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The Streets of San Francisco - investigating NanoFlash

4:2:2 recording at high bitrates


The Streets of San Francisco - NanoFlash investigation

NanoFlash investigation with Ben King (part 2)


On the streets of San Francisco we test out NanoFlash. The miniature device capable of recording a full 4:2;2 color signal at bitrates much higher than any of the affordable camcorders are capable of. NanoFlash provides a small box which accepts SDI or HDMI as the video input. Recording at high bit rates the result is better, sharper 4:2:2 images, which is of much higher quality to the compressed images at 25 or 35mbps.

One of the main problems with the range of affordable cameras is the compression used for the HD footage. HDV, XDCAM EX, AVCHD. All these formats compress the data significantly. Furthermore, the bit rate at which the data is recorded is relatively low. 

NanoFlash provides a small box which accepts SDI or HDMI as the video input. Recording at high bit rates the result is better, sharper 4:2:2 images, which is of much higher quality to the compressed images at 25 or 35mbps.

Allegedly this enables one to turn an affordable camera into a high end camera.

According to the manufacturer NanoFlash offers the following advantages:

* Record Video at significantly higher Bit-Rates

and color (4:2:2), producing far better quality

* Make Your footage acceptable to major networks

* BBC requires min 50 Mbps (Long-GOP), 4:2:2

* Green Screen Work (4:2:2)

* Enhance Workflow  (Tapeless)

* Portable Player for Client Review

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