FORUMS: list search recent posts

16 bit quality

COW Forums : Apple Motion

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
SeanRL
16 bit quality
on Mar 11, 2006 at 12:36:02 am

I've read that 16 bit in Motion can reduce banding over 8 bit...

Can 16 bit improve jaggies in animation as well? If source material is 16 bit as well? I'm trying to get some sense of what output improvements to expect if I go to Tiger...currently using 10.3.9.

Thanks for feedback on this.


Return to posts index

Adolfo Rozenfeld
Re: 16 bit quality
on Mar 11, 2006 at 10:45:32 pm

16 bit processing will for sure reduce (or even supress) banding.
But jaggies usually have very litte to do with color depth. Depending on how strong the jaggies are (from subtle to grotesque) they could be related to: using formats with low color sampling (DV or HDV), Motion's anti-aliasing set to a low level, graphics material badly prepared for video, field dominance issues, alpha interpretation issues, too much (or inadequate kind of) compression (HDV is a really bad idea for motion graphics), etc.
FWIW, I am using Motion most of the time in 8 bit projects and don't have problems with jaggies (except Motion projects that import to FCP with the wrong alpha type, but that is solved in 5 seconds). So, while 16 bit processing is awesome, there has to be a less "exquisite" problem there :)



Adolfo Rozenfeld
Buenos Aires - Argentina
http://www.adolforozenfeld.com
adolfo(AT)adolforozenfeld.com


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2018 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]