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by BobStone
31.05.2019 09:29
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Saving as 16bit TIFF
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Saving as 16bit TIFF

Not sure what your source images are, but in In RAW-to-DNG mode, the stack can be saved as a TIFF which will have 16 bits/channel.
by BobStone
05.04.2019 12:25
Forum: Shooting
Topic: Selecting important focus point in stack
Replies: 3
Views: 2620

Re: Selecting important focus point in stack

I suspect your focus step width on the D850 is too wide. After a good deal of testing with this camera, a step width of 4 seems to work across a broad range of focal lengths, f/stops and subject distances. It may not be the most efficient in terms of number of frames, but should provide a result wit...
by BobStone
05.04.2019 12:17
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Mirrorless
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Mirrorless

And the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7 have focus stack creation built in.
by BobStone
24.03.2019 11:08
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Odd DNG + retouch + Lighroom behaviour
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: Odd DNG + retouch + Lighroom behaviour

I notice that too, although in Adobe Camera Raw, not LR. I believe that HF creates an internal JPG for the DNG that comes form one of the original frames. In Bridge the retouched image thumbnail looks unchanged, but once opened in PS, all the changes are there.
by BobStone
22.03.2019 10:17
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: image appears to be damaged
Replies: 9
Views: 3893

Re: image appears to be damaged

I do not use Lightroom or any automated import/export. Even on DNG files that produced the 'Image appears damaged' notice, I was able to edit in ACR and import into PS as a Smart Object without any problems. ACR is clearly doing some king of analysis of the DNG file; wish it had a way to export a hi...
by BobStone
20.02.2019 20:31
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Adobe DNG in new HF version 7.5
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Adobe DNG in new HF version 7.5

Looks like the Adobe DNG Converter installed by the new Helicon Focus v7.5 release is one version behind. The Current version is 11.2, as of Jan 24, 2019. Easy to update … thought you would like to know.
by BobStone
25.10.2018 14:51
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Rendered file name 'bug' ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1334

Rendered file name 'bug' ...

With the [params] option, the numeric value of the Smoothing control is not part of the suggested file name using the 'C' method. It is displayed on the caption of the thumbnail at the bottom of the display.
by BobStone
19.10.2018 13:31
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Broken DNG
Replies: 3
Views: 1899

Re: Broken DNG

Thanks for the quick reply Stas …

https://github.com/CameraAndLensReviews/AdobeDNGValidatorUI/tree/master/dist
by BobStone
18.10.2018 11:17
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Broken DNG
Replies: 3
Views: 1899

Broken DNG

Rendered a 3 frame landscape stack of Nikon raw (NEF) images and used the retouch brush to clean up the final image. I noted that the retouching did not appear in the thumbnail image displayed in the film strip at the bottom. Saved the results to DNG. When opening the DNG in ACR, a 'File appears dam...
by BobStone
02.10.2018 13:54
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Dark NEF's - one more time
Replies: 12
Views: 3425

Re: Dark NEF's - one more time

Have you tried simply opening the NEF files in Helicon Focus?
by BobStone
02.10.2018 13:47
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: focus stacking with the nikon d500
Replies: 16
Views: 6032

Re: focus stacking with the nikon d500

Most tools do not report the complete set of EXIF keys. Even the D850 itself does not. This is for Windows ... Get the EXIF utility here: http://owl.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ Note: This extracts as exiftool(-k).exe … rename to exiftool.exe This is a command line tool run from a command prompt, ...
by BobStone
02.10.2018 11:10
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: focus stacking with the nikon d500
Replies: 16
Views: 6032

Re: focus stacking with the nikon d500

Just an aside on the shutter count issue...

The D850 has 2 metadata items: Shutter Count and Mechanical Shutter Count. Shutter Count is incremented in silent electronic mode, Mechanical Shutter Count is not. So Mechanical Shutter Count is what you should use for resale value.
by BobStone
21.09.2018 11:16
Forum: Shooting
Topic: Panoramic Shooting
Replies: 3
Views: 3527

Re: Panoramic Shooting

I worked a stacked panorama scene just yesterday. Standing on the left, at the base of a waterfall, I created a stack of the left side of the waterfall, then a stack on the right side. The left side stack required 1 more frame than the right side stack. Thought this curious at first, but the right s...
by BobStone
19.09.2018 19:04
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: HF 7.x - Resize option (rendering)
Replies: 2
Views: 1412

Re: HF 7.x - Resize option (rendering)

Just a note that the User's Manual / Help file still mentions this option. Been using the new version for a few days, and I love the new layout. Definitely faster too!
by BobStone
09.09.2018 11:05
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Before stack: Image looks fine. After Stack way over saturated
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

Re: Before stack: Image looks fine. After Stack way over saturated

Looks like you have both jpg and cr2 (raw) files in your stack. Try with just jpg or cr2.