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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.


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.


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...


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.