Compression for Great Video and Audio (2nd Edition), available from Focal Press, is a guide to achieving optimal quality audio and video compression. The author of the book, Ben Waggoner, cofounder of Journeyman Digital and Principal Video Strategist for Microsoft’s Silverlight platform, harnesses his expertise into creating an astute resource that provides master tips and common sense-based techniques for video and audio compression.
The 2nd edition of the book includes new topics such as compression techniques for VC-1, H.264, and mobile video. You are provided with comprehensive information about improving the quality of the final content and developing effective workflows. Leveraging the basic concept of vision and hearing and applying them in the context of compression, Ben Waggoner offers effective information about creating, editing, and compressing video and audio for many mediums such as web, DVD, Blu-ray, and mobile phones.
Covering multiple platforms for compression technologies, the book covers Microsoft and Mac OS based products that include all different tools, codecs, formats, and helps you select the optimum option for distinctive projects, players, and sources.
Formats such as Windows Media, QuickTime, Flash FLV and F4V, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Ogg Vorbis and Theora, Silverlight, and Smooth Streaming are covered in this book. You are also provided with information about various devices that support compression such as iPod and iPhone, Zune HD, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, DVD, and Blu-ray.
The Compression for Great Video and Audio (2nd Edition) book is ideal for compressionists, video and audio engineers (encoders and transcoders), video editors, web authors, and multimedia specialists.