Codecs

Viewing 1 reply thread
  • Author
    Posts
    • #89868
      steveeyes
      Participant

      I’m pretty naive when it comes to the topic of video codecs. I first started to investigate it when I would render a video as a MOV file and my whites looked washed out. For example, a white shirt looked so washed out it would blend in with a white background and look invisible. I believe the experts called it a gamma shift and there were a number of solutions. I also found myself avoiding images with white in them as much as possible.

      With Red, the color seem blotchy — I never found a solution for how to fix reds.

      This got me thinking about the video codecs I have installed on my computer (windows 7). Not an easy subject to understand despite my googling efforts.

      Most articles I read talk about codec errors during playback. I understand if I want to playback a MOV file, for example, I have to have the right codecs installed on my computer.

      But what about the render quality of a video? Doesn’t CODECs play a part in the quality of the rendered product? I think it does!

      This got me thinking. If there is a playback error, it would be obvious because your video player will either not play or give you an error during playback.

      But what about the rendering process? How do you know if your codecs are rendering the video as it should?

      Is there software out there that can check and verify if the video codecs you have installed on your computer are optimized and working as they should for rendering the best possible video.

      Any thoughts?

      Thanks

    • #213862
      rs170a
      Participant

      The biggest problems are that each NLE and media player handle different file formats differently πŸ™
      Which NLE are you currently using? What’s your preferred media player?

      Mike

Viewing 1 reply thread
  • The forum ‘Video and Film Discussion’ is closed to new topics and replies.

Best Products

Best smartphone cameras for video β€” 2021

Nowadays, more and more people are reaching for their smartphones to shoot video. In recent years, smartphones have advanced drastically in regards to their shooting abilities. However, which smartphones boast the best shooting capabilities? After much consideration, we have...
homicide-bootstrap

Need help making a stellar first video?

FREE

Download our free eBook with 8 tips to get on the right track and create a video that you can be proud of.

Giveaway

CANON EOS

REBEL T7i

Given away to one lucky winner

Competition is open worldwide

ENTER TO WIN