A family of fast, lossless QuickTime
and AVI codecs
developed by BitJazz, SheerVideo is a production-based codec that is popular because of its support of Y’CbCr 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 formats, for both 10-bit and 8-bit channels, and for both progressive and interlaced data. It is also available for both Mac and PC for cross platform production environments.
See also “A Complete Guide to Video Codecs” on WebVideoUniverse.com.