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IOV VideoSkills "Better Encoding" training - the slides so far...

By Martin Kay

This series of short evening workshops is part of the IOV's VideoSkills programme, and was running in 2010. Entitled "Discover the secrets of Better Encoding", the aim was to explain the background to video compression technology in order to help video-makers understand the limitations and advantages of different formats, settings and working methods, both in post-production and during the planning and shooting stages. For reference, these are the slides that accompanied the event.

VideoSkills from the IOVDates/locations included:-

  • 25th May - Bromsgrove
  • 16th June - Fletton, Peterborough
  • 6th July - Cullompton
  • 27th July - Gateshead
  • 10th Sept - Emsworth, Chichester
  • 30th Sept - Lincoln

For more details and to book a place on future courses, see the IOV VideoSkills site

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

IOV VideoSkills - Discover the secrets of Better Video Encoding

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We will not be processing or despatching orders after Friday 23rd June until Monday 3rd July due to staff summer holiday :)
(...although email response may be possible during some parts of each day.) - - Martin, 21-Jun-17

What we're about . . .      ZEN is not a traditional Audio-Visual dealer who started selling computers, nor is it a computer shop that also sells video products. You won't get any salesmen giving you the "hard-sell" when you call, just straightforward advice and information - which for some callers is the knowledge that they don't need to buy whatever it is they thought they needed! Above all you'll be dealing with someone with a wide range of experience and knowledge of both PCs and video production. We're not the biggest, nor necessarily the cheapest, but we are one of the longest established computer/video specialists in the UK.

Company history . . .      ZEN was started in the 1980s by Martin Kay, then working for ITV at Granada's Manchester studios, who built his first 6502-based computer in 1979 from an Ohio Scientific kit, bought in the USA whilst working as a Sound Recordist on a film shoot for World In Action. With the advent of the Amiga, which could be gen-locked to a video source, Martin started writing a variety of video-related software. This included subtitling & tele-prompting, ident clocks, scoring software for sports & gameshows, and specialist software to mimic other computer displays for use in TV film dramas like Cracker, Prime Suspect and A Touch of Frost. Martin left Granada in 1993 to concentrate on his computer-video activities with ZEN, following a natural path into non-linear editing systems, for many years the main business activity, although he still maintains an active interest in video production.

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