Originally Posted by thruster315
I know it has to do with copyright issues and with these super HD cameras now, they can snag all sorts of detail. I'm sure it's a helluva cheaper to have some production assistant flip the books or mask off any visible logos as opposed to having them blur it out in post production.
If i were shooting any sort of video production (especially porn) I'd mask off as much as possible to avoid some sharp eyed lawyer for one of those mega-companies from coming after me. They could easily lean on me and have me shelve the product or have it destroyed. An ounce of prevention here can spare a pound of pain.
If they adjust the depth of field when shooting a scene again a backdrop of bookshelves, it is possible to render the spines out of focus (as so impossible to read) without having to resport to post-production blurring, or having someone flip the books.