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  • CCE / Ryerson Worshop on Codecs

    CCE / Ryerson Worshop on Codecs

    June 20, 2010, 1:21 pm
    Everyhting to do with Codecs workshop

    This Past Saturday I had the privilage to be an instructor for the CCE Workshops. The workshops are designed to educate editors on color correcting, art of story telling and various other themes. The workshop I was an instructor to was based on Codecs. Below you will see some of my notes, for your enjoyment.
    Codec Defined (via wikipedia) A codec is a device or computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal.[1][2][3][4] The word codec is a portmanteau of 'compressor-decompressor' or, more commonly, 'coder-decoder'. Lossy codecs: Many of the more popular codecs in the software world are lossy, meaning that they reduce quality by some amount in order to achieve compression, but use some algorithm to create the impression of the data being there. Smaller data sets ease the strain on relatively expensive storage sub-systems such as non-volatile memory and hard disk, as well as write-once-read-many formats such as CD-ROM, DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Lower data rates also reduce cost and improve performance when the data is transmitted. Lossless codecs: There are also many lossless codecs which are typically used for archiving data in a compressed form while retaining all of the information present in the original stream. If preserving the original quality of the stream is more important than eliminating the correspondingly larger data sizes, lossless codecs are preferred. This is especially true if the data is to undergo further processing (for example editing) in which case the repeated application of processing (encoding and decoding) on lossy codecs will degrade the quality of the resulting data such that it is no longer identifiable (visually, audibly or both). Using more than one codec or encoding scheme successively can also degrade quality significantly. The decreasing cost of storage capacity and network bandwidth has a tendency to reduce the need for lossy codecs for some media.
    CCE / Ryerson Worshop on Codecs
    CCE / Ryerson Worshop on Codecs
    CCE / Ryerson Worshop on Codecs
    CCE / Ryerson Worshop on Codecs

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