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Oleg Kalyan April 6th, 2007 12:57 AM

Great tool, thanks a lot.

Andy Lunn May 8th, 2007 10:46 AM


Originally Posted by John Richard (Post 486248)
Having trouble importing these .cpf files from the Card to the Camera.
I can copy these presets to the Smart Card from my laptop,d.


how do you that? how do you connect the card to your laptop?

John Richard May 9th, 2007 08:28 AM

My laptop has an SD card slot. Upon inserting the SD card, the laptop sees the card and you can work with it just as if it were a floppy disk or a USB flash memory stick, etc.

Some Epson printers also have multiple ports including an SD card port that a computer without an SD port could use to get to an SD card.

Chris Hurd May 9th, 2007 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by Andy Lunn (Post 674887)
how do you connect the card to your laptop?

With an inexpensive USB card reader -- Andy, see this thread:


Specifically my post here:


Hope this helps,

Bill Taka May 24th, 2007 04:44 PM

Hey Chris,

I should have contacted you earlier regarding my preset (16). Could you delete that. I haven't used that in a very long time, in fact when I sent you that preset the white balance was out of whack. Now I don't use any preset at all and just use warm cards. I get a much more natural look.

Nick Hiltgen January 30th, 2008 09:53 AM

Here's the DSC Chart 1:1 balance I came up with

for 24F
gam 1
kne h
blk s
ped -4
set -4
shp-nr2 users choice
cmx n
cgn 1
cph 0
rgn 0
ggn 1
bgn 1
rgm 5
rbm 3
grm -4
gbm 4
brm -2
bgm 2

Floris van Eck February 2nd, 2008 05:15 PM

Nick, what do you mean by DSC chart 1:1? I guess you mean that it matches the DSC chart with these settings? And the KNEE you have set to HIGH?

Nick Hiltgen February 3rd, 2008 03:04 PM


Yeah that's what I was going for. It's from the thread were someone was trying to match the JVC settings to a DSC chart. I was surprised by the different settings as well, but it was all based off of a vectorscope waveform, and the results were repeatable. I don't necessarily believe that this is the only way to get a one to one result, but it's the way I did it. I have a different setting for 60i that I need to post as well. Take a look at it I've been very happy wit the results.

Wolfgang Neun February 20th, 2008 02:03 PM

Preset for 60i


Originally Posted by Nick Hiltgen (Post 819517)
I have a different setting for 60i that I need to post as well.

I know you are a busy man but if you'll ever find the time to post your settings for 60i I'd be forever thankful.

Nick Hiltgen February 20th, 2008 06:07 PM

Here's what I have, please note there are a number of ways to get this similar look (I'll be doing another test in a couple of months after I send the camera inside for routine maintenance.)

Set 4
SHp 0
DHV -9
COR -9
NR1 0
NR2 0
CGN -1
BRM -1

Hope this helps!

Wolfgang Neun February 21st, 2008 02:35 AM


Originally Posted by Nick Hiltgen (Post 829896)
Hope this helps!

It surely does! Thank you very much, Nick!

Henrik Joensen April 27th, 2008 11:06 AM

Data Error when reading from SD card

Can you help with this. After importing the CPF's into the PRESET
folder on my SD card and trying to read them from Card to Camera - I
get 'DATA ERR' showing on the screen. On my card they show up as
PRESET01.CPF PRESET16.CPF etc etc and they seem to be Unix
Executable File format.

I have no problems doing camera to card saving.

Thanks in advance.

Dan Keaton April 27th, 2008 01:25 PM

Dear Henrik,

Where did you format the SD memory card? Was it formated in your computer, or on the camera?

I believe it may work better if you format the card on your camera, then insert it into your computer and then download the custom presets in the "PRESET" folder.

Caution: If you reformat your card, you will lose everything on your card, including any pictures that you have saved. If you can, offload them first.

Henrik Joensen April 27th, 2008 04:20 PM


No it was formatted already I believe, from the factory, I didn't format
the SD at all. Had to problems loading presets from camera to card at

Dan Keaton April 27th, 2008 06:29 PM

Dear Henrik,

If you can afford to lose all the information on your SD card, I would format it in your camera.

Then I would take it to your computer and create a "PRESET" folder, if you do not already have one.

Then load the custom presets to the "PRESET" folder.

Be sure they are named exactly as provided in this thread with a ".cpf" file extension.

An example would be PRESET01.CPF

From Chris Hurd:

You've got to have a folder on that card called PRESET -- just like that, all caps, and in the root directory of the card. All of the CPF files go in that folder. If for some reason you're still having trouble with it, I've got a trick that will help you out but it's a longer process. Try creating the PRESET folder first, and if that doesn't do the job, let me know.

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