What is video artifacting?

This term is used for digital video in general.

Artifacting is the result of compressing a video feed, causing distortions and other visual inconsistencies. It varies depending on how much compression is applied, such as broadcasting at lower bit rates, and the way the source is compressed.

Some of the more overt signs of compression include blocky or overly “soft” images. Older means of compression, seen on older DVDs or if you are transferring content to DaCast that was compressed awhile ago, also left a variety of signs resulting from digital transferring, including ghosting, rainbow bands on finer details, and jagged edges.