'How to Shoot Edit & Distribute HDV (High Definition)' Book Goes Into Second Printing After Only 1 Month On Release

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The instant success of Andrew Lock's High Definition Video (HDV) hand-book prompts second printing after only one month on release. The overwhelming demand for the book has exceeded the expectations of both the Publisher and Author.

The instant success of Andrew Lock's High Definition Video (HDV) hand-book prompted a second printing after only one month on release. The overwhelming demand for the book has exceeded the expectations of both the Publisher and Author.

HDV is a relatively new format for recording High Definition Video inexpensively. Sony, JVC and Canon are the major forces backing HDV, and compatible camcorders are available from just $1799, opening up the way for virtually any enthusiast or semi-professional to record stunning HD images.

The downside to the format is that it is more difficult to work with compared with DV camcorders, and until now there has been little reliable and practical information on how to overcome the obstacles and challenges associated with using these new HDV camcorders.

Andrew Lock's book, 'How to Shoot, Edit & Distribute HDV' solves these challenges with an in-depth discussion of all the available camcorders, citing the pros and cons of each. The book also gives plenty of tips, ideas, techniques and practical suggestions to dramatically improve the quality of both filming and editing HDV.'

Another question that often comes up is, 'how do I distribute my HDV videos to others? Again, Lock's book provides many suggestions on how to share High Definition Videos right now, even before blu-ray and HD-DVD recorders are available.

In response to the news that the book is already in its second printing after only one month on release, author Andrew Lock commented, "I am thrilled to hear this. I knew that there was a demand for this type of book, but I had no idea that it would be so well received. I have received hundreds of emails from individuals who said the book was just what they needed to help them get to grips with HDV, whereas previously they were nervous about using the format."

When asked about why he thought the book has been so successful, Lock said, "I think one of the things that most appeals to readers is that the book is non-technical. It doesn't get bogged down with jargon and intricate technical details that no one but engineers need to know. I have seen many books fall into that trap. I've been working with HDV since it's inception, I wanted to share practical techniques and methods that could be easily implemented. I also wanted to point out the many common pitfalls and mistakes that are made with HDV."

As an Englishman residing in the USA, Lock has 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

'How to Shoot, Edit & Distribute HDV' is produced by The Focal Point Publishing Company and is available from repuable book-sellers or online from: http://www.hdvbook.com

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