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A Practical Guide to Video and Audio Compression by Cliff Wootton

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17

Tape Formats

17.1 Carry-On Luggage

Staying with our traveling analogy for a while longer, you don’t just put things in a suitcase when you’re packing for a trip. You also use a carry-on bag in order to have some things you’ll need for the trip ready at hand. Similarly, files are fine for some types of storage, but they aren’t the only solution. Video gets stored on a variety of removable-media formats- tapes, disks, memory sticks. Video is sometimes stored in these different media as files, but more often it is recorded as something more like a broadcast bit stream.

17.2 Input Video Quality

Some of your video may be of questionable picture quality. For example, pictures taken on mobile Webcams in remote news-gathering operations, perhaps in ...

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