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I shot some pictures at my Super Bowl party Sunday, and decided to try shooting them in RAW format if that's the term. 

When I put the SD card into my computer, it didn't know what to do with them.

How do I view my pictures when taken in RAW?

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1 hour ago, FLHTC said:

I shot some pictures at my Super Bowl party Sunday, and decided to try shooting them in RAW format if that's the term. 

When I put the SD card into my computer, it didn't know what to do with them.

How do I view my pictures when taken in RAW?

You need a separate program such as Sony's Image Data Converter or Lightroom to process the RAW format to DNG.  Also depends upon which camera you are using as some of the later cameras do not support the new RAW format (like my Lightroom 6 and my Sony A7III).

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Well my camera is a Sony A7iii. 

 

I have been just shooting pictures to get used to it, and this was step 2 for me.  This camera has been a real challenge for me.  

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On 2/6/2019 at 8:30 AM, FLHTC said:

Well my camera is a Sony A7iii. 

 

I have been just shooting pictures to get used to it, and this was step 2 for me.  This camera has been a real challenge for me.  

It is complicated but lots of help available on line, particularly youtube.  For now, if you wish to pursue RAW, why not shoot RAW plus JPEG and have both formats available for you until you get comfortable,

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On 2/6/2019 at 8:43 AM, tinplater said:

You need a separate program such as Sony's Image Data Converter or Lightroom to process the RAW format to DNG.  Also depends upon which camera you are using as some of the later cameras do not support the new RAW format (like my Lightroom 6 and my Sony A7III).

Well you and I have one of the same cameras, Sony A7III.  What do you use when shooting RAW with the A7III?

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19 hours ago, LiveShots said:

There are many programs that can view RAW files. What computer do you have ?

Have you tried the software that came with your camera, called Imaging Edge ?

I just downloaded Imaging Edge from the link you provided.  Is that what you use to see the RAW files?

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Eureka, I down;loaded Imaging Edge and can see my RAW files.  Very nice.  Now if I can just get the focusing to focus on what I want, instead of what it wants, my pictures will be better.  The saga continues.  

 

Next question, I took a video of my Gdaughter's school play.  The Imaging Edge didn't seem to recognize the video.  Any suggestions on how to view a video on my computer?

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21 hours ago, LiveShots said:

What format did you use for the video ?

OK liveshots, I hope this is what you are asking, File Format XAVC S 4K  Record setting 24p 100M

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