The result of the conform process is a sequence of DPX frames (as Sean Cullen put so rightly: the lingua franca of digital movie production.) It is worth pointing out that these files are the original ones created by the Viper camera on set. No compression has ever altered the recorded image. This is a first for a major Hollywood movie. All other digital products relied upon HDCAM/SR tape that uses a compression of 3 to 1. Visually this compression is hard to see in normal images. But detailed noise will be altered by the compression process.
The output file sequence can be read by any Color Correction system or any other system that deals with digital movie content. The output specs can be quickly adopted to the needs of developing systems. Zodiac was color corrected at Technicolor by Stephen Nakamura.