Overall, I am SO glad that I purchased this book new. This is going to be a fantastic tool to use. This book laid out absolutely everything I need in my toolbox when working on any given project. I really liked the way the author(s) used personal tone throughout. It felt like I was getting advice from a multimedia master who is passing their knowledge down to me! I feel confident and like I now have the foundations of all types of media. From type to video recording, this book covered it all!