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Camera Control Pro 2.7.0 & Capture NX 2.2.3 just released

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Camera Control Pro 2.7.0 updates:

  • Support for the D3S been added.
  • Support for Mac OS X version 10.5.8 and 10.6.1 has been added.
  • When a D3S is connected for shooting, images can be simultaneously recorded to a memory card inserted in the camera.
  • Compatibility with 32- and 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate has been added. Under a 64-bit environment the software operates as a 32-bit application.
  • Compatibility with 64-bit Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate (Service Pack 2) editions has been added. Under a 64-bit environment the software operates as a 32-bit application.

Capture NX 2.2.3 updates:

Windows:

  • Support for RAW images captured with the D3S has been added.
  • When RAW (NEF/NRW) images with GPS information embedded were saved in JPEG format, GPS information was modified in some rare cases. This issue has been resolved.
  • An accurate flash compensation value was not displayed for images captured using Advanced Wireless Lighting. This issue has been resolved.
  • When a folder containing images with comments attached using some third party software applications was selected, an error message was displayed and Capture NX 2 quit unexpectedly. This issue has been resolved.

Macintosh:

  • Support for Mac OS X version 10.5.8 has been added.
  • Support for RAW images captured with the D3S has been added.
  • When RAW (NEF/NRW) images with GPS information embedded were saved in JPEG format, GPS information was modified in some rare cases. This issue has been resolved.
  • An accurate flash compensation value was not displayed for images captured using Advanced Wireless Lighting. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the Verify button in the Profile First Aid panel of Mac OS X's Color Sync Utility was clicked to verify image profiles, they were recognized as bad files. This issue has been resolved (for most profiles*).
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  • http://wasatchreflections.com WR

    As I am just getting into wireless flashes I am glad this issue was resolved.

  • RF

    Am I reading this wrong or does Capture NX still not compatible with Snow Leopard? Please Please Please correct me if I’m wrong.

    • PDF Ninja

      They promised Snow Leopard support in Capture NX by the end of December. I know, it’s painful, but at least they have a schedule, and they delivered on the Camera Control promise.

    • AJR5

      Considering that the Snow Leopard SDK was available for MONTHS before Snow Leopard’s release, it is an embarrassment that they still do not support the operating system! Posting another update that still doesn’t address the issue is just making it that much more obvious. They would have been better to just wait and release when they can support the Operating System.

    • Dweeb

      Sad that we’re still being goosed with that old Windows first mindset. However Epson sure aren’t doing any better getting the 3800 running in Snow Leopard. These companies area disgrace. Apple included.

  • http://micahmedia.com Micah

    64bit support just means that A) they’ll tech support it and B) it runs.

    32-bit apps run fine (and sometimes better) under 64-bit Windows versions. The only difficulty is when an program is designed to stop itself from installing on a particular operating system. So all they’re saying is they uncrippled this version and allowed it to do with it always could have done.

    True 64-bit apps run 64-bit. It’s still not a 64-bit app. Which is fine, since even D3x files don’t take 4gb+ to process.

    What would be truly useful would be proper multi-threading and it just plain not being a slug of a program.

    NX that is.

    • Anony-mou

      Even better, they could start programming NX with they brains and not their feet.

  • Crabby

    I think that 64-bit compatibility is a first step by Nikon in recognizing that 64-bit OS’s are in the mainstream and here to stay. Yes, they need to rewrite the code to run as a 64-bit ap. and this should come in 2010, IMO. For a model of how Windows should be supported, look at Epson. The R2880 driver for Vista ran fine under 64-bit Windows 7 RC. The day that Windows 7 (RTM) went on sale, this registered owner got an e-mail stating that the Win 7 driver was ready to download. Nice!

    • Anony-mou

      Frankly I don’t see what’s the big deal with converting an app to 64-bit. An int is an int. A long is a long. I don’t now. Do they program in ASM or what…

      • Jabs

        About 64 bi and headachest:
        We are at a crossroads in computer Operating systems and 64 bit is not the same as 32 bit. You can run 32 bit software on some 64 bit Operating systems through an abstraction layer which emulates 32 bit within the 64 bit environment. You can’t run 64 bit within a 32bit Operating system, though!
        Thus, to program for 64 bit is sometimes quite difficult or even different from 32 bit programming. Apple’s Operating system was 32-64 bit for quite a while, so they could offer support for the 32 bit PowerPC processors and now that Apple has abandoned that backwards compatibility and became native 64 bit, then it requires a 32 bit as well as a new 64 bit program to satisfy the Mac users, as Nikon has users who use the older hardware or even older processors INCLUDING the older Intel non-64 bit processors (remember AMD first introduced 64 bit processors and NOT Intel).
        Nikon has to re-engineer the product and similar to Adobe, they have a big job.
        Windows has a hardware abstraction level built in from XP 64 bit and then Vista continued this plus Win7 64 bit does this too, as not much software is available in NATIVE 64 bit including the needed DRIVERS of such things as printers, scanners (flatbed, Nikon’s own scanners) and even monitor calibration software, e.g..
        Linux is ahead in this 64 bit world and thus I use Ubuntu Studio 64 bit (http://www.ubuntustudio.org) or ArtistX on an AMD or Intel Core-Duo 64 bit with Intel processor with Virtual Hardware support and then I can virtualize 32 bit software on a 32 bit Operating system (XP or Win 7) via Sun’s Virtual Box (FREE) http://www.virtualbox.org
        Windows ‘fakes’ 64 bit while Apple has now gone fully 64 bit, hence the older 32 bit stuff will work or not at times. With Linux, 64 bit has been around for a while, is mature and it is better coded to run stuff, but lots of the programs photographers use are not Linux apps., hence the problems. Remember that OS-X is a ‘version’ of Linux (sort of). On Linux 64 bit, every tool that I use runs much better than on Windows (yeah, I have Win XP 32 bit plus Win 7) and the OpenGL rendering is superior to even DX-11 (used on Vista-Win 7) in the Windows world – like night and day (LOL!).
        You just have to wait on Nikon, Adobe and the whole Industry to catch up with Linux perhaps. Same problem with USB 3.0 and the new Sata 6 standards.
        Specifications march forward but manufacturers often do not write new drivers in say 64 bit for older hardware designed and released previously as 32 bit apps.. I have a bunch of great Canon printers which do NOT work on Win7 32 bit but work on WinXP 32 bit, so I too am stuck and thus I keep WinXP, Win 7 and Linux. You can run WinXP 32 bit within Win7 Professional and Ultimate in a virtualized WinXP mode (FREE download from Microsoft), so buy that and on the Mac side use Boot Camp or perhaps try and run the older Mac Operating System via Virtual Box within Snow Leopard and then gain reuse of your older stuff.
        You are on your own on the virtualized Tiger (not sure if it works) or such within Snow Leopard … LOL!
        We have become computer geeks instead of photographers or multimedia specialists!

      • Pdf Ninja

        True, a properly written 32-bit app can be recompiled for 64-bit with minor (if any) modifications. However, 32-bit apps can run at full speed on 64-bit Windows. The emulation layer is extremely thin, it’s practically unnoticeable. You can’t even compare 32-bit emulation to running a virtual machine. In fact, in many cases 32-bit apps perform faster than native 64-bit ones, and they can still address 4GB of RAM per process. The average consumer applications are mostly fine as 32-bit, as long as they run on the 64-bit OS.

        Some apps can really take advantage of 64-bit, such as SQL (database) servers, and Photoshop. Photoshop 64-bit, however, is not a simple recompilation of the 32-bit version, but a major redesign from the ground up, with the 64-bit architecture in mind. Hopefully Adobe will be able to do the same for OS X as well, but they have to completely migrate it from Carbon to Cocoa, which takes time. That step was not necessary for Windows, and that’s why Photoshop 64-bit is currently Windows only.

        The performance problems with NX2 are not even remotely related to memory limitations or the 32-bit-on-64-bit emulation. So I wouldn’t be too concerned about it, as long as it runs on Windows 7 64-bit and Snow Leopard. I agree, it’s pretty embarrassing that it takes so long. I was actively developing for Windows 7 well before it came out, and Mac devs had access to Snow Leopard early on as well.

        • Jabs

          Hey PDF Ninja,
          Good points but Windows is the PROBLEM and what they market it as.
          Windows has always stressed backwards compatibility and that is great from a USER standpoint but useless from a programming standpoint, sometimes. It takes two differing approaches to program in 32 bit -vs- 64 bit, sort of like when we went from 8 bit to 16 bit. Microsoft used 8 bit emulation within 16 bit to make backwards compatibility work.
          Same today and at one point, you will have to eventually break backwards compatibility. Sometimes 64 bit is easier to program or implement as you are NOT stuck with the limitations of 32 bit or even the 32/16 bit of Windows.
          Apple tried to make a clean break from 32 bit and hence the problems for them. Maybe in Windows 8, they will have to drop backwards compatibility and then resort to virtualization for running older stuff. I currently run WinXP and other forms of Linux in Virtual Box plus there are others such as VM-Ware that people use daily. It works much better than the Windows abstraction layer and that is one thing that sets Win7 (which I like) apart from Vista (which I hate).
          Same in cameras – DX is a stop gap measure while FX is probably the way forward in my opinion.
          I did a couple of tests that might interest you-
          I installed 32 bit Ubuntu Studio on one computer and then 64 bit Ubuntu Studio on another SLOWER computer. I then loaded RAW files from D3X on both and the 64 bit version ran much faster, the Open GL ran faster and everything was faster on the SLOWER processor running in 64 Bit mode with equal amounts of RAM. I then tried this on an 32 bit DUAL CORE laptop and it ran slower than the 64 bit version on a SINGLE Core AMD Athlon 64 4000 single core older processor. I also tried the 32 bit and the 64 bit versions on the same AMD 64 bit processor
          The point – AMD has developed 64 bit and even the older AMD processor runs rings around many processors in its’ NATIVE 64 BIT MODE! That applies to Photography to me, as I load lots of files in UFRAW or others and they work better than Photoshop or such, as Photoshop is NOT 64 bit, even under Windows, hence they could not release that for Snow Leopard, as it is real 64 BIT, versus ‘pseudo 64 Bit’ of Windows – FACTS!
          To manipulate files and display them quickly Engineers have been using 64 Bit Operating Systems for eons, as you cannot do the same things in 32 bit, as you can in REAL 64 bit. Photoshop is 8/16 Bit based (256 shades of each) and thus useless to me. I like Photoshop, but it is TOO limiting for me, as I have been in Graphics for a long time. Ever heard of Maya, SGI stuff and all that 64 bit goodness, so I prefer Linux and then run a virtual Operating System to get the things that I don’t have in Linux. SAME thing Microsoft is FINALLY doing with Win 7. You don’t even have to buy the Ultimate or Professional versions of Win 7 to use VMWare or Virtual Box. The more processors (Dual, Quad or Hex -6 cores) you have, the inclusion of Virtualization within the processor (AMD is ahead in this), then the easier it is to do and the speed is amazing. Virtualized WinXP runs faster than 32 bit WinXP on a 64 Bit processor non-virtualized to me, but some of the networking stuff does not work as good – a fault of Virtual Box.
          Photography NEEDS 64 Bit, Open GL and then Open CL (graphics cards do the processing versus the CPU processor), as when you use Open GL, then it is so much better than DX-11, DX-10 or DX-9, that it is no contest. When they rewrite PhotoShop for 64 bit OS-X (which is based upon a Linux variant), then it will NOT work on Windows nor have the same limitations of the current older versions. Open GL is why Macs are faster on graphics -vs- Windows and I use Linux because of this … Got tired of the limitations of Windows. I have a computer (Intel Core2 Duo 64 Bit) with Linux/Windows 7 that I am evaluating right now. It has Win7 and Artist-X (both 32 bit) and even when running from DVD (not installed) as a Live DVD session, it is way better than Win 7 with my graphics files. Windows is easier to deal with but the tools under Linux are better including the BIT structure of sound, video and photography files. This is what I have found, hence my comments about us becoming computer geeks to be able to deal with our cameras and photography plus multimedia.
          Sorry for the long post!

  • kurrywurry

    I have uninstalled capture nx2, than i installed 2.2.0, then upgrade to 2.2.3 and it works in snow leopard, where 2.2.2 did not work at all

  • pablo

    I upgraded to Win 8 …now I can’t even get ViewNX2 to load :(

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