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The EX1 is 4:2:2 when using HD-SDI during live recording, but everything recorded to SxS is compressed to 4:2:0 color space. So there is no sense in going to 12 bit, since it was never acquired that way. 10 bit only makes sense when using HD-SDI live recording, otherwise it will all be 8 bits. Just get Prospect HD and forget about overthinking, I think.
>10 bit only makes sense when using HD-SDI live recording, otherwise it will all be 8 bits.
Or if you are going to be pushing the image a lot with filters, color correction; or if you are going to be using a lot of graphics like animation and titles, green screen work, etc.
I notice a difference taking 8 bit HDV, capturing it as 10 bit uncompressed HD then doing operations like described above, but this is really only about 30% of the projects. Most of the time 8 bit is fine.
(Also since I've never used Prospect HD in a project, I'm not sure if it is the uncompressed footage vs compressed or the 10 bit vs 8 bit that is really making the difference)
Thanks guys. Sometimes the eyes get a little bigger than the stomach, y'know?
Tell us how it works out for you. I am waiting for somebody to test this before I commit. Thank you.