The Handbook is designed to meet the needs of prosumers and professionals who are currently shooting with one of the DV formats. It is not an “HDV for Dummies” book that simply expands upon the often poorly written camcorder manuals. It is a comprehensive introduction to HDV technology, HDV shooting, HDV post-production, and distribution.

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The first four chapters introduce the technology you will be using when you shoot and edit 1080i HDV.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Digital Video and Audio
Chapter 2: All About MPEG-2
Chapter 3: All About HDV
Chapter 4: Image Capture Technology

With an understanding of MPEG-2 and HD technology, Chapters 5, 6, and 7 introduce the skills necessary for working with the V1 and FX7 camcorders.
Chapter 5: Introduction to the HVR-V1 and HDR-FX7
Chapter 6: HVR-V1 and HDR-FX7 Setup
Chapter 7: HVR-V1 and HDR-FX7 Shooting Guide

Chapter 8 covers HDV editing workflows. Each workflow provides a solution to the problems created by the inordinate computational power required to work with HD MPEG-2.
Chapter 8: Native HDV Editing Workflows

Chapter 9 covers HDV editing workflows. Each workflow provides a solution to the problems created by the inordinate computational power required to work with HD MPEG-2.
Chapter 9: Intermediate Codec Editing

The V1’s ability to shoot both interlace and progressive video provides a wide selection of production possibilities. Chapter 10 covers this topic.
Chapter 10: 1080 HDV to HD Movie Files, High-definition DVDs, and Film

Appendix A: Compute Power for Editing HDV
Appendix B: Analog Audio Connections
Appendix C: Incorporate Legacy Video
Appendix D: Choosing a Flat-panel Display
Appendix E: Sony HD Formats