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Encoding tools?

Jul 8, 2010 6:35 PM

Just a question about how we get our video into the CinemaDNG format. Are there any conversion tools? Could avchd be converted into a yuv mxf stream?

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    Jul 12, 2010 3:24 PM   in reply to buraihan

    AVCHD or other true video formats should not be converted to CinemaDNG.

    These video formats have already been converted from raw to video

    (usually in the camera) with the associated quality loss. Nothing is

    gained (as far as we can tell) by converting back to raw (or

    CinemaDNG), as the quality loss is irreversible.


    A few applications can convert other raw image formats to CinemaDNG format.

    In most cases, these are vendor-specific applications supporting only

    one format. For example, Vision Research has a tool for converting

    Phantom Raw into DNG.


    A few support more than one raw format:

    - Adobe's free DNG Converter can convert 200+ still camera raw

    formats into DNG. So far, no support for movie camera formats.

    - Iridas' SpeedGrade can convert most raw movie camera formats to DNG.

    - RadiantGrid Technologies can convert between DNG and other formats.

    (See for links)


    Hope this helps.


    Thanks for trying out CinemaDNG.


    Lars Borg


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