If you want to improve media performance you need to understand codecs.
Codec, if you didn’t know, is a shortened version of “encoder-decoder” since it’s a format for doing just that.
Each codec has it’s advantages, disadvantages, and ideal use cases. To work with various codecs, you should understand how they work.
In this video from VFXstudy you’ll learn about:
- 01:06 Typical File Formats
- 04:17 Container Formats
- 06:54 Codecs by Purpose
- 12:23 Codec related Settings
- 26:01 File Sizes and testing Hard Drives
- 34:10 GPU/CPU performance
- 39:33 Comparison in the Task Manager
It’s a lot to learn but this knowledge will help your workflow. Especially if you’re getting footage of all types from various clients or cameras.
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVResolve.com and a Blackmagic Design Certified Trainer. He’s edited commercials for major brands and has done color & VFX for independent films. He consults on post-production workflow and creating online education. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor, a former marketing manager for large brands, and creates original film projects with his production company Razee.