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: