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WAV vs. MP3: Why You Need Hi-Res Audio for Your Video

first_imgCompressed LosslessThe name “compressed lossless” may sound like a contradiction. However, the compression isn’t occurring in a way that degrades the audio itself. I like to explain it more like “space-efficient lossless.” Think of it almost like zip-compressing a music file, then unzipping it during playback. This results in a smaller file size, but the audio quality is still lossless, enabling full frequency playback. Sounds like the best of both worlds, right?Compressed lossless audio files can be anywhere from 1/2 to 1/3 the size of uncompressed audio files — or even smaller.The drawbacks for compressed lossless files are that they are the least supported (compared to uncompressed and compressed lossy.) They also require a little more computing power to play back, because they need decoding.Pros: Smaller file size, lossless, full audio frequencyCons: Less playback support on devices or editors Compressed LossyCompressed lossy audio formats are likely the most common audio files you use when listening to music. (Examples include .MP3 and .AAC.) This is because compressed lossy audio files have the most support among portable devices, and they have the smallest file sizes (meaning you can store more songs in less space.)In some cases, compressed lossy audio files can take up 1/10 the space as the same file that is uncompressed. (.MP3 compared to .WAV for example.) Compressed lossy audio files are ideal for streaming online.However, all that compression comes at a cost. The drawback is that the audio has a limited frequency range and noticeable audio artifacts when compared to a lossless format. Another drawback is that you have less range in post when it comes to editing and audio manipulation. Plus, each time you edit a compressed lossless file and re-export it, you lose more and more quality. Compressed lossy audio files are also not ideal for music loops because the codec adds short blank spaces at the beginning and end of the file.Pros: Smallest files sizes, wide playback supportCons: compressed, lossy, not ideal for editing In which we go over the different audio file formats at your disposal — and which is best for video editing.When using various audio files in your video edits, such as music tracks and sound effects, does the audio file type really make a difference? (Spoiler: yes, it does.) But the real question is why are there so many different audio file formats? And what is the purpose for each one? So let’s break that down, and in so doing, determine the best audio file formats to use when editing videos.Audio File FormatsTo help us get a grasp on the different audio file formats, I have categorized them into three main groups. Each group has a list of audio file formats most commonly associated with it. The audio groups are as follows:Uncompressed file formats: .WAV, .AIFFCompressed Lossless file formats: .FLAC, .ALAC (Apple Lossless)Compressed Lossy file formats: .MP3, .AAC, .WMA, .OGGLet’s run through the details of each format, as well as their pros and cons.UncompressedYou can think of uncompressed audio formats like the equivalent of RAW video formats. Essentially, you’re getting the audio data with no compression. This allows for a wide range of audio bit depth and sample rates. This results in better audio quality and covers the full frequency that the human ear can hear. (The original audio recording bit depth and sample rate play a big part in this equation as well. Compressed audio files converted into uncompressed audio formats don’t magically regain any audio quality.)Uncompressed audio files are typically easier to work with in audio and video editors because they require less processing to play back. And since uncompressed files contain more data, you’ll get better results when you’re manipulating the audio in post with various effects.The most common drawback for uncompressed audio files is their size, which is usually between 25-40 MB for an average song. These sizes aren’t a major issue today with transfer services like Dropbox and Google Drive (compared to 10+ years ago). However, in most cases, the uncompressed audio files are still too large to easily send as an email attachment. Also, some portable music players or devices may not support uncompressed audio formats. (Generally, most modern ones do, though.)Pros: No compression, lossless, full audio frequency, easier to work with in postCons: Large file size, some portable devices may not support itcenter_img Best audio format for video editingWhen it comes to audio formats to use when editing, you have to use what you have available. In an ideal world, use uncompressed formats such as .WAV or .AIFF whenever possible. They’ll give you the most latitude in post, and they have the most support. Plus, the audio on your video is going to get compressed during the final video export. So it helps to start with the best possible audio.In some cases, .MP3s may be all you need, and they are easy to transfer quickly.Looking for more articles on working with audio? Check these out.Creative Ways to Use Music Loops in Your VideosAudio Tips: How to Remove Vocals in a Song Using StemsTutorial: Removing Audio Pops and Recording Audio DifferentlyChanging the Audio Editing Game with PremiumBeat’s Track StemsThe Audio Ramp-Up: The Best Transition You Should Be Usinglast_img read more

 

DeMarcus Cousins out for the season with Achilles tear

first_imgNew Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) restrains DeMarcus Cousins as he goes after Houston Rockets guard James Harden, not seen, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Pelicans won 115-113. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — DeMarcus Cousins raced down the lane after his missed free throw, trying to make a hustle play and help the New Orleans Pelicans preserve a signature victory over one of the NBA’s elite teams.Moments later, Cousins was sitting on the court, pain in his foot and shock on his face. He tried to get up as his teammates pursued the Houston Rockets toward the other end of the court, then went back down on his back and placed both hands on his head.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The injury, which occurred with 12 seconds left in the game, all but squelched the jubilation from the Pelicans and their fans, who otherwise would have been celebrating not just a victory over the team with the NBA’s second-best record, but a fourth straight victory overall and seventh in eight games.“We were just figuring everything out. That’s the tough part,” Davis said. “We’ve got to keep going and just keep finding a way to win.“We’ve got enough guys in here who are professionals who are always ready when their number’s called, so we’ve got to make sure that we stay locked in.”Jrue Holiday scored 21 points and unconventionally sealed the victory by purposely missing a free throw with 1.8 seconds left, causing time to run out as players grappled for the rebound.“Right now, just praying everything’s OK,” Holiday said, adding that Cousins’ injury made the victory “bittersweet.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “Just unfortunate, really. I think we’ve been doing really well, got in a great groove,” Holiday added, noting that Cousins’ triple-double against Houston was his second in three games. “The way we’ve been playing, and him in particular, has been awesome.” Bumpy road: Goepper overcomes depression for 2nd Olympic run Anthony Davis scored 27 points, Cousins had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists before seriously injuring his left Achilles tendon, and New Orleans survived a furious Houston rally for a 115-113 victory on Friday night.READ: Bittersweet as Cousins injures Achilles in Pelicans’ victory over RocketsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA person familiar with the situation said an MRI confirmed an Achilles tear, ending Cousins’ season a little more than a week after he was voted an All-Star starter.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Pelicans have not yet announced the imaging results. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

 

Pep Guardiola urges strong Manchester City bench to make an impact

first_imgManchester City’s substitute players are crucial to the club’s Premier League success and can help them pick up victories during the end minutes, manager Pep Guardiola has said.City have signed seven new players so far with new recruits like Bernardo Silva and Olarenwaju Kayode joining an already strong attacking line-up that includes Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane.Reuters PhotoWith the competition for starting spots heating up, Guardiola said every player must fight for their place but also underlined the importance of the substitutes.”Hopefully they will understand that at the big clubs you cannot have 11 players, so they have to compete with each other,” Guardiola told British media.”In that kind of level in the Premier League, the people who are 12, 13, 14 and play in the game, they are so, so important.”When the game is in the last 15 or 20 minutes, the opponent is tired and we’ve moved them during the game, and we can put in dynamic players… It’s a point where we can win games in the last minutes.”City, who beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 in their league opener, host Everton at the Etihad stadium later on Monday.last_img read more

 

Official release of ‘Our Value Proposition’ research

first_imgWhat is the value proposition for playersand what is the optimal customer experience? Over the last 18 months, Touch Football Australia (TFA) has undertaken a significant body of research, analysis and investigation towards knowing ‘What is the Value Proposition’ for our sport for participants.The value proposition of membership is central to our Strategic Plan and achieving objectives. The research has been focused on the following two areas: What is the value proposition for providers and how should this be commercialised?The value proposition research provides understanding of attitudes, opinions and perspectives on how Touch Football is experienced by players and delivered by affiliates.Download your copy of the Value Proposition summary now to discover what participants value most about our game, what affiliates think about TFA and State Bodies and what affiliates think about fees and a standardised model to delivery. Touch Football Value Proposition SummaryBelow are some recent affiliate and competition successes in 2016. These are living examples that demonstrate the positive path we are already on towards affiliate and competition growth. Based on the learnings from these successes and the valuable research we now have, future affiliate competition improvement and growth is going to be achieved.ACT: Developments and Improvements to Women’s CompetitionIn 2016, TFACT conducted a simple yet effective survey approach to find out more about the barriers and impacts on why female competition participation was in decline.  The survey revealed results that focused on impacts such as location, scheduling and formatting. TFACT responded to this, implemented changes based on participant feedback and now have an additional 18 Women’s teams participating in Season 2 2016 Competitions in Deakin and Southwell Park Competitions. VIC: Pakenham Rugby League Club – Touch Football CompetitionAs a joint venture between Touch Football Victoria (TFV), NRL and VIC Health, in its first year the partnership has generated Touch Football participation for Pakenham Rugby League Club. This has resulted in wider community participation in the non-contact form of the sport for Rugby League members. This initiative has also supported Robinvale Rugby League Club to establish a Touch Football competition in Victoria.We can’t wait to see the further development and growth of the NRL and TFV partnership in 2017 and beyond! SA: Onkaparinga AffiliationIn August 2016, Onkaparinga joined the TFSA affiliate network, becoming the 2nd largest affiliate in South Australia. In Season 2 2016, Onkaparinga has grown in participation, conducted referee training and development and positively embraced TFA affiliate management process.The growth achieved clearly demonstrates the result of adopting TFA’s affiliate servicing approaches. Further growth is inevitable for this affiliate in 2017 and beyond given how successful Season 2 2016 has been.TAS: Southern Touch GrowthAs the largest affiliate in Tasmania, Southern Touch engaged in TFA’s Competition Benchmarking Analysis. This process has been conducted through TFA’s centrally managed competition network since 2015. Southern Touch is one of the first affiliates to work with TFA to conduct a Competition Benchmark Report. In Season 2 2016, key areas were identified for improvement and for the first time in over 10 years there has been an increase in adult team numbers!This is a great example of how an affiliate has proactively worked with TFA in a collaborative way to achieve competition improvement and growth. Well done Southern Touch! A great outcome.QLD: Ipswich Super 8sIn early 2016, Ipswich Touch Football conducted the ‘Ipswich Super 8s’. This is the first time the 5-week competition has been offered with teams being competiting in double headers each week. This involved teams from Gold Coast, Brisbane and Toowoomba.The concept was successful due to early release and organisation of nominations (3 – 5 months prior to competition commencement), well developed marketing material and a the offering of a different participation experience at the affiliate level.WA: Perth BrothersThe Perth Brother affiliate in Western Australia has created an awesome community based approach to developing Touch Football participation. Through subtle innovation and effective positioning of the competition on Saturday mornings, this  â€˜whole of community’ fomat has seen the competition grow from 20 teams in 2015 to 35 teams in 2016.Touch Football competitions that are positioned as family oriented, social and community based are exactly what the value proposition research is telling us. The weekend offering is also a key recommendation of the research.NSW: Parramatta Eels and West Tigers MOUsIn 2016 NSWTA entered into two significant partnerships by signing MOU’s with NRL Clubs Parramatta Eels and West Tigers.   These are direct and collaborative approaches towards future affiliate growth for Western Suburbs, Balmain, Hills Hornets and Parramatta Touch Football.  By providing a ‘place on the field for everyone’ in one of Rugby League’s heartlands in NSW, the opportunities for NRL Clubs to conduct Touch Football is a major opportunity for the sport in 2017 and beyond.NT: Junior Competition EstablishmentDarwin and Palmerston Competitions both conducted their first ever junior competitions in Season 2 2016.  A targeted approach to conducting these competitions within school term periods, the use of individual registrations (with recommended price points) and positive engagement through TFA’s Sporting Schools Programs have contributed to this result.This creates significant opportunities for future junior participation growth within the NT and is an example of a range of junior competitions being created throughout the national network.TFA will be implementing a number of affiliate servicing and competition strategy approaches ongoing to ensure we support and lead the way to growing our sport into the future and ensuring a positive player/official experience. We have recently developed strategies with national managers to provide immediate and ongoing support. Please see TFA national managers to contact details below for more information:Participation – Mathew [email protected] Miles [email protected] – Anthony [email protected] LinksValue Proposition Researchlast_img read more

 

10 months agoMourinho tells Benfica to move on from him

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho tells Benfica to move on from himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Benfica to move on from him.Record says Mourinho was sounded out about a return to his homeland following the sacking of Rui Vitoria.He was approached but despite not giving them an outright ‘no’ he indicated returning to Benfica is not in his plans at the moment.Even the high wages of Mourinho was not considered a problem for Benfica bosses – who believed his benefits far outweigh the outlay.Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United manager in December. last_img read more

 

Cynthia Nixon To Host A Night Of A Thousand Genders

first_imgThe Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project will present its second annual benefit, A Night of A Thousand Genders, on Monday, March 23, 2015, from 6:00-8:30pm at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street).The evening begins with cocktails followed by a very special one-night-only cabaret evening celebrating the beauty and resilience of gender expansive youth and their families.The second annual Night of a Thousand Genders will be hosted by Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and The City”) and will feature performances by Drama Desk nominee Lindsay Mendez (Wicked), American Singer/Songwriter Joe Stevens (“Last Man Standing”), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots), and Youth Pride Chorus, with Music Direction by Emmy Award-winning composer Lance Horne.The first annual Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project Family Award will be given to the Jazz Jennings Family. By opening up to media, Jazz Jennings and her family were among the first families to raise public awareness about the lives and needs of gender expansive youth and their communities. The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project is honoring the amazing and proud mother, father and siblings who have fought to keep Jazz safe, happy and thriving.The first annual Community Award will be given to the Central Park East 2 Middle School. Over the past year, CPE2 has collaborated with The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, focusing on inclusivity in the classroom. They have developed gender inclusivity curriculum and policies in a continuation of their anti-bullying efforts and dedication to the well being of each child.The event is sponsored by the Ackerman Institute for the Family and by Honorary Chairs, Academy and Grammy Award-winning lyricist and composer, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell and Pippin) and award-winning author Kate Bornstein (“Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and The Rest of Us” ). The event Co-Chairs are Jane Miller Rennert, Jeremy Matz, and Christopher Scott.A Night of a Thousand Genders begins with cocktails at 6:00PM followed by the benefit performance beginning at approximately 7:00PM. Following the event there will be an After Party in the Library at the Public Theatre with music by Casey Spooner (Fischerspooner). All proceeds from this annual event will support The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project’s mission to raise awareness about the critical need for more services supporting families of gender expansive youth, at home and in schools, as well as expanding its staff and scope of services in the greater New York area and beyond.“We are extremely excited and grateful for the support of Cynthia Nixon and the talented performers for this event,” said Jean Malpas, Director, Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project. “Ms. Nixon is a fierce and articulate advocate for a more inclusive world. We are deeply grateful that she has chosen to lend her voice to our crucial message: Acceptance is Protection.“‘Acceptance is Protection’ is The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project’s beacon and we are dedicated to spread acceptance, and therefore protection, and celebrate our transgender and gender expensive youth. We are on the ground working together with families, caregivers, schools, communities and professionals to translate this message of acceptance into an everyday reality. Our program has expanded quickly and dramatically to respond to the significant needs for family services. We welcome our growing community and look forward to creating the safe and gender inclusive environments all children and adolescents need.”Find out more here.last_img read more

 

Buckeye cornerback to make final impression on scouts at Senior Bowl

The NFL draft is a week away and players from Ohio are attempting to make their final impressions. On April 17, OhioCollegeFootball.com will host its first senior bowl for college athletes only in the state of Ohio. The North and South teams will play against one another to impress NFL scouts. “In this game, you are looking for exposure for your players,” said Andy Lewis, the head of a scouting agency Lewis Representation Services. “Any way that [the players] can increase their stock and get their names out to additional teams that might not be aware of who they are and what they can actually do is important.” Andre Amos will be the sole representative from Ohio State. Amos was plagued by injuries most of his college career. He recorded 24 tackles and one interception as a member of the winningest senior class in Ohio State history. The bowl game will feature 34 different schools from Ohio, ranging anywhere from D-1 to D-III football. The game will be played at 1 p.m. at Marv Moorehead Stadium at Upper Arlington High School. read more

 

Commentary Bitter losses make victory taste sweeter

Like a lot of Buckeye fans, I went through the five stages of grief during the men’s basketball team’s loss to Kentucky. Denial: “William Buford will hit a shot.” Anger: “It’s a good idea to launch a dozen napkins across this Buffalo Wild Wings.” Bargaining: “I will give up a year of my eligibility to give David Lighty a sixth year.” Depression: “Why was I born in Cleveland?” It took me a while to get here, but consider this column my final step: acceptance. It’s been a rough year for me as a sports fan. My teenage dream, LeBron James, stabbed my city, and me, in the heart. My favorite childhood team, the Cleveland Indians, is a disgusting representation of what it used to be. The best hope for Cleveland is the Browns. Enough said. Even my favorite shirt, my “In Tressel We Trust” tee, loses its meaning by the day. I leaned on the Ohio State basketball program, but naturally that didn’t work out. As I sit here in anguish, my delusional mind came to the conclusion that I’m better off for this in the long run. My loyalty continues to grow, and the abuse my teams take makes me even more defensive of them. Plus, if any of my teams can overcome all this adversity to win a championship, that’s a big middle finger to the karma gods — even bigger than the middle finger I gave that Kentucky fan Friday night. The epic way my teams falter makes me feel like a higher power has a clear agenda against them. As if the crippling economic depression, burning rivers, lack of sunlight and Lady Gaga concerts weren’t bad enough for my cities, it had to afflict the sports teams as well. Yet, it all emboldens me. After all the heartbreak, you’d think I would have learned not to latch on to every glimmer of hope. That’s just not how I operate. The Cavaliers have two lottery picks on the way. Derrick Williams and Kyrie Irving would look breathtaking in wine and gold. Fear not, as Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert are here to rescue the Browns. The Indians might finish 81-81, baby steps. Of course, I always have the utmost confidence in OSU athletics, which are like a combination of Red Auerbach’s Boston Celtics and John Wooden’s UCLA teams relative to Cleveland. All it took was the football team’s 2002 national title to reach that level. To all the believers: When our day comes again — especially if it’s a Cleveland team winning — it will be a glorious celebration that would make the ancient Romans jealous. To all the nonbelievers: We should all follow your lead and get out while we can. I pray my stubbornness pays off down the line. read more