PRESS RELEASE: HDSLR: The Billion Things You Need To Know To Make Your Camera Shoot Movies
December 10, 2009 -- A new digital photography eBook, HDSLR: The Billion Things You Need To Know To Make Your Camera Shoot Movies, has been released by GM Books. HDSLR is author Peter iNova's coined term for interchangeable lens, reflex-viewing DSLR cameras that capture movie files. Here are all the special requirements, techniques, options, limitations and work-arounds involved in making movies with them.
"These cameras transcend video," said author Peter iNova, who has produced 11 other eBooks on digital photography, "they are movie cameras that behave more like an Arriflex or Panavision rig, except for all the weight and film and running costs. Their interchangeable lenses work with image chips that are as big as 35mm film frames, letting them capture images that are distinctively cinematic. But the rules for shooting in cine mode are very different from shooting stills. For instance; there are five essential things every shot must have, that still photographers think of completely differently if at all."
Author iNova's decades of experience with still photography, high definition video and 35mm motion picture cinematography plus more than a year with HDSLR cameras have been distilled into this highly interactive eBook on DVD. Over 120 HD movies are embedded in its pages, each springing up at a mouse click to large size on your computer screen. Some demonstrate technical concepts, but most show unique HDSLR techniques for shooting, editing, image repair and special effects.
The billion things you need to know may be an exaggeration, but there seem to be a billion mistakes one can make when shooting with an HDSLR camera. If any of the five essential attributes are missing from a shot, special recovery techniques become obligatory, and all of them are discussed-and shown-interactively.
Topics cover history, technology, the five essentials, the five repair options, sequence planning as you shoot, editing after you shoot, vital camera accessories, a huge chapter on techniques, special effects and problem solving, plus a run-down comparing all current HDSLR models. Added to that is a hyperlinked, interactive Appendix full of resources and an interactive Index that finds any topic with a mouse click.
HDSLR: The Billion Things You Need To Know To Make Your Camera Shoot Movies, interactive eBook on DVD for Windows and Mac. 160 pages. Printable. Interactive PDF format. Includes eBook and special movie software Actions for Photoshop Extended. $34.95.
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(First posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 19:26 EST)