New Book 'How to Shoot, Edit & Distribute HDV' Provides Practical Solutions for Using High Definition Video

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HDV (High Definition Video) has caused mass confusion in the marketplace among both consumers and professionals. Now, the new book, "How to Shoot, Edit & Distribute HDV" provides useful answers about the format.

HDV (High Definition Video) has caused mass confusion in the marketplace amongst both consumers and professionals, and until now it has been difficult to find accurate answers about the format.

The new book, 'How to Shoot, Edit & Distribute HDV' by industry advisor Andrew Lock provides a valuable resource that enables users of the HDV format to quickly get up to speed, be more productive, and produce the highest quality high definition videos.

As a reliable, comprehensive source of up to date information, the book will save camera operators, editors and even hobbyist consumers the time, frustration and money of doing things the wrong way.

The book does not get bogged down with needless technical details, but rather focuses on practical tips and techniques to use the format effectively.

Charlie White, an Emmy Award Winning Producer says of the book, "Here's a real-world look at the sometimes contradictory world of HDV, written by someone who knows what he is talking about. Sidestepping any snobbery and market-speak, the book is a painless introduction to the new world of HDV production."

The Book Includes:

  • Reviews of all 8 HDV Camcorders - learn which features suit your shooting style
  • The 6 common pitfalls when shooting HDV and how to avoid them
  • How to get the ‘film look’ with HDV
  • Which editing systems handle HDV with ease - the answers may surprise you
  • Discover multiple ways to distribute your HDV projects right now
  • Are expensive HDV tapes really necessary? Read the definitive answer
  • Useful accessories and devices that will make your life easier
  • How to monitor HDV in the field and studio

How to Shoot, Edit & Distribute HDV was released on January 20th 2006, and is available now from

About the Author:

Andrew Lock is a video producer, consultant and trainer with more than 12 years experience. He has fulfilled video marketing projects for high profile corporate clients such as Sony, Disney, BritishAirways, Merrill Lynch, Royal Caribbean Cruises & others.

Lock is a noted advisor within the video production and film industry, and his articles and books are highly regarded as some of the most insightful and practical.

As a Brit who now resides in the U.S., he’s been dubbed by his peers as the ‘Simon Cowell’ of the video industry -- his frank, honest and direct approach is a breath of fresh air to those that seek honest answers.

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