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A description of the number of colours or shades of gray a monitor can display or a scanner can process; the higher the bit depth, the higher the number of colour hues that can be supported

bit depth

The number of shades of gray in a digital image. Bit depth is defined as 2n , where the multiplier 2 indicates that the image is in black and white and n represents the power to which the computer can multiply this function. Therefore a bit depth of 21 would produce 2 shades of gray; a bit depth of 212 would produce 4096 shades of gray. Digital radiography, CT, and MR images are produced with bit depths of 10 or 12.
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The SnapScan e50 provides 42-bit color depth at a resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi.
The Compact Panel features XGA (1,024 X 768) resolution, 400:1 contrast, wide viewing angle (140[degrees]H X 110[degrees]V), 8-bit color depth and 16.2M colors.
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Featuring 36-bit color depth and 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution, the Arcus 1200 includes two multi-format transparency holders.
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Paper Formats - A3,A4,A5,A6,B5,Letter,Legal, Executive, Color Depth - Input : 48 Bits Color / 16 Bits Monochrome, Output: 24 Bits Locor / 8 Bits Monochrome.
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A 36-bit color depth allows for a large number of resolvable brightness graduations.
Delivers highest quality encoding using an HEVC/H.265 codec developed by Cisco, Wide range of frame rates from 24 fps all the way up to 60 fps, Virtually flawless pictures achieved with 10 bit color depth, Reliable transmission with an UHD input front end offering robust synchronization to the live signal feeds, Capable of SD, HD, Full HD or Multi format ABR encoding using H.264 as well as H.265, Various baseband graphics processing features, including logo insertion.