Chapter 2. What You Need to Get Started

Creating your own video productions is a very exciting venture. If you are new to digital video, feeling a little overwhelmed in the beginning is natural. Understanding the nuts and bolts of what it takes for you to record, edit, and deliver high-quality digital video is essential to your success. In this chapter you learn what features to look for when buying a video camera, as well as what accessories help you get the most out of your camera. Editing and distributing digital video takes formidable computing power, so you also learn what to look for when purchasing a computer for digital video work, and how to upgrade the computer you may already have.

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