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Mahaabb Registered since 27th May 2013Tue 28-May-13 07:37 AM
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"NEF (RAW) recording"


Beirut, LB
          

Hi to all,
I'm introducing myself here as a new member of Nikonians.org forum and I'm improving myself by practicing the use of my Nikon and get to be more and more well controlled over my cam usage. so far I can experience that Nikon is a great device advanced in its creation to bring out the special presentation of a beautiful image.

when lossless compressed is better to use than compressed and in which bit depth will perform better?

TK
Maha

  

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Tue 28-May-13 08:21 AM
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Paignton, GB
          

Welcome to Nikonians!

Lossless Compressed does preserve more information in the image file than Compressed. Unless storage space on your memory card is critical, I would always shoot in 14-bit. This will allow you to get the absolute most out of your images

Brian
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kodiak photo Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Feb 2013Thu 30-May-13 03:24 PM
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Montrιal, (Qc), CA
          


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Hello Maha,

Welcome to nikonians!
(this is something Brian cannot say for me)

As to you question,
this is something I can say like Brian, as he does it with a better accent! =)

As to your Raw files, I conclude that you're gonna shoot, right?
And just when are we going to have the pleasure?

Have a good time!

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Tue 28-May-13 10:53 AM
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Richmond, US
          

Lossless compressed, by definition, always results in better image quality, since it does not lose any information. Whether this is a practical improvement or not is arguable, though. Nonetheless, it no longer takes an interesting amount more storage. Years ago when we were shooting with 0.13 GB CF cards, it was important to save storage space, but now with 16GB or 32GB cards being the norm and hard disks now approaching 6TB, I think it's a reasonable default to always use maximum bit depth and lossless compressed recording.

You might also want to see this thread for some examples of how much shooting in raw and post processing can help your photography.

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ndtking Gold Member Nikonian since 16th Jun 2008Thu 30-May-13 03:13 PM
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Kitchener, CA
          

I would agree with both Brians, with one extra bit of information.

12-bit will give you a faster frame rate - if tht is a concern, you may want to shoot in 12-bit periodically. For instance, If I'm shooting in a dark cathedral where use of a tripod is not possible, I may shoot a burst of 5 shots (for HDR) in 12-bit in order to take advantage of a faster frame rate. What I lose in bit depth will be compensated for in the extra information the HDR affords.

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Thu 30-May-13 03:47 PM
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Welcome! There is a wealth of info to be had on these forums.

If you're shooting RAW, you may wish to use (free) Nikon View NX2 or (not free) Capture NX2 to convert/edit your NEFs. They are the ONLY programs that can fully translate all the information in the NEF files.

Capture NX2 is more capable than View NX2, but View NX2 is a fine way to do basic editing, and I use it as my browser.

Lastly, I'd shoot full 14-bit, no compression. Why capture less than the camera is capable of? Have fun!

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Mahaabb Registered since 27th May 2013Sat 01-Jun-13 01:12 PM
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Beirut, LB
          

Thanks to all members who responded to my post and who replied with a welcome note, I appreciate your useful information for me and for the information I get from this forum, and I'm interested in catching up all your updates.

TK
Maha

TK
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