1. If you work with video, it's vital to understand how codecs work and how they change your image. In this tutorial, I cover all of the big concepts behind codecs, breaking it down into understandable pieces. While the nitty-gritty of compression algorithms can get complicated, all of the main ideas are quite simple.
    Part two of this series is here: vimeo.com/115534648

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    Here's an overview of the topics covered:

    - What a codec is - And how it differs from a container.
    - Different types of codecs - And why I frequently use 4 different codecs on a single project.
    - Bit Depth - What it means and why it matters.
    - Chroma Subsampling - 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0, and when it becomes an issue.
    - Spatial Compression and Blocking - One of the most common artefacts you see with normal work.
    - Temporal Compression - Long-GOP codecs, inter-frame compression, and ALL-I codecs.
    - Lossless vs. Lossy compression - How image compression differs from data compression.
    - Bit Rate - How to calculate bit rates and the differences between kbps/kBps/Mbps/MBps.
    - Raw - Briefly, the difference between Raw, compressed, and uncompressed video.

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  2. Convergent Design's Odyssey7Q is a versatile recorder/monitor that's a perfect match for the Canon C500. The Odyssey7Q acts as a great onboard monitor and is capable of recording multiple formats from multiple cameras, but when paired with the C500, it allows for 4K Raw, 2K and HD external recording. What's especially useful with this combo is the ability to record 4K Raw externally, while at the same time recording HD internally with matched filenames.

    To read the full post, visit our blog:
    blog.abelcine.com/2014/04/24/at-the-bench-c500-odyssey7q-4k-rawhd-recording/

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  3. The lone survivor of the first mission to Mars uses his last moments to pass the torch of inspiration.

    Making of Others Will Follow: vimeo.com/238366284
    Official Site: others.movie
    Short of the Week: shortoftheweek.com/2017/10/16/others-will-follow/

    Andrew Finch — Director / Writer / Cine / VFX / Sets / Props / Costumes / Edit / Sound / Score
    andrew@afinch.com

    Greg Cotten — Co-Cinematographer
    gregcotten.com

    Starring:
    Bruce Greenwood (voice)
    Winston Tao
    Erica Sabol
    Damian Chey

    "Secret"
    by Clark
    Courtesy Warp Records / Kobalt Music Group Ltd.

    © Andrew Finch 2017

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