Hi folks. Based on e number of emails I've gotten lately, I know one of my old Macbreak appearances must have run again recently. Let me welcome you all and apologize in advance. yes, I know one of the x264 posts is missing some images - I promise, I'll dig them up this week. As you may have noticed, I don't add much here anymore. It's not that I don't still find compression fascinating, it's just that my daytime at Seawell Networks plus the recent addition of a daughter to our household takes up the majority of my time see days. And since you are reading this site and not my personal one, you probably don't want to see photos of the kid, which is fair enough.
There is more to it than just that though. You see, these days I'm a bit more removed from the compression part of the job. I still encode video from time to time, but these days it's either for myself or as a favor. So while I still know what I'm talking about for the most part, I freely acknowledge there might be those who are paying closer attention to the ins and outs of compression.
Last fall I launched a second video site called theVideoUprising. The reason I did that is that these days I'm thinking less about compression and more about the overall video landscape - how it gets delivered, the business deals behind it, etc. I could have carried on writing that type stuff here, but it felt wrong - RWVC is the mechanics of making the video work right and look good. tVU on the other hand is more about the changes occurring in the industry that are driving us to find new ways of watching video and new ways of delivering it to the viewers. So with that in mind, I'll certainly still add content here when it seems right, but don't be surprised if it's few and far between. I will however, trying to pipe up more often just to say hello and to point towards other useful compression sites who might help fill the gap.