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Brian Alexander
Compression Links and Resources
on Aug 31, 2009 at 1:16:02 am

Have any resource links to share? Please feel free to respond to this post and let us know what you use for reference.

I'll start:
Apple's H.264 Codec: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/h264.html

Compression Resource Catalog: http://compression-links.info/

Video Compression Algorithms: http://www.techonline.com/article/192200542

Codec Comparisons: http://compression.ru/video/codec_comparison/index_en.html

Advanced Video Compression Info: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/avtech/video4.htm

DV Information (not necessarily compression but well worth the look): http://www.adamwilt.com/index.html

Telestream Episode User Guide: http://www.telestream.net/pdfs/user-guides/Episode-User-Guide.pdf

Broadcast info: http://www.broadcastpapers.com/

This is a good start, anyone else have links to add?
Thanks for sharing.

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Brian Alexander
Sr Video Engineer
Freeman AVS


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Brian Alexander
Re: Compression Links and Resources
on Aug 31, 2009 at 1:18:53 am

I've been meaning to do this for some time now but thanks to Chris Blair for inspiring me to start this thread.

[Chris Blair] "I stumbled across this very good .pdf from telestream's website. It has lots of good information about formats/codecs in general and encoding "recipes" in particular for compressor.

While much of it is geared toward compressor, most of the tips translate well if you use Procoder, Episode Pro, Squeeze, Adobe Media Encoder or even freebie encoders like Handbrake, Mediacoder and others.

http://www.telestream.net/company/news/pdfs/SimpleEncodingRecipes.pdf

Rhozet also has some fantastic .pdf based white papers on transcoding practices and formats/codecs.

http://www.rhozet.com/support_whitepapers.html

If you're confused about codecs, formats/containers and compression in general, these are tremendous resources and "must-reads."

Chris Blair
Magnetic Image, Inc.
Evansville, IN
http://www.videomi.com"


Thanks Chris.

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Brian Alexander
Sr Video Engineer
Freeman AVS


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Andrew Saliga
Re: Compression Links and Resources
on Aug 31, 2009 at 2:13:31 pm

Thanks you for this. I really geek out about compression.

I don't have too many good links, but I would recommend a book.

Real World Video Compression by Andy Beach. It's the most current book I've found (May 2008). I doesn't get too technical, but is a great guide for anyone wanting to build foundational knowledge.

-Andrew Saliga

Steelehouse Productions
http://www.steelehouse.com


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Brian Alexander
Re: Compression Links and Resources
on Aug 31, 2009 at 5:44:05 pm

I haven't read this yet but I'm putting it on the list.

One of the books I use as a tremendous resource (it has a geek factor of 8) is Keith Jack's Video Demystified: http://keithjack.net/books/video-demystified-book/

Thanks Andrew!

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Brian Alexander
Sr Video Engineer
Freeman AVS


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Daniel Low
Re: Compression Links and Resources
on Aug 31, 2009 at 9:20:59 pm

Rather out of date but still a great codec resource:

http://codecs.onerivermedia.com/

De-interlacing and so on here:

http://www.100fps.com/

Geeks only:

http://www.doom9.org/

DVD FAQ:

http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html

ICC monitor profiles:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/icc_profiles.htm

Picture sizes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/tvbranding/picturesize.shtml

The truth about aspect ratios:

http://lipas.uwasa.fi/~f76998/video/conversion/







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