Everything You Wanted To Know About Video: Simplified [Infographic/Cheat Sheet]

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This Infographic/Cheat Sheet was created to help clear up confusion regarding Video Codecs, Formats, Containers, Bit Rates, Bit Depths, Video Sizes, Aspect Ratios, Frame Rates and More.
Codecs & Containers Infographic
Youtube Video on Codecs & Containers:

Youtube video on Color Subsampling:

Youtube video on NTSC vs PAL:

If you have any questions, suggestions, or find any problems, please leave a comment below.

Information Sources:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/213612/all_about_video_codecs_and_containers.html

http://www.reelseo.com/file-formats-containers-compression/

http://www.dvdyourmemories.com/blog/types-of-video-files-containers/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nPsBwMivCk

http://editingwhiz.com/2012/07/24/codecs/

http://www.tvjuneau.com/?page=HDTV

http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/PapaJohn/54/Interlaced-Versus-Progressive.aspx

http://ddisoftware.com/tech/articles/march-2009-video-frame-rates-(24p-25p-30p-60i)

http://documentation.apple.com/en/finalcutpro/usermanual/

http://www.odmedia.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/NTSC-vs-PAL.gif

More Info on NTSC vs PAL: http://www.diffen.com/difference/NTSC_vs_PAL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frame_rate

https://onvideos.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/aspectratio.png?w=584

http://www.decodeuk.com/imagesSITE/Redinfo/REDformats.jpg

http://documentation.apple.com/en/finalcutpro/usermanual/index.html#chapter=C%26section=5%26tasks=true

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitrate#Video

http://www.mymediadelivered.com/2008/07/how-to-get-the-best-image-quality-out-of-handbrake/

http://www.larryjordan.biz/why-video-bit-depth-matters/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma_subsampling

Statistics Source: http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/17/survey-mp4-is-top-format-for-web-and-mobile-videos/

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