This section focuses on how digital images are stored. It discusses the basics of still-image compression and gives an overview of some of the most commonly used image file formats.
Visual effects production deals primarily with moving images, but unlike the moving images in a television studio, the majority of images in a movie visual effects production pipeline are stored as sequences of individual still frames, not as video data streams.
Since their beginning, video and television have been real-time technologies. Video images are recorded, processed, and displayed at rates of 25 or 30 frames per second (fps). Video equipment, ...