Request - SD9 raw files

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Chris Brown, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown Guest

    The recent SD9 threads have made me wonder about what the Foveon sensor in
    the SD9 really does record, prior to the processing that the Sigma RAW
    convertor software peforms on the sensor data. I have been able to produce a
    RAW convertor which will dump the raw sensor data, after decompressing it,
    into a 16 bit Photoshop file[1], but I don't have a good supply of raw
    files. If someone could point me at a file that they a) own copyright on,
    and b) wouldn't mind me experimenting with, and posting my conclusions here,
    I would really appreciate it. Ideally the image would have a good spread of
    colour and contain some fine detail. It would be useful if the output of
    Sigma's raw convertor could be provided as well.

    Many thanks in advance.

    [1] My convertor is a modified version of the open source dcraw convertor at with the colour interpolation
    removed. I can provide source code if requested.
    Chris Brown, Oct 24, 2003
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    james Guest

    Chris, I too am working on modifying Dave Coffin's converter, using VB.NET.
    I am curious what language you are working in
    james, Oct 24, 2003
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    Chris Brown Guest

    I modified the C version. Getting an actual "unprocessed" SD9 file isn't
    actually very hard - you just remove the call to foveon_interpolate() in
    main() and remove the call to foveon_coeff() in insert().

    You can get an unprocessed Bayer image out of the tool simply by using
    archive mode, but this doesn't work for the Foveon images - it appears to do
    the interpolation anyway and then convert to greyscale, hence the

    Initial results are interesting, but my supply of sample images is limited
    to what I can find on the web at the moment, and there don't seem to be
    Chris Brown, Oct 24, 2003
  4. sample CD may still be

    Bart van der Wolf, Oct 24, 2003
  5. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown Guest

    Chris Brown, Oct 25, 2003
  6. Bart van der Wolf, Oct 25, 2003
  7. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown Guest

    Unfortunately I couldn't find a similar page on the Sigma UK site. Wonder if
    they'll send one by airmail?
    Chris Brown, Oct 25, 2003
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