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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

New Quicktime codecs for Mac released

Published in Technology & Computing

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

H 265 is the new H 264

Published in Studio & Broadcast

The (draft) specification for H.265 is out. What is it, and what does it mean for the video industry? We get an expert's view.

Sony explains XAVC in detail

Published in Technology & Computing

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

Could VP9 be the codec for 4K Blu-Ray?

Published in Studio & Broadcast

 Even though many pundits think 4K will be delivered by streaming, there are plenty of households still with slower broadband for whom this will not be an option. Now, it seems, Google's free VP9 codec might be a candidate for a new "Blu-Ray" format

VP9 codec rides to the aid of 4K

Published in Studio & Broadcast

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

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

Phil Rhodes doesn't mince his words in wondering why not!

You will hear a lot about codecs when it comes to 4k in the next few months, but the most important one of them all finally reaches an important milestone in January when HEVC hits the Final Draft International Standard stage. Ratification and commercial products supporting it will not be far behind

Sony explains its new 4K codec: XAVC

Published in Technology & Computing

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

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