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Video Field Production and Editing, 7th Edition

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Video Field Production and Editing concentrates on video techniques and technology appropriate for "small scale" single-camera electronic field production (EFP) and electronic news gathering (ENG). This book offers the latest material on new digital field recording and editing technologies and is written in a concise, non-technical, user-friendly format. Reorganized and updated throughout, with new sections dedicated to HDV (High Definition Video) videotape recording formats, and tapeless digital recording media including high capacity optical discs, solid-state memory cards, and computer hard drives, the book walks the reader through the video production process from initial planning through final editing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1 Introduction
    1. In the Field with Evening Magazine
    2. The Evolution of Video Production Technology
    3. Production Uses of Portable Video Equipment
    4. Camera Equipment Quality and Target Markets
    5. Video as a Medium of Communication
    6. Principal Elements Involved in Video Production
  8. Chapter 2 Preproduction and Production Planning
    1. Stages and Types of Production
    2. Preproduction Planning
    3. Production Planning
    4. Copyright and Distribution
  9. Chapter 3 Video Basics: The Electronic Image and the Video Signal
    1. Electronic Image Reproduction
    2. How the Video Camera Makes a Picture—Analog and Digital Standards
    3. Video Signal Control
    4. The Color Signal
    5. Camera Performance Characteristics
    6. Camera Configurations
    7. Camera Viewfinder Systems
  10. Color Plates
    1. Insert Follows
  11. Chapter 4 Operating the Video Camcorder
    1. The Basic System
    2. Common Camcorder Camera Section Controls
    3. VCR Section Controls and Inputs/Outputs
    4. Power and Videotape
    5. Camcorder System Setup
    6. Audio and Video Connectors
    7. Monitoring the Recording
    8. Camera-Mounting Equipment
    9. Carrying the Equipment
  12. Chapter 5 Video Recording
    1. Videotape Recording
    2. Videotape Recording Formats
    3. Compatibility
    4. Types of Videocassette Recorders
    5. Videotape
    6. Tapeless Video Recording Devices
    7. Signal Processing
  13. Chapter 6 Lenses and Visualization
    1. Part One Lenses
      1. Lenses: Functions and Types
      2. Zoom Lens Components
      3. Zoom Lens Operation
      4. Aperture Control and Depth of Field
    2. Part Two Visualization and Composition
      1. Aesthetics of Visual Composition
      2. Camera Movement
      3. Shooting to Edit
      4. Subject–Camera Relationships
      5. On-Site Interview Setup
  14. Chapter 7 Lighting
    1. Part One Physical Factors of Lighting
      1. Basic Lighting Concepts
      2. Lighting Equipment: Types of Lamps
      3. Portable Lighting Instruments
      4. Power Requirements
      5. Controlling the Intensity of Light
      6. Other Equipment
      7. Lighting Safety
    2. Part Two Aesthetic Factors
      1. Modeling
      2. Three-Point Lighting
      3. Lighting Problems
  15. Chapter 8 Sound
    1. Part One Technical Factors
      1. Sound: Technical Bases
      2. Microphone Characteristics
      3. Camera-Mounted Microphones
      4. External Microphones
      5. Wired and Wireless Microphones
      6. Recording Sound on a Camcorder
      7. Mixers
      8. Standardized Recording Procedures
      9. Monitoring Sound
      10. Hints for Recording Good Sound
      11. Special Problems
      12. Equalizing and Filtering to Improve Sound Quality
      13. Adding Sound to Prerecorded Videotape
      14. Additional Sound Recording and Playback Devices
    2. Part Two Sound Aesthetics
      1. Types of Sound
      2. Sound Perspective and Sound Presence
      3. Constructing the Audio Portion of a Program
      4. The Visual Impact of Microphones
  16. Chapter 9 Editing Aesthetics
    1. Role of the Editor
    2. Types of Editing
    3. Continuity Editing
    4. Dynamic Editing
    5. Transitions and Effects
    6. Sound in Editing
    7. “Don’t Worry, We’ll Fix it in Post”
    8. Editing Voice-Driven Pieces
    9. Storytelling
  17. Chapter 10 Getting Ready to Edit: Working with SMPTE Time Code and Postproduction Planning
    1. SMPTE Time Code
    2. Postproduction Planning
  18. Chapter 11 Linear Videotape Editing
    1. Electronic Videotape Editing Systems
    2. Control Track and SMPTE Time Code Editing
    3. Linear Videotape Editing Modes: Assemble and Insert Editing
    4. Editing on a Cuts-Only System
  19. Chapter 12 Nonlinear Video Editing
    1. Nonlinear Video Editing
    2. Components of a Nonlinear Video Editing System
    3. The Process of Nonlinear Editing
  20. Chapter 13 Postproduction Graphic Design
    1. Guiding Principles: Unity, Clarity, and Style
    2. Functional and Practical Design Factors
    3. Production Processes and Sources of Graphics
    4. Titling in a Nonlinear Editing System
  21. Chapter 14 Ethics and Video Production
    1. Codes of Ethics
    2. Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters
    3. Your Role as a Producer
  22. Appendix One Production Projects
  23. Appendix Two Guidelines and Information for Filming in San Francisco
  24. Appendix Three U.S.Copyright Office Short Form PA
  25. Appendix Four Digital Information and the Metric System
  26. Appendix Five Video Field Acquisition Formats
  27. Appendix Six Full-Length Documentary Treatment
  28. Glossary
  29. Bibliography
  30. Index
  31. Credits