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  1. 2 points
    Well, allow me to be the first one here So much fun. One big workflow bump though - it doesn't understand ProPhoto RGB.
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    Great ideas! The crop lines while straightening are coming in the next update. Copy and paste tiles is on the list and will show up soon as well. We'll look into the thing with raw files not being able to be set to open by default with CameraBag. Noise reduction is the main one we don't have on the docket, since most cameras these days have pretty advanced algorithms for that built in, and I'm not sure we can do better than them on that.
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    Hi, Louis. CameraBag 2 is oriented toward adjusting the entire image. It doesn't include localized adjustments such as red-eye -- although if you don't have any other red in the picture, the Hue Brightness adjustment could be used to darken all reds, and/or Hue Saturation to removed the color from all reds. CameraBag 2 also doesn't do printing; you need to save the picture into a separate file and print that file from some other tool. Cropping is part of the Crop/Straighten tool -- it's the first one in the Adjustments tab. It's a bit different from the other CameraBag tools in that you have to click the Apply button when you've got the crop set up the way you want. For resizing a single image, you can just set the desired size in the "Save" dialog. If you're batch-processing an entire folder full of images that are different sizes, you might find the Exact Size and Maximum Size tools -- the last ones in the Adjustments tab -- to be helpful. The Maximum Size tool won't expand images beyond their original size the way the Exact Size tool will.
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    Can't wait for the Windows version. Been out all day with my camera and some high-speed videos on the stormy sea... I like to try that in CameraBag Cinema.
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    I suspect most people are accustomed to being able to use an eyedropper tool on a neutral part of their picture to set white balance. CameraBag doesn't offer that, but with the new Pixel Inspector window of CameraBag Photo, you can get the same general result with a bit of work. Open the Pixel Inspector window ('I' key). Click on the neutral spot that you'd normally eyedropper. Zooming in might help you pick the pixel you want. Be sure that the pixel for that neutral spot has been added to the Recent Pixels list in the Pixel Inspector window. Now you'll need to choose which adjustment tool you want to use. If green/magenta tint isn't a problem: Add a Temperature tool. Watch the values of the selected neutral pixel in the Recent Pixels list as you adjust the slider on the Temperature tool. Try to get the first (red) and last (blue) values for that neutral pixel to match. The middle (green) value should be similar to the other two. Or, if green/magenta tint is a problem (steps 1-3 below are optional): Add a Saturation tool and set it to zero saturation. Remember what the pixel values are for the selected neutral pixel in the Recent Pixels list -- this will be your target value in step 6. Remove (or disable) the Saturation tool. Add a Color Balance tool. Watch the values of the selected neutral pixel in the Recent Pixels list as you adjust the sliders on the Color Balance tool. Adjust the sliders so that all three values (red, green, blue) for that neutral pixel match the target value, or each other if you skipped steps 1-3. In my (limited) experience, you may need to resort to entering numerical values for the slider settings in order to achieve sufficient precision. You could use other color adjustment tools like Color Wheels or Coloring, but Temperature and Color Balance probably cover most of the usual cases with the least complication. You might find that you need to be a bit pickier about which pixel you select than if you were using an eyedropper tool in another program, because this looks at only one pixel while eyedroppers often look at the average of a number of pixels in the area. You can select up to three separate pixels to watch at the same time, which might be useful under some circumstances. For example, maybe part of the image is in shade and part in sunlight, and you want to split the difference in the white balance.
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    Hello Nevercenter team. Your CameraBag Cinema is an amazing piece of software. I like to alter/correct my videos with it. But I am missing a few things I need often. Do you plan to insert some tools for correcting distortions like fisheye? That would be big think.
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    This article suggests that one part of getting a "cinematic" look to a still photo is to crop it to a wide ratio, then add window-box borders out to 16:9. This is very easy to do in CameraBag 2 or CameraBag Photo. Activate Crop/Straighten and select an Aspect of 2.39:1 (the last choice on the list). Straighten and adjust edge positions as appropriate. Click Apply (CB2) or Done (CB-P). From the Adjustments tab, add a Fill Border, and select Aspect Ratio of 1.85 and set the color to black (0,0,0). That's it. I've saved off the border created in step 2 as a personal preset. With CameraBag 2 but not CameraBag Photo, you can also save the crop as part of the preset. CB-P doesn't seem to like crops in presets, though, so I don't recommend doing that.
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    Local adjustments are definitely something we bring up regularly in our discussion of development and the directions to go in. There are some functionality/interface questions to solve with this whole new "kind" of adjustment and discussions on implementation are mostly what have been holding us back--we definitely recognize the value in having local adjustments to go along with the global ones. We have been doing some back-end testing and it's looking more and more like this is a direction we could go in. Thanks for your feedback! Hearing what CameraBag users want really does help us decide what is added and how the software develops--we want it to be the best tool it can be.
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    One issue with the pro-oriented features like LUT support is that they can not be used on PC / Windows. If someone wants to use the pro version (Camerabag Cinema) and all the stuff like LUT support, i have to buy a mac computer to use it. Are there plans to release it on Windows too? If not, i think it would be nice to have something like Camerabag Photo Extended with LUT Support that runs on windows.
  11. 1 point
    I found 2 bugs in the Windows version of CameraBag Photo 3.0.100 What the bug is: Open .NEF files through File->Load Photo, will crash almost instantly and consistantly. Steps to repeat the bug: Open .NEF files through File->Load Photo 'CameraBag Photo has stopped working' System/app version/file details: Windows 10 x64, CameraBag Photo version 3.0.100 from Steam. Other info: If I use the big 'Load an Image' button on screen it will load the picture, but if I use the menu it will crash. Also, other .jpeg files worked fine. Note: I have installed the Nikon NEF Codec software. Bug 2: What the bug is: Saving altered .NEF files through File->Save as Steps to repeat the bug: Open .NEF files through dragging the photo into CameraBag Photo.(onto the Load an Image button) Alter the picture 'Save as' any file type, none work, with full resolution(In my case 6000x4000 and Quality:100) Select a writable location(My documents, for example) When you save, you get the message 'CameraBag Photo has stopped working'. System/app version/file details: Windows 10 x64, CameraBag Photo version 3.0.100 from Steam. Other info: I have tried different things to work around the problem. I tried to open an image, then use File->Load Next and then alter and save, with the same results. Later I tried to bring down the resolution of the image to 3000x2000 and Quality:50. This enabled me to save the picture. Therefore I theorize that the problem may be with large files. This believe is strenghtend with the fact that my smaller .jpeg files opened, altered and saved without a problem. The image I attached will produce both bugs. I hope that you can repeat, find and fix these bugs. DSC_0454.NEF
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    Hi, I think it would be helpful to have CA and distortion correction is CB. The difficulty in both is of course that these 'faults' aren't in the same degree across the frame. It would also be nice to make the degree of control wide enough so that we, instead of removing it, can also add these distortions (eg. to fake a fisheye lens). Sincerely, Evert Provoost
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    Hi Ray, Thanks for your continued support of CameraBag! It sounds like the login confusion is because the forum is on a different system from purchases--now that you have a login here you will continue to be able to have access to the forums. (Forum membership is separate from having a license because you can be a forum member without actually owning a CameraBag license.) BUT, to your note about a discount--Doug's right in that the initial upgrade offer is over, but I happen to know that the discount code from our recent PHOTO30 sale (30% off CameraBag Photo) is still active even though it's not listed, so you are welcome to use that to bring your price down to $20. Just go to purchase, and then enter in PHOTO30 in the promo code field and click "Apply".
  14. 1 point
    1962 is in the CameraBag v2.6 Cameras download. Pinhole is in the CameraBag v2.0 Legacy Styles download.
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    I work with video, often film telecined to video and when grading (colour balancing) the different shots, I need to be able to fix a filter's settings at particular places in time. A lot of Non-linear editors have Basic grading filters, FCP has a number, that can be accessed in the Timeline and with the passage of story time the light and lighting will shift, the grading tools need to change with it. That Camerabag Cinema is a free standing, external tool doesn't matter; Color for FCP was an external app that talked to FCP via "hand-offs" in XML I expect (I noted someone asking for the ability to work in CameraBag Cinema and FCPX just recently). Plug-in producers have had difficulty with GUI/work windows inside FCP in the past, the "hand-off" to and from the Apps is tricky for some but IF Keyframes in CamBag Cinema translated to Virtual files like Render files that FCP could access or ............ I don't know how you would achieve it but it would be mighty brilliant - look into the old FCP too, there are many (like myself) who use both but prefer the older version still (keeping a MacPro isolated for it too). By the way, I purchased CamBag Cine and Photo expecting that at some point you'd start adding Cine specific elements to it! Best wishes, Philip
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    Detailed how-to about using the Cube LUT adjustment in CameraBag Cinema. What are your thoughts? We'd love to hear your questions, comments, suggestions, and other feedback in the thread below. #37 in the CameraBag Adjustments series
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    Fantastic report, thanks! We'll try to recreate these and see if we can get to the bottom of it.
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    Happy New Year, friends. Here's an old CameraBag Desktop tool that can be used for -- among other things -- selective saturation. You know, those mostly-B&W pictures with only one color still showing. The Hue Saturation tool, or an HSV Mask applied to a Saturation tool, can also get you there, but I find that controlling the curves on those can be a bit challenging. In particular, adjusting how picky the color selection is requires (for me, at least) moving four separate control points on the curve. Also, adjusting the selected color can be a difficult when CameraBag insists on selecting a control point instead of the triangle for the hue control when I click. Not that everything's rainbows with this old Selective Saturation tool, at least when you want most of the picture to be B&W. You have to think backwards in that case, because what you're doing is desaturating the other colors. You need to select the opposite color from what you want to keep, and in order to narrow the kept color you need to widen the range of desaturated colors (and vice versa). Overall, this tool is simpler (and therefore less powerful) than Hue Saturation, and much simpler (and therefore much less powerful) than an HSV Mask applied to a Saturation tool. But for times when you don't need the power, why not keep things simple? By the way, I should mention yet one more -- even more complicated and even more powerful -- alternative that only applies when you want to fully desaturate some of the colors: an HSV Mask applied to a Filtered B&W tool. This is the most complicated combination for producing selective color photos, but I have to say that being able to adjust the B&W part of the image via the filtering is pretty darned nifty. A tip: the Chrominance Chart window (hotkey 5) can often help you nail the Color and Tolerance settings. Another tip: in the Color control, it doesn't much matter where the open circle (in the center area) is, as long as it isn't at one of the edges -- your main interest is the hue slider across the bottom. The CBF file is attached. The initial settings are from the Red Splash filter in CB 2.0. Here's what it contains. <filter version="4"> <mod name="Selective Saturation" version="1" enabled="1"> <var name="Color" type="color">171.000000 229.000000 223.000015 255.000000</var> <var name="Tolerance" type="float">80.191246</var> <var name="Saturation" type="float">0.000000</var> </mod> </filter> Adjustment Selective Sat.cbf
  19. 1 point
    You can re-download the presets from the Download page. Look for the line "CameraBag Photo v3.0 Default Presets" down toward the bottom. That's a ZIP file that contains all of the presets from 3.0 (but not from 3.0.1, at least not yet). B&W Essentials 08 is in there. Here's what's in it: <filter version="4"> <mod name="Tone Curve" version="1" enabled="1"> <var name="Amount" type="float">1.000000</var> <var name="Curve" type="curve">0.000000 0.000000 0.321739 0.065217 0.580435 0.600000 1.000000 1.000000 </var> <var name="Method" type="choice">Luminance</var> </mod> <mod name="Saturation" version="2" enabled="1"> <var name="Amount" type="float">0.000000</var> </mod> </filter>
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    The first of the three masking tools currently in CameraBag, the Hue Mask tile can be placed to the left of any other adjustment tile to mask it so that its adjustments will apply only to specific hues. What are your thoughts? We'd love to hear your questions, comments, suggestions, and other feedback in the thread below. #29 in the CameraBag Adjustments series
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    I would second this. The ability to do selection of a foreground shape and do a realistic lens blur on the background would be a great addition. Or at least do realistic lens blur for the tilt/vignetting effect but also permit it to affect the full image, and I can select the foreground shape and composite in another app as a workaround until maybe selection is added. See these videos for similar blur effects:
  22. 1 point
    Hey, I was looking at the chrominance chart and I still think that a more traditional vectorscope is easier to use (but that can just be me, failing to understand the chart). However something a lot more important is the skin-tone line which seems to be missing. Whenever you try to colour correct a picture (or video) the most important thing is to get the skin-tone's right. Another important thing on a vectorscope are the colour targets (these are especially important when using something like a Macbeth chart). Sincerely, Evert Provoost
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    I'd suggest overviews of some of the adjustment options. #1 on my list would be the choices for many of the color tools: Colorize Tint Color Filter Dye Color Balance Screen Multiply #2 would be the choices for Dynamics: Overlay Luminance #3 would be the choices for tone curve, advanced contrast, shadows/highlights: RGB Luminance Value Lightness #4 (last) would be the choices for blur and circular blur: Gaussian Box Circle
  24. 1 point
    I couldn't find anything about them on the internet but it seems as if they indicate 50% saturation. I have never seen them before on any vectorscope I have used. To me, those notches aren't necessary, the positive I-axis itself is.
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    Thanks for the try Doug. I appreciate it.
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    Shift-arrow still works, but yeah, the left and right arrows alone don't do it any more. My guess is that was to prevent accidentally switching from one image to another while editing, but only the folks at NeverCenter know for sure. I'm retraining my fingers to hold the Shift key while scrolling among pictures, but sometimes they forget.
  27. 1 point
    I'm not sure what it is that you're expecting when you read the phrase "custom filters." For CameraBag, it basically means you can make your own presets. A "filter" is the sequence of tiles across the bottom of the screen. Press the "+" key and you can save it into the My Presets part of the Presets tab. You can also save the filter into a file anywhere you want, with the File>Export Filter menu item (Ctrl-E). Edited to add: Oh, I see. You're asking about getting them into Fotograf. That I don't know about. Sorry.
  28. 1 point
    I already loved camera bag 2, just bought this like 2 days ago and its amazing!
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    [UPDATE] I reinstalled Windows 10, did a clean install now and i can confirmed that everything is working fine now!
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    It's probably something on my windows then, but i did some messing around and happens that i figured out how to open files again. Here's what i did if someone run into this too. 1 - Go to program folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\CameraBag 2); 2 - Right click on "CameraBag2.exe" and then choose "Troubleshooting Compatibility"; 3 - On the next window, choose "Troubleshoot Program" option. 4 - Check "The program worked in earlier versions of Windows..." and "The Program works but doesn't display correctly", and then Next; 5 - Choose "Windows 8" and then Next. 6 - Choose "Error message saying the program needs to run in 256 colors or 8-bit color mode", then next; 7 - Click on "Test Settings" and see if the program works... Worked for me! 8 - If it worked (i hope), go back to the troubleshoot windows and click Next, then choose "Yes, save these setting for this program". The window to open files change then, but it finally works!
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    Doug, just had a look at the CBF file and that is exactly the one I was looking for. You've made a very happy man who now has to spend a lot less time in Photoshop! Cheers, Tim
  32. 1 point
    Just found this! Love CameraBag for photos.. bring back the discount for Memorial Day weekend!!!
  33. 1 point
    yup! just had a chance to test it now and my problem files now work, well done thanks
  34. 1 point
    Hello everyone! Today we're very happy to announce the release of CameraBag Cinema, our brand new tool for 4K+ video filtering, color correction, and film emulation for Mac! Designed for professionals and indie filmmakers alike, CameraBag Cinema is a powerful stand-alone package which can be used alongside Final Cut Pro, Premier, or any other NLE. It's built around the same core principles and technology of our original photos-only CameraBag, which was chosen by Apple as runner-up for Mac App Of The Year. Watch the trailer at http://nevercenter.com/camerabag-cinema-trailer. To celebrate the launch, you can get CameraBag Cinema on sale for 40% off for a limited time from our website or the Mac App Store (use promo code LAUNCH40 if purchasing from our website). http://nevercenter.com/camerabag/cinema/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camerabag-cinema/id1101039207 CameraBag Cinema's two core tenets are its advanced color adjustment and grading tools, and the fully-customizable presets which are built out of those core tools (including dozens of film stock emulations). Its intuitive interface is designed around easily creating, re-using, and exporting these filters, allowing artists to work quickly and develop their own library of signature styles. Filmmakers and videographers will appreciate the ease of importing and exporting LUTs, working with REDCODE R3D files, support for 4K+ resolution videos, advanced scopes and histograms, and much more. A free 30-day trial download is available from our website at http://nevercenter.com/camerabag/cinema/. Key Features • Advanced curve-based color and light adjustments found nowhere else • Over 200 carefully-crafted and fully-adjustable presets to start • Save any set of adjustments as a preset for later use • Dozens of motion and still film stock emulations • Dozens of useful preset color grading setups • 32-bits-per-channel Analog Engine offers unparalleled image quality • Innovative scopes and histograms • Easily use alongside Final Cut, Premier, or any other NLE • 3D LUT import/export • Supports 4K+ RED R3D files natively • Tile-based adjustments show everything affecting the footage in a single look • Batch processing • Modeled film grain • Award-winning photo processing (including RAW support) CameraBag vs CameraBag Cinema The original photos-only CameraBag desktop software has been highly reviewed by critics and is a hit with users for its innovative and powerful take on photo filtering. CameraBag Cinema is built on the same core: it works on photos and includes everything in the photos-only CameraBag, but also adds powerful new tools for video processing. Both applications will benefit and grow as Nevercenter develops its core image technology.
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    Also, when you've tried it out, let us know what you think in the CameraBag Cinema section of the forums! We'll be checking it often! For quick links: Feature Requests - http://nevercenter.com/camerabag/forum/index.php?/forum/6-feature-requests/ Bug Reports - http://nevercenter.com/camerabag/forum/index.php?/forum/5-bugs/
  36. 1 point
    Hi there, I'm a new user to CameraBag2 and I have to say I simply love it. It does exactly what I'm looking for. I love the QuickLook option and thought I'd throw out a suggestion that would make saving photos with CameraBag2 an easier and quicker process. For me, I like to save each photo a number of different times with a number of different filters. Right now I have to do that save - and naming each file I save - manually. However, if you added a sort of "Quick Save" option for each thumbnail in the QuickLook page, that would save users an incredible amount of time. What I would love to see is a quick save option for each thumbnail, with each filter having a suffix (of my choosing) simply added to the end of my existing photo name. It could be that simple. So (in the Quick Look layout) every time I want to save a photo with a different filter I simple right click the thumbnail, choose "quicksave", and the application adds a suffix to my existing photo name, and saves it to the folder I set it to save to. A couple of clicks, and the save is complete, then I'm off to save that same photo with another filter... and so on and so forth. I LOVE this application and look forward to using it more! Thanks YahYah
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    My (inexpert) opinion: from a usage point of view, the big difference is that the gamma curve is referenced to a horizontal line rather than a 45-degree diagonal. That doesn't sound like a big deal, but it makes it a bit easier to visualize what the effect is. More subtle, but perhaps more significant, the result is more natural. The variation in the adjustment is smoother, and it's impossible to achieve negative contrast, where a brighter input gives a darker output. Of course, if you want negative contrast -- for example, to emulate solarization -- the gamma curve won't get you there. For those wilder artistic effects, you'll need the tone curve. And, obviously, there are a number of variations on the tone curves, including color (R, G, B Curves and Component Curve), while the gamma curve is strictly brightness. Which is in keeping with the gamma curve's function as a practical, rather than artistic, control.
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    Hm, yeah, we need to investigate why it's not showing up by default on the "Open With..." dialogue for RAW files--we're looking into that.
  39. 1 point
    This would indeed be neat, but for now it might be a little bit outside the scope of CameraBag. I've definitely wanted something like this myself while working with photos. Thanks for the request!
  40. 1 point
    An auto - exposure tile / button with a tolerance adjustment, This means I can control how much automatic adjustment is applied to a batch of images.
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    Interesting - we're thinking about watched folders for a few different ideas, we'll keep this in mind. Thanks!
  43. 1 point
    Thanks for the feedback! We would LOVE to have more fully-featured access through Extensions or drag-and-drop ability between Photos and CameraBag (like with Aperture/iPhoto and CameraBag previously); unfortunately, this is related to the new restrictions Apple puts on apps and how they can interact with each other. Our hands are tied until they make some changes on their end. We'd love for CameraBag users to write Apple and ask them to allow Photos to interact with external photo apps like could be done in iPhoto--rather than insisting apps only interact with Photos through their new Extensions setup. This would allow US to make CameraBag play well with Photos (drag and drop) just like it used to play with iPhoto, which we would happily do if they allowed it. As people have mentioned, it's not hard to do programmatically; it's just Apple's rules preventing us from doing it. If you'd be up for giving Apple feedback on this, you can do it via http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html
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    oh and while we're at it - I understand that it's not possible to import filters to the photos extensions. if that's the case how about adding a second extension for the old filters from previous versions of camera bag. Heck even an extension only pack (or maybe two: one for the current (awesome) subtle filters and one for the (more extreme) old filters) without the actual app would be cool for some people.
  45. 1 point
    At the very least all the "basics" adjustments. But what would really rock would be a possibilty to stack any adjustment or adjustments on a lightroom style brush (not the "lasso style" selection, but a mask type brush), in the way nested tiles work. Graduated filters would be a nice touch, too :-)
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    Thanks It's basically Vintage 06 preset with minor adjustments and grain and blure turned off. There are some local adjustments made both before and after CameraBag in Lightroom and Photoshop. I use Lightroom/Photoshop combo extensively, with loads of postprocessing - this is where 16bit ProPhoto workspace really does the trick.
  47. 1 point
    I agree with Greg. It is not possible to use CameraBag with Photos like how it used to work with Aperture anymore (drag and drop). Would be really great to have an extension!
  48. 1 point
    Hi everyone! Just a quick installer update--if you were having trouble (missing DLL errors) when trying to install CameraBag 2.7 on your Windows computer, we just updated the installer with something that should resolve the issue. The new installer is live from http://nevercenter.com/camerabag/desktop (click the Download button at the top of the page). This was an issue that just happened on a handful of Windows systems, so we really appreciate everyone who wrote in. Thanks especially to CameraBag user Grant for working with us to get us the detailed data we needed! *Note that this is NOT an app update, just an installer update that makes sure the files for these specific systems are installed--so if you already have v2.7.02, you already have the latest version.
  49. 1 point
    I've happily purchased Camerabag for Mac and would love to have it act as an extension of Photos. My current workflow (export original, load in Camerabag, edit, export, re-import into Photos) is very clunky and an extension would really streamline things.
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    Here's a quick demo I made using footage from a friend's wedding, filtered in the CameraBag Cinema beta. Shot on a Canon 5D mkII using natural light, 24fps, I think I was using one of those 70-200mm L series lenses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLJSR-86Hh8&feature=youtu.be