Updated h264/Hi10P Policy

Following on from the discussion on Hi10P last year, and the results of the voting from last month, it is time to make an official announcement on this matter.

The following will be effective as of Summer 2012:

TV releases

  • 720p: If we are able to secure reliable caps (.ts) for a show, we will release in Hi10P. If we cannot, we will release with raws (8-bit h264). We will not be re-encoding 8-bit h264 into Hi10P, because this is retarded. I have noticed some groups out there, who have been jumping on the Hi10P bandwagon, but are not encoding from .ts, and simply re-encoding into Hi10P from 8-bit raws. Audio will be AAC.
  • 480p: Whether we are encoding 480p from .ts or re-encoding 480p from raws, the format will remain 8-bit h264. Audio will be AAC.

BD releases

  • 1080p: Video in Hi10P. Audio in FLAC (16 or 24 bit).
  • 720p: Video in either Hi10P, or 8-bit h264, at the encoder’s discretion. Audio in AAC. If 720p is the top resolution, then it will be Hi10P/FLAC.
  • 480p: Video in 8-bit h264. Audio in AAC.

Only exceptions to this rule are movie releases. Joint projects may or may not follow our conventions.

I am on target to release Air and Clannad ~AS~ in Hi10P this summer.

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