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SheerVideo Reader is a decoder-only version of SheerVideo Pro, a powerful faster-than-real-time perfectly lossless software video codec for production, postproduction, and archival. Compared to uncompressed formats, Sheer will
  • double your disk speed
  • double your disk size
  • double your transmission bandwidth
  • maintain absolutely perfect fidelity, bit-for-bit identical to the original
SheerVideo supports all standard uncompressed formats, including:
  • RGB[A] and Y'CbCr[A]
  • 4:4:4[:4] and 4:2:2[:4]
  • with and without alpha
  • 8-bit and 10-bit
  • progressive and more...

What's New

  • MMX+SSE optimization for PC+Windows; RGB 5bf 'B555' pixel-format output support extended to Windows; RGB 5bf 'L555', 'L565' pixel-format output support extended to Mac; 'ABGR', 'RGBA', 'BGRA', 'RGB ', 'BGR ' pixel-format support extended to Mac
For details, see Online Release Notes


  • PowerPC G3 | G4 | G5
  • Mac OS 8.6+
  • CarbonLib 1.3+

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 3,085
Version Downloads 371
License Free
Date 17 Aug 2009
Platform OS Classic / PPC 32
Price Free
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