a bit confused about this page : http://www.red.com/products/red-rocket
on the tech specs it says :
DVI (Digital) - (4) DVI-I via break-out cables
Serial digital 4:2:2 8/10 bit (single link) - 1BNC
Serial digital 4:2:2 8/10/12 bit (dual link) - 2BNC
I guess the last line should say 4:4:4 instead of 4:2:2 for the dual link modes.
I played with my rocket and a sony OLED with a single 3G SDI input and still confused... from my RED ROCKET video out setup I have :
RGB 8 (8 bit RGB, won't work here as my SDI input is YUV)
YUV 422 8 bit (single link 8 bit, works)
YUV 422 10 bit (works, is it really 10 bit in 422 thru a single cable ?)
YUV 422 12 bit (works also, not listed on RED website, is it 12 BIT with a 422 signal ?)
YUV 444 10 bit (works on a single cable but I guess I'm not seeing the full signal as it should be dual link...)
YUV 444 12 bit (same)
RGB 10 and 12 bit (same as 8 bit, not useful in my case)
So my questions are...
- Is the RED ROCKET able to output YUV444 in 10 bit on a single SDI ? Could a firmware upgrade make it 3G compatible or is that hardware locked ?
- To go full 444 10 bit to a 3G monitor I still need to buy a HDLink or AJA box to merge the dual link into a single SDI, right ? What about 12 bit ?
Any comment or info would be helpful...
Ideally I'd want the best quality to grade properly but if 422 is 10 bit over a single cable then it might be good enough for now. I will try to shoot specific gradient in BW and color see if I can visually differentiate from YUV 422, 444 in 10 and 12 bit modes...