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Re: Fujifilm's new way to convert Raw files
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 03:51:48 PM »


... sounds interesting:
https://www.dpreview.com/news/1600919737/fujifilm-japan-announces-x-raw-studio


Let me get this straight. They're saying that the processor in the camera is faster for these operations than, say, a CUDA array?

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Re: Fujifilm's new way to convert Raw files
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 04:50:45 PM »

Let me get this straight. They're saying that the processor in the camera is faster for these operations than, say, a CUDA array?

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Yeah, same concern. And I'll add that the camera has to be tethered to the computer ONLY for batch processing where it uses the camera's processor because of the time it takes to process such huge image files? Am I getting that right? If so, then you better have good camera batteries and/or have the the camera's computer permanently connected to a power block converter.

It says to apply custom edits within the X Raw Studio system to each image at a time is only possible using the computer processor.

I'm trying to understand why the need for a new converter for batch processing off the camera since no edits can be applied anyway. Isn't this why we use Raw converters? To override the crappy rendering from the camera's internal software?
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Re: Fujifilm's new way to convert Raw files
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 05:06:53 PM »

I don't know anything about existing Fuji software. Is there any (a version of SilkyPix maybe)? Might they be trying to keep their X-Trans demoasicing algorithms away from prying eyes? NIH taken to extremes?

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Re: Fujifilm's new way to convert Raw files
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 05:11:02 PM »

Yeah, same concern. And I'll add that the camera has to be tethered to the computer ONLY for batch processing where it uses the camera's processor because of the time it takes to process such huge image files? Am I getting that right? If so, then you better have good camera batteries and/or have the the camera's computer permanently connected to a power block converter.

It says to apply custom edits within the X Raw Studio system to each image at a time is only possible using the computer processor.

I'm trying to understand why the need for a new converter for batch processing off the camera since no edits can be applied anyway. Isn't this why we use Raw converters? To override the crappy rendering from the camera's internal software?
I think it's because a lot of people think Fuji camera generated jpegs are superior to any independent RAW converter.  What this seems to do is make the use of the cameras RAW converter more convenient.  You can shoot RAW on Fuji X cameras and then use in camera processing to generate JPEG while being able to adjust tone curve, exposure correction etc. The trouble is doing this on the 3" screen on the back of the cameras is sub- optimal.
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Re: Fujifilm's new way to convert Raw files
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 04:27:53 PM »

If X Raw applied the Fuji film simulations to the RAW files and created DNGs on the computer it might make some sense.  Otherwise I'm not sure what it's about.  The press release doesn't seem to make a lot of sense unless the end goal is something like a tablet. 
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Re: Fujifilm's new way to convert Raw files
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 04:15:56 PM »

I think this will be a colossal waste but I may be wrong. I sure don't know what Fuji was thinking about this.....

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