You have that “Log Reference White” and “Log Reference Black” controls in the clip settings. Let us change the white point/black point of the image without having to do change the image to “Log”.
This is helpful where you have to roto something that is in almost complete darkness or super bright sunlight and gamma just isn’t enough because you need to see what little detail there is (even if it is grainy as piss). Silhouette has this option and it is really useful.
I know people are going to say, just use the log image. Well many larger vfx companies do all the log/lin conversion in the I/O department and we don’t have access to the log images (they get quickly archived after the conversion so they aren’t taking up space on the server).