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What would you recommend to convert my Pentax .dng files for stacking?  


Main Sequence Star Customer
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October 6, 2019 00:07  

Since right now .dng (this is a native format for Pentax) is not supported what would you recommend to convert my .dng files for use with APP? I normally stack in DSS, but when I have heavy star fields and use a short focal length scope like my Redcat or Sharpstar 150 f/2.8 I will have one side turn into a complete blur. My files are normal 14 bit raw files, but it seems that tif converters like to turn them into 8 bit, and that just wont do for me. Any advice?

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Quasar Admin
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October 6, 2019 13:52  

Yes this is a limitation in APP at the moment, everything is on track to get DNG supported in 1.075 as far as I know which is really close to a release. In the mean time something like PixInsight would be able to convert it. But it's probably not ideal and if you don't have PI I'm not aware of another that is really good. This will be fixed very soon though.

Quasar Admin
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October 11, 2019 17:47  

@imnewhere & @vincent-mod,

Please try APP 1.075-beta6, it has full support for Adobe DNG now 😉 Please use the latest Adobe DNG converter if possible if you need to convert PEF frames. I have fully tested DNG frames converted from Pentax PEF frames.

Please let us know if all works okay now 😉