Sony Livstream

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

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

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

HEVC/H.265: Everything you need to know

Published in Technology & Computing

In a major new article, Phil Rhodes explores the background to HEVC/H.265, and explains what makes it so good at compressing video. Read this if you want to know how almost all video - including 4K - will be delivered in the near future

Will Perseus be the go-to codec for 4K?

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Could the new Perseus codec usurp H.265/HEVC for future 4K distribution (and possibly even acquisition)? 

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"

The art of Colour Rendering

Published in Post & VFX

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 Summer Replay: 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.

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

8-bit or 10-bit? The truth may surprise you

Published in Technology & Computing

One from the archives: 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.

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