Please keep in mind that this video was produced in 2009 and we now have newer versions of the mentioned Photoshop plugins. Also, today I use Lightroom 5 instead of Adobe Camera RAW, yet the principles discussed within remain the same.
I explain a few technical details of how I setup my RAW processing software and and camera menu preferences. The techniques I use are specific to my workflow and your workflow may be different.
The settings I use in the camera menu are primarily for capturing as much digital information as possible. Later in RAW processing I make exposure and contrast changes to create the final images.