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Media, Compression, and Formats Online

This three-hour course focusing on the many different HD video formats. The course is designed to give camera operators, producers, and editors a better understanding of the video formats available today and how they compare with each other. Topics include broadcast standards, compression, color space and recording media. Formats covered include Sony XDCAM/XAVC, Panasonic P2, Arri ALEXA, RED RAW, Canon HDSLR, Canon XF, AVCHD and HDV.

This online workshop includes over two hours of video content, divided into three sections. Once you enroll, you will gain access to a recording of the workshop for three months and you will be able to follow along with the instructor’s presentation on your screen while watching the video. All videos can also be downloaded for later viewing. Additionally, you’ll receive access to class documents, including the instructor’s presentation, related articles, and downloads.

Price: $99.00 for 3 months
  • HD broadcast standards
  • HD format breakdown
  • Resolutions
  • Color space
  • Compression formats
  • Color & resolution compression
  • Temporal compression
  • Color models & color spaces

This course is for camera operators, producers and editors who want a better understanding of the video formats available today.

ANDY_bio3Andy Shipsides is AbelCine’s Director of Education. He received his B.A. in Digital Arts & Sciences from the University of Florida and his MFA in Film & Television from SCAD. Andy joined AbelCine in 2007 and has become a trusted resource both within the company and in the industry at large. As a Camera Technology Specialist, he has provided technical support to numerous productions – from troubleshooting camera issues to building custom workflow solutions and more. Andy also teaches specialized camera classes and is a Technical Editor on CineTechnica, AbelCine’s technical blog. Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyShipsides

Workshop Details:


3 hours of content


SD Resolution H.264 (MP4 wrapped) Compression. iOS and Android Compatible.


Access to the class website for 3 months.


Class Keynote in PDF Format.

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Upcoming In-Person Workshop Dates

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
Location: TBD

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