formats
Presenting Your Work
Online Presentation
Presenting Your Work on Your own Website
Moving from Still Photography to Video
Entering the New World of Video
Telling Your Stories
Working without a Script
Important Technical Issue to Consider
Shooting Clips
Overall Workflow
Editing Basics
Creatjng Your own Look
Addinig Sound
Export Your Video
Post-Processing and Adding Effects
Showing Your videos
Useful Links