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06-10-2003, 04:35 PM
I have a question about the DFX+ package included with the LightWave upgrade.

I noticed that it doesn't include any keying. Please forgive my ignorance if this is a dumb question -- because I'm no expert on compositing software -- but isn't keying an absolutely integral part of compositing?

06-10-2003, 05:13 PM
The Keying Module is for things like Chromakey. You can still do things with alpha maps and masking.

06-11-2003, 07:11 AM
Doesn't the limitation of 8 bit limit the color depth reduce the quality to a pretty limiting degree?

06-11-2003, 07:33 AM
I wouldn't think so. It is 8 bit per channel or 24 bit total color, same as most images people work with. I don't know of many TVs or monitors that can display more than 8 bit/channel color yet. The main difference is the range of color. 8 bit is 16 million shades (256^3) vs 16 bits 281 trillion shades(65536^3). This is probably a bigger issue for film work.

06-11-2003, 07:49 AM
Ah I missed the per channel part. That makes sense. I was thinking 8 bit total (i.e. 256 colors, you can imagine my concern)

Since I deal with digital video only I would only need DFX resolution 99.99% of the time :)

Thank you!

06-12-2003, 09:05 AM
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