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Old December 7th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #1
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nanoFlash 35 Mbps 4:2:0 Option

Dear Friends,

The nanoFlash automatically records in 4:2:2, in HD, whenever the bit-rate is 50 Mbps or higher.

For HD, 35 Mbps and below, the nanoFlash records in 4:2:0.

This is the same quality as Sony EX1/EX3/PMW-320/PMW-350 footage.

I bring this up, since sometimes this is a very viable option.

For example, if the footage is going to be edited on Adobe CS3 or CS4, and the editor does not want to install the MainConcept Codec, then this is one option.

Of course Adobe CS5 fully supports all of the nanoFlash Bit-Rates and flavors.


Another case is where someone needs to use Quicktime Player to view the files and there is no other option.

Of course, we feel that 4:2:2 is better quality and should be used whenever possible.
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Old December 7th, 2010, 05:09 PM   #2
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Hi Dan,

Does PPro CS5 support nanoflash files yet? Or is that a future update?

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Old December 7th, 2010, 05:16 PM   #3
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Dear Allen,

The current versions of CS5 fully supports the nanoFlash files.

Thus, one can use CS5, import our files, including ones up to and including 280 Mbps, edit the files, and then output the files in any of our bit-rates.

This is very good support, and it is available now. It has been available for some time now.

I welcome comments from others.
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Old December 7th, 2010, 05:42 PM   #4
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I've been looking at the new (and free) Lightworks NLE release, but I notice that XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX are not supported.
Do you know if Nanoflash files will be supported with Lightworks at some point?
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Old December 7th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #5
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Dear Simon,

According to the following link, the Codec for Sony XDCam HD 422 is available separately at extra cost.

Tech Specs

I am not certain which extra cost add on's one would actually need.

I think one would need the following three:

Sony XDCAM HD*
Sony XDCAM EX*
Sony XDCAM HD422*



I/O Support
MXF Op1a, MXF OpAtom, Quicktime and AVI
DV25, DVCPRO 25, DVCPRO 50, and DVCPRO HD
MPEG-2 I-Frame SD and HD
HDV
Uncompressed SD and HD at 8 bit and 10 bit
Avid DNxHD*
Apple ProRes*
AVC-Intra*
RED R3D*
DPX 10 bit* and 16 bit*
Sony IMX
Sony XDCAM HD*
Sony XDCAM EX*
Sony XDCAM HD422*
Panasonic P2
Image Import and Export as stills or sequences (DPX, BMP, TARGA, JPEG, GIF, PSD, TIFF, DPX, JPEG2000, PICT, QT Image, SGI, and PNG)
Export presets for Apple TV, iPhone, iPod
Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode options
Import and Export OMF I and OMF II
Import and Export AAF
MDA support for Edit While Capture with Geevs servers
Telecine 29.97i to 24p pulldown removal
30fps and 25fps import to 24fps project
Frame-accurate capture tool with support for batch, clip, and on-the-fly capturing
Frame-accurate insert and assemble edit-to-tape
Serial device control (RS-422, RS-232)
FireWire device control
* available separately at extra cost
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Old December 8th, 2010, 08:43 AM   #6
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Hi Simon,

I have logged into the Lightworks website to download the software.

Which is the main application file to download?
I see 10.0.1 beta update.
The windows 7 64bit update.

Would appreciate your advice on this.

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Old December 8th, 2010, 10:05 AM   #7
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Sorry Mike, I have not yet actually downloaded the software either (I had been looking at it as an alternative to CS3, as CS3 currently does not have support for Nanoflash files without a plug-in.) No joy as Lightworks also needs a plug-in. I'm holding off with Lightworks for the moment as I have heard that it is extremely 'buggy' but people do have high hopes for it in the long run (and this is still the beta version).
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Old December 8th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #8
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Thanks Simon.

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