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D700 Picture Control

jrp

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Wed 18-Aug-10 04:49 PM

I finally could dedicate some time to play with my recently acquired D700.

My quest at the time was to find the equivalent setting or set of settings for White Balance minus 2 in my D2X.

Here is the account of that search.

Please give me your comments.

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#1. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 0

TiggerGTO Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2006
Wed 18-Aug-10 08:17 PM

Great little article, JRP. You catch on really quickly. How about sharing that C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control.

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#2. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 1

click_09 Registered since 03rd Dec 2009
Thu 19-Aug-10 02:16 AM

What he said...

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#3. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 1

No Mercy Registered since 09th Nov 2009
Thu 19-Aug-10 09:09 AM

>Great little article, JRP. You catch on really quickly. How
>about sharing that C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control.
>
>Danny
>>size="2"]A Nikonian in North Carolina

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#4. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 1

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Thu 19-Aug-10 10:50 AM | edited Thu 19-Aug-10 11:12 AM by jrp

Thank you gentleman, I have yet to learn how to download it to a card.
As soon as that happens I will email it to you since most likely it will be in a file format that may not be downloadable from here.

In the meantime here is a shot made with fill flash to test accuracy of color rendition when using that mysterious color setting.
I just applied a little curve to it and it was a perfect match with the subject.
That had to be done because I shot it by mistake in TTL-BL, instead of plain TTL.

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#5. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 4

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Thu 19-Aug-10 12:47 PM

> As soon as that happens I will email it to you since most likely it will be in a file format that may not be downloadable from here.

You should be able to put the file in a '.zip' file, and post the zip file on the site.

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#6. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 5

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Thu 19-Aug-10 05:35 PM

Good thinking. Thank you.

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#7. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 0

greyface Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Jul 2008
Sat 21-Aug-10 03:36 AM

Can your C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control be reproduced by showing its position in the picture control grid or is it something more involved?
I have been shooting in Neutral because I was told it would give me a larger dynamic range but find the color and contrast still need adjustment.

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#8. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 7

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Sat 21-Aug-10 05:55 AM | edited Sat 21-Aug-10 05:59 AM by jrp

Nikonians keeps me very busy. But I'll look to find a moment during the weekend to copy/save my C1-AAASTANDARD-02

Nikon recommends to use NEUTRAL when you will do extensive post-processing to meet your personal taste. So it is not strange at all that you find color and contrast lacking.

As soon as I get a good hold of all the variables that can be bunched together into a Picture Control I'll make my VELVIA 50 look picture control for landscapes.

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#9. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 4

TiggerGTO Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2006
Sun 22-Aug-10 02:58 AM

Sharing Custom Picture Controls starts on page 172 in the manual. Here are the steps:

1) Go into the shooting menu
2) Select Manage Picture Control
3) Scroll down to Load/save
4) Select Copy to card
5) Select a Picture Control
6) Choose a destination
7) Press OK

The destinations are 1 through 99.

The manual doesn't explain how the picture controls are saved on the card. I'm experimenting with my D300 at the moment, but I'm certain it works the same way for the D700. When put my card into a reader, I found the picture control files I created in:

\NIKON\CUSTOMPC\PICCONxx.NCP

where xx is the destination number you chose like 01, 02, etc. If you want to share or save that file, rename it so you can remember what it is. In this case, I would probably rename it C1-AAASTANDAR-02.NCP. The manual describes how to load picture controls from the card to the camera, but it doesn't really explain where on the card to put them so the camera can find them. I suspect that worst case, we can just rename them back to the way the camera writes them.

We can give this a try to see if it works.

Danny
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#10. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 8

click_09 Registered since 03rd Dec 2009
Sun 22-Aug-10 09:57 AM

VERY interested in these two setting if you would post them for us to "steal"

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#11. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 9

JohnA_BatonRouge Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Aug 2009
Sun 22-Aug-10 12:21 PM

Thanks for the info, Danny. Your explanation appears to be very easy to follow - and a big step in the right direction in my view.

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#12. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 11

eurostar Registered since 26th Aug 2010
Thu 26-Aug-10 06:40 AM

I will camping here for this mysterious .NCP file

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#13. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 10

click_09 Registered since 03rd Dec 2009
Thu 26-Aug-10 09:10 AM

I feel like I am waiting to get my first car.....

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#14. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 13

rlarsen462 Registered since 24th Aug 2010
Thu 26-Aug-10 01:18 PM

Would shooting in Adobe RGB have negative consequences when shooting in Vivid or in your C1 setting?

I am basically new to serious digital photography. The last shooting I did was with an N6006 film camera over 10 years ago. The new plethora of controls is mind-boggling.

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#15. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 13

click_09 Registered since 03rd Dec 2009
Sat 28-Aug-10 09:28 PM

.....

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#16. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 15

click_09 Registered since 03rd Dec 2009
Wed 01-Sep-10 08:36 AM | edited Wed 01-Sep-10 08:36 AM by click_09

Ok JRP time to deliver the goods

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#17. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 16

click_09 Registered since 03rd Dec 2009
Sun 05-Sep-10 10:06 AM

Hmmmmm

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#18. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 17

scorpio1 Registered since 09th May 2008
Mon 06-Sep-10 12:50 PM

We're stiiiiiillllll waiting.

Be good
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jrp

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#19. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 9

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Tue 07-Sep-10 11:28 AM | edited Tue 07-Sep-10 11:33 AM by jrp

OK, guys. Thank you for waiting.
I saved them in positions 1 (AAASTANDARD-02) and 2 (VELVIA-02).
They produce the results as shown in the article.
You can choose in what positions to save them from your memory card into your camera.
Color space used to produce such results was sRGB; White Balance: AUTO; Metering: MATRIX

https://www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/174733.zip

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#20. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 18

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Tue 07-Sep-10 11:31 AM

Please see my message above, #19

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#21. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

TiggerGTO Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2006
Tue 07-Sep-10 12:01 PM

Thanks, JRP. I'll give these a try.

Danny
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#22. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 21

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Tue 07-Sep-10 12:36 PM

thanks again

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#23. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 20

click_09 Registered since 03rd Dec 2009
Tue 07-Sep-10 04:21 PM | edited Tue 07-Sep-10 04:26 PM by click_09

Well for some reason I am just getting an error message and nothing opens. Could it be because I'm on a Macbook Pro? Can someone send me these setting a different way?

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#24. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 9

Just Clickin Gold Member Nikonian since 25th Jun 2009
Tue 07-Sep-10 09:50 PM

It works. Thanks.


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#25. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

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Tue 07-Sep-10 10:12 PM

Thanks JRP

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#26. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

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Tue 07-Sep-10 10:50 PM

Thank you JRP. Both PC's are very nice additions to our tools.

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#27. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

eurostar Registered since 26th Aug 2010
Wed 08-Sep-10 01:38 PM

thanks for sharing

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#28. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 20

scorpio1 Registered since 09th May 2008
Wed 08-Sep-10 01:55 PM | edited Wed 08-Sep-10 02:52 PM by scorpio1

>Please see my message above, #19

Thanks JRP. Now to go try them out.

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#29. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 28

click_09 Registered since 03rd Dec 2009
Thu 09-Sep-10 10:03 AM

Any reason these wont open on a Mac?

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#30. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 0

TiggerGTO Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2006
Thu 09-Sep-10 07:12 PM

To make full use of the picture controls that JRP so nicely provided, you have to load the picture controls onto your camera and import them into Capture NX2. It took a bit of digging to figure out how to import the picture controls into NX2. Here's how I was able to do it.

1) After loading the picture controls onto my D700, the picture controls are still on the CF card. I inserted the card into my computer's card reader so that the picture control files are in:
E:\NIKON\CUSTOMPC\PICCON01.NCP
E:\NIKON\CUSTOMPC\PICCON02.NCP

2) Start NX2 and open a NEF

3) In the Develop section open Camera Settings and under the Picture Control section, click on the menu icon.

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4) In the menu that pops up, select "Load Custom Picture Control Settings"

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5) Surprisingly, NX2 was smart enough to find the CF card and display the picture controls on it

6) I selected both picture controls (Ctrl left click on each in Windows) and clicked the OK button

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Hopefully this helps everybody take advantage of these picture controls.

Danny
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#31. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 29

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Thu 09-Sep-10 07:46 PM | edited Thu 09-Sep-10 07:49 PM by gkaiseril

The file type is "ZIP".

Do you have a program that can open a '.ZIP' type of file?

It is a library file that is it has multiple files within it and each file is compressed by a special coding technique. So you need a program that can read the internal directory of files and uncompress each contained file.

Stuffit Expander
Zipit

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#32. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 30

greyface Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Jul 2008
Fri 10-Sep-10 01:43 PM

Danny,

Thank you for posting that info. I was not aware you could import picture controls into NX2.

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#33. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 29

greyface Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Jul 2008
Fri 10-Sep-10 01:46 PM | edited Fri 10-Sep-10 01:54 PM by greyface

The file opened fine on my iMac. I am running OS X 10.6.4 Are you running an earlier version?
If you still can't get the file to open, I will be happy to try to send you the opened files via email.
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#34. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

voyageurfred Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jun 2007
Fri 10-Sep-10 02:09 PM | edited Fri 10-Sep-10 02:18 PM by voyageurfred

"Color space used to produce such results was sRGB; White Balance: AUTO; Metering: MATRIX"


While I commend you for the profiles you have set-up and made available, I'm sure you realize that using the sRGB colour space profile gives you the smallest colour gamaut available with about 6,000 colours.

For others reading this, the sRGB colour space is fine for web images or for use on digital projectors if this is your intention. However if you desire a larger colour space with better results and a larger colour gamut, the Adobe RGB colour space is superior for initial capture.

To find out what colour space you are shooting with, go to Menu->Shooting Menu (camera icon)->Colour Space. Clicking on colour space will give you two choices - sRGB or Adobe RGB.

I realize that in post-production, be it with Photoshop or some other image processing software you will ultimately have to convert these images to an srgb colour space for printing. However, some high-end printers and pro-print labs accept .tiff files in the Adobe RGB colour space, or CMYK if going to a book printer.

Something to consider depending upon the ultimate destination of your NEF images.

FYI - I shoot in RAW mode and use a colour profile set-up in the Raw converter of Adobe CS-4 to give me the results I want.

Hope this helps.

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#35. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 30

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Sat 11-Sep-10 05:06 PM

For what it's worth I could only get picture control to work with a 4GB card and not a 8GB card.

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#36. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 0

nwcs Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Registered since 15th Jan 2006
Sat 11-Sep-10 05:14 PM

Now that I've downloaded the picture control I was looking at it in the editor. the AAA one is just the Standard picture control with sharpening set to 7 (instead of default 3). It doesn't put in a custom curve, for example.

The Velvia one is Vivid with sharpening at 5, contrast at 1, brightness at 1, saturation at 2 and hue at 0. The net effect is a contrastier, brighter image.

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#37. "C1 - AAASTANDARD-02 picture control" | In response to Reply # 4

RufusB43 Registered since 19th Jan 2009
Sat 11-Sep-10 08:46 PM

Please add me to the list of those who would like to have this control.

Thanks in advance!

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#38. "RE: C1 - AAASTANDARD-02 picture control" | In response to Reply # 37

TiggerGTO Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2006
Sat 11-Sep-10 09:15 PM

JRP posted an attachment in this post.

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#39. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 36

click_09 Registered since 03rd Dec 2009
Sun 12-Sep-10 12:43 PM

I still can't get them to work! They won't load on our card. If I just make those adjustments in the camera ^^ would it be the same difference?

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#40. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 39

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Sun 12-Sep-10 01:30 PM

Yes, if you make those adjustments you've basically replicated what these two picture controls look like.

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#41. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 14

voyageurfred Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jun 2007
Sun 12-Sep-10 02:35 PM | edited Sun 12-Sep-10 03:28 PM by voyageurfred

"Would shooting in Adobe RGB have negative consequences when shooting in Vivid or in your C1 setting?"


You can apply the Vivid setting to Adobe RGB images too.

If you shoot in RAW format, to the best of my knowledge, these settings can only be read and retained in Nikon's proprietary Capture NX2. If you were to open your RAW images in Photoshop, the information is not read in the Adobe Raw Converter (ACR) as it will consider them as a "neutral" image for you to apply the processing you desire. Here's a flowchart to show you how most digital camera's create a RAW file. Notice how all in camera setting are completely bypassed in creating the RAW file.


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If however you shoot these images as JPEG's, all the data and pre-sets including whatever sharpening, colour, contrast etc will be retained and burned forever into the image. This includes JRP's suggested settings to recreate the Vivid film look (which I like by the way ). You can of course shoot JPEG+RAW and get the best of both worlds. In the next flowchart below, here's how a JPEG file is created, or if you shoot TIFF files to avoid JPEG compression.


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You can learn more about how to create custom profiles for RAW images in ACR from Scott Kelby's excellent book "Adobe Photoshop CS4 book for Digital Photographers" which you can buy on-line from major book retailers like Amazon.com.

He also has books for CS3 and CS5, and Lightroom 2 and 3 if these are the programs you use to browse and process your images. Another method that's popular is to do your initial processing in Capture NX2 then bring them into Photoshop or other image processing softwares for post-processing.

Many fine tutorials are available on YouTube, at PhotoShopUser TV, (for example this episode on creating camera profiles for Lightroom 2 at http://kelbytv.com/lightroomkillertips/2008/08/27/video-camera-profiles-for-lightroom/), or by Googling Photoshop, then browse through the many websites offering good tips.

Hope this helps.

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#42. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 40

click_09 Registered since 03rd Dec 2009
Sun 12-Sep-10 03:21 PM

Good deal. I'll just make a couple more with these setting and name them accordingly. Thanks

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#43. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 41

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Sun 12-Sep-10 08:50 PM

I disagree with your RAW flow chart for a Nikon. The Bayer filter is an integral part of the sensor and the RAW recorded data has been influenced by the Bayer Filter. Also Nikon's NEF includes the RAW image data, the EXIF data for the camera settings and a JPEG thumbnail created from the RAW data by the imaging ASIC. If you now use Nikon's proprietary SW or SW that uses the Nikon tool kit, the stored camera settings data will be applied to the RAW data when the file is opened giving you what you saw on the back of the camera monitor. ADL also influences the RAW data by lowering exposure and moving binned data. If as you point out you use a 3rd party post processor that has not used the Nikon tool set, like any Adobe product, they cannot see the special tagged data in the NEF file, so apply their own interpretation to the Bayer Filtered RAW data.

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#44. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

mholtsberg Registered since 04th May 2007
Mon 13-Sep-10 08:02 AM

Thank you!! Installed on my D700 with no problems, added to Capture NX no problems..
Works like a charm and gives GREAT color!!!

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#45. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 43

voyageurfred Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jun 2007
Mon 13-Sep-10 11:48 AM | edited Mon 13-Sep-10 11:51 AM by voyageurfred

The flowchart I have provided Bob is a simplification of the process to illustrate what happens with the image processing in most digital cameras today.

I probably should have shown the line between the Bayer filter and the sensor as bi-direction, meaning the info flows back and forth between the too.

Of course there are thousands of ancillary circuits attached to or working with the sensors. The sensor itself is actually an analogue device, in which the photos that hit the picture elements (pixel) then convert the varying voltage created by the varying light intensity into a numerical reference of ones and zeros via an ADC (analoge to digital) converters. There are also feedback loops, counters and many other circuits tied in including the focusing system and the iTTL of the flash that also takes data from the sensor.

Needless to say, there's a lot going on within the electronic brain of today's modern camera! To put it in perspective, the computing power of the camera in your hand is greater than the first modern computer called ENIAC built in 1946. That vacume tube device weighed 30 TONS and occupied a whole floor at the University of Pennsylvania! More here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ENIAC

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#46. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 42

Dark Messiah Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Feb 2009
Mon 13-Sep-10 04:09 PM

Many thanks JRP for sharing these files.

Kind regards

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#47. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 0

adcam Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2007
Thu 23-Dec-10 05:13 AM

Resurrecting this thread as I've been trying to add this Picture control. I already have DX2 controls and can't add anymore. I downloaded the zip file in my mac. How do I load it to my NX2 or into my D700. I know its in my CF card because when I put it on my card reader I can double click on it.

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#48. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 30

kolson Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2009
Sat 01-Jan-11 08:37 PM

Danny

I am unable to open files with the .NCP extension on them. I am able to unzip the original file, but I get stopped by the files with the .NCP extensions on them. Windows needs some software to open this type of file, and I don't know where to obtain this software on the web. I mistakenly bought some software that I thought would work, but the only thing it can do is correct errors that .NCP files might contain. All that I was able to figure out was that it may have something to do with something called NHL2002. Can you please help me? I am writing this to you because you seem to be one of the most helpful people here at Nikonians and one of the least likely to think unfavorably of me for asking such a basic question.

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#49. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

kolson Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2009
Sun 02-Jan-11 06:48 PM

jrp,

Could you please tell me what the picture control settings were for the AAASTSNDARD-02 file? I did not see them in the article, and I am unable to open files on my computer with the .NCP extension.

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#50. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 47

gcbriney7 Registered since 08th Dec 2010
Sun 02-Jan-11 07:53 PM

Having only recently gotten my D700, I say a great big Thank You!!

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#51. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

kolson Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2009
Wed 05-Jan-11 02:38 PM

jrp,

Just in case there are any others out there that don't understand that they don't have to open the .NCP files, but only have to copy them and then paste them to their CF card, I thought I'd mention it.

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#52. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

Henry64 Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Jan 2008
Fri 07-Jan-11 08:24 AM | edited Tue 13-Nov-12 07:05 PM by jrp

>OK, guys. Thank you for waiting.
>I saved them in positions 1 (AAASTANDARD-02) and 2
>(VELVIA-02).
>They produce the results as shown in the article.
>You can choose in what positions to save them from your memory card into your camera.
>Color space used to produce such results was sRGB; White
>Balance: AUTO; Metering: MATRIX
>
>https://www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/174733.zip
>

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#54. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 47

Jim Jeter Registered since 09th Jul 2004
Tue 11-Jan-11 05:26 PM | edited Tue 11-Jan-11 05:40 PM by Jim Jeter

>Resurrecting this thread as I've been trying to add this
>Picture control. I already have DX2 controls and can't add
>anymore. I downloaded the zip file in my mac. How do I load
>it to my NX2 or into my D700. I know its in my CF card
>because when I put it on my card reader I can double click on
>it.
I've tried to load them into the D700 as well as NX2 and can't seem to make it happen. Any suggestions. The two files are in the CUSTOMPC folder on the CF card. Neither the camera, nor NX2, see the files at all.
I may have stumbled on the answer. The folder on the CF card should be "NIKON". Is this correct?

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#55. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 54

Just Clickin Gold Member Nikonian since 25th Jun 2009
Wed 12-Jan-11 12:41 AM

You are correct.

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#56. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 55

Jim Jeter Registered since 09th Jul 2004
Wed 12-Jan-11 04:25 PM

>You are correct.
>
>Tom Wilby
>
>
Well, it still didn't work. I will still work on it but need to be able to take more time working it out.

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#57. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 56

adcam Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2007
Wed 12-Jan-11 05:57 PM

Let me know when you find the answer, been trying for awhile.

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#58. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 57

mort Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 21st May 2007
Thu 13-Jan-11 10:04 AM

I had trouble getting the name of the folder right. Got round this by making the camera save one of the existing Picture Controls to the card. This created the folder in the right place and with the correct name. I then placed the new files in the folder and was able to load them.

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#59. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 57

Jim Jeter Registered since 09th Jul 2004
Sat 15-Jan-11 05:41 PM

I got it to work using Danny's (ApexUS)suggestion above:
---------------------------------------------------------------
To make full use of the picture controls that JRP so nicely provided, you have to load the picture controls onto your camera and import them into Capture NX2. It took a bit of digging to figure out how to import the picture controls into NX2. Here's how I was able to do it.

1) After loading the picture controls onto my D700, the picture controls are still on the CF card. I inserted the card into my computer's card reader so that the picture control files are in:
E:\NIKON\CUSTOMPC\PICCON01.NCP
E:\NIKON\CUSTOMPC\PICCON02.NCP

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#60. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

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JRP,

For those with a D3s, is there a way you can provide a description of the settings so we can replicate it on the D3s?

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#61. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 59

atxshooter Registered since 26th Jan 2011
Wed 26-Jan-11 10:52 PM

Hello all, it's my first day!

I was looking around and stumbled on this thread, having a few custom controls myself I of course added the two above and really like the Velvia.

I do however have a question....does anyone know of a "D700 shooting bank"? As in, a source for more custom controls.

I know, it isn't hard at all to set your own, more that it would be interesting to see what others are shooting with. For example, my C3MOREVIVID setting is VERY close to C2AAASTANDARD but was achieved in the inverse (sharpness -1, saturation +3).

If no bank is known, what are the chances of making it a sticky thread?

Cheers!

Jason

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#62. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 61

BazB Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Dec 2009
Tue 22-Feb-11 05:52 PM

Recently downloaded and installed this onto my D700.
Good results so far and have put this photograph into my gallery taken with it.
Thank's for sharing jrp.

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#63. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

bpicinc Registered since 16th Jan 2009
Wed 23-Feb-11 11:49 AM

KRP Thanks for sharing, I like the results it gives images.

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#64. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

bpicinc Registered since 16th Jan 2009
Wed 23-Feb-11 06:49 PM

I have them load on my memory card, but for the life on me I can not figure out how to get them into the camera....help !!!

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#65. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 62

bpicinc Registered since 16th Jan 2009
Wed 23-Feb-11 08:13 PM

Help....I have download jrp's files to a freshly formated memory card and can not for the life of me figure out how to get them into the camera, when I go to "Manage Picture Contol/Load & Save/copy to camera" I get "No picture Control file found on memory card". Do I have to rename them? and if so to what?

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#66. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 65

BazB Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Dec 2009
Thu 24-Feb-11 06:18 AM

Hi

First you need to create a folder on your card called Nikon.
Into this folder you need to place the unzipped folder you downloaded called CUSTOMPC.
Then put into the camera and (hopefully) this should work.

I'm not the greatest with a computer but this worked for me. If not I'm sure someone on here can sort it for you.

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#67. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 66

adcam Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2007
Thu 24-Feb-11 03:21 PM

And how do you creat a folder on the card? is it done with the card in the camera or attached to the computer?

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#68. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 67

BazB Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Dec 2009
Thu 24-Feb-11 03:25 PM

Attached to the computer.

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#69. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 68

bpicinc Registered since 16th Jan 2009
Thu 24-Feb-11 07:31 PM

I kept messing with it and got it upload to the cameras. I really like Velvia-02 it makes the colors pop. Thanks JRP

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#70. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 69

decarrion Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Feb 2009
Fri 25-Feb-11 09:19 AM

thank you for your work
works nicely

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#71. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

TFCJRMD Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Nov 2009
Fri 25-Feb-11 11:05 AM

Thanks for the diligent work.

TFC

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#72. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 71

decarrion Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Feb 2009
Fri 25-Feb-11 11:17 AM

also some downloads from Nikon
http://nikonimglib.com/opc/index.html.en

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#73. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 70

christsk Registered since 01st Mar 2011
Tue 01-Mar-11 06:57 AM

Hi,

Thank you very much!

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#74. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 73

gqtuazon Registered since 18th Nov 2009
Mon 14-Mar-11 12:31 AM | edited Mon 14-Mar-11 12:33 AM by gqtuazon

I know this is an older thread but I just want to say thank you to all who contributed to this topic. It helped out a lot since I was able to maximize the usefulness of NX2. It would be nice to have the topic pinned for future reference.

This made my pictures more vibrant especially the velvia picture control although I had to adjust the saturation by 1 for my liking.

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#75. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 0

nikwell Registered since 24th Feb 2011
Tue 15-Mar-11 05:04 AM

Hi would those profiles work in a D300?.. thanks

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#76. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 0

nikwell Registered since 24th Feb 2011
Wed 16-Mar-11 08:05 AM

Thankyou for quickly answering a very complicated question.

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#77. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 8

Chuckv Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 13th Mar 2009
Thu 24-Mar-11 01:32 AM

>Nikonians keeps me very busy. But I'll look to find a moment
>during the weekend to copy/save my C1-AAASTANDARD-02
>
>Nikon recommends to use NEUTRAL when you will do extensive
>post-processing to meet your personal taste. So it is not
>strange at all that you find color and contrast lacking.
>
>As soon as I get a good hold of all the variables that can be
>bunched together into a Picture Control I'll make my VELVIA 50
>look picture control for landscapes.
>
>
JRP,

I placed the files in my D700 and I am enjoying the using them. I believe you shoot a D300 also which I have also, and a D7000. Is it possible to set those files up for either of those. I know the functions are different, so I would assume it would not be easy to work that out.

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#78. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 76

bernardcollin Registered since 03rd Apr 2011
Tue 12-Apr-11 03:49 PM

Thanks a lot guys, this is something that was really bothering me, now I have been able to recreate a similar color palette I was getting from my Canon. D700 is more flexible as a result, you can use default setting that is not so good...

this was a great topic, learned a lot
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#79. "RE: D700 Picture Control- C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control" | In response to Reply # 0

zedbadee Winner in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest Registered since 05th Jun 2007
Tue 12-Apr-11 11:37 PM

Hello fellow nikonians- i am having problem with loading C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control on my d700 is not working saying "No Picture Control file found"- tried unzipping no luck- Could someone send me the two PICCON01/2 files with email to zedbadee@shaw.ca. Thanks in advance Ken

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#80. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 66

Livetohunt Registered since 12th Jan 2011
Wed 13-Apr-11 12:01 AM

>Hi
>
>First you need to create a folder on your card called Nikon.
>Into this folder you need to place the unzipped folder you
>downloaded called CUSTOMPC.
>Then put into the camera and (hopefully) this should work.
>
>I'm not the greatest with a computer but this worked for me.
>If not I'm sure someone on here can sort it for you.
>
>Regards, Barry.


These exact instructions worked for me. Thank you!

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#81. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 19

Dr4688 Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Jun 2009
Fri 15-Apr-11 01:23 PM | edited Fri 15-Apr-11 02:30 PM by Dr4688

Can someone please help me regarding this file when I click this on my IMAC anothing happens I have tried this several times and no success.
Thanks

Keith


OK update I was able to get the Nikon downloads and save them to my card and also to the camera the other pic controls Im not able to get . The camera says nothing in the folder......

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#82. "RE: D700 Picture Control- C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control" | In response to Reply # 79

Dr4688 Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Jun 2009
Fri 15-Apr-11 02:56 PM | edited Fri 15-Apr-11 03:03 PM by Dr4688

I am having the exact same problem. Could someone please help me. I am doing everything stated above . I a downloaded the zip file and my IMAC shows me a folder called custom-pc
I copied this folder into another folder called Nikon. After I did this the camera states that there are no files on my card. I then copied the files into the folder called nikon and still the same result and lastly put the files directly into the window where the 2 other folders are present and same result. Am I doing something wrong. Please help.

Thank You

Keith


PS I was able to easily get Nikon Portrait and Landscape pic control on my camera from the nikon site.

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#83. "RE: D700 Picture Control- C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control" | In response to Reply # 82

adcam Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2007
Fri 15-Apr-11 03:28 PM

Same problem here since day 1.

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#84. "RE: D700 Picture Control- C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control" | In response to Reply # 82

Dr4688 Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Jun 2009
Fri 15-Apr-11 03:45 PM | edited Fri 15-Apr-11 03:46 PM by Dr4688

Finally I got it. For the people who are having the same problem please try this.

1) Copy an existing picture control to your CF card from your camera
2) Open the card on your computer and open the nikon folder delete the folder inside the Nikon folder
3) Copy the same folder you downloaded in the site into the Nikon folder
4)Go into picture controls in your camera and load and save them separately.

This is what I just did and it finally worked.

Now Im gonna try out the different settings and see how they look. Regards
Keith

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#85. "RE: D700 Picture Control- C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control" | In response to Reply # 84

adcam Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2007
Fri 15-Apr-11 04:42 PM

Keith,
If you already have the Usual Picture controls plus the ones dowloaded from the Nikon site (Portrait, Landscape, D2X1-3),
are you still able to download it into the camera?

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#86. "RE: D700 Picture Control- C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control" | In response to Reply # 84

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Fri 15-Apr-11 05:23 PM

thanks a bunch Keith it woked

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#87. "RE: D700 Picture Control- C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control" | In response to Reply # 85

Dr4688 Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Jun 2009
Fri 15-Apr-11 06:19 PM

Yes you can add the additional ones to your camera.

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#88. "RE: D700 Picture Control- C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control" | In response to Reply # 86

Dr4688 Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Jun 2009
Fri 15-Apr-11 06:25 PM

Great let us know if you like it. I am gonna try it out soon

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#89. "RE: D700 Picture Control- C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control" | In response to Reply # 88

Dr4688 Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Jun 2009
Fri 15-Apr-11 09:07 PM

Has anyone tried to do this on a D300. I was unsucessful. I did however add the nikon files to the picture control menu.


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#90. "RE: D700 Picture Control- C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control" | In response to Reply # 89

Fishboss Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Dec 2008
Sun 17-Apr-11 11:39 PM

I think it is great that this thread has continued as long as it has. I loaded the picture controls on my D700 and D300 several months ago. I could not be happier with the results. For my tastes, the out of camera images require little adjustment in PP. Time well spent in installing the files.

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#91. "RE: D700 Picture Control...Thanks JRP!" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sat 14-Jan-12 06:18 AM | edited Sat 14-Jan-12 06:34 AM by avm247

JRP, just wanted to say THANK YOU! for the picture controls. Just got them loaded onto my D700, along with Nikon's Landscape and Portrait Picture Controls. Can't wait to try them out!

I know this is an old thread, but I just got my D700 not too long ago and am still coming to grips with the camera.

Question: Can these picture controls be used with View NX2?

Nevermind, I figured it out: they can be imported through Nikon View NX2/File/Launch Picture Control Utilities/Import. I imported them from the CF card then saved them to another CF Card for back up.


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#92. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 6

Vic Santoro Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Apr 2011
Sat 04-Feb-12 10:40 PM

JRP

Just saw this post and tried downloading your picture control files. When I try to save them to the D700 from the card, I get a message that they are not picture control files. If you can help I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Regards,

Vic Santoro

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#93. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 0

Adam Joubert Registered since 07th Aug 2012
Wed 19-Sep-12 11:01 AM

Thank you for your excellent article on picture controls. How do I open a.NCP file for other piture controls found elsewhere like the Reala profile. Thank you and regards Adam Joubert

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#94. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 93

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Hi, Adam. Welcome to Nikonians!

Where did you find the REALA profile?


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#95. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 94

Bearsmom2 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2012
Thu 20-Sep-12 03:14 PM | edited Thu 20-Sep-12 03:18 PM by Bearsmom2

Hi Everyone

I'm so glad someone brought this post back to the top again. I add my vote to the notion it should be pinned. The information it contains is so useful.

After reading JRP's article and installing the new picture controls, I've been using the C-AAA Standard-02 but not getting the results I see in his samples, which I assume are not pp'd.

My problem is that my pictures look clear but dull and flat, almost overexposed.

Question one: What white balance should I be using with this picture control. Im using auto, but should I use some other selection. I read in one article that the writer suggested the cloudy to make the pictures brighter but that would make my problem worse I think.

Question two: Should I turn off the active D lighting when relying on a custom picture control.

Ive been looking at my jpegs as sort of a proof of what my NEF files will look like when I can get to them but so far Im not happy with what Im getting, they are just too flat. I'd like more richness too the colors. Am I off base in the way Im jusing the jpegs?

Anyone have an answer or even several answers? I'd love to hear any suggestions. Thanks

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#96. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 95

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Thu 20-Sep-12 03:23 PM

Karen, I'm using C-AAA Standard-02 picture control and Auto WB. I do perform a bit of post processing, not much, to get my images the way I want them.

How are you editing your NEFs?

Can you post an example?


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#97. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 0

hillsidekim Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jan 2008
Thu 20-Sep-12 07:34 PM

+1 for pinning this.
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#98. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 94

Adam Joubert Registered since 07th Aug 2012
Fri 21-Sep-12 06:20 AM

http://www.neebu.net/~khuon/photography/NIKON/CUSTOMPC/

Would you please share with me the settings for your picture control setting on the D700 Custom standard 02

Thanks a million
Adam

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#99. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 94

Adam Joubert Registered since 07th Aug 2012
Fri 21-Sep-12 06:23 AM

Anthony I would like to try the C1-AAASTANDAR-02 picture control where do I find the setting Thanks a million Adam

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#100. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 99

Bearsmom2 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2012
Fri 21-Sep-12 04:03 PM

Adam

Try post #19. Click on the button and it will take you directly to the download.

I have found a lot of value in readin JRP's original post and the report he prepared as well as a lot of the replies and quesions in this invaluable thread.

There is an amazing amount of information here.

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#101. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 96

Bearsmom2 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2012
Sat 22-Sep-12 03:40 PM

Hi Anthony

I cant edit the NEF until I get the computer rebuilt to handle the program and the files.

Right now Im trying to just get the best looking JPG's I can until I can get to the NEF's.

I need to get setup here so I can post examples then maybe I can get help on them.

Thanks for your reply on the WB. Thats what I use.

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#102. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 96

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Tue 13-Nov-12 10:56 AM

Hi Anthony,

If you already have the usual picture controls plus the ones downloaded from the Nikon site (Portrait, Landscape, D2X1-3),
are you still able to download it into the camera?
It seems there are no more slots available to save them.

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#103. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 102

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Tue 13-Nov-12 01:40 PM

José, I am able to save all Picture Controls on my D700, (Portrait, Landscape, D2X1-3 and JRP's AAAStandard02. Been a while and I don't have my camera, but I think those are the only custom picture controls I have. I can check tonight if you're interested - typically, I just use JRP's.


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#104. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 103

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Tue 13-Nov-12 03:33 PM

I'll be waiting.

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#105. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 104

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Thu 15-Nov-12 01:30 AM | edited Thu 15-Nov-12 02:18 PM by avm247

Just checked my Thom Hogan D700 eBook.

D700 has 4 preloaded Picture Controls: Standard, Nuetral, Vivid and Monochrome. You can also download the optional Picture Controls from Nikon: D2XMode1, D2XMode2 and D2XMode3, Landscape and Portrait. You can then download/manipulate 9 custom Picture Controls. (Edit: I need to check, I think it is 9 TOTAL picture control sets.

I have the 4 preloaded + Nikon's five downloadable Picture Controls + JRP's AAAStandard-02 and Velvia-02.


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#106. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 105

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Thu 15-Nov-12 09:06 AM

Hi Anthony,

I do have the same 4 preloaded + Nikon's five downloadable Picture Controls, and it seems that no more room available for the JPR's one.
What am i doing wrong?

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#107. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 106

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Thu 15-Nov-12 02:16 PM

Jose, you're not doing anything wrong, I was going off of memory and I should not do that. Sorry.

Okay I just double checked (camera in front of me, not going off memory ) ...I have the following listed:

Menu/Camera/Shooting Menu/Manage Picture Control/Save/edit

VI - Vivid
MC - Monochrome
LS - Landscape
PT - Portrait
C-1 - AAASTANDARD-02
C-2 - VELVIA-02

On my laptop, (where I checked and thought that all were loaded on my D700) I have the above + the D2X-1, D2X-2, D2X-3 loaded in CaptureNX2 and I think ViewNX2. - that's off of memory.

Checking Menu/Camera/Shooting Menu/Manage Picture Control/Delete, I have the option to delete:

LS - Landscape
PT - Portrait
C-1 - AAASTANDARD-02
C-2 - VELVIA-02
C-3
C-4
C-5


C-2, C-3 and C-5 are grayed out because nothing exists in those slots.

In retro spec, I did download the D2x, I just did not load them to the camera, only to the laptop. (My confusion, I apologize for the inconvenience).

In reading Thom's eBook, I think I misunderstood: one can only have nine installed total. (Again, my mistake, - in my defense, I am taking some cold/flu medication.)

The way I understand Picture Control the camera actually records the RAW NEFs as is and adds picture on top of the file, changing the picture set without altering the actual file. That is probably why I did not load (or did load then removed the D2X1 -3 Picture Controls), because they can be added in post processing in ViewNX2 or Capture NX2 (what I use to edit RAW/NEF files).

I'll edit my post above, if possible.

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#108. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 97

expat Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2010
Fri 16-Nov-12 02:52 PM

Help please where i am I going wrong.
My D700 has the extra Nikon PCs (landscape & portrait) which I added to the camera & to Capture NX2 no problem. I use Raw only.

So my Set Pic Control menu normally shows
Standard
Neutral
Vivid
Mono
Landscape
Potrait

I created a Nikon folder on a clear card.
I added the unzipped file (CUSTOMPC) and put it into the camera.

I now have two extra Controls called
C1 Standard - 02
C2 Standard - 03

Dont see any settings in Adjust menu

What else do I have to do apart from any renaming and does ADL (Auto) have to be turned off?

Thanks

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#109. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 97

expat Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2010
Fri 16-Nov-12 02:52 PM

Help please where i am I going wrong.
My D700 has the extra Nikon PCs (landscape & portrait) which I added to the camera & to Capture NX2 no problem. I use Raw only.

So my Set Pic Control menu normally shows
Standard
Neutral
Vivid
Mono
Landscape
Potrait

I created a Nikon folder on a clear card.
I added the unzipped file (CUSTOMPC) and put it into the camera.

I now have two extra Controls called
C1 Standard - 02
C2 Standard - 03

Dont see any settings in Adjust menu

What else do I have to do apart from any renaming and does ADL (Auto) have to be turned off?

Thanks

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#110. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 97

expat Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2010
Fri 16-Nov-12 02:52 PM | edited Sat 17-Nov-12 06:47 AM by expat

Apologies dont know how I managed multiple post or if it is possible to delete post from edit menu?

Think I know how to add the controls now, (if all else fails read the book and read the other posts properly)


Thanks for the excellent article.

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#111. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 110

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Sat 17-Nov-12 10:30 PM

Glad you got it worked out.


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#112. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 111

expat Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2010
Sun 18-Nov-12 06:16 AM

Studidly I had not unzipped the file, having done so the camera & Capture NX2 uploads were straightforward as per the posts.
I made some quick A5 prints for comparison and I love the Velvia 2.
The AAA Std seems virtually the same as the Nikon Landscape (from Nikon downloads) which I use presently much of the time.
More expert analysis would no doubt show differences but for my simple needs thats how it looks.

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#113. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 112

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Glad to hear it works for you too.
Thanks for reporting it.

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#114. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 113

arrsoo Registered since 23rd Nov 2012
Fri 23-Nov-12 07:30 AM

>Glad to hear it works for you too.
>Thanks for reporting it.


Dear jrp,

just wanted to be clear about it, the 2 files provided namely PICCON01.NCP and PICCON02.NCP, can I safely say that the PICCON01.NCP is the AAASTANDARD-02 while the PICCON02.NCP is VELVIA-02?

Thanks in advance.

Regards
Soo

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#115. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 0

Captain Rich Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Wed 12-Dec-12 12:52 PM

Ramon,

Thanks so much for these Picture Controls! They are working great in my D700. I recently bought a new V1 and it can also upload custom PC's. Do you have any idea if these same files would work in the V1 (or a D90 or other Picture Control body)? Thanks.

Rich

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#116. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 115

Henry64 Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Jan 2008
Wed 09-Jan-13 08:53 PM

Just installed these two on my D800, and that works just as well as on my D700

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#117. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 116

Captain Rich Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Wed 09-Jan-13 11:13 PM

Just to close the loop, Nikon Melville responded to me and provided me the method of resetting the camera, and now I have the D700 Picture Controls on my V1. I haven't shot a lot yet, but all appears to be working well. Thanks jrp!

Rich

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#118. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 117

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Good to know it works across multiple bodies! Now if I only had some extra cash laying around...


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#119. "RE: D700 Picture Control" | In response to Reply # 118

wamble Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Nov 2004
Sun 24-Mar-13 01:21 AM

I just added the Landscape, Portrait, AAAStandard-02 and VELVIA-02 to my D700 Set Picture Controls. I am also using the latest firmware (A:1.03/B:1.02)

When loading the new Picture Controls, I noticed that I had two additional Controls (Standard-02 and Neutral-02) in addition to the (4) versions that came with the D700.

Were the Standard-02 and Neutral-02 settings part of a previous firmware update? I do not recall adding these myself.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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