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Martin van Gog

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How to solve non-supported camera problem ?
« on: March 23, 2017, 01:59:06 pm »
Hallo outthere,

Beforehand I want to apologize, for two reasons. Firstly, the length of this post. I knew no other way to describe my question. Second, for any grammatical errors. English is not my native language.
And therefore I have to use Google Translate, with all the shortcomings.

I plan to buy a Nikon Coolpix B700. This is a Super Zoom Compact Camera, with the ability to shoot in RAW.
This camera model is not included in the list of supported models on the DxO support-site.
Nikon uses two different RAW formats.

*.NEF is a raw format that Nikon used on DSLRs and some other Nikon cameras, which can be in compressed or uncompressed mode, and hold 12 or 14 bits of information. The compressed files can be lossless or lossy (what Nikon calls "virtually lossless"). Nikon is using *.NRW for its Coolpix cameras. It is a 12-bit lossy ("virtually lossless") raw format. Other Coolpix , i.c. older camera's, are be named on the list

I use a combination of Lightroom 6 and DxO Pro Elite 11. The file-handling from the Nikon B700 is in Lightroom no problem. I checked the side of DxO, and there are supported Nikon *.NRW camera-models.
I am well aware that as long as there is no update for the particular model, the "automatic" correction mode does not work. When I send files from LR to DxO.
But since DxO knows the file extension * .NRW from other cameras, it would in theory be able to open the files. To edit completely manually, using a standard preset.
At least I think ahead, but is that true?

Does anyone know a good batch EXIF editor, which I can change the camera model. So DxO can be fooled, if the manual option does not work. Or is this no option?

Please provide me an answer/advice, Martin.

P.S. I've already thought about the TIFF route, but I want to stay away from it as long as possible.

By the way; LR uses 2 colorspaces. In the Library-modus sRGB and in the Devolpe-modus PhotoRGB. Which colorspace uses DxO in the Customize-modus?

Bencsi

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Re: How to solve non-supported camera problem ?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 04:07:09 pm »
Hi Martin,

EXIF editor: my recommendation is Photo-ME. It is old, not supported anymore, but does the job.

RAW formats: generally DoP is a semi and full professional RAW converter. Doesn't support all camera, producing RAW. Especially the camera makers' own compressed files are out of the DoP interest. If you can shoot with RAW, do it. Any other RAW-like formats will generate trouble for you. Especially NRW, CRW, SRF, NW2 are compressed  formats, not compatible with DoP. Same story the most of smart phone DNG formats.

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happyDXOuser

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Re: How to solve non-supported camera problem ?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 03:27:19 pm »

Does anyone know a good batch EXIF editor, which I can change the camera model. So DxO can be fooled, if the manual option does not work. Or is this no option?

Please provide me an answer/advice, Martin.

P.S. I've already thought about the TIFF route, but I want to stay away from it as long as possible.

By the way; LR uses 2 colorspaces. In the Library-modus sRGB and in the Devolpe-modus PhotoRGB. Which colorspace uses DxO in the Customize-modus?

I did a post here about doing this.  Looks like it just rolled off the first page, maybe you did not see it:

http://forum.dxo.com/index.php/topic,13226.0.html

With this method, you just copy your raw files into a directory and click on a batch file and the program will convert all the raw's, easy!

 

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