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Calibrated Software Boosts Professional Video Workflows with an AVC-Intra QuickTime Encode Codec for PC and Mac

Calibrated Software, an innovator of applications and plug-ins for video, asset management and mobile platforms, has released Calibrated{Q} AVC-Intra Encode, a QuickTime Encode codec that enables exporting of up to 10-bit compressed AVC-Intra .MOV files from PC- and Mac-based applications that support QuickTime. The product extends new options to professional content creators who need to export or deliver high-quality 10-bit compressed media from Windows or OSX platforms.

Calibrated{Q} AVC-Intra Encode also introduces a unique Post-Encode feature that lets users embed Final Cut Pro X MetaData such as ReelName, Scene and Location information, and a Clip Memo into an AVC-Intra .MOV file after encoding. Once embedded, this information can be readily seen when imported into Final Cut Pro X. Additionally, the Post-Encode feature allows users to insert new timecode via a new TimeCode Track in the AVC-Intra .MOV file which can be seen by applications that support QuickTime TimeCode Tracks.

Key capabilities of Calibrated{Q} AVC-Intra Encode include:

  • AVC-Intra encoding to QuickTime .MOV files from third party applications that support QuickTime
  • YUV conversion from either SMPTE RGB or full-range RGB
  • Support for 8/10-bit YUV 4:2:2 colorspace
  • Support for 8/16-bit RGB colorspace
  • 100Mb or 50Mb I-frame AVC-Intra compression at industry-standard resolutions and frame rates
  • A variety of gamma correction settings

AVC-Intra is an advanced 10-bit video compression technology developed by Panasonic for cameras in the company’s professional P2 product line. In addition to Calibrated{Q} AVC-Intra Encode, Calibrated Software also offers Calibrated{Q} AVC-Intra Decode, a cross-platform QuickTime Decode codec for viewing and playing back AVC-Intra .MOV files in QuickTime Player and other applications that support QuickTime.

System Requirements:

Windows users should be running 32/64-bit Windows 7 or Vista (Business or Ultimate) or Windows 32-bit XP with SP3 on an Intel Processor with SSE3 support and a recommended setup of at least an Intel Core 2 Duo with two physical cores. A Virtual Windows OS is not supported on the PC. Mac users should be running Mac OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or Mac OSX 10.7.2 (Lion) on a MacIntel with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a minimum of two cores or two physical processors. All users should be running QuickTime Player 7.6.6 or higher. Viewing and playback of AVC-Intra .MOV files in applications that support QuickTime requires a licensed install of Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Compressor 3.5/4 or Calibrated{Q} AVC-Intra Decode.


Version 1.0 of Calibrated{Q} AVC-Intra Encode for PC and Mac is available now. For more information visit the website.


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