due to the nature of our Jobs. Unlike TV works, we deal with all kinds of Format from DVD, blu-rays, to Streaming Videos to Hi-res Mp4, Mpegs to Beta tapes, DV tapes to Photographs in both Digital & Print format.
One major issue is CODEC (AKA compression decompression). This is a word use to describe the various film format develop by various manufacturers, Professionals over the years. Names like WMV, MPEG, MPG, JPG, MOV, MP4 etc. Of these, the most impressive is H.264 which is a standard that was used in HD broadcast in Europe today. They use this as early as the last EuroCup & WorldCup.
H.264 is an amazing compression that can be package with formats like MP4, MOV, DVB-T, WMV etc..
I still remembering playing with H.263 back then. Comparing WMV streaming compression from MOV.