Video Compression 101

Your guide to compressing video files and making your videos stand out on the web and mobile devices.
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  • Chip Dizárd Video Professional. Final Cut Pro X Level 2 Certified

    Chip Dizárd is a Final Cut Pro X Certified Trainer  and entrepreneur with a passion for all things technology and media.  He graduated from Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland with a degree in Media Art/Communcation, and discovered his love for web design in 1999 after he created a web site for local nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.

    He’s helped numerous organizations build an online presence.  In 2002, he founded the new media firm Absolute Presence.  The company focused on web development, video production, and media consulting with a focus on serving government agencies, non-profits, and companies.

    In 2002, Chip also co-founded Praizevision.com, an online streaming portal where churches and ministries throughout the world can stream services live and on demand.

    He also discovered a love for education, and after working as the General Manager of Baltimore City Public Schools Education Channel 77, he now teaches media production for the school district.

    He now focuses on online delivery of teaching at his new web site http://www.webvideochefs.com  with his business partner, Amani Channel.

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Video Compression 101

Your guide to compressing video files and making your videos stand out on the web and mobile devices.
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this Compressing Video File course, I give you an introduction into video encoding, codecs and video encoding software. The course is structured in three sections and the last section is all about solving problems. I have also included downloadable HD media so you can practice encoding.

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    • No requirements are necessary
    • A computer and a willingness to learn how to format videos
    • Over 19 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!
    • Learn how to use free and high end video compression software
    • Create custom encoding profiles
    • How to take footage off VHS tapes and DVD's
    • Make your videos look better on YouTube and Vimeo
    • Every level

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Video Compression Overview
  • 1
    Frame rates, Data rates and bit rates
    03:03
    In this lecture I give a brief overview of Frame rates, Data rates and bit rates and how it affects the quality of your video. 
  • 2
    All about Codecs
    04:21
    Understanding video codecs is key to understanding video compression.  In this lecture, I share the most popular codecs and how choosing the correct codec is essential to your final video. 
  • SECTION 2:
    Video Compression Software
  • 3
    Toast Titanium 11
    02:17
    In this lecture I show you how to use Toast Titanium to convert video to .mp4 format for upload to vimeo.
  • 4
    MPEG Streamclip
    05:53
    In this lecture I teach you how to use a free encoding software called MPEG Streamclip.  It can be used in a variety of ways. I show you how to encode HD footage for YouTube/Vimeo with the software.  Download it free at http://www.squared5.com
  • 5
    Handbrake
    05:29
    Handbrake is free  software that allows you to encode video for various types of formats. It is cross platform and you can download it for free at http://handbrake.fr
  • 6
    Adobe Media Encoder CS 6
    09:29
    Adobe Media Encoder is a powerful encoding program that is cross platform and has many built-in presets available for use. In this lecture I introduce you to the program as I encode a video for an Android tablet.  Visit Adobe's web site to find out more about the software. http://www.adobe.com/products/mediaencoder.html
  • 7
    Compressor 4
    09:01
    Apple Compressor is a popular software choice because it works well with Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.  In this lecture I show you how to use the software and to encode video footage for Apple TV.  You can find out more about Compressor by visiting http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/compressor/
  • 8
    Sorenson Squeeze
    08:16
    Sorensen Squeeze is the professional's choice for media encoding. This is an expensive program, but I believe the power of this software lies within the community. In this lecture I encode video for the Kindle Fire as I download a preset that a Sorenson community member created.  To find out more about Sorenson visit them online at http://www.sorensonmedia.com/video-encoding/
  • 9
    QuickTime Pro
    05:25
    QuickTime Pro 7 is a program that is cross platform and can perform quick encodes. In this lecture I show you how to use it to export to many types of formats. To find out more about QuickTime Pro visit http://support.apple.com/kb/DL923?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US


  • SECTION 3:
    Solving Compression Problems/Bonus Material
  • 10
    How to format videos for iBooks Author Software
    05:11
    In this video I share how to format your video for an iBook and for use in the free iBooks software. 
  • 11
    How to Rip DVD's using MPEG Streamclip
    07:30
    This tutorial was done by my partner Amani Channel and he goes over how to take footage off a DVD using MPEG Streamclip.  To find more of our videos visit http://www.webvideochefs.com
  • 12
    How to Covert a video from VHS Tapes
    02:32

    Sooner or later someone will ask you to convert  old footage from a VHS tape to a DVD or Hard Drive.  In this tutorial I will show you the steps and equipment needed to accomplish this task.

    Equipment need:

    1. VCR (of course) but make sure the heads are clean and that it has RCA outputs.
    2. A video converter, I use Cannopus ADVC 110
    3. External Hard Drive-most will do, but VHS tapes can take up a lot of space.

    Steps:

    1. Connect the  RCA cables from the OUT of the VCR to the IN of the video converter
    2. On the video converter make sure it is engaged and on digital mode (my converter will light up)
    3. Connect out from the video converter to your Mac via firewire (400 or 800)

    To view the photos visit my blog at http://www.chipdizard.com/convert-vhs-tapes-to-dvd/http://www.chipdizard.com/convert-vhs-tapes-to-dvd/

  • 13
    How to add a watermark to your videos
    05:21

    There are times that you want to add a watermark or timecode to your videos. In this tutorial I show how to complete this task by using Apple Compressor.

  • 14
    How to create a timelapse video with QuickTime
    05:00
    In this tutorial I show you my process for creating a timelapse video with a DSLR camera and by using QuickTime Pro.
  • 15
    MPEG-2 Compression for SD 16:9 Television Broadcast
    03:57
    I created this tutorial while I was a general manager at a public access television station so I could get SD 16:9 footage from the HD footage that was sent to me. For more of my video tutorials visit http://www.webvideochefs.com 
  • 16
    Download HD Footage for Compression
    Text
    Download footage High Definition footage to compress.
  • 17
    Recommended Software and Web site links
    1 page
    Attached are links that are referenced in this series. 
  • 18
    Video Compression Recipes
    1 page
    Video encoding recipes for Vimeo/YouTube/Facebook HD Video. I also included a recipe for iPhone/iPad video. For more tutorials and exclusive encoding recipes visit

    http://www.webvideochefs.com/join-today/ 

  • 19
    Burn DVD's using Toast
    01:44
    In this lecture I take footage that was formatted in DVD Studio Pro as Video TS files and burn it to a DVD.

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REVIEWS

  • Peter Lane
    some lectures either don't play or aren't recognised as completed when they are.

    I explained compression in a very clear way.

  • James Hoien
    Started off good

    This course started off good, but then went downhill at lecture 11. At least, for me, lectures 11, 12, and 13 did not have video. It just marked it as completed after a couple of seconds. Also, it seemed very Mac oriented. That's not bad, it's just that I use a PC. I think this course would be better if it stuck to more general topics, like containers and codecs and such and also used software examples that worked on Mac and PC. The presenter was very knowledgeable and spoke very clearly and I thank him for his effort.

  • David Rosado
    cool

    Actual software and very us full information and simple.

  • Jason
    Easy to follow and practical

    Simple instructions about video compression on a variety of tools. But there could have been talk on video format history and the theory part of the relations among codec, bit rate and frame.

  • Andy 'insertnicknamehere' Russell
    This Course is a Must!

    I thought I knew everything there was to know about video compression. The course filled in a significant number of gaps in my knowledge base I didn't know existed. I'd highly recommend Video Compression 101 if you want to stay at the top of your game. It's the little things...

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