When shooting raw photos, many of us have come to expect we can ignore a few settings on our cameras because some of them only apply to recorded JPEGs. As it turns out, however, raw shooters do need to beware of Sony's Picture Profile settings.
In this video, Gerald Undone provides proof that one thing does indeed change with raw photo files imported into Lightroom and Capture One when switching Picture Profiles. Sony's Picture Profiles are where users, usually filmmakers, change into Slog-2 and Slog-3, Cine4, HLG, and so on. This is not to be confused with Creative Style, which as shown here does not affect raw files, only JPEGs.
Why does this matter? For one, this common misconception leads people to believe that when they switch from recording video to shooting stills, that Picture Profile is another one of those things that can be ignored because they only shoot raw and it won't matter when they import the files into their image catalogs. Thanks to Gerald for setting the record straight, because me, him, and plenty of other people kept repeating the same wrong information when it came to the impact of this setting while shooting stills.