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Highlight control

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Rich L, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Rich L

    Rich L Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Aug 6, 2011
    Mad really being an m43 user, it's like using transparency film all over again - high tones can simply vanish.

    I've been using an Olympus e30 and a gh2 recently, and I really have to be careful exposing the gh2 - to the right and all that, but as soon as the highlight flasher starts I know I've said goodbye to detail. Not as bad with the e30 I have to say, although for me IQ wise and handling the gh2 wins.

    I'm using Silkypix to process raw files, and apart from one or two issues it does the job, but I'm wondering if one of the issues is the supposed highlight recovery - it really has next to nothing on offer with the gh2 files. I know a duff exposure is a duff exposure, but I'd like to know if other users find they can pull a little more detail out of highs with the help of their software.
    I suspect the gh2 is a bit severe when it comes to clipping.

    Cheers
    Richard
     
  2. j.SoundLabs

    j.SoundLabs Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Jun 6, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Jason
    I suspect panasonic's cams are a bit severe in terms of clipping, that is probably the only semi-frustrating aspect I have found about my GF1's performance.