We just wanted to share a couple of updates! First of all, we're pleased to confirm that all Digital Foundry video going forward will be supplied in both h.264 and HEVC formats, something we've been concentrating on delivering for a few weeks now. HEVC can reduce download sizes, increase quality and improve compatibility when running our videos on Panasonic or LG displays. We've also had good compatibility on Samsung screens too - and we think that it's on the big screen that our 4K content in particular works best.
We've also gone back and re-encoded a good chunk of the existing 4K video library into HEVC - a process that took an overclocked eight-core i7 5960X a phenomenal 40 hours of non-stop processing to complete. Quality HEVC encoding takes time: to give you an insight here, the 25 minute 4K Videocast we posted last weekend took 3.5 hours to encode on the same PC.
But the bottom line is that we feel it's worth it - and remember that if you have a Polaris, Maxwell or Pascal graphics card (or a Skylake or Kaby Lake CPU), you should have the PC hardware acceleration necessary to take advantage of the new format.
And to actually get around to the topic in question - we're pleased to reveal that we've added the raw Nintendo Switch capture we have available for Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to https://www.digitalfoundry.net - edited highlights have already been posted already of course in John's excellent video , but if you're eager to see everything with no commentary getting in the way, we've got you covered.
Thanks again for your support - and the next time we have some goodies to share, we'll be sure to update you.