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Why Your Video Looks Dark on a Computer and Bright on Another One: Video Gamma

Why Your Video Looks Dark on a Computer and Bright on Another One: Video Gamma | Online Video Publishing | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you want to understand how you can make sure that your customers will see as much as possible what you have been seeing on your screen, this is a good, simple and informative article to read.


It explains the relevance of "gamma" and how this value is interpreted differently by different video players (Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, VLC, etc.) while also showing some valuable proof of what could be the best approach (recommend all your viewers to get and use VLC).

Useful. 7/10 


Full article: http://www.nextwavedv.com/analyze-the-frame-reviewing-your-video-footage-on-your-computer/ 

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The Best Omni Video Player Out There: VideoLAN Version2

The Best Omni Video Player Out There: VideoLAN Version2 | Online Video Publishing | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you want to be able to view just about any video format out there, while controlling every single feature of it, there is nothing better and more cost-effective than Videolan. Now out in a new completely revamped version 2.


Key new features include:


VIDEO

  • Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU.
  • Shader support in the OpenGL output, for colorspace conversion, including 10bits.
  • New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
  • New debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters.
  • New deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm.

AUDIO

  • New resamplers for higher quality audio.
  • New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
  • Simplification of the audio core for faster processing.
  • New audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2.

FORMATS

  • Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM.
  • Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs.
  • Rewritten support for images, including jpeg, png, xcf, bmp...
  • Important changes in RealVideo and Real Format support.
  • CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding.

INPUT AND DEVICES

  • Experimental support for BluRay discs:
  • - Menus are deactivated in this release (will come soon).
  • - AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys are not shipped, for legal reasons.
  • Support for SDI capture cards and QTKit devices.
  • Support for new adaptive streaming protocols, like HLS and DASH.

Download Mac, Windows and Linux new 2.0 version here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.0.0.html#download  


Find out more: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.0.0.html 

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Sepp Hasslberger's comment, February 20, 2012 4:08 AM
I have been using (the old version of) VLC for years. Just got the new one. Thanks!
173 Sud's curator insight, May 1, 2015 10:08 AM

VLC is easily one of our favorite media players (and yours too). However, it's not just a one-trick pony. Under the surface, there's a wide range of features that you might not have known it could do.

The Best Hidden Features of VLC