An editor and friend of mine co-authored a book recently & I’m voraciously reading it. Final Cut Pro Workflows, written by Robbie Carman & Jason Osder is a great “cookbook of postproduction workflows that teams can follow to deliver an array of products to their clients.” (from the back cover).
It is a great resource for all things workflow-related, but it also has a great set of chapters that cover formats, codecs, and compression. It will be a great book to get non-technical people to understand the complicated world that is non-linear, digital media production. It is also going to become an important part of getting everyone I work with to really think hard about the workflows of our projects and how to streamline them.
My only complaint is that Robbie’s offer to serve as a technical editor for the book didn’t work out – I would have loved to help craft a text like this. Check out the website for the book here – there’s a sample chapter, news, and other stuff.