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Video-Specifications


Content

Each set of CHV-Animations holds a number of royalty free background animations that run between 10 and 30 seconds each. In addition each set holds a number of high quality still images especially rendered in high resolution.


Formats

You can choose between 5 different formats. Each set of animations will be delivered on one or two DVDs, depending on the chosen format. Most sets with PNG format are stored onto two DVDs.


Available formats:

NTSC D1 720 x 486 29.97 fps, interlaced Quicktime PNG, uncompressed
NTSC 720 x 480 29.97 fps, interlaced Quicktime PNG, uncompressed
NTSC DV 720 x 480 29.97 fps, interlaced Quicktime DV-NTSC
PAL D1 720 x 576 25 fps, interlaced Quicktime PNG, uncompressed
PAL D1 DV 720 x 576 25 fps, interlaced Quicktime DV-PAL


We have chosen Quicktime PNG as the main format for our animations for one simple reason: PNG gives you the best possible quality!


Take a close look:

PNG Photo-JPEG 100% DV


PNG is a lossless compression format. Even though PNG does compress images and video, it does not "forget" anything when you playback an image or video. PNG only does a compression based on a similar method we know from archive software like ZIP, RAR and StuffIt. Such archivers compress programs and files without losing even one single bit of data. PNG does the same thing. It compresses the images (frames) of the video one by one. If for example there is a white area in an image, PNG describes the area using just a few bytes, instead of storing each pixel one by one. This makes it possible to create smaller files as if no compression has taken place. PNG files are only a little bit bigger than Photo-JPG files or DV files, but PNG creates the best possible quality.


Photo-JPG is based on a quite complicated mathematical algorithm that divides an images at first in small 8x8 pixel areas and then describes that area mathematically. The higher the quality has been set while compressing the image or video, the better the image will look like. But even with the highest possible setting, JPG still makes errors and creates artefacts around shapes with high contrast.


Some competitors created their animations using the Photo-JPG compression method and tell you that they offer the "best possible quality". This is simply not true. As said before, even at 100% quality JPG (and Photo-JPG) still creates artefacts. With the JPG format there is absolutely no way around this problem. Only formats like PNG, TIFF and BMP are completely lossless compression formats.

DV is the format for DV based video systems. It does quite some compression and, you might have guessed, created the most artefacts as you can see in the image to the right. DV runs with a constant bitrate, which makes the file sizes predictable, but it comes with a price: For complicated szenes the bitrate of DV is simply not high enough... and so you can see artefacts in areas with lots of details. The only advantage of the DV format is that you can play it smoothly without the need to render it .

Compatibility

All our animations are 100% compatible with all major non-linear video editing systems, like:

Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, AVID Xpress, Commotion, Shake, Media 100, Premiere, After Effects, iMovie, iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, 3D Studio Max, Maxon Cinema 4D, Powerpoint, Cubase, Pinnacle Studio.... and many more.

To make it short: You can fully use our animations if your editing software can read Quicktime movies.


Seamless Loops

All animations loop seamlessly.


Quicktime

You need Apple Quicktime installed on your computer to play our animations.

If you run Microsoft Windows on a PC, you must have Apple Quicktime installed. If you don't have Quicktime installed you can download the newest version of Quicktime for free using this link below.

If you work on an Apple Macintosh computer you don't have to do anything, because Apple's operating system (OS9 and OSX) already includes Quicktime. Just make sure that you use the newest version of Quicktime.

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