moviola.com’s term of the week: bit depth

More bits is always better, but why? And what does it all mean?

What exactly is bit depth? Ever wondered what the difference is between 8 bit, 16 bit, 24 bit, and 32 bit? Did you know some people confuse bits-per-channel with bits-per-pixel?

This week’s glossary term from moviola.com makes short work of a confusing topic. If you want to get your bits and bites straight, here’s your link to the video.

About moviola.com

moviola.com is a resource dedicated to the art of filmmaking, and only filmmaking. It covers every aspect from pre-production to final delivery. Its Coffee Break Film School focuses on core competencies, while other features like the Glossary of Terms and Compendium provide a visual reference library for understanding specific techniques and industry jargon.

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