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Motivating but commercialized
on August 8, 2010
It does have lots of info and tips on how to do what the title/subtitle promises. It also has plenty of specific suggestions and recommendations for what equipment to buy. Unfortunately, there are only a few reviews of several models of a category, and those cover only a few models. That may not be so bad, as a book with many reviews would become very long and unnecessarily complicated. For example, for simple, convenient video recording of interviews, just get a late model Flip HD (the book does not actually say that, but in so many words does)! That is a lot simpler than considering the endless details of every camcorder on the market.
What the book does not have are details of how to code a blog that contains videos. (In other words, it will tell you to copy-and-paste the link from YouTube to your blog, but it does not attempt to give you sample PHP-SQL code to make your own Web site with blog and video capabilities.) The book never promises to do that, so it is not a negative; I just mention it to inform.
I very much enjoyed reading and re-reading the book, and I would recommend it to those for whom the title holds interest.