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Old December 27th, 2006, 12:54 PM   #1
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Differences between codecs with Ultra

Okay, I am trying to get my Ultra to work with the cineform codec. There are 3 cineform codecs listed and I have no idea what the difference between them are, and which one I should use. So, I have been trying to use the Cineform HD encoder but it does nothing in Ultra. I then tried Cineform HD encoder-2, and it does nothing. I then tried Cineform HD codec v2.8, and it is doing something.

So, maybe I should already know the answer to the above, but what is the difference between the three codec's?

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Old December 27th, 2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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CineForm HD V2.8.x -- Video For Window codec (8-bit I/O only, although under Prospect HD/2K it encodes with 10-bit precision.)

CineForm HD Encoder -- First DirectShow encoder, support 8-bit, 10-bit and 16-bit per channel interfaces. This is non-threaded.

CineForm HD Encoder-2 -- Premium DirectShow encoder, support 8-bit, 10-bit and 16-bit per channel interfaces. This is N-way threaded for the highest performance.

That fact that Ultra shows DShow encoders is a good thing, but it seems like they aren't fully supporting that interface, so you will have to use the VFW codec.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 02:01 PM   #3
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Thanks, will pass back to them

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Old December 27th, 2006, 03:54 PM   #4
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Excuse my ignorance, but what is Ultra?
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Old December 27th, 2006, 04:47 PM   #5
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Ultra is from Serious Magic. It is used for keying. I shot on a green screen, and then put stuff into the background. Makes the family videos a little more fun, even though its more work. :o)

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