[Tig] 8bit vs 10bit for TV

Joe Owens jpo at prestodigital.ca
Thu May 3 23:19:26 BST 2012

I'm dealing with a graphic right this very second that is 8-bit and  
shows ramp stepping even as an original element, because it has  
(otherwise) a lovely iris gradient.  But since very many deliverables  
are okay with HDcam, then 8-bit is what they get, one way or another,  
like it or not.

If its already graded.... probably. 10-bit is the bigger container  
and 99% of the time it will be fine...  Except for that clear sky, or  
fabulous sunset shot.
But hey, after H.264 compression to the broadcaster's server, all  
bets are off, anyway.

On 3-May-12, at 3:20 PM, Carl Skaff wrote:

> If it is already graded, there is no need for 10bit!

Joe Owens
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