The most common formats and codecs


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The most common formats and codecs

One of the questions I get most from people that are new to Premiere and new to video in general is, 'What format should I use?' and oh how I wish that there were a very simple answer to that question. Unfortunately, there is not. I am going to again go to File > Export > Media, and let's talk about this a little bit. We know that there different formats, let's say QuickTime or H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2. These are different video formats, and if you're on PC, you might have Windows media, like AVI or WMV. But what matters most with almost all of these formats is the Video Codec.

Codec is short for Compressor Decompressor. So basically it's a way that Premiere will crunch your video down, and it'll compress it, squash it down. It'll lose a little bit quality, but it will also reduce the file size greatly. Now the reason why it refers to compression and decompression is that the same way that you compress the video here in Premiere now, whoever watches your...

The most common formats and codecs
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The most common formats and codecs provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training

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