Digital video editors and digital compositors will want to take a look at None16 from
Digital Anarchy. None16 is a free codec that supports 64-bit processing on a variety of video software packages.
Apple’s own QuickTime ‘None’ codec works in 8-bits per channel, which supports 32-bit files. None16 on the other hand works at 16-bits per channel, producing large yet lossless video.
“None16 is a great way for users to experience the benefits of working with and transferring uncompressed data between a variety of different software programs without any degradation in image quality,” said Jim Tierney, president and founder of Digital Anarchy.
None16 is free to all users, and will run on Mac OS X and Mac OS 9, as well as all versions of Windows. The software requires QuickTime 5 or later. No technical support is available for the package, due to the fact that it is free, but the company also provides another 64-bit codec called Microcosm, which produces lossless image compression at a much smaller file size. That package carries a $99 price tag, and support is available.
The free None16 is available on the company’s Web site as is a demo version of Microcosm. Information on the company’s special effects software for Adobe, Apple, and Discreet software packages is also available.