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Those wonderful looping animations we call GIFs are an unlikely story of survival in an age when digital formats come and go like the wind. The lure of the decades-old GIF format has caused people to ignore its flaws, but those looking to bring the format into modern times might just be inadvertently drowning its very soul.

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If you're a digital-video professional - someone who records weddings, sells stock footage or edits B-roll - chances are good you deal with H.264. But after reading software licence agreements, you might well wonder if you have rights to do so.

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The iPad's screen is relatively low resolution, just 1024 x 768 pixels. If you're watching a moves in widescreen with letterboxing, these screenshots from The A-Team trailer from Apple.com make it clear there's little difference. When zoomed in, however...

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Don't be fooled by its thoroughly Eighties body (if this was a clutch bag, it would have been in Melanie Griffith's paws as she trundled over to Manhattan on the Staten Island ferry in Working Girl) - Canon's new iVIS HR10, out over here this summer, is utterly Noughties by nature, as it records everything in either MP4 or H.264 format.