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 http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/cinemadng/ for links)
Hope this helps.
Thanks for trying out CinemaDNG.
Thanks for the reply.
I was just wondering if it could be used as an intermediate, or archival format. For example, exporting 10 bit 4:2:2 files from After Effects for use in Premiere. If the generated files were smaller than lossless .movs then it would be a compelling choice, especially since it keeps its' metadata inside the file.