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by brentbristol
11.01.2012 21:08
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Does Helicon Focus really use 16-bit depth files?
Replies: 4
Views: 3310

Re: Does Helicon Focus really use 16-bit depth files?

Thanks Stas,
I am uploading a file named _MG_8761_DxO.tif in a folder named Bristol.
by brentbristol
10.01.2012 23:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Grass Seed Head
Replies: 1
Views: 6469

Grass Seed Head

Here is a grass seed head. Initially shot at f/11 and had many aberrations. This was shot as a stack of 61 focus planes at f/13 and the aberrations were much reduced. Still getting the hang of the retouching tool, but its ability to identify the proper stack element in the context of the composite i...
by brentbristol
10.01.2012 01:46
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Does Helicon Focus really use 16-bit depth files?
Replies: 4
Views: 3310

Does Helicon Focus really use 16-bit depth files?

My workflow for Helicon Focus has been to: 1. Shoot the stack in Canon raw. 2. Load the raw files onto my computer. 3. Convert the raw files to 16 bit tiffs with DXO Optics Pro. 4. Process the converted 16 bit tiffs in Helicon Focus The Parameters tab displays some info about each image in the stack...
by brentbristol
26.12.2011 13:32
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Removing an item in queue
Replies: 1
Views: 1525

Removing an item in queue

If I remove an item from queue the button to run the queue is grayed out. I have to close and reopen the queue interface box to have an active run button again.
by brentbristol
26.12.2011 13:29
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: How to increase time between shots on Canon?
Replies: 2
Views: 2201

Re: How to increase time between shots on Canon?

Thanks Stas,
Always went straight to the Canon selection under Shooting. Didn't see the options just under shooting itself. This should work much better.
by brentbristol
24.12.2011 17:36
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Time Interval Shooting
Replies: 2
Views: 2153

Re: Time Interval Shooting

Thanks Stas, I completely missed it. Will have to give it a try. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
by brentbristol
24.12.2011 14:43
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: How to increase time between shots on Canon?
Replies: 2
Views: 2201

How to increase time between shots on Canon?

I am shooting with a Canon 7D using an external 580EX II flash mounted on the hotshoe. Is there a way to increase the time duration between shots to allow the flash to recharge. Every other shot has a dark frame as the flash is only firing every other time.
by brentbristol
22.12.2011 20:51
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: slow performance of HF 64-bit Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 5623

Re: slow performance of HF 64-bit Pro

Stas, Thank you for your interest in this issue. Adding a folder of images to create a stack took 172 seconds to create a queue task consisting of 155 images. Changing parameters for the same group of images took an additional 172 seconds. There did not seem to be an efficiency gain to simply change...
by brentbristol
21.12.2011 22:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Old Elf
Replies: 4
Views: 6236

Re: Old Elf

Thanks Stas, you guys are very responsive. It is appreciated.
by brentbristol
21.12.2011 19:56
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Where is the 'AF Calibrator' function?
Replies: 6
Views: 11128

Re: Where is the 'AF Calibrator' function?

Thanks Stas,
This is a fine program. I appreciate that you guys are always improving it.
by brentbristol
21.12.2011 18:44
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Time Interval Shooting
Replies: 2
Views: 2153

Time Interval Shooting

Would it be possible to add time interval shooting to Remote? One possibility would be just a basic triggering of the shutter at specified intervals, a second possibility would be to repeat a focus stack at specified intervals, and the third would be to run a focus stack with exposure bracketing at ...
by brentbristol
20.12.2011 01:40
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Where is the 'AF Calibrator' function?
Replies: 6
Views: 11128

Re: Where is the 'AF Calibrator' function?

I ran across this discussion on the 'AF Calibrator" function that mentions that an automated micro-adjustment feature used to exist in Helicon Remote: http://www.pointsinfocus.com/2010/01/auto-focus-micro-adjustments-using-live-view/ Seems like an incredibly useful feature. Are there any plans to re...
by brentbristol
20.12.2011 00:23
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Old Elf
Replies: 4
Views: 6236

Re: Old Elf

Stas, No flash was as used. Fewer exposure bracket shots may have worked but the tree was very bright and I wanted a +/-4 stop bracket to tame the highlights. It may have been overkill, but the Remote program was up to the task. On the +4 stop side I did have to adjust the shadow exposure away from ...
by brentbristol
18.12.2011 06:43
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Old Elf
Replies: 4
Views: 6236

Old Elf

This photo was taken with a Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L @ 24mm and f/8.0. It is derived from 12 focus planes x 9 exposure bracket shots. It shots were driven by Helicon Remote. The HDR files were pre-processed using Photomatix in batch prior to using Helicon Focus. I was quite impressed by how easy it was t...