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Panasonic GF1 RAW missing from Aperture 3

17501 Views 59 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2010 11:18 AM by mvesty RSS
  • Malcolm Niekirk Calculating status...
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    Feb 21, 2010 12:09 PM (in response to py6km)
    But why nothing posted on Apple's own website? Why still nothing about the Olympus Pen series? It hardly helps consumers make an informed decision about whether to buy / keep Aperture, or go for an alternative.
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  • David Slater Level 6 Level 6 (18,770 points)
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    Feb 21, 2010 12:43 PM (in response to Malcolm Niekirk)
    because that is rumors and speculation

    if Apple does pre-advertise support and something happens and that feature is delayed Apple could POSSIBLY open themeless to possible litigation
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  • Randy Preising Calculating status...
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    Feb 21, 2010 12:48 PM (in response to helloniklas)
    Malcolm ... This is why I worry about an Aperture 3 future.

    I'm pretty sure that, in time, Apple will fix the problems with A3. And it looks like we will get (finally) GF1 support.

    However, I'm probably not alone in thinking ... when will we have to go through this again?

    Many of us change cameras frequently. With Pany announcing new models shortly, how long will we have to wait for RAW updates on those? Months? Or maybe never?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but Adobe doesn't announce proactively that they're releasing RAW updates. But at least they have a history of supporting a broad range of cameras and the updates seem to come quickly.

    The secrecy from Apple is making me seriously consider LR.
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  • Kurtz25 Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2010 2:56 AM (in response to Randy Preising)
    Has anyone noticed that, using this hack, the manipulations of the GF1 files kind of... suck?

    I'm sitting here using the SilkyPix application that came with the camera. It's clunky and ugly, but it handles the files really well...
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  • rodlouro Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2010 1:30 PM (in response to Kurtz25)
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  • Patty Patty Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:06 PM (in response to helloniklas)
    Hurrah! GF1 is finally supported!
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  • Kenneth Epstein Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:26 PM (in response to Patty Patty)
    Will I need to re-import images that had been imported into Aperture with the camera RAW hacks?

    Thanks,
    Ken
    MacBook Pro - 2.16 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone OS 3.12
  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,205 points)
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:31 PM (in response to Kenneth Epstein)
    No.

    Select them and use Photos->Reprocess Master… to re-render them now that they're supported and you're good to go.
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  • Ray Gibson Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:32 PM (in response to Kenneth Epstein)
    I'm not sure you need to do that kenneth. If it worked at the time of the "hack" the photos continue to show fine in the 3.0.1 update. I just tried it. Unless you want to see "GF1" instead of "GH1" on your data?
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  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,205 points)
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:33 PM (in response to Ray Gibson)
    Presumably Apple adding support for the format indicates they did testing and optimized the program for the files. As such, it's quite likely that using the official Apple "render" will give better results.
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  • AppleTvFan Calculating status...
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    Feb 26, 2010 12:46 AM (in response to helloniklas)
    I order to avoid changes in the complete photo library I have patched the executable file:

    ../Contents/MacOS/RawCamera

    simply replace the string DMC-GH1 by DMC-GF1. I did it with sed:

    sed 's/DMC-GH1/DMC-GF1/' RawCamera > RawCamera.Updated
    cp RawCamera RawCamera.Original
    cp RawCamera.Updated RawCamera

    su or root access rights are reqired to do this.

    When you do this you can use the GF1 raw files directly. If it doesn't work or you have problems simply reinstall Apple's raw update 3.0.

    Now I can import directly from the camera. Works without problems.
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  • Randy Preising Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 26, 2010 5:48 AM (in response to AppleTvFan)
    Can anyone report on how RAW conversions compare between this and LR?
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  • Manusnake Calculating status...
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    Feb 26, 2010 7:36 AM (in response to Randy Preising)
    Randy Preising wrote:
    Can anyone report on how RAW conversions compare between this and LR?


    I did a test with a friends' GF1 (he was a happy man today). There is not that much of a difference, but LR's rendering is a bit oversaturated and oversharpened to my test. I always liked AP's more neutral render than ACR's. I feel it to be closer to what the camera caught.

    But that's me, and LR overprocessing is easily manageable. AP and LR have very good raw engines and, IMO, the more consistent ones. Images processed with these programes will be between good and perfect, whereas Bibble and CaptureOne produced (for me at least) images that went from horrible to perfect (Capture One acts strangely with some Canon cameras). That's why these are the programs I recommend.

    Message was edited by: Manusnake
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  • Randy Preising Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 26, 2010 9:58 AM (in response to Manusnake)
    Thanks Manusnake - I may pick up an A3 upgrade disk after all.
    iMac 3.06 GHz 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • mvesty Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2010 11:18 AM (in response to mvesty)
    Thank you for supporting m43 Cameras! I'm also pleased with Aperture 3's brushes... it's a bit slow on my early intel imac (no dual cores) but is really useful.
    1.83 intel imac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
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