April 15, 2015 at 10:51AM

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Canon 5d Mark iii and Blackmagic Designs new video assist monitor

So with Canon's 5d Mark III uncompressed hdmi video out, you get a YCbCr 4:2:2 8-bit video. Blackmagic Designs new video assist montor records in ProRes at 10-bit 4:2:2. This might be a noob question, but what happens to the bit depth if an 8-bit output is recorded in 10-bit? I just wondered as I am considering utilizing that option. Thanks!

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I know very little, but I don't think anything bad happens, you just won't magically get 10-bit performance. It's the same deal with the C100 and C300. You're still getting an 8-bit file, even though the recorder is recording in 10-bit space or whatever.

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