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Learning VirtualDub: The Complete Guide to Capturing, Processing and Encoding Digital Video by Georgios Diamantopoulos, Sohail Salehi

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Chapter 4. Processing with VirtualDub

So we have captured our video: what now? What can we do with it and even more importantly, why would we want to do that with VirtualDub? What facilities does VirtualDub offer that might suit our needs? This chapter will answer all those questions in detail and at the same time give you a brief tour of the VirtualDub interfaces.

What we often do not realize is how "raw" a piece of captured footage is. It is usually uncompressed or compressed at awfully low compression ratios and therefore takes up a lot of your hard-disk space. Storage has become very cheap nowadays but not cheap enough to archive movies in this form. Even playback is impaired on older machines since uncompressed video is computationally very ...

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