I'm an animator and I just bought a Cannon EOS M200 for myself. I shot a quick stop-motion piece as a test and now I can't access the .cr3 files. I've worked with all sorts of log footage from fancy shoots at work, but I don't think anyone has ever given me raw files from a still camera. I know I can import some of them, but clearly raw files aren't all created equal, and I'm not sure which ones are fine for AfterEffects.
Lightroom does not currently support this camera. I downloaded the software from Cannon, and it will let me open the .cr3 files, but it'll only let me export to tiffs and jpgs. I can see how this software would be helpful if I wanted individual photos, but when I was playing around with the camera this moring, I shot a quick test that's 12 frames long. I can't imagine using the Cannon software for that. The camera also shoots RAW raw files, so I could switch to that setting.
I would rather work on color correction and color balance in AfterEffects, where I can animate the curves and look at the frames in proper order. Is there a best workflow or set of settings so I can make this work well for me? Thanks in advance for any advice you have!
The camera is too new for a profile to be in Lightroom or Camera Raw. You will have to wait till Adobe adds that camera to Camera Raw. In the meantime, you will need to use the Cannon software to create tiffs or jpgs.