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The best video editing programs are free aren't they? Well, I guess it depends on your definition of "Best".  But free is certainly a good place to start. For me, video editing is just a necessary part of getting a bigger project done.  And whether you’re making personal videos for fun, capturing memories of important events, or aiming for the next viral marketing video, editing can...

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Remember when 4k was the next big thing? It wasn't that long ago really when we were all lusting after the new bigger, higher resolution TVs. It wasn’t just me was it? As cool as they were, and are, there’s something even better: HDR. HDR stands for high dynamic range. According to EEtimes, it “effectively expands the range between the darkest and the brightest images a...

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Over the last several years Flash has been on a slow decline. It arguably started when Steve Jobs said Apple wouldn't support it. As HTML5 came along it slowly started replacing video on the web. Back in 2010 YouTube started using HTML5 video and earlier this year they announced all video would default to HTML5. There's a large contingent out there pushing for, waiting for, cheering...

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Years of video are streamed every day. Yes, literally years worth of video are watched by the world each and every day over the Internet. From the perspective of a viewer, it's all really easy. But if you're interested in streaming your own content then there are a few things you need to understand before you get too far. One of those things is what online...

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The growing demand for video online and over the mobile networks means people are looking for ways to send better video using less bandwidth. Back in 2013, HEVC/H.265 was approved as the next standard for video compression to meet those needs. It's able to double the compression while providing the same video quality as the current standard H.264. It can also provide higher quality video...

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Earlier this year Encoding.com published the 2015 Global Media Format Report. Encoding.com is one of the largest cloud-based encoding services with over 2000 publishers. They have a huge amount of data they can use to say what sorts of video formats are actually being used and to identify trends. How much data do they have? Well, they took in 951TB of data (that’s the raw feed...

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My son has started streaming his Minecraft adventures. I set up the recording software for him, but he now knows how to edit and upload himself. One of his Minecraft buddies wanted to start streaming too, so I offered to help him get set up as well. And that’s when I stumbled into the latest proof of the old adage, “If you want to learn something,...

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