Codecs

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Peter Irving, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. Peter Irving

    Peter Irving Guest

    Hi all, I do not wish to appear dim, but can someone please point me in
    the direction of an article, or tell me what a codec is? Why I might need
    to change mine? and are there any advantages to doing so?

    I have a decent camcorder ( Canon XM1), powerful pc ( Athlon 2200, 512mb
    Ram plenty of hard drive space running Win XP, with firewire connection via
    my SB Audigy card) I have Premiere 6.5, and capture using scenalyser. The
    system works now i have tweaked a few things, and the quality of video is
    great.

    What improvements can I get by changing a codec?

    Thanks

    Peter
     
    Peter Irving, Jul 4, 2003
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  2. Depends on what codecs you are using.
    If you have Premiere that ships with good codecs, so as a first
    approximation I would only fiddle with codecs if something is
    obviously wrong.


    For a first pass at codecs look at:
    http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/codecs.html
    and possibly
    http://www.fourcc.org/, particularly the links section, although quite
    a few are now broken.


    Regards,
    Harry.
     
    Harry Broomhall, Jul 4, 2003
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