Difference between CV and CVF curves:
- CV curves are the standard RGB curves
- CVF curves are my own version of the curves which
intends to avoid color shift side effect of the RGB curves.
They are an approximation of the luminance curves.
Except the SYSCURVES.CVF file. It is recommended to
put the curves files in the curve directory.
Auto DR with Zebra is intended to be use for the direct
application of the curves to the shot - and not for post
processing (the feature is just mimic of the Fuji S100
+200, +400 Dynamic Range). The flow is:
1. Activate Zebra display
2. Activate Auto DR
3. Use the camera EV negative compensation to reduce the
Zebra overblown highlights shown on screen.
I used the (+/-) button on the back of the camera.
4. Take the shot. You will directly get the JPG without post
processing. The luminance of the darker areas will be
raised while the highlight is compressed.
Your workflow is correct. However during the RAW develop
process, you need to set the EV comp to the value that you
used to reduce the high light blown out when you took the RAW.
I don't use much in camera develop since it is a tricky art there
(specially for WB issues).
If the scene does not require you to reduce exposure to avoid
blown highlight, the Auto DR feature does not do anything.
I am not sure what the Velvia effect is. Won't be able to help there.
I have attached some curve samples (which include a Provia effect).