Yes, Aperture will not recognize the FFF files as you already know, it is not supposed to since they are proprietary to Hasselblad.
The TIFF route has the advantage that you get all the lens correction processing from Phocus, as you know, however the files are huge, too large for the number of images we shoot for a job.
The 3FR bugs are now acknowledged by Apple, there is a bug in 2.1 with 3FR RAW conversion and a serious bug in 2.2 (Raw Component Bundle version numbers not Aperture). The 2.3 release of the RAW Component Bundle should fix all this, according to Apple tech support but no schedule as to when.
Do you know which versions of the RAW Component Bundle you have installed? So you are not having any problems? If so we should look at your machine configuration since you are the first person that i know of that is not having problems. Can you say how many 3FR images you have imported and processed?
Apple tells me that the 2.2 version of the RAW Component Bundle cannot read any 3FR files due to a serious bug, we see a grey screen right after "loading" is complete, we see an image if we turn on Quick Preview but, of course, then you cannot edit. In 2.1 there is a bug that after a bit of editing all images will turn to "unsupported image format" until you quit Aperture and restart it. Look carefully at your images if you are using 2.1, there is a slight magenta cast on the left and cyan cast on the right, not every image has it but a lot of them do, these bugs have been replicated by Apple. I am also seeing the hot red -> magenta problem, it seems to be related to the magenta / cyan split problem.
Please verify that you are having no problems and if so can we learn about your machine's configuration?
Thanks so much for the reply, and i hope the good luck continues with no problems....
I have an H3DII39 also. In Aperture, I can import and use the 3FR files or Tiffs (exported from Phocus). Aperture does not recognize the FFF files in the scratchpad folder. Everything in Aperture works fine on my files except for one color issue. Bright reds tend to have to much magenta and get pinkish.