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Hi Everyone. During my quest to understand how raw files work and what are the benefits of using one format over another, I never really found out a clear definitive answer. So i decided to start this topic in oder to do so. My fundamental questions are: A) Which raw files DON'T have baked-in white balance? B) Is there anything as logarithmic raw files? And the answers I have found so fare are: A) .ari files and Magic Lantern 14bit .dng files B) I don't consider .MXF or .R3D files to be raw but uncompressed video therefore no. Otherwise I would say that the only logarithmic raw files are MXF files Pretty much all other kind of raw files out there turn out not to be really raw as they claim. In my opinion, I found that working with a linear file was a safer bet against blown highlights and being able to truly change white balance and at least magenta/green shifts (unfortunately no blue/amber cast in lightroom for me, only magic lantern allows you to correct that in camera :D) Maybe for you all the answer to this question are obvious, but I though it would be nice to have a little corner of the net with a clear cut answer to which camera does generate TRUE raw files (I am looking at YOU: RED, SONY, CANON, BLACKMAGIC ) Because, I would be pretty pissed off if i'd bought a sony f55 or a RED Raven or a Blackmagic Ursa or any other 10k+ camera and find out I can't truly change white balance in post e.g.: The lumetri panel in premiere does not do that. It only apply a azure/orange filter to the image to simulate white balance shift.
While the kids were napping I left the gf behind and took off into the woods for an hour. I didn't check my batteries before leaving so I ended up with less material than I wanted to. Anyways, this is a Canon raw workflow test. I came home with around 67gb worth of raw files. At first I wanted to go the Resolve way, but changed my mind and took the native Canon Raw files straight into Premiere CS6. This is possible because of the Ginger HDR plugin. You don't have to use the plug in, just have it in the folder system. My conclusion is that ML has come a long way. I don't think post workflow is an issue anymore... when you can deal with native files, then what's the problem? The things that bugs me at the moment: Lack of sound recording, battery life, card transfer time (47gb took 40 min with FW800), and it wont get any faster because you can't read the cards faster than 100mb/s anyways. But I'm pleased. You can push and pull the footage a lot more than the .h264 codec. Detailed description of the workflow and gear on the Vimeo page for the video. https://vimeo.com/69840853