The Truth About RAW and Log (Camera Lesson 11)
Summary: Ryan reveals the truth behind RAW and log camera settings and how they can benefit your film production.
Length: 10:14 minutes
Chances are you’ve heard the terms RAW and log thrown around when it comes to recording formats. Often times these terms are used incorrectly or they can just be confusing to understand in the first place. In this video I’m going to help you sort through those terms so that you can know what they mean, and how your production could potentially benefit from them.
RAW is a recording format that stores the photosite information that comes off of your cameras sensor. Photosites are the light sensitive parts of the sensor that collect and record photons of light. RAW records the individual red, blue, and green values from the photosites in the sensor. On a single sensor camera, each photosite represents only one color. So it only records red, blue, or green. This data is preserved in the file so that later during post production, a computer system can take that information and turn it into a useable image. This process is called debayering. When an image is debayered the information from each photosite is combined into one picture element or into one pixel. And that is how you get your usable image from the RAW data that is recorded by the camera.
There are four benefits to this approach...