Petition against Sony's Star Eater

Started Jul 29, 2017 | Discussions thread
sharkmelley Senior Member • Posts: 1,620
Re: Petition against Sony's Star Eater

BBQue wrote:

fred 76 wrote:

The photo you linked is a non sense to demonstrate anything about Star Eater ! It is a wide wide field, shot in panorama that should extend over 10000 pixels in width, and reduced to less than 1500 pixels width... You will hardly see any difference on that kind of photo whether you shoot it with smartphone or a specialized astronomy camera !

The effect of the terrific star Eater algorithm is NOT LIMITED TO ASTRONOMY photos :

There is no Star in the above photo, but the degradation is still VERY visible unless you are blind...

I am not blind - in fact I have tried exactly same with my A7rii. I am unable to even remotely reproduce the effect in your sample. I have posted full size results a few months ago in these forums.

I think you might be referring to the example you posted here:

and I replied here:

To re-iterate: in your own example the point sources of light on the horizon (plus those reflected in the hotel windows) either disappeared or turned into miscolored blobs because of star eater. Now imagine what would happen if you took a picture of a whole sky full of point sources.


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