The AC90 Book from Fiercely Independent Films, Inc. and written by Barry W. Green presents a comprehensive examination of the camera and all its features, settings, and modes, the tapeless workflow, working with AVCHD footage, and tutorials on some of the most common situations users find themselves facing. The book de-mystifies what all the features of the camera actually do, as well as explaining when and why you'd want to use each setting for the best results. An extensive section of tutorials and essays teach a range of subjects from the simple to the advanced, including explanations on how to get the shallow depth-of-field look, how to control strobing and shoot 24P (or 25P) for the best results, working with all the frame rates and formats the camera shoots, and how to get the exact look you want with your footage.
The book is jam-packed with photos and screenshots throughout its 173+ full-color, high-quality glossy pages. Website links are included in the book for all the scene file explanation pictures and sample scene file photographs in uncompressed format. This book is the first "pocket sized" camcorder guide from Barry Green; it contains all the same information as the larger books, but uses a slightly smaller font and thinner pages to produce a book that's every bit as informative, but quite a bit physically smaller, making it more practical to fit in your camera bag to take with you.