What is RAW format? When should I utilize the feature?
- HERO9 Black
- GoPro MAX
- HERO8 Black
- HERO7 Black
- HERO6 Black
- HERO5 Black
We recommend the use of RAW photo for those that intend to apply their own color correction and other image editing techniques. Similarly, RAW audio should be used when you aim to customize audio in an editing program. These features are primarily intended for professional workflows, when more flexibility in the editing process is desired.
NOTE: To utilize your RAW photos and audio files, insert your microSD card into a card reader and locate the files with your computer’s file explorer.
These files can be used in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), version 9.7 or later, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (2015.7 release or later) and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 (version 6.7 or later).
RAW Format is available only for the Photo capture mode and only when Wide Dynamic Range is turned off. RAW Format is not available when using Continuous photo mode (i.e., holding down the Shutter button to capture multiple photos until released) or when in Linear field of view.
- Low: Applies minimal processing; ideal if you apply audio processing in post-production.
- Medium: Applies processing based on your Manual Audio Control setting (wind and/or stereo). If you have Manual Audio Control turned off, the camera automatically switches between wind filtering and stereo audio.
- High: Applies full audio processing (automatic gain and AAC encoding).