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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (Dec 11 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240808398
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240808390
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 1.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
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"Brown does a skillful job of keeping the beginner in mind while diving into some of the more difficult technical considerations of High Def video, using real-life examples of professionals and their workflows.” -Morgan Paar, Videomaker Magazine

About the Author

Browne is Senior Editor in the Finishing Department of New Wave Entertainment.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa02f0be8) out of 5 stars Disappointing and thin Aug. 25 2007
By RedRocker - Published on
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Looked forward to the book, but found its organization rambling, and its content offering little more than a cataloging of the hd formats. It's endorsement of HDV is troublesome, given the problems of using that codec in post. No mention of 2k or 4k, and scant mention of the nonlinear systems that handle HD. Sadly, it already feels out of date.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa02f0e34) out of 5 stars Excellent book, Great Resource Sept. 4 2007
By Allon Furstenberg - Published on
Format: Paperback
Working in the Television world,and with more and more shoots being done in the mysterious HD format, it can often be confusing, understanding which frame rates to use and knowing what can be cheated in post, etc. I Bought this book and i found it to be one of the best HD books on the market. It has cleared up much of the confusion, misconceptions and has taken the myustery out of HD shooting/editing. I have already recommended it to many of my collegues and it is a huge resource, which can be refered back to again and again. MANY THANKS
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa02f2090) out of 5 stars Great introduction to HD technology June 1 2007
By Kenneth Blaz - Published on
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Bought this book as a starting reference for HD technologies. It gave me a great start and will be put in a handy location for future references. Already lending it out to another HD newbie.
HASH(0xa02f2234) out of 5 stars Highly Recommend!!!! March 30 2008
By Todd Smaretsky - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Very informative but not excruciatingly exhaustive. Many of the random questions I had were answered clearly. I found the book also to be very inspiring; being a low budget filmmaker, it make me realize the dream is within reach, and that HD is not too far from my grasp. I was especially encouraged by the information he provided about HDV - being that I use a Canon XH A1.
Sincerely, Awesome book!! To the point, but extremely informative - it provides what you need without all the froth.
HASH(0xa02f25f4) out of 5 stars Badly organized, rambling and repetitive. Oct. 12 2007
By Peter W. Fraser - Published on
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I bought this book hoping to get a solid outline of HD post techniques. Unfortunately the book is rambling and poorly organized. The introductory material is simple, repetitive and sometimes just plain wrong. The more advanced material is very cursory, and quite jumbled in its presentation. The author may well be a great video editor, but his command of the technical aspects of video formats and compression seems tenuous.