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Real World Video Compression by Andy Beach

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Chapter Five. Compression Tools

By now we’ve discussed pretty much every concept associated with video compression. We’ve also talked about the various hardware and software that supports it, but one key topic we have not addressed in depth is the compression tools. More video compression software applications are on the market now than ever before. Each has its pros and cons that make it ideal or less than ideal for different solutions. The tools available today run the gamut from free, easy-to-use, one-click tools (for people who want to convert small amounts of content quickly without knowing much about how the technology works) to enterprise-level applications (designed for business-class customers who have hundreds of hours of content daily ...

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