increasing gain setting in camera vs. pushing image on computer
Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:02 PM
Is there any difference in image quality when you use gain while shooting vs. pushing the image/increasing image brightness in post?
Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:08 PM
Also, make sure your lens is cleaned really well (no thumb prints), especially in back lit situations.
Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:37 PM
Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:47 AM
Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:46 PM
In my opinion, the noise added to an image in post looks worse then noise introduced by increasing the gain in camera.
Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:33 AM
Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:12 AM
In general, I think the best practice is to get as close to what you want for the final image as you can, and if anything to overexpose a little if you can do so without clipping highlights. This gives you the most possible information to work with in post. I don't think in-camera gain will ever produce MORE noise than doing so in post. The more compressed your recording format the more important it is to avoid underexposure and get as close as possible to the final image in-camera, on cameras that use heavy compression like H.264 or MPEG-2, underexposure may create serious compression artifacts that will show up in post when you try to bring it up.