For registered at Sinar, eXposure 6.0 is downloadable from Sinar's web site (http://www.sinarcameras.com
) under the download/software menu
We'll report !
So here we are!
Caution! This is a report made after a few hours only trial…
some of my critics maybe the user's fault, if so, Thierry Hagenauer is more than welcome to correct me…
I have tried eXposure since this Monday morning, but not intensively…
As per the read me file:
Currently, the following back types are supported
• Sinarback eMotion 75 and 75 LV
• Sinarback eMotion 54 LV
• Sinarback eMotion 22
Minimum System Requirements:
Processor G4/G5 Processor with 1.5 GHz
Physical RAM 1 GB
Hard disk space 3 GB + space for capturing images
Mac OS 10.4.11 or newer
Images that are created using Sinar eXposure™ are saved as DNG-files.
In principle it is possible to process these images with software packages of third party suppliers that are able to interpret DNG-data.
Basically Sinar eXposure™ is able to read images that have been captured with eyelike Capture Pro, The support of images captured with Sinar CaptureShop™ 5.x (Sinar Tagged Image, “.sti“ raw data) will follow in a future release of Sinar eXposure™.
One can export 16 and 8 bits tif file and Jpeg as well.
Below are my first findings
(I have tried yet tethered shooting…):
Working station: 2x2.66 Dual-Core Intel Xeon – 8 Gb 667 Mhz Ram – Mac OS X v. 10.5.2
In order to read images if not tethered, the original files (together with ".IA"" et ".BR" files) must be on a CF card in an external card reader.
The first impression is a much more easy GUY than CaptureShop, tabs and widgets can be organised using 2 different monitors.
There are 4 tabs:
• Tethered shooting
Each tab has it owns widgets.
In the developp tab, one can find widgets for:
• Working color space
• Default input profile
• Luminosity/Contrast (with sliders and fields to enter values)
• Temp and Hue (with sliders and fields to enter values)
• Saturation (with sliders and fields to enter values)
• Crop ( (with fields to enter values for Top/bottom/left/right)
• USM (with sliders and fields to enter values)
Otherwise you can find tools for:
• neutral picker
• 90° clockwise and counter clockwise rotation
• Arbitrary rotation sliders and fields to enter values (with and without viual grid)
• Highlight and shadow warnings
In the Developp tab
I have found a lack of :
• Denoise “widget”
• Exposure compensation “widget” (it does exist in the Tethered Tab)
• Highlight recovery (my findings are that it does not recover highlights as Brumbaer and still clip the highlights)
A few issues…
Some of the file exported (in 16 or 8 bit tif and jpeg as well) have a thin horizontal stripe.
This happen only when files are exported thru eXposure, the same DNG import can be opened in ACR or C1-4 and has not the line…
I will try on another computer (Macpro, later)
I have found that some of the DNGs, when opened with another Raw Developper (ACR or C1-4) may still be open in eXposure but export were not possible…
I will have to determine which RC is the culprit…
Despite these few issues, I found eXposure much more "workable" than Captureshop.
Still have to learn and practice a lot to get the benefit of its power…