When sending videos to the internet, the file will have to be uploaded in a certain format, but this in itself can cause a lot of confusion. The format of a video is indicated by the extension on the end of a file name (for example .avi, .mov). Different formats work on different players, and compress video files in different ways. We already know that you can practically transfer between all types e.g. vhs to dvd. This article aims to look at a few common video formats and outline what they each do.
AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition)
Many newer HD camcorders export AVCHD video files. These files are high-end, high-quality clips, but unfortunately this means they are very large files and are require a fast computer to run with sufficient RAM.
This format is difficult to work with and often very impractical. However, due to its high quality, AVCHD is often used as a master format from which editing is done; it is then compressed into a more manageable format.
Clips should be converted from AVCHD when possible as not only are the files massive, but there are many compatibility issues with AVCHD files.
.AVI (Audio Video Interlaced)...