Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 17th Sep 2008 23:09 UTC
Multimedia, AV Dirac is an advanced royalty-free video compression format designed for a wide range of uses, from delivering low-resolution web content to broadcasting HD and beyond, to near-lossless studio editing. The v1.0.0 version was released yesterday, and the new VLC version supports playback of .ts/.drc Dirac files.
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RE[4]: Schrodinger
by JrezIN on Thu 18th Sep 2008 01:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Schrodinger"
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Plus, I don't remember the last time Steven Spielberg used... PNGs to create a video.

He, and other professional cinematographers, probably uses TIFF, Cineon/DPX or OpenEXR sequence files... true standards instead of other formats usually more adopted by the television market... where speed and costs are more important than absolute quality...

Dirac may be useful in the TV market, but hardly on cinema...

But we are some years away from a (real) useful workflow and application compatibility... I hope Dirac will be delivered as a standard codec in desktops by then and maybe a good alternative too the h264 codec in the web.

...but I hope some good, and competitive, performance binaries are available soon... if so and Dirac gets popular soon, maybe hardware acceleration aren't too far away...

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