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‘The essentials of video transcoding enabling acquisition, interoperability, and distribution in digital media’ is one of several white papers from Telestream, available free of charge from NewBay Connect.
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‘The essentials of video transcoding enabling acquisition, interoperability, and distribution in digital media’ is one of several white papers from Telestream, available free of charge from NewBay Connect. A preview of the paper can be found below, and can be downloaded in full here.

The intent of the paper is to provide an overview of the transcoding basics you’ll need to know in order to make informed decisions about implementing transcoding in your workflow. That involves explaining the elements of the various types of digital media files used for different purposes, how transcoding works upon those elements, what challenges might arise in moving from one format to another, and what workflows might be most effective for transcoding in various common situations.

It’s been more than three decades now since digital media emerged from the lab into real-world applications, igniting a communications revolution that continues to play out today. First up was the Compact Disc, featuring compression-free LPCM digital audio that was designed to fully reconstruct the source at playback.

With digital video, on the other hand, it was clear from the outset that most recording, storage, and playback situations wouldn’t have the data capacity required to describe a series of images with complete accuracy and so the race was on to develop compression/decompression algorithms (codecs) that could adequately capture a video source while requiring as little data bandwidth as possible.

The intention of this white paper is to provide an overview of the transcoding basics you’ll need to know in order to make informed decisions about implementing transcoding in your workflow. That involves explaining the elements of the various types of digital media files used for different purposes, how transcoding works upon those elements, what challenges might arise in moving from one format to another, and what workflows might be most effective for transcoding in various common situations.

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