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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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|Section 1: Video Compression Overview|
|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.|
|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|
|In this lecture I show you how to use Toast Titanium to convert video to .mp4 format for upload to vimeo.|
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
|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|
|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|
|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/|
|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/|
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|
|In this video I share how to format your video for an iBook and for use in the free iBooks software.|
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.
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/
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.
|In this tutorial I show you my process for creating a timelapse video with a DSLR camera and by using QuickTime Pro.|
|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|
Download footage High Definition footage to compress.
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|Attached are links that are referenced in this series.|
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|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|
|In this lecture I take footage that was formatted in DVD Studio Pro as Video TS files and burn it to a DVD.|
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.
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