BitJazz has announced the release of a Universal binary version of SheerVideo, their lossless video codec. The company claims that SheerVideo provides perfect fidelity at half the uncompressed file size. The Universal binary of SheerVideo Pro costs $179.
SheerVideo includes Synchromy, a nondestructive color conversion technology that enables you to convert between RGB and YCbCr color spaces. The software is available in both Intel-native and Universal binary versions. The new release takes advantage of multiple processors and multiple cores. BitJazz also plans performance enhancements that use MMX+SSE vector optimizations.
A free SheerVideo Reader is available. The codec is available as a free tryout that works for 20 days.