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Digital Anarchy Announces Free Distribution of None16 Codec for 64-bit Processing

New Freely Available Codec Has 64-bit Uncompressed RGBA Support for Superior Image Quality

San Francisco, CA — November 24, 2003 —

Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective special effects software for Adobe, Apple and Discreet™ products, today announced the release of None16, a free codec that supports 64-bit processing. Specifically designed for users working with various digital video and compositing software applications, None16 allows files to be transferred pixel for pixel without sacrificing the integrity or quality of the original image.

Similar to Apple’s standard 8-bit QuickTime ‘None’ codec, None16 is a 64-bit uncompressed RGBA codec that allows files to be saved and transferred between various applications. Unlike Apple’s None codec, Digital Anarchy’s None16 supports 16 bits per channel, allowing this codec to work with 64-bit files. Because None16 does not involve any compression, its file sizes are large, but image quality is lossless.

“None16 is a great way for users to experience the benefits of working with and transferring uncompressed data between a variety of different software programs without any degradation in image quality,” said Jim Tierney, president and founder of Digital Anarchy.

About Microcosm codec.

Users interested in None16 will also benefit from working with Digital Anarchy’s Microcosm. Like None16, Microcosm is a 64-bit RGBA codec that provides lossless compression and pristine image quality at a much smaller file size. Microcosm is a perfect solution for users who need to transfer images between applications or archive images without losing any of the original image quality. A demo version of Microcosm is available on Digital Anarchy’s web site at and a full release sells for USD $99.

Availability & Support.

None16 is free to new and existing Digital Anarchy customers. The codec runs on Mac OS® X and 9, and all Windows variants. None16 requires QuickTime 5 or later and will run on any Power Mac or Intel Pentium computer. After Effects® 5.5 and higher currently support 64-bit processing. Users can download None16 codec Macintosh and PC files separately from Because None16 is free, Digital Anarchy will not provide technical support on the product.

About Digital Anarchy.

Digital Anarchy is a privately owned company operating out of San Francisco, CA. Digital Anarchy is devoted to creating high end and high quality cost-effective software products for broadcast designers in the television and film industries. These products solve a wide range of problems that face designers, from creating text effects and background elements to the addition of lighting effects in 2D compositing applications. Digital Anarchy products work in conjunction with a wide range of products from companies like Adobe, Discreet, and Apple.

Digital Anarchy is a registered trademark of Digital Anarchy Inc. All other brand names, product names, service marks, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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