These cheap and in many cases free compression apps could save your life - or at least, save your edit.
You're probably aware of the major video compression apps like:
Adobe Media Encoder
Digital Rapids StreamzHD
But there are compression apps by indie developers worth checking out that will help round out your encoding toolset:
MPEG Streamclip - this much beloved free compression software is a staple in the dock of many editors. It e... read more
Take the guess work out compression with Bitrate Starter. This app helps you determine starting video and audio bitrates to encode your video file.
There are many factors that should be considered when selecting encode settings. According to compressionist Andy Beach, there are basic questions that need to be answered like knowing how the video was shot, how it was edited and who will be the intended audience.
But what's aesthetically happening inside the frame is also very important. The complexity of... read more
Still converting your video with software? It's time to start thinking 'inside' the box.
We didn't know what to make of it when Blackmagic Design bought Teranex a couple of years ago. We assumed good things would happen and sure enough we were right.
They re-engineered and re-released their legendary Teranex processors. The result was a smaller, more intuitive conversion box for $2000 instead of the previous price tag of $90,000!
What does the box do? It lets you convert your video every which ... read more
For the past 15 years Jan Ozer has packed an untold number of hours into his schedule as a trainer, speaker and consultant. How does he fit it all in? Well, he is a master compressionist after all.
It's been a busy 2013 so far for Ozer. He's just written two books. One is on streaming video and the other is on the upcoming version of Premiere Pro. He also visited Moscow in March, speaking at the Connected TV Forum. And of course he spoke to a packed crowd at NAB in April.
To find out the details on a... read more