iDynamic and i.Resolution: They affect RAW file?

Antigen

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Hi,

i need an info before buy the GX80, i read a lot on the infite user guide and i find:

- iDynamic and i.Resolution

But they affect RAW file or not?
 

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Yes. Even if you, for example, shoot B&W, the RAW always contains all the information from the sensor. Or if you shoot format 1:1 - the same.

Only the jpeg baked in the RAW is influenced, but not the main file.
 

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No :)

The only thing may actually touch the RAW is the dark frame subtraction for the long exposures. I do not have my Lumix with me, so I can not tell you where is it in the menu.

Otherwise, RAW is a set of data read from the sensor, and no settings you mentioned influence it.

So, no problem using those settings, if you shoot jpeg + RAW, if you do not like jpeg result, you can always go to RAW and develop it at the computer
 

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There was some speculation a while back that "lens shading correction" (aka vignetting correction) was making its way into the raw. However, that's the only thing I'm aware of. If you turn off the lens shading correction then all is well in the raw too.
 

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This is right.
There are some data going with the RAW (in the file) telling the software about vignette, geometrical distortion and so on.
Still, as you have written, there are always the original figures and some coefficients that may be used or not.
 

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- iDynamic and i.Resolution

But they affect RAW file or not?
In fact, iDynamic will affect your RAW files (just as Nikon's Active D-Lighting does). What it does for JPEGs is to reduce exposure to protect the highlights, and then raise the shadows to "increase dynamic range". This of course can raise the noise levels as well.

While you won't see the lifted shadows in RAW that you do in JPEGs, the exposure reduction it applies is based on modification to the exposure triangle, and will affect your RAW files by as much as 2/3 of a stop. If you shoot RAW... best to leave it off to avoid underexposure.
 

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In fact, iDynamic will affect your RAW files (just as Nikon's Active D-Lighting does). What it does for JPEGs is to reduce exposure to protect the highlights, and then raise the shadows to "increase dynamic range". This of course can raise the noise levels as well.

While you won't see the lifted shadows in RAW that you do in JPEGs, the exposure reduction it applies is based on modification to the exposure triangle, and will affect your RAW files by as much as 2/3 of a stop. If you shoot RAW... best to leave it off to avoid underexposure.
Seems like we've had this conversation before and this was the case.
 

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Hi,

i need an info before buy the GX80, i read a lot on the infite user guide and i find:

- iDynamic and i.Resolution

But they affect RAW file or not?
Good question. If your new to Lumix, the iDynamic and the "Highlight Shadow" features are often used to enhance the dynamic range of JPG and video files for consistency and straight out the camera content for minimal editing. iResoluton is for the clarity of the content. Reason is JPG and MP4 video files don't have much editing room for exposure and WB as a raw file or true video raw file.

Thus, if you shoot JPG and or Video these are very helpful in nailing the Exposure (or close to it) for straight out the camera content. As a result, by boosting the dynamic range of the imaging you see on the camera's live view and EVF, it can give a under exposed look to the raw files. So when you boost the dynamic range, the look of the pics/video on the camera look like perfect exposure when you're taking the shot, but when you check the raw files, they are all under exposed.

So to answer the question: these dynamic range settings do not change the raw file's exposure or clarity. But they do change the look of the JPG and video files as well as what you see on the camera's EVF and Live View while taking the shot.

Nevertheless, there is an exposure meter on the EVF and Live View. And I use it while shooting to assure Exposure is correct regardless if it's JPG, raw, or 4K video.

Anyway, hope this helps.
 
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