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Iain E. Richardson
Following on from the successful MPEG-2 standard, MPEG-4 Visual is enabling a new wave of multimedia applications from Internet video streaming to mobile video conferencing. The new H.264 ‘Advanced Video Coding’ standard promises impressive compression performance and is gaining support from developers and manufacturers. The first book to cover H.264 in technical detail, this unique resource takes an application-based approach to the two standards and the coding concepts that underpin them. Presents a practical, step-by-step, guide to the MPEG-4 Visual and H.264 standards for video compression. Introduces the basic concepts of digital video and covers essential background material required for an understanding of both standards. Provides side-by-side performance comparisons of MPEG-4 Visual and H.264 and advice on how to approach and interpret them to ensure conformance. Examines the way that the standards have been shaped and developed, discussing the composition and procedures of the VCEG and MPEG standardisation groups. Focussing on compression tools and profiles for practical multimedia applications, this book ‘decodes’ the standards, enabling developers, researchers, engineers and students to rapidly get to grips with both H.264 and MPEG-4 Visual. Dr Iain Richardson leads the Image Communication Technology research group at the Robert Gordon University in Scotland and is the author of over 40 research papers and two previous books on video compression technology.
The book will try to make you familiar with FFmpeg tools that are used by Facebook, Google and many other companies. You will learn how to: scale, pad, crop, flip, rotate, blur, sharpen and denoise video speed up or slow down audio and video create sounds with mathematical expressions generate refrain of winter song Jingle Bells let the computer to read the text with selected voice display and record input from your webcam record input from microphone or send it to loudspeakers convert video to images and images to video add static or dynamic text on video add, edit or delete file metadata preview modified input in 2, 3 or 4 windows include a logo or provide Picture in Picture simplify repeated tasks with batch jobs display input from 2 webcams in one window set the bitrate, frame rate, maximum file size and related options display FFmpeg help and information about its codecs, formats, protocols, etc. use various filters in filterchains and filtergraphs encode subtitles directly to the video stream join various file formats, modify streams and modify audio channels monetize uploads on video sharing websites and much more Book is printed in full color, contains over 100 tables and over 150 images including various diagrams and can be used both like a tutorial and reference.The brief content: FFmpeg Fundamentals Displaying Help and Features Bit Rate, Frame Rate and File Size Resizing and Scaling Video Cropping Video Padding Video Flipping and Rotating Video Blur, Sharpen and Other Denoising Overlay - Picture in Picture Adding Text on Video Conversion Between Formats Time Operations Mathematical Functions Metadata and Subtitles Image Processing Digital Audio Presets for Codecs Interlaced Video FFmpeg Components and Projects Microphone and Webcam Batch Files Color Corrections Advanced Techniques Video on Web Debugging and Tests