XT - 2 Raw file Converters

Discussion in 'Coffee with Rico Pfirstinger, Fuji X-Pert' started by Michael B, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Michael B

    Michael B New to FujiXspot

    4
    Feb 5, 2017
    DSCF0703.JPG I have just read the Kindle version of the XT-2 version of 120 X – Pert tips by Rico Pfirstinger. Having recently converted from Canon, this guide has been invaluable, probably saving hours of time and useless experiments.
    As a beginer to Fuji and having taken on board that I should be shooting with both RAW and jpeg, there seems to be a huge void in the information available about raw file converters and getting the best out of the film simulations.
    I have downloaded the Silkypix Studio 7, but the instructions are not intuitive and although promoted by Fuji does not seem to have any reference to film styles.
    There is seems to be nothing on YouTube.
    Can anyone help?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    928
    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    I suggest getting the free trials of Capture One Pro 10, Iridient Developer, OnOne Raw, LR, and any other editor you might want to try. Then see which one you like to work in the best, as well as which one gives you the final image which is the most to your liking.
     
  3. pdurand

    pdurand FujiXspot Regular

    66
    Mar 17, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
  4. Adam Bonn

    Adam Bonn FujiXspot Regular

    183
    Jan 13, 2016
    Porto
    Adam Bonn
    On Silkypix 7 the film sims are on the colour tab, first select camera setting, then the other drop down menu will show velvia, astia etcetc

    As pdurand kindy suggests above, having a read of my 4 part piece on rfc will give you a good starting point on silkypix v7
     
  5. Michael B

    Michael B New to FujiXspot

    4
    Feb 5, 2017
    Thank you for all the help and suggestions.
     
  6. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Not a fan of Silkypix. Adobe Lightroom offers much more freedom and is the best solution to make the most out of the ISOless sensor and its dynamic range.

    Btw, Silkypix 8 is already in Beta, currently only in Japanese.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Michael B

    Michael B New to FujiXspot

    4
    Feb 5, 2017
    Hi Adam,
    As I was struggling, I went for the 30-day trial of Developer Studio Pro 7. I have looked at your guides and gone along with your suggestions, but I cannot locate the camera settings tab, or the colour tab you mention. I cannot find the film simulations/picture styles at all. I am missing something that must be obvious to everyone but me … so a pointer in the right direction would be helpful!

    Thanks, Michael
     
  8. Adam Bonn

    Adam Bonn FujiXspot Regular

    183
    Jan 13, 2016
    Porto
    Adam Bonn
    sp colours.JPG

    The Fuji film sims are as shown above, click first the 'tube of paint' icon, then make sure that film simulation is selected from the drop down. The individual profiles are on the lower drop down menu
     
  9. Michael B

    Michael B New to FujiXspot

    4
    Feb 5, 2017
    Thank you Adam - not at all intuitive. You have supplied a result after a frustrating time.This shot of my dog looks so much better in Classic Chrome than the other film simulations. DSCF0043Vera.