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DIY Steadycam

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 18, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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This article describes how to make your own steady-cam style camera mount for around $20.






 
Video Codecs

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 7, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Compressing video for "home use" basically means getting video ready to posting to the web, rather than as a preprocess for making (for example) a DVD. What I find really striking about the newer codecs is that they imprint themselves very forcefully onto the video they compress, making subsequent compressions increasiningly lossy. Since compression is apparently here to stay for the immediate future, this is a nice run-down of the various kinds.