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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11 now compatible with EOS 6D

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.03 adds compatibility for the EOS 6D to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11 software.

You can download the update at:

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Updates for DPP, EOS Utility and Picture Style Editor

Canon has introduced updates for three of its software applications. These applications are on the CD supplied with EOS cameras.

Digital Photo Professional (DPP)
DPP version 3.12.52 includes the following changes:
1. Supports images taken with EOS 6D.
2. Supports new lens (EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM).
3. Supports read-in of Picture Style files (.pf3) created in Picture Style Editor 1.12.2 and later.
4. Corrects shooting date error in other manufacturer`s image files when sent to Easy-PhotoPrintEX from Digital Photo Professional via plug-in print.
5. Corrects cases of software freeze caused by handling folders containing 2000 images in Mac OS X v10.8.

EOS Utility
EOS Utility version 2.12.3 includes the following changes:
1. Supports EOS 6D.
2. Supports read-in of Picture Style files (.pf3) created in Picture Style Editor 1.12.2 and later.

Picture Style Editor
Picture Style Editor version 1.12.2 includes the following changes:
1. Supports EOS 6D and EOS M.
2. Applied Noise Reduction processing when displaying images.
3. Added support for the new Picture Style file (.pf3).
4. Changed the user interface of the Tool Palette.
5. Added the Tone curve (RGB) function.
6. Added the Six Color-Axes adjustment function.

You can download these these software updates for your camera and computer operating system at:
The software must be installed from the CD supplied with the camera before updates can be applied.

Firmware update resolves EOS 6D video issue

Firmware Version 1.1.2 for the EOS 6D fixes a phenomenon which prevents movie files shot using Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR cameras from being played back on YouTube.

You can download firmware version1.1.2 at http://software.canon-europe.com/

However, firmware version 1.1.2 may present some Video Snapshot limitations, as follows:
1. EOS 6D running Firmware Version 1.0.9: If a video snapshot captured when the camera was running firmware 1.0.9 is combined with a video snapshot created by a camera which was running firmware 1.1.2, the resulting video snapshot album will be corrupted.
2. EOS 6D running Firmware Version 1.1.2: If you try to add a video snapshot from a camera running firmware 1.1.2 to the video snapshot album created when the camera was running firmware 1.0.9, a warning message "Cannot select this movie" will appear and the video snapshot cannot be added to the album.

The following workaround addresses the two scenarios described above:
1) Shoot a video snapshot and create a video snapshot album.
2) Import the captured video snapshot album to your computer.
3) Start ImageBrowser EX, an application bundled with the EOS 6D.
4) Select the video snapshot album, and select [Edit Movie] in the [Edit] tab.
5) MovieEdit Task will start.
6) Select [Add Image] and select video snapshot album to add the movie snapshot.
7) Select [Save] and [Save image type] and then click [Save].

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

EOS-1D X and the f8 issue

Auto-focusing may not function at f8 on some EOS-1D X cameras with firmware version 1.1.1. This version enabled the centre AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with lens/extender combinations, whose combined maximum aperture is f8.

On some of the cameras with firmware version 1.1.1, auto-focusing does not function at f8. This is not an issue with the firmware itself, but with its installation at the factory. The problem can be overcome by overwriting the firmware. This phenomenon does not occur with a camera whose firmware has been updated by a user, or by a Canon service center.

Cameras with 4 or 5 as the sixth digit from the left in the serial number are affected.


Even when the sixth digit from the left in theserial number is 4 or 5, cameras with a white dot in the battery compartment are not affected.

To overwrite the installed firmware and activate the auto-focusing at f8, simply re-install firmware version 1.1.1. There is no change to the firmware version, as this is not an issue with the firmware itself.
You can download the firmware from the Canon Download centre at:

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