Digital Nonlinear Editing: Editing Film and Video on the Desktop

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Focal Press, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 313 pages
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Nonlinear editing is the key topic in digital film and video today, and Digital Nonlinear Editing is the professional "bible" of the new era in post-production. The book details the procedural, creative, and technical fundamentals of editing moving images within a computer-based, interactive environment. Readers will understand not only what nonlinear editing is and how it works, but also how such systems can be used to achieve greater creative flexibility as well as cost and time savings.

The completely revised second edition chronicles a decade of digital nonlinear editing from home consumer editing applications to professional film and video editing systems. It provides in-depth explanations of digital video compression, storage, and networking; advances in digital video, computer processing power, the blurring of offline and online, digital storage advances, and desktop painting and compositing applications.

By far the most comprehensive book on the subject, Digital Nonlinear Editing details the growing role of compressed and digitized video in all types of communication. From the basics of traditional editing to the cutting edge of digital media, this is the book for every current and prospective communications professional.

Thomas A. Ohanian is a Chief Editor, Director of Product Design for Avid Technology in Massachusetts and a designer of the Avid Media Composer. During is tenure as a film and video editor he has worked on award-winning commercials, documentaries, industrials, television shows, and features. He is also the author with Michael Phillips of Digital Filmmaking (Focal Press).

Addresses the latest developments in digital editing for film and video

The established reference for professionals and advanced students

Over 18,000 copies of previous edition sold

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