Applying Compression

Our tasks are arguably a bit
out of sequence here, because when I apply compression I typically do
it before normalization or other amplification. But for discussion
purposes, it’s better placed here. To apply Soundbooth’s
Advanced Co

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Beyond HDV: AVCHD High-definition Compression

Although AVCHD first appeared in consumer camcorders, a variation—AVC-Intra—will soon show up in broadcast cameras from Panasonic. Given that the MPEG-4 technology that fuels AVCHD is roughly twice as efficient as the MPEG-2 technology used in HDV, the new Sony-Panasonic standard will likely supplant HDV in the prosumer space. For this reason, it’s a standard…

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