I'm having some success using ACR via Bridge to process Leaf Volare HDR files that are not listed as supported files. Very pleased about that. ACR works where both LR and DNG Converter fail.
The stumbling block I'm having is in trying to make profiles with DNG Profile Editor for these files. I use ACR to convert them to DNG, then open them with Profile Editor. The Editor seems to see these DNG's as TIFF's. In Color Tables in the base profile dropdown it reads 'Embedded (TIFF)'. Then, after saving the profile to the default CameraProfiles, it is not seen by ACR in the profiles dropdown (even after rebooting). When I go back to Profile Editor and go back to the drop down I see the new profile there, but whereas I might have named it 'test1' it appears in the color tables dropdown as 'TIFF (test1) (TIFF)'. I export it again with the new name 'TIFF (test1) (TIFF)' but again, ACR doesn't recognize it.
I would not have been surprised if I weren't able to convert the .hdr to DNG, but once having done so I'm surprised the Profile Editor can't work with it. DNG's are DNG's, no?
Any ideas to get past this hurdle?