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Real World Digital Video, Second Edition by Gerald Everett Jones, Pete Shaner

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Preface to the Second Edition

It's little more than a year since Real World Digital Video first hit the bookshelves, and already we needed to update sizable chunks of the manuscript—to keep it out of the Ancient History section!

Peachpit Press had the foresight and the marketing fortitude to commission this new edition much sooner than most publishers. After all, the first edition was selling quite well from the Computer Multimedia section of bookstores, and we were even beginning to conquer some of those die-hards over in Film Production.

Too much was changing—and not only camcorder model numbers, software versions, technical specifications, and prices. As in the first edition, we make references to products mostly for purposes of comparison. Be ...

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