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Nikon Rolls Out Data Analysis Software HEVC/H.265 Codec Analyzer Which Does 4K & 8K:

Nikon Rolls Out Data Analysis Software HEVC/H.265 Codec Analyzer Which Does 4K & 8K:

Nikon Rolls out Global Sales of Data Analysis Software HEVC/H.265 Codec Analyzer (265CA1) Nikon is going to roll out the global sales of data analysis software “HEVC/H.265 Codec Analyzer (265CA1)” that is fully compliant with the next-generation H.265/HEVC video coding standard. This software was released within Japan in March, 2013. Sales Overview Product Name HEVC/H.265 […]

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MPEG LA Announces License Terms for High Efficiency Video Coding HEVC/H.265:

MPEG LA Announces License Terms for High Efficiency Video Coding HEVC/H.265:

MPEG LA have announced that a group of 25 companies have agreed on HEVC license terms expected to issue as part of an HEVC Patent Portfolio License in early 2014. Final agreements are yet to be concluded. High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC, also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2) is a standard designed to […]

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DivX HEVC in HD and 4K Resolution No Problems:

DivX HEVC in HD and 4K Resolution No Problems:

At CES 2014 DivX would hear none of that H.265 is still 5 years away talk… Instead codec maker DivX is stepping up to the plate and swinging right now. In September 2013, DivX launched DivX 10, the first consumer software to enable high-quality DivX HEVC video creation and playback. We beat VLC, Media Player […]

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HEVC H.265 Royalties Are Killing It Even Before It Takes Off?

HEVC H.265 Royalties Are Killing It Even Before It Takes Off?

Is High Efficiency Video Coding, HEVC or H.265 as it is also known the Y2K Bug of the fimmaking revolution? Is H.265 the supposed replacement for the H.264 codec a lot of noise, a lot of hype, a lot of attention with the possibly of it never actually doing anything? Quite possibly so. Before we […]

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Wake Us Up When H.265 Goes Past First Draft:

Wake Us Up When H.265 Goes Past First Draft:

Cinemartin releases v. 2.7 of its acclaimed windows video encoder & converter tool, Cinec, also know as the windows prores encoder. Now supports the new standard for 4K & adv. video delivery, the HEVC ­ H.265 video ­codec format. With simply one mouse click, you can convert your videos to the HEVC format, among others. […]

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First Panasonic AVC-ULTRA for 4K Products Coming in 2014:

First Panasonic AVC-ULTRA for 4K Products Coming in 2014:

Panasonic have released a white paper outlining an overview of where AVC-ULTRA is right now, and where AVC-ULTRA for 4K is headed. In short Panasonic are set to release 4K products in 2014 and will be covering HD to 4K with their newly developed LSI codec engine to perform a variety of encoding/decoding processes defined […]

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Move Over H.265 Google Has The VP9 Open Video Codec and It Is Open Source:

Move Over H.265 Google Has The VP9 Open Video Codec and It Is Open Source:

Look at your video. Now back to VP9. Now back at your video. Now back to VP9. Sadly, your video isn’t 50% faster. Google’s championed open source VP9 codec aims to rip your current video a new one by speeding things up by a minimum of 50%. You may recall HEVC or H.265 would like […]

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New Prices and Compressed Codecs Now Included with Odyssey7 & 7Q Monitors:

New Prices and Compressed Codecs Now Included with Odyssey7 & 7Q Monitors:

Convergent Design have made some significant changes to its Odyssey monitor series lineup introduced at NAB 2013 and now announce the full pricing for the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q monitors. Most notably, DNxHD and any future supported compressed codecs (up to 1080p60 422) will now be included at no additional cost in the base price of […]

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Workflow Solutions For Sony 2K and 4K:

Workflow Solutions For Sony 2K and 4K:

Peter Crithary Sony’s Marketing Manager large sensor acquisition, fronted the cameras at NAB and caught up with 3rd party providers offering 2K and 4K workflow solutions for Sony. The Sony workflow alliance partners such as DaVinci Resolve, Baselight, Avid, and Autodesk Flame Premium, quickly run through what their systems do and offer the F65, F55, […]

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Falcon Ridge Thunderbolt Controller 20Gbs 4K Video File Transfer & Display Simultaneously:

Falcon Ridge Thunderbolt Controller 20Gbs 4K Video File Transfer & Display Simultaneously:

At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas, Intel made some key announcements regarding Thunderbolt technology, the fastest data connection available in your personal computer. Intel introduced the Intel DSL4510/4410 Thunderbolt controllers which add DisplayPort 1.2 capability when connecting to native DP displays, improve power management, and reduce platform BOM cost. Intel also […]

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Sony XAVC S Format Confirmed:

Sony XAVC S Format Confirmed:

Well we accidentally got the scoop about the new Sony XAVC S codec, and here is the full Sony press release confirming the new format. With the successful sale of new CineAlta 4K cameras, expected to reach more than 2,000 units shipment worldwide by the end of April 2013, the XAVC format has been widely […]

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Sony Expands XAVC Format Ramps Up 4K Development and Drops XAVC S:

Sony Expands XAVC Format Ramps Up 4K Development and Drops XAVC S:

The successful sale of almost 2000 Professional CineAlta 4K cameras such as the F5, F55 and F65 models as of April 2013; the XAVC format has been considered to be widely adopted in the marketplace. The XAVC format holds various advantages for high quality image reproduction including 4K pixel resolution, 10 bit colour depth, wide […]

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Convergent Design Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q OLED Monitors:

Convergent Design Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q OLED Monitors:

Convergent Design have announced two new 7.7″ OLED monitor/recorders called the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q. The Odyssey family Convergent Design say, is intended to follow users as they journey through their careers from DSLRs to high-end 4K raw cine cameras, hugging the ever-changing camera technology curve and adapting to change without invasive hardware changes or costly […]

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Can It Be True HEVC Is Not Quite Twice As Good As H.264:

Can It Be True HEVC Is Not Quite Twice As Good As H.264:

Iain Richardson on his Blog vcodex.com asks the question “HEVC : is it really twice as good as H.264?” Iain states that the new standard for video compression, High Efficiency Video Coding or HEVC, is claimed to require “half the bandwidth for high quality video transmission”, compared with the older H.264/AVC standard. So Iain conducted […]

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HEVC H.265 First Stage Approval But Could It Be Another Five Years Away:

HEVC H.265 First Stage Approval But Could It Be Another Five Years Away:

We talked about the H.265 video codec standard way back in May 2012 in this post H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding or HEVC Coming in 2013: and then again in December when we asked What is the Big Deal About H.265 or HEVC Anyway? Well now the new standard, known informally as ‘High Efficiency Video […]

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H.264 Gets New Profiles: High, High 10, High 4:2:2, and High 4:4:4 Profiles:

H.264 Gets New Profiles: High, High 10, High 4:2:2, and High 4:4:4 Profiles:

Did you see the old H.264 video codec standard has been polished up to get the most out of its time left before H.265 claims all the glory? #NB I looked at the date on this release in reverse, so this news is a little older than I would normally post… But just in case […]

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What is the Big Deal About H.265 or HEVC Anyway:

What is the Big Deal About H.265 or HEVC Anyway:

Poor old Fugly H.264, that brown paper bag wearing misfit is getting pushed out the door as the ugly lights are turned on. You’re going home with a new partner that H.265 in the corner you have had your eye on all night. High Efficiency Video Coding HEVC or MPEG-H Part 2 is the follow […]

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More on The 4K XAVC Recording Format:

More on The 4K XAVC Recording Format:

Sony is introducing the new XAVC recording format that will be at the heart of its new 4K products. Sony’s XAVC technology provides a dedicated 4K format that will encourage the adoption of 4K beyond feature films, to genres such as TV dramas, entertainment shows, documentaries and commercials. “The new XAVC format underlines Sony’s commitment […]

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Are Sony Going To Use Their SxS LITE Cards On TheNewF Camera:

Are Sony Going To Use Their SxS LITE Cards On TheNewF Camera:

We know that SxS cards will be used in recording the new XAVC internally on TheNewF camera coming from Sony. A rumour quickly splashed that the cards would be a new version of SxS. So the question we ask is; are Sony ready to use their SxS LITE name and version of the solid state […]

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XAVC is the NEW Sony Recording Format for TheNewF Camera:

XAVC is the NEW Sony Recording Format for TheNewF Camera:

Sony will drop TheNewF on the 30th of October along with a new recording format called XAVC. The F5 / F7 camera what ever it is, the F55 camera and the 4K external recorder and the SxS cards could happily sport the new Sony XAVC format. So one little piece of the F puzzle has […]

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H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding or HEVC Coming in 2013:

H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding or HEVC Coming in 2013:

The H.265 standard High Efficiency Video Coding HEVC or MPEG-H Part 2 is the follow up to H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 or AVC Advanced Video Coding standard for video compression. The new H.265 spec is being drafted by the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding and is expected to be standardized early in 2013. The H.265 […]

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Video Codecs 101, an Explanation to Dummies, & even to a Numpty:

Video Codecs 101, an Explanation to Dummies, & even to a Numpty:

Tired of friends being constantly confused as to what you actually do with video and what you are using or where that video goes? Have we got some videos for you then. Place your loved ones in from of the YouTube screen and press play. Soak up the explanation to the novice as to the […]

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4K to 2K & decoding back to 4K by JPEG 2000 Technology:

4K to 2K & decoding back to 4K by JPEG 2000 Technology:

intoPIX the leading provider of JPEG 2000 compression solutions, announced that Astrodesign has licensed and integrated intoPIX JPEG 2000 IP-cores into their new 4K Codec, called HC7504. The intoPIX technology enables Astrodesign to support higher-definition video and increased recording by the combination of the 4K JPEG 2000 based codec system with the uncompressed 2K SSD […]

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ARRI Alexa Now Has in Camera Support for Avid DNxHD Codec:

ARRI Alexa Now Has in Camera Support for Avid DNxHD Codec:

ARRI announces a major new recording feature for its ALEXA camera range, offering in-camera support for Avid’s open standard and widely adopted Avid DNxHD codec. The ability to record native Avid DNxHD, as MXF files in-camera, creates a unique proposition for the 35 mm digital capture industry and is another first for the ALEXA camera […]

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