Learning to use RAW files

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Re: Learning to use RAW files
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Ab S wrote:

tbcass wrote:

Ab S wrote:

If Capture One Express for Sony is still free of charge than that is a perfect way to start with RAW processing. However, I read at DPR that C1 stopped with this free version. But I would say just give it a try.

At this time I would not recommend a full C1 to start with; DxO PL-5 with DeepPrime NR would be a better choice for non-professional use.

Why wouldn't a professional use it? Yes, Photoshop is preferable for publishing but most professionals are not in the publishing industry.

C1 has the tethering option; in C1 you see real time the effect of NR (okay, that would also be possible with DxO non-AI options)..

C1's NR is really inadequate; I'm often shocked at the poor quality images it produces. I couldn't tolerate using C1 for that reason, quite apart from the clunky UI. It's the tethering that attracts professional studio photographers, and given that they have full control of their lighting and are using at least full-frame cameras, NR probably isn't a big issue for them.

DxO PRIME NR isn't AI-based, but like DeepPRIME and Topaz DeNoise AI, it's computationally intense, and therefore too slow for real-time display. But it really doesn't matter that you can't see the effect of DeepPRIME in real-time: you can just trust it to do a good job, and get on with editing the next image while the previous one processes in the background.

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