You really can find and fix many of your own audio/video problems, and this book not only shows you how but claims it can be fun! The author spent more than 20 years troubleshooting the same problems for his Jackson Hole, Wyoming customers -- many of whom were "rich and famous" celebrities. Harrison Ford, Gerry Spence, Bo Derek, Bob Ballard -- you'll read about them (and others) here. Plus, you'll find real troubleshooting tips. But if you somehow screw up a repair and end up dead, don't come running back to us to complain.
If you are a Barack Obama/Joe Biden supporter, you will HATE this book of political cartoons. On the other hand, if you support John McCain and Sarah Palin, you will probably LOVE it. Either way, you most likely will find at least SOMETHING in here to laugh about -- after all, if America's presidential elections aren't intended to provide this nation and the world with a few good laughs, why in the world do we hold them every four years?
This very readable book will get you all fired up about small-town life in the 1950s! Flaunting a Dave Barry brand of humor, dozens of period photos, 50 unique drawings, 31 stand-alone stories, and often a literary level of writing, it rides the reader on a metaphorical Whizzer motorbike journey through life, from days of innocence through forsaken virtue. Along the way, village fires are both personal tragedies and popular roadside attractions. Actual events and historical personages mist over like foggy mornings. How much of each account is fact, how much is fiction? The author asks the reader to decide--and offers help with two different beginnings and endings! Everything in this book is, of course, absolutely, positively true. Sort of.
Since the dawn of film, novices and experts have used quick-and-dirty workarounds and audiovisual tricks to improve their motion pictures, from home movies to feature films. Today, the tools have certainly changed, as have the quality and scope of the results. With digital video, the hacking possibilities are now limitless, for both amateurs and professional artists. From acquiring footage, mixing, editing, and adding effects to final distribution, Digital Video Hacks provides unique tips, tools, and techniques for every stage of video production. You'll learn how to: Get your projects started right using creative preparation tools and techniques,from making your own steadicam, boom, or dolly to effective storyboarding, timecoding, and tape labeling Troubleshoot common shooting problems, including using stop-motion and time-lapse techniques, lighting effects, colored screens and gels, and household objects to establish mood or otherwise wow an audience Create stunning visual effects, such as satellite zooming, surreal scenes, Matrix-like bullet-time, and green screen illusions Fool your audience with audio tricks, replacing flubbed dialogue, smoothing over cuts, and covering missing audio with room tone Add professional features with post-production tricks, including color correction, soundtrack cleanup, opening sequences, and DVD bookmarks Distribute final content in a variety of creative ways, from exporting to basic videotape or DVD to streaming over the internet or even via cell phone Use the web to provide interactivity and dynamic content, attend a remote conference, or vlog your life. Whether you're looking for a new technique to include in your next project, a solution to a common problem, or just a little inspiration, this book reintroduces you to the digital video you only thought you knew.
A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing
Author: Mark Edward Soper
Pubpsher: Que Publishing
A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing Your EASY, comprehensive technology troubleshooter! PCs, smartphones, tablets, networks, cameras, home theater and more—all in one book! We all use technology—and we all have problems with it. Don’t get frustrated… and don’t waste money on costly repair or support calls! Solve the problems yourself, with the one guide that makes it easy: The PC and Gadget Help Desk. Using clear pictures, handy “symptom tables,” and easy-to-use flowcharts, Mark Edward Soper walks you step-by-step through identifying, solving, and preventinghundreds of today’s most aggravating tech problems. Soper covers all your major platforms: iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Windows systems, and more. He even helps you fix the weird problems that happen when you use them together! Regain lost Internet access and fix broken Wi-Fi connections Solve problems with viewing and sharing media or other files Track down power problems wherever they arise Troubleshoot printing problems and print from smartphones or tablets Fix missing video or audio on your HDTV or home theater system Get syncing working right on your Apple or Android device Improve your PC’s 3D gaming performance Identify and replace flaky memory chips Prevent overheating that can damage your equipment Solve common problems with digital cameras and DV camcorders Troubleshoot iOS or Android antennas, updates, screens, and connectivity Get FaceTime working right on your iPhone or iPad Troubleshoot eReaders and display your eBooks on additional devices Sensibly decide whether to upgrade, repair, or replace Mark Edward Soper has spent 30 years as an instructor and corporate trainer, helping thousands of people work more happily with personal technology. He is the author of PC Help Desk in a Book, and is the co-author of Leo Laporte’s PC Help Desk, as well as more than 25 other books on Windows, digital imaging, networking, the Internet, IT certification, and computer troubleshooting. Soper is a CompTIA A+ Certified computer technician and Microsoft Certified Professional. BONUS ONLINE VIDEOS: Includes access to free, studio-quality how-to videos that make troubleshooting and repair even easier!