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    ZD file in Aperture

    Would love for someone to just see if my ZD files can work in Aperture. I will load a raw file here with a link . If someone would like to try this for me it would be appreciated. If it works i can shoot tethered too. Hmmm

    The file extension is MEF
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    Re: ZD file in Aperture

    Guy,

    The next update of Capture One will support the ZD. For tethered shooting, it doesn't get much better.

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    Re: ZD file in Aperture

    I'll give it a go. Just post the link.

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    Re: ZD file in Aperture

    I would also like to see it open in Aperture myself, so go ahead and post a link, Guy. As Aperture gets more plug-ins, it may become a very serious contender for doing most of the work. In their tech specs, they DO NOT list the Mamiya ZD, but they do have support for all the Hasselblads and Leaf backs.

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    Re: ZD file in Aperture

    Another option is to use the new Adobe DNG converter and that may get the file into a format that is readable by more things. Not sure what will be lost in the translation, however. Just make sure the "Convert to Linear Image" option is turned OFF if you want to create a DNG that Aperture will read.

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    Re: ZD file in Aperture

    I will get a file up. YSI is being stubborn
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    Re: ZD file in Aperture

    Guy:

    Just add it here as an acceptable extension with adequate size, then upload it here -- after all, you ARE a super moderator
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    Re: ZD file in Aperture

    Tried importing a folder full of ZD raw (MEF) files into the Aperture (latest version) library. The folder is there but the files are not visible.

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    Re: ZD file in Aperture

    Thanks David. Maybe the way to do it is convert them in the DNG converter to a file it will recognize. Or get Apple to support that file format. There .MEF extension if anyone wanted to know
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    Re: ZD file in Aperture

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Thanks David. Maybe the way to do it is convert them in the DNG converter to a file it will recognize. Or get Apple to support that file format. There .MEF extension if anyone wanted to know
    Guy,
    That was what I mentioned a bit earlier. Apple presently does not show support for those files, other than converting them to DNG format. Apple seems to be addressing file handling (RAW conversion support) a bit faster than before, so folks requesting the .MEF file support is a good idea.

    My other question raised in other threads is about how much info may or may not get transferred in the DNG, and whether it matters or not. In the case of the Hasselblad stuff, there is a lot of data being used by their Phocus app to do things in their conversions. The Mamiya stuff does not appear to have those issues, but it would be nice to know.

    LJ

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