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About video codecs YUV 4.2.0 v. 4.2.2

Hi. Do you want to start selling video footage and don't know what camera to buy? Forget about prices, check this first! Take a SD Card with you and ask seller to let you shoot a small video. Come home and check video codec (use VLC for this, Tools - Codec information).You will see something like Planar 4:2:0 YUV or Planar 4:2:2 YUV.What this means?Short explanation: 4:2:2 is better than 4:2:0. So, that camera is the winner.Long explanation: 4:2:0 format requires 4*8+8+8=48 bits for... continue reading

RAW and 64bit Windows

There is nice feature in Windows Vista / 7 (and WinXP SP3) called "image codecs". This little think allows user to install "plugins" for rendering non-default images (and thumbnails). This is especially needed by photographers working with RAWs.But, there is one big problem... Either Canon, nor Nikon won't us to work with 64bit Windows?!? Or at least they don't want to provide image codecs for their RAWs for 64bit Windows :( And Adobe with their DNG also isn't supporting 64bit Windows. Photoshop... continue reading

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