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Old August 10th, 2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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NeoScene for iMovie and FCP

A few questions:

- Can I use NeoScene for both iMovie and FCP with one purchase / license of NeoScene...or do I have to buy two?

- Using NeoScene with FCP, is this combination compatible with using the Matrox MXO2 Mini (with MAX) for encoding H.264 files?

- Does NeoScene still retain the 0-255 RGB range that the camera shoots within these NLE applications?

Last edited by Andrew Clark; August 10th, 2009 at 01:31 PM. Reason: Forgot, one more question here...
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Old August 10th, 2009, 02:58 PM   #2
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NeoScene is licensed per machine. A single license will work with both iMovie and FCP on the same machine.

No testing has been done using the Matrox MXO2. Apple in all their wisdom has removed the ExpressCard/34 slot from the new Macbook Pros. NeoScene includes the CineForm Codecs which coexist with other QuickTime Codecs and will not interfere with any encoding to H.264, or any other format.

NeoScene uses the full bit resolution of the CineForm codec (12+ bits). If you are transcoding from the Canon 5DMkII H.264 which does use the full 8 bit range, you can encode that full 0-255 into the correct luma range without truncating or losing any data since it is encoded and decoded using more bits than are available in the original material.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #3
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NeoScene is licensed per machine. A single license will work with both iMovie and FCP on the same machine.
** Nice!!

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....Apple in all their wisdom has removed the ExpressCard/34 slot from the new Macbook Pros.
** All but the 17" MacBook Pro.

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NeoScene includes the CineForm Codecs which coexist with other QuickTime Codecs and will not interfere with any encoding to H.264, or any other format.
** Ok, so it sounds like the H.264 encoding process on Mini/MAX with have no problem with stuff edited with NeoScene (using FCP only of course)...again, very nice!!

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NeoScene uses the full bit resolution of the CineForm codec (12+ bits). If you are transcoding from the Canon 5DMkII H.264 which does use the full 8 bit range, you can encode that full 0-255 into the correct luma range without truncating or losing any data since it is encoded and decoded using more bits than are available in the original material.
** Very nice!! Thank you Craig; most appreciate the informative reply.
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