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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 4 edition (Feb. 6 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471782785
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471782780
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.1 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #371,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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 “…gets to the stuff you really want to know…required reading.” (Nothern Echo, August 2006)

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Shoot and edit great movies—no experience required!

Use iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, or Adobe Premiere Elements to add special effects and your own soundtrack

When your parents took home movies, no one ever confused those films with professional productions. But with today's digital camcorders and editing software, who knows what you can create? This book helps you choose a good camcorder, shoot better video, publish your movies online, and speak the industry technobabble like a Hollywood pro.

Discover how to

  • Choose the right video camera
  • Include still shots in your movies
  • Add your own narration or music
  • Digitize old VHS videotapes
  • Share your video on DVD or online

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SentryOne on Feb. 4 2004
Format: Paperback
"3rd Edition" I would recommend this book to anyone interested in becoming a Video Editing Guru. Now there isn't much fame or glory in such a title, and I'm not implying that after reading the book you will be able to instantly break into the "Pro" video editing business either. But it does give you some useful information on how to digitize those video clips and turn them into a respectable home movie or corporate presentation.
The book is very much based on Apple's "iMovie" and Pinnacle's "Studio 8". You'll skip around a bit because of the 2 different programs it explains, but you're really just getting 2 books in one if you ever decide to dabble in the 'other' program. If you're using a video editing program other than these, you may want to pick a different book.
Well organized and "dumb-ed down" enough for the beginner. The projects and included clips on CD Rom keep it interesting. I learned about many tips that I plan to use all the time in my projects now. Good work Underdahl!
Based on what I've seen in this book, I would definitely check out the Adobe Premiere Dummies book by the same author if I decide to move up to that program. I'm confident that I would not be disappointed.
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50 of 55 people found the following review helpful
Digital Video Guru Course in a Book Feb. 4 2004
By SentryOne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
"3rd Edition" I would recommend this book to anyone interested in becoming a Video Editing Guru. Now there isn't much fame or glory in such a title, and I'm not implying that after reading the book you will be able to instantly break into the "Pro" video editing business either. But it does give you some useful information on how to digitize those video clips and turn them into a respectable home movie or corporate presentation.
The book is very much based on Apple's "iMovie" and Pinnacle's "Studio 8". You'll skip around a bit because of the 2 different programs it explains, but you're really just getting 2 books in one if you ever decide to dabble in the 'other' program. If you're using a video editing program other than these, you may want to pick a different book.
Well organized and "dumb-ed down" enough for the beginner. The projects and included clips on CD Rom keep it interesting. I learned about many tips that I plan to use all the time in my projects now. Good work Underdahl!
Based on what I've seen in this book, I would definitely check out the Adobe Premiere Dummies book by the same author if I decide to move up to that program. I'm confident that I would not be disappointed.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Nice Primer April 13 2006
By J. Hahn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I wish I had bought this book initially.

I was pretty new to digital video. I had lots of questions about transferring, capturing analog, audio, and so far this book has answered them. It would have saved time to buy it first.

I'm using the digital video for a vidcast.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
It is the one March 21 2007
By C. Nguyen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you're new to video editing, it is the one for you. It'S a good start
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Reviewed by a rank amateur Sept. 27 2009
By tachi1 - Published on Amazon.com
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I have my first digital video camera and, for the first time, the option to edit my long and boring captures. While I am very experienced at editing digital photos, this is an entirely new field for me. It seems to me that this "for dummies" version is still too advanced for me. I need one "for complete morons", apparently. This is a reflection on me, not on the book, which seems to be very thorough.

It goes into more detail than I need. I don't capture video with my phone; I don't have capture problems; the odds of my ever needing nightvision videos are nil; I'm not sure I need to know what the NTSC standards are, and on and on.

All I really wanted was a step-by-step way to:
*use the software that came with my camera to cut out unnecessary areas and restitch the remainter;
*suggestions on how to make a video capture flow, more or less seamlessly, despite the editing;
*ditto with the soundtrack;
*an overview of easy video editing programs that I can upgrade to if I should ever outgrow my camera's software (which doesn't look likely right now.)
*workflow suggestions as to how to backup and preserve video (I don't have that much faith that DVD's are still going to be in use a decade from now), so I wanted a general overview of options and suggestions.

I got the first four. It was a bit more technical than I wanted, but that may be because I didn't realize the full software/hardware implications, let alone the standards, frame rates, aspect ratios, interlacing, capture cards, or video converters issues--and I've still purposefully avoided the "advanced video editing" chapter. It seems to me that people, not too much brighter than I and with similarly-equipped home computers, have managed to edit their videos w/o knowing all this. Actually, ignorance is bliss sometimes and I'm not sure I want to know. (But if YOU want to know it, it's all here).

The issue of archiving and preserving video is not addressed. The author does suggest external hard drives as a way to save space on the internal ones. Maybe we have to endlessly keep updating our captures (super 8 to vhs; vhs to dvd; dvd to ??). I was hoping that some specific strategy to make the process easier and foolproof. It probably isn't fair for me to expect to have this issue addressed in a "for dummies" book, but preserving these memories going forward is the primary reason I shoot movies, and I'd like to think that there is someway that I can ensure that today's babies will be able to see their movies 30 or 40 years from now.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Very useful and reasonably up to date March 18 2007
By Geoffrey Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The "Dummies" folks seem to be able to get it right pretty consistently, and they also seem to be willing to update titles with some frequency -- publish a new edition, that means.

When I bought this book, I bought another on the same topic from another publisher and neglected to check the date of publication. Well, it was antique, relatively speaking, so when I picked this one up, suddenly things started to make a lot of sense.

Also, the author seems to be able to cover three editing products without a lot of repetition. This is a good, workmanlike job.


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