Workshop: Video Compression
The Frontline Club’s Video Compression workshop will show you how to compress video, organise workflows and perform batch-encodes; and 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 as well as post course reference movies and email consultation.
Mac confidence builder
Navigating around a Mac, using finder, Mighty Mice, spotlight, system preferences and disk utility.
Identifying your video’s attributes
Formats / codecs / frame sizes / fps / data rates / Progressive / Interlaced
Add timecode / filters
MPEG Streamclip Overview
Ripping DVD/web content for your edit
Good safari tip (Alt_Command-A)
Recording guide audio on your Mac
FTP and FTP Replacement
Apple’s Compressor, QuickTime Pro 7 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 (£34.99) can be purchased here
MPEG Streamclip can be downloaded for free here
QuickTime pro 7 (£20) can be purchased here
If you already have Final Cut Pro 7 or newer, you will already QuickTime 7 installed on your computer.
Trainer: Simon Ruben
Simon is an award winning freelance editor and video trainer with over eight years 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.