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September 10, 2014

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In the below video, cinematographer David Kong presents an in-depth, but digestible, look at codecs.

As Kong writes on Philip Bloom’s blog, “Codecs can sound impossibly complex when all you get is a bunch of numbers and acronyms, but the main concepts at work really aren’t that complicated. I explain the concepts behind different types of codecs, but I also give some real-world examples which should help you understand how these algorithms work on a practical level, pulling frames into Photoshop to break them down and examine how our codecs have changed the image.”

Watch below and read more here.

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