FORMAT


10 Things: UHD

The dpp's guide to what you need to know about UHD


ARRIRAW

The RAW format of the Arri Alexa camera family.


AV1 - the next standard-codec?

Pros and cons of the new AV1 codec.


AVC Intra (P2HD)

The P2 card system (P2 HD) was introduced by Panasonic in 2004.


Blackmagic RAW

The new Blackmagic RAW codec was officially unveiled at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam.


Cinema DNG

CinemaDNG (Cinema Digital Negative) is an opened standard for video rawdata by Adobe.


Codecs

The term CODEC stems from the blend of the words Coder and Decoder.


DCDM

The Digital Cinema Distribution Master (DCDM).


DCP Digital Cinema Package

A Digital Cinema Package (DCP) is a collection of all the relevant digital audio and video files and metadata used for the delivery and presentation of a feature film to a digital cinema.


Deinterlacing

Deinterlacing is the process of taking an interlaced video sequence and changing it into a progressive video sequence.


DNxHD

The DNxHD video compression format was originally developed by Avid as HD became a media standard.


DNxHR

In 2014 AVID introduced its Codec DNxHR.


H.264

Since 2003 a recommended standard for audiovisual applications.


HDCAM SR

HDCAM SR (Superior Resolution) is a recording and delivery format introduced by Sony in 2003.


HEVC/H.265

Since 2013 a standard for audiovisual applications recommended by ITU


High Dynamic Range (HDR)

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a method of capturing and displaying images with much brighter highlights and more detail in darker areas.


IMF.

Creating one master format for TV and film content


JPEG 2000

The JPEG 2000 format is used primarily within the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format.


Metadata Exchange Formats

Metadata is used in film making for a number of different purposes.


Progressive/Interlaced

Scanning.


ProRes

A highly efficient video codec for compressing image data up to 5K, developed by Apple.


REDCODE RAW

REDCODE RAW is a proprietary file format from the camera manufacturer RED.


Sampling and Datarates

In contrast to an analogue signal, a digital signal of bits (each either a 0 or a 1) can only represent a finite number of amplitudes at a finite number of moments in time.


SDI (HD-SDI)

The Serial Digital Interface (SDI) is used for transmitting uncompressed and unencrypted video data.


SONY RAW

A RAW-format introduced by SONY.


TV-Formats

Definition and spelling of TV- Formats by the EBU.


UHD Production Workflows Guide

Things to know about UHD Production


Ultra High Definition (UHD)

Ultra High Definition video (UHD) became a broadcast reality in 2014.


Videocodecs - the next generation

The race for the top position in next-generation video codecs.


X-OCN

X-OCN stands for "eXtended tonal range Original Camera Negative".


XAVC

The XAVC family of codecs were developed by Sony and introduced together with the high-quality PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 digital cameras


XDCAM HD422

Recording Format XDCAM HD422 is still popular for Factual Production.