B-b-b-b-banding!!!

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Re: Settings to reduce banding; are DPReview samples immune?
In reply to creaDVty, Apr 3, 2013

creaDVty wrote:

Hi Gar Ber and Horshack,  I'm not familiar with rawdigger.  All I know is when I import the raw shots into Lightroom, and I push it 5 stops, I don't see any banding (even the intentionally underexposed one -- so I don't think it's a matter of choosing the right exposure).  Can you help me understand why that is the case, and how I can avoid banding?

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Mic

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Rawdigger is a low-level RAW file analysis tool that allows you to see, for example, histograms of the actual RAW values, by channel, free of any interpretation of the sort that LR or CNX2 will apply.

RHPetrus has reported that banding only shows up when the RAW levels are 6-8 or lower in all channels, which is very, very, far into the black.  Horshack's observation that banding may be related to unbalanced clipping squares with this.

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