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

Published in Distribution

 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

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!

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

Why can't there just be one, really good, codec?

Published in Technology

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

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

HEVC/H.265: Everything you need to know

Published in Technology

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

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

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

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

H.265 AKA HEVC. The next generation of video compression

Published in Technology

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

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