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Pinnacle Studio 11 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide

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Pinnacle Studio 11 is the latest version of the industry leading home video editing tool aimed at the Windows consumer market. In Pinnacle Studio 11 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide, veteran journalist and teacher Jan Ozer tackles Pinnacle Studio version 11 in classic and popular QuickStart style--with step-by-step instructions, plenty of illustrations, and straightforward language. Jan provides the skinny on all popular Studio 11 features like HD capture, editing and disc burning: Pinnacle Studio Plus edits native HDV or AVCHD footage and then authors HD DVD format discs that will play on the latest HD players; the new Scorefitter music generator which automatically generates soundtracks with 40 source tracks; new simplified web publishing features where users can now automatically post movies publicly on Yahoo! Videos and more. 

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
    1. Using This Book
    2. Making Movies with Studio
      1. Editing and production
    3. System Requirements
      1. Hard disk requirements
  4. I. Getting Started
    1. 1. Creating Watchable Video
      1. What Is Watchable Video?
      2. Watchable Video Guidelines
        1. Shooting for success
      3. Using a Feature-Rich Video Editor
      4. Developing Strong Nonlinear Editing Skills
      5. Choosing the Right Camera Settings
        1. It’s all about exposure
        2. The skinny on night-shot modes
        3. The white balance issue
        4. Automatic versus manual focus
        5. When to use image stabilization
        6. Other settings
        7. The realities of shooting with consumer camcorders
        8. Improving audio quality
      6. Applying Basic Shot Composition
        1. The rule of thirds
        2. Motion techniques
        3. The Continuity system
        4. The Continuity system for audio
      7. Applying Advanced Shot Composition
        1. Medium shot, point-of-view shot, reaction shot
        2. Over-the-shoulder shot, point-of-view shot
        3. Cutaways
    2. 2. Introduction to Studio 11
      1. Using Edit Mode
        1. The Album
        2. The Player
        3. The Movie window
      2. Using Capture Mode
        1. Capturing from DV source devices
        2. Capturing from analog sources
      3. Using Make Movie Mode
      4. Using Undo and Redo
      5. Using the Help Menu
      6. Selecting Your Capture Drive
      7. Defragmenting Your Capture Drive
      8. Setting Project Preferences
      9. Saving Your Projects
        1. With Automatically Save and Load Disabled
        2. With Automatically Save and Load Enabled
      10. Deleting Projects
      11. Hiding Premium Content and Features
      12. Setting Default Durations
      13. Setting the Project Format
      14. Working with Auxiliary Files
      15. Setting Up a Dual-Monitor Display
  5. II. Gathering Your Assets
    1. 3. Capturing Digital Content
      1. The DV/HDV Capture Interface
      2. Connecting for DV/HDV Capture
      3. Entering Capture Mode
      4. Capturing DV/HDV Video
      5. Choosing Your Capture Format
        1. MPEG full-quality capture
      6. Capturing DV Video to MPEG Format
      7. Importing AVCHD Video
      8. Viewing Your Captured Video
    2. 4. Capturing Analog Video
      1. The Analog Capture Interface
      2. Connecting for Analog Capture
      3. Choosing Your Analog Capture Parameters
      4. Tuning the Incoming Video Signal
      5. Adjusting the Incoming Audio Volume
      6. Capturing Analog Video
      7. Viewing Your Captured Video
    3. 5. Working with Still Images
      1. Capturing Still Images
      2. Quick Image Fixes in Studio
      3. Inserting Pan-and-Zoom Effects
      4. Using MovingPicture
        1. MovingPicture and its components
    4. 6. Collecting Assets in the Album
      1. Opening the Album to Video Scenes
      2. Loading Video Files
      3. Importing Content from DVDs
      4. Playing Videos
      5. Combining Scenes
      6. Splitting Scenes
      7. Working with the Album’s Views and Tools
      8. Working with Scene Comments
      9. Working with the Still Images Tab
      10. Working with the Sound Effects Tab
  6. III. Editing
    1. 7. Producing Videos in the Movie Window
      1. Looking at Movie Window Views
      2. Working on the Storyboard
      3. Getting Video Clips to the Timeline
      4. Customizing Your Timeline View
      5. Common Tasks
      6. Trimming with the Clip Properties Tool
      7. Trimming a Clip on the Timeline
      8. Trimming Multiple Clips on the Timeline
      9. Advanced Timeline Editing
      10. The Insert Edit
      11. Producing Split Edits
      12. Working with Still Images
      13. Working with Audio Files
    2. 8. Using Transitions
      1. Looking in the Box
      2. Understanding Transitions
        1. A little goes a long way
        2. Like meets like
        3. Keep it simple or purposeful
      3. Using Transitions
      4. Customizing Transitions
      5. Working with Background Rendering
      6. Ripple Transitions for Slide Shows
      7. Working with Vitascene Transitions
      8. Vitascene and its Components
        1. To Preview, Apply, and Play a Vitascene Effect
        2. Configuring Vitascene effects
    3. 9. Applying Special Effects
      1. Types of Effects
      2. Before Getting Started
      3. Learning the Special Effects Interface
      4. Working with Keyframes
      5. Studio’s Cleaning Effects
      6. Varying Playback Speed
      7. About the Overlay Track
      8. Applying Picture-in-Picture Effects
      9. Accessing Advanced P-I-P Controls
      10. About Chroma Key
      11. About Chroma Key Controls
      12. Working with Vitascene Effects
      13. Creating Music Videos Automatically
    4. 10. Designing Titles and Menus
      1. Opening the Title Editor
      2. Looking at the Title Editor
      3. Adding and Editing Text
      4. Using Studio’s Styles
      5. Resizing and Justifying Text
      6. Kerning and Leading Text
      7. Rotating and Skewing Text
      8. Using Full-Screen Titles
      9. Adding Logos to Video
      10. Creating and Editing Title Objects
      11. Working with Buttons
      12. Working with Multiple Objects
      13. Creating DVD Menu Templates
      14. Creating Rolls and Crawls
    5. 11. Working with Audio
      1. About Audio Tracks and Workflow
        1. Getting audio to the Timeline
        2. The Audio toolbox
      2. Setting Recording Options
      3. Ripping CD Audio
      4. Creating Background Tracks Using Scorefitter
      5. Recording Narrations
      6. Using Studio’s Sound Effects
      7. Editing Audio Clips
      8. Using the Volume Tool
        1. To perform real-time, multitrack audio mixing and balance adjustments
      9. Adjusting Volume, Balance, and Fade on the Timeline
      10. Using Studio’s Audio Effects
        1. What’s in the box?
        2. The audio effects interface
      11. Using ClearSpot Noise Reduction
      12. Using BIAS SoundSoap PE
      13. The SoundSoap Interface
        1. Noise-specific controls
        2. Broadband controls
        3. General operating parameters
        4. Applying broadband noise reduction
        5. To apply broadband noise reduction
    6. 12. DVD Authoring
      1. About DVD Authoring
        1. Video flow
        2. Menu structure
      2. Using Menu Templates
      3. Using Custom Menus
      4. Previewing Your DVD
      5. Creating Audio Menus
      6. Creating Video Menus
      7. Burning a Standard-Definition DVD Title
        1. What’s happening?
      8. Burning an AVCHD Disc
      9. Burning an HD DVD Disc
  7. IV. Other Output
    1. 13. Writing to Tape
      1. Setting Up Your Hardware
      2. Writing to Tape
    2. 14. Creating Digital Output
      1. Decoding Your Compression Parameters
      2. Studio’s Format Options
      3. A Task-Oriented View
      4. General Encoding Parameters
      5. Creating Windows Media Files
      6. Creating iPod-Compatible Files
      7. Creating Sony PSP-Compatible Files
    3. 15. Uploading Videos
      1. Uploading Videos to StudioOnline
      2. Uploading Videos to Yahoo! Video
    4. 16. Converting Tapes to DVD
      1. Working in Advanced Mode
      2. Customizing Your DVD Menus