Books: 31

Video & Audio

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This compact visual guide covers concepts central to digital video using the affordable Corel Video Studio Ultimate X9 software package as well as open source digital video editing package Editshare Lightworks 12. Digital Video Editing Fundamentals builds on the essential concepts of digital imaging, more » audio, illustration, and painting, and gets more advanced as chapters progress, covering what digital video new media formats are best for use with Android Studio, Java and JavaFX, iOS and HTML5. Furthermore, the author covers the key factors regarding the data footprint optimization work process, streaming versus captive assets, and why these are important. What You'll Learn * What is the terminology of digital video editing and special effects * What comprises a digital video editing and effects pipeline * What are the concepts behind digital video editing * What are the concepts behind Resolution, Aspect Ratio, Bit Rate and Color Depth * Pixel editing, color correction, layers, compression are all discussed in some detail * How to use digital video file formats and data footprint optimization Audience Primary: Video BLOGGERS, Website Developers, Musicians, Digital Signage, e-Learning Content Creators. Secondary: Android Developers, iOS Developers, Multimedia Producers, Rich Internet Application (RIA) Programmers, Game Designers, UI Designers, Teachers, Composers. « less
2016
Delve into the Broadcom VideoCore GPU used on the Raspberry Pi and master topics such as OpenGL ES and OpenMAX. Along the way, you’ll also learn some Dispmanx, OpenVG, and GPGPU programming. The author, Jan Newmarch bumped into a need to do this kind of programming while trying to turn the RPi into more » a karaoke machine: with the CPU busting its gut rendering MIDI files, there was nothing left for showing images such as karaoke lyrics except for the GPU, and nothing really to tell him how to do it. Raspberry Pi GPU Audio Video Programming scratches his itch and since he had to learn a lot about RPi GPU programming, he might as well share it with you. What started as a side issue turned into a full-blown project of its own; and this stuff is hard. What You'll Learn * Use Dispmanx and EGL on Raspberry Pi * Work with OpenMAX and its components, state, IL Client Library, * * Buffers, and more on RPi * Process images and video on RPi * Handle audio on RPi * Render OpenMAX to OpenGL on the RPi * Play multimedia files on the RPi * Use OpenVG for text processing and more * Master overlays Who This Book Is For You should be comfortable with C programming and at least some concurrency and thread programming using it. This book is for experienced programmers who are new or learning about Raspberry Pi. « less
2016
This book is a new media mini-book covering concepts central to digital audio editing using the Audacity 2.1.1 open source software package which also apply to all of the professional audio editing packages. The book builds upon the foundational concepts of MIDI, synthesis (artificially created digital more » audio), and sampled waveforms (analog audio turned into digital audio). The book gets more advanced as chapters progress, and covers key concepts for new media producers such as how to maximize audio quality and which digital audio new media formats are best for use with Kindle, Android Studio, Java, JavaFX, iOS, Blackberry, Tizen, Firefox OS, Chrome OS, Opera OS, Ubuntu Touch and HTML5. The book also covers key factors regarding the data footprint optimization work process, streaming versus captive digital audio new media assets, digital audio programming and publishing platforms, and why data footprint optimization is important for modern day new media content development and distribution. What You Will Learn * Industry terminology involved in digital audio editing, synthesis, sampling, analysis and processing * The work process which comprises a fundamental digital audio editing, analysis, and effects pipeline * The foundational audio waveform sampling concepts that are behind modern digital audio publishing * How to install, and utilize, the professional, open source Audacity 2.1 digital audio editing software * Concepts behind digital audio sample resolution and sampling frequency and how to select settings * How to select the best digital audio data codec and format for your digital audio content application * How to go about data footprint optimization, to ascertain which audio formats give the best results * Using Digital Audio Assets in Computer Programming Languages and Content Publishing Platforms Who this Book is For Primary: Podcasters, BLOGGERS, Website Developers, Musicians, Sound Designers, Digital Signage, e-Learning Content Creators.  Secondary: Android Developers, iOS Developers, Multimedia Producers, Rich Internet Application (RI A) Programmers, Game Designers, UI Designers, Teachers, Composers. « less
2015
Quality, Compression, Performance, and Power Trade-off Analysis
Digital Video Concepts, Methods, and Metrics: Quality, Compression, Performance, and Power Trade-off Analysis is a concise reference for professionals in a wide range of applications and vocations. It focuses on giving the reader mastery over the concepts, methods and metrics of digital video coding, more » so that readers have sufficient understanding to choose and tune coding parameters for optimum results that would suit their particular needs for quality, compression, speed and power. The practical aspects are many: Uploading video to the Internet is only the beginning of a trend where a consumer controls video quality and speed by trading off various other factors. Open source and proprietary applications such as video e-mail, private party content generation, editing and archiving, and cloud asset management would give further control to the end-user. « less
2014
Over 40 recipes to help you master the art of music production with FL Studio
Developed by the Belgian company Image-Line, FL Studio is a top-of-the-range digital audio workstation. FL Studio is used to make your own style of songs and share them with your friends, family, and the world. This book shows you how to create music in various genres including but not limited to more » indie rock, pop, hip-hop, and experimental. You will learn the exact steps that you need to take while setting up your personal studio, composing music, adding effects, and making a high-quality music production. You will learn how to build drum beats, layer your song with harmonies and vocals, and mix sounds like a professional engineer. All in all, this book clarifies how to make a quality music production in the digital age. « less
2014
Paving the MPEG Road
This book describes the fundamentals and details of MPEG-2 Systems technology Written by an expert in the field, this book examines the MPEG-2 system specification as developed in the early 1990’s, as well as its evolution into the fourth edition of the MPEG-2 systems standard, published in 2013. more » While MPEG-2 systems will continue to evolve further, this book describes the MPEG-2 system functionality as of October 2013. Furthermore, relevant background information is provided. The discussion of MPEG-2 system functionality requires knowledge of various fundamental issues, such as timing, and supported content formats. Therefore also some basic information on video and audio coding is provided, including their evolution. Also other content formats supported in MPEG-2 systems are described, as far as needed to understand MPEG-2 systems. * Ordered logically working from the basics and background through to the details and fundamentals of MPEG-2 transport streams and program streams * Explores important issues within the standardization process itself * Puts the developments on MPEG-2 systems into historic perspective * Includes support of 3D Video and transport of AVC, SVC and MVC * Concludes with additional issues such as real-time interface, delivery over IP networks and usage by application standardization bodies * Predicts a continuing promising future for MPEG-2 transport streams « less
2014
2014 release, covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and 2.0 for iOS
This edition covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and iMovie 2.0 for iOS. iMovie's sophisticated tools make it easier than ever to turn raw footage into sleek, entertaining movies—once you understand how to harness its features. Experts David Pogue and Aaron Miller give you hands-on advice and step-by-step more » instructions for creating polished movies on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Dive in and discover why this is the top-selling iMovie book. The important stuff you need to know Get started. Import footage, review clips, and create movies, using iMovie’s new, streamlined layout.Include stunning effects. Introduce instant replays, freeze frames, fast-forward or slo-mo clips, and fade-outs.Add pro touches. Create cutaways, picture-in-picture boxes, side-by-side shots, and green-screen effects.Make movies on iOS devices. Tackle projects on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with our book-within-a-book.Produce stunning trailers. Craft your own Hollywood-style “Coming Attractions!” previews.Share your masterpiece. Quickly post movies to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and iTunes.Watch iMovie Theater. Play your movies on any Apple gadget in iMovie’s new full-screen cinema. « less
2014
Audio and Music Production
From initial demos to mixing and mastering, seasoned authors Mark Cousins and Russ Hepworth-Sawyer show you how to get the most from Logic Pro X. By exploring the essential workflow and the creative possibilities offered by Logic’s virtual instruments and effects, Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production more » leads you through the music creation and production process, giving you all the tips and tricks used by the pros to create release-quality recordings. Using full color screenshots throughout, alongside related boxouts that expand on the key concepts, Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production is an informative and easy-to-read guide to using Logic Pro X. Key features include: Production FAQs – Instructional Walkthroughs and Knowledgebases present information clearly and answer common production–specific problems. Methods – Professional techniques for recording and editing in Logic Pro X – whether you’re dealing with real musicians or cutting-edge virtual instruments. Workflow – Use Logic Pro X’s tools and functions in an optimal way. Website – Access audio examples, samples (Apple Loops), Logic projects, sampler instruments, and instrument patches at www.focalpress.com/cw/cousins Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production covers more than just the software; it will help you make the most out of every recording session and will illuminate and inspire your creative and sonic endeavors! « less
2014
Apple's Logic Pro X levels the playing field, making high-quality studio recordings accessible for any musician. It's a professional-level tool with a user-friendly interface and loads of new features to keep you more organized so you can focus on creating rather than computing. Record live audio and more » MIDI tracks and edit faster with the new Mixer. Create your own drum kit, or work with the native virtual session drummer. Add flavor to your sound with new Pedalboard stompboxes, and fine-tune it all with Flex Pitch. You'll let loose with Logic Pro X and let your creativity flow with help from For Dummies. « less
2014
Make Your Apps Come Alive with Dynamic Audio
Sound gives your native, web, or mobile apps that extra dimension, and it's essential for games. Rather than using canned samples from a sample library, learn how to build sounds from the ground up and produce them for web projects using the Pure Data programming language. Even better, you'll be able more » to integrate dynamic sound environments into your native apps or games-sound that reacts to the app, instead of sounding the same every time. Start your journey as a sound designer, and get the power to craft the sound you put into your digital experiences. Add sound effects or music to your web, Android, and iOS apps and games--sound that can react to changing environments or user input dynamically (at least in the native apps). You can do all this with Pure Data, a visual programming language for digital sound processing. « less
2014