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GH2 rw2 Aperture preprocessing CRUSHED & Green

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Nicholas Kleczewski Calculating status...
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Dec 21, 2010 7:32 AM
Forgive my ignorance and I know someone else has posted something to the like already, but when I try to import rw2's from my GH2, not only are they green but they are intensely "corrected" already and no where near the original RAW.

its funny, if you initially click on the file very quickly before Aperture has a chance to finish "Processing" you can see the actual RAW.

I've only worked with a 5d mark ii in Aperture and never had this shift after processing happen. What is Aperture doing here? Shouldn't we be able to have it not do any pre-processing so we have access to the actual RAW?

For now, its completely unusable and I have no way to get the original latitude back.

thanks for your help!
Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
    When you click quickly you see the embedded jpeg preview, not the actual raw. The actual raw looks like nothing unless it is processed.

    Sorry, I can't tell you why your image is not processing correctly.
    Intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,890 points)
    What system, OS X version and Aperture version are you running. Your profile changed between your two posts. Aperture 3 requires 10.5.8 or later.

    And pardon my ignorance but I'm unfamiliar with your camera designation. Could you put that in layman's terms? thanks.

    Message was edited by: Frank Caggiano
    iMac Intel 3.06 GHz 8GB Mem; Macbook5.1 2.4ghz 4GB Mem, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Aperture 3.1.1
  • Manolito Calculating status...
    Same problem here. Got my Gh2 yesterday. Raw pics comes up all tweaked and weird in iphoto.
    Yellow tint, crushed blacks. Looks very strange indeed. They come up ok in the import preview window in aperture, but once they are imported they look tweaked beyond all reason.
    Mac Pro 2,8ghz Quad Intel Xenon, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Macbook Pro 2.66ghz Intel Core i7
  • mchamber44 Calculating status...
    Same here, GH2 arrived today. I checked RAW files from another camera to ensure that I didn't have some odd setting in Aperture. Negatory, it's just this combination: latest Aperture, Mac Pro early 2008, Nvidia GTX 285, OS 10.6.5. All RAW files come out looking like they've been put through a Cross Process filter; the OP's description is just right: crushed, deep green. There's also a vignette covering the lower 180 degrees and a bit of a blur, it seems.
    Mac Pro early 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Mac Pro, Macbook Pro
  • mchamber44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Update from post above: thinking I'd remove a few variables, I tried a few RAW shots with different lenses, including a Zeiss on an adapter ring. Also opened the same RAW files in PS CS5. Results: the same odd effect, whatever I feed Aperture, to the same degree; nothing in Photoshop, the files are clean. This isn't subtle—it looks like an overdone effect. Thanks for the jpeg note above.
    WI, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Mac Pro, Macbook Pro
  • DLScreative Level 4 Level 4 (1,595 points)
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    Dec 23, 2010 10:24 AM (in response to mchamber44)
    It sounds to me like Apple's default RAW Fine Tuning is whack for that camera.

    Has anyone tried to create custom RAW Fine Tuning. Once you get it where you want it, you can save it as the camera default.

    DLS
    15"MbP 2.6 4GB/ NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB VRAM/ 20" ACD, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Canon 5D, 7D, G7, 10D Infrared
  • Walkowiak Calculating status...
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    Dec 27, 2010 10:07 AM (in response to DLScreative)
    I am having the same issue.

    Latest Aperture and RAW update.

    GH2 RAW with Adobe RGB profile.
  • Sean Corliss Photography Calculating status...
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    Dec 29, 2010 9:13 AM (in response to Walkowiak)
    I have the exact same problem. Preview of photo's look good (both Aperature & in camera), but opening the full RAW goes all dark. Once I've opened the RAW even once in Aperature, even the Aperature previews go bad. Overloaded Greens also look especially horrific, which aren't present when I look at the photo's in my GH2.

    Luckily, I haven't deleted the RAW's from my card and they still look fine in camera.
    Mac OS X (10.6.5), Aperature 3.1.1, Digital Camera RAW 3.5.0
  • niyarsen Calculating status...
    Same problem - I just spent 1/2 hour perusing the Apple Support website and can't find any way to directly contact them with this problem. One can hope they are reading this and send out an update pronto - this is giving Aperture a black eye.
    G5 2.66 dual core, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • WM BayArea Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2011 4:41 PM (in response to niyarsen)
    Oh wow this *****. I was ready to buy it since the price is so good on the Mac App store, but not if it doesn't work right with my camera.
    Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • TouchOfClass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 6, 2011 6:46 PM (in response to niyarsen)
    Doubt it. It took apple months to release an aperture update to support the GH1.
    MBP Boyeee, Mac OS X (10.6), My 'puter is better then yours!
  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
    If you're talking about a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 camera, there's now a Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update that addresses that camera. Software Update should find it for you.
    15" '08 UMBP 2.4GHz/4G/500G XT; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G; iPhone 3G, iTouch 32G, Mac OS X (10.6.6), scanners, projector, tablet, laser and photo printers, Pentax K-7, Olympus E-10
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