CP4500 has a RAW mode!

Started Jan 21, 2003 | Discussions thread
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AnthonyY New Member • Posts: 10
Re: It works on 995 to ...

I'll throw in my 2 cents here. I've been experimenting with this new found feature (thank you Alex and paul69!) on a 995 I modified for taking IR pictures (it's a US model with firmware 1.7 installed, too, warranty is thoroughly voided :-). It's a little tricky because I'm using a Mac computer. I'm converting the raw files to NEF using Virtual PC and using the demo version of Nikon Capture to play around with the resulting NEF files. I have tried NC with a D100 NEF, but without having tried NC with a bonafide 5700 NEF file, I don't know if there is normally a big difference in processing these two types of NEFs, but here are some shortcomings I see:

  • NC wants to process the file twice when I first open it.

  • Some metadata is missing (i.e. exposure information, etc.)

  • Preset white balance is not preserved.

  • Setting white balance via a gray point does not work. Instead of getting an eyedropper, I get a red circle with a line through it.

  • Each change raw adjustment requires a complete reprocessing of the data whereas changes to a D100 NEF can be seen immediately.

  • A NEF for a picture taken in black and white mode is not processed into a black and white image. It results in a color image with odd color blowouts.

The good news is that I can, with a little work, obtain a 12-bit image and have the freedom to adjust contrast to my liking.

If there is anyway I can help out in this endeavour, let me know. One thing I would like to do is play around with an actual 5700 NEF. If anyone can point me to one, I would really appreciate it.

Anthony

DanVac wrote:
Yes I was. But there are some troubles. See this

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=4240269

with the raw2nef converter
http://e2500.narod.ru/raw2nef.htm

and nikon capture (trial dwnloaded from nikon) you can work with
raw files

Dan

Ed Rotberg wrote:

Dan,

Did you get anywhere with this? Have you been able to use the RAW
format with your 995? Inquiring minds want to know...

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