Video compression?

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Video compression?

by oost » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:06 am

It seems the videos are compressed by VitaminD. Is there a way to have the videos saved in VitaminD without any compression? I'm not worried about disk space, and I'd like to preserve video clarity as much as possible.

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Re: Video compression?

by ryan » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:53 pm

Hi oost,

Vitamin D must decode incoming streams and re-encode them to write to disk, and some compression is the nature of video encoding. We do use a quite high bit rate though, so quality difference should not be noticeable unless you are saving video at a different resolution than the camera is producing. Saving a 640x480 stream at 320x240 for instance is going to introduce a large drop in quality.
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