Lightroom/Camera Raw: Sony A9 ii Camera Raw Preliminary Support

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Is there a point of contact with Camera Raw that I can help expidite support for the Sony A9 ii?  

I work for Sony, and we have professionals utilizing the camera that typically use Camera Raw as part of their workflow. 

Let me know if i can provide information that will help with this process/


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David
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David,

I've forwarded this post to the Camera Raw team. 
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Official Response
A public beta of the Adobe DNG Converter version 12.1 is now available for downloading. Preliminary support for the Sony A9ii is included in this beta. 

DNG Converter information: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/adobe-dng-converter.html

Adobe - Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter : For Windows : Adobe DNG Converter 12.1 Beta
11/1/2019 - Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter 12.1 for Windows

Adobe - Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter : For Macintosh : Adobe DNG Converter 12.1 Beta
11/1/2019 - Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter 12.1 for Macintosh
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Brian Smith

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I just got my 2 new A9 ii today. Big panic, loaded RAW Shots but Adobe Photoshop Could not read. Thankfully spotted you post and downloaded the DNG Converter 12.1. Processed the RAW files and then able to process etc in Adobe RAW etc. Thanks
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I did the same.....the quality of the DNG conversion is horrible and has way too much noise.....hopefully another update is coming soon.
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M C Schlotzhauer

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There is a quick fix using exiftool and LR will open the a9II files. 

exiftool -SonyModelID="ILCE-9" -overwrite_original xxxxxxxx.ARW

NOTE: the filename.ARW must have the full path added to the front of it. If on a Mac, just drag and drop it. Not certain on windows.
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It is shameless that Sony put out a camera without suitable connection with Adobe. Job for Uk Daily Telegraph not fulfilled as even DNG conversion would not work in time. Cameras bought from Fixation. The buck starts there, followed by James, the uk Sony man
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Brian Smith

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Rubbish Alastair, not a Sony problem, purely Adobe who just have not caught up with new releases etc. Get yourself a Free copy of Capture One Pro, it reads the A9 ii files no problem. I have had my 2 A9 ii for 2 weeks now and been working fine filing my pix for Daily Newspapers on a Daily basis. Even got Boris J PM today. 
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Marc Tauber

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Use the Sony Edge Viewer to view and select your raw files ....then export them as 16bit TIFF and import into Lightroom.
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alastair muir

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Thanks for confirming my point. Arrogance of Sony is interesting
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Rikk Flohr, I was hoping you might have a little insight.  I'm a professional using an a9II, and unfortunately the DNG converter is not a viable solution at the moment because it's too slow, especially when processing thousands of photos.  Do you have any sense of whether there will be a Camera Raw 12.1 beta release soon?  Is there any way to expedite that?  I know folks have edited the raw files to modify the camera model to match the A91 and gotten it to work... So the files must be pretty similar.  I just don't feel comfortable risking it and doing that.  At the moment, I had to purchase Capture One to edit, but I prefer the lighter weight ACR approach.  Any thoughts, timeline, etc?

Thanks!
Aaron Clamage
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Brian Smith

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I downloaded Capture One Pro on a trial as I also use 2 SONY A9 ii for Football etc. I have changed over.
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Dave Bruns

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Downloaded 12.1 Beta and works fine converting A9 II raw to DNG, but now it won't convert A7R IV raw to DNG.  Progress screen shows images being processed, and says complete, but there are no DNG files after done.   Reloaded 12.1 beta software and same result.   What is work around?

Dave
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Dave Bruns

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Using Mac 12.1 beta version....  On macOS Catalina 10.15.1

Dave
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Marc Tauber

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I’ve been using Sony’s Edge Viewer to select my frames. I then export 16bit TIFFs and import them into LR. I’m doing this for my a9ii
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After some six weeks, we should not be talking about workarounds Lightroom for the top of the range camera from Sony! Does anyone have any idea when can we expect full implementation in Lightroom? As Aaron says, the kludge with the exif shows the files are not so different.
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Absolutely agree that this is ridiculous.  Unless Sony made a deal with Capture One there is no reason that we still don't have LR support for the A9ii.  I talked with Adobe support and they said they just had an update a couple weeks ago and the next one will be at the end of January. Mind blown.
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Lindrel Thompson

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Really poor job Adobe... the Sony A9II is in use by many of us who are professionals and who also use your LR/PS workflow.  The 'workaround' is clumsy and you and Sony need to support your customers better...
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As before I have switched over to Capture One Pro 12. It beats Lightroom for speed when you have tight workflow etc and you can even further export file to Photoshop for further editing etc. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Still no support for Sony a9ii.... It is unbealivable.

Still no support for Sony a9ii.... It is unbealivable
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Pompo Bresciani

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yes where the heck is the ACR that supports Sony A9II?!??
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