Snow began falling outside, and I immediately went outside to photograph and record it. I had some issues when uploading with quality and wanted to share the why with you as well. You can view the video on Behance by clicking the link below and Pinterest.
My last video has gotten more than 50 Pinterest views and during that time, I had already been working on this video! I really hope everyone enjoys this video as well.
Why did I have so much trouble with this video upload? If you saw my disclaimer over on Behance, it is because of the social media compression. For video to work on social media, compression has to occur. No current internet connection could support streaming a full quality video.
What social media compression does is freezes unmoving pixels and does not update them unlike a video stored locally might. When too many pixels have to be updated in a video, the video is compressed more and more. This added compression adds pixelation. In my video, the fast moving snow updates so many pixels that the social media has to compress and compromise the video more and more. Despite all of this, the video will be better right after that clip of fast moving snow is over. If you notice in my video, the part with snow falling in slow motion does not look pixelated whereas the first video clip of the falling snow against the fence does. If you would like to know more about all of this, you can watch the video below.
I hope that you enjoyed the video and the post. It will be interesting how long it will take to fix this compression issue. Technology will have to advance a lot, but at some point, the internet will probably get good enough to play videos in full quality (or not). Let me know what you thought about this in the comments!
Thank you for reading/watching!
-Digital Wonders & Smiles