Digital technology and FireWire, Apple Computer's high-speed connectivity standard, are revolutionizing the process of movie making. With today's tools, students and professionals alike can create high-quality digital footage, transfer it to their computers, and edit it for output over email or the Web. FireWire Filmmaking is a four-color guidebook covering the art and science of digital filmmaking. Experienced author and filmmaker Scott Smith begins with the basics, including controlling the camcorder and capturing video with FireWire. Readers will then learn how to shoot their own digital movies and how to archive them on a variety of formats including CD-ROM, DVD, and DAT. Software covered in the book includes Adobe Premiere, iMovie, EditDV, and Final Cut Pro. As digital filmmaking becomes the industry standard, multimedia professionals, videographers, educators, and students are in need of a solid foundation on today's technologies. With expert advice and guidance including shared techniques from eight successful digital filmmakers, FireWire Filmmaking shows how digital video cameras and FireWire technology are bringing moviemaking to the masses.
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