SigZero

SigZero

Lives in Poland Warsaw, Poland
Works as a IT Systems Architect
Has a website at https://pawel.online
Joined on Jan 16, 2014

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On article How HDR display could change your photography forever (226 comments in total)
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SigZero: I'm glad that this topic finally got here.

I really hope that the HEIF standard get to web browsers and operating systems soon.
Currenlty I've found that the most effective way of watching my photos home is to upload them to Apple Photos in Display P3 gamut and then watch them on HDR TV via Apple TV 4K - which triggers HDR Dolby Vision mode on TV.

Hope it works. Last days I've changed my TV to OLED HDR. Again the photos got another life using ATV.
Although it seems (still need to check) that my LG BX OLED TV is able to show pictures using its embedded photo app (with photos from NAS) with correct quality and color profile.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2020 at 09:44 UTC
On article How HDR display could change your photography forever (226 comments in total)
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SigZero: I'm glad that this topic finally got here.

I really hope that the HEIF standard get to web browsers and operating systems soon.
Currenlty I've found that the most effective way of watching my photos home is to upload them to Apple Photos in Display P3 gamut and then watch them on HDR TV via Apple TV 4K - which triggers HDR Dolby Vision mode on TV.

If this is Windows then probably there is no system-installed Display P3 profile.
You can download DCI-P3 from ICC website (in D65 or DCI) whitepoint. Its exactly the same as Display P3 with a bit different gamma, but because ATV is color-managed there is no difference. So install DCI-P3 profile in the system and it should appear as export option.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2020 at 09:50 UTC
On article How HDR display could change your photography forever (226 comments in total)
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SigZero: I'm glad that this topic finally got here.

I really hope that the HEIF standard get to web browsers and operating systems soon.
Currenlty I've found that the most effective way of watching my photos home is to upload them to Apple Photos in Display P3 gamut and then watch them on HDR TV via Apple TV 4K - which triggers HDR Dolby Vision mode on TV.

I don't know DXO, but both C1 and LR/LRC have export option to choose from standard or any ICC profile - and they export in selected gamut with ICC attached. I'm simply selecting Display P3.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2020 at 19:00 UTC
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Elisam: “Not available in your country”

Yep, same here. Probably US only or only selected countries (as it as with Transfer and Tagging add-on)

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2020 at 12:55 UTC
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Danielx64: Is anyone able to download the new version?

Its available now. PS, LRC and ACR.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2020 at 12:51 UTC
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Danielx64: Is anyone able to download the new version?

Nope. Still not available in EU region.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2020 at 10:37 UTC
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arbitrage: Won't do anything for a card formatted in a Sony camera...those files are gone for good and no one is getting them back. For a Canon and Nikon any free software that comes with a memory card will usually work.

Indeed it uses "erase" command, which beside making sectors unaccesible also helps wear-level entire SSD card - it simply deletes mapping between virtual and physical sectors on the card.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2020 at 10:42 UTC
On article How HDR display could change your photography forever (226 comments in total)
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SigZero: I'm glad that this topic finally got here.

I really hope that the HEIF standard get to web browsers and operating systems soon.
Currenlty I've found that the most effective way of watching my photos home is to upload them to Apple Photos in Display P3 gamut and then watch them on HDR TV via Apple TV 4K - which triggers HDR Dolby Vision mode on TV.

Currently, I don't think that Apple is doing anything with HDR (especially that I'm uploading 8bit JPGs). But all Apple products are correctly color-managed, so when showing Display-P3 JPG via Apple TV in Dolby Vision 10bit mode - it uses BT.2020 color space and maps D-P3 correctly into it.
I'm dreaming of Lightroom being able to export 10bit HEIF in BT.2020 space, I hope Apple TV 4K would be able to display it correctly on Dolby Vision (or HDR10) display.
I can't use BT.2020 space on JPG as 8 bits is to small for it - it causes banding.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2020 at 20:06 UTC
On article How HDR display could change your photography forever (226 comments in total)

I'm glad that this topic finally got here.

I really hope that the HEIF standard get to web browsers and operating systems soon.
Currenlty I've found that the most effective way of watching my photos home is to upload them to Apple Photos in Display P3 gamut and then watch them on HDR TV via Apple TV 4K - which triggers HDR Dolby Vision mode on TV.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2020 at 15:45 UTC as 45th comment | 10 replies
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Horshack: FYI, Sony has always supported remote control access via its USB and WiFi interface via its conformance to the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), a specification that most camera companies including Canon, Nikon and Sony support. What this SDK provides is a ready-made library around the USB-specific functionality of MTP to make it easier for programmers to work with. If you'd like to see existing code that access the USB/WiFi interface you can look at the source code of gphoto2 and libgphoto2.

As written above - it is only a partial truth. Sony is using MTP but command set is not standard. MTP is only used as transport protocol and Sony is using a lot of non-standard commands.
If all functionality is available via standard MTP we would already have applications giving focus stacking, live view and others. In all respect to gphoto2 project it does not give such options.
This SDK gives access to all those functions.
Of course - it would be better if Sony publishes its MTP command set, not SDK only for Windows platform. But, this is a good start

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 10:13 UTC
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Ken60: Why is it that Apple is seen as the only viable mobile platform for photography ?
Is this because Adobe and Apple originate from the same place ? Is this protectionism ? Well go for it guys , perhaps we will see one of the emerging companies come up with a link to an emerging software outfit and present a 14" tablet with inbuilt retouch software that also adds a stylus with amazing pressure sensitivity.

Remember when Kodak were arrogant about what they would release ... then came Fuji Velvia and stole the market. As a decades long user of Non Apple products may I appeal to the Huawei, Samsung, Google etc of this world to add value and give us one application from desktop to pad .

You are mixing two things - camera and display calibration.
iPhones highly process taken photos to make it appealing for viewers- I you cannot use it as colorimeter definitely.
As a matter of fact without specially crafted reproduction profile You can’t use regular camera for that also.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2019 at 05:47 UTC
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Jefftan: How is this 'Real-Time' autofocus tracking different from my A6500 AF?
i am confused
Anyone?

Unfortunately Real Time Tracking in A7 series is available only on R IV. A7 III and A7R III got only Real Time Eye AF, which is just an Eye AF without pressing a separate button.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2019 at 20:04 UTC
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Jefftan: How is this 'Real-Time' autofocus tracking different from my A6500 AF?
i am confused
Anyone?

Tracking in 6500 - is the lock-on tracking which is far, far, far worse than Real Time Tracking. 6500's version can't keep object focused, misses it very frequently and changes subject randomly. Unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2019 at 19:22 UTC
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Ken60: Why is it that Apple is seen as the only viable mobile platform for photography ?
Is this because Adobe and Apple originate from the same place ? Is this protectionism ? Well go for it guys , perhaps we will see one of the emerging companies come up with a link to an emerging software outfit and present a 14" tablet with inbuilt retouch software that also adds a stylus with amazing pressure sensitivity.

Remember when Kodak were arrogant about what they would release ... then came Fuji Velvia and stole the market. As a decades long user of Non Apple products may I appeal to the Huawei, Samsung, Google etc of this world to add value and give us one application from desktop to pad .

Keep in mind that most Android devices are still missing basic color calibration - its not supported natively by OS nor by most of applications.
Apple is the only mobile platform that has color management built-in into OS and has pretty well calibrated displays in its modern mobile devices.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2019 at 19:34 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: Another “pro” computer from Apple that forces an embarrassing emoji bar on users.

Oh, and is crippled by soldered-in RAM and drives, so when one of those goes bad, you have to just throw the computer away.

But they get a free pass on that.

Just look at the teardown reports. Making such things as RAM and Disk replaceable is not a matter of screws. You have to design the whole chassis to be easily accessible for user in scope of replaceable parts, and that implies some design restrictions. It's not that I'm fan of soldering everything together - I just think that this is a compromise between power, size and energy effectiveness.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2019 at 20:44 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: Another “pro” computer from Apple that forces an embarrassing emoji bar on users.

Oh, and is crippled by soldered-in RAM and drives, so when one of those goes bad, you have to just throw the computer away.

But they get a free pass on that.

And after Apple makes MBP with all parts replaceable, which makes it twice thicker and heaver everybody complains that its too heavy and thick for such price. If you really need to keep your valuable data safe under your desk - then NAS is much better solution that beefing up laptop with huge storage, which in time will certainly become too small.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2019 at 19:37 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: Another “pro” computer from Apple that forces an embarrassing emoji bar on users.

Oh, and is crippled by soldered-in RAM and drives, so when one of those goes bad, you have to just throw the computer away.

But they get a free pass on that.

It's not a emoji bar. If you configure it correctly it makes life easier and bumps productivity a lot. I love the tools you can access and adjust in PS CC using TouchBar. Pitty Adobe has not implemented it in LR. Microsoft Office also gives a lot of useful buttons on Touch Bar - pretty useful when writing and not willing to use CTRL+ combinations for bold, italic etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2019 at 10:44 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV review (1511 comments in total)
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mujana: For Aperture Drive in AF, I read this in the review:

"......In its current implementation, we suggest you ignore this feature altogether...."

In what setting do I "ignore" this feature? In other words...what should be the setting to do this? Standard? Silent? What do you recommend?
Thank you

Sorry for using language shortcut - by "spotting" I mean "plane spotting". In such case I'd really like to have immediate response from shutter but also I'm not using apertures narrower than f/8 - which is under R4's PDAF limit.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 13:32 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV review (1511 comments in total)
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Calphate: I was about to upgrade until I learned that the dynamic range drops significantly in burst/bracket mode if you refuse to use 120MB large RAW file... very disappointing. My A7RIII doesn't have this problem (unless you use burst + E-shutter + compressed RAW)

There is no change in this logic between RIII and RIV.
On both when using compressed RAW and burst you get 12 bit.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 10:55 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV review (1511 comments in total)
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AlephNull: The image that is used on the front page to index this review looks faked - my A7R IV doesn't have a badge that says "IV". The only place I've found the precise model number is on the bottom of the camera.

Is there a special version of the camera handed to reviewers? Or do you think it's a fake?

It's no fake at all. R IV has that sign just above the menu button.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 10:54 UTC
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