Developer website: Digital Anarchy
Desktop applications like Adobe After Effects, Apple's Final Cut Pro, and Pinnacle's Commotion have changed the way we work with moving images. The big problem on the desktop, however, is that you need to jump back and forth between these different applications to produce a final result. Each jump requires a render to either an image sequence or a QuickTime movie. Microcosm is designed to be used as an intermediate codec to go between applications during workflow. It will optimize your footage to save drive space, averaging over 6:1, while maintaining perfect image quality.
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