Encoding H.264 for Streaming and Progressive Download – StreamingMediaWest – 2008

Attendees will learn how to optimize quality for their target playback platforms while conforming to the requirements of their chosen streaming technology. The session starts with an overview of H.264-specific encoding parameters, especially profiles and levels, and a discussion of details like B-frame interval and CABAC/CAVLC. It then examines the platform-specific requirements of producing for Flash and QuickTime distribution.

Producing H.264 for Streaming – StreamingMediaWest – 2008

Presentation teaches how to optimize quality for your target playback platforms while conforming to the requirements of their chosen streaming technology. The session starts with an overview of H.264-specific encoding parameters, especially profiles and levels, and a discussion of details like B-frame interval and CABAC/CAVLC. It then examines the platform-specific requirements of producing for Flash and QuickTime distribution.

Shoot Review: Panasonic AG-HMC150

In stark contrast to earlier generations of AVCHD camcorders, by design and feature set, the AG-HMC150 is the first camcorder targeted squarely at the professional market. This is the first AVCHD camcorder that I’ve tested that looks, feels, and works like a truly professional camcorder. During the camcorder’s month-long stay, I filmed an informal concert…

Shoot Review: Panasonic AG-HPX170

Panasonic’s AG-HPX170 delivers groundbreaking new usability features in several key areas, along with excellent color and relatively noise-free video. While the lack of a tape drive makes the camcorder about 20 percent lighter than the popular AG-HVX200 that precedes it, the HPX170 thereby limits you to P2 storage. This is fine for ENG, indie films,…