Monday Dec 2, 2019

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All codecs share

the same DNA

Benchmarks given on the site suggest that Magic YUV is significantly faster than either of the two most commonly…
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By noreply@redsharknews.com (Phil Rhodes)
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Benchmarks given on the site suggest that Magic YUV is significantly faster than either of the two most commonly encountered lossless codecs. Comparisons include UT Video, which I talked about back in 2018, and Lagarith, which is essentially a derivative of the now-venerable Huff YUV. With flash getting bigger and faster all the time, even lossy codecs are now capable of creating near-lossless resultsAnd yes, all of these things use fairly similar underlying technology, which is what I'm really here to discuss.

The canonical example of lossy compression is the discrete cosine transform, which is used in at least (deep breath) JPEG images and the MJPEG video codec, DV, DVCAM and DVCPRO-HD tape formats, DNx HD, Pro Res, and at least some part of every incarnation of MPEG, including H. 264….

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