The MOX file format

Brendan Bolles (developer of the EXR/DPX file formats that ship in After Effects) is looking for backing for a new, open source video format: MOX.

MOX is going to use the MXF container (SMPTE 377M) to hold a specific list of open source, patent-free audio and video codecs. Many of the video codecs will actually be embedded frame sequences, allowing frames to be copied in and out of a MOX as if it were a Zip file.

Their funding goals would help the MOX team build a plugin for, at the very least, Adobe Premiere. Stretch goals would include AfterEffects and Nuke support.

Get full details on the IndieGogo project page.

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Justin Cone

Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.

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Ed Brown

Or just tell Apple: If you love us, let Quicktime run into the wild where we can look after it properly

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