What is RAW video and when to use it?

Serious photographers know that shooting RAW photos is almost always a better option than shooting JPEGs. The main reason for this is that a RAW file enables you to recover more of the shadows and highlights in post, should you over- or underexpose your photo – or if there is simply too much contrast in the scene you are shooting. 

A RAW image file is an unprocessed, uncompressed version of the image containing more color and tonal data that is easier to adjust in post-processing. You can think about RAW video in exactly the same way; it’s the uninterpreted light information detected by your sensor. 

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