ErMaC's Guide to All Things Video

NOTE: A newer version of these guides can be found here.

Chapter 1: Video Basics - Television Video, Digital Video, Resolutions, Framerates, and Aspect Ratios
Chapter 2: The Big Picture - Interlaced vs. Progressive, Fields vs. Frames, 3:2 pulldown and Inverse Telecine
Chapter 3: The Ins and Outs of Video Compression
Chapter 4: Advanced Video Compression - Various Codecs, Formats and their Pros and Cons
Chapter 5: DVDs: What They Are and How To Use Them
Chapter 6: How to do Awesome MPEG Encodes with TMPGEnc
Chapter 7: How to do Awesome DivX Encodes with Nandub