Bit depth is a term we hear floating around a lot in the worlds of photography and video. And, with the latter of those two topics, many confuse bit depth with bitrate. But what exactly is bit depth? In this video from ZY Productions, we look at the topic of bit depth to find out exactly what it means, and how it affects your images.
Bit depth is something we hear spoken of a lot. When the Panasonic GH5 was announced with the ability to shoot 10Bit video, a lot of people went kinda loopy. Equally as anticipated now is the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s 12Bit RAW CinemaDNG.
But what is it? And what does it mean in real terms for your footage or images? Well, the guys at the Videomaker channel on YouTube have your back, and they’re here to explain in this 3-minute video.