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Workstation choices - high end PC or Mac Pro

Started Feb 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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David Rosser
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Re: Workstation choices - high end PC or Mac Pro
In reply to Flashlight, Feb 8, 2014

Flashlight wrote:

So the OS also needs support for 10 bit (not listed in your workflow)?

And what is the difference between 8 and 16 bit in Photoshop and 8 and 10 bit in the video card/display? I was under the impression that with 16 bit editing and using a wide gamut display you're seeing 1 billion+ colors?

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No, 16 million colours, your display pipeline is 8 bit at most unless you have invested in a 10 bit pipeline as described in this thread.  Your display driver will take your 16 bit original and convert it to 8 bit for display so whole subtle ranges of colours in your original will be displayed as a single colour.

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