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Mastering the Nikon COOLPIX A by Darrell Young

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Chapter 11Creating HD Videos

The Nikon COOLPIX A has a level of video capability that few other compact cameras can claim. Many compact cameras are primarily still-image producers that happen to have video recording capabilities, but the new COOLPIX A was constructed with a video system that is nearly as capable as the still-image system.

Let’s examine how you can use the Nikon COOLPIX A for excellent video creation. We need to discuss a few somewhat technical video standards before we progress into making videos.

Understanding COOLPIX A Video Standard

The Nikon COOLPIX A is capable of producing H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) 4:2:0 8-bit compressed video. The H.264 output is stored in a MOV container (see the next main section, Containers ...

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