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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:09 am    Post subject: Which Version of Zerene? Reply with quote

I just accepted a job offer today and will soon be able to afford Zerene so that I can retire CombineZP.

I'm strictly a novice at stacking, although I started out with a PAINFULLY difficult subject for a beginner.

Which version of Zerene should I start out with?

Is the Personal version sufficient for somebody at my level of expertise?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personal Edition should have everything you need. The capabilities now provided in Personal Edition are more than any edition provided for a long time (several years). Prosumer Edition provides additional features that add convenience and speed (see the list HERE), but with rare exceptions those features do not affect final image quality. In any case the advanced features are available for 30-day trial in Personal Edition (separate trial period for each feature), and if you do decide at some point that they are worth upgrading, then you can do that for just the difference in list prices. So, aside from a bit of extra time to exchange emails if you upgrade later, there's no penalty for starting with Personal.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjlittlefield wrote:
Personal Edition should have everything you need.

Thanks for the information.

I'll be ordering the Personal Edition as soon as things get nailed down jobwise.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on your new job, Deanimator.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lou Jost wrote:
Congratulations on your new job, Deanimator.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my upgraded memory installed last night and have 24gb now.

I tried CombineZP just as a test last night. I'm not sure if it was any faster. If it was, it wasn't by much, but then I have to run it in XP emulation mode and with minimal memory configuration, so I'm not surprised it's still slow.

I should be getting Zerene on payday this week.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deanimator, you probably know this, but just in case: You can download Zerene Stacker as a limited-time trial, then when you purchase your license, enter your license key to keep it working. This way, you won't have to wait until payday.

But this is likely old news to you.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris S. wrote:
Deanimator, you probably know this, but just in case: You can download Zerene Stacker as a limited-time trial, then when you purchase your license, enter your license key to keep it working. This way, you won't have to wait until payday.

But this is likely old news to you.

--Chris S.

My first payday's tomorrow. I bought my personal license a few minutes ago and am running my first stack right now. I'm not even done yet, and it looks like it's a hundred times faster than CombineZP.

We'll see what happens.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first stack with Zerene:



I am suitably impressed!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My third new stack with Zerene:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!
What are you getting for a per-image time? I remember with the old XP box it was about a minute.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisR wrote:
Congratulations!
What are you getting for a per-image time? I remember with the old XP box it was about a minute.

Are you speaking in terms of a complete stack, or how long it takes per image in the stack?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One way is Per image, by looking at the (Options)Console Log.
It says "Done with frame #_"
So you can work from the times (seconds) on the left.
They vary quite a bit (for me) so you can do an average over say 5 frames.

If you do (say) Pmax then repeat it, after the first run there's no realigning so it's quicker.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisR wrote:
One way is Per image, by looking at the (Options)Console Log.
It says "Done with frame #_"
So you can work from the times (seconds) on the left.
They vary quite a bit (for me) so you can do an average over say 5 frames.

If you do (say) Pmax then repeat it, after the first run there's no realigning so it's quicker.

I wasn't clear on what you meant at first.

I'd say that on the first go through, it's something like five seconds per slice. I'll have to take a closer look at it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not bad for the first run.
NB it depends opn frame size, (MP) not bytes or jpec vs tiff.
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