Michael Berg

Michael Berg

Lives in Denmark Kolind, Denmark
Works as a IT Consultant
Has a website at http://www.bergconsult.com
Joined on Nov 16, 2003

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Mr Bolton: Wish it came in Linux flavor.. but whatcha gonna do?

Nice idea, it makes me wonder why they didn't just always do this.

Also, you can get various HDMI to USB adapters and use any camera as a webcam in that fashion.

@BrentSchumer The general idea that "Linux is so miniscule so why support it" is precisely why Linux has so little support from major software vendors. A few innovative companies have braved the trend and supports the platform, and companies like Black Magic Design with their DaVinci Resolve dominate the market because of it. The market will not just appear by itself, vendors have to provide the software.

I guess if you really love Windows and Mac, you have no problem with the limited platform support. But those who prefer a different type of desktop experience should not be left out like that. It's bad for all consumers and its bad for innovation.

As I said Fuji doesn't have to burn a single dollar on that endeavour. Just open source the thing and the community will do the work for them. This is a risk free proposition for Fuji. It's frankly a no brainer.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 14:58 UTC
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Michael Berg: Windows and Mac eh. Well I understand that there's just 2.18% of us Linux users here in 2020, but if you're doing a MacOS version you have most of the ingredients to make a Linux version anyway.

Fuji should release the source code and make way for an open source community edition so open source developers would have a chance to adapt the software not just to Linux but other platforms as well. This would actually be in Fuji's own best interest.

Well I have to agree with you on the general quality of the software we see from Fuji. I depend on X-Raw Studio in my general workflow and yes, once again, it's a Windows/Mac only thing. And even under Windows it gets very close to zero points from me on usability. This software should also be released as open source - again in Fuji's best interest.

Curious though regarding your comment on native support. Last I tried I couldn't get my X-T4 to be used as a webcam directly.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 14:48 UTC

Windows and Mac eh. Well I understand that there's just 2.18% of us Linux users here in 2020, but if you're doing a MacOS version you have most of the ingredients to make a Linux version anyway.

Fuji should release the source code and make way for an open source community edition so open source developers would have a chance to adapt the software not just to Linux but other platforms as well. This would actually be in Fuji's own best interest.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 08:39 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
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spidermoon: I want an IA to make luminar 4.3 work on windows. 😡
https://community.skylum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360009453700-Luminar-4-hangs-on-the-splash-screen-after-the-update-solutions

Not to mention Linux...

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2020 at 22:51 UTC
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bluevellet: "video unavailable in your country"

Thanks for nothing.

@Roland The circle is now complete

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2020 at 07:42 UTC
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bluevellet: "video unavailable in your country"

Thanks for nothing.

@Roland Thanks for that, this is actually very interesting. So perhaps if OP got on his dog sled and moved a few hundred miles over to a different territory he might be able to play the video :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 06:47 UTC
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bluevellet: "video unavailable in your country"

Thanks for nothing.

Interesting.

One has to wonder at which point negotiations between the copyright owners and the few dozen inhabitants of Antarctica broke down.

Further, since Antarctica is not a country and noone owns it, who was at the negotiating table?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2020 at 21:40 UTC
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bluevellet: "video unavailable in your country"

Thanks for nothing.

@vscd Get yourself on a service like Private Internet Access or similar. They typically cost 10 euros a month and give you access to multiple servers in many countries. I use it all the time to get around silly drm politics.

(no affiliation with PIA just a satisfied customer).

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2020 at 21:48 UTC

Both great lenses but the Leica does have noticably better contrast in every shot. There's also a distinctive difference in bokeh rendering but it's difficult there to say which is "better" because it's subjective what people like.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2020 at 07:01 UTC as 105th comment

Having third parties add to the X mount platform makes it more open and accessible, which is great for users and great for Fuji. So this is indeed good news.

However, I would like to say that part of the fun and enjoyment of using vintage lenses - at least for me, is in fact the process of manually focusing the lens. It gets me closer to the mechanics of photography which I like.

I do of course see why there are use cases for this adapter and I'm very glad someone took the time to design and manufacture this.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2020 at 06:32 UTC as 16th comment
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Becksvart: I like Darktable, the UI and the favourites, it looks nicer than Rawtherapee's, and I also like the selection tools. With some time spent the profiled denoise module can be rather good as well. I just wish it had a better way of dealing with "styles", as it stands you can apply a style and ..it remains applied. If you apply a second style it is applied on top of the first one. In Rawtherapee the first style is replaced by the second when you apply a second, and of course the proprietary product C1 lets you hover your mouse over a style to see it applied and lets you switch between styles. I like to get inspiration for styles and one of two reasons why I still have a Windows partition is that time just flies by and I get acceptable output , sometimes a little better and sometimes a little worse, in a fifth of the time in C1 compared to DT.(Am running the master branch as of a week ago or so, 3.3.0)

@spider-mario Yes you can do that too. However if you applied the first style, then made further adjustments to the image, and then decide to apply a new style, you may need to use the approach i suggested since otherwise you will loose those subsequent edits.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2020 at 06:35 UTC
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Becksvart: I like Darktable, the UI and the favourites, it looks nicer than Rawtherapee's, and I also like the selection tools. With some time spent the profiled denoise module can be rather good as well. I just wish it had a better way of dealing with "styles", as it stands you can apply a style and ..it remains applied. If you apply a second style it is applied on top of the first one. In Rawtherapee the first style is replaced by the second when you apply a second, and of course the proprietary product C1 lets you hover your mouse over a style to see it applied and lets you switch between styles. I like to get inspiration for styles and one of two reasons why I still have a Windows partition is that time just flies by and I get acceptable output , sometimes a little better and sometimes a little worse, in a fifth of the time in C1 compared to DT.(Am running the master branch as of a week ago or so, 3.3.0)

@MrBolton Linux user here too. Say hello to my little friend VmWare :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2020 at 06:34 UTC
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Henry Richardson: Seems like a substantial update!

And now it reads my Fuji X-T4 RAW files - yay! :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2020 at 22:00 UTC
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Becksvart: I like Darktable, the UI and the favourites, it looks nicer than Rawtherapee's, and I also like the selection tools. With some time spent the profiled denoise module can be rather good as well. I just wish it had a better way of dealing with "styles", as it stands you can apply a style and ..it remains applied. If you apply a second style it is applied on top of the first one. In Rawtherapee the first style is replaced by the second when you apply a second, and of course the proprietary product C1 lets you hover your mouse over a style to see it applied and lets you switch between styles. I like to get inspiration for styles and one of two reasons why I still have a Windows partition is that time just flies by and I get acceptable output , sometimes a little better and sometimes a little worse, in a fifth of the time in C1 compared to DT.(Am running the master branch as of a week ago or so, 3.3.0)

You should be able to see what modules the style is adding to the history stack as you apply the style. Then just go and disable those modules before adding another style. Untested so no guarantees but it should work this way.

C1 is a wonderful tool, I'm using the free Fuji Express version and it pretty much solves my needs. It is however rather limited in that it can't use layers or fancy masks so I often use Darktable along with C1.

DT requires more work to get the image to where you want to but it is also very advanced - like the masking is probably the most advanced you can get in any raw converter, commercial or not.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2020 at 21:59 UTC
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Entropius: > Windows

Found the issue.

@themountainphotographer Hey look, it's an iPhone. Never knew what it looked like before - thanks for the link!

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2020 at 06:51 UTC
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Johans81: Last nail in the Coffin for Canon.

@j3ffw Ransomware attacks can easily be executed without any computer ever being on the internet.

All it takes is one unsuspecting employee with an infected USB stick.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 10:27 UTC
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Entropius: > Windows

Found the issue.

@Melinda No Facebook is a straight up company that never did anything remotely suspicious with any user data. Right?

Interesting statement on the iPhone cameras. Do you have a source for that?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 10:22 UTC
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mwhyte: Just make sure you have three copies of your important work:

1. Local Working Copy
2. Local Back-Up Copy
3. Remote, Off-Site or Cloud Back-Up (basically a copy not at the same location as the first two copies)

If you do that, the even if your cloud copies go poof, then you can restore from your local copies and vice versa.

Remember one copy of a digital file equals no copy of a digital file.

Found the Navy Seal.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 08:08 UTC
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Ruff Ruffman: Who runs their cloud storage? Nothing should be lost if it is run properly. There are only a few top dogs.

Frankly I doubt that the operator is at fault here. You get what you pay for, and if you cheap out in the SLA about the frequency of backups or other safety features then a simple bug in the code can end up having disastrous and unrecoverable consequences like in this case.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 08:04 UTC

"Some of the original photo and video data files have been lost."

"We apologize for any inconvenience."

Inconvenience? Running out of toilet paper while you're on the can is an inconvenience. When your taxi is delayed it is an inconvenience. When you get the Latte when you really wanted the Macchiato that's an inconvenience.

When a cloud based imaging giant like Canon throws away your original digital assets, that's no "inconvenience", it's a disaster. I work in IT and I can't wrap my head around what exactly Canon could have done to end up losing data this way, but a statement like that is pathetic and plain disrespectful.

I'm fortunately not using that service but I feel bad for those who do. Not only do they lose their files, they have to suffer through this insincere bs of an "apology" on top of it. Have Kazuto Ogawa himself explain what happened, explain how it can't happen again, and compensate users for their lost assets for a start.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 07:47 UTC as 4th comment | 6 replies
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