You bought a digital video camera so that you could take and transfer home movies to DVD easily. Only come to find out, it's not so easy when faced with the task on your own. Why does "going digital" seem like such a difficult endeavor? It doesn't have to be and Create Your Own Digital Movies can show you how to get through it all with ease. Find out what camera to choose, filming dos and don'ts, and techniques for creating, editing, saving and sharing movies. Five projects will teach you everything you need to know, plus you'll benefit from numerous other tips, tricks and other helpful information. Don't get bogged down with the intricacies of camera mechanics or software use. Let Create Your Own Digital Movies show you how easy and fun it is to use your digital video camera.
Welcome to Create Your Own Digital Movies.
1. Welcome to the Wonderful World of Digital Video.
Great Shooting = Easy Editing
Discovering Your Digital Movie Style
Digital Movie Gear
What to Look for in a Digital Video Camcorder
What to Look for in Shooting Accessories and Editing Equipment
Movie Editing Software and Computer Requirements
2. Shooting Digital Movies.
Using What You Already Know
Shots and Sequences: The Building Blocks of Movies
Examples of Shot Types
Action and Directing
Top 10 Camera Essentials
4. Inserting Tape
5. Autofocus and Manual Focus
7. Camera Case
9. External Microphone
10. White Balance
Top 10 Tips for Shooting Video
1. Use a Tripod As Often As You Can
2. Learn How to Shoot Stable Handheld Shots
3. Avoid Frequent Panning and Zooming
4. Hold Your Shot
5. Shoot a Lot
6. Get Good Audio
7. Leave Headroom
8. Know When to