As best I can tell, converting Hasselblad Raw photos into a sortable file that can be managed in Aperture is cumbersome at best and needlessly consumes huge amount of memory. Shooting with a 39 megapixel Hasselblad back, I wind up with four photo files and 600 megabytes of memory use
The starting raw file is 50 megabytes.
First I download the raw images (3FR files) onto my hard disk.
Next I import 3FR files into the Phocus Capture file. I can only view thumbnails of the 3FR files so its hard to rate photos before I import them. This produces a replica file in the FFF format in the Phocus's Capture folder, doubling memory consumption.
FFF files can be read by Aperture, but are uncorrected images and therefore don't take advantage of Phocus's lens correction capabilities. If I want Phocus processed and corrected images I have to create and export from Phocus a Tiff file. The Tiffs produced by Phocus are about 250 megabytes. These can then be imported into Apeture to be managed. Aperture places a copy of the Tiff file into its own folder. Until I delete files, I've consumed 600 megabytes of computer memory from an initial 50 megabyte file.
Am I doing something wrong or is this just the way it is.
Any advice is appreciated.