True that DPP4 does not work with 5DII files?

Started Jun 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
ImageAmateur Senior Member • Posts: 4,066
Re: The probable reason... rational thinking
  1. 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.


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That is likely true, makes a lot of sense. If there are significant changes in how the data is dispersed from the sensor due to a complete redesign, and / or such features as higher speed and quality video, there must be corresponding developments in the related software.

So, to make that same software work for older cameras may be cumbersome and unnecessary.

Simply update the old software for improvements, but bring the new software for the new 'state of the art'.

My other thought is that while we hear that Canon is bringing new software, likely full featured, Nikon is piddling about with beta of what seems to be a 'light' editor made by the same makers of Silkypix, according to some rumours, albeit not confirmed.

Does this mean that Nikon is still nowhere near the video capabilities of Canon?? One would think that they would be strengthening up their editor if they were, not diminishing.

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