Waveforms and histograms generated by ffmpeg. These were analog Betacam SP tape captures that were captured with different decks. The Sony DVW-510P is a Digital Betacam deck, with the analog to digital conversion carried out by the deck itself. The UVW-1200P is an analog Betacam SP deck and the analog to digital conversion was carried out by a Blackmagic Broadcast convertor. The histograms and waveforms for the 510p captures look broken and bitty, suggestive of an 8-bit capture padded out to 10-bits.