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by TomMeeks
25.09.2006 20:14
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Would be very interested in 'movie' mode
Replies: 6
Views: 8547

I used Quicktime Object VR

My tests were done with QuickTime Object VR software. And, I can use Stop MotionMaker (www.stopmotionmaker.com) to create an AVI from individual images when I don't need interactivity. I do like the way you show the layers in the sample images on the home page with the moving bar that indicates the ...
by TomMeeks
25.09.2006 15:42
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Would be very interested in 'movie' mode
Replies: 6
Views: 8547

Played with Quicktime and definitely see the value of Movie

I have played with the concept a bit since my first post, using previously shot stacks and confirmed that it could be a very useful capability. But, I like your interface better if it were interactive. The little marker above the flower and mineral images on your Helicon would be a VERY useful addit...
by TomMeeks
25.09.2006 15:25
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Would be very interested in 'movie' mode
Replies: 6
Views: 8547

Would be very interested in 'movie' mode

I think that I read where you may include a functionality that would allow a person to show the stacked images as a looping movie, like that on your web site, in a future version. (If it's already there and I missed it, I apologize.) This would be very valuable, particularly if optional formats were...
by TomMeeks
23.09.2006 04:37
Forum: Helicon Focus: Micro
Topic: A question about techniques and equipments
Replies: 7
Views: 12549

I have some macro lenses that allow me to acheive 10 x ..but I was temptated with trying to get far more thant that with a microscope ..but the more I search for interesting photography the more I realize it takes expensive equipement ! (my goal was to realized good quality images of insects to bui...
by TomMeeks
20.09.2006 05:56
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Manfrotto Focus Rack Review
Replies: 3
Views: 8193

Thank you for this post.. I was in process to get one..I taught Manfrotto was ''the'' one to get :roll: Would like also to hear of other brands :wink: The Pentax version might actually be better. But, I've not had any experience with it. The Novaflex is more expensive; but, looks very nice. Finally...
by TomMeeks
20.09.2006 05:48
Forum: Helicon Focus: Micro
Topic: A question about techniques and equipments
Replies: 7
Views: 12549

It all depends on your budget.

If you do not have a microscope as yet, that would be the first thing to think about. I own a variety of low-to-moderate scopes that are suitable for students. I have not purchased a high-end scope as yet. Interestingly, the scope that I've had the best luck interfacing to a Casio EX-P505 using the ...
by TomMeeks
19.09.2006 13:39
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: First Non-Long-Dead-Grasshopper Test - Recently dead Bee :)
Replies: 2
Views: 7087

Remote is DEFINITELY on the list!

Том, What camare are you using? I would suggest you to use Remote control (usual, wireless or IR) if it is available for your camera. This will speed up your work. Danylo I'm using one of the new Canon XTi's with a 100mm macro lens. It's completely new to me after years of having the Olympus E-10. ...
by TomMeeks
19.09.2006 05:12
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: First Non-Long-Dead-Grasshopper Test - Recently dead Bee :)
Replies: 2
Views: 7087

First Non-Long-Dead-Grasshopper Test - Recently dead Bee :)

Dead ones don't move. :) This was posted as part of a thread on DPReview. http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1018&message=20093630 I'm still in the 'Trial' period and I have extremely little macro experience to this point... new camera... new macro lens.. and, new software. But, Helico...
by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 22:16
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Manfrotto Focus Rack Review
Replies: 3
Views: 8193

Manfrotto Focus Rack Review

I thought it might be useful to give some brief observations regarding the Manfrotto focus rack. I'm not even sure they still manufacture this item since I can't find it on the Manfrotto web site. BHPhoto still lists it in their stock. While I have generally been pleased with most of the Manfrotto i...
by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 21:04
Forum: Helicon Focus: Micro
Topic: A question about techniques and equipments
Replies: 7
Views: 12549

Re: A question about techniques and equipments

Hello guys, I am passionate with macrophotography as well as microphotography wich is by now just a dream. My researches on the subjet and equipment needed made me change my mind to give a try as it is very expensive and complicate for setting..but the very small world is still attracting me! Is th...
by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 20:55
Forum: Helicon Focus: Micro
Topic: Views vs. Posts is astounding
Replies: 2
Views: 6777

Most pictures are really nice, there is nothing to add. When are you going to publish your pictures, Tom? : ) As soon as I actually learn how to shoot a REAL macro image!!! LOL! For now, I'm content to experiment with all things macro (lighting, lenses, software) with my poor, long-dead grasshopper...
by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 20:50
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Source cursor display in "copy source" with HF4
Replies: 10
Views: 11382

Coming directly from Canon 400XTi JPG

The images that I'm working with are being saved by the Canon 400Xti camera as JPGs for now. While I normally prefer RAW, the fact that my ultimate goal is Object VR pushes me to skip the step the RAW to TIFF step. (36 views * 10-20 focus planes is a LOT of RAW conversion!) I understand many program...
by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 19:16
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Helicon focus suggestion.
Replies: 3
Views: 8191

Excellent suggestions!

I agree with these suggestions completely. Being about to shell out to a selected third party product for special processing is an extremely useful capability. In Vegas (Video Editor), for instance, you can select an audio editor that you would like to use to process the sound part of the video. Thi...
by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 19:10
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Source cursor display in "copy source" with HF4
Replies: 10
Views: 11382

Re: "Copy Source" cursor display problems in HF 4.

Tom & Dan Note that the misalignment is an annoyance rather than a hindrance to obtaining the desired effect; i.e. you can ignore the input cursor and pay attention to the output screen. I was concentrating on the source image cursor since it had both circle and crosshairs and, more importantly, it...
by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 14:24
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Source cursor display in "copy source" with HF4
Replies: 10
Views: 11382

Tom, Have you updated to version 4.03 of Helicon Focus. We made some changes in retouching fucntions. Please let me know and send me a print screen. Regards, Danylo Yes, I have updated. It appears that it's dependent on the magnification used. I was quite surprised to see some of the magnified imag...