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Video compression is not a new process; however, it is forever evolving. New standards, codecs, and ways of getting the job done are continually being created. Newcomers to video compression and seasoned veterans alike need to know how to harness the tools and use them for specific workflows for broadcast, the Web, Blu-rays, set-top boxes, digital cinema, and mobile devices. Here to guide you through the multitude of formats and confusing array of specifications, Andy Beach and Aaron Owen use a practical, straightforward approach to explaining video compression. After covering the fundamentals of audio and video compression, they explore the current applications for encoding, discuss the common workflows associated with each, and then look at the most common delivery platforms. The book includes examples from the authors’ projects as well as recipes that offer a way to define some of the best practices of video compression today.
This invaluable resource gives you:
Chapter One: Understanding Video and Audio
Chapter Two: Understanding the Language of Compression
Chapter Three: Planning and Preparation
Interview with a Compressionist: Derrick Freeman
Chapter Four: Preprocessing Video and Audio
Interview with a Compressionist: Bryce Castillo
Chapter Five: Compression Tools
Interview with a Compressionist: Alex Zambelli
Chapter Six: Compression for Video-on-Demand Delivery
Interview with a Compressionist: Doug Daulton
Chapter Seven: Compression for Live Delivery
Chapter Eight: Compression for Optical Discs
Interview with a Compressionist: Aaron Owen
Chapter Nine: Compression for Digital Cinema and Broadcast
Chapter Ten: Compression for Virtual Reality and 360 Video