said Tuesday it has adopted an
MPEG-2 FullHD (4:2:2) file-based recording codec planned for a new file-based
professional video camera currently under development.
The Canon MPEG-2 codec is said to enable high-quality imaging and
audio performance with up to 50Mbps data recording and twice the color data of
the HDV profile format.
File-based recording provides greater post-production
efficiencies to video operations, including those dealing with newsgathering,
documentary filmmaking and event videography.
Canon said the new MPEG-2 FullHD compression 4:2:2 codec will
enable recording of 1,920 by 1,080-pixel full high-definition video with color
sampling that offers twice the volume of color data, providing double the level
of color resolution.
It will also allow a maximum 50Mbps data recording with
approximately twice the data volume of HDV for higher resolution and increased
In addition the industry-standard Material eXchange Format (MXF)
is a widely supported open source file format for the recording of video and
audio and metadata, developed to suit the latest editing systems used by
Canon said it is partnering with Adobe Systems, Apple, Avid
Technology and Grass
Valley to ensure
compatibility with major editing and processing software programs widely used
within the video imaging industry.