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Video compression for the web

September 11th, 2009

This is a brief guide to compressing video for today’s free video-hosting sites.

Compressing video for the web is something that we deal with daily at Backstar. As a result, I have become familiar with many free video hosting websites, and with their respective best-practices for compression. Here’s a bit of what I’ve learned… Read the rest of this entry »

Streaming Media Solutions Experts

April 13th, 2009

A rather large FWIW…backstar is focused on large audience, often international webcasting. We have been working with digital media since forever collectively and webcasting LIVE events since 2002. Our independence of any marriage to platform, system or network enables us to use customized arrays of tools and systems for optimal content creation, editing, compression, webcasting and streaming media of all kinds. Read the rest of this entry »

Datamoshing – the beauty of glitch

April 9th, 2009

Datamoshing, as it has been coined by the Providence, RI artist collective Paper Rad (warning, site may induce seizures), refers to a technique of exploiting video compression to create intentional artifacting and distortion. If you’ve ever skipped ahead in a poorly compressed DVD rip and seen the moving outlines of actors ghosted behind the pixels of the scene you were just watching then you know what I’m talking about. Read the rest of this entry »


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