Streaming FAQ: How do I shoot video for streaming?
Shooting Video for Streaming
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Shooting for Streaming]
Setting: Talent in Production Studio
Hi, I'm _________________.
And I'm _________________, today we will show you how to shoot video to be streamed through the Internet.
Streamed video is heavily compressed. The tricks of the compression are what determine what style of shooting streams well and what doesn't stream well.
One type of video compression separates the changing from the static parts of the frames in a particular clip of video.
[SHOW VIDEO OF A PERSON MOVING ACROSS STATIC BACKGROUND. USE TOOL TO ISOLATE MOVING PART, THEN SHOW THE ISOLATED MOVING PERSON AGAINST A BLACK BACKGROUND]
Then it recycles all the parts of the clip that are not sometimes moving, and encodes the moving parts of the images.
When the compressed video is transmitted, parts of the information get lost in the Internet traffic, but the decompression software compensates for this by using its best guess as to where things should be in the frame.
The official term for compression of this sort is Lossy Video Compression.
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Lossy: (adj) Compression scheme that loses information, then interpolates what's lost from the remaining data.
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