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|The Complete Idiot's Guide to iMovie 2
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Author: Brad Miser
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The Complete Idiot¿s Guide to iMovie 2 provides beginning to intermediate users everything they need to know to download, edit, polish, and view or send their home video productions, including background for understanding the tools and steps to create Digital Video; how to create video tracks; how to use transitions, sound effects, and other special elements; and how to prepare movies for distribution and viewing on the Web, on TV and in emails. A must-have for all digital video enthusiasts!
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|Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 16
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Brand: Mark Frauenfelder
No mission is impossible when makers put their mind to it. MAKE Volume 16 will help you get smart with a special section on spy tech. Learn how to build and use tiny surveillance devices, and how to know if a spy is using them on you. From tiny video cameras to sneaky recorders, this volume has enough cool stuff to make James Bond's inventor Q envious.
- Make Technology on Your Time Volume 16
|Nikon D2XS / D2X CheatSheet
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Author: Bert Sirkin
PLEASE NOTE, due to the volume of information on these CheatSheets, the font size is small. Handy, laminated, waterproof, short version instruction manuals for on the go. Size 8-1/2 x 11", printed double-sided, folded in thirds.
|Digital Video Hacks: Tips & Tools for Shooting, Editing, and Sharing (O'Reilly's Hacks Series)
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Author: Joshua Paul
Since the dawn of film, novices and experts have used quick-and-dirty workarounds and audiovisual tricks to improve their motion pictures, from home movies to feature films. Today, the tools have certainly changed, as have the quality and scope of the results. With digital video, the hacking possibilities are now limitless, for both amateurs and professional artists. From acquiring footage, mixing, editing, and adding effects to final distribution, Digital Video Hacks provides unique tips, tools, and techniques for every stage of video production. You'll learn how to:
- Get your projects started right using creative preparation tools and techniques,from making your own steadicam, boom, or dolly to effective storyboarding, timecoding, and tape labeling
- Troubleshoot common shooting problems, including using stop-motion and time-lapse techniques, lighting effects, colored screens and gels, and household objects to establish mood or otherwise wow an audience
- Create stunning visual effects, such as satellite zooming, surreal scenes, Matrix-like bullet-time, and green screen illusions
- Fool your audience with audio tricks, replacing flubbed dialogue, smoothing over cuts, and covering missing audio with room tone
- Add professional features with post-production tricks, including color correction, soundtrack cleanup, opening sequences, and DVD bookmarks
- Distribute final content in a variety of creative ways, from exporting to basic videotape or DVD to streaming over the internet or even via cell phone
- Use the web to provide interactivity and dynamic content, attend a remote conference, or vlog your life.
Whether you're looking for a new technique to include in your next project, a solution to a common problem, or just a little inspiration, this book reintroduces you to the digital video you only thought you knew.
|Nikon D50: JumpStart Guides to Nikon D50 (A Tutorial DVD)
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Jumpstart 2006, Tutorial DVD about one hour long. Play on DVD player or your computer. If you are a visual learner, this comprehensive, user-friendly DVD will help you to get the most out of your new digital camera, the Nikon D50. Make the transition from taking snapshots to producing inspired images to cherish forever - QUICKLY. Contents: Camera features and functions - White balance - ISO settings - Quality settings - Using a histogram - Principles of photography - Depth of field - Aperture and shutter priority - Program modes - How to get sharp images - Storing and carrying cameras - Choosing and using a tripod - What lens to buy next - Using filters - Digital media options - Getting photographs into a computer - Improving photos - Printing options - Storing photos on the web - And much, much more
|Canon EOS 10D CheatSheet
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Author: Bert Sirkin
PLEASE NOTE, due to the volume of information on these CheatSheets, the font size is small. Handy, laminated, short version instruction manual for on the go. 8-1/2 x 11" double sided printed, folded in thirds
|Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D) in Brief - a quick field reference for your camera bag
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Handy, laminated, short version instruction manual for the Canon Rebel XT (Canon 350D in some countries). Folded in quarters = 8 pages, each 5-1/2 x 4-1/2" (14 x 11cm)
|Custom Digital Photography for Dummies
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Author: Julie Adair King
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Your fun and easy guide to the world of digital photography
Digital cameras just keep getting better. But where do you begin? In this friendly guide, Julie Adair King delivers just what you need. She tells you how to select the right equipment. She reveals secrets of great digital picture-taking. And she shows you how to use photo-editing software to enhance any digital photo.
THE DUMMIES WAY®
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humour and fun
Discover how to:
- Compose your images for maximum impact
- Capture action and panoramic shots
- Avoid grainy images
- Transfer images to your computre
- Process your digital images
- Look after your camera
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- Choose from among 33 different subject categories
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If you're comfortable with the concept of photography but find the digital part a stumbling block, Digital Photography for Dummies will get you over the hump.
Author Julie Adair King, a photographer and graphics-software specialist, deftly explains such concepts as resolution, f-stop, and compression. She is also refreshingly upfront about the differences between film-based and digital photography, spelling out the latter's shortcomings early on. Her advice on all aspects of the field is well thought out and simple without being condescending. She informs readers, for example, that you needn't use high-pixel resolutions simply for placing images on a Web page. Such tips will come as a relief to fledgling photographers on a budget, or novices who may have thought they had to use the highest-quality settings at all times.
Aside from the technical concerns of working with the camera and computer, King also gives sound tips on composition and lighting. And since retouching is one of the principal benefits of digital photography, she spends a fair amount of time discussing photo-editing software. And while most of the examples are in black and white, the most important examples, gratefully, are included in a 16-page color plate section in the middle of the book.
For those of you considering jumping into the world of digital photography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better guide to getting started than Digital Photography for Dummies. --John Frederick Moore
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|The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digital Photography (2nd Edition)
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Author: Steven Greenberg
A guide for beginning users demonstrates photo manipulation techniques, evaluates digital cameras, and explains how to adjust color balance, crop out unwanted elements, sharpen focus, apply special effects, and prepare images for printing.
The subjects of photography and computers have tremendous breadth and depth. Understanding either one can be a challenge, especially if you're a beginner. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digital Photography does an excellent job of breaking the ice as it introduces readers to photography, computers, and digital cameras.
The book really does start at the beginning, with a short history of the camera and photography, plus the basics of composition. But it progresses quickly into an overview of today's digital tools. Instead of bogging down the reader in myriad details about camera models, computer software and hardware, and other minutiae, the book gives an overview of the available technologies, describing which system or format is best for different kinds of tasks. This is a good thing--hardware and software evolve rapidly, and some of the details mentioned in the book as "up and coming" are now standard. (See the sections on camera resolution for examples.)
After a look at how the gear works, the text dives into a lesson on photography basics (composition, lighting, shutter speeds, and lens focal lengths) and the details specific to digital photography (image resolution, monitor and printer calibration, and compression). The companion CD-ROM includes a demo version of Adobe PhotoDeluxe, and chapter 13, "Improving Your Images," goes into detail on using this image-editing application to improve the pictures you've already shot.
What good is instant digital photography if you can't instantly share your work on the Web? Chapter 22 addresses this specific issue, covering the basics of building a Web site (nothing fancy) and how to compress and upload your favorite pictures for everyone to see.
No particular platform is favored in this book--the contents of the CD-ROM are compatible with both Macs and PCs. Overall, this book succeeds at teaching the principles and basics of how digital photography works, and how to set up for it. Practical, useful, and enlightening, this is a good first step on a complex road. --Mike Caputo
|Digital Portraiture Basics - Level 1 - Tutorial DVD with Will Crockett
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Author: Will Crockett
Level 1 Tutorial DVD by ShootSmarter University, running time 36 minutes. Play in any DVD player.
The transaction into digital capture photography has presented many changes to professional photography. Sure it's easier, faster and in some ways better than shooting film, but it also requires the photographer to be more accurate and precise with lighting. This tutorial DVD will be showing you the basics of portrait lighting for digital capture ranging from types of strobe units and types of light modifiers that work best in the digital world, to a great basic portrait lighting setup you can use to get really great looking digital capture portraits - right away.
CONTENTS in nine chapters:
Intro - A brief look at what's ahead
- Light Sources - which types of light sources work best for digital portraiture
- Light Modifiers - Get the digital results you want by using these types of modifiers
- The Basics Portrait Set-up - Defining the 4-light classic portrait setup
- Main Lights - Parabolics, bounce panels, umbrellas, softboxes and more
- Fill Lights - Gain control over your fill light type, placement and value
- Hairlights - Hard lights and soft lights explored with great examples
- Background Lights - Help to separate your subjects from the background with the right light
- Light Values and Proper Exposure - Learn about controlling light values and proper exposure techniques from a world-class master of lighting
- PLus 6 poweruser secrets of Digital portraiture.
Also available: Level 2 "Digital Portraiture Lighting with Will Crockett" and Level 3 "Digital Portrait Lighting with Christopher Grey", as well as the SET of 3 DVDs "Digital Lighting DVD Set"
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