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How To Edit Video: Reducing File Size

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Video file size can be tricky and the concept of reducing video file size has many technical variables associated with it. You may want to reduce file size to more easily send to your co-workers, or complete your upload to YouTube quicker. It can be hard to know where to start when trying to reduce file size. Below we’ve put together some helpful information to get you started on your file reduction journey!

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. In 1984 the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) developed H.120, the first international video coding standard. While H.120 is now obsolete – only a few implementations of it were ever produced – it laid the groundwork for future video standards. Subsequent standards have been named in succession.

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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. Most would agree that 30 fps is actually better, and you see more videographers using that standard if they’re shooting in digital format. More information means bigger digital files.

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. In 1984 the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) developed H.120, the first international video coding standard. While H.120 is now obsolete – only a few implementations of it were ever produced – it laid the groundwork for future video standards. Subsequent standards have been named in succession.

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. In 1984 the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) developed H.120, the first international video coding standard. While H.120 is now obsolete – only a few implementations of it were ever produced – it laid the groundwork for future video standards. Subsequent standards have been named in succession.

Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

On the other hand, people who create animated GIFs will often sacrifice detail for a smaller file size and choose a low frame rate. 24fps – this is the standard for movies and TV shows, and it was determined to be the minimum speed needed to capture video while still maintaining realistic motion. 30fps – this has been the standard for television since the early days, and is still widely used despite producers moving toward a more cinematic 24fps.

Tips for Adding Visuals to Your Social Media

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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. Each week, we use TechSmith Camtasia to re-purpose two upcoming blog posts, by summarizing them to re-create the article as a video.