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2.8.0.7
17 August 2009

QuickTime video codec.

Anonymous
03 February 2004

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Sheer Video is a solid video codec which has true lossless encoding and doubles the performance of disk access while halfing the space of video files in the process (typically). The only problem is that the developer is making constant "stealth" updates to this codec but does not share with end-users on the software update sites (nor its own web page) exactly what the changes are from version to version. There are frequently only a day to several days between releases. Overly frequent updates with no "changelog" or other update history to be found is a source of user Update Fatigue.
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Version 1.2.7.5

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Anonymous
03 August 2005
...ummmm... is this used by anyone for more than archiving purposes?
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Version 2.3.5.7
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Anonymous
Anonymous
19 October 2005
Yes, we use it for live ingest of 8 sources in 1080i/29.97. Using a KONA2 and VirtualVTR, it works quite well. It also is editable in FinalCutPro. Your AGP card has got to be a fairly powerful one though and turn off 3D (if an ATI card).
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Version 2.3.9.1
Desterwallaboo
Desterwallaboo
16 December 2005
Not sure why you have to have a powerful AGP card or have 3D turned off to use SheerVideo Pro... that doesn't make any sense at all! Anyway, with that said, we use this codec daily in our regular workflow. We rarely render out in any other codec except for final delivery. Keeping animation files and such in a smaller, pristine lossless format is priceless. When we changed over to Sheer from using Animation codec we literally saved over 2TB of file size by simply converting our existing Animation codec files to Sheer. Also, Sheer supports 10-bit color space... something Animation doesn't support.
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Version 2.4.5.1
Anonymous
06 January 2005
Come on BitJazz, you guys used to have this program really together...now I don't know what I've got or what you are doing... You are watering down your own progress with these dumb updates...make a real jump in progress then release an update...it's boring to try to follow all these tiny adjustments
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Version 2.0.2.2
guy grember
22 April 2004
i've bought it 8 months ago and i've thrased the whole stuff. it works only for "archive" purpose. the quicktime file encoded with the sheer codec can't b exported to mpeg-2 via quicktime 6.5 or compressor - quite embarrassing if you work on a DVD project like me. not to mention some artifacts compression if you have 1 mn video lenght animation and the numerous updates.
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Version 2.0
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Desterwallaboo
Desterwallaboo
16 December 2005
Never had a single problem exporting.
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Version 2.4.5.1
Anonymous
16 March 2004
What has changed since the last update?
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Version 1.3.7.8
153957
26 February 2004
Pfff, An everyday update is getting very lame, please just do something like a twice a week update or less.... or just built-in an automatic updater
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Version 1.3.5
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Anonymous
Anonymous
15 July 2005
Very little is updated. That's just my guess but releasing an endless stream of "update-ettes," is just one unethical way to ensure that everyone knows about the product that's being hawked. It's essentially free advertising. A tweak here a tweak there, might take five minutes and then resubmit it for upload.
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Version 2.3.2.6
Steve Case
23 February 2004
This is getting tiresome. Constant demo releases with no change list. Is the codec actually changing or do you just expire your demo's frequently? To me, you are gaming MacUpdate to get frequent exposure for a product that is not actually updated. I don't like that.
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Version 1.3.4.0
Anonymous
23 February 2004
Keep in mind that it can't be compared to Indeo or DivX, as they're not editable. This one is made for very high quality demands, and big bandwith, like Pixlet. Not to forgot that it's not aimed for the large public like the 3ivX, DivX and so on, but for pro's. And it's loseless codec... so a little like the PNG's for video ;)
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Version 1.3.4.0
Anonymous
10 February 2004
I would steer clear of exotic codecs... anyone remember Indeo? Intel developed it, then sold it off to a company that doesn't produce it for the Mac any more. If you want to run Indeo video on a Mac now you have to run the old OS 9 Quicktime player under Classic. It's bad enough keeping up with DivX and 3ivX and all the variants. Not to mention that even on my G3/400 I get frame drops because it's too CPU-intensive. I don't care if it takes more space, the old MPEG codecs work on any platform and don't use up a lot of CPU power... and disk is getting cheaper all the time.
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Version 1.2.9.1
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Anonymous
Anonymous
18 February 2004
I don't think the previous anonymous poster had much of a clue what he was talking about. This is a relatively esoteric codec, but then it's for a relatively esoteric application, namely the archiving and transfer of high-speed, full-resolution, uncompressed video for use in editing environments. You're not likely to ever see consumer content distributed in this format, so I wouldn't worry too much about it "disappearing". If you value being able to deliver 18Mb/sec video quality at half that rate without any other compromise, use this codec. If you're a script-kiddie DVD-ripper, look elsewhere.
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Version 1.3.2.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
16 March 2004
If it's advertised on a consumer site like MacUpdate then the ad copy needs to be a little more specific about what the product actually is... particularly given the current intellectual property environment where companies are using every loophole they can to lock information up and keep it from ever reverting to the public domain, and the codec wars are part of that strategy.
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Version 1.3.7.8
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
16 March 2004
I really don't know what you are going on about, but we at MacUpdate post what the respective companies give us to post. And the info is not always correct nor complete.
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Version 1.3.7.8
Anonymous
Anonymous
19 March 2004
Steady on, friends! I know that MacUpdate can't post what the developer hasn't sent them, I just think the developer was doing MU and MU's readers both a disservice by not making it clear that this wasn't a consumer app.
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Version 1.3.8.7
Anonymous
03 February 2004
Sheer Video is a solid video codec which has true lossless encoding and doubles the performance of disk access while halfing the space of video files in the process (typically). The only problem is that the developer is making constant "stealth" updates to this codec but does not share with end-users on the software update sites (nor its own web page) exactly what the changes are from version to version. There are frequently only a day to several days between releases. Overly frequent updates with no "changelog" or other update history to be found is a source of user Update Fatigue.
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Version 1.2.7.5
Anonymous
15 May 2003
Don't like the fact that the demo expires. What happens if you convert all your important vids and the company goes out of business? Your vids encoded with this proprietary codec will be lost!
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Version 0.9.8.6
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Desterwallaboo
Desterwallaboo
16 December 2005
You can always playback even if the demo expires... you just will not be able to encode anymore. This is the best codec I've used for post-production animation/fx bar none.
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Version 2.4.5.1