David Kong of Frame.io, makers of the video production cloud-based collaboration application Frame.io, has produced the best guide to video codecs that I have ever read in How to Choose the Right Codec for Every Project, containing facts and advice I wish had been available when I got back into this video thing.
As has been said, there are codecs and codecs, and not all of them are interchangeable, do exactly the same things or should be used for the same jobs. Kong’s article, not by any means a short one, is broken up into 6 sections:
When I returned to Sydney after a long sojourn elsewhere, photographers of my acquaintance reported fewer were earning a living from photography alone, more taking up creative side professions like video or graphic design.
Now the ever onwards march of technology has placed the possibility of shooting top quality video in the hands of photographers, great stills cameras in front of cinematographers and so the creative landscape changes once again.
Although stills and video production hardware has been roaring ahead, one key aspect of production software has lagged behind, media management. Kyno has filled that gap and, after taking advantage of developer Lesspain Software‘s 14-day trial offer, Kyno looks like it is doing an outstanding job of it.