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    How Does Video Compression Work?

    Chris Pirillo

    by Chris Pirillo

    When digital footage is shot using a camcorder, the files created are often very large. These uncompressed files represent the raw moving image, as the camera captured it live. Unfortunately, this footage is rarely convenient to upload and store. This is where video compression comes in.

    So, what exactly is video compression and how does it work? In this video, LockerGnome's Brandon Wirtz explains how video compression works, and why it's so important to get right.