More questions please....
-The automatic correction of the centerfold in the Sinar software, roughly how much time does it take per image? Is it something that you just turn on when not using retrofocus lenses, or does it process every image?
-How long does the colorcast correction with the DNG converter take with each image?
-Can the DNG's which are output by Brumbaer's DNG converter be processed in the Sinar Capture software, or do you have to use other programs like ACR, Lightroom, and RAW Developer?
-Is any of this software still Beta or Alpha? Or is it commonly available to eMotion users?
Thanks for your time in answering any of these questions.
i am not very familiar with capture, i use the eMotion konverter only.
capture is slow for my taste, at least compared with stephans programm, so i am a stephan-only user, maybe for my involvemnt in this programm, for me the workflow it is fastest and best.
the cf issue correction should not eat much time in capture also.
the cf correction works with every lense and with every back,
it finds the offset between the sensor zones and adjust them.
in stephans tool you can switch it on or off, i let it on allways.
the eMotion konverter needs for writing a dng file from the emotion33,
measured with my g4 laptop 1,67ghz, 2gb ram:
no cf correction, no white file : 17sec
cf issue corrected, white file corrected: 18 sec.
so here is little difference for the correction and its fast.
same done with my quad mac2.5 ghz, 4,5gb ram needs 8-9 seconds.
the dngs can be processed in acr, lightroom and iridient, this are the programms i use, so there might be more programs who can read them.
if stephans programm is beta, alpha or omega i cant say,- i did not found any image faults in the last several hundred files,- so i cant ask him at the moment to improve the quality of the conversion cause i simply have not more critic. also its very stable and works on intel macs also, using the new code.
we talk about to improve the implementation of color profiles, and how to interprete them,- but that leads to far here. at the moment there can be used simultaneous for the conversion two color profiles, a.e. one with 5500kelvin and one with 3200. the converter interpolates between the two, if you have set the color in the shooting correctly in the back.
the emotion konverter writes this color profiles if you shoot a gretag card make a kalibration in the tool. you see it can by far more than simply convert to dng.
the programm has also one big advantage over all the other mf programms i know. it has a sophisitcated highlight recovery, which bring down highlights with remarkable efficency- usually between one or two! stops headroom, which makes the shooting in hi-contrast scenes much more easy. very important feature.
it is available for free from stephans page.
i am not sure if sinar already gave out the software to download for its customers with the cf code, but it is implemented since several weeks.
interesting is in any case that also older .sti files out from capture can be converted to dng with stephans programm, with the cf issue corrected.