Video Compression ain't Video Compression

One of the motor oil brands had an advert that had the tag line "Oils aint oils", it turns out that this is also true for things like video compression.

Last weekend we set up a remote coaching setup based on the Pixem Remote Cameraman ( and the Pixem App's built in coaching solution ( Australian internet is less than stellar on the world scale and country locations are typically less good still. We are lucky to have a DCSI Acceler8ed Broadband wireless service (even if it is over 10km to the tower), but it is a bit weather dependent, we degrade in the rain or fog, and this tends to introduce both loss of bandwidth and jitter.

So how does this apply to video encoding? It turns out that the tricks that are good for movies are bad for sports coaching. Read More...