12 or 14 Bit Files? Best Compression Setup

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Paul Spatafora
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12 or 14 Bit Files? Best Compression Setup
Dec 29, 2012

I final  bought a D800 and as everyone has found out, the files are huge. So, I'm looking through the manual to figure out the best settings to maximize the file sizes and compression schemes.

With lossless compression and 14 bit color, I get approximately 43mb file. With 12bit color, I get 34mb files. Has anyone seen any differences between the two bit rates? I shoot wedding, and I was wondering if the whites will suffer because of the difference between the to bit sizes.

I would be interested in hearing how you guys deal with the RAW file sizes in everyday scenarios, and if there is a difference with the bit sizes with respect to image quality.

Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Paul

Nikon D800
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