VC-6 is a state-of-the-art mezzanine codec to meet your latest requirements in live and off-line video production with an AI-enriched unique feature set to deliver everything you need from a single file or feed, from acquisition to archiving.
VC-6 offers higher quality at lower bitrates than legacy alternatives and those benefits increase even more with higher resolution. You can now work with 8k and higher resolutions at more than 50% lower bitrates than ProRes. Unlocking the potential of high-efficiency, high-throughput volumetric coding for 6DoF Immersive Media. Does this mean that everyone will be making TV in 8k? Maybe not, but we’re working on it.
With multi-resolution decoding from a single file you can access the rendition you need faster. From an 8k VC-6 file, you will be able to decode twice as fast as ProRes at 8k, 5x faster for 4k and 10x faster for HD. This flexible, fast decoding coupled with region-of-interest control also accelerates AI media indexing by up to 5x and removes the need to transfer assets when analyzing remote media.
For a wide range of production applications the overheads of needing to encode and store multiple renditions add complexity and time to any workflow. VC-6 has been designed from the ground up to tackle these challenges:
In both live and off-line production, there is a vast waste of computing time, storage and resources due to inefficient compression or the need to generate multiple renditions.
Many image and video mezzanine formats lack decoding flexibility to get to the resolutions and specific content you need, slowing down projects or applications like media indexing.
Delivering the highest resolution within manageable bandwidths whilst maintaining sufficiently low latencies is a key challenge in many workflows including remote production.
The most feature-rich mezzanine codec format ever accelerates a host of applications, simplifying workflows and reducing compute and storage costs across the board.
Multi-resolution in one file
Multiple resolutions can be decoded from the same file or feed enabling built-in proxies and harmonising workflows around a single asset.
Flexible, fast decode
Progressive decode and Region of interest decoding to accelerate an array of applications from editing to AI media indexing.
Up to visually lossless quality without the unmanageable bitrates associated with legacy Intra-only codecs.
Powering the latest workflows Your production is changing and the demands of ever-increasing resolutions like 4k and 8k and the pressures of working in today’s challenging conditions mean we need to move to technologies that provide the speed, agility and flexibility required.
VC-6 is between 5 to 10x more energy efficient than ProRes. That means OPEX and power savings for you and all of us doing our bit to save the planet. It might just mean your laptop battery lasts a lot longer whilst editing on location too.