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)? 

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

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

Published in Technology & Computing

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!

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

RedShark Replay: The one where Phil Rhodes doesn't mince his words in wondering why not!

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.

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

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"

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

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