Should I use SLOG3 is default?

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OP SillyPosition Regular Member • Posts: 225
Re: Should I use SLOG3 is default?

Magnar W wrote:

SillyPosition wrote:

Magnar W wrote:

mkfed wrote:

If you want the most dynamic range out of your A7C, which records video in 8bit, you can look at SLog2.

This is a good advice for 8 bit shooters when high contrast scenes is an issue (using 8 bit A7rIII and 10 bit A7IV here).

That said, for normal contrast scenes I use a plain picture profile setting.

In order to keep exposure correctly, for run and gun, I normally setup the zebras to be on "average skin-tones" percentage for +1 or +2 stops over-exposed.

I support this. Correct exposure is the key when shooting video. Ensure good in-data. Personally I use manual exposure settings all the time (shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance). To control bright light and keep shutter speed at 180 degrees shutter angle, I use a NiSi 1-5x variable ND filter.


"Plain picture profile settings" - do you mean no pp at all?

Yes, no PP. Then there is there is no or very little need for color and/or contrast correction. OK for easy & fast processing.

When I need more dynamic range with my Sony cameras capturing 8 bit video only, I use PP3. Maybe one could stretch it to S-log 2, but from my experience S-log 3 is over the top for anything but 10 bit capture.


Is there a negative effect of the PP when its not really a high dynamic range scene?

Say if I shoot outdoors on a sunny day, would I benefit from HLG3+2020 / PP3? and in just a dark indoors environment?

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