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Developer Network Series: Everything you need to know about Video Compression

In the previous series of posts, we set a baseline of compression knowledge by defining how lossy compression algorithms work for images and breaking down the JPEG image standard. Now that we’ve covered our image compression basics, it’s time to move up to the next level with video -as you might have guessed – a…

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Lossy Compression Algorithms: Everything a Developer Needs to Know

This is a comprehensive guide to lossy compression algorithms.  In this detailed post, we’ll cover the following topics: An Introduction to Lossy Compression Lossy Compression Ratios & Metrics in Digital Video Perceptual Distortion Peak-Signal-To-Noise Ratio (PSNR) Lossy Compression: the “two” step process Step 1: Quantization Step 2: Transform coding Wavelet Transformation 2D Haar Transform So,…

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Video Compression Basics: What is video transcoding, why is it important, and how does it apply to my everyday life?

What is Transcoding? In the context of video – Transcoding refers to the process of compressing video files as much as possible at minimal quality loss to represent (and transfer) information by using less data. Essentially, video transcoding online is the conversion of a video file from one format to a better-compressed version to ensure…

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