The world of video is moving swiftly through two unprecedented changes. The first change is our encoding system. Most people are not familiar with encoding systems, but they have been viewing an encoded analog video signal whenever they've watched TV, a videotape or often a DVD.
Our hats are off to a contestant from San Lorenzo, CA, who has sent us the first HD entry for the Videomaker Short Video Contest. The contestant sent us a music video encoded as QuickTime H.264 (and wisely also sent along an SD version of the video as well, though it looks like we won't be needing it.) We can't wait to see it on an HD display! We want to see YOUR video in our contest too, whether it's SD or HD.
reprinted from an Adobe press releas: SAN JOSE, Calif. Aug. 21, 2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the latest update for Adobe Flash Player 9 software, code-named Moviestar, which includes H.264 standard video support - the same standard deployed in Blu-Ray and HD-DVD high definition video players - and High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) audio support, as well as hardware accelerated, multi-core enhanced full screen video playback.
You may recognize the name Riley Harmon from the 2005 Videomaker/ Digital Juice Contest. If you don't, here's a reminder: He took home the Grand Prize (and almost $8,000 in Digital Juice MegaPacks) with his entry, "Carbon Nation". More recently Riley has shown up on Current TV as a VC-Squared producer.
Shortly after the term "Digital" was popularized we saw all kinds of new products that used the word. Today, we're lucky enough to go through the same goofy nonsense with "HD". Here's our list of Things Labeled HD That Shouldn't Be: 1. HD Paper Stack Cutter, by Oozak2.