How to Understand Codecs


In the following video, Chase Kubasiak, from Zacuto, lifts the veil on the complex world of codecs, what they are, how they work, and when to use them. He highlights the two basic types of codecs, examining the relative strengths and weaknesses of each, and where in the production/post-production process you will find them. Kubasiak also delves into Chroma subsampling, and how that affects your image. We hope you enjoy this introduction to codecs and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H Photo. 



Very good start but please add some more content. For example the major codecs and wrappers,

I've spent probably 30 to 40 hours searching through countless manuals, journals, and online forums and tutorials trying to uncover the mysteries of codecs, and didn't learn half as much as I learned in this eight-minute video.  Thanks for this, B&H!

Well done! Thanks for making the information easily accessible. I'll watch it more than once.