mark-vdi

mark-vdi

Lives in Germany Frankfurt aM, Germany
Has a website at www.blauvista.com
Joined on Sep 20, 2003

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I stopped at CS5 because CS6 did not offer enough improvement to upgrade and the tie-in to having to have the previous version to upgrade to next was already a big enough 'insult' to a dedicated hobbyist who could rationalize the costs of a stable, well tested upgrade every 2nd or 3rd version. So i don't get ACR7, big deal, a) it took over 12 months before it could give a reasonable rendition with the X-Pro1 b) AccuRaw (for example) gives me excellent 'pre-conversion' allowing me to finish in ACR6 and i expect it to do this with any new camera for a good while yet . . .

I don't want to constantly upgrade because eventually the OS can't keep-up and then I have to change that and then upgrade everything else. When I have a stable system I want to get my value for money from this set-up for as long as possible. Of course no software company wants me to do this! The last thing they want is a saturated market . . .

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 15:02 UTC as 444th comment | 2 replies
On Leuchtturm photo in mark-vdi's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Ellenbogen, Sylt, April 30th, 2012, ca. 06:30. Original slide film 6x17cm (Velvia 100F) scanned at 3200dpi (May 10th), slight modification in PS to remove dust/scratches, down-sampled to 4567x1500 for upload here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 19:51 UTC as 1st comment
On Sunlight In The Woods in the Prime Lens - Focal Length Equal Human Eye 1/2 challenge (1 comment in total)

Re-submitted since forgot to add processing info . . .

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2013 at 10:12 UTC as 1st comment
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)
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mark-vdi: I have had a first attempt with the Test Scene Raw File using the same method (below) RPP raw conversion + ooc camera jpeg to tame the hard edge artifacts. The final result has considerably more detail than any of the above files. Check the textile next to standard head crop above, the dust on the baileys . . .

http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/DSCF2008_color.jpg

I for one am now very satisfied that I have a very workable solution for the Xtrans raw files.

Hi, there are 3 settings in RPP: vng, 2/3 and half. Half merges 4 pixels into 1 = half height and half width. Simply choose vng to solve problem.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2013 at 22:00 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)

Hi, could somebody please make a 18mm or 60mm raw available to me to refine this method further. I only have a 35mm lens . . .

If possible with mixture of sharp edges and fine detail.

Many thanks in advance,

Cheers, Mark

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2013 at 17:39 UTC as 10th comment
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)
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mark-vdi: I have had a first attempt with the Test Scene Raw File using the same method (below) RPP raw conversion + ooc camera jpeg to tame the hard edge artifacts. The final result has considerably more detail than any of the above files. Check the textile next to standard head crop above, the dust on the baileys . . .

http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/DSCF2008_color.jpg

I for one am now very satisfied that I have a very workable solution for the Xtrans raw files.

here the PS actions:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12602526/RPP_ACTIONS.atn

and here the ACR settings used for the RPP Lab tiff import into PS:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12602526/RPP_ACR_SETTING.xmp

Let me know if there is a problem . . .

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2013 at 15:00 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)
In reply to:

mark-vdi: I have had a first attempt with the Test Scene Raw File using the same method (below) RPP raw conversion + ooc camera jpeg to tame the hard edge artifacts. The final result has considerably more detail than any of the above files. Check the textile next to standard head crop above, the dust on the baileys . . .

http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/DSCF2008_color.jpg

I for one am now very satisfied that I have a very workable solution for the Xtrans raw files.

Here a better version of this test:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50699578
+ local adjust:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50699694

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2013 at 12:34 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)

I have had a first attempt with the Test Scene Raw File using the same method (below) RPP raw conversion + ooc camera jpeg to tame the hard edge artifacts. The final result has considerably more detail than any of the above files. Check the textile next to standard head crop above, the dust on the baileys . . .

http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/DSCF2008_color.jpg

I for one am now very satisfied that I have a very workable solution for the Xtrans raw files.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 16:27 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)
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mark-vdi: . . . . and as one final attempt . . . here is an "inverse find edge masked jpeg" used to suppress the hard edge RPP/Xtrans artifacts (!). The final combination is as much information as I can extract from the file. [ Thought of this at 3am this morning ;-) ] . . .

sRGB: http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/DSCF0215_double.jpg

. . . and using the same method a slight blue/yellow x bw:

http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/DSCF0215_a25bw.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 15:28 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)

. . . . and as one final attempt . . . here is an "inverse find edge masked jpeg" used to suppress the hard edge RPP/Xtrans artifacts (!). The final combination is as much information as I can extract from the file. [ Thought of this at 3am this morning ;-) ] . . .

sRGB: http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/DSCF0215_double.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 10:26 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)
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mark-vdi: For comparison I have had a go at an RPP extraction of the Tram raw (RPP Film mode: A100F) export as Lab16bit, in ACR6 lightly sharpened and finally in PS converted to AdobeRGB/8bit:

http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/DSCF0215_a100f.jpeg

RPP appears to shows much more detail and to my eye the foliage looks much better, the disadvantage is that it can be easily over sharpened - The "Washington St." sign shows the tell-tale RPP edge artifacts at 100%

Here a more open rendition not in film mode:

http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/DSCF0215_color.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 19:53 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)

For comparison I have had a go at an RPP extraction of the Tram raw (RPP Film mode: A100F) export as Lab16bit, in ACR6 lightly sharpened and finally in PS converted to AdobeRGB/8bit:

http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/DSCF0215_a100f.jpeg

RPP appears to shows much more detail and to my eye the foliage looks much better, the disadvantage is that it can be easily over sharpened - The "Washington St." sign shows the tell-tale RPP edge artifacts at 100%

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 18:39 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)

I can recommend looking at RPP Raw Photo Processor 64 in combination with ACR. RPP (VNG) is used to set exposure, white balance, contrast (several excellent film modes). Saved as Lab 16 bit TIFF then opened in ACR, remove chromatic aberration (critical!)/defringe and sharpen at rad. 0.6 (with some color noise removal) - No further manipulation in PS. The following three photos (high contrast images @1600 iso with neg exp. comp.) original ooc + some sharpening in ACR vs RPP/ACR combo: http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/1-RPP.jpg ; http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/1-ORIG.jpg ; http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/2-RPP.jpg ; http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/2-ORIG.jpg ; http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/3-RPP.jpg ; http://www.blauvista.com/jpeg/3-ORIG.jpg ; of note is the shadow detail RPP was able to pull and how badly the ooc jpegs render the bark/fine detail - NB.: did not try to reproduce wb of ooc jpeg, I have used film profiles not available in xpro1 (exploration) + RPP pictures sRGB/8bit for web.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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