Friday, February 8, 2013

A Guide to Common Video Formats: Containers, Compression, and Codecs

A Guide to Common Video Formats: Containers, Compression, and Codecs:
MOV, H.264, AVCHD, MP4, AVI, the list goes on and on with so many letters of the alphabet. What video format should I use? What codec do I need? These questions come up all the time online and in conversation. This guide will demystify some of the most common formats and codecs used in the film industry while ignoring the formats that are uncommon, academic curiosities, or telecom based.

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