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Cinegy Claims It Just Invented the Fastest Codec in the World

Cinegy has entered the next-generation codec sweepstakes with DANIEL2, a new GPU-based acquisition and production codec that's built for pure speed. The company describes DANIEL2 as the "world's fastest" video codec. What does that mean? Using an Nvidia Quadro M6000 … more »

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Tech Giants Team Up on Royalty-Free Web Video Codec

Some of the biggest technology companies in the world are collaborating on a new series of media codecs and formats that they hope will constitute an "open standard" for video content on the web. The first task of the newly … more »

V-Nova Says Its Perseus Codec Is Twice as Efficient as H.264, H.265

London-based V-Nova is bringing its new Perseus codec to market, announcing server and PC-based appliances, embedded software, silicon IP, and codec plug-ins for mobile apps. The company said its offerings include "a scalable end-to-end solution for mass-market adoption of live UHD." Privately held … more »

Apple Debuts ProRes 4444 XQ in Latest Final Cut Pro X Release

Some Final Cut Pro updates are bigger than others, but last week's release of version 10.1.2 included a special surprise — support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, a new sixth codec in the ProRes line-up. As in ProRes 4444, which … more »

ITU Approves Low-Bandwidth HEVC/H.265 Video Coding Standard

The ITU has approved the new High Efficiency Video Coding standard (HEVC) for high-quality, low-bandwidth video. The new standard, also known as H.265, will require about half the bit rate of its predecessor, H.264/AVC, the ITU said. The H.265 standard … more »

Online Video: Codecs, Encoding and Compression

At a recent get-together of the Digital Cinema Society, at post facility IVC in Burbank, director/editor/inventor Philip Hodgetts presented a session on Internet video and what everyone needs to know to get the best quality video online. Many of the … more »