Intuitively, you know that low-motion talking-head videos look better after compression than high-motion sports videos. This chapter explains why and, more importantly, how to use that knowledge to maximize production quality. After reading this chapter, you will:
• Understand the concepts of bandwidth and data rate and how they affect video quality
• Understand how interframe compression works and why that is important
• Learn how, when and why to limit motion in your videos during shooting and editing
• Learn that you need to set a target data rate for the video before you start shooting and/or editing.
Those coming from more traditional videography roles will understand the shooting and editing ...