True that DPP4 does not work with 5DII files?

Started Jun 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Timbukto Veteran Member • Posts: 4,988
Re: The probable reason...

PhotoKhan wrote:

...Why DPP 4.0 does not support more ancient CR2 files at launch has, maybe, more to do with the future than with the past.

New sensors from Canon are about to emerge. A recent call on CR points for this to be possible has early as the soon-to-be-released 7DII.

Every new interaction of the CR2 files are not exactly the same as the previous one, as proven by the need of new ACR releases by Adobe for each launch.

So, full backward full compatibility for DPP 4.0 would mobilize programing resources that may have been used to make it compatible with new coming sensors.

It might be more significant what actually already is in DPP4.0 without us being told so than what isn't, in spite of the poor communication.

In any case, for those of us with older cameras, it is just not logic to expect that Canon will be dropping support for older CR2 files in their own new software. It just does not make sense.

As for referral of those older cameras to a 3.14 update, I am sure it is only a stop gap.


Yes there is more software development time to incorporate the crop lineup especially in regards to the re-engined DLO (no longer bloats CR2 files).  However what is telling is that the 5DMKII was not supported at launch.  This single-handedly tells me it is almost entirely that they do not want a deluge of customer support calls!  They want to work out some more bugs and features before they roll it out to some of the most predominant models in professional use including 5DMKII's and 7Ds.

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