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The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques by Janie L. Geyen, Barry Andersson

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Chapter 13

Compression

At this point, you have spent days, weeks, or even months carefully planning and executing your shots. You have spent countless hours editing and making sure your scenes work just right, not to mention the hours perfecting the color grading and the look of your film. Now what? Just send it out so everyone can see your masterpiece? If you do an uncompressed output from your NLE, then the file will be far too large to stream or share with just about everyone. So, the real question is, how do you compress your film so that it looks as close to the uncompressed version you edited and can be viewed in the best compressed quality possible no matter where you show it?

Understanding Compression

In simple terms, video compression ...

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