Photo Taco – Raw Bit Depth

Jeff Harmon answers listener question from Ruben Zaldaña about bit depth setup for Nikon Raw files between 12 and 14 and what choosing 12 would give up in order to get a higher frames per second.
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Other articles referred to in the episode:
14 bit vs 12 bit Raw – Can You Tell The Difference? https://photographylife.com/14-bit-vs-12-bit-raw
The Canon sRaw and mRaw Ouptut Formats: http://dougkerr.net/Pumpkin/articles/sRaw.pdf
sRaw Format Explained: https://photographylife.com/sraw-format-explained
Cambridge Color Bit Depth Tutorial: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/bit-depth.htm
DSLR Lounge 14-Bit Lossless Vs 12-Bit Compressed: https://www.slrlounge.com/nikon-raw-nef-file-quality-option-comparison-testing-14-bit-lossless-vs-12-bit-compressed/
Dr. Emil Martinec The Consequences of Noise: http://theory.uchicago.edu/~ejm/pix/20d/tests/noise/noise-p3.html#bitdepth
Digital Photography School 12-Bit Vs 14-Bit RAW – Which is Right for You?: http://theory.uchicago.edu/~ejm/pix/20d/tests/noise/noise-p3.html#bitdepth
Laura Shoe 8 bit, 12 bit, 14 bit, 16 bit — What Does It Really Mean to Digital Photographers?: http://laurashoe.com/2011/08/09/8-versus-16-bit-what-does-it-really-mean/
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