* Real-world postproduction paths show how it's being done today
* Numerous HD tables clear up what format is used for which purpose
* Ample information on HDV
* Debunks myths and answers common questions about HD
Avoid costly missteps in postproduction and get it right the first time with this book. Written by an in-the-trenches professional who works with HD every day, High Definition Postproduction is an overview of this exciting opportunity for film and video production and postproduction professionals. High Definition production and editing is here and definitely a reality. High-def network shows are aired on a weekly basis. Several HD-only channels are well into their production schedules. HD is even used for major film productions and post production processes. However, unlike the existing 4x3, NTSC format, the HD world has many variables. This ability to choose various frame rates, frame sizes, bit rates, and color space options makes this an exciting, yet somewhat daunting challenge. The future may hold even more options as electronics continue to evolve and manufactures continue to exploit this format. Naturally, all of these options can lead to confusion and errors.
This book begins with an overview of the HD format and then covers commonly-asked questions. A chapter on shooting details how to smooth the path for post. Postproduction workflows, including the digital intermediate, are covered in great detail, and are enhanced by real-world examples.
From HDV to the high-end cameras used in Star Wars and Sin City, this book is your complete guide to HD.
Table of Contents
HD Background; Preliminary HD Information; Real HD Choices; HD Production and Postproduction Paths; Delivery Issues; Film Accepts HD; Conversion Issues; Major Issues; Exploration of Current HD Editing Systems
"Brown does a skillful job of keeping the beginner in mind while diving into some of the more difficult technical considerations of High Def video, using real-life examples of professionals and their workflows.? -Morgan Paar, Videomaker Magazine
"...a vital resource for filmmakers embarking on their first HD project, as Browne goes beyond discussions of technical minutiae to offer a great deal of practical advice, including tips on time management and set politics... Several detailed case studies of HD productions are also included, which illustrate the author's concepts via practical examples... The comprehensiveness of Browne's approach insures that his book will stay relevant even as the quickly changing technology of high-def makes some of the details obsolete, as core principles will most likely remain intact no matter how rapidly the medium evolves. In any case, High Definition Postproduction is an excellent summing up of the choices available to high-def practitioners at this moment in time and would make a worthwhile addition to any filmmaker's library."
- review by Jim Hemphill, American Cinematographers Magazine