I compare four H.264 encoders in this article on OnlineVideo.net. Here’s the gripping introduction: OK, so you’re cheap and in a hurry and you just want the answer to a single question, “What’s the best free H.264 encoder?” Well, you’re in the right place, in this short review; I compare HandBreak, Miro Video Converter, MPEG…
Most camcorders capture audio at 48 kHz, so there’s a natural tendency to produce your streaming files at that sample rate. There’s just one problem; it can cause loss of audio/video synch during playback on the Flash Player. Andy Stevenson of the University of Manchester reported this in an interesting thread on the Linked In…
Creative Cow just published a thorough and thoughtful story about switching from Final Cut Pro to Premiere Pro, written by Helmut Kobler, and entitled A Final Cutter Tries Out Premiere Pro. Kobler starts by noting that he had been considering moving from the Apple platform for several years, as he “started to sense that Final…
OnlineVideo.net published my review of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X here. At about 3500 words, it’s one of the longest reviews I’ve written in awhile, with 16 screen shots. My conclusion?
While not fully rendered, my project is done, and this review almo
By now you’ve probably heard that Final Cut Pro X lacks many features that professionals need, including the ability to load Final Cut Pro 7 projects, multicam support, plug-in support, OML or EDL support and tape output. Judging from the noise on bl
I thought I would share a video that Adobe just posted on their vision for professional video. The speaker is VP Jim Guerard, a thoughtful, impressive guy that I’ve met several times. Here are some of the statistics Jim discussed (which I cribbed fro
I have to say that Google’s support for Flash on the Android platform always seemed like a case of strange bedfellows to me. After all, Google is the company that paid over $100 million for On2 just to open source the VP8 codec (as WebM), reviving th
Some early reviews for my new book, Video Compression for Adobe Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5, have been published, and I wanted to share them here.
One of the first was from Douglas Dixon (http://www.manifest-tech.com/blog) which he published both
Here’s a video I produced for OnlineVideo.net that shows how a free tool called MPEG Streamclip, which runs on both the Mac and Windows platforms, can trim and perform other edits and save the result without re-encoding your file. It can be incredibl
I like making money as much as the next guy, but the last three or four consulting clients all shared a problem so basic that I was almost embarrassed to take their money. Specifically, they came to me concerned about poor video quality, and the