Most broadcast HD camcorders use straightforward DVC, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 (H.264/AVC) compression. This orderly world of intraframe and interframe codecs
From the introduction of the DV format, most camcorders have used DVC, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 (H.264/AVC) compression. These codecs can be placed into one of
Several paradoxes lay in the path from NTSC to 4K2K production. First, although it is trivial to build a CMOS sensor with several times the 8.3MP needed
Last month, in the first part of this series, we discussed how the 4K2K format offers an intermediate step on the way to Ultra High HD. In this final
If you are in London during the 2012 Olympics without a ticket, there is an alternate way for you to be present at certain events. The BBC plans to broadcast
From the advent of cameras and camcorders that record video using long-GOP MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (H.264/AVC) compression, there have been those who felt the
When DVCAM, DVCPRO and DVCPRO50 were introduced, manufacturers positioned these proprietary formats as compared to the DV format. After working with all
The ability of video camcorders to switch between different formats became common with the release of DVC-based units that could switch from DV to either
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