Rookie question here: For CS6 Premiere Pro, is 32 bit color always turned on when you start a project?
Thanks fuzzy, that was nice of you. I didnt know how that 32 bit floating thing worked and your included link was very helpful to me. I like that there is that overhead or leeway for both ends... not blown out highlights and closed blacks. Since I'm considering buying a camera next april it is helping me decide what to get, knowing about the stuff you provided.
So does selecting Maximimum Bit Depth actually turn on 32 bit, or is 32 bit already on automatically, and ticking Max Bit Depth just allows the previews on the screen to show it in 32 bit?
Thanks - Matt
matt, you have to read that article and try to understand what is happening within the program, which may or may NOT have anything to do with what you are trying to see in your understanding of " preview" on screen... sorry but the tech stuff in that article kinda explains the color ranges described by the number of bits ( 0 to 255 for 8 bit for example ) and how it relates to 32 "floating" bit. Maybe you could try to describe better what you want to see using what you are using right now ? It may be that you are talking about something else ( like what you see in your monitor after you render something ? ). I'm not sure what you are really looking for.
And, yes, you do have to turn on maximum bit depth in order to achieve what the article is telling you about depending on what your source is and what your output is going to be ( see article toward bottom re: different types of source material ).
I have a sneaky suspicion that you are really just looking for a better looking 'color' on your monitor after you render your timeline or something.???
@able123 Yeah, I probably wasn't clear enough. My ultimate goal is to have the best image quality when color correcting and so I'm told I need to be in 32 bit mode. So I was wondering if I didn't check the Max Bit Depth box, if the color corrections would still be done in 32 bit high quality. I really only need that quality on export...and if I can make the computer run quicker by not checking the box, I would be okay with seeing a preview that wasn't as good...as long as my export was in high quality 32 bit. (I'm on a i7 2.2 quad core with 16 GB RAM, so maybe the computer is quick enough to handle the better quality preivews, but maybe it isn't, so thought I could get away with not checking Max Bit Depth...if I knew for sure I would get that 32 bit quality upon final export.)