Workshop: Video Compression
This workshop will teach you how to compress video, organise workflows and perform batch-encodes. It will also teach you to create podcasts, mobile and web video, email movies, DVD files and more.
The workshop’s goal is to empower participants to understand what video is made up of and how to handle any digital file, no matter where it has come from or where it needs to go.
Handouts and course materials will be provided.
Apple’s Compressor, QuickTime, Handbrake, JES Deinterlacer and MPEG Streamclip.
Please bring your own laptop and software for this workshop. Although this is optional we recommend it in order to make the most of the day. And please note that although compression applies to all platforms, all practical exercises will be demonstrated on Mac.
The Frontline Club will provide media with which to practice compression.
To follow the entire day’s workshop on your own Mac, please ensure you have the following software installed:
Compressor 4.2 (£34.99) can be purchased here.
MPEG Streamclip (1.9.3b8 beta for Mac OS X) can be downloaded for free here.
Handbrake For Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.10 can be downloaded for free here.
JES Deinterlacer v3.8.40 can be downloaded for free here.
About the trainer
Simon Ruben is an award-winning freelance editor and video trainer with a decade of broadcast experience across a range of genres. He has designed and delivered popular courses for the Frontline Club since 2007 including Final Cut Pro, Compressor, DVDSP and Motion. He has also tailored courses for FT.com, Save The Children, Accenture, Medecins Sans Frontiers, LV, Soho Editors and the NUJ.