O'Reilly Publishes 'Digital Video Hacks'

Technical book publisher OiReilly has released its latest technical how-to: "Digital Video Hacks," a collection of 100 tips and tricks aimed at those working in all aspects of digital video production, from lighting, editing and sound to final export to DVD and distribution. Topics covered by author Joshua Paul include: "Prepare Physical Tools," "Create Stunning Visual Effects" and "Add Professional Features." The last chapter, "Random Fun," covers creating a vlog, seeing through walls, using the "Ken Burns effect" to film a documentary and more.

"Thereis something here for all readers, whether theyire looking for a new technique to include in their next project, a solution to a common problem, or just some insight into the digital video medium," Mr. Paul said in a statement. "I hope theyire encouraged to free their creative spirit, embrace the hacker inside them, and use this book as a starting point on their journey into the digital video revolution."

"Digital Video Hacks" weighs in at 404 pages and sells for US$29.95.