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H.265 Macroblocking - NX1 FHD


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Overall, a superb camera, especially for photos. Samsung has come a long way from the NX200!

One small complaint: Since the Nx1 is capable of 80Mbits, why didn't Samsung increase the bitrate for 24/23.98 for the FHD modes? Pro mode in 24/25P allow 16-18 Mbits which doesn't make sense considering the 50/60p modes allow for 40!

I notice heavy macro-blocking when the scene is heavy on details(trees for instance) and then the skies become a macro-blocking mess. Seems H.265 is more prone to this than H.264.

If Samsung truly is going to update the firmware to improve it, I hope they do two things:


1. Increase the bitrate for the Full HD modes(23.98/24/30) because why not? The hardware is capable of it!

2. Allow for uncompressed HDMI recording for FHD modes as well as adding additional 4K modes(not just 30P) to external recorders.



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Are you noticing it in the h265 files?

I have found the transcode is adding macroblocking, banding and losing info. I have tried all the paid and free ones. We need H265 editing, asap.

Yes, these are H265 files, straight from the camera.  I notice the 40Mbit @ 50/60p is fine but it's the lower 16-18Mbit 24/25P modes where macroblocking can happen. So the problem and solution appears to be related to the relatively low bitrate. 

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