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Offline Richard Naismith

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Viewing Hasselblad Files
« on: September 20, 2013, 03:44:04 AM »
Hi,

I'm a Hasselblad user, and I'd appreciate it greatly if Photo Mechanic could view Hasselblad .3fr and .fff files. So far we just see icons with the file extensions on them.

Might it be possible in the future?

All the best.

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Re: Viewing Hasselblad Files
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 07:06:42 AM »
Richard,

I'm a Hasselblad user, and I'd appreciate it greatly if Photo Mechanic could view Hasselblad .3fr and .fff files. So far we just see icons with the file extensions on them.

Might it be possible in the future?

The last time we looked into them, the files produced by Hasselblad cameras did not have a JPEG preview contained within them.  Unless this changes, PM won't be supporting them anytime soon.

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Re: Viewing Hasselblad Files
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 08:19:44 AM »
Is there a reason why the RAW and JPG are not combined when shooting both?

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Re: Viewing Hasselblad Files
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 08:41:47 AM »
I guess because your .3fr files are not recognised to be an image file (yet). Until that is done, if you turn off showing unknown files a proxy they will at least no longer show.
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Re: Viewing Hasselblad Files
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 12:41:20 PM »
As far as I know, 3FR files contain image data that need to be processed to get an FFF file. FFF file is the Hasselblad RAW file format with all calibration data applied.

IPTC, calibration data, HNCS (Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution), etc, are in the *.FFF files, created by Phocus (digital images) or Flexcolor (scanned images).

In macOS I see the image and the preview in "Vista Previa" (I do not know the English translation, it is the program with which macOS visualizes all types of files).

I don't know if it has embedded jpg or macOS supports FFF.

//* edit: this is in the FAQ manual Phocus: *//

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Q. Why are there 3FR and 3F files? Why can’t captures be saved directly as 3F files?
A. 3FRfilesconsistofnativeHasselbladrawdatathatcontainsahugeamountofinformation,particularlywhen compared to 35mm digital files. This is essential to produce the level of quality expected from Hasselblad products. It follows that a good deal of computing power is required to extract the maximum in the shortest pos- sible time. To avoid diverting the camera’s activities to image processing, the combined advantages of Phocus and a workstation are used instead. 3FR files are then processed into a complete and workable raw format that can be saved, adjusted and exported, namely, 3F.

Q. What’s the difference between 3FR and 3F files? Should I keep them all?
A. A3FRfileisthenativerawfilecreatedbyHasselbladcamerasandremainsinthatformatwhenstoredonaCF card. When loaded into Phocus, however, various corrections take place based on the hardware configuration
of the camera used. This processes the 3FR file into a 3F format file and creates a high quality preview (size according to settings in Preferences). As this is an improved and specifically-tuned file, the original 3FR file can be discarded. You may, of course, export 3F files to TIFF, PSD, JPEG etc., and just keep those but if you have the space, retaining the 3F files could be good insurance to be able to re-process sometime in the future.
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saludos,
jose.
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