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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

Avid launches DNxHR resolution independent codec

Published in Post & VFX

 Avid products will now finally support 4K natively so that you can edit 4K in real time instead of using a proxy, but there have been a few surprises with this announcement at IBC

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

Sony's XAVC is used across an increasing number of its professional camcorders. Why did they choose yet another format? There were good reasons, as we explain below

8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you

Published in Technology & Computing

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.

Samsung's NX1: The first 4K camera to record in H.265

Published in Business

Samsung uses the occasion of Photokina 2014 to launch a camera that's sure to entice not only photographerss, but may lure video shooters as well, featuring 4K recording to H.265, a world's first.

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

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

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

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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