RAW video is absolutely overrated, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a power tool.
DPreview wrote up a pretty accurate takedown of RAW video that made some excellent points. RAW video today isn’t going to give you the amazing boost in dynamic range compared to Log as it would have, say, 10 years ago. It also has plenty of workflow hurdles to figure out, and it can be a data hog too. But while we agree in some ways, we also believe RAW video is beneficial for filmmakers. Here’s why.