Every time you record, export, or watch a video, bit rate has a lot to do with the quality. Learn what bit rate is and how it affects file size, image quality, accessibility, and delivery cost. Plus find out the difference between CBR and VBR.
Make your media files happy! A favorite open source media player, VLC, has undergone a major update, and works on mobile devices and with 4k video. "Rincewind," VLC Version 2.1, is now available for download.
Thanks to the newest update from Adobe, which supports two new NVIDIA cards, and has user interface, stability, and performance enhancements, many Premiere CS5 users will see a big bump in speed. One of the biggest changes in this update is the ability to now use laptop grade GPUs for acceleration. As a result, Adobe now supports both the NVIDIA 5000M mobile graphics card and the NVIDIA 4000 for the Mac.
It wasn't too long ago when MPEG-4 compression was strictly considered a deliverable format, but many camcorders now capture moving images in this format. So what gives? Has MPEG-4 become the super hero of formats?
Copying video from Blu-Ray sources into an editable format sounds easy enough, but it can be as difficult as winning the World Cup. In order to stay legal and save yourself time in copying clips from a disc it might be a good idea to use an all-in-one program like the one we used for our Videomaker workshops.
Just a few short days ago, news came out that the firmware for the Panasonic Lumix GH1 got hacked. Now typically, you'd think that was a bad thing, and typically, you'd be right. However, in this case, that is far from the truth. Instead, the firmware hack for the GH1, made by Tester13, allows it to take MJPEG videos with a bitrate of up to 50 Mbps.