Sony a7s III Internal Codec vs. ProRes 4444: Round 2

We added sharpening to the XAVC S-I clip just to make it a little more challenging. Can you tell which is which?

And here’s the same ProRes 4444 clip with a small amount of spatial noise reduction in addition to the temporal. Mode faster – radius small – Luma 2 – Chroma 2.

There’s also more color information to work with in the RAW clip than in the XAVC S-I clip.

Mark Spencer demonstrates how the Sony XAVC internal codec falls apart much more easily when doing an extreme grade than the ProRes RAW file:

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