Desktop Digital Video Production

By Frederic H. Jones, PhD

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It's time to make the move to digital video! Whether you're a video professional, experienced amateur, or student, Desktop Digital Video Production will help you leverage your skills in the revolutionary new world of digital video.

Top digital video producer Frederic H. Jones walks you step-by-step through every element of digital video production, including: video acquisition, lighting and Chroma Key; sound acquisition and processing; project and data management; video and sound editing; basic and advanced effects; and assembling a final product.

You'll find up-to-the-minute coverage of:

  • Internet video delivery, including RealVideo streaming media and multicasting
  • Top desktop video software, including Adobe AfterEffects, Photoshop and Premiere
  • Making the most of audio
  • Choosing and using capture hardware, disk storage, CODECs and other DV products

CD-ROM Included: You get the entire book in Adobe Acrobat format, plus all this great multimedia learning trialware: spectacular 2D animation with Adobe AfterEffects 3.1, Adobe Photoshop 4.0 for image editing and Adobe Premiere 4.2 for nonlinear video editing. 3D animation with 3D Studio Max 2.5 and Character Studio 2 for animating characters. DeBabelizer Pro for automated graphics processing.

Desktop Digital Video Production is available from Prentice Hall PTR and can be ordered from its Web site at