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Old May 12th, 2017, 09:50 PM   #1
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What are you shooting at? 1080P 10-bit or 4k?

For shooting documentaries, do you (on your x70) shoot in 10-bit, or 4k (8-bit)?


I'm torn between what I should shoot my next project at. A lot of 4k stuff on streaming these days. Ideally I'd shoot 4k 10-bit, but X70 doesn't do it.. what are you doing?
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Old May 12th, 2017, 10:09 PM   #2
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Re: What are you shooting at? 1080P 10-bit or 4k?

If you're not going to shoot S-LOG or do some heavy grading in a program like Resolve, there really is no meaningful difference between 8-bit or 10-bit. Nobody can tell the difference between the two just by looking at raw footage, the difference only becomes apparent in post. So, once you decide what you will be doing to the footage in post, you will know whether 8-bit or 10-bit matters. But my advice is to shoot 4K regardless, because that resolution difference is a HUGE difference.
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Old May 13th, 2017, 12:47 AM   #3
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Re: What are you shooting at? 1080P 10-bit or 4k?

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... But my advice is to shoot 4K regardless, because that resolution difference is a HUGE difference.
and if needed it makes cropping and panning and... sooo easy!
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Old May 13th, 2017, 10:43 PM   #4
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Re: What are you shooting at? 1080P 10-bit or 4k?

I see that Doug has moved the training videos including the PMW-200 one over to the Vimeo platform. I shall have to book a time to go through it now that it is there.

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Old May 23rd, 2017, 12:20 AM   #5
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Re: What are you shooting at? 1080P 10-bit or 4k?

I shoot 720p60 in 10 bit XAVC, because I use 33db a lot, the 10 bit helps a bit, a little less shadow smearing.

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