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| p.1 #8 · Focal Software - 5D Mark III |
Apparently the hang up on the 5D3 is due to Canon not having released their SDK for it yet, and Canon seems to have locked out FoCal on the 1Dx for the present. As I understand it, this is what has FoCal's hands tied getting a pro version out at the moment.
I understand that. Also having worked in the industry for a while, I know that I don't put out dates that I don't know I can meet. For instance, their Mac version is not being held hostage by Apple. It was supposed to be out in June, then July, now at the end of August maybe for beta.
This is the same as Kolor (makers of Autopano). Constant teasers which turn more into annoyances.
As for "locking out" - I don't think they are singling them out. I think their libraries are of crappy quality, and it just doesn't work because nobody bothered to test it (first hand experience here). So yes they are at Canon's mercy; but that doesn't apply to the Mac version fiasco, nor to the delay of the 1DX version as a library is already out, needed to be linked and fundamentally tested and then could have been handed out at least as a beta a month ago.
It was just one guy who I believe is selling stuff for the first time in a serious manner so he's probably used to the hacker-type/shareware/freeware type community (while it may lead to issues as above, OTOH, little near one man initial outfits like this often do many things better than large companies too). He has some help now I believe but I don't think they are used to handling things as you suggest so I give them a free pass for a while.