We Wrote the Book

The definitive book/CD-ROM package gives you highly accessible, one-stop information, tutorials, and software for creating, editing, and integrating your own digital video for multimedia, corporate marketing, home video specials, employee or customer training and information, public relations, advertising, and broadcast.

Apple Coputer and Random House Electronic Publishing approached Merlin Media's principles and asked them to write the book on digital video production at the desktop level. We did, and the book became a best seller.





Desktop Video Studio

One of the cornerstones in the Random House Electronic Publishing series of "New Media" books and written in 1995 by Andrew Soderberg and Tom Hudson while working as principals of Toucan Studios (later called Merlin Media), Desktop Video Studio was subtitled "...the official Apple software toolkit for producing video on your Macintosh or PC."

The book features expert advice on setting up a desktop video system (including reviews and guidance on choosing hardware and software for particular uses); capturing and producing video; preparing video for various uses, including multimedia, broadcast, videotape, and more; and professional hints and techniques that everyone can use. It also clarifies and offers solutions for some of the stickier issues of today's desktop video technology, including cross-platform considerations, file formats, and compression choices.

Packed with authoritative information, tutorials, real-world techniques, a good dose of humor and actual software, Desktop Video Studio has everything you need to create professional-quality video productions of your own.

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