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Compression for Great Video and Audio, 2nd Edition by Ben Waggoner

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CHAPTER 4 The Digital Video Workflow

We’ve talked about the fundamentals of compression. Now we’re going to dive into how to use this stuff in the real world for real projects. While all the issues covered in this chapter will be gone over in loving detail over the course of the rest of this book, it’s important to establish a general understanding of the digital video workflow to see how the different processes fit together.

Planning

The first phase of any production is planning. Don’t underestimate its importance. The best way to achieve good results is to know what “good” is for your project before you start. Even if you’re in charge of just a small portion of the overall project, knowing how it fits into the overall structure and having a ...

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