10 bit Colour Support?

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  1. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    I've ended up with a '10 bit' (8 bit + FRC) monitor and I want to enable it if possible. I'm aware it will not make any difference most of the time since the source I'm looking at will almost always be 8 bit or lower.

    I've heard 10 bit colour can be supported by regular AMD cards from the 5000 series and above. Is this true and if so how do I enable it? Do I just need modified FirePro drivers installed?

    Also, what programs aside from Photoshop make use of it?
     
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    According to what I found, only FirePro drivers are capable of enabling it.
    I know that using modified Quadro drivers on regular NVidia cards DO NOT enable Quadro features.
    Maybe it is different for AMD. You can try to install modified FirePro drivers and see if FirePro submenu is available. (enable "10-bit colors" should be there)

    As you said, 10 bit is ONLY available in specific applications and will not be used out of these contexts. ADOBE CS, MAYA and other professional SW support it.
    But it will not be supported by games or when on the desktop.
    As you said, most (if not all) of the source used in non professional environment are using 8 bit max per color channels. SD/HD Videos use YCbCr with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling (8 bit). Same goes for Jpeg and texture compression in games.
    Apart from TIFF files (and few others that I do not know) none are using 10 bit coding.
     
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  3. Neo Cyrus

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    You cant in consumer cards.
     

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    MPC-HC has an option to force 10bit input, you could try it and see what happens...?
     
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    I think this is only for 10-bit video encoding.
     
  7. Neo Cyrus

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    There must be a method into setting it to think its a FirePro to enable the option. I've now read from multiple sources that Radeon 5K-7K can support it... I hope they're right.
    Setting a program to allow 10 bit probably won't work unless it's enabled in the CCC itself. Pretty much everything ever is 8 bits when it comes to shows and movies anyway, I've only ever had one 10 bit movie and I don't even remember what it was or why it was 10 bit.
     
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    You can on Geforce 8000+ but yeah only in linux :grin:


    Im pretty sure AMD has similar stuff.. Its just a "driver" limitation
     
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    Uh... bump?
     
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    C7/8xxxxx.inf in driver package. Dont forget to enable test mode before install.
     

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