Chapter 5. Working with Still Images

While I love video, still pictures have an undeniable appeal, whether as photos to email to friends and family, components of video slideshows, or even in hard-copy photo books from websites like Shutterfly and Snapfish. These pictures come from several sources, like my Canon Digital Rebel, or still frame grabs from my DV or HDV camcorders.

If you’re at all like me, you’ll enjoy this chapter, which covers three photo-related topics: grabbing images from your camcorder or movie files, prepping images for use in a video production, and adding motion to your still images. These motion-related features are typically called pan-and-zoom or Ken Burns effects, after the director who popularized their use in documentaries ...

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