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Video Shooter, 2nd Edition by Barry Braverman, Barry Braverman, Barry Braverman

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Afterword

THERE IS NO BEST BUTTON!

So, you’re encoding your show for DVD in a popular compression program and you’re faced with the option: Would you prefer Good, Better, or Best?

Hmm. I wonder why would anyone settle for Good or Better when you can have Best? Best is definitely better than Better, and Better by definition has to be better than Good. On the other hand, I suppose it’s a good thing that Worse is not an option, because Worse is surely worse than Good, but it is better than much worse, and much much better than much much Worse.

All this mental wrangling raises the issue: Can there ever really be a Best button? Suppose we had a Best button for the video shooter. We wouldn’t need to spend a lifetime learning lighting, composition, ...

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