We could all use a little education, right? Here at theVideoUprising, one of our primary missions is to explain some of the more confusing aspects of video - whether its the acronyms we use, technical compression aspects, or the whole business of online delivery.
New sections will be added regularly occassionally and you can always contact us to ask a question or request that we cover something specific.
Seems like several people have recently been confused by some of the acronyms in technology - and rightfully so. It's tough to keep track of all these terms and remeber what they mean and which has replaced which. It gets even more confusing because so often in this industry, we tend to use the same term to mean several different things.
Check out this infograph highlighting some of my favorite video delivery acronyms.
Ah, here we are, the core component of the compression world—the codec. Codec is an acronym that stands for compressor/decompressor or coder/decoder, depending on whom you ask. This section discusses different types of codecs and when to use them.
Please note the original content was published in 2008 and trends may have caused changes in popularity of one codec versus another in that time. This page will be regularly edited to attempt to bring it up to date, so please check back or subscribe to get changes.
Excerpt from Real World Video Compression. Copyright © 2008. Used with
permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and Peachpit Press.
If five different people ask you for a QuickTime, they could all mean something different. In this section from my book, I try to explain the different things they might mean.
Please note the original content was published in 2008 and version of QuickTime have changed. This page will be regularly edited to attempt to bring it up to date, so please check back or subscribe to get changes.
Transcoding has come a long way from its new media origins, especially in broadcast and content production applications. These days, media organizations must handle more formats across more platforms with fewer resources than ever before. Managing these types of workflows requires transcoding solutions that offer high levels of performance, reliability, efficiency, and quality. This article attempts to detail these factors further, so that readers can make an informed decision about the transcoding platform that will best fit their company’s needs.