Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder Digital Field Guide
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The exciting world of HD video is in your hands

Your Canon VIXIA HD camcorder delivers crisp video and still images with eye-catching, brilliant colors, enabling you to create amazing video works of art. To help you get all that your camcorder has to offer, this convenient, portable guide shows you how to use the various modes, settings, and features, but that's not all. It also provides an overview of videography fundamentals, then takes you into the field with advice on using sound and light to their best advantage, editing your footage, choosing useful accessories, and more.

Master the settings for VIXIA HD camcorder models HF10, HF11, HF100, HG10, HG20, and HG21, as well as HV20, HV30, and HR10.

Experiment with exposure settings, white balance, image effects, zoom speed, and audio recording levels

Learn more about developing a story, manipulating depth of field, composing shots, and protecting yourself with releases

Transfer and edit your footage with iMovie® '09 or Pixela ImageMixer


Lonzell Watson is an Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Professional and the author of Final Cut Pro 6 For Digital Video Editors Only. His work as a videographer, writer, director, and producer has included national commercials and television programs for PBS, Fox Sports, the Outdoor Channel, and C-SPAN.




Quick Tour.

Part I: Using Your Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder.

Chapter 1: Exploring the Canon VIXIA HD Camcorders.

Chapter 2: Navigating Your Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder.

Chapter 3: Getting the Most Out of Your Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder.

Part II: Shooting Great Footage with Your Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder.

Chapter 4: The Fundamentals of Videography.

Chapter 5: The Impact of Sound.

Chapter 6: Using Light to Create Great Video.

Chapter 7: Choosing Accessories for Your Canon VIXIA HD Camcorder.

Chapter 8: Making External Connections and Transferring Images.

Part III: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Online Resources.