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Canon Releases DPP 3.11.31 for Windows & Mac

Canon Releases DPP 3.11.31 for Windows & Mac

New DPP
For those of us that like DPP, which is me (don’t hate me). Canon has released a new version of the software with the following new features and fixes.

  • Supports images taken with EOS Kiss X6i / EOS REBEL T4i / EOS 650D, EOS 60Da.
  • Supports new lens (EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM).
  • Fixed a phenomenon where the camera’s serial number that is displayed in the shooting information of the image is not displayed correctly for some of the EOS 60D.
  • Fixed a phenomenon where the buttons for HDR tool cannot be displayed under specific settings of the display.
  • Fixed a phenomenon where check mark or rating that is set using Quick Check Tool may not be displayed correctly.

Download from Canon USA (you know the drill, select your OS and download)

Thanks Martin

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New DPP Next Week

Canon Digital Photo Professional Update
We’re told a new version of DPP should be available for download by next Wednesday.

Included in the update will be bug fixes, better handling of 5D Mark III RAW files and a fully functional Lens Optimizer module.

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EOS Utility 2.10.4 for Mac OS X Lion

EOS Utility 2.10.4 for Mac OS X Lion

EOS Utility 2.10.4 Updater for Mac OS X
IAmPtr on Twitter sent Planet5D information about the long awaited EOS Utility update for Mac OS X Lion.

Download Here

Release Notes

  • EOS Utility is an application that brings together all of the functions required to communicate with the camera. Functions for downloading and displaying images, remote shooting, and camera control of each setting when an EOS DIGITAL camera is connected to a computer have been integrated.
  • EOS Utility 2.10.4 Updater for Mac OS X is software that will install EOS Utility 2.10.4 on your computer or update a previously installed version of EOS Utility to EOS Utility 2.10.4 It is necessary that the previous version of your software have been installed when you use this updater on your computer.

Update History

Changes for EOS Utility 2.10.4 Updater for Mac OS X;

Supports Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 10.7

Caution

  • If you are using a version earlier than Mac OS X 10.6.8, please use EOS Utility 2.10.2.
  • EOS Utility cannot be used with WFT on computers running Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 10.7.2.

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Official Canon “CanonSGLens” iOS App

Official Canon “CanonSGLens” iOS App

From Canon Singapore
In case you missed it in the holiday rush. Canon Singapore has released an interactive reference iOS app for all Canon EF & EF-S lenses.

 

Description
CanonSGLens is a free Canon Singapore App that features detailed lens specifications of all Canon EF and EF-S lenses sold in Singapore. The application also contains a unique interactive simulator that allows you to compare the field of view of two camera-lens combinations whereby the cameras and lenses can be any Canon EOS digital SLR and lens.

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Featured Content
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* Detailed lens specifications of all Canon EF and EF-S lenses sold in Singapore.
* Compare lens specifications side by side, with differences indicated.
* Compare high resolution MTF charts.
* Compare high resolution lens construction diagrams.
* Field of View simulator featuring multiple photos taken of the same scene in Singapore using different camera-lens combinations.
* Depth of Field simulator.
* Depth of Field calculator.
* In-depth topic with interactive simulators explaining how aperture and shutterspeed affect exposure, depth of field, and motion blur in the various exposure modes.

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App Features
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* Highly visual interactive simulators
* Bookmark your favourite pages
* Add your own notes to any page
* Content optimized for both portrait and landscape orientations
* No Internet connection required
* Powered by the 123di content visualization engine

Download on iTunes

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Digital Photo Professional 3.10.1 Updater

Digital Photo Professional 3.10.1 Updater

A new Digital Photo Professional is available from Canon. Below are some of the changes.

  1. Support added for images taken with the EOS Kiss X50 / EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D, EOS Kiss X5 / EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D. If using an earlier version, images take with the EOS Kiss X50 / EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D, EOS Kiss X5 / EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D will not be supported. Please update to version 3.10 or later.
  2. Additional lenses now covered by correction of lens aberration. Including overseas models, images taken with the following six lenses are now covered by lens aberration correction. EF 8-15mm F4L USM Fisheye, EF 15mm F2.8 Fisheye, EF 300mm F2.8 II IS USM, EF 400mm F2.8 II IS USM, EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 III (an overseas model), EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS II. Distortion aberration correction for images taken with fisheye lenses (EF 8-15mm F4L USM Fisheye, EF 15mm F2.8 Fisheye) enables the user to select four types of effects that are not covered by ordinary distortion correction. Note that depending on the camera used, there are cases where images taken with applicable lenses may not be covered by aberration correction.
  3. Added a function for circular masking. The new Circle option can be selected from the Ratio pull-down menu for the Trimming/angle adjustment tool. The behavior differs from when rectangles like 1:1 are selected in that selecting Circle will masking everything outside of the selected area.
  4. When performing Noise Reduction processing, there were cases where the screen would momentarily turn magenta.
  5. Fixed a malfunction involving PCs on which multiple versions of Photoshop are installed; there were cases where the Transfer to Photoshop command would be dimmed.
  6. Fixed a malfunction in which attempting to display NR Preview while the highlight warning was displayed would cause the Preview screen to turn deep blue.
  7. Fixed a malfunction that occurred if an image was overwritten by a newer version after a rating had been set; there were cases where the editing results were destroyed and the image reverted back to the settings when it was first taken.
  8. Fixed a malfunction wherein white lines would appear in the displayed results if an image was displayed at 100% in the Edit Window or the Edit Image Window and the window was then scrolled.
  9. Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported

If using this software in a Windows XP environment, please update Windows to Service Pack 3 before installing the software.

Available for Download from Canon Europe here (mac) & here (win)

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DIGIC V [CR1]

New Processors
Over at NL they received information that DIGIC V would show up in 2011. The 1Ds replacement would utilize the new processor. As you can expect, better image quality, movie quality and throughput should be expected.

More DIGIC V
I was told a little while ago that there would be 2 versions of DIGIC V. It wasn’t explained as to what the different versions would be. I file this under really big grain of salt.

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Canon Updates EOS E1 Video Plug-in

London, UK, 26th August 2010 – Canon today announces a new plug-in further enhancing quicker and easier editing of EOS MOVIE footage in Apple’s software suite, Final Cut Pro. The update will be available to download for free from mid-September.

EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro version 1.1 will add to the recently released Plug-in-E1 by providing support for the Canon EOS 60D, the latest addition to the EOS range. The plug-in will allow users to view metadata and EXIF data for movie files. It will also provide support for multi-core processing, allowing even faster conversations with the latest generation of Macs.

The original plug-in was designed to convert EOS MOVIE footage from Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS-1D Mark IV Digital SLR cameras to Apple’s high-quality ProRes 422 codec at approximately twice the speed of Apple’s standard conversion. Users will still have the benefits of being able to add timecode and reel names to footage quickly and easily.

Canon Studio Solutions Software

STUDIO SOLUTION SOFTWARE FROM CANON U.S.A. SIMPLIFIES WORKFLOW FOR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESSES
Canon Software Helps Manage Administrative Processes in Photo Studios from Appointments to Image Processing in One Simple Software Solution

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 8, 2010 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging technology, is today launching the highly anticipated Studio Solution software for workflow efficiency in professional photo studios. Canon’s Studio Solution software helps professional operations take full advantage of Canon’s core imaging and printing technologies with fully automatic workflows to simplify studio operations and integrate appointments, invoicing, image enhancement and printing into one administrative program. Through electronic input and filing, Studio Solution software helps consolidate scheduling, contracting, image capture, ordering, retouching and printing into one program. Canon will be demonstrating its Studio Solution software today in Booth #401 at the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) trade show, March 8th – 10th in Las Vegas.

Designed to make everyday tasks easier for photo studio managers and staff, Studio Solution allows for greater staffing efficiencies with improved turnaround time, for increased profitability. The software integrates with Canon EOS cameras, imagePROGRAF and PIXMA Pro printers, and helps ensure studio owners and operators are maximizing their time and equipment.

“We are proud to introduce our Studio Solution software as a powerful tool for photographic studios to help them maximize the efficiencies of their Canon equipment,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A.

The simple-to-learn software solution is made possible by combining Express Digital’s technology and workflow along with Canon’s proven image processing expertise. Beginning with administrative scheduling, customer information is entered into the Canon software and will follow all customer jobs through ordering and invoicing. A file is created for each customer with complete order details. Images are then attached to each customer job order for optimal filing efficiency. The Studio Solution software then transitions to a studio sales tool by providing on-screen image previews on various Canon media to give the customer an accurate rendering of how their final print will look on various substrates to assist in the print ordering process.

The most integral software feature is Canon’s core image processing, providing automatic color management, image resizing and image re-touching for stunning prints with minimal monitoring needed. These automatic processes help reduce the need for timely and expensive image editing, allowing for greater margins and uptime in any Canon-equipped photo studio. Once the final job is printed through the software, an invoice is automatically generated, complete with order details and customer information, without additional manual input.

How Much?
Adorama has it listed at $1499.

Check it out

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Canon DPP 3.8.1 Available

Woo
Canon as posted the latest DPP on their web site for download.

They’ve added support for the T2i and image rotation features.

thanks skip

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New Codecs and Plugins

Canon E-1 Plugin (From Planet5D)
Canon releases a free EOS E1 video plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro. The plug-in is compatible with Final Cut Pro 6 or higher and currently supports Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 1D Mark IV cameras.

This new plug-in allows simple and easy transfer of video content from Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras directly into Final Cut Pro. The EOS E1 video plug-in takes advantage of Final Cut Pro’s powerful Log and Transfer feature, which allows users to select and mark the video directly while it is still on the camera, add custom metadata and ingest the clips in the background so the editing can begin immediately.

The EOS E1 video plug-in is a free download and will be available here but so far, they haven’t posted it yet. We’ll let you know when they do.

http://blog.planet5d.com/2010/02/canon-announces-eos-e1-video-plug-in-for-apples-final-cut-pro/

Canon Introduces MPEG-2 Full HD Codec
Canon on Tuesday said it would be releasing an MPEG-2 Full HD (4:2:2) file-based recording codec that would debut in an unannounced but upcoming professional video camera from the company. The MPEG-2 Codec would bring with it twice the color resolution of the HDV profile format and be compatible with industry-standard editing and processing software. The codec would also have 50Mbps data recording speeds.

The new format would let users record 1920×1080 HD videos and include the open-source Material eXchange Format (MXF) used by broadcasters to edit recorded content. To make the system widely and quickly accepted, Canon is working with Adobe, Apple, Avid Technology and Grass Valley.

File-based recording, including the one in Canon’s new codec, is flexible as it can be used across a wide range of editing software and applications.

http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedata/pressrelease/20100202_mpeg2_full_hd.html

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