Francesco Schiavon is a recognized expert in the topic of digital media deployment for web and optical disc. A dedicated educator, Francesco has spent the last decade teaching in some of Canada's leading multimedia schools.
What is Lossy Vs. Lossless compression? How does Pixel Aspect Ratio differ from Window Aspect Ratio? Should I use Interlaced or Progressive video in my workflow? If you're new to the world of Digital Video, there's some basic theory you need to know and this FREE tutorial explains it all.
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Luke wrote on March 16, 2017
Really good course. I learnt a lot from it. It gieves me more than just a basic idea of video theory. Short and to the point. Thanks!
A. Spooner wrote on November 13, 2015
If you can't answer the questions in the outline of this course then you need to watch this tutorial.
Covers the important foundations and definitions of video formats. A must for all beginners.
Patrick O'Leary wrote on June 27, 2014
I enjoyed it. Simple, to the point and covered the basics. This course will help you if you are jumping into more advanced classes with limited video experience.
Wibbers wrote on February 20, 2014
As a video novice I found this brief introduction to subjects such as pixel ratio and interlaced video very useful. I'm looking forward to the rest of the courses in this series.
C1ph3rd wrote on July 31, 2013
Really basic intro to some of the technical things you'll need to understand to shoot, edit and distribute video.
Arturo De Santiago wrote on July 14, 2013
Great starter course for AV! I'm rather unfamiliar with video work so these tutorials were quite informative. I've always wondered why my camera looked all comby like that lol!
Mark L74 wrote on June 29, 2013
This fundamentals tutorial really cleared up some basic questions for me. Even if i don't do video soon, it's valuable info nevertheless. Recommended!
Fab G wrote on April 25, 2013
What is compression, interlace, pixel aspect ration...? Pretty obscur! This curse is lighting us from obscurity! Basics are basics, and you should knew them before managing video stuff!
Scott Hamlin wrote on February 18, 2013
Nice basics review. I watched this just to get my head around Aspect Ratio/Pixel Aspect Ratio again, but went ahead and watched all the videos and was glad I did because there were several tidbits making it worth the time.