AAPL Stock: 112.12 ( + 2.62 )

Printed from

Canon intros MPEG-2 Full HD codec for future pro camera

updated 05:05 pm EST, Tue February 2, 2010

Canon intros MPEG-2 Full HD codec ahead of camera

Canon on Tuesday said it would be releasing an MPEG-2 Full HD (4:2:2) file-based recording codec that would debut in an unannounced but upcoming professional video camera from the company. The MPEG-2 Codec would bring with it twice the color resolution of the HDV profile format and be compatible with industry-standard editing and processing software. The codec would also have 50Mbps data recording speeds.

The new format would let users record 1920x1080 HD videos and include the open-source Material eXchange Format (MXF) used by broadcasters to edit recorded content. To make the system widely and quickly accepted, Canon is working with Adobe, Apple, Avid Technology and Grass Valley.

File-based recording, including the one in Canon's new codec, is flexible as it can be used across a wide range of editing software and applications.

by MacNN Staff



  1. byRyan

    Joined: Dec 1969



    should I begin drooling now!!

  1. Super Glitcher

    Joined: Dec 1969


    drool, yes

    and when you find out how much it costs, consider buying a Red

  1. MobiusStrip

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MPEG-2? LAME.

    These interframe-compressed, archaic codecs are just sad at this point. Come on, we can do better than this after all these years. Storage is cheap.

    Who cares about 4:2:2 when the image is riddled with artifacts? It's not as if you're going to be able to do greenscreen with it. And that IS what any "high-end" camera should be able to do in this day and age.

    Next thing they'll tell us is that this new camera is interlaced.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented