Dynamic range is over rated

Started Apr 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
Rick Knepper
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Re: For Rick - had to snip some stuff in order to post it
In reply to JamieTux, Apr 27, 2012

JamieTux wrote:

The manual says 12 bit gamma 12 bit LUT. Do we know if Canon's 5D2 acheives its full 14 bit? The two may be closer than one would think especially if the stated/theoretical Bit Rates perform similarly to the stated/theoretical Bit Rates found in digital audio equipment.

As far as I am aware no Canon will give 14bits of dynamic range, and I am amazed that your monitor is 12 bit - but that's something for me to look into.

I do not have time to read, absorb and respond to the rest of your post until this evening or this weekend but I just want to mention quickly that the spec I mention above is for the Look Up Table and I am unsure whether this is the same spec you are referring to as 10 bit. I did a quick Google seach and couldn't come up with anything concrete although it is interesting that I found a reference to 24-bit color in one retailer's description of my monitor which has to be BS.

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