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Old February 5th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Cineform HDV and 32 bit question

I downloaded a trial version of Cineform HDV and used it to capture clips from my Canon XH-A1 - using the setting to automatically convert the clips to Cineform intermediate. I used the match media settings option to set the project settings. I then rendered a video twice - once using 32-bit and then 8-bit. The 32-bit version looks a bit more washed out or less vibrant than the 8-bit version. Is this how it's supposed to work?
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Old February 5th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #2
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It's probably because of the levels conversions going on:

http://glennchan.info/articles/vegas...or/v8color.htm

You kind of have to refer to the table in that article.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 06:10 PM   #3
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I guess I still don't understand. If I use 2.222, will that give me more vibrant colors than 1.000?

As I read your article, Cineform decodes to Studio RGB. Is this why the 32 bit looks a bit washed out compared to 8 bit? If so, do I need to convert to computer RGB - and if so, how is that done?
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Old February 7th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #4
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See my response in the Sony forum.

(And please, if you can, don't cross-post on forums. It makes conversations hard to follow.)
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