Philip Hodgetts has released a comprehensive guide for the video pro making the move to high definition production and post. It’s more than a compendium of frame rates, raster sizes, and media formats – though at 200+ pages there’s a good bit of that as well. The HD Survival Handbook is also loaded with advice for the class of 2008 HD debutantes.
Though it’s Final Cut-centric, there’s a lot in it for the Avid and Premiere Pro editors as well. At $15.95, I hope a lot of teachers replace more costly (and far drier) offerings with it. Ken Stone has a more detailed review.
Like most everything Philip posits I have my points of disagreement, but this book is a nice place to begin the conversation.