This resource-packed guide to producing, encoding, editing, compressing, and serving video over the Internet lets you understand both the technolgy and the process of publishing video to the Web.
The book covers bandwidth requirements for video delivery-from low-end broadband to the ultimate high-speed HDTV transmission. It follows the video preparation and production process, demonstrating various software tools for developing, encoding, and editing content. You will also find in-depth information on the state-of-the-art in video compression and streaming technology. In addition, the book explains how the networks and servers currently support Internet video, and describes future developments in the works.
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Video Software Laboratory
If you can recall the special effects from Star Wars, then you already understand the impact of video.
Someday, when you go on-line to make a purchase, you’ll see a video demonstration of the product in action. If it needs assembly, instead of piecing it together from a single sheet of indecipherable instructions, you’ll go back on-line for step-by-step video instructions. And you’ll be able to ask questions and receive answers in real-time.
Someday, you will only attend school classes if you want to because much of your education and training will be available on Web video.
Someday, video will be everywhere.
Someday. But not today!
Today the delivery bandwidth just isn’t there yet. But, don’t be concerned. Broadband technologies are converging at break-neck speed and higher quality video is on the way.