If you've just come to HD Video editing, there's a whole world of new questions and concerns that are entering your mind. What resolution should I shoot at? What HD format is the best for video editing? How can I conserve file size while keeping the highest quality video on my hard drives?
These are important questions for any HD Video editor, so in this 60 minute tutorial by veteran educator Larry Jordan, you'll learn how to pick your way through the HD mine field.
The tutorial starts with an overview of HD video and a detailed explanation of how Hard disk transfer speeds can effect your video production workflow. You'll next explore common HD video formats to discover which format is right for you.
The tutorial moves on to show how video compression works with HD video before getting into the really technical details including a comprehensive exploration of 8- and 16-bit video and the real meaning of "color space" (essential knowledge for anyone who intends to color correct video).
The tutorial ends with a comprehensive exploration of Image Size, Color Space, and other important HD stuff.
Section 1: Section 1: Why Hard Disk Transfer Speed is Important
Course was laid out well, short lessons made it easy to get through as I had to stop several times but picked up right where I left off. Loved all the information this course provided. I learned a lot.
jake wrote on February 3, 2015
outdated video! looks like a recording from 10 years ago, tape recorders and CR tv screens. This is a bad stuff really.
Vivienne wrote on January 30, 2014
Very informative but looking for something even more fundamental! Understanding the vocabulary is have the battle. Listened to many segments several times over to grasp concept and spent time doing additional research. I'll revisit the course.
C1ph3rd wrote on July 31, 2013
This is a great explanation of some of the confusing terms and ideas that entry-level (and some other) HD video users struggle with. Bit depth, color space, hard drive specs, etc.
kenny t wrote on July 21, 2013
This information is very helpful. Before you consider starting even your first project you should watch this lesson.
Lew Grill wrote on July 5, 2013
Absolute "must watch" course before diving into shooting, editing, and output. Larry Jordan does a fabulous job breaking down a complicated subject so that it is simple and interesting to understand.
Nick wrote on May 27, 2012
This is incredibly insightful. The list of formats, color space, bit depth, etc is seemingly endless and learning the difference between all of the formats is a daunting task. This course really helped shed some light on how to choose the best format for a project and rather than saying, "you're in news so you should shoot X and edit Y," Larry lets you make the call by informing you of the differences. I'm the guy who always has to know "why." I learned a lot more than I thought I would. Larry is so well spoken. Great tutorial (aside from the really really cheesy graphics and music).
Randolph McMillan wrote on October 16, 2011
Excellent Tutorials. Quick and concise, no extraneous jabber. I like that a lot
Phil Brown wrote on February 1, 2011
This answered a lot of questions for me about compression, formats etc which can all be very confusing for the beginner. Very well and clearly presented. Larry is a good teacher and well spoken. The only thing he didn't cover in depth was pros and cons of the various frame rates.
KRN wrote on September 23, 2010
This video is awesome. By looking at the title I thought I did not need the information in the video. I was totally wrong. I learned a lot from this video plus Larry Jordan has very good communication skills. He kept the video interesting. Do yourself a favor and watch this video. It was so good that I stayed up watching the entire thing.