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Hands-On Guide to Flash Video by Jan Ozer, Stefan Richter

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CHAPTER 2

The Streaming Media Landscape

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 ...

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