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by fredkahan
05.05.2010 04:47
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Help with DOF Stacking using CHDK
Replies: 1
Views: 3954

Help with DOF Stacking using CHDK

I have been experimenting with the Canon "Hacker" Development Kit (CHDK) which allows extended acquisition of focal slices using Canon P&S cameras .. mine is a newly purchased SX10IS. I hope someone on the forum knows how to overcome the following limitation of this camera in the multishot MF mode u...
by fredkahan
03.01.2010 21:39
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Sigma 150mm HSM Macro fails to step with Nikon!
Replies: 1
Views: 2899

Sigma 150mm HSM Macro fails to step with Nikon!

The new Remote software is terrific, and works with all of my lenses except one: the Sigma 150mm Macro HSM. This is a great pity, since it is my favorite lens! This is not a generic failure of Sigma HSM's, since the Sigma 150-500 does respond correctly. The Sigma 150 HSM also fails to respond to pro...
by fredkahan
16.09.2008 05:58
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: A Gallery of Helicon Focus Flowers
Replies: 2
Views: 5596

A Gallery of Helicon Focus Flowers

Please visit my Flickr gallery of images, mainly micro-orchids, at:
http://flickr.com/photos/cattleya/sets/ ... 313717489/

teaser image at:
http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/onblack.p ... e&posted=1
by fredkahan
12.03.2008 14:41
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Query re Helicon Forum on Google
Replies: 1
Views: 2927

Query re Helicon Forum on Google

Danny:Please tell us more about the switch of this forum to Google. Will all earlier posts be accessible there?
by fredkahan
04.04.2007 16:52
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: HF freezes after save
Replies: 13
Views: 11292

Hard to reproduce problem!

This morning, I encountered the freeze problem on my first set (no problem however dismissing the program.) However, in subsequent runs I have had no further problems! I was also unable to demonstrate the freeze with the set that I had used the previous day. I would endorse Vladimir's suggestion tha...
by fredkahan
03.04.2007 01:39
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: HF freezes after save
Replies: 13
Views: 11292

Further observations with freeze

I have now extended this finding to D200 48 bit Tiffs.
On one accasion, attempts to quit by tapping the upper right hand X, resulted in error messages. The application could only be exited from the task manager.
by fredkahan
03.04.2007 01:09
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: HF freezes after save
Replies: 13
Views: 11292

Further details on freeze

I too use Windows XP Pro. My images were D200 were 3872 x 2592 JPGs.
The previous version did not show this problem.
by fredkahan
03.12.2006 19:36
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Sluggish startupdue to thumbnail generation
Replies: 1
Views: 3548

Sluggish startupdue to thumbnail generation

Hello Dan In working up a folder containing a large number of NEF and JPG images I was troubled today by the very sluggish behaviour of 4.03, and was almost about to reinstall an earlier version! I soon recognized that the problem was due to obligatory creation of thumbnails as a background process....
by fredkahan
18.09.2006 20:14
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: File input order bug in HF 4.03?
Replies: 1
Views: 4390

File input order bug in HF 4.03?

Dan I am unable to set file sequence numeric ascending order in this version! When I set the order either from the View menu or by tapping the triangle icons on the RH side of the file list, the order reverts to numeric descending following the processing of the first image. This program version has...
by fredkahan
18.09.2006 14:41
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Source cursor display in "copy source" with HF4
Replies: 10
Views: 10753

"Copy Source" cursor display problems in HF 4.03

Tom & Dan I have just retested image stacks in the latest HF version and find that the misalignment of the "copy Source" cursor on the input frame persists on 48 bit Tifs but not on JPG's generated from the D200 NEF originals. I used 100% magnification for the evaluations. Note that the misalignment...
by fredkahan
26.07.2006 15:39
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Source cursor display in "copy source" with HF4
Replies: 10
Views: 10753

"Copy Source" cursor offset

Dan My workflow involves 10 or more slices from a D200 as 35 Mb 48bit Tiffs, obviously too gargantuan to upload. I therefore set up a demo with mid-quality 24bit JPGs of the original .. 200kb each. Imagine my surprise: NO PROBLEM. Perfect registration up and down the stack of JPG slices!!! So I deci...
by fredkahan
24.07.2006 22:32
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Source cursor display in "copy source" with HF4
Replies: 10
Views: 10753

Source cursor display in "copy source" with HF4

Dan I had earlier complained that the new "retouching" in HF4 did not take into account the internal corrections made to source slice for inevitable displacement and magnification. You insisted that it does. I WAS WRONG! I was misled by the cursor display in the source window. It was so far off the ...
by fredkahan
19.07.2006 21:26
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Duration of licence to upgrade from HF3Lite to HF4
Replies: 1
Views: 4745

Duration of licence to upgrade from HF3Lite to HF4

Dan I am a user of Helicon Pro Lite purchased at a one year fee in February 2006. I have now downloaded HF4 and am interested in your upgrade path. Does the stated $80 upgrade price provide me with a non-expiring licence to HF4, or must I first pay an additional fee to make the HF3-Lite permanent? c...