A Beginner’s Guide to Video

Video is one of the most popular mediums available today. If you don’t believe it, then check the statistics for the online video hosting sites. According to reports, YouTube and Google Video brought in more than 10 billion views during the month of August 2009. Other popular sites, such as Metacafe, HowCast, Revver, and DailyMotion also have impressive numbers.

Have you thought about creating a video of your own, but you aren’t sure where to begin? Do you have a video camera but aren’t sure how to transfer footage once you’ve captured it? Maybe you’ve gone out to buy a new camcorder but were overwhelmed by the many choices available? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to check out the free IT Training & Education reference guide for beginning videographers.

 This learning module, called Video Basics: An Overview of Tools & Resources, is a comprehensive guide for beginners and it is free! You won’t have to spend hours searching the Internet, because all the most relevant information has been compiled into one convenient resource.

Below is a list of some of the topics that are covered:

  • Types of video cameras on the marketEyepiece Viewfinder
  • Storage formats
  • Features
  • Accessories
  • Cords and connectors
  • Lighting
  • Audio
  • Clothing
  • Video editing software
  • Transferring video footage
  • Publishing
  • Video compression, formats, containers, and codecs
  • Media players
  • Links to many useful websites, blogs, and movies
  • Much, much more!

So if you have dreams of becoming the next Steven Spielberg, or if you are simply interested in filming your daughter’s dance recital, check it out. You won’t be sorry.

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