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10-bit/HEVC anime

Where Quality Matters



What is 10-bit?

10-bit (also called " Hi10P") is a profile of the h.264 video codec. It has recently become popular in the anime scene for video encodes.In really basic terms, more data is used to define color which means there is less banding for a smaller file size. It's a H.264 profile which uses 10 bits of information to represent color. It's a huge improvement because there is less file size, which in the long run saves bandwidth.


What is HEVC?

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2, is a video compression standard, one of several potential successors to the widely used AVC (H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10). In comparison to AVC, HEVC offers about double the data compression ratio at the same level of video quality, or substantially improved video quality at the same bit rate. It supports resolutions up to 8192×4320, including 8K UHD.


Advantages - 

  • Significantly higher compression ratios resulting in vastly decreased file sizes. In return, a huge amount of bandwidth is saved.

  • Far more information is preserved from the original, removing such issues as banding and poor detail in dark scenes.

  • Less things for the encoder to worry about.

Disadvantages - 

  • Slower decoding and encoding.

  • Slight compatibility issues with older devices during playback.

Why 10-bit Anime?

  • High quality, small size. Perfect for archiving anime series!

  • No more pixelated scenes, especially for animes involved in fast moving, action heavy or dark settings. (Hooray for those who emphasise a lot on quality!)

  • One of the few sites that offers 1080p animes, at a fraction of the original video size.

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