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Why are we not angrier about lack of content in better color depths?


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   JediFonger

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Posted September 18 2013 - 04:41 AM

to clarify i am referring to this: http://en.wikipedia....iki/Color_depth

and this: http://www.techhive...._bit_color.html

 

so why are we settling for 16.7mil colors vs. 68BILLION?

 

i thought we were all video enthusiasts?

 

with the possible 4k-based blu-rays.... why aren't content producers increasing color depths?



#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Gregg Loewen

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Posted September 18 2013 - 06:42 AM

we are limited by 8 bit by all current standards of broadcast, storage, and displays.

 

UHD has the promise of increasing bit depth with the adaption of rec2020, however we do not currently have the ability to achieve rec2020 at present. 


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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted September 18 2013 - 09:05 AM

Heck, we are still waiting for XVcolor and Deep Color.

 

Those were "selling points" of TV's in the early 90s.



#4 of 4 OFFLINE   JediFonger

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Posted October 02 2013 - 07:37 AM

first thing should be content providers must start encoding it 10, 12 or 16bit depths.






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