As a departure from the usual Useful Tools For Editors category that features mainly software tools here’s a dead-tree edition that you can soon hold right in your hand. Due to be released near the end of August is the book RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera by Noah Kander of Call Box. You might remember Noah as Call Box has long been a supplier of training DVDs for everything from 24P Post Production to Digital Color Correction. Call Box recently switched from DVD delivery to downloadable files but this useful tool is a full fledged book. In fact it’s the first and maybe only printed book dedicated to the RED camera.
Here’s the table of contents of RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera from the Call Box website:
1. RED: The History of the Future
Part I: RED Pre-Production and Shooting
2. RED Workflow Overview
3. Defining Your Project
4. Building a RED package
5. Working with Sound
6. Exposing the Image
7. Exploring Shooting Formats
Part II: The RED Workflow: Post-Production
8. Building a RED Post-Production System
9. Using Helper Applications
10. Final Cut Pro Workflow
11. Adobe Premiere Pro Workflow
12. Avid Workflow
13. Â Finishing Your Project
14. Archiving Your Media
15. Your Future with RED
Appendix – Complete System Menu Map
Appendix – RED Footage Gallery
12 POV Interviews with Industry Professionals
The book isn’t available yet but is listed with an August 30, 2009 publication date on Amazon. Pre-order now for $34.64 which is 37% off of the Amazon list price of $54.99. I still enjoy sitting back on the couch with the computer turned off to read and learn about new technology so I look forward to checking out a copy.
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