Artbeats FAQs

Why is your footage compressed with Photo-JPEG?

Photo-JPEG enables us to fit the clips on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM. Without it, we would be hard pressed to find a way to deliver the product. It is used as an efficient way of storing the footage only and is not intended for playback at full speed off the CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or even from a hard drive. Users may need to re-compress the footage with a codec specific to their hardware or system.
Photo-JPEG is by far the least destructive of all the codecs we’ve tested. In fact, side-by side comparisons show no difference visible to the naked eye. Analysis of histograms show only a 3% difference between the original and the JPEG’d versions.