billjanes1 wrote:I find it convenient to export 16 bit TIFs to Zerene from Lightroom. The TIFs are stored in a temporary directory and there is no need to save them, since they can be easily replicated from LR. TIFs from my D800e are over 100 MB so storing 100 36 MP TIF images would take up quite a bit disk space.ChrisR wrote:It's not a camera issue, but no, ZS doesn't accept Raw. Helicon sort-of does, but wouldn't you prefer to use your favourite Raw >Tiff processing program?
Stacking time in ZS depends on MP, not file size. My new fast-ish but not unusual PC should stack PMax at about 12-15 frames of 45MP per minute. That's OK by me.
100 image stacks from my D800e are reasonably handled by Zerene on my 2 year old middling windows machine, so I should be able to handle D850 images when I get that camera.
The TIFFs from LR of the D800E RAW are ~217MB each, that certainly takes up storage space quickly.
I'm using a 4 year old MacPro and its seems to run Zerene fine with these 217MB or 110MB TIFF files. Nothing spectacular, 6 core, 32GB RAM and SSD. I probably should look into going to 64GB RAM though, but not sure if that will make much difference when running Zerene alone. Might make a difference if I have PS open with some big TIFF files to edit, the files can grow to nearly a 1GB when using layering.
With the D850 I'm sure everything will get taxed more. Glad to see the XQD card included, these read and write really quickly and are really sturdy and no worries about bent pins like with CF.