10 bit Still Image Export???
by George Reis on Mar 6, 2005 at 9:53:46 pm
I would like to export 10 bit still images from FCP HD, but haven't been able to do so. I set my options in TIFF to support NO compressions and millions of colors +, and the images are only 8 bit. I'm either doing something wrong, or I'm only capturing 8 bits. When I view my clip properties in FCP, it shows that my compressor is the Aurora 10 bit Extreme UC. If anyone has an idea of what I might need to check, I appreciate any and all help.
Re: 10 bit Still Image Export??? by Oliver Busch on Mar 9, 2005 at 9:55:41 am
QuickTime currently is only able to transform movies to 8bit images, which actually is "Millions of Colors". And TIFFs can only be 256 colors, Millions and Trillions.
A possible solution would involve AfterEffects:
Set AE project to 16 bit rendering, drop clip in browser, create new sequence from it and export as SuperTIFF (see below) image sequence with "Trillions of Colors".
SuperTIFF - free AfterEffects TIFF format replacement plugin (faster, better). http://www.fnordware.com/supertiff/
You end up with one (or more :) TIFF images containing the 10 bit information from the movie clip wrapped in an 16 bit file.
Re: 10 bit Still Image Export??? by George Reis on Mar 10, 2005 at 3:23:56 pm
Thanks for the information - I was unaware of that limitation of Quicktime. I also didn't realize that Adobe still made a Mac version of AE. Until QT supports 10 bit, it looks like that may be the way to go. Thanks again.