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ProRes licensing for DaVinci Resolve in Windows

It’s not a secret… YOU CAN ENCODE PRORES ON WINDOWS!

8-bit / 10-bit Visual Bit-Depth Test Chart

Here’s a basic circular Black to White gradient chart – useful for visually analysing 8-bit vs 10-bit video.

16 / 12 / 10 / 8-Bit Depth Test Pattern

Is this really 12-bit video ? How can you tell if you’re really producing 12-bit video?  Aside from a handful of DCI projectors, few displays can actually render in 12-bit color. Even if you found a proper 12-bit display, it would be challenging to visually tell the difference between 10 and 12 bit video.

Free ProRes UHD / 4K Film Grain Overlay Loops – 35mm, 16mm, 8mm

These are 10 second 29.97fps 3840×2160 (UHD/4K) film grain loops

Advantages of uploading to YouTube / Vimeo in 4K

You shot your film in 4K/UHD… Finish it in 4K too! There are lots of advantage of finishing your film in 4K/UHD (versus 2k/HD). First, you can “future proof” your master so that it will be relevant longer. As for the present, you can use your 4K encodes to force higher quality online videos on Vimeo and YouTube.