now in its 4th edition, is an easy-to-understand handbook
about the popular world of digital nonlinear editing. It's
written in nontechnical language for both professionals and
students, as well as for interested bystanders. Profusely
first edition was designed for professionals in Hollywood's
film and video industry, to bridge the chasm between film
editors (older, non-technological, mechanical), videotape
editors (younger, highly technical, electronic), and computer
users (prosumers, cost-conscious, digital) in casual language.
Today, Nonlinear has not only penetrated the professional
industry, but has been expanded for consumer use. Widely used
in colleges, universities, and professional organizations.
nonlinear editing technology began to explode in 1991, nonlinear
systems had already been around for almost 5 years. Nonlinear
became the Rosetta Stone of the industry: it was a universal
translator -- between film and video, video and computer,
computer and film. It still covers virtually everything anyone
would want to know about the new world of electronic post
production, without the geeky mumbo jumbo that characterizes
most professional texts.
the book is useful for anyone investigating or wishing to
purchase a digital editing system, it is not meant to be a
buyer's guide. It is designed not to go out of date every
time a new new product is introduced or software release comes
is about essentials. Fundamentals. Concepts. And language.
With over 25,000 copies in print, Nonlinear is the best selling
textbook on nonlinear editing in the world today.
absolute best book on the new film and video editing techniques
and systems." --HOLLYWOOD FILM INSTITUTE
pp, illlus., glossary, bibliography, index
ISBN 0-937404-85-3 (2000), paperback, $39.95