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How to Create a New Video Encoding Command String in 11 Simple Steps

I’ve spent the last two months testing four AV1 codecs accessible via command-line arguments and I start testing VVC codecs next week. Trying to fairly and accurately test the capabilities of these codecs turned out to be a pretty grueling and messy task. The key challenge, of course, was creating the optimal video encoding command string for each codec. While …

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The Four Pillars of Video Encoding

Figure 1. The four critical aspects to consider before video encoding. Executive Summary: While video quality is always top of mind, consider deliverability, compatibility, and playability before finalizing your video encoding presets. Too often we look at video encoding with a single point of focus; achieving the best possible quality for the lowest possible data rate. However, as I was …

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