I bought this book and companion cd and think it is a very good buy. I have not complete everything in it but what I have done is very well laid out and easy to work with. This is a Sonic Foundry Publication. Authors are Gary Rebholz and Michael Bryant who wrote the Acid for Dummies book. I think SOFO charges way to much for shipping $9.00 for a book but at $29.95 the book itself is a good deal and a big help to a person trying to learn Vegas Video 4. Along with the DVD's from Gary Keliner you can get up to speed very rapidly.