Over the past few years, HDV has burst onto the professional video production landscape and is changing the world of high-definition acquisition. Are you ready to make the transition to HDV? Let this book, with its clear, unbiased overview of HDV, be your guide. More than a catalog of HDV products, this book provides you with perspective on the driving forces behind high-definition, technical information about digital video technologies that's easy to follow, and real-world tips for getting the most out of your HDV investment. The book also includes a tear-out focusing chart, HDV resource guide, and detailed glossary for quick reference, making it a timely and valuable resource for video professionals and students.Working with HDV provides the answers to some of the big questions surrounding this exciting format: - Why has HDV become so popular so quickly?- Is HDV right for your next project?- What are your HDV camcorder/equipment options?- How does HDV differ from other video formats?- Why is shooting with HDV similar to shooting with a film camera?- How will you manage your HDV post production workflow?- Does HDV make good business sense for your operation?- What are the alternatives to HDV on the market?Don't get left behind as HDV momentum continues to build--get up and running quickly with this handy guide that demystifies what to use and how to use it.