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by Lonzell Watson

  • ISBN: 0470570970
  • Author: Lonzell Watson
  • ePub ver: 1933 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1933 kb
  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 320
  • Publisher: Visual; 2 edition (January 7, 2010)
  • Formats: docx rtf mbr doc
  • Category: IT
  • Subcategory: Digital Audio Video & Photography
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Comments (7)

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I think 'teach yourself visually' is a great idea, it's easy to read and you feel more accomplished when you get through pages so fast (it's easier to read for longer periods of time because you feel like you really are getting somewhere). Many of the pictures illustrated the concepts in helpful ways...
However... many pictures were to me a waste of space. Some instances I think it would have been better to forego the picture in favor of larger text, or more content on the page. While satisfying to flip through the pages, some pages held too little content and I flipped without the feeling of having learned anything.

I've been using a digital camera to record video for years (for personal use), and have used iMovie HD, iMovie, and Final Cut Express. I've viewed several Lynda.com tutorials for Final Cut and iMovie, but still have problems remembering terminology and such. My hopes for this book was that it would teach me the terms, and give me tips on higher-quality video and the technique of video creation.

The pictures were cute but some could easily have been cut or replaced with an image that illustrates the concept better. For example, 'How Digital Video Cameras Record Pictures' (pg 8), it shows a camera lens with a character-camcorder ushering in (or out) 1s and 0s to indicate the data process by the camera. It's not a bad image, but I would have appreciated something more helpful. (I.e. Explaining how vision works, an image of the eye taking in colored shapes is not wrong, but one showing and labeling the layers of the eye tells me a lot more.)
Sometimes the images were confusing rather than helpful at all. For example, aspect ratios. It has 2 panels, one explaining 4x3, the other 16x9 aspect. In the picture for 4x3, it shows a monitor that looks widescreen and a TV that looks square. In the picture for 16x9, it shows a monitor that looks exactly the same as the one shown up above. If someone wants or needs aspect ratios explained to them (like me), they are going to find this confusing.

In contrast, I found images such as those showing the parts of the camera, and the camera accessories, to be pretty helpful.

The editing was a little sloppy. There were some words missing, `Are [you] planning to...', and the use of `utilize' was perhaps over-*used*.

The colors in the book are excellent, I like the good quality of the cover and paper. Each chapter page is colorful and gives a run-down of what the chapter includes, in nice large text. Throughout the book the chapter is noted at the top with a colored box, the page number the same at the bottom, and each chapter gets a different color, to make it a bit easier to find what you are looking for. The style is a bit childish, I think that makes the tone lighter and more fun, thus easier to remember content.

Of the 12 chapters, 8 chapters can be useful for anybody, but for much of the last four chapters it depends on what software you use or want to use to edit your video. This book covers some tasks in iMovie, Adobe Premiere Elements, and a little bit in Garageband, iDVD, and iWeb. I'm not sure what happened to Final Cut here *shrug*.

I like that the book takes you through the entire process: Learning about cameras and video, selecting a camera, learning some shooting tips, putting your footage on the computer, editing, exporting files, burning DVDs, uploading to YouTube, etc. If you are a complete beginner you will learn a lot, though you will need to supplement the material if you want any more in-depth information. If you are a little experienced, like me, you will find some of the info without real content but the rest will be helpful. If you are experienced, there are far better books to invest your time and money in.

I've only made it part-way through the book, I know I will learn a lot.
Zulkishicage
"Teach Yourself Visually, the Fast and Easy Way to Learn" is a series of books that use an approach that might work for you, but it was hard for me to get into the subject material. I have the book in this series for "Digital Video" - the 2nd Edition (for learning about taking video with modern day video cameras, post processing, etc). I know a little about video - and a lot about photography. I wanted some deep material, with strong opinions on which option might be best for my situations and for my subject material.

When I opened this book, I found an interesting format, but one that just didn't work well for me. Each chapter is a collection of points. Each point takes about a page (or two). Each point is summarized, in about a paragraph. Then sub-paragraphs discuss the point in more detail. This sounds like it should make sense, but the format for me just got in the way. First, the summary paragraph is was a large enough font that I could read it just fine - the font is like a Times Roman font. I could decide based on a quick read of that paragraph, if I even needed to read more on this page. For those that I had an interest in, then I would read the other 2 or 3 paragraphs. However, those more detailed paragraphs were in a smaller Arial font, a smaller type face - and harder for me to see - and THESE where the paragraphs where the meat was. Well, actually, many of those didn't get into much meat - at least not enough for me. It was not until about half way through the book that the author started to take a stand on certain issues. In most cases, the author just told you there were options; each was identified, but rarely was one rated higher than the other. Artwork in the book, the clip-art, looks a lot like it came from an elementary text book. Cute. But that didn't help me want to read further.

I did find that this edition (2nd) was current with technology on the street today (late 2010). I've been researching video cameras, and will probably upgrade from my consumer grade camcorder to a prosumer grade one (I'm not going to invest a lot, thousands, to get into the professional video cameras). I don't know if that description of me helps you, but if you are in a similar boat, then this book might not be the one that you should get. If you are starting out with a video camera and want to understand the things you might need to consider, and if you have good eyes and can see smaller type face fonts, then this is probably a good place to start. The format does help you skip to those topics that will interest you, and if you do skip around, it's alright, as this is not like a novel that builds on information that is needed to read further into the book.

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