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Vasst What You Need To Know 31005 Name:
Vasst What You Need To Know 31005

What You Need To Know

HDV:What You NEED to Know!

Second Edition, The Complete Guide

Douglas Spotted Eagle

From the people that brought you the “I Want My HDV” world-wide tour, this second edition of “HDV-What You NEED to Know” covers everything imaginable in the HDV realm, from technical data about 720p and 1080i, to delivery on film, disc, or tape.  From in-depth descriptions of real world filmlook techniques to practical NLE experience, this book reveals everything you need to know about HDV.  Included is a DVD with raw HDV files from different cameras, allowing users to work with HDV in the format and NLE of their choice.
This book is written by an HDV shooter, for those interested in getting into the HDV format or to provide up-to-date information and tips for those already shooting HDV.

A sampling of what this book contains:

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  (pdf format)

HDV: The Bigger Picture - Gain a clear understanding of the technology that permits high compression to look so great, in a language that doesnt require a degree in math.

The Gear List - All of the cameras, decks and add-ons that make HDV work!

Advanced Shooting - Special settings and recipes to get the most out of your camera. Real words from someone who has used all of the HDV cameras in the field, including the secrets to achieving commercial film-looks and techniques.

Software - Detailed workflows on how to work with HDV in every major NLE on the market today.

Editing HDV - Common mistakes that you can avoid. Learn to cut through the marketing hype and rhetoric with plain talk from the voice of experience.

Filmlooks and 24p - Everything you could want to know about making your HD look like various film stocks no matter how you deliver your content.

Greenscreen, Graphics and HDV - Learn to master chromakey techniques and use graphics with ease in your HDV projects.

Get the Picture - Choosing a monitor for home and studio, what all viewers hould know about HD Displays.

Delivering HD - Once you shoot it, how do you deliver it? Well show you how.

The book also includes four pages of color plates, and a jam-packed DVD with demo software from Avid, Sony, and CineForm, plus HDV files for you to import to your NLE timeline so you can start experimenting with HDV right away.

DVD Contents include:
   Demo of Avid Liquid software
   Avid Free software
   Trial of Sony Vegas software
   Trial Version of CineForm software
   Media acquired with:
     Canon XL-H1
     JVC HD-100
     Sony HVR-Z1
     Sony HVR-A1
   Miscellaneous software
   Miscellaneous HDV media including Chromakey-ready footage
   Test Chart for IRE levels

If you're continuing this adventure or if you're just starting out, here's the only field guide you'll ever need for HDV. This book is essential!
Chris Hurd

The information that VASST provides has become an instrumental part of keeping both Canon staff and customers well informed....
Tim Smith
Technical Marketing and Sales Training Manager
Canon USA

"We look for publications such as this book from VASST to provide the proper information users of HDV products are in need of."
Craig Yanagi
National Marketing Manager, Creation Products
JVC Professional Products Company

"This book has taught me a lot about the format, and is recommended reading for all our film and video students."
Mike Chenoweth
East Hollywood High School

"The team at VASST, especially Douglas Spotted Eagle and Mannie Frances, have done a great deal to educate the professional marketplace about HDV and raise awareness of its potential. Since the publication of their first book, the VASST team has exposed a greater audience of end users to the benefits that a professional HDV workflow can offer."
Jonathon Holmes, Jr.
Senior Product Manager, HDV
Sony Electronics

Still gaining ground, HDV has come from being a toddler to the point where major broadcasters are utilizing this cost-effective HD format. No one has educated the industry more on this still-developing format than Douglas Spotted Eagle and team VASST. This book is easily the most authoritative resource currently available.
Michelle Gallina
Director of Marketing, Serious Magic

"Very few industry experts have educated the hobbyist and professional production worlds in the subject of HDV like Douglas Spotted Eagle and VASST. Were very pleased about the success of their first edition HDV book that's included in our Vegas Movie Studio+DVD Platinum Edition software bundle, and we're sure this second edition will be received as yet another informative, must-read book for anyone involved with HDV.
Dave Chaimson
Vice-President Marketing and Sales
Sony Media Software

"This book is the real deal, no parroting, no supposition; just facts from a guy who knows the format better than most, and has the battle scars to prove it."
Steve Ellerman
Media Director,
First Baptist Church

If you liked the first book from VASST, you'll love this one. 232 pages of information including colorplates, this book also includes a DVD that offers viewers the opportunity to work with HDV from all 4 professional HDV cameras available today including CF 24, 24p, and 24f. The book also discusses products that are available now, and available in the future.

VASST wrote the world's first book on HDV, which has become a resource for over 55,000 readers. The Second Edition delves more deeply into the subject than ever before, containing tips on camera settings, formatting, editing solutions and workflow for every major NLE system, and detailed information on making your HDV video more film-like. VASST has been providing film-look plug in tools for 2 years to the SD and HDV editing world, and some of their tips and secrets are revealed in this book.



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