Post Production

Term of the week: Codec

Where did the term codec come from and what does it mean?

Codecs are the workhorses of digital video. But what’s the origin of the term and what exactly are they? Click through for this week’s free glossary term from moviola.com

About moviola.com

moviola.com is a resource dedicated to the art of filmmaking, and only filmmaking. It covers every aspect from pre-production to final delivery. Its Coffee Break Film School focuses on core competencies, while other features like the Glossary of Terms and Compendium provide a visual reference library for understanding specific techniques and industry jargon.

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