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by BobStone
25.10.2018 14:51
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Rendered file name 'bug' ...
Replies: 1
Views: 248

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: 500

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: 500

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: 711

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: 15
Views: 985

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: 15
Views: 985

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: 2
Views: 893

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: 328

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: 314

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.
by BobStone
01.09.2018 11:53
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: How to solve a Blurry edges problem?
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: How to solve a Blurry edges problem?

It looks like you may have a number of images in the stack where the plane of focus is between the object and the background. I would try finding the last image where the back edge of the object is in focus, and the first where the background becomes sharp; then remove every image in between from th...
by BobStone
26.08.2018 21:14
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Internal render error: 5 - Yes I know
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Internal render error: 5 - Yes I know

You might want to make some changes to the Scale setting on the Edit/Preferences/AutoAdjustments page. But I've done 100+ image stacks with the camera on a tripod without seeing this error. And yes, there is a slight but noticeable focal length shift, but Helicon does not complain. If you are hand h...
by BobStone
16.07.2018 11:05
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Export high resolution depth map
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Export high resolution depth map

I would guess that's there a 'tone' for each image used in the stack, representing the in-focus region used to render the final image.
by BobStone
15.07.2018 11:43
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Export high resolution depth map
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Export high resolution depth map

There are a number of export options on the Saving tab, including the depth map. The 3D model is quite interesting too!
by BobStone
01.07.2018 11:52
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Colorcast on final image post render
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: Colorcast on final image post render

I want to clarify my previous post … this is what I can glean from using the program. When saving a raw file stack to DNG, some of the raw file metadata from a 'sidecar' XMP is embedded in the DNG file. Looking at the attribute values there, they have values derived from one of the images in the sta...
by BobStone
28.05.2018 10:47
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Version Confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Re: Version Confusion

Only a single download … which features are available will depend on which license you buy, and the activation code you receive.