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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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Summary

Chapter 8 rounds up the features of VirtualDub related to video-specific processing. We discussed:

  • Why the different video formats/standards like PAL and NTSC exist and their relative properties
  • How to identify the video format of a particular video
  • How to distinguish between the playback rate of a video and the actual frame rate and how to alter either of these
  • How interlacing works and how to visually identify it, as well as methods of removing the artifacts it introduces when played back on progressive displays
  • The importance of calculations in video and how to minimize the degradation of video evident when processing and compressing video
  • How to fix broken video files
  • How to override the (de)compression color space to circumvent bugs in ...

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