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Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

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In January we posted about image file types. While there is a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated … but it certainly can be. You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. It gives you much smaller files sizes with minimal quality loss. Containers (are file extensions). Now it’s video’s turn.

Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide

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Other research disputes that finding based on many factors, including the idea that in the real world, our vision isn’t based on still images giving the appearance of motion, but is instead a constant stream of real-time information. However, there’s also a more practical reason why using the highest frame rate possible isn’t necessarily the always best idea: file size. More information means bigger digital files.

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How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

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Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

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Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide

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On the other hand, people who create animated GIFs will often sacrifice detail for a smaller file size and choose a low frame rate. Streaming video on the Internet: This is quickly becoming the most common way to deliver video and many streaming services support a wide array of frame rates. File Size & Export Times. The final things to consider when choosing a frame rate are file size and export times.

Tips for Adding Visuals to Your Social Media

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According to research from Cisco, “82 percent of all global consumer internet traffic will come from video by 2020”. For example, here at TechSmith, we have completely changed how we serve up tutorial content. Prior to Facebook video advertising, here at TechSmith we hosted all tutorial content solely on our website and YouTube. Because of this, at TechSmith, we recently made a decision to start using video more on our social media channels. Video is HOT right now!