Thursday, May 1, 2008

Knowing Your Digital Video Formats

Digital video files come in many different shapes, sizes and formats. Whether it's for web delivery, video editing, archiving, DTV or IPTV playout, DVD or Blu-Ray disc or even simply a video clip inserted into a Powerpoint presentation, we are constrained to a specific file format and compression setting depending upon its intended use.

Although H.264 holds the promise of a single standard video format that would be scalable for all uses, we still don't have a standard file format and at times it can get confusing. I found a few helpful articles on knowing your digital video file formats:

This one is courtesy of Reel SEO and was written by guest author and long-time video professional Lorraine Grula.