FiTC: Notes from The Art of Encoding

The Art of Encoding
Derrick Ypenburg
www.focusonmedia.com

video properties that affect encoding
-color/movement
-edits/transitions/effects
-frame rate
-display size
-sound ranges
-interlacing
-image quality
-smoothness of playback
-audio quality
-transitions/effects

IMPROVING ENCODED VIDEO QUALITY
-2 pass vs. single-pass encoding
-preprocessing filters
-advanced compression settings
-de-interlacing
-keyframes — not like Flash — snapshot of video which subsequent frames use as basis for compression
-smaller display size — 320 x 240 is about as small as you should need to go
-dropping frame rates — the fewer frames, the more room for detail in each frame

3RD PARTY SOFTWARE
-Flash video encoder is okay, but not great
-Sorensen Squeeze is GREAT
-ON2 FLIX is really good too

CODECS
-Spark Pro
-On2 VP6 Pro
-Squeeze Pro

FEATURES
…etc.

Files for this session available at www.focusonmedia.com/fitc2007

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