How (and why) do you smooth data in Max?

Smoothing data is such a valuable and useful technique to know when working in max. Sensor data is often full of noise and seems unusable at times, but add a bit of smoothing to that data and suddenly it's great! This demos shows how to smooth data for continuous streams of data and non-continuous data.

How do you encode and transcode video or sound files?

How do you compress video and audio? What is compression anyway? In my classes this is one of the skills that is so important, so easy to learn, and yet so misunderstood and mysterious. It's very common for students to misunderstand video compression and the drastic impact it can have. In this tutorial I'll show how to encode, decode, and transcode videos from various formats, and discuss what tools are best for doing this.