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

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INTRODUCTION: Pictures from the Revolution

Thanks to digital technology, the tools of video production can now fit on a desktop. A briefcase can easily hold a palmcorder and a notebook computer, with room left over for your cell phone and the slate you use to mark the start of a shot. New technologies for video distribution fit on that desktop or laptop, too—tools for streaming video across the Web and authoring interactive DVDs, for example. And with each passing season, prices fall and the technology improves. Altogether, these developments mark a truly revolutionary era in video storytelling. Seasoned professionals are discovering new creative techniques that the technology makes possible, both in the editing studio and on the shoot. Meanwhile, ...

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