What happened to the whole 10-bit anime controversy back in 2011?
I stopped caring about 10-bit vs 8-bit as soon as I got a new PC so I got out of the loop quite early.
Did this actually reduce file sizes in these last 3 years like it was supposed to do?
The issue is not with the bitness settings, it's that the encoders either constrict the encoder so the quality is shit or they bloat the filesize and get no gain in quality after a certain point. It's even worse because that point varies from scene to scene.
Better quality:filesize ratio.
Deals better with banding. (Although the encoders who say this are going to use debanding filters anyway, overpowering any effect 10bit is going to have)
- Far more resource-intensive to decode.
- No hardware-accelerated decoding, has to fully be decoded through software.
- Lack of compatibility with certain shitty restrictive setups that have enough power to decode 10bit, but not the software to do so.
- Lack of compatibility with any system not powerful enough to decode it.
- Less battery on mobile devices.