Fuji X-Pro1
Follow
Find tag "Silkypix"
4.0M views | +623 today
Fuji X-Pro1
Aspects of Digital Photography focusing on the Fuji X-Pro1, X-T1, X-E1/E2 and X100s - photographer, reviews, samples and more ... | http://www.tomen.de
Curated by Thomas Menk
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

RAW FILE CONVERTER update for Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (ver.3.2.17.0) | Fujifilm Global

RAW FILE CONVERTER update for Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (ver.3.2.17.0) | Fujifilm Global | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


The firmware update Ver.3.2.17.0 incorporates the following issues:

- Image quality is improved for models in which "X-Trans CMOS sensor" or "X-Trans CMOS Ⅱ sensor" is incorporated.

- Applicable models for the raw file converter are added as follows

-- FUJIFILM X-M1 / X100S / X20

-- FinePix F900EXR / HS50EXR / SL1000

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Mehrdad Abedi
Scoop.it!

X-Pro RAW‘s: Silkypix Pro 5 vs. Lightroom | Mehrdad Abedi

X-Pro RAW‘s: Silkypix Pro 5 vs. Lightroom | Mehrdad Abedi | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Ich habe schon seit einiger Zeit meine Fuji x-pro1 und bin nach wie vor sehr begeistert von dieser Kamera. Ganz besonders interessant finde ich die kamerainterne jpg Engine. Ich bin mit meiner anderen Kamera (Canon 5D MkII) eigentlich ein absoluter RAW Shooter. Bei der x-pro1 allerdings habe ich aber aus zwei Gründen diese Angewohnheit abgelegt. Zum einen, weil die OOC jpgs so gut sind, dass sie so gut wie kaum eine Korrektur benötigen und man die tollen Fujifarben hat. Zum anderen, da es nur sehr wenige RAW Konverter gibt, welche mit den x-pro1/x-e1 RAW‘s umgehen können. Mir sind im Grunde nur drei bekannt: Lightroom 4, Raw Photo Processor (RPP) und Silkypix. Letzterer ist der x-pro1 im Lieferumfang in Version 3 mit beigefügt. RPP habe ich einmal zum Testen geöffnet, aber ich finde es sehr kompliziert oder besser sehr benutzerunfreundlich, und das Ergebnis, das ich herausbekam, war hässlich. Muss freilich nicht für jeden gelten, ich für meinen Teil habe den aber wieder von der Festplatte geschmissen. Lightroom ist ein alter und sehr guter Bekannter von mir. Ich bin absolut überzeugter Lightroom Benutzer. Auch wenn ich Lightroom schätze, so kann man nicht von der Hand weisen, dass Lightroom die x-pro RAW‘s beim Schärfen nicht sauber verarbeitet. Es kommt zu aquarellartigen Konturen. Bei Silkypix ist dies nicht so. Silkypix schärft sauber ohne aquarellartigen Konturen. Das war einer der Hauptgründe für mich, warum ich mir diesen RAW-Konverter denn genauer anschauen wollte. Silkypix Pro 5 gibt es für Mac und Windows Rechner und es lässt sich eine 30 Tage Testversion auf der Homepage des Herstellers herunterladen. Die Version 5 kommt etwas benutzerfreundlicher und mit mehr Einstellmöglichkeiten als die der Kamera beiliegende Version daher. Im Gegensatz zu Lightroom benötigt Silkypix aber zwingend eine längere Einarbeitungsphase. Viele Entwicklungsfunktionen sind nicht gleich offensichtlich. Es gibt ferner eine Vielzahl von (Vor-)Einstellungen, um Silkypix seinem gewohnten/gewünschtem Workflow anzupassen. Hier bin ich noch am rumexperimentieren.....

Google Translater (ENG):

http://bit.ly/Y1Za6h

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Fuji Xpro1 Raw Conversion Samples | Matt Wilson on Digital Photography Review

Fuji Xpro1 Raw Conversion Samples | Matt Wilson on Digital Photography Review | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Here are some 100% crops comparing various raw converters. The image I used was a test image from a Contax G 21mm (I was hoping some software could work miracles for the corners). That's the reason for the diagonal orientation and the very poor corner performance. Anyway, I did this for me, but figured others would appreciate it as well. The one that says CF-CR was converted to dng, processed in cornerfix, and converted in Adobe camera raw.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Silkypix Tutorials by Photowise

Silkypix Tutorials by Photowise | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Silkypix is versatile imaging software bundled with recent Panasonic, Samsung and Fuji cameras. While it will process both RAW and JPG images, some reviewers have scorned it just because it is a little different, rather than take the time to find out how to use it. Most of those differences, including its sequential layout of tools, result in a simple, effective work flow with excellent results and image quality. Here are some helpful tutorials on how to get the most out of Silkypix.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

X-Pro raw conversions from AccuRaw Beta 5 | Chromasoft

X-Pro raw conversions from AccuRaw Beta 5 | Chromasoft | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


In a previous post, I has mentioned the existence of a "new product". Well, AccuRaw is now in a closed beta. AccuRaw isn't of course aimed at the X-Pro specifically. AccuRaw is, as its name suggests, intended to deliver technically accurate raw conversion rather than the "Hollywood colors" conversions that most current raw developers deliver by default. But one part of what AccuRaw does to to give very fined grained control over the internal operation of the demosaic process. Specifically, it has sliders that control artifact suppression in luminance and chrominance, and post-demosaic chroma filtration. So you can tune the demosaic to suit your camera, the nature of the subject, etc, rather than have the one-size-fits-all of the mainstream raw developers.

Of course, this makes AccuRaw potentially useful to owners of camera with X-Trans sensors. So here's a quick comparison showing AccuRaw vs the other guys....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Demosaicing the Fuji X-Pro1 Part 4 | ChromaSoft

Demosaicing the Fuji X-Pro1 Part 4 | ChromaSoft | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Well, I wasn't expecting to come back to the topic of Fuji, the X-Pro1 and its X-Trans sensor. However, I have been putting a lot of work into the suppression of artifacts when demosaicing. A lot more work than I had intended to, but that's another story. This is for a new product that I hope to release in a few weeks time (several months later than I'd hoped). But I did stumble into a better understanding of the nature of the chroma smearing (or watercolor effect, as it has also become known). The previous posts about Demosaicing the Fuji X-Pro1 are here, here and here. In previous posts, I compared renderings from Adobe Camera Raw, SILKYPIX and Fuji's in-camera JPEG processing, as well as DCRAW and RPP. Finally, I compared those renderings to renderings from PhotoRaw, both in its "retail" configuration, and in modified form with post demosiac filtering. Practically, DCRAW and RPP were pretty much outclassed -- they use VNG algorithms that generate substantial zipper effects. In post three, I hypothesized that the chroma smearing effect that you see very visibly in the ACR conversion, and to a lesser extent in the SILKYPIX conversion, was due to filtering, possibly mean filtering post demosaic. I now think that I was probably wrong, or at least partially wrong - the effect is due to filtering, but not mean filtering post demosaic. Rather, it's as a result of filtering during the demosaic process itself.....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

SILKYPIX Developer Studio -- Latest update

SILKYPIX Developer Studio -- Latest update | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Latest update

 

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro5 ver5.0.18 was released.

*Support for the following cameras has been added : Canon EOS Kiss X6i, Rebel T4i, 650D

 

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro ver4.1.60 was released.

*Support for the following cameras has been added : Canon EOS Kiss X6i, Rebel T4i, 650D *New support: Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion

 

SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0 ver4.0.60 was released.

*Support for the following cameras has been added : Canon EOS Kiss X6i, Rebel T4i, 650D *New support: Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Fuji X-Pro 1 - Silkypix - is it any good? | Soundimageplus

Fuji X-Pro 1 - Silkypix - is it any good? | Soundimageplus | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Silkypix seem to have got themselves the contract to provide bundled raw processing software for several camera brands. Panasonic, Pentax and now Fuji are ones that I know of. There is talk that Adobe and Fuji have reached some impasse in Adobe Camera Raw providing support for the X-Pro 1, and hopefully that has been resolved. However, if it hasn't been, or if this support is delayed, we may all be stuck with Silkypix for a while.

more...
No comment yet.