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« on: May 11, 2010, 12:43:51 PM »
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Phocus 2.5 announced and will be released on May 19.  It will have RAW support for 150+ cameras.  Interesting business decision.

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 12:53:18 PM »
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Question, why only mac or is Phocus only ever mac?
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 01:12:45 PM »
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Question, why only mac or is Phocus only ever mac?

Previous Phocus releases have been both Mac and PC, usually with the PC version lagging behind in release dates.  2.5 appears to be a Mac only with no PC version. From the press release:

"The key to Phocus 2.5's file support capabilities is a clever use of Apple's OS X, as Peter Stig explains: "The new Phocus 2.5 architecture has been tailored to use the imaging engine of Apple's OS X operating system and takes full advantage of OS X's support for a wide range of digital cameras, allowing us to support this range of non-Hasselblad files. Support for additional cameras will come with each new version of OS X. Tethered capture is not supported."

Sounds like they have "grafted" onto OS X in-order to provide wider ranging RAW support.  I suspect that it was the only cost effective way for a small, non-software oriented company to do it.

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 02:10:12 PM »
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A little out-of-topic incursion, sorry about that,
Does someone knows if FlexColor is available for non Hasselblad owners?
Something wired happen in the Hassy web today (does not come from hasselblad website)
and could not get the correct info.

Many thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 03:40:08 PM »
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Does someone knows if FlexColor is available for non Hasselblad owners?

yes it is available, you will have to register in order to download but you do not have to be an owner. This means that for example you can scan a bunch of trannies on someone else's scanner then continue to tweak the FFFs at home.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 03:41:31 PM »
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Phocus 2.5 announced and will be released on May 19.  It will have RAW support for 150+ cameras.  Interesting business decision.

Steve

This is actually quite a big deal and something we have been asking for, for ages. I just did a shoot the other day that was mixed 5D2 and Hasselblad and it was a huge time saver to have both lots of RAWS in the one place.

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 03:57:31 PM »
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Hi Nick. Are there other changes in Phocus 2.5 other than the expanded RAW capability ? Thanks
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 04:10:57 PM »
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Hi Nick. Are there other changes in Phocus 2.5 other than the expanded RAW capability ? Thanks

Hi Martin
I replied at that "other" forum  The short answer as yes but I'm still NDA'd.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 04:20:38 PM »
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By the way here's the list of Apple supported cameras which I assume ids therefore the Phocus list of supported cameras:

http://www.apple.com/aperture/specs/raw.html

Phocus also supports Leaf files
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010, 04:42:34 PM »
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The press release (in various languages) can be downloaded here...

http://press.hasselblad.com/press-releases...eases-2010.aspx
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 04:55:32 PM »
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So will the actual math be Phocus' or the math of Aperture/OSX?

Comparing the processing of tough files (high ISO / mixed lighting / chromatic aberration / purple fringing / long exposures / pushes or pulls) of Aperture to Capture One is something every Aperture user (or LightRoom user) owes themselves to do.

In any case. Great news that more people have more choices. I very much look forward to comparing processing Canon/Nikon/Leica files in Capture One to processing those files in Phocus 2.5. I do love competition!

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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 04:57:34 PM »
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This is actually quite a big deal and something we have been asking for, for ages. I just did a shoot the other day that was mixed 5D2 and Hasselblad and it was a huge time saver to have both lots of RAWS in the one place.

So this was an untethered shoot? Because the press release says that tethering of non Hasselblad cameras will not be supported.

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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2010, 05:02:26 PM »
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So will the actual math be Phocus' or the math of Aperture/OSX?

OSX Doug.
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2010, 05:03:25 PM »
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So this was an untethered shoot? Because the press release says that tethering of non Hasselblad cameras will not be supported.

Un-tethered Doug and yes I realise that you can tether with Capture 1
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 05:04:48 PM »
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Thanks for the clarification.

Like I said: more choices for more people is always good.
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2010, 09:23:24 PM »
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So will the actual math be Phocus' or the math of Aperture/OSX?
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2010, 09:51:58 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2010, 10:20:24 PM »
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a salesman is an it that stinks Excuse
Me whether it's president of the you were say
or a jennelman name misder finger isn't
important whether it's millions of other punks
or just a handful doesn't
matter and whether it's in lonjewray
   
or shrouds is immaterial it stinks
   
a salesman is an it that stinks to please
   
but whether to please itself or someone else
makes no more difference than if it sells
hate condoms education snakeoil vac
uumcleaners terror strawberries democ
ra(caveat emptor)cy superfluous hair
   
or Think We've Met subhuman rights Before

e.e. cummings (poet)

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I agree...it's becoming predictable and tedious....hopefully LL is getting some ad revenue

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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2010, 10:58:28 PM »
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This is actually quite a big deal and something we have been asking for, for ages. I just did a shoot the other day that was mixed 5D2 and Hasselblad and it was a huge time saver to have both lots of RAWS in the one place.

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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2010, 02:17:35 AM »
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a salesman is an it that stinks Excuse
Me whether it's president of the you were say
or a jennelman name misder finger isn't
important whether it's millions of other punks
or just a handful doesn't
matter and whether it's in lonjewray
   
or shrouds is immaterial it stinks
   
a salesman is an it that stinks to please
   
but whether to please itself or someone else
makes no more difference than if it sells
hate condoms education snakeoil vac
uumcleaners terror strawberries democ
ra(caveat emptor)cy superfluous hair
   
or Think We've Met subhuman rights Before

e.e. cummings (poet)

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