This video helps you understand common format basics.
- [Instructor] In this movie, we're just going to have a brief look at formats. Because you're going to need to produce output files. And there are terms used in producing output that actually are often misinterpreted. Now, there's a whole world to be had around encoding, decoding, transcoding, rendering, all of those things. And is some ways, it's almost an art form. So even to experienced video professionals and audio professionals, it's still a lot to keep track of in there.
And just one other thing you might want to consider here as well is depending on the country you're in, you might need to consider other frame rates there. Remember what I've mentioned at a few points in this course about some footage I've been using is in the old UK format of 25 frames per second. In the US, that would be 30 frames per second. This doesn't matter quite so much if the video is going to be used just on the web, social video. But it is an important thing if this is in any way going to be used for broadcast.
Codec is the first thing I want to address here. And what that is, it's a method of encoding and decoding data so that it can be, first of all, packed up for transit, and secondly, delivered at the end. So, when you're making a file here on your computer that would be possibly quite large, and you would need to wrap that up so it's more transportable. And then at some point, when somebody else opens the end file on their system, it would need to be rapidly decoded so that it played back efficiently.
And, audio and video, they have all different sorts of files going on in there. So when you actually make a movie file here, you'll use a codec such as here. I've got this particular video ready in the queue in a media encoder. And these are mainly my codecs. So H264, for example. People sometimes say, I want H264 video. They don't. They actually want H264 encoded video inside of another wrapper.
And hopefully, that makes sense. So these are generally encoding methods, okay. They are arranged in different presets that take care of some of those things for you here in media encoder. And what this will do is it will create an end file, but it will use an appropriate codec. And that maybe a good way for you to get started with this. The best thing to do if you're doing this for a professional product though, is to seek advice from people who usually work in the workflow. And then there is an encoding wrapper, or container, around that.
So, it has nothing to do with the encoding. Just the way it is contained, such as MP4. So there are a few that are very prominent in there. MP4, or MPEG-4 to give it it's full name, it comes from the motion picture experts group. That's one of the most prominent mainly because of its use on iOS. But there's also WebM, which is gaining in popularity. And Google are really big supporters of that. And that uses a codec called VP8, which actually isn't in Adobe Media Encoder on its own.
You normally need to use a separate piece of software to encode for that. Most of the time, however, this is where you'll be ending up, MP4, irrespective of where you're delivering it because so it's so widely supported.
- Basic terminology
- Importing files from Photoshop and Illustrator into After Effects
- Creating a lower third in After Effects
- Creating a new project in Adobe Premiere
- Working with sound and Audition
- Multitrack editing
- Remixing time
- Navigating the Adobe Audition interface
- Adobe Media Encoder
- Making a short social movie