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Sony explains its new 4K codec: XAVC

Published in Technology

Do we need yet another H.264 - based codec? Sony thinks that we do, and explains why

The art of Colour Rendering

Published in Post

Human beings come in a variety of exciting colours. Rendering those colours in a pleasing way has been a goal of photography since before photography actually had colours, but it's always going to be an incredibly subjective issue

Redshark's only 10 months old, and our readership is growing all the time. So if you're a new arrival here you'll have missed some great articles from earlier in the year

There are so many great articles in RedShark's archive - we're publishing this again in case you missed it first time!

New Quicktime codecs for Mac released

Published in Technology

Apple have updated their Quicktime codecs for Pro applications to version 1.0.2, adding support for more file formats

Massive codec upgrade for Sony's PMW-300 and PMW-400

Published in Production

A surprise upgrade for Sony's shoulder-mount ENG cameras means they can record HD with the same quality as visually lossless ProRes

8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you

Published in Technology

It’s a great pity that in order to enjoy the benefits of digital imaging, we must use pixels that may only be one of a comparatively small selection of colours, as opposed to the effectively infinite subtlety of nature. Phil Rhodes spreads light and understanding about quantization and noise.

Sony explains XAVC in detail

Published in Technology

Even though some people groaned when Sony announced their XAVC codec back in October 2012, it's beginning to look like it is more than just another variation on the h.264 theme. What it may turn out to be is a rich environment for 4K production that is widely supported by NLEs and post production vendors

Replay - The best of 2012: 8 bit or 10 bit?

Published in Technology

In case you missed first time around, here's one of the best articles from 2012, by Phil Rhodes: 8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you!

VP9 codec rides to the aid of 4K

Published in Distribution

Google seems to be saying "Forget H.265 - our VP9 codec is here, now, and is better"

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