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marinello2003
03-03-2005, 05:46 PM
Does anyone know the specs of Apple Pixlet? Does anyone use it for compositing work or editing?
If not Pixlet, what formats do you use? ( I realize Pixlet is Mac only so that exludes our Windows friends)

beaker
03-04-2005, 03:29 PM
Pixlet is awesome for archiving/previewing, etc... but I wouldn't use it for actual work. It is still a lossy format. Always use lossless codecs/file formats all the way whenever possible. Hard drives are cheap these days, so there is no excuse for not using it.

marinello2003
03-04-2005, 03:46 PM
Pixlet is awesome for archiving/previewing, etc... but I wouldn't use it for actual work. It is still a lossy format. Always use lossless codecs/file formats all the way whenever possible. Hard drives are cheap these days, so there is no excuse for not using it.

Thanks. Anyone else agree or disagree?

Does anyone know the color depth of Pixlet?

Blur1
03-05-2005, 04:35 AM
Quicktime PhotoJPEG at 50% seems to be better than Pixlet and is cross platform, I don't actually understand why they bothered.

marinello2003
03-05-2005, 10:13 AM
Did you know that Pixlet was 48bit? I believe JPEG is 24bit (8 per channel).

marinello2003
03-05-2005, 10:16 AM
Quicktime PhotoJPEG at 50% seems to be better than Pixlet and is cross platform, I don't actually understand why they bothered.

Can you scroll back and forth in Photo JPEG at 1920X1080 in real time without dropping frames? You can do this with Pixlet. And it is 48bit. I belive they made it for Pixar for this purpose so they could play back Film res clips at 48bit in real time on stock apple hardware without having to buy expensive film res playback hardware.

Now that you know it is 48bit capable whereas JPEG is not, would you use it?

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