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bit depth

[′bit ‚depth]
(computer science)
In a digital file, the number of colors for an image; calculated as 2 to the power of the bit depth; for example, a bit depth of 8 supports up to 256 colors, and a bit depth of 24 supports up to 16 million colors.

bit depth

The maximum numeric value in a coding system. The bit depth is the maximum number of bits in the system's storage element and represents either the total number of discrete items that can be represented or the largest magnitude. For example, the bit depth of an audio sample determines its dynamic range (see audio bit depth). The bit depth of a screen pixel determines the total number of colors that can be displayed (see color depth). See bit specifications and binary values.
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To keep things simple, most applications refer to bit depth as "number of colors.
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Use multiple file formats and mixed bit depths in the same project--including interleaved--without converting files
This high bit depth provides the following advantages:
Sampling at a high bit depth makes it possible to show videos in smooth gradation and sharp contract
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The codec will support resolutions of up to 5K, bit depth up to 16 bits, and deliver lossless and lossy quality.
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The JBL Authentics L16 and L8 wireless speaker systems support this higher, studio-quality sample rate and bit depth, all the way through.
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The main advantage of 10-bit media processing is higher color bit depth allowing for smoother color transitions in video, resolving color-banding issues, and bringing more than 1 billion colors to life in Ultra HD.