Avid DNxHD is a revolutionary HD codec technology engineered to create mastering-quality HD media at dramatically reduced file sizes, shattering the barriers to real-time HD productivity, whether using local storage or in real-time collaborative workflows.
Native HD camera compression formats are efficient, but simply aren’t engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. Uncompressed HD delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a workflow dead in its tracks. Avid DNxHD delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises.
Optimal mastering picture quality
Minimal degradation over multiple generations
Reduced storage requirements
Enables real-time HD sharing and collaboration
Improved multi-stream performance
Supported on Avid Xpress Pro*, Avid Media Composer, Avid NewsCutter, Avid Symphony Nitris, Avid DS Nitris, and Avid Interplay Assist
Specifically engineered for multi-generation compositing and post production
Full frame raster sampling
Choice of 8- or 10-bit sampling as well as three user-selectable bit rates
Avid DNxHD 36, a screening-quality HD offline resolution for progressive formats
Real-time HD multi-camera performance
Open standard: HD Codec source code is licensable free of charge
QuickTime HD codec is downloadable free of charge for Mac OSX and Windows XP