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Old Nov 14, 2005, 2:52 AM   #1
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Anybody who knows a good raw-converter for this cam ?

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Old Nov 14, 2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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I am currently using Rawshooter Essential, its available download for free on the web. You'll need to mess with the hex editor a bit to get the raw file to work, but other than that its not bad. A tad slow though...
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Old Nov 14, 2005, 1:12 PM   #3
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The following all support KM 5D raw files.

Adobe Camera Raw 3.2 or later works with PE3/4 or Photoshop CS/2.
Bibble Lite/Pro V4.4
SilkyPix developer studio 2.0e
Rawshooter premium 2006
Rawshooter essentials 2005 with hack (as mentioned above)
Picasa 2
Rawdrop (converts raw images directly to TIFF or PSD without further processing)
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Old Nov 15, 2005, 2:22 AM   #4
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Thanks guys,

i have Rawshooter essentials, but i dont have a clou on what to change to get it to work.

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Old Nov 15, 2005, 9:42 AM   #5
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http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=14898472



All the info you need to get RSE to work.
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Old Nov 15, 2005, 2:47 PM   #6
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Thank you very much, now it works !!

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Old Nov 15, 2005, 4:27 PM   #7
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glad to help a fellow 5D user
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Another raw converter you may want to give a try is dcraw.c

I've been playhing with several of them lately (RSE, Adobe Camera Raw 3.3 beta, dcraw.c)

For some stuff, dcraw.c is definitely better IMO, but for some images, I prefer ACR.

If using dcraw.c, make sure to use the -w parameter so it will use the camera's white balance info. For example:

dcraw -w pict0001.mrw pict0002.mrw pict0003.mrw

It's also got an auto white balance feature (-a).

You can pass one or more filenames needing conversion to it via command line. It defaults to .ppm output. But, it also supports other output types. Type dcraw without any parameters to see the rest.

If you copy it to a directory you've got setup in the path (for example: c:\windows\system32), you can run it from any directory you've got images in from a command line).

I've been *extremely* impressed with dcraw's ability to pull out shadow detail for some types of images (that the other converters need lots of tweaking to get to). If you go to David's web page, he's got links to a couple of people that maintain a Windows .exe version of it (I just compile it myself).

http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/

Of course, it's got it's limitations, too (command line only, no GUI, no sharpening, etc.). So, from a workflow perspective, it can slow you down since you'll need something else to enhance the images after conversion from raw.

Other free converters include Picasa and Irfanview (newer versions can read 5D raw files).


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Old Nov 16, 2005, 6:33 AM   #9
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Thanks again, i will dig into it.

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