[Tig] LUTs for Video File Codecs - carrots

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen
Thu May 4 03:12:03 BST 2006

Thanks to oktobor for supporting the TIG
On Thu, 4 May 2006, Adrian Thomas wrote:
>> FYI, most encoders can only handle 8-bit per color component.
>> And often times, you'd rather have your finishing or vfx system make the 
>> the
>> bit depth change than an encoding tool.
> As encoding happens post grade, this is really not an issue. Some encoders 
> actually offer a dithering function to mask contouring if required.

Perhaps it is best for the colorist to preview the 8-bit 
transformation in to ensure that something bad does not happen.  For 
example, two levels may be expected to remain distinct levels but 
after conversion to 8-bit they become just one level.  This is 
something not best left to automated dithering.

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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