Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Video Formats Explained

Video Formats Explained:
In the 1980s, shooting and editing movies got only slightly more complicated with the introduction of VHS, VHS-C and Betamax. You could read a two page article and know the differences between competing video formats. When video went digital though, everything went out the window. Suddenly there was a bewildering array of video formats - .wmv, .asf, .rm, .mov, .mpeg, for compressing files, - and on top of that, many of these standards had their own substandards (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, etc.) How's anyone supposed to keep it straight?

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