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Camcorder Video: Shooting and Editing Techniques

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Camcorder Video: Shooting and Editing Techniques


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  • offers tips for enhancing shooting, camera movement, lighting, composition, sound, editing, other skills.
  • outlines specific procedures for shooting various types of programs, such as weddings, presentations, music videos, and video movies.
  • illustrates special techniques such as editing with two VCRs or a camcorder and a VCR, transferring slides and film to video, and using a personal computer in video production.


  • Copyright 1994
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 248
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-110925-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-110925-4

From camcorder equipment, care, and accessories to shooting techniques, subject matter, and editing, this method-packed handbook walks readers one easy step at a time through complete camcorder video production. It covers the technological background of camcorders; specific procedures for shooting weddings, presentations, training sessions, music videos, video movies, and other special events; strategies for editing with two VCRs or a camcorder and a VCR; methods for transferring slides and film to video; steps for shooting a steady picture; techniques explaining how and when to take zoom, high angle, low angle, and other shots; step-by-step procedures for doing assemble and insert editing; suggestions for using light and color to create certain moods and special effects; guidelines for including the right sound in your production; and much more. This multi-leveled handbook is perfect for home video buffs, business people, and hired video professionals.

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Table of Contents


 1. The Development of the Camcorder.
 2. Know Your Equipment.
 3. Accessories: Expanding Capabilities.
 4. Care of Equipment and Videotape.


 5. Beyond Point and Shoot.
 6. Mastering the Basics.
 7. Shots and Sequences.
 8. Light and Color.
 9. Sound.


10. Planning.
11. Shooting Special Events.
12. Shooting Special Productions.


13. Transferring Photos, Slides, and Movies to Video.
14. Editing Techniques.
15. Editing Aesthetics.
16. Editing Hardware.
17. Using a Personal Computer with Video.


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