Sun 12-Sep-10 04:35 PM | edited Sun 12-Sep-10 05:28 PM by voyageurfred
"Would shooting in Adobe RGB have negative consequences when shooting in Vivid or in your C1 setting?"
You can apply the Vivid setting to Adobe RGB images too.
If you shoot in RAW format, to the best of my knowledge, these settings can only be read and retained in Nikon's proprietary Capture NX2. If you were to open your RAW images in Photoshop, the information is not read in the Adobe Raw Converter (ACR) as it will consider them as a "neutral" image for you to apply the processing you desire. Here's a flowchart to show you how most digital camera's create a RAW file. Notice how all in camera setting are completely bypassed in creating the RAW file.
If however you shoot these images as JPEG's, all the data and pre-sets including whatever sharpening, colour, contrast etc will be retained and burned forever into the image. This includes JRP's suggested settings to recreate the Vivid film look (which I like by the way ). You can of course shoot JPEG+RAW and get the best of both worlds. In the next flowchart below, here's how a JPEG file is created, or if you shoot TIFF files to avoid JPEG compression.
You can learn more about how to create custom profiles for RAW images in ACR from Scott Kelby's excellent book "Adobe Photoshop CS4 book for Digital Photographers" which you can buy on-line from major book retailers like Amazon.com.
He also has books for CS3 and CS5, and Lightroom 2 and 3 if these are the programs you use to browse and process your images. Another method that's popular is to do your initial processing in Capture NX2 then bring them into Photoshop or other image processing softwares for post-processing.