For Wolfram Mathematica v13, there are 2 types of importing video:

  • Using the Video[file]: represents video stored in the given

  • Using the Import[source]: imports data from source, returning a Wolfram Language representation of it.

Are they different? In term of performance, are they the same?

  • $\begingroup$ As I remember, the Video[file] is a out-of-kernel processing? $\endgroup$
    – yode
    Commented Aug 21, 2022 at 9:42
  • $\begingroup$ can you clarify me, the difference? $\endgroup$
    – Nam Nguyen
    Commented Aug 21, 2022 at 11:21
  • $\begingroup$ @NamNguyen they are exactly the same (if you look at the InputForm of both it should match exactly) $\endgroup$
    – carlog
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 18:41
  • $\begingroup$ thank you very much. $\endgroup$
    – Nam Nguyen
    Commented Aug 28, 2022 at 8:30

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@carlog has answered that, the InputForm is the same.

So Video[file] and Import[source] is the same.


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