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User currently offlineCX777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 154 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Trying to figure out which one to buy for my newly ordered Canon 10D.
Raw Converters
1) Adobe RC 2.0
2) BreezeBrowser
3) Capture One
Or any other converter that I have not heard of yet.

File Storage
1)Delkin eFilm
2)SmartDisk FlashTrax
3)Nixvue's Digital Album

I just spent half day doing research on these and so far I am settling for #2 options on both, I would like to hear from anyone who has an experience with using them. Much appreciated.
Happy holidays,
Raj

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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 745 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

IMHO Cpature One is probably the absolute best quality - but requires a good bit of work to get optimum results. Breezebrowser is not quite as good at converting, but much more versatile and fast.

Currently I'm using the built in RAW convertor for Photoshop CS- it is very close to Capture One in absolute quality, but tends to get a better initial result without having to make adjustments. I love having the conversion process integrated with the file browser and processing software - has improved my work flow considerably. (Though I do sometimes still use C1 on challenging pics and Breezebrowser for certain batch processes).

If you have any version of PS, the upgrade to CS should not cost much more than Capture One, and the program has some useful enhancements on the processing side.

Can't answer on storage - I use a laptop.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineAviatortj From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

I upgraded to CS last week. It is well worth it. I love the RAW utility, it is highly recommended.

__TJ__


User currently offlineCX777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 154 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Thanks for the info. Will check it out.
Raj


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Dont know if its any good now, but I have to second Colins comments about the CS built in convertor. Great quality and as versatile as CaptureOne. For quick batch editing I use Breezebrowser though.

Wietse



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