Fujifilm FinePix S20 Pro Review
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Hyper-Utility2 is a software application that enables you to save still
images, movies and sound files that you have recorded using a digital
camera onto your computer, and then organize, modify and print the saved
files. Folders and files such as still
images, movies and sound are shown as thumbnails to allow quick and easy
The main window consists of six areas:
Compare 2 Images - The Preview split-window mode splits the screen
horizontally or vertically to allow 2 images to be compared or checked.
Camera Control - Clicking on the camera icon in the lower right corner will launch the
camera cotrol panel if the S20 Pro is connected via the FireWire IEEE 1394
port. From here you can control all aspects of camera operation from
the keyboard. Images will be captured, transfered to the computer and
then appear in the editing window.
RAW File ConversionFujifilm supplies several utility programs for working with the raw RAF files created by the S20 Pro. The RAW Converter EX is a full-featured application that lets you manipulate the raw data before saving it as a TIFF or JPEG (more on this below.) You can quickly convert a raw file to TIFF using RAW Converter LE. You can extract the 1280x960 JPEG preview image from the raw file or you can convert the 13MB raw file into a space-saving compressed 9MB format with the RAW FILE COMPRESSOR.
While viewing a raw file just right-click on the preview image and
this popup will appear to let you quickly launch the other raw file
utility programs or perform other operations.
If you select the "Convert with RAW FILE CONVERTER EX" option you will
then be presented with these options for selecting the desired working
Color Space before the image is loaded into the converter.
This is the main window of the RAW FILE CONVERTER EX program, from here you can adjust tone curves, white balance, color temperature, sharpness, color, sensitization and dynamic range and select the desired output file type (16bit TIFF or 8bit Exif-JPEG Fine/Normal/Basic), filesize (2832x2124, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960) and destination folder
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