A Compressed Explanation of Video Compression
Trying to wrap your head around video compression? This tutorial explains compression in easy-to-understand language.
Video compression is admittedly confusing. We all know that uploading a video to YouTube or Vimeo is going to make the quality go down, but what does that all mean? Why exactly is shooting in RAW files better than shooting in a compressed format? All these questions are valid and they will be answered in just a second, but first, a backstory…
Do you remember when you had to create codecs by hand? Now of course I don’t mean actually having to go into the code, but having to choose bit rates, quality sliders, and compression codecs. It was incredibly confusing and it wasted a lot of time. Over time compressing videos has gotten a lot easier, but can still be confusing…especially to beginners.
The following video created by Techquickie explains compression in a quick and easy-to-understand video. The video covers:
- Spacial vs. Temporal Compression
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