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Re: RAW evaluations and graded versions

Re: RAW evaluations and graded versions


Paul Curtis
 



On 16 Jul 2018, at 22:01, Simon Burley <simon@...> wrote:
Some time ago, I spent some time working on some improvements for the DCP encoder we developed in-house. We started with an open source JPEG2000 encoder which consistently made better pictures than a couple of (incredibly expensive) hardware DCP encoders and our work improved things further. So it's definitely not a case of you get what you pay for :-)

There's a lot to be said for open source and lots of developers contributing when it comes to quality/features/innovation.

But reverse engineering a proprietary 'standard' is probably not ideal in this case - there's no guarantee of broad compatibility or future robustness IMHO.

Personally i'd still prefer to see Cineform take over because i do believe it's better quality. However it doesn't have a fruit behind it and also now that Adobe integrated it into their applications their version of the codec appears slightly different to the previous one and caused me some issues with past footage. Also i don't know if the codec itself is standalone anymore.

cheers
Paul

Paul Curtis, VFX & Post | Canterbury, UK


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