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Tag: H.264

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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VITEC Focus FS-H50 Proxy Recorder Is Now Shipping:

VITEC Focus FS-H50 Proxy Recorder Is Now Shipping:

The VITEC Focus FS-H50 Proxy Recorder is now shipping. The Focus FS-H50 is the first model of its proxy recorder product line. FS-H50 is a portable, camera-mount, H.264 standard definition recorder for workflows/applications requiring video quality and optimized video file size. Ideal applications include breaking news, video dailies, sports events and online video sharing. Designed […]

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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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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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The ikan MR7 Monitor is Stacked with Features:

The ikan MR7 Monitor is Stacked with Features:

The ikan MR7 a rugged full featured 7” 1024 X 600 field monitor that includes a built in H.264 recorder with 4GB of internal memory. The ikan MR7 monitor’s storage feature is complimented by an SD card slot for up to 32GB of recording space, and is housed by durable construction with rubberized texture for […]

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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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Panasonic 4K AVC-Ultra H.264 4:4:4 Mezzanine compression 450Mbps:

Panasonic 4K AVC-Ultra H.264 4:4:4 Mezzanine compression 450Mbps:

It has been no secret that Panasonic have been working on their next level advanced AVC-Ultra cameras and the workflow needed to comfortably tackle them. As far back as NAB last year Panasonic confirmed they were nutting out new workflow possibilities that would include 4K and now at NAB 2012 AVC-Ultra 4K Intra frame compression […]

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WHY the Nikon D4 Camera:

WHY the Nikon D4 Camera:

Just let the vision tell and sell the story here from the new Nikon D4 camera with what looks to be a winner with video functions. Corey Rich knocks out a great Nikon D4 launch video. Being able to Shoot video without lighting other than the moons beams in a H.264 MPEG-4 AVC format using […]

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Grass Valley EDIUS 6 Update To Version 6.03 Nonlinear Video Editing Software:

Grass Valley EDIUS 6 Update To Version 6.03 Nonlinear Video Editing Software:

Grass Valley has updated their Edius nonlinear editing system to 6.03 and latest update supports both 50p & 60p file import (supported by JVC and Sony camcorders), allowing for a smoother workflow within EDIUS 6. For users of Intel’s Second Generation Core Processor, EDIUS has extended support for Quick Sync Video Hardware H.264 video encoding […]

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Sony NEX FS100 +12db and +18db Tests:

Sony NEX FS100 +12db and +18db Tests:

Mark Forman whipped up some gain tests on the Sony FS100 camera and the results are clean in the high end. Check out Mark’s tests and keep in mind the video files have been converted for uploading on Vimeo. Mark does explain that in his comments on his Vimeo page. Andy Shipsides from Abelcine was […]

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Video Of Concept Camera “The WVIL”

Video Of Concept Camera “The WVIL”

One hell of a concept camera the WVIL rolls up old school functions and sprinkles them with new school social media and technology then lights it up with future concepts. Although considered to be only a concept camera envisioned by Artefact’s award-winning design team the WVIL has patents-pending. So drag deep and hold it long […]

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The Vision Wrangler 2010 Top 10 Cine Gear Hits and Misses Announced:

The Vision Wrangler 2010 Top 10 Cine Gear Hits and Misses Announced:

Two Thousand and Ten has been a great year for gear. A few of the new cameras have whipped up a storm, and a colourful Tornado looks to be finally heading our way. Words like Revolution, Game Changer, and Killer have been tossed around with every new piece of exciting cine gear that has come […]

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