<Puts on cat ears and giant fuzzy cat paws> Heywo, everynyan! It’s time for another (un)timely post from your favorite mermaid catfish, Lexi-nyan! *^_^* <Paw paw~>
Anyways, onto the main story in today’s news. (Well, OK… second main story. First main story, yes, 7 is underway. I’ve been having serious problems juggling things, and as you can clearly tell, I’ve dropped the ball on this one. I’m getting things rolling again, though.) With all those other release groups out there releasing Hi10P releases, you’d swear that it’s as if a new, hyper-concentrated form of sugar hit the markets and was being used in candy everywhere. :p Worry not, though! We’re jumping on this bandwagon with great enthusiasm!
That’s right, folks! If you thought that having your mermaids being subbed in 2011 wasn’t enough, it’s now getting done in 10-bit glory!
Yeah, you knew that with all of this 10-bit talk, I was gonna post a picture like that, didn’t you? 😉
Doll asked me to throw in some clarification, too, regarding the file sizes. In short, the astute observer would notice that these files are the same size as the normal, garden-variety h264 releases. Do not be alarmed, this is intentional. In his words, he’s encoding “to a target bitrate versus quality.”
What’s that mean? Going back to our sugar analogy, you’ve got a gallon of sugar dissolved in water, and a gallon of high-fructose corn syrup. They’re both a gallon, but one is… more sugary? Something like that… you get more sugar buzz. 😉
It should go without saying, but I asked the question anyways. Yes, these Hi10P releases were produced directly from the raw/lossless video (as compared to being produced through a lossy in-between like the XviD or h264 releases). As I said, it should go without saying, but it never hurts to clarify the obvious. If you immediately know the candlelight is fire, then the meal was cooked a long time ago.™
Enough delay… let the release parade begin!