SDK and API video conversions

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by J. Michelle, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. J. Michelle

    J. Michelle Guest

    I wanted to learn more about the converting of .sdk and .api video. What are the favored applications and hardware for this? What companies are leading the technology?
    Please offer your insight and/or opinions. Thanks
     
    J. Michelle, Aug 15, 2005
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  2. J. Michelle

    marks542004 Guest

    Perhaps you could explain a bit more about the video types you are
    referring to. ?

    I know sdk as 'Software development kit' and api as 'application
    programming interface' but could not find a referance to them as a
    video file type.
     
    marks542004, Aug 16, 2005
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  3. J. Michelle

    Guest Guest

    On 16 Aug 2005 13:56:22 -0700 wrote:

    | Perhaps you could explain a bit more about the video types you are
    | referring to. ?
    |
    | I know sdk as 'Software development kit' and api as 'application
    | programming interface' but could not find a referance to them as a
    | video file type.

    Some video software, especially software that comes with specific
    hardware, often throws up "SDK" and "API" as available features.
    Software programmers know the meanings you state. But maybe a few
    videographers who've never doing any computer programming would not
    catch the implied meaning. They are, afterall, just more acronyms
    like AVI and MPG, etc.
     
    Guest, Aug 16, 2005
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  4. phil-news-nospam wrote ...
    "like" seems inappropriate in this context. "AVI" and "MPG"
    refer to specific codecs and/or file formats widely used for video.
    OTOH "SDK" and "API" are systems programming terms that
    are only concidentally and peripherally associated with video.

    The OP's term ".sdk and .api video" is meaningless which is why
    nobody is attempting to post a significant response.
     
    Richard Crowley, Aug 17, 2005
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  5. By now it would appear that nobody knows what you mean by
    ".sdk and .api video". Unless you can explain this a lot better,
    I'd guess that you are unlikely to get any responses.

    An "SDK" is a Software Design Kit. It is a set of files and
    other resources which are used by programmers to build
    software applications.

    The "API" is the Application Program Interface, the set of
    "calls" which layered application software uses to communicate
    with the operating system to do such tasks as reading/writing
    files, displaying things on the screen, accepting keyboard and
    mouse input, printing, etc etc.

    Neither SDK nor API really relates to video except as they
    are used when writing software that deals with video.

    Or are you talking about videotapes that contain programming
    training *about* SDKs and APIs?

    There are likely SDKs that aid programmers in reading/writing/
    displaying video. And there are certainly dozens of video APIs
    for communicating with the operating system.

    What does "conversions" mean in this context? What exactly
    are you trying to convert FROM and TO? What is the context
    of your question? Are you a software programmer? Are you
    trying to edit video?
     
    Richard Crowley, Aug 18, 2005
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  6. J. Michelle

    Guest Guest

    | phil-news-nospam wrote ...
    |> Some video software, especially software that comes with specific
    |> hardware, often throws up "SDK" and "API" as available features.
    |> Software programmers know the meanings you state. But maybe a few
    |> videographers who've never doing any computer programming would not
    |> catch the implied meaning. They are, afterall, just more acronyms
    |> like AVI and MPG, etc.
    |
    | "like" seems inappropriate in this context. "AVI" and "MPG"
    | refer to specific codecs and/or file formats widely used for video.
    | OTOH "SDK" and "API" are systems programming terms that
    | are only concidentally and peripherally associated with video.

    What single word, or multiple words, would you substitute in place of
    "like" in the sentence that has that word?


    | The OP's term ".sdk and .api video" is meaningless which is why
    | nobody is attempting to post a significant response.

    It does seem he has read some sales blurb that stated something perhaps
    like (oooh, there's that evil word again):

    "Includes full SDK and advanced API"

    Which to you and me would me there is a large software development kit
    with an API that probably handles things like XML metadata and interfaces
    with many other tools (which I can only guess at not seeing the actual
    blurb or SDK/API itself) ... but to the OP it was confused as being yet
    another format/codec.

    IF we can just prod the OP into saying where he got these acronyms we can
    be sure and and better guide him on understanding what is happening. But
    it is almost certain these are as you and I have described.
     
    Guest, Aug 18, 2005
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  7. phil-news-nospam wrote...
    It wasn't just the word. It seemed that you were saying that
    SDK and API were video acronyms like AVI and MPG.
    Never mind, not important enough to continue discussing.

    We agree that without further clarification, the question is not
    answerable.
     
    Richard Crowley, Aug 18, 2005
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  8. J. Michelle

    Guest Guest

    | phil-news-nospam wrote...
    |> Richard Crowley wrote:
    |> | phil-news-nospam wrote ...
    |> |> Some video software, especially software that comes with specific
    |> |> hardware, often throws up "SDK" and "API" as available features.
    |> |> Software programmers know the meanings you state. But maybe a few
    |> |> videographers who've never doing any computer programming would not
    |> |> catch the implied meaning. They are, afterall, just more acronyms
    |> |> like AVI and MPG, etc.
    |> |
    |> | "like" seems inappropriate in this context. "AVI" and "MPG"
    |> | refer to specific codecs and/or file formats widely used for video.
    |> | OTOH "SDK" and "API" are systems programming terms that
    |> | are only concidentally and peripherally associated with video.
    |>
    |> What single word, or multiple words, would you substitute
    |> in place of "like" in the sentence that has that word?
    |
    | It wasn't just the word. It seemed that you were saying that
    | SDK and API were video acronyms like AVI and MPG.

    I was indeed saying that SDK and API are acronyms just like AVI and MPG
    are acronyms. I wasn't saying "video acronyms". Now I think I see what
    you were pointing at. But the OP apparently did think they were "video
    file type acronyms".


    | Never mind, not important enough to continue discussing.

    I think it is cleared up, now, anyway.


    | We agree that without further clarification, the question is not
    | answerable.

    Yes, agreed.
     
    Guest, Aug 18, 2005
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