on Tuesday announced
EnSharpen, a new lossless video codec for QuickTime based on the TechSmith Screen Capture Codec (TSCC). TechSmith is offering both an encoder and a decoder.
TechSmith uses TSCC in its Camtasia Studio desktop software. Camtasia Studio is available only for Windows-based systems, but the EnSharpen codec works with both Mac and Windows versions of QuickTime, and can operate with QuickTime-based video editing software like Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. EnSharpen uses a 1:1 compress process; one minute of video will take one minute to compress.
The decoder provides Mac users with the means to play back AVI-based content produced with Camtasia Studio.
System requirements call for Mac OS X or Mac OS 9 (or various flavors of Windows). The encoder costs US$149 for a single user license. The decoder is free to download and use.