A New Industry Standard: GoPro CineForm CODEC

gopro-logo This is so cool! Back many, many years ago, long before GoPro even existed, Videoguys was one of CineForm's top parners and resellers. Educating video editors about the joys and power of using CineForm to speed up, stabilize and improve your NLE workflows. Nowhere was this more important than in the early days of DSLR video making. Using CineForm allowed Final Cut, Premeire, Vegas and Avid editors easily work with footaeg from their DSLR camera. When GoPro purchased CineForm we knew immediately the value and wisdon of the aquisition. With CineForms CODEC and underlying technology, editing the footage from GoPro camera's became so much easier and more efficient.
No Film School by Robert Hardy Lovers of the CineForm intermediate codec just received some very welcome news. SMPTE, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, announced earlier this month that they have standardized GoPro's CineForm codec, dubbing it ST 2073 VC-5, the new open standard for video acquisition and post production. While I'm certainly not the most qualified person to write about the intricacies of video compression, I do know that CineForm offers some of efficient compression available today. It's also extremely versatile in that it can accommodate multiple types of wrappers like AVI and MOV, and it even has its own variation of compressed RAW, which makes CineForm an economical fit in many existing post workflows. Lastly, it isn't restricted by spatial resolution, which means that CineForm will continue to be supported as our workflows take on higher and higher resolutions. read more...
GoPro® CineForm Codec Standardized by SMPTE® as the VC-5 Standard
SMPTE Standardizes GoPro CineForm Codec as the New Open Standard for Video Acquisition and Post Production
SAN MATEO, CA (June 6, 2014) – GoPro, maker of the Emmy® Award-winning HERO® camera and enabler of some of today’s most engaging professional video content, announced today that the core technology behind the GoPro CineForm Codec has been standardized by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) as the SMPTE ST 2073 VC-5 video compression standard – the new open codec standard for video acquisition and post production. The GoPro CineForm Codec is a high-performance video codec widely valued in video post-production as the industry’s highest quality compression format. It is well established in the professional filmmaking marketplace and has been extensively used in Hollywood feature films, including Slumdog Millionaire and Need for Speed. read more...

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