It's the exposure highlight recovery. I can practically overexpose until most of my subject is white, and pull it all back with the exposure tool. Can't do that with non RAW formats.
The limitations of ProRes RAW are not with the format, it's just because the tools have not caught up to it yet.
I spent some of the day shooting in ProRes RAW with my S1H. One of the things I really noticed straight away is how fast the Ninja V battery depleted. Expect like half as much battery life!
Exactly! On paper this things looks great, but I just can't explain how fantastic the footage is compared to my old GH4; it's really incredible! I slap the GH5S on the Ronin-M and I am ready for the feature film circuit!
So in my initial testing, the dynamic range is around 2 stops better at ISO-2500. But at lower ISO ranges it's maybe a half stop. I hope to get some time to do a formal test where I will take some ND film and actually record the dynamic range at various ISO levels, and compare it with the old GH4 while I'm at it.
I was one of those telling people that $100 was a reasonable fee, and I'd still feel that way of the damn thing worked like it was supposed to!
Everyone who bought this needs to send it back and ask for a full refund. Mine arrived today, and I'm going to start the RMA process on my lunch break!
Bug fix is one thing, but a feature is completely different. Stop acting like code has no value. What if I expected you to give me the next three sequels of your film because I bought the first copy, enjoyed the hell out of it, and can't wait to see the next one but refuse to pay for it.
It's stupid isn't it? Yet no one was complaining when they got anamorphic mode (which no cam south of $10K has) for absolutely free. So stop trying to paint Panasonic like they are stealing a kidney for charging some change for a feature they never promised to give you!