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Old Apr 26, 2007, 5:57 AM   #1
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Looks like Pentax have been busy!

Remote Assistant software was released today:
http://www.pentax.co.jp/english/supp..._k10d_win.html

You need to upgrade the K10D firmware too:
http://www.pentax.co.jp/english/supp...al/k10d_s.html

They've also released a RAW codec for Vista and a new version of Photo Browser/Photo Laboratory.

Hopefully the new RAW conversion tool is actually usable now!!
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Old Apr 26, 2007, 12:17 PM   #2
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Just downloaded the 2 files.

Looks upsetting for the Remote Assistant though

* Interval Mode / Timer Mode / Blub Timer Mode


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Old Apr 26, 2007, 12:43 PM   #3
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interval mode should be built into the camera as far as i'm concerned. can't wait to upgrade my cam. it'll be awhile as our uncle sam hit me hard on the 16th.

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Can't wait to try these out. Does anyone know of a source for a longer USB cable the K10D uses? I wouldn't mind having a longer one to use now with the newRemote Assistant software.
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Old Apr 26, 2007, 2:45 PM   #5
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The end of the cable that goes in to the computer is just a standard USB. The end that goes in to the camera looks like a standard mini-usb. They have done the same thing with firewire. They have 6-pin at both ends and then for many camcorders they have 6-pin at one end and 4-pin at another.

Check amazon.com. I got a good deal on a firewire cable for my Sony Camcorder. $1.99+shipping and it is a very well made cable.

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Old Apr 26, 2007, 2:46 PM   #6
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I was very disappointed with the Windows Vista RAW codec, it only handles the PEF files and not DNG. Since I shoot DNG I have to use something else for that (Adobe hasn't gotten around to releasing a DNG codec for Vista yet.)

I am however, using the free thumbnailer for Windows from Arcsoft. It works well in both XP and Vista and it is free.

http://www.arcsoft.com/products/rawviewer/

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Old Apr 27, 2007, 2:25 AM   #7
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I was very disappointed with the Windows Vista RAW codec, it only handles the PEF files and not DNG. Since I shoot DNG I have to use something else for that (Adobe hasn't gotten around to releasing a DNG codec for Vista yet.)

I am however, using the free thumbnailer for Windows from Arcsoft. It works well in both XP and Vista and it is free.

http://www.arcsoft.com/products/rawviewer/

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Correct - Adobe is in charge of DNG and remember PENTAX is in charge of PEF not Microsoft. (Some of us have had this discussion before)

Now I will have to go out and load Vista and see if the tools like PhotoInfo allow editing of PEF EXIF information. It would be sweet if I could embed my copyright, location, name and description into the PEF file itself. That would just be too cool. I am using another free tool to see thumbnails in XP - but all along I wanted the native file system to be able to do it - just like C*non, N*kon, S*ny, Fuj* and Oly*pus. It's about time that PENTAX got its name out there.

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Ahhhhhhhh....... NO MAC SUPPORT.... for new software.. Where's the love.. Now I have to switch over to XP in Parallel's Desktop and use the less desired OS. Why Pentax, Why?

Anyway, this is welcomed news. Looking forward to doing some cool time-lapse stuff....
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Robert Barnett wrote:
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I am however, using the free thumbnailer for Windows from Arcsoft. It works well in both XP and Vista and it is free.

http://www.arcsoft.com/products/rawviewer/
Just installed this to try it out - and it does not appear to recognise K10D PEF files, though it does thumbnail the DNG files as specified...
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Ahhhhhhhh....... NO MAC SUPPORT.... for new software.. Where's the love.. Now I have to switch over to XP in Parallel's Desktop and use the less desired OS. Why Pentax, Why?

Anyway, this is welcomed news. Looking forward to doing some cool time-lapse stuff....
Strange - in previous posts I was in an "discussion" with a member who said they were able to see Pentax PEF thumbnails on their Mac since January - (OSX 10.4.yada.yada) - hhmmmm.

Which one of you is telling the truth? If you are running on a Mac you do not need the Pentax codec. The upgrade for PPL is for Mac - is the remote viewer?

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