Some Notes about MJPEG

Figure 1: The S8600 has an enormous built-in zoom lens.

The fact that some software can act as an NLE editor for video is sometimes a by-product of animation facilities.   The frame-by-frame JPEG image file format of motion-jpeg – which uses the MJPEG acronym – makes it automatically a candidate for any kind of animation software action, in the same way gifs and apngs are animated.  MJPEG is just a series of JPEG picture images inserted serially into a file.  MJPEG is all I need, so I don’t care about any other codecs (whether they exist or not).  It’s beautiful in its simplicity, although it does have some drawbacks.

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