[opendtv] Re: Production Codecs

  • From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 18:53:18 -0700

Think: MXF for "file format" (actually container).  If you can, talk to
Bruce Devlin at Snell & Wilcox.  Or, maybe Martin Holmes will respond


MXF is SMPTE S377M.  It's vendor-independent (mostly), but there are
flavors.  Avid, Sony and Snell support it, and others are on the way.


And, you really should become a SMPTE member.  If you haven't taken the bite
already, I could use points in the refer a buddy program.


Can't tell you much about codec, except that gamut is the place to start;
codec is a station further along the path.







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Perhaps I should also separate "codec" and file format.  I would enjoy
discussion of both.  I am sure there are additional file formats available,
so please add them in. 


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07/11/2008 04:51 PM 

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[opendtv] Production Codecs




I would prefer to work in 1920x1080 rather than a "thin" raster (Avid used
that term for formats other than 1920x1080, if I understood them correctly).
I don't think we can afford 1080@60P so will likely produce in 30P or 60i.

We can work in 720@60P if need be.  But I hear that it has unique qualities
and not intermixable with other media. 

So what are the brain-trust's thoughts and experiences? 


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