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Title: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on January 27, 2014, 05:08:15 PM
MLV Converter 1.9.2 for WINDOWS

Hello to all!  :D

I've been making this simple program in Visual Basic for the last few days. It is, like the title says, the first MLV to DNG batch converter for windows, which basically converts all your MLVs into different DNG folders. It has a lot of features, it is very simple and efficient. It runs from mlv_dump.

I am NOT a programmer! But when I was a kid I used to mess around with it, and Visual Basic is very easy,  so I managed to get it going! :) I aim this to be filmmaker-user-friendly. I only tested it on Windows 7.

List of features:

- Batch convert MLV files.
- Separate them into different DNG folders.
- Support for multi-folder if you have your footage organized in different folders. (Day, Card, Camera for example)
- Unique name system.
- Adobe DNG compression to Lossless or Lossy.
- Open listed MLV files with mlrawviewer.
- Select an XMP file to load automatically with Adobe Camera Raw. (just drop it into the Acr folder)
- WAV file renaming. This way you can grab all your folders in your root DNG folder and throw them into after effects. You will be prompted with ACR for each sequence. Time saver.
- Stop button.
- Check items to convert, move then up and down.
- Save settings and load them.
- Windos taskbar progress.
- Updater (will tell you when there's an update but you have to download yourself) NOT WORKING RIGHT NOW.
- Unique clip number for every comvertion you make. (the program remembers your last clip number, that way you will NEVER have duplicates. It goes up to 99999 and then goes back to 1)
- Card number increments on folder change.
- Support for small screens
- Info and warnings on disk space.
- Pause button
- Proxy creation (prores for now only) (can queue 2 proxies)
- Read MLV metadata. (resolution, fps, frames)
- THUMBNAILS, and more camera information.
- Individual progress.
- Dual ISO support.


Make sure you install Adobe DNG Converter, or it won't work! Download it here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=106&platform=Windows

Also, you have to install mlrawviewer to open files. Download here:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9560.0

And for thumbnails, you'll have to download IrfanView, maybe download the plugins too (for now, will try to fix it):
http://www.irfanview.com/

Everything is supposed to run smoothly, without any ugly terminals and windows coming up, with a nice progress bar, informing the user the progress all the way through. I aim it to be a professional solution for the ML RAW workflow, as this feature is SO great that it needs a proper and easy workflow!!!

Future features include:

- Optional LUT for proxies.
- Add reelname metadata. Useful for offline/online editing.
- Full MLV output, including compression to save disk space.
- Dual Iso support.
- Cinema DNG support.
- Drag n Drop.
- Display FULL metadata.
- Proper installer, with configuration saved in appdata.

For now the program is fully functional (and I hope bug free!) (don't worry, it won't erase anything..). I aim to continue it more, yes. When I started I only wanted the batch thing, but I got so excited that I had to keep going! I aim to do the queue function in a near future, but will see about the others! As some of them I have no idea how to make them... but if everyone's interested I can make the effort of course! :D

Version 1.9.2: DOWNLOAD (https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qhncp7pi4t268o/MLV%20Converter%201.9.2.zip)

Hope you find it useful! My pleasure to make a contribution to the ML project... thanks SO much to the developers for making it possible! I await for your feedback if it has any bugs or if you have ideas on how to make it better!
Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on January 27, 2014, 05:18:50 PM
Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 27, 2014, 05:26:53 PM
You're welcome! ;)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on January 27, 2014, 09:47:51 PM

Good work Tony  :D
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 27, 2014, 11:53:32 PM
Thanks arinkiii :D
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: kgv5 on January 28, 2014, 01:49:51 AM
WOW, I've been waiting for this for a long time :) Thank you,  i will test it tomorrow :)) I think one of my biggest concerns about MLV processing is now gone :)

EDIT:
@tonybeccar - sweet app :)
It seems that we cannot select files for processing via your app window "files to convert" (yet at least), it shows every mlv in selected folder and than process them all. Could you implement right click and select/delete from the list?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 28, 2014, 08:56:30 AM
Hey! I really appreciate that you like it! And yes.. in the future I am planning to implement a queue feature, so you can select the exact files you want, move them around, have different values, etc. It is a lot of work as I am no programmer really so I will do it in the future. It is aimed to be as professional software as possible!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on January 28, 2014, 09:05:23 AM
Tested it. Its nice! I love that you placed the extracted files into their own folders.

Its slightly slower though than MLVBrowseSharp but not by much.

Maybe you can tweak the progress bar to move dynamicaly as frames are extracted and not by file as I thought it froze when I tested it. Realized later that it updates as soon as a one MLV file is finished. Not a big issue though.

Great job on this and looking forward to improvements.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 28, 2014, 09:10:36 AM
Yey!! Realtime progressbar is on my thoughts.. I just have to know how to find out how many frames does an MLV have inside.. and also to enable multiple instances.. because mlv_dump uses only 25-35% of my cpu.. I suppose it can go faster!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on January 28, 2014, 09:24:05 AM
I also like that you have a view MLV feature in one GUI. Hoping you can tweak it to also have a progress bar so the user can jump to a part of footage he wants, that way he can check if that footage is good or not thereby not including it for extraction if its bad, thus saving time.
Then an option or a check box which files to extract. Or perhaps just the option in a context menu to add or remove files on the list.

Again good job!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ChadMuffin on January 28, 2014, 05:43:19 PM
I just wanna say thank you! Everything you guys have been doing are what Canon and other companies higher huge teams and pay them quite well. You guys are doing this with a small, passionate team that work off of donations and in your free time. Everyday I see new milestones being reached! With this batch editor, this makes larger projects more practical. The technical side has been very fine tuned, just the work flow has become difficult for those not the most familiar with all of the different directions they can go. Glad you included the compression, that also makes it more practical for those who don't have top of the line machines and space. It is extremely hard to tell the difference and you cut the space by a fifth or so. Works great and I don't have any more ideas than the ones already said. Great job!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: atarijedi on January 28, 2014, 06:26:33 PM
Look into ffmbc, it is a fork of ffmpeg that supports ProRes 422 and 4444, might be good for making proxies.

Also, ffmpeg supports Photoshop curve files (*.asv), if you could figure out how to create a curve file in photoshop that mimics Canon LOG, or whatever other curves you want to try, you should be able to use it.

http://www.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-filters.html#curves-1

It also supports luts, and 3d luts. Including 3d LUTs made in DaVinci resolve.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 28, 2014, 07:02:24 PM
@ted: Why do you need an option to jump on a specific frame if you can open the file with the viewer? There you can play it anyway you want.. am I missing something?? And yesss think next thing I'm gonna work on is the queue, or checkboxes.. that'll be so sweet!

@Chad: I'm so flattered.. haha! The developers are the stars ;)

@atarijedi: Thanks for the info!!! Is there something ffmpeg can't do??? Will look into it.

Thanks guys!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on January 28, 2014, 07:58:20 PM
@Tonybeccar,

The file can be opened in the viewer, its good already, but it plays from start to finish, I'm suggesting an option to fast fwd or pause OR show a line with a moving playhead that the user can scrub to any part of the file so one can do a quick confirm of a take.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 28, 2014, 08:18:47 PM
Yes, and it repeats after it finishes. It is a bit annoying. But I think that behaviour has to be changed from mlrawviewer, which I do not made! Maybe we can ask for a feature request for them? I'm sure though they have it in their plans... Although, I can make the file open with MLviewsharp.. but to be honest I like mlrawviewer more..

EDIT: Of course you can do that stuff at the viewer! SPACE pauses, "," and "." steps 1 frame at a time, arrows jump like 1 second.. etc. It's all on the readme on their thread, which is this one:

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9560.0

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: SteveScout on January 28, 2014, 08:57:30 PM
Tony, thanks for writing this!! Great! Now I´m starting to test mlvs .. finally. ;)

One question, though. I added three MLVs to the "files to convert" window, on the progress bar after clicking CONVERT it says 1/3 .. but then it only converts the first file, does not create folders for the other two .. and says "Successful."  Did you encounter something like that before? Or am I missing anything? It looks like that even in the commandline there´s no error etc. popping up.

thanks!

Steffen
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on January 28, 2014, 09:14:49 PM
Yes, and it repeats after it finishes. It is a bit annoying. But I think that behaviour has to be changed from mlrawviewer, which I do not made! Maybe we can ask for a feature request for them? I'm sure though they have it in their plans... Although, I can make the file open with MLviewsharp.. but to be honest I like mlrawviewer more..

EDIT: Of course you can do that stuff at the viewer! SPACE pauses, "," and "." steps 1 frame at a time, arrows jump like 1 second.. etc. It's all on the readme on their thread, which is this one:

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9560.0

Cheers!

Awesome! Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 28, 2014, 10:26:47 PM
Tony, thanks for writing this!! Great! Now I´m starting to test mlvs .. finally. ;)

One question, though. I added three MLVs to the "files to convert" window, on the progress bar after clicking CONVERT it says 1/3 .. but then it only converts the first file, does not create folders for the other two .. and says "Successful."  Did you encounter something like that before? Or am I missing anything? It looks like that even in the commandline there´s no error etc. popping up.

thanks!

Steffen

:/ !!! How are your mlv files named? Do you have enough disk space? Have you renamed any file alongside the Converter.exe? What are your DNG and MLV paths? Did you try renaming options?

Sorry there are no logs for now haha, there will be though.. Well, you can take a screenshot of the program and upload it..

Does it happen with every mlv file or just with those 3?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 28, 2014, 11:27:55 PM
I'm thinking.. did you choose the lossless or lossy option? I guess if you don't have adobe dng converter installed then the program will not continue.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: SteveScout on January 29, 2014, 12:48:36 AM
Tony, thanks for investigating.

Just tried it again, it always extracts the first file, any of those three. But as soon as a second file comes into the directory it always keeps extracting the first one in the list (alphabetically).

1. Did not choose to use the lossless or lossy option - the DNG converter is installed (BATCHelor uses it), but every checkbox for its use remained unchecked here.
2. The MLV files´s names are
M18-1528.MLV
M18-1529.MLV
M18-1531.MLV
3. Disk space is fine, plenty left.
4. No files in the program directory were altered or renamed.
5. DNG and MLV paths are both the same external harddrive. But the MLV path has 30 characters. Too long? Guess not, otherwise it wouldn´t find even the first file.
Copying the program files to another directory did not help as well.
6. I used the renaming options on all previous attempts, now I am running one without any renaming. Argh, same result. Even without renaming - only one file extracted.

I´ll record new MLVs tomorrow and try another machine

Thanks!

Steffen

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on January 29, 2014, 04:11:41 AM
Tonybeccar,

Another suggestion, how about letting the program "remember" the last folder settings, as usually when users have established a workflow, they always assign a folder(s) where they copy footage for a particular project, also assign where to extract to, so I think it would be intuitive that every time you open the application it defaults to the last ones used?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: kgv5 on January 29, 2014, 07:17:34 AM

One question, though. I added three MLVs to the "files to convert" window, on the progress bar after clicking CONVERT it says 1/3 .. but then it only converts the first file, does not create folders for the other two .. and says "Successful."  Did you encounter something like that before? Or am I missing anything? It looks like that even in the commandline there´s no error etc. popping up.


I had the same issue like SteveScout. Tried (three times) to process mlv files directly from CF card (to selected directory on my HDD) - there were 5 files on card (and in the convert window) but only 3 processed and "success" was displayed.
After copy all mlv to HDD it was ok.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: jayzed on January 29, 2014, 11:26:02 AM
Fantastic. Now that we have audio recording, I'm switching completely to .MLV. This utility is the final piece of the puzzle for me, the only reason I was sticking with .RAW was due to the  number of steps to convert to  .DNG.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 29, 2014, 01:47:55 PM
@steve,

Wow, i have no idea what's going on! Could you send me a screenshot of the program all filled out ready to convert?

@kgv5,

Ok I see.. so weird that only processes 3 :S. Would love to track the bug, could you also send me a screenshot of the program with every setting filled?

@ted,

Yes!! Indeed! It is on my thoughts.. to make a config.ini and a button to save settings. Very useful!

@jayzed,

Thanks! Yess, that's why I was so compelled to make it! ;)

I'm working on 1.1, already added a checkbox to select which mlv files to convert. Enhanced the renamer to follow the basics of RED naming mix with BMCC folder structures. Working also to compress the MLV files (slow but yes! more space saved!). Will support full MLV output of course.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: kgv5 on January 29, 2014, 02:24:29 PM
@tonybeccar, sure, i will try to reproduce the bug and give you results  :)

One more important step is needed: support of DualISO files processing in such a converter app. I know it would be hard and requires cooperation of the devs in the first place. That would be the dream app for all ML users :)

 
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 29, 2014, 02:54:42 PM
@tonybeccar, sure, i will try to reproduce the bug and give you results  :)

One more important step is needed: support of DualISO files processing in such a converter app. I know it would be hard and requires cooperation of the devs in the first place. That would be the dream app for all ML users :)

Ho ho ho! Dual ISO files.. yes that will be the dream! Is there any RAW to DL-DNG for video? Bad thing is I have a 7D.. and dual iso VIDEO is not supported (yet :) )
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: RenStarFilm on January 29, 2014, 04:12:47 PM
Tony THANK YOU so much, GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: SteveScout on January 29, 2014, 04:59:15 PM
Hi, it´s me again. New machine (this time in the office), freshly recorded MLVs. 11 files, only 1 output. Am I stupid? Can´t even handle a small software .. ;)

Attached is a screenshot. Any idea?

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimg.org%2Ff5h0rhr61%2FMLVreadytogo.jpg&hash=af95b62a340ad7a3c8f3aa2c78a4dcd0)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: shahed26 on January 29, 2014, 05:08:13 PM
Thanks for this great time saving tool.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 29, 2014, 05:17:00 PM
That's not a file but a directory folder ...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 29, 2014, 05:29:28 PM
@steve, I am currently testing inputting files from a CF card onto another drive.. it's running fine for now. One question, which version of windows are you using? It looks like XP.. maybe it doesnt work quite well there...

Also I wonder why the labels are white... maybe an XP styling thing..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: SteveScout on January 29, 2014, 05:51:24 PM
It´s windows 7, an both machines. I just always turn off all the aero visual stuff .. :)
Coming directly from the card should not be the issue . yesterday the MLVs came from an external harddrive and it did not make a difference.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 29, 2014, 09:22:57 PM
Version 1.1 is out!

It has several bug fixes and a more polishes more intuitive interface functionality. Now you can check the items you wish to convert and it has a more solid, more visually attractive naming system. You can choose between custom XMP files.

Steve, please check if you still have the problem now. As I cannot reproduce it I don't know, but I changed the code a little. In the next release will change the way the program executes the commands, so it may help your case. You said you tried on a different computer?

OH HEY, maybe I have an idea... Are you recording the MLV with SOUND? There could be a problem ;) Will wait for your answer.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on January 29, 2014, 09:37:35 PM
Nice improvement tony. earlier I tested 1.0 against browsersharp on a 64 gig file and they clocked real close.

MLV converter v1.0 - 57'
BrowserSharp -  55' 22"

I'm looking at the interface and I think the labels should be all black instead of white as a user would think theyre not active, like the select and play mlv buttons.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 29, 2014, 09:39:49 PM
ONLINE NOW. Bugfix for the error that's been discussed. It happened that when an MLV had no audio, it stopped converting. Fixed now.

Ted, download it again please, the .zip has the same name, it's been replaced now.

And, I wonder why they show white... do you also have Aero disabled?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on January 29, 2014, 09:42:55 PM
Ok, I'll bite. whats aero?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 29, 2014, 09:45:41 PM
Ok, I'll bite. whats aero?

Aero is the nice styling of the windows in windows 7, the transparent "glossy" windows style.. do you have that or your Windows system looks like the screenshot above?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on January 29, 2014, 09:59:05 PM
I usually turn off all the blings in my windows. yeah, mine looks like the screenshot.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 29, 2014, 11:13:30 PM
I usually turn off all the blings in my windows. yeah, mine looks like the screenshot.

Okey, I'll check with everything off.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: SteveScout on January 29, 2014, 11:54:11 PM
Yeah, version 1.1 fixed it!! -- almost. :)

Seems like the audio thing was the issue, I recorded everything without audio (still used to it after always shooting raw files).
What happened now - I took those three files from the first test. The first AND third DNG sequence was written .. but in the second folder only the XMP file could be found. If I put that (second) MLV file separately in an folder it gets converted without problems. Hm. Any idea?

Great improvement on the naming structure, thanks for the update!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: teedidy on January 30, 2014, 12:02:32 AM
Sorry if this has already been discussed else where (or here I tried searching) I have used your tool v1.1 and its awesome thank you. Does it write the time code to the DNG such that after effects can pick it up (if that is even possible) and use it when "Use source timecode from file" is selected.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Jakobmen on January 30, 2014, 12:12:29 AM
can you make it work with RAW files also.. =)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 30, 2014, 12:21:33 AM
Seems like the audio thing was the issue, I recorded everything without audio (still used to it after always shooting raw files).
What happened now - I took those three files from the first test. The first AND third DNG sequence was written .. but in the second folder only the XMP file could be found. If I put that (second) MLV file separately in an folder it gets converted without problems. Hm. Any idea?

Lol.. I wonder now what's going on.. So you have 3 MLVs without audio? Or some with audio and some without? Any other options activated?

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Sorry if this has already been discussed else where (or here I tried searching) I have used your tool v1.1 and its awesome thank you. Does it write the time code to the DNG such that after effects can pick it up (if that is even possible) and use it when "Use source timecode from file" is selected.

Mmmhh.. I have no idea about that functionality! You mean so after effects an pick up the audio? I've been meaning to find a way to that..

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can you make it work with RAW files also.. =)

Mmmh I don't know.. the whole point is to embrace the MLV format, which is in current development and has more features.. raw is discontinued now? Besides, there are other convertors out there for RAW files!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: SteveScout on January 30, 2014, 02:06:56 AM
Yes, three MLVs without audio. I don´t even know yet how to enable audio when recording MLVs. ;)

If the audio files have the same filenames and always have the same offset .. it shouldn´t be too hard to write a Premiere Project file where all the DNG sequences (or their converted offline files) and the audio is automatically matched. Such a file is just a compressed XML file, human readable. But someone with the Premiere Pro SDK would be needed here.

I am personally looking into triggering a zoom H6 with a sound module. So the filenames don´t match, but if the MLV wav file would be automatically aligned with the video, tools like "PluralEyes" could save a lot of time.

But back to the core problem .. do you think it´s possible to skip the whole audio part if no WAV file is found? Or is the recorded audio contained in the MLV itself?

At the moment I am pretty happy with raw since MLVs on my 5DMk3 sometimes have strange behaviour (recording stops etc.) which never happens with raw_rec. But MLVs are the future for sure, with their structure and the metadata they can contain. For raw files the closest to your program is BATCHelor, but with the possibilities MLV offers you your app can take this to a whole new level. So definitely stay on the MLV side and put efforts and time to make that perfect, rather than including raw as a file format.

Thanks again for your great visual basic skills! ;)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 30, 2014, 02:16:54 AM
Well yeah, now that MLV can record audio, it's just amazing! Why would you need the complicated H6 sync way then? (it's only reference audio though)

Anyway, well it's set to first check if there is audio or not.. I tested it myself and it converted files with no audio.. mm will check it again.

And yes, been reading about strange MLV behaviour.. grrr it's just too bad! Hope g33g0 can fix it.. been reading about the 40gig problem.. but yes, it is the future.. audio is one of the most important parts for me.. then you can compress the mlvs, do whatever you want..

In AE, when you import the DNG sequence you dont get the audio.. but for example if you go to the root folder of the DNGs, search for ".wav" and then drag everything into AE, because of the naming, it gets organized pretty well in the project bin, and then you can make your comps.. would be cool to have an automatic script for that..

Anyway.. bugfixing now.. will upload 1.2 tomorrow or in a short while.. will see..

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 30, 2014, 03:11:04 AM
Version 1.2!

It has bugfixes, small interface improvements, shows elapsed time and total time.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on January 30, 2014, 06:39:49 AM
Tony, ver 1.1 and ver 1.2 gives an error and and invalid folder settings if the source folder is the same as the destination/output. Is this intentional?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 30, 2014, 02:49:07 PM
Tony, ver 1.1 and ver 1.2 gives an error and and invalid folder settings if the source folder is the same as the destination/output. Is this intentional?

Yes it is! Do you want me to change it?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 30, 2014, 03:00:24 PM
Yes it is! Do you want me to change it?

Well I changed it, it's now possible.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on January 30, 2014, 03:17:15 PM
Tony, I have your latest version and thank you for all your work.
Can you size the window so it is shorter vertically? Just tighten up evrything with all the spaces that are now there. Like between Output MLVs and File Naming. Between that and the next DNG compression section. The buttons below the window for file selections can also be made shorter. There is extra space below the text. I like the current size of your text which makes it easy for my old eyes to read. And so on withe everything. Then the whole UI display it can probably fit my monitor display which is 1360 x 768. Right now your window hides at the bottom below my taskbar and I cannot see any of the important bottom row. Maybe make your display user sizable? I have to use my monitor at its native display.

also, it can use a Deselect all function for file selection. Maybe make the Select button toggle that.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: SteveScout on January 30, 2014, 03:26:13 PM
Why would you need the complicated H6 sync way then? (it's only reference audio though)

The sync is made for non-reference audio. Just imagine .. the H6 is feed via lav mics that are attached to the actors. So it captures several channels at once - and the camera triggers the on/off to that! So you don´t have to sync the reference audio to the proper audio later in post. That´s huge! The alternative would be the included reference audio from the camera mic and Pluraleyes or something similar.

But as long as the MLVs are not as reliable as raws .. hm .. hope they can fix it.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on January 30, 2014, 04:39:46 PM
Well I changed it, it's now possible.
Tony,

I Just dl'ed it again, still gives invalid error message when its output folder is same as source.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on January 30, 2014, 04:50:58 PM
Tony,

I Just dl'ed it again, still gives invalid error message when its output folder is same as source.
i also see the same error.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 30, 2014, 05:41:49 PM
i also get the same error. but, i rather keep all my raw files in one folder and the extractions in separate folders for good organization.

Sorry I wasn't clear. I changed it in my version. Will upload new version today, hehe. I made an option to save and load settings, which works perfectly! And.. wait for it... AN UPDATER!

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 30, 2014, 05:43:08 PM
Tony, I have your latest version and thank you for all your work.
Can you size the window so it is shorter vertically? Just tighten up evrything with all the spaces that are now there. Like between Output MLVs and File Naming. Between that and the next DNG compression section. The buttons below the window for file selections can also be made shorter. There is extra space below the text. I like the current size of your text which makes it easy for my old eyes to read. And so on withe everything. Then the whole UI display it can probably fit my monitor display which is 1360 x 768. Right now your window hides at the bottom below my taskbar and I cannot see any of the important bottom row. Maybe make your display user sizable? I have to use my monitor at its native display.

also, it can use a Deselect all function for file selection. Maybe make the Select button toggle that.

Really?! The window is bigger than your screen? :S I have the same resolution than you.. been measuring it with that.. do you have a bigger windows taskbar maybe? Mind to send me a screenshot?

Thanks!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: lionelp on January 30, 2014, 05:53:25 PM
Nice! Thank you Tony!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 30, 2014, 07:52:25 PM
Version 1.3 is out! Many things: Save and load settings, updater, unique clip number, move up and down items in list, windows taskbar icon progress and several bugfixes/improvements.

Would be interested to know if the wav file is fixed..

Enjoy!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on January 30, 2014, 10:02:04 PM
Hi tony, thanks for the app; it's already great and I appreciate your efforts to improve it further!
One question; when you say:
"WAV file renaming. This way you can grab all your folders in your root DNG folder and throw them into after effects. You will be prompted with ACR for each sequence. Time saver."
I'm not sure I understand. The only way I know how to do it is to double-click in After Effects and browse to the folder with the dngs and select them all and open as raw sequence. In other words, I only know how to import one sequnce at a time. Is there a way to do multiple sequences at once?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 31, 2014, 12:16:15 AM
Hi tony, thanks for the app; it's already great and I appreciate your efforts to improve it further!
One question; when you say:
"WAV file renaming. This way you can grab all your folders in your root DNG folder and throw them into after effects. You will be prompted with ACR for each sequence. Time saver."
I'm not sure I understand. The only way I know how to do it is to double-click in After Effects and browse to the folder with the dngs and select them all and open as raw sequence. In other words, I only know how to import one sequnce at a time. Is there a way to do multiple sequences at once?

Yes indeed. Go to the root of all your DNG folders.. select them all and drop them into the project bin. Not so tedious like that.. ;) It works because the audio file is now NOT the first file inside the folder.. so after effects imports a sequence by default.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: SteveScout on January 31, 2014, 02:01:12 AM
Ah, I did not know the first file in the folder prevents image sequence importing. Nice!

But .. drag and drop does not work for me with complete folders, After Effects imports nothing.
However, the includede SMART IMPORT script could do this for you. More about DNG sequence importing in AFX can be found here, in the ML raw workflow article (slightly outdated since cinelog is available now, eventually replacing VisionLOG, but still good for the afx part):

http://hackermovies.com/hackermovies-magic-lantern-raw-workflow-guide
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on January 31, 2014, 03:43:45 AM
Really?! The window is bigger than your screen? :S I have the same resolution than you.. been measuring it with that.. do you have a bigger windows taskbar maybe? Mind to send me a screenshot?

Thanks!
yes, really. I have a 42" lcd TV/Monitor that I use. The native resolution is 1360x768. If I go to 1080p, the text is too small to read then and the images are just blown up to fit. I also have to use my graphics app to set the custom aspect so the whole windows screen fits the view.  If I do not, the taskbar and desktop items are off screen. your app barely fits and it falls behind my taskbar at the bottom. You have a lot of extra space in your UI like I suggested. I think it shouldn't be hard to make it smaller and it shouldn't cause any harm or crowd anything there.
Thanx,
Gary
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on January 31, 2014, 04:06:20 AM
I think the app size is just about how most app windows are. In fact its about the same size as the older Rawanizer and g3gg0's MLV browsersharp.
Layout and font sizes are just right. The change is font colors is now right in this version.
If you adjust the dimensions, just keep the font sizes as they are.

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on January 31, 2014, 05:29:40 AM
I think the app size is just about how most app windows are. In fact its about the same size as the older Rawanizer and g3gg0's MLV browsersharp.
Layout and font sizes are just right. The change is font colors is now right in this version.
If you adjust the dimensions, just keep the font sizes as they are.
i don't really have problems with other apps. there is a lot of space to make it a little shorter in height and keep the text. And, it won't cause any problems for other people.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on January 31, 2014, 06:02:33 AM
Really?! The window is bigger than your screen? :S I have the same resolution than you.. been measuring it with that.. do you have a bigger windows taskbar maybe? Mind to send me a screenshot?

Thanks!
tony, here is a pic of the problem you asked for.
https://www.transferbigfiles.com/e8eab064-a12d-4cad-a5de-9a7ad81fd359/DxAOLbj2D

thank you,
Gary
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: mario1000 on January 31, 2014, 12:32:12 PM
Hi Toni,

first of all thanks a lot for your very useful tool! I am not quiet sure whether this is a bug or it has something to do with MlRawViewer v1.0.4 alpha. When I record a video with 21 fps I get the following MLV Viewer protocol:

MlRawViewer v1.0.4 alpha
(c) Andrew Baldwin & contributors 2013-2014
Using GLFW
Opening MLV file C:\Users\ich\Desktop\M31-1206.MLV
Black level: 2047 White level: 15000
FPS: 29.776
Audio frame count 346
Set indexed. Frames missing: 3
Audio loop running
Width: 2560 Height: 1090 Frames: 728
Using Bilinear demosaic algorithm
Indexing completed
Stopping Audio

So the FPS number is interpreted as 29.776 instead of 21 fps. Have you got any ideas about how to fix this?

Best regards
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 31, 2014, 04:27:36 PM
tony, here is a pic of the problem you asked for.
https://www.transferbigfiles.com/e8eab064-a12d-4cad-a5de-9a7ad81fd359/DxAOLbj2D

thank you,
Gary

Wow! Never seen a screen so small.. but it's weird.. I have the same resolution as you!! 1366x768 I quote... so why the program is different sizes for both of us??? :S Will see if I can ass a shrink resize or something.. truth is if I shrink the UI in height everything will be too together and I will have to remove those "boxes" that say the title of the contents.. and I need them. The UI will become less intuitive visually I think.. AND, for example now I wanted to add more height, for an individual progressbar, and a system statusbar.. I guess I will have to trade with something.. will see. As I said, will ad a resize shrink to ALL function if i can!

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 31, 2014, 04:31:36 PM
Hi Toni,

first of all thanks a lot for your very useful tool! I am not quiet sure whether this is a bug or it has something to do with MlRawViewer v1.0.4 alpha. When I record a video with 21 fps I get the following MLV Viewer protocol:

MlRawViewer v1.0.4 alpha
(c) Andrew Baldwin & contributors 2013-2014
Using GLFW
Opening MLV file C:\Users\ich\Desktop\M31-1206.MLV
Black level: 2047 White level: 15000
FPS: 29.776
Audio frame count 346
Set indexed. Frames missing: 3
Audio loop running
Width: 2560 Height: 1090 Frames: 728
Using Bilinear demosaic algorithm
Indexing completed
Stopping Audio

So the FPS number is interpreted as 29.776 instead of 21 fps. Have you got any ideas about how to fix this?

Best regards

You should check with the guys of mlrawviewer! :)

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on January 31, 2014, 07:18:17 PM
Wow! Never seen a screen so small.. but it's weird.. I have the same resolution as you!! 1366x768 I quote... so why the program is different sizes for both of us??? :S Will see if I can ass a shrink resize or something.. truth is if I shrink the UI in height everything will be too together and I will have to remove those "boxes" that say the title of the contents.. and I need them. The UI will become less intuitive visually I think.. AND, for example now I wanted to add more height, for an individual progressbar, and a system statusbar.. I guess I will have to trade with something.. will see. As I said, will ad a resize shrink to ALL function if i can!

Cheers!
my screen is not small, it is 42". The problem is probably from me having a TV/Monitor and the overscan is causing me to use the graphic display menu to resize the aspect ratio so all of the Windows display is seen and not cut off. As we discussed in PM, consider making your UI a small amount shorter, but also wider since we have 16x9 displays. You can then add a lot more things to the UI being a wider view with three columns instead of two.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on January 31, 2014, 07:59:11 PM
Hi tony,
I tried v 1.3 and got an "unhandled exception" error message which says "Only supported on Windows 7 or newer". I have Vista. I had no trouble with your previous versions.
It happened when I hit the "CONVERT" button.

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.PlatformNotSupportedException: Only supported on Windows 7 or newer.
   at MS.WindowsAPICodePack.Internal.CoreHelpers.ThrowIfNotWin7()
   at Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Taskbar.TaskbarManager.get_Instance()
   at WindowsApplication1.Program.Stopper_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


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MLVtoDNG BATCH
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    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Frank/Desktop/Apps%20Backup/Freeware/MLV%20Batch%20Converter/v%201.3/MLV_Converter_1.3/MLV%20Converter/MLV%20Converter.exe
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Microsoft.VisualBasic
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    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/8.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
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System
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    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
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    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
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    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
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    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
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Accessibility
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4016 (NetFxQFE.050727-4000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Accessibility.dll
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Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Frank/Desktop/Apps%20Backup/Freeware/MLV%20Batch%20Converter/v%201.3/MLV_Converter_1.3/MLV%20Converter/Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.DLL
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Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Frank/Desktop/Apps%20Backup/Freeware/MLV%20Batch%20Converter/v%201.3/MLV_Converter_1.3/MLV%20Converter/Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.DLL
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************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
    <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 31, 2014, 10:27:09 PM
Version 1.4 is out! If everything is correct next time you open the app it will prompt to download the update! Please report that to me ok?

Changes:

- Add tree of folders!!! :D So if you have your mlvs separated in Days, Cameras, Cards... will all be respected.
- Following this multifolder concept, the card number increments for each card/folder processed.
- Gary, I added support for the size, try resizing now ;)
- Warnings for low disk space.

Enjoy, and don't forget to check the updater before downloading from here!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on January 31, 2014, 10:32:58 PM
Hi tony,
I tried v 1.3 and got an "unhandled exception" error message which says "Only supported on Windows 7 or newer". I have Vista. I had no trouble with your previous versions.
It happened when I hit the "CONVERT" button.

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.PlatformNotSupportedException: Only supported on Windows 7 or newer.
   at MS.WindowsAPICodePack.Internal.CoreHelpers.ThrowIfNotWin7()
   at Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Taskbar.TaskbarManager.get_Instance()
   at WindowsApplication1.Program.Stopper_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4223 (VistaSP2GDR.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
MLVtoDNG BATCH
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Frank/Desktop/Apps%20Backup/Freeware/MLV%20Batch%20Converter/v%201.3/MLV_Converter_1.3/MLV%20Converter/MLV%20Converter.exe
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.VisualBasic
    Assembly Version: 8.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.4016 (NetFxQFE.050727-4000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/8.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
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System
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4223 (VistaSP2GDR.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
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System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4228 (VistaSP2GDR.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
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System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
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    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
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System.Runtime.Remoting
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4016 (NetFxQFE.050727-4000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Runtime.Remoting/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Runtime.Remoting.dll
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System.Configuration
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4016 (NetFxQFE.050727-4000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
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System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
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Accessibility
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
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    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Accessibility.dll
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Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Frank/Desktop/Apps%20Backup/Freeware/MLV%20Batch%20Converter/v%201.3/MLV_Converter_1.3/MLV%20Converter/Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.DLL
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Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Frank/Desktop/Apps%20Backup/Freeware/MLV%20Batch%20Converter/v%201.3/MLV_Converter_1.3/MLV%20Converter/Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.DLL
----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
    <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.

Oh my god! Does it happen ALWAYS? Tried with different files and settings?
Must be a Vista thing then... :S Shit... Will see what I can do! Will upload a new version ASAP.
Thanks for finding the error!!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 01, 2014, 01:46:08 AM
Yes, tried different files and settings. I can use 1.2 for now. I'll try the next version when you release it; thanks again for your efforts!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: CITY-U1001 on February 01, 2014, 08:49:46 PM
tonybeccar you can make cross-section choice for dng ? ( in ACR > camera calibration > ACR or VisionLog ) ;)
p.s. VisionLOG http://vision-color.com/visionlog/ for Canon RAW  :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 01, 2014, 09:07:16 PM
tonybeccar you can make cross-section choice for dng ? ( in ACR > camera calibration > ACR or VisionLog ) ;)
p.s. VisionLOG http://vision-color.com/visionlog/ for Canon RAW  :)

What do you mean? What I can do is to have an .XMP that points to your VisionLOG setting inside Camera Calibration. That's what you mean right? But you'll have to have installed the VisionLOG profiles, otherwise the .XMP will point to nothing. I can implement that!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: CITY-U1001 on February 01, 2014, 09:57:37 PM
 :o ok. I wait  :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: adotphoto on February 02, 2014, 08:23:30 AM
Here's a pic of the error Im getting :/ . I have the adobe dng converter installed, but I may not have the mla raw viewer installed correctly which could possibly be causing the error?
http://s11.postimg.org/e2flp4c69/lfjkds55.jpg

*zoom in*
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: CITY-U1001 on February 02, 2014, 09:06:13 AM
1.4 not working on windows xp  :( bad
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 02, 2014, 02:37:18 PM
Ok, for ALL of you who are getting an error when you hit convert, it's the same thing. I implemented a Windows Taskbar Icon progress (cool), but you're all having trouble with it haha. Will fix it today guys!!

@adotphoto, you have windows 7 right? which version? Did you unpack the program fully and used it from there? It is looking for a .dll file: Microsoft.WindowsApiCodePack.Shell.dll, do you have it in your root folder?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 02, 2014, 02:38:14 PM
1.4 not working on windows xp  :( bad

Can I get the error message please?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 02, 2014, 02:51:29 PM
Here's a pic of the error Im getting :/ . I have the adobe dng converter installed, but I may not have the mla raw viewer installed correctly which could possibly be causing the error?
http://s11.postimg.org/e2flp4c69/lfjkds55.jpg

*zoom in*

I looked at your screenshot, and you disorganized all the files inside the program folder. You shouldn't do that! Because the program uses the files that are around it, otherwise it will not find them! ;) Will make a proper installer in the near future.

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: CITY-U1001 on February 02, 2014, 02:55:51 PM
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Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 02, 2014, 09:05:58 PM
I already fixed the error in the upcoming release, will upload it later after I polish some more things :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Arthur Rambo on February 02, 2014, 11:38:29 PM
Thank you so much for this Tony !
I'll be starting shooting a new project on thursday, planned to shoot it in raw, and I was waiting for such a time saving tool ;)
I'll be doing some tests with the 1.4 version.
Good luck for future versions .
Sam
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 03, 2014, 02:48:48 AM
Thank you so much for this Tony !
I'll be starting shooting a new project on thursday, planned to shoot it in raw, and I was waiting for such a time saving tool ;)
I'll be doing some tests with the 1.4 version.
Good luck for future versions .
Sam

Great!! Tomorrow will upload a new version hopefully, it has many features: Now I can read the metadata, write proxies, write mlvs, pause and some others, bugfixes too!!

Please share the project ;)
Good luck!!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: adotphoto on February 03, 2014, 05:09:06 AM
Ok, for ALL of you who are getting an error when you hit convert, it's the same thing. I implemented a Windows Taskbar Icon progress (cool), but you're all having trouble with it haha. Will fix it today guys!!

@adotphoto, you have windows 7 right? which version? Did you unpack the program fully and used it from there? It is looking for a .dll file: Microsoft.WindowsApiCodePack.Shell.dll, do you have it in your root folder?
yes sir. windows 7 64bit.

BUT YO! THe program now works. I had to use it from where it was installed from. THANKS BRUH!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 03, 2014, 09:45:13 PM
VERSION 1.5 IS OUT!!!!

- PROXIES creation!!
- PAUSE button!
- Can read metadata of the MLV now!
- BUG fixed.
- Interface improvements.

Can queue 2 proxies, only prores for now. Tried with Dnxhd, but as I have a 7D, my clips are not 1920x1080, so ffmpeg gives an error. Does someone know anything about it?

It SUCKS that first you have to convert to TIFF in order to create a proxy, ffmpeg doesnt support it. Does anyone know a workaround? For now DCRAW is debayering the dng's into heavy tiffs. IT IS SLOW!

This are the parameters of dcraw that I'm using for now:

dcraw -v -w -H 0 -6 -T IMPUTFILE

I understand it has LOTS of options, can anyone point me in a better direction? I notice a color shift with the proxies. I dont know if I'm gonna add a dcraw section, the point of this program is to keep it user friendly and not "hackish" or complicated. The user must have a complete NON understanding of these complicated procedures and still be able to get the footage processed!

So maybe it is slow because of some of the parameters?

-NOTICE, the pause button sometimes will pause, and sometimes will say "pausing" and THEN will stop. This is because mlv_dump is an external process, and cannot be paused, so we have to wait until it's finished, same as ffmpeg. On the other hand, dngs and tiffs can be paused because each frame has an individual process.

- Metadata: frames, resolution and fps for now. Do you need more? I was thinking of adding an "info" button, that will pop up a window showing ALL the metadata of the file. Or maybe, do you need that metadata displayed there? I can take something away.. maybe just display the filename and the Duration in mm:ss. That would be more neat. You would still have access to it clicking the info button.

Please use it and report any bugs or any details that need to polish! I have lots written though.

- Oh! MLV convertion for now disabled, will work on the next version!

Cheers!

PS: can anyone tell me if the updater is working?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 03, 2014, 10:05:58 PM
I open and close the 1.4 and it not tell me nothing about new version =(( ... going delete and try out the new version, thanks =))

Im having the same problem that you have, that with MlRawViewer the window close and open  for a second... how did you manage to get it work ?? 
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 03, 2014, 10:44:47 PM
Hey arinki!

Yeah, it seems the updater is not working.. it worked when i was testing it here but not online, lol.. it was pretty neat.
And it is a known bug they said, i didnt got it working.. it still happens sometimes.. why you ask?? Also Next and Previous workd bad..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Arthur Rambo on February 03, 2014, 11:31:52 PM
Hi Tony,
Thank you for the 1.5 version !
What a time saver :D
Batched a few conversions tonight and it worked fine. Guess I learnt the "mlv_dump.exe -o mlv.raw -r m00-0000.mlv" command for nothing after all.
The progress bar only shows the progress in the number of conversions. Meaning that if you have 2 mlv files to convert, the progress bar will remain at zero until it finishes the first file, then jump to 50% and so on.
Not at all a deal breaker in my opinion, it could stay that way.

Samuel
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 03, 2014, 11:40:40 PM
Hey arinki!

Yeah, it seems the updater is not working.. it worked when i was testing it here but not online, lol.. it was pretty neat.
And it is a known bug they said, i didnt got it working.. it still happens sometimes.. why you ask?? Also Next and Previous workd bad..

MIRawViewer  don't work in my machine... i already leave in the thread the log, let see what they going to do =))  For sure that sooner or later the update will work =)))

The progress bar only shows the progress in the number of conversions. Meaning that if you have 2 mlv files to convert, the progress bar will remain at zero until it finishes the first file, then jump to 50% and so on.

Same here. Also i test with 2 MLV and the second in the frames GUI it show 0 frames for the MLV but wend i it the button Convert it do the job good.

Thanks again for this app =)) 
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 04, 2014, 12:07:13 AM
Yes, the individual progress is on my top list. It's difficuly, because non of the processes give an output that I can use (or I know how), but anyway I think I know now how to do it so hopefully i'll add it soon! :)

One thing I just noticed is that the proxies flicker. It's because of the crappy Highlight handling of dcraw, i will set it to Unclip, but the resulting image will go darker. Anyway I'm hoping to fix it with ffmpeg. Anyone knows something about it?

And arinkiiii, the file that says 0 frames, is it a big file? How many frames does it really have? You just recorded it? Maybe I'm still a bit iffy on how to read the metadata... is it the ONLY file that showed that trouble?

Thanks for the feedback guys!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 04, 2014, 01:08:08 AM

It's a small file, i open with MLVViewSharp and it's the same, it say "this particular frame is not part of the footage, maybe some chunks are missing? "  but then i open other mlv file in MLVViewSharp and work good, then open the same file that didn't show the number of frames and it shows... 150 frames. With MLV to DNG Batch Converter only show 0 frames but it works good... This 2 MLV's files i recorded with the latest build for the 7D... tomorrow i will record more and test more accurate and post here =))
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 04, 2014, 01:19:45 AM
It's a small file, i open with MLVViewSharp and it's the same, it say "this particular frame is not part of the footage, maybe some chunks are missing? "  but then i open other mlv file in MLVViewSharp and work good, then open the same file that didn't show the number of frames and it shows... 150 frames. With MLV to DNG Batch Converter only show 0 frames but it works good... This 2 MLV's files i recorded with the latest build for the 7D... tomorrow i will record more and test more accurate and post here =))

Whoa.. very confusing! The file header is supposed to have the values fixed at the exact same bytes. For instance, byte number 18th SHOULD always be the frame count.. please let me know if it happens again! For example if this happens with the frame rate then the proxy creation will get an error... :S Me I have 55 mlv files (short ones) and they are all fine.. Wait for your results tomorrow! :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 04, 2014, 01:26:08 AM

I think the frame rate is ok, just the frame numbers and the conversion works good... but like i said i think is from the new build or some error in the MLV tomorrow will check better. For sure is nothing from the app =))
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on February 04, 2014, 01:26:13 AM
tony,

just a suggestion, I'm not sure if others find it ok but I find it counter intuitive if When I choose the source folder the app also looks into SUB folders for MLV files and checks them by default.
Maybe just the root folder and show the sub folders but not selected the mlv in them by default as it could have been done so in purpose to "hide" it and for workflow purposes.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 04, 2014, 01:34:25 AM
tony,

just a suggestion, I'm not sure if others find it ok but I find it counter intuitive if When I choose the source folder the app also looks into SUB folders for MLV files and checks them by default.
Maybe just the root folder and show the sub folders but not selected the mlv in them by default as it could have been done so in purpose to "hide" it and for workflow purposes.

Hey ted, I think it's a GREAT feature, when you have a project, you always separate in folders: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 | Camera A - Camera B | Card 1 - Card 2 - Card 3 | And then the files... For this scenario the option is heaven, cause you dont have to manually add every single folder. I just didnt asume anyone had subfolders where they store their mlv files. But yes, could be added as an option, very easy, to choose to look for subfolder recursively.. I think it'll be better. Thanks!!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on February 04, 2014, 01:40:01 AM
Thanks for giving me the scenario its being used. I agree it would be useful that way. Just a request to add a button to "Include Subfolder[ ]" checkbox might be helpful. But if its  difficult its ok.

Your app is already very helpful to the MLV workflow.

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 04, 2014, 04:42:06 AM
tony, v 1.5 works for me; thanks so much!
As far as metadata, in addition to what you already have, it would be helpful to see the lens name and aperture and focal length and shutter speed and ISO. I see those when I play an mlv in MLVViewSharp; not sure if they are from the current frame being played, but for me seeing those for even just the first frame of the mlv would be helpful. Any way you could make that available would be great, whether out front or accessed through a button or any other way.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: kgv5 on February 04, 2014, 05:54:00 AM
tonybeccar,
is it possible to implement your app somehow could reckon if mlv (or DNGs after unpacking) are dual iso or not and give some tag to the folder name? (is such an info in metadata?) After processing it would be easier to just quickly pick those folders and pass them to other app for dual iso processing  (at least unless your app is doing that yet:)?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 04, 2014, 07:18:28 AM
When I make proxies ("Prores Proxy" "Scale to 1080p") the proxies get dupe frames so they end up longer than the original dng sequence (and are out of sync with the sequence). At least, that's what it looks like in After Effects.

Edit: Looking at it in Premiere, I see that the main thing is that there is a dupe frame at the start of the clip (sometimes some garbage frames at the end of the clip but they don't matter since they can be trimmed).
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 04, 2014, 04:03:42 PM
tony, v 1.5 works for me; thanks so much!
As far as metadata, in addition to what you already have, it would be helpful to see the lens name and aperture and focal length and shutter speed and ISO. I see those when I play an mlv in MLVViewSharp; not sure if they are from the current frame being played, but for me seeing those for even just the first frame of the mlv would be helpful. Any way you could make that available would be great, whether out front or accessed through a button or any other way.

Yes indeed! Via an info button, a screen will popup and show the info.. at least for now..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 04, 2014, 04:05:03 PM
tonybeccar,
is it possible to implement your app somehow could reckon if mlv (or DNGs after unpacking) are dual iso or not and give some tag to the folder name? (is such an info in metadata?) After processing it would be easier to just quickly pick those folders and pass them to other app for dual iso processing  (at least unless your app is doing that yet:)?

I think it could be possible. As I have a 7D, I am not able to record dual iso video. But if you could send me via wetransfer a short dual iso clip and show me how is the actual workflow.. I could be able to implement it! But truth is I have no idea how it is now...

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 04, 2014, 04:06:36 PM
When I make proxies ("Prores Proxy" "Scale to 1080p") the proxies get dupe frames so they end up longer than the original dng sequence (and are out of sync with the sequence). At least, that's what it looks like in After Effects.

Edit: Looking at it in Premiere, I see that the main thing is that there is a dupe frame at the start of the clip (sometimes some garbage frames at the end of the clip but they don't matter since they can be trimmed).

By dupe frames you mean black frames? At the beginning or end? What's happening is that I'm not yet sure how to get the audio in sync (it's not right?) I know there's a tag that is "AudioCount", but I guess I'll have to investigate it a little more.. will fix it in the next version!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 04, 2014, 04:24:18 PM
"By dupe frames you mean black frames?"
In the proxy video, the first frame of the sequence is duplicated so it appears twice at the beginning. This makes the proxy 1 frame out of sync with the dng sequence.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 04, 2014, 04:44:32 PM
"By dupe frames you mean black frames?"
In the proxy video, the first frame of the sequence is duplicated so it appears twice at the beginning. This makes the proxy 1 frame out of sync with the dng sequence.

Whoa, ok, what could be happening then.. :S So, you tested a video with someone talking and it is IN sync? (despite the 1 frame disorder)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 04, 2014, 05:14:54 PM
"So, you tested a video with someone talking and it is IN sync?"
I haven't gotten that far; I'll check audio sync when I'm back at my workstation.
But that would be a separate question, I think. Ideally we would want the proxy to be in sync with the video it is being substituted for, so that we can edit the proxy and then swap in the best quality video for final render. Not that there aren't possible workarounds, but if the proxy matched the original video frame for frame, that would be best.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 04, 2014, 07:20:47 PM
I have record some new clips and everything work good. The frames numbers are correct and are showing. For sure that yesterday it was from the mlv file some kind of error. Today with the new clips everything went alright. THANKS =))


Can you tell technical what is the different from Normal/Lossless/Lossy ?

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Canon eos m on February 04, 2014, 08:01:22 PM

Can you tell technical what is the different from Normal/Lossless/Lossy ?

http://www.larryjordan.biz/picking-the-right-version-of-prores/


When I convert mlv to any version of prores using mlv converter 1.5 there is a constant changing of exposure.
The original footage does not have this issue.
Is it because I am running prores on a windows machine?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 04, 2014, 08:16:15 PM

Thanks for the link Canon eos m  =))  It's good reading, thanks for post the link indeed good reading... but i think wend you only convert from MLV to DNG the normal/lossless and lossy don't have nothing to do with prores, or have it?

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Canon eos m on February 04, 2014, 08:34:13 PM
No link. MLV to DNG is just one form factor of RAW to another - DNG is the Adobe version of watered down RAW with same attributes but a smaller container size. The prores is a codec and the options range from proxy to 4444 (with increase in quality as you move towards 4444 but with heavier files).

In conclusion, DNG is pure RAW, prores is RAW like if you use the 4444 (lossless) which you can do in post. Another difference is the you cannot control the White Balance of a 4444 video whereas you can for a DNG file. So, be careful, 4444 should be brought in only at the time of final render.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 04, 2014, 10:52:23 PM
Yes, in v1.5 the video brightness changes.. it is a bug of dcraw, I already fixed it and will upload soon. Thing is i need another debayer, because the only way I could fix it is to bring the overall image down in brightness.. (see dcraw: Highlights=clip, unclip, blend, rebuild).

Difference between normal, lossy, lossless: Well, adobe dng converter compresses the dngs you just made, "normal" is NO compression at all, will skip the process. Lossless compresses i think to a half of the size, no loss of bata. Lossy compresses up to one quarter of the size. It's supposed to be lossy convertion, but I did tests and it is the same, and the saved disk space is HUGE. Look it up in google, I think there are some pixel peepers talking about it.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 04, 2014, 11:04:49 PM

Thanks Canon eos  =))  but dng is different.

Yes, will look in google, i have try the 3 options... i just see difference in size of each dng, in quality of image i didn't notice difference but for sure there will be some.  Thanks Tony =))
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ProgenyLab on February 04, 2014, 11:24:50 PM
Hi Tony,
I noticed that when applying an ACR preset in 1.5, it only gets applied to the first dng of the sequence.  Also, is it possible to write the fps into the dng metadata somewhere?  I couldn't find it.

Thanks for this very useful app!!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 05, 2014, 01:16:42 AM
V1.6 OUT!

- Added an INFO button, in which shows camera info (focal length, shutter speed, apperture and iso) and a THUMBNAIL!!!
- Fixed some little interface issues.
- Proxy flickering fixed. (now the image is darker though)

YOU'LL HAVE TO DOWNLOAD IRFANVIEW: http://www.irfanview.com/  (maybe download the plugins too)
Sorry, it won't read the dng's unless you install it :S, couldn't make it work as standalone... will see about that.

Known "bug" on the thumbnails: It works good, you can scrub the queue and it will update the info. Now the tricky part: the thumbnail generation is SLOW, so, if you change your selection before the image is loaded, it will show a "No image" sign, you just have to refresh that item. Thing is, when you scrubbed to another item, the thumbnail was STILL loading the previous one... so I put the message "no image", instead of showing a mismatched thumbnail. Will have to think how can I fix that...

Another "bug", if you input settings like "name" and "take" in your MLV configuration (in camera), then the INFO will not be displayed correctly, it will display crazy numbers. That's because by adding that information, the bytes in the file shift, so you don't have them in the same place, a bit absurd really... oh well, will have to find a fix for that too!

Enjoy! More will follow...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 05, 2014, 01:22:04 AM
Hi Tony,
I noticed that when applying an ACR preset in 1.5, it only gets applied to the first dng of the sequence.  Also, is it possible to write the fps into the dng metadata somewhere?  I couldn't find it.

Thanks for this very useful app!!

Yes indeed, it's for when you open the sequence in after effects. If you open in Bridge, it will be shown on the first one also, you can open all and then hit "synchronize". But it would be ridiculous to make an .xmp for every single frame.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on February 05, 2014, 01:39:00 AM
I love the improvements Tony!

Can I suggest the app delete the thumbs in the thumbs folder when you close the app? It can accumulate to a big size in the long run. ;)

Or perhaps direct the thumb generation to the destination folder of the file concerned? That way the user will always be able to keep track of all the elements of his files.
Right now there is a tendency for those thumbnails to be forgotten and the app folder to grow bigger in time.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 05, 2014, 03:26:53 AM
I love the improvements Tony!

Can I suggest the app delete the thumbs in the thumbs folder when you close the app? It can accumulate to a big size in the long run. ;)

Or perhaps direct the thumb generation to the destination folder of the file concerned? That way the user will always be able to keep track of all the elements of his files.
Right now there is a tendency for those thumbnails to be forgotten and the app folder to grow bigger in time.

Hehe, dont worry. I'm thinking of them being deleted when you close the app, or when they reach 1gb for example.. giving that they are SO slow to generate... or maye an option to erase them... we'll see! :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 05, 2014, 05:03:39 AM
Thanks for the new metadata; very helpful!

As far as the proxy sync issue, I haven't determined yet if the sound is in sync or not for the mov files; it's hard to tell because they are only off by one frame (from the dng sequence). I can probably chop that first frame (the dupe) off somehow before editing it, but if you can figure out why the extra frame is getting tacked on the beginning of the proxy files, that would be even better.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Arthur Rambo on February 05, 2014, 01:35:37 PM
Thanks again for this 1.6 version Tony !
I haven't figured out how to optimize my editing workflow for now. But as I understand it, I will have to deal with proxies in AE.
Have you planned to implement batch process .avi proxies in future versions ?
Or in other words : what is the best proxies format for AE ?
I have searched but it seems you can't import DNG sequence within Premiere, and that is a real pain...
Samuel
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 05, 2014, 03:25:30 PM
Thanks again for this 1.6 version Tony !
I haven't figured out how to optimize my editing workflow for now. But as I understand it, I will have to deal with proxies in AE.
Have you planned to implement batch process .avi proxies in future versions ?
Or in other words : what is the best proxies format for AE ?
I have searched but it seems you can't import DNG sequence within Premiere, and that is a real pain...
Samuel

Yeah workflow's a bitch. Still haven't determined mine either. The codec I use in AE in Windows in Grass Valley Canopus, because dnxhd doesn't let me export in 2.35:1. And when I buy Edius I'm moving towards there anyway... So as far as .avi goes, what codec do you want???
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 05, 2014, 03:26:07 PM
Thanks for the new metadata; very helpful!

As far as the proxy sync issue, I haven't determined yet if the sound is in sync or not for the mov files; it's hard to tell because they are only off by one frame (from the dng sequence). I can probably chop that first frame (the dupe) off somehow before editing it, but if you can figure out why the extra frame is getting tacked on the beginning of the proxy files, that would be even better.

So, you tested with someone walking and it "appears" to be in sync? That's what I was asking.. sorry..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 05, 2014, 05:06:22 PM
So, you tested with someone walking and it "appears" to be in sync? That's what I was asking.. sorry..

Yes, the audio is pretty much in sync, but as I said if it's off by 1 frame it would be hard for me to tell.

The proxy is definitely off by one frame (visually) from the dng sequence however, because of the extra frame at the beginning, which makes editing with the proxies problematic if you want frame-accurate edits.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Arthur Rambo on February 05, 2014, 05:36:57 PM
When I create proxies in AE, it exports them in .avi, that the reason why I was wondering if it would be better to do that as well within your application...

But now that I think about it, maybe it would me wiser to create proxies with AE after adjusting the dng sequences with Adobe Camera Raw beforehand.
Then import all that in Premiere, and do the edition there...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: jayzed on February 05, 2014, 05:57:13 PM
This is probably not going to be possible, given that the codec needs to be purchased but as you're asking for AVI codecs - Cineform. I love the active metadata feature - Cineform RAW would be heaven.

Rawanizer works with Cineform but I've not been able to get the Cineform transcode working on my machine (I'm long overdue a rebuild) and, at last check, Rawanizer didn't handle MLV or audio.

Saying that, I've not used CF as much since the birth of RAW as I've been using ACR for much the same purpose - an active basic grade. However, I only work on short sequences so I'm fine loading RAW into After Effects and either rendering from there or transcoding to Cineform for use elsewhere.

Anyway, please don't consider this a moan or a begging letter. I really love this tool and have moved over completely to MLV (with audio) since starting to use it.

Downloading version 1.6 now.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 05, 2014, 11:18:00 PM
It SUCKS that first you have to convert to TIFF in order to create a proxy, ffmpeg doesnt support it. Does anyone know a workaround? For now DCRAW is debayering the dng's into heavy tiffs. IT IS SLOW!

This are the parameters of dcraw that I'm using for now:

dcraw -v -w -H 0 -6 -T IMPUTFILE

I understand it has LOTS of options, can anyone point me in a better direction? I notice a color shift with the proxies. I dont know if I'm gonna add a dcraw section, the point of this program is to keep it user friendly and not "hackish" or complicated. The user must have a complete NON understanding of these complicated procedures and still be able to get the footage processed!

So maybe it is slow because of some of the parameters?

tony, I did a little reading on dcraw. I don't know if you've seen this:
http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/dcraw.1.html (http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/dcraw.1.html)

Based on the above, my suggestions to maybe speed up proxy creation process:
~ Make 8 bit tiffs instead of 16 (drop the -6)?
~ Eliminate metadata in tiffs (drop the -T)?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: SteveScout on February 05, 2014, 11:33:52 PM
Tony, you said above that you´re using the Canopus Codec instead of DNxHd in After Effects. Question - can you export in 16bit in it? Because by standard you cannot export more than 8bit ("millions of colors") into that codec, the wrapper (QT or AVI) does not matter. There was an article once online where they described what text setting for AE´s file formats to change to allow "16bit / trillions of colors" exporting, but I never found out how.

So in case you´re "just" exporting millions of colors, be aware that you´re not getting the full information (no matter if you´re using a log curve or not) from the DNG file as it converts down to 8bit.

cheers,
Steffen
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 05, 2014, 11:52:52 PM
Tony, you said above that you´re using the Canopus Codec instead of DNxHd in After Effects. Question - can you export in 16bit in it? Because by standard you cannot export more than 8bit ("millions of colors") into that codec, the wrapper (QT or AVI) does not matter. There was an article once online where they described what text setting for AE´s file formats to change to allow "16bit / trillions of colors" exporting, but I never found out how.

So in case you´re "just" exporting millions of colors, be aware that you´re not getting the full information (no matter if you´re using a log curve or not) from the DNG file as it converts down to 8bit.

cheers,
Steffen

Hiya! Grass valley has 2 codecs, Canopus HQ or Canopus HQX, the first one is 8bit and the other one is 10bit, I always use the second one. And if you use AVI instead of MOV, you have Canopus Lossless, but the sizes are HUGE. Always use the HQX with AVI form.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 05, 2014, 11:54:52 PM
tony, I did a little reading on dcraw. I don't know if you've seen this:
http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/dcraw.1.html (http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/dcraw.1.html)

Based on the above, my suggestions to maybe speed up proxy creation process:
~ Make 8 bit tiffs instead of 16 (drop the -6)?
~ Eliminate metadata in tiffs (drop the -T)?

Mmmmmh.. I don't know.. I dont want to drop the quality until I pass down ffmpeg.. since it's acting as a debayer shouldnt we use the full bit depth? Well really I am not sure.. and the -T is for creating tiffs instead of ppm.. don't know about the metadata... anyway gonna research on Ufraw, to see if its better and faster... when is ffmpeg gonna support DNGs?!?!?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 05, 2014, 11:56:24 PM
This is probably not going to be possible, given that the codec needs to be purchased but as you're asking for AVI codecs - Cineform. I love the active metadata feature - Cineform RAW would be heaven.

Rawanizer works with Cineform but I've not been able to get the Cineform transcode working on my machine (I'm long overdue a rebuild) and, at last check, Rawanizer didn't handle MLV or audio.

Saying that, I've not used CF as much since the birth of RAW as I've been using ACR for much the same purpose - an active basic grade. However, I only work on short sequences so I'm fine loading RAW into After Effects and either rendering from there or transcoding to Cineform for use elsewhere.

Anyway, please don't consider this a moan or a begging letter. I really love this tool and have moved over completely to MLV (with audio) since starting to use it.

Downloading version 1.6 now.

I once used cineform.. and didnt like it one bit.. i dont know if I made some sort of mistake, but it downgraded the quality by a LOT... so never used it again.. also it messed up my system's codecs.. :S. But it's not hard at all to implement.. could give it a try even.. we'll see.. there are other priorities on the program right now, such as individual progress...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 05, 2014, 11:57:44 PM
Yes, the audio is pretty much in sync, but as I said if it's off by 1 frame it would be hard for me to tell.

The proxy is definitely off by one frame (visually) from the dng sequence however, because of the extra frame at the beginning, which makes editing with the proxies problematic if you want frame-accurate edits.

Ok great, will do some tests with speech myself also.. still a bit iffy on thw workflows myself.. th TIFF thing takes too long for making a proxy! :S
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 06, 2014, 12:05:01 AM
Mmmmmh.. I don't know.. I dont want to drop the quality until I pass down ffmpeg.. since it's acting as a debayer shouldnt we use the full bit depth? Well really I am not sure.. and the -T is for creating tiffs instead of ppm.. don't know about the metadata... anyway gonna research on Ufraw, to see if its better and faster... when is ffmpeg gonna support DNGs?!?!?

You're right, I didn't notice that -T indicates tiff output!

As far as bit depth, we're talking about proxies here, which won't be used for final output, so do we really need 16 bits? Don't know whether using 8 would speed the tiff creation or not though.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 06, 2014, 12:13:49 AM

If you use a "proxy" of prores 444, is very good for final result/output.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 06, 2014, 01:42:40 AM
If you use a "proxy" of prores 444, is very good for final result/output.

That's true, but I'm planning to use the dngs for final render. I will use proxies just for editing (and after all, that's what the word "proxy" implies).

I guess you're right though; some people will want high quality "proxies" to use for final render, so I guess the intermediate tiffs need to be high quality.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 06, 2014, 05:57:10 AM
I did some more testing and found:

1. My proxies are adding duplicate frames but also are dropping frames and are ending up shorter than the dng sequence.

2. The audio in the proxy mov files is out of sync. The audio is the correct length but the video part is too short. The difference is made up by black frames at the end.

3. The dng sequence and the wav file are exactly in sync.

4. The shortening of the video in the proxy mov files is just the same as if they were assumed to be 25 fps (in actuality my videos were shot at 23.976 fps).

Reading here:

http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html#Stream-specifiers-1 (http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html#Stream-specifiers-1)

I see some information about frame rates which may be helpful.

Edit: Here is something I found somewhere else which might be applicable (a solution to someone else's problem):

"An image sequence is assumed to be 25 frames per second.  Your command line requests 23.976 frames per second output.  So FFmpeg drops frames from your
video to achieve the requested frame rate.

I think you need to put the "-r 23.976" in front of the "-i".  Options that describe the input file must be given before the "-i" on the command line. "

Edit 2: Also, here are the command lines that Rawanizer uses to make proxies:

-threads 8 -r {InputVideoFps} -i "{InputVideoName}" -i "{InputAudioName}" -strict experimental -vcodec prores -pix_fmt yuv444p10 -s 1920x1080 {Parameters} "{OutputVideoName}.mov"
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: CoresNZ on February 06, 2014, 11:06:13 AM
Nice job on the converter!

It's really nice to be able to spit .dngs and .wav files out through a nice GUI like this.
And the real time preview window for playback of .mlv files is great!
 
The only problems I'm having with it after using it for a couple of days are the output naming options. They are a bit limited and force me to end up with files that have way more information than I want to look at. If you could add check boxes to turn on and off all the prefix and numbering tags individually then people could customize the output however they desired.

I personally prefer to have a nice short - camera number_shot number_frame number

Currently the best I can get is this "MLV_A001_001_C00001_f000000.dng"

What I'd like is something more like this "A_001_0000.dng"

The only other thing is the progress bar, Which seem to only update at the end of converting each .mlv file? and calculates the percentage based on the number of clips done rather than the number of total frames?

I only tend to dump .dngs rather than create proxys so a percentage of total frames dumped would be more useful to see for an honest progress bar.

Oh one other thing, is it possible to get the audio to play in the preview player? doesn't seem to work for me at the moment.

Look forward to the future releases, Keep up the great work mate!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 06, 2014, 03:17:14 PM
I did some more testing and found:

1. My proxies are adding duplicate frames but also are dropping frames and are ending up shorter than the dng sequence.

2. The audio in the proxy mov files is out of sync. The audio is the correct length but the video part is too short. The difference is made up by black frames at the end.

3. The dng sequence and the wav file are exactly in sync.

4. The shortening of the video in the proxy mov files is just the same as if they were assumed to be 25 fps (in actuality my videos were shot at 23.976 fps).

Reading here:

http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html#Stream-specifiers-1 (http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html#Stream-specifiers-1)

I see some information about frame rates which may be helpful.

Edit: Here is something I found somewhere else which might be applicable (a solution to someone else's problem):

"An image sequence is assumed to be 25 frames per second.  Your command line requests 23.976 frames per second output.  So FFmpeg drops frames from your
video to achieve the requested frame rate.

I think you need to put the "-r 23.976" in front of the "-i".  Options that describe the input file must be given before the "-i" on the command line. "

Edit 2: Also, here are the command lines that Rawanizer uses to make proxies:

-threads 8 -r {InputVideoFps} -i "{InputVideoName}" -i "{InputAudioName}" -strict experimental -vcodec prores -pix_fmt yuv444p10 -s 1920x1080 {Parameters} "{OutputVideoName}.mov"

Hey Frank.. I'm sorry I did not do a lot of testing for the proxies, I just assumed if you did a simple command to the dngs it will be ok. Just so you know.. of course it detects your framerate, i have the option -r "videoFPS", it is not at the front like rawanizer.. would that change anything???? Does your proxy say 25fps? But anyway.. there must be other parameters to look at.. and the rawanizer line was for .RAW files, no audio involved here.. and so new troubles arise! Will look into it.. Thanks!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 06, 2014, 03:21:44 PM
Nice job on the converter!

It's really nice to be able to spit .dngs and .wav files out through a nice GUI like this.
And the real time preview window for playback of .mlv files is great!
 
The only problems I'm having with it after using it for a couple of days are the output naming options. They are a bit limited and force me to end up with files that have way more information than I want to look at. If you could add check boxes to turn on and off all the prefix and numbering tags individually then people could customize the output however they desired.

I personally prefer to have a nice short - camera number_shot number_frame number

Currently the best I can get is this "MLV_A001_001_C00001_f000000.dng"

What I'd like is something more like this "A_001_0000.dng"

The only other thing is the progress bar, Which seem to only update at the end of converting each .mlv file? and calculates the percentage based on the number of clips done rather than the number of total frames?

I only tend to dump .dngs rather than create proxys so a percentage of total frames dumped would be more useful to see for an honest progress bar.

Oh one other thing, is it possible to get the audio to play in the preview player? doesn't seem to work for me at the moment.

Look forward to the future releases, Keep up the great work mate!

Hey man! About the naming.. I'm trying to force the program to have a standard naming.. which I think is very good.. it takes the model naming of r3d files and blackmagic.. it shows you vital information, and it is minimalistic! On the other hand, I dont suggest you to rename your original MLV files.. :S, in fact you are adding a sequential number, and that's what the clip does.. "C"(clip)00001. Just so you know the naming:

MLV_A001_241238_C00001 = (magiclanternvideo)_(cameraid)_(card1)_(originalfilename)_(uniqueclipnumber)

I guess obviously I can make an option to turn it off.. for sure i'll never use it.. but I suggest you keep the originalfilenames.. you can end up with duplicates or later having trouble tracking sth down!

Oh and regarding progress bar, believe me it's on my top priorities! But it is hard to implement.. making progress though.. will be soon!

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 06, 2014, 04:19:36 PM
Hey Frank.. I'm sorry I did not do a lot of testing for the proxies, I just assumed if you did a simple command to the dngs it will be ok. Just so you know.. of course it detects your framerate, i have the option -r "videoFPS", it is not at the front like rawanizer.. would that change anything???? Does your proxy say 25fps? But anyway.. there must be other parameters to look at.. and the rawanizer line was for .RAW files, no audio involved here.. and so new troubles arise! Will look into it.. Thanks!

Hi Tony, according to the one solution I found (quoted in my last post), you need to put the input frame rate at the front. Otherwise, ffmpeg assumes a 25fps input rate (because it's an image sequence) and drops (or adds) frames to match the 23.976fps (or whatever you request) output rate. Not sure if you need to put the output rate also or not (I'm guessing not).
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: SteveScout on February 06, 2014, 04:51:31 PM
Hi, Tony!

I know about the two codecs .. but do ANY of those two codecs show the possibility in AE to show "trillions of colors" for you? Because standard is "millions of colors" - and this is only 8bit. Even if you have the 10bit version of that codec, as long as "millions of colors" is the only possible selection, it will store 8bit content in this 10bit codec which reduces it to 8but. DNxHD can be switched to 16bit through its quicktime wrapper.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 06, 2014, 06:03:51 PM
Hi Tony, according to the one solution I found (quoted in my last post), you need to put the input frame rate at the front. Otherwise, ffmpeg assumes a 25fps input rate (because it's an image sequence) and drops (or adds) frames to match the 23.976fps (or whatever you request) output rate. Not sure if you need to put the output rate also or not (I'm guessing not).

Alright then, will try! Thanks man! ;)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: CITY-U1001 on February 06, 2014, 07:10:16 PM
not work on windows xp   ::)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: joaomoutinho on February 06, 2014, 10:31:04 PM
Hello guys,

Just installed the latest TragicLantern and I was messing around with the MLV.  I made 3 clips, using my 50D, its +/- 10gb each. 

Got to the MLV CONVERTER 1.6 and it took about 2hours to process the data. Is this normal to take this much time? Can I do anything to accelerate this process? Ah, and another issue, it didnt made the PROXYs.

Anyone experienced this issues? Can I do something to make this work better?

Thank you guys
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Arthur Rambo on February 06, 2014, 11:10:54 PM
Hi,
Just batch converted 75 Go of mlv files in around 3 hours on a HP pavilion laptop.
It works like a charm !
Sam
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: SteveScout on February 07, 2014, 12:54:17 AM
Anyone experienced this issues? Can I do something to make this work better?

Hi, Joaomoutinho,

the app´s speed is just fine. There is no real magic done to it, there is no real processor power etc. (debayering happens at a later stage), the only action which is done is "extracting" the DNG files out of the MLV (or the raw on other apps) file. No conversion or anything.  So the only thing that really counts is - drive speed!

If you had the MLVs on an internal RAID or SSD drive and would write to that drive as well - take a look. It´s fast as lightning. But normally you can´t store so much stuff internally, so it all comes from the CF cards itself or external harddrives. If you read the MLVs from an attached USB 3.0 drive (or E-SATA/Firewire800) and DON`T store the DNGs on the same drive it should be really fast. If the stuff´s read via USB 2.0 - then yes .. it takes a lot of time.

Steffen
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 07, 2014, 01:00:05 AM
Ah, and another issue, it didnt made the PROXYs.

Are you SURE? Checked the folder you selected? Has at least one setting? Can you tell us a bit more? :S OS version? It should work well really...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Canon eos m on February 07, 2014, 02:00:12 AM
Hi Tony, Thank you again for the wonderful software. I too have speed issues, since it takes more than 30 minutes to process a 300 - 500 frame mlv video.

Questions:

1. Any advice on the speed up - I use Windows 8, NIVDIA graphics TI660i, 32GB RAM, internal and additional internal SSD and 7200RPM external HDD's
2. The proxies are too dark after extracting - I recall you explaining why. Is there anything that can be done is post. I have tried but trying to recover the blacks / shadows doesn't appear to work best. Could there be something wrong with my workflow - Proxies (or DNG extractions), move to AE CC and color correct (neat video plugin if the video is grainy), move to PPRO CC and edit footage, move to AE CC to render. 
3. Lastly, is it possible to somehow mention the choice of prores (proxy to 4444) used in the file name or metadata encoding. I try to keep track but miss out sometimes.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 07, 2014, 02:22:56 AM
Are you SURE? Checked the folder you selected? Has at least one setting? Can you tell us a bit more? :S OS version? It should work well really...
I am also not getting any proxies in the folder I made and specified. I have tried diff types, 444, HQ...  I use Windows 7 with all the updates and latest drivers.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 07, 2014, 05:30:29 AM
V 1.7 !!!

- INDIVIDUAL PROGRESS!!!!!!!!!!! damn it was hard... all except the ffmpeg part of the proxies.. still have to figure that one :/
- FASTER thumbnails!
- Fixed info panel, and status moved to status bar
- Temporary fix to the "No image" "bug". It can happen only if you scrub reeeeally fast.
- Put the "-r FRAMERATE" on the beginning now... check if it drops frames now...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/se3a5ipf6d337rh/MLV%20Converter%201.7.zip

Will continue on the next few days...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 07, 2014, 05:31:39 AM
I am also not getting any proxies in the folder I made and specified. I have tried diff types, 444, HQ...  I use Windows 7 with all the updates and latest drivers.

My god that sucks... I wonder whats going on with ffmpeg.. did you move any files inside the program folder???? There's no apparent reason why it shouldnt be working :S, it just skips the process?? No error? No nothing?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 07, 2014, 05:33:33 AM
Hi Tony, Thank you again for the wonderful software. I too have speed issues, since it takes more than 30 minutes to process a 300 - 500 frame mlv video.

Questions:

1. Any advice on the speed up - I use Windows 8, NIVDIA graphics TI660i, 32GB RAM, internal and additional internal SSD and 7200RPM external HDD's
2. The proxies are too dark after extracting - I recall you explaining why. Is there anything that can be done is post. I have tried but trying to recover the blacks / shadows doesn't appear to work best. Could there be something wrong with my workflow - Proxies (or DNG extractions), move to AE CC and color correct (neat video plugin if the video is grainy), move to PPRO CC and edit footage, move to AE CC to render. 
3. Lastly, is it possible to somehow mention the choice of prores (proxy to 4444) used in the file name or metadata encoding. I try to keep track but miss out sometimes.

Congrats on the PC, wishing to have something similar to that hehe... mm, i dont know really, gonna investigate that later.. regarding the extraction of DNG files i guess you should speek to g33g0 to speed the program up.. or make it use all cores/threads and all the power of the cpu.. it only uses 30% on mine...

And proxies.. I am gonna investigate another debayer.. or different settings on this one.. it is dark now cause with the other settings it flickered... gonna try and apply some gamma curve or sth.. or use ufraw...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: joaomoutinho on February 07, 2014, 12:46:48 PM
Are you SURE? Checked the folder you selected? Has at least one setting? Can you tell us a bit more? :S OS version? It should work well really...

I am running a win 7 64Bit  with i7processor and 1tbHDD.

I put everything as it should be. The Conversion of MLV to DNG takes some time (i still do not know how can I improve this time, because it is a killer in the workflow :(  )

and it does not make any proxies at all!

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Malex on February 07, 2014, 01:40:14 PM
Hi Tony, Thanx a lot for making MLV converter, I have read through the 6 pages, and it's cool to see how dedicated you are doing this and updating it like you do! Thumbs up!

I just downloaded it and tested it, my 2 cents:

- the UI is cool, it could maybe benefit from a drag&drop feature (though it's cool that we can save the settings).

- the naming is nice but I have to agree with CoresNZ, it's a bit long.

MLV_PROJECT_A001_280508_C00009_f000000.dng
could become
PROJECT_A1_280508_C00009_f00000.dng

taking away the MLV, and 2 digits off of the card number since nobody got more than 9 CF x1000 (or maybe just take off 1 digit), and 1 digit off the frame number since 34560 frames is 24 minutes of RAW 1080p 24fps. (it's around the max possible with a 128Go).

- proxies don't work for me too. (v1.7)
I got some errors sometimes, check here : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478549/proxie%20error.txt

- the overall processing is slow, but like you said it has nothing to do with you. I checked the task manager while converting, and none of the app used in the process uses hyperthreading or multicore:
I have 4 core cpu with hyperthreading and I get this :
Dcraw used 13% max of my CPU
Adobe dng converter : 7%
mlv_dump : 11%
I didn't see ffmpeg
hopefully mlv_dump will get faster in the future.

- the .dng don't open at all in Premiere.
Before trying out .mlv I was using raw_rec and I was using raw2cdng.1.4.8.exe to convert the RAW to .dng and since the update of Premiere 7.1 in november it can import .dng, but we all had a pink cast over our footage!! (because adobe only bothered importing well the .dng coming out of the BMCC)
So chmee from this thread make a fix to take away that pink cast and it works fine now, he called it partymode, check it here: http://www.phreekz.de/wordpress/2013/06/magiclantern-raw2cdng-cinema-dng/

the thread is here : http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5618.375

It would be great if MLV converter could have a similar partymode/Premiere checkbox as an option for those who wants to go directly in Premiere. Maybe you could check with Chmee how he did it in his raw2cdng ?
here are some of my .dng with that partymode : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478549/140128_1211_M281211H.rar

My DNG workflow would be :
1- MLV converter (Loseless, ACR profile/LUT)
2- Premiere import DNG & wav
3- Speedgrade
4- Premiere render

Or Prores 4444 workflow :
1- MLV converter
   Prores 4444 export only (delete the DNG).
   embedded sync with audio
2- Premiere import
3- Speedgrade
4- Premiere render

About Dual-iso, I'll be happy to send you some MLV files done with Dualiso if you want to check that out.

Thanx again.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 07, 2014, 04:13:56 PM
Hi Tony, Thanx a lot for making MLV converter, I have read through the 6 pages, and it's cool to see how dedicated you are doing this and updating it like you do! Thumbs up!

I just downloaded it and tested it, my 2 cents:

- the UI is cool, it could maybe benefit from a drag&drop feature (though it's cool that we can save the settings).

- the naming is nice but I have to agree with CoresNZ, it's a bit long.

MLV_PROJECT_A001_280508_C00009_f000000.dng
could become
PROJECT_A1_280508_C00009_f00000.dng

taking away the MLV, and 2 digits off of the card number since nobody got more than 9 CF x1000 (or maybe just take off 1 digit), and 1 digit off the frame number since 34560 frames is 24 minutes of RAW 1080p 24fps. (it's around the max possible with a 128Go).

- proxies don't work for me too. (v1.7)
I got some errors sometimes, check here : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478549/proxie%20error.txt

- the overall processing is slow, but like you said it has nothing to do with you. I checked the task manager while converting, and none of the app used in the process uses hyperthreading or multicore:
I have 4 core cpu with hyperthreading and I get this :
Dcraw used 13% max of my CPU
Adobe dng converter : 7%
mlv_dump : 11%
I didn't see ffmpeg
hopefully mlv_dump will get faster in the future.

- the .dng don't open at all in Premiere.
Before trying out .mlv I was using raw_rec and I was using raw2cdng.1.4.8.exe to convert the RAW to .dng and since the update of Premiere 7.1 in november it can import .dng, but we all had a pink cast over our footage!! (because adobe only bothered importing well the .dng coming out of the BMCC)
So chmee from this thread make a fix to take away that pink cast and it works fine now, he called it partymode, check it here: http://www.phreekz.de/wordpress/2013/06/magiclantern-raw2cdng-cinema-dng/

the thread is here : http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5618.375

It would be great if MLV converter could have a similar partymode/Premiere checkbox as an option for those who wants to go directly in Premiere. Maybe you could check with Chmee how he did it in his raw2cdng ?
here are some of my .dng with that partymode : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478549/140128_1211_M281211H.rar

My DNG workflow would be :
1- MLV converter (Loseless, ACR profile/LUT)
2- Premiere import DNG & wav
3- Speedgrade
4- Premiere render

Or Prores 4444 workflow :
1- MLV converter
   Prores 4444 export only (delete the DNG).
   embedded sync with audio
2- Premiere import
3- Speedgrade
4- Premiere render

About Dual-iso, I'll be happy to send you some MLV files done with Dualiso if you want to check that out.

Thanx again.

It's also very nice to see a dedicated person as yourself!!! Thanks so much for the info and the files, I'm looking at them now..

Sorry about the error, discovered it last night after uploading.. it does not kill your process luckily, you can click continue. The progressbar value exceeds 100% IF you have only 1 proxy on the queue. (hehe, nothing is as simple here as it looks like)

Regarding the naming option... the card number increases for ALL your cards in the project, so if in day 01 you have 9 cards, and in the other, 6, it's a total of 15 cards.. A015. I am planning on including an automatic camera identifier based on serial numbers.. should be cool! And, the prefix, you can take it off!! Just delete it and use the project name instead, or backwards.. the mandatory fields are camera, card and clip.. and original name (formatted to be cleaner).. But I am gonna include a checkbox to disable naming.. But right now you can get very close to what you're saying! And you say to take 1 digit off the frames? What about a 128gig in 2.35:1? or a 256gig? I think those work in 5D3.. don't wanna take the chance really.. i think it's unnecessary for a 0 you are never gonna see cause it's on the dng file, you only look at the folders right???

So, premiere only supports CinemaDNGs? No common DNGs? Damn! mlv_dump only makes dngs... I am wishing for Cdngs and Cineform proxies... but first you gotta convert to raw.. I can make it though.. but it'll be one extra process in the middle! MLV still not widely supported yet...

It'll be HEAVEN to do all of the workflow directly in premiere... though.. what about Adobe Camera Raw? You loose it completely? Is it better that way? The color handling and highlight recovery is unique!

And Yeah! Send me a dual iso file!!! :)

Thanks man!! Good info!
Cheers!!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Malex on February 07, 2014, 05:11:07 PM
And, the prefix, you can take it off!! Just delete it and use the project name instead, or backwards..
When I try to delete the prefixe, it comes back by itself once I clic somewhere else.

It'll be HEAVEN to do all of the workflow directly in premiere... though.. what about Adobe Camera Raw? You loose it completely? Is it better that way? The color handling and highlight recovery is unique!
Yes if ACR can be in the process it's great! what's bad is having to go through AE or Resolve for files conversion to be able to open it in premiere.

And Yeah! Send me a dual iso file!!! :)
There you go : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478549/MLV_DUALISO_100-800.rar
Here is a .rar containing dual iso footage .dng processed with MLV converter, you can see it looks like interlaced footage, dual iso setting was 100/800iso. You'll just need to select all of the .dng and drop them onto cr2hdr.exe included in the folder. The .dng will become .DNG, and the lines will go away. Then you can open it in ACR and you'll see how well you can recover the shadow.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 07, 2014, 05:52:41 PM
V1.7.1

- BUGFIX on the progressbar when only creating one proxy.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8jma72zo1ksaq1h/MLV%20Converter%201.7.1.zip
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 07, 2014, 06:15:04 PM
Wow thanks man!! But it would be 50% more useful to me to have the original MLV file as well! So I can look into it and make an autodetect function for Dual Iso files!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Malex on February 07, 2014, 07:25:09 PM
et voilà: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478549/M07-1629.rar

Maybe we can hope for a v2.0 with dual-iso! omg omg! :O
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 07, 2014, 08:57:36 PM
et voilà: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478549/M07-1629.rar

Maybe we can hope for a v2.0 with dual-iso! omg omg! :O

Thanks! And mmhh.. it's not difficult to implement I suppose.. we'll see! ;)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 07, 2014, 09:07:54 PM
My god that sucks... I wonder whats going on with ffmpeg.. did you move any files inside the program folder???? There's no apparent reason why it shouldnt be working :S, it just skips the process?? No error? No nothing?
when i ran ur  app for the first time i get two pop ups asking me to show it where the adobe dng exe is and also the mlrawviewer.exe  I do for both and then the apps runs. i set up maybe 3 raw files and the proxies and start the convert. when it is done, the proxy folder is empty. i set it to the correct folder before converting. i tried 444 and a second time with HQ. neither of them worked.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 08, 2014, 12:05:29 AM
For the people who aren't getting proxies:

While the program is running, do you see the tiffs appearing in the same folder as the DNGs? (the tiffs are the intermediate files that are generated after the dngs but before the proxies and then are automatically deleted)

The program tells you what it is doing while it is doing it. What is the program doing right before it finishes?

Does it finish with the normal pop up message saying it is done?

The more detail you give about what is happening, the easier it will be to figure out what is wrong.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Arthur Rambo on February 08, 2014, 04:53:14 AM
Don't know if it's relevent, but even though I shoot 25 fps, when I open my mlvs, MLraw Converter from time to time indicates a 29.776 fps number for some random clips.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: joaomoutinho on February 08, 2014, 11:47:31 AM
You are doing a great job! It is really a nice workflow to get the Digital Negatives. I will have a look into the 1.7.1fix.

One thing that bothers me, and I think it is my fault, is that, in between the transcoding from MLV to DNG it appears a POPUP that freezes the processe until I it "Continue". This is bad because I put my footage to transcode while I am out, and I would expect it to be done when I get home, so, with this, I have a huge break in the workflow... Some Idea how to stop this POPUP from windows OS?

It is a shame that it cant be faster... It would be lovelly to get this process quickly! There must be a way... =)

Thanks a lot guys. You have been life savers!

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Arthur Rambo on February 08, 2014, 12:05:42 PM
Hi Tony, I have a question, maybe you could help me out !
When I convert mlv using the "lossless" option, the file size is around 70% of the size I get using "Normal".
70% of the original size is already a great gain. Is there a downside using this method over the "normal" one ?
Thanks again !
Samuel
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Malex on February 08, 2014, 01:14:38 PM
Some Idea how to stop this POPUP from windows OS?
I believe he fixed it in 1.7.1

70% of the original size is already a great gain. Is there a downside using this method over the "normal" one ?
It should be the same thing, it optimize the file size without degrading the quality, that's what lossless means.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: jayzed on February 08, 2014, 01:22:11 PM
No worries on the cineform, it's no longer a priority for me at this stage of my workflow. And as I said, I think you have to use the paid version to get the best quality (cineform RAW, or 444) anyway. I love this tool, thanks so much for creating it. It's really been useful for me and I'm enjoying coming back every few days to see yet more useful features.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 08, 2014, 01:39:57 PM
With the latest version:

-I have full fill a 8GB card and it produce 2 files, .MLV and .M00  Wend i convert  and arrives to 100%  he will pass from it and then it show a error message... if i click "continues"  the progress bar will continuous above 100% and showing the same error. If i quit he ask me if i really want to quiet, i chose no and then after a few seconds the app shut down. 

The folder here are the dng's are only with 4,5GB... i think is not merging correct the split MLV files. 
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 08, 2014, 03:24:47 PM
One thing that bothers me, and I think it is my fault, is that, in between the transcoding from MLV to DNG it appears a POPUP that freezes the processe until I it "Continue". This is bad because I put my footage to transcode while I am out, and I would expect it to be done when I get home, so, with this, I have a huge break in the workflow... Some Idea how to stop this POPUP from windows OS?

If you are referring to the Windows security warning window that asks "are you sure you want to run this software," then just uncheck "Always ask before opening this file" and you shouldn't see it again (but if you get a new version of the software, you will have to do this again; probably would be smart to run a short file through it once so you can disable all the warnings quickly).
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 08, 2014, 04:38:08 PM
Tony, the proxies are in sync now; thanks!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 08, 2014, 04:51:41 PM
With the latest version:

-I have full fill a 8GB card and it produce 2 files, .MLV and .M00  Wend i convert  and arrives to 100%  he will pass from it and then it show a error message... if i click "continues"  the progress bar will continuous above 100% and showing the same error. If i quit he ask me if i really want to quiet, i chose no and then after a few seconds the app shut down. 

The folder here are the dng's are only with 4,5GB... i think is not merging correct the split MLV files.

I just ran a .MLV and a .M00 through it and they merged with no problem.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 08, 2014, 05:00:31 PM
Aaaaaa!! lol!!

I wish I could be in all of your computers.. and really to have my cards by now.. for example I cannot test the split feature, cause I can only record for a couple of seconds yet (10)... so, arinkiiii vs frank7D, one works and the other one not! haha, don't really know what way to go..

The progressbar issue is supposed to be fixed.. it happened because when creating only ONE proxy, the progressbar went beyond 100% (the programs kept on running though), I think what you guys are telling me is another error that freezes it.. if before clicking continue you can give me the log of that would be useful.. if not I dont have much to work with...

About the non proxy creation... :S.... I suppose there's a problem with ffmpeg and it just quits.. so the program will never tell you an keep on going... gonna see if it's possible to add an error message in between programs.. I really am learning through this process.. Nice that the frame rate issue's been fixed.

About Dual Iso, g33g0 told me that the file header doesnt contain any information about it.. so there will not be an automatic detection for now.. when I implement it, you'll have to select which files are dual and which now... will be tricky and will have to expand the UI a lil bit I guess...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 08, 2014, 05:02:02 PM
For the people who aren't getting proxies:

While the program is running, do you see the tiffs appearing in the same folder as the DNGs? (the tiffs are the intermediate files that are generated after the dngs but before the proxies and then are automatically deleted)

The program tells you what it is doing while it is doing it. What is the program doing right before it finishes?

Does it finish with the normal pop up message saying it is done?

The more detail you give about what is happening, the easier it will be to figure out what is wrong.
i still do not get proxies. i do not see tiffs and it does say it is done. i only get dngs.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 08, 2014, 05:13:22 PM
Ok thank you, so there's the problem!

Do you use the mlv metadata? Text and take?
Are you shooting with sound?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 08, 2014, 05:24:39 PM

where i can fine the log file? Here the screen picture for the message that show up  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3dwurxclbgkv7b1/ZAGa47p1QI 

 Also you can see the progress bar... I will do more tests, for example, record more than 4GB but not let the card finish...




Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 08, 2014, 05:28:05 PM
where i can fine the log file? Here the screen picture for the message that show up  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3dwurxclbgkv7b1/ZAGa47p1QI 

 Also you can see the progress bar... I will do more tests, for example, record more than 4GB but not let the card finish...

Ok.. thing is I cannot test a splitted mlv file! grrr... So I dont know what's the mlv_dump behaviour in such.. if it quits to encode the m.00 file then we're screwed.. because once it quits, mlv converter advances.. have you tried using a different output folder? (random question haha)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 08, 2014, 05:33:15 PM
I think I know what's going on... I'm 90% sure... I ask you, is the frame count accurate with the TOTAL of frames? Or just the first 4gb file???? :)

According to my calculations, yes... so, Frank7D, can you test yourself with only ONE file in the queue? Theory says that it is supposed to go over the 100%, because the program doesnt know the total frame count.. BUT:

If you encode multiple files, the bug will NOT be there, because once the extracting process finishes, the %%% bar goes to the state it should be.. Ok.. something to fix then... can make a temporary fix for now myself...

But anyway, the program still continues encoding, right????
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 08, 2014, 05:40:10 PM
If you can send me a short .m00 file it'll be useful... so I can add all the frames inside each file, thus having a proper progress
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 08, 2014, 05:54:56 PM
Ok thank you, so there's the problem!

Do you use the mlv metadata? Text and take?
Are you shooting with sound?
who are you talking to?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 08, 2014, 06:02:45 PM
Ok, need to record again, as soon i record i put here a link. The file that i got have 4GB.  8)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 08, 2014, 06:33:35 PM
who are you talking to?

To arinkiiii, sorry
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 08, 2014, 06:34:15 PM
Ok, need to record again, as soon i record i put here a link. The file that i got have 4GB.  8)

Great, but so to be absolutely clear and find the error. 1923 frames is the count for the FIRST file, right? That probes it...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: eightcore on February 08, 2014, 08:43:42 PM
It seems that the conversion library or whatever already supports splitted video files (*.m00), but the "GUI" doesn't know this. As a result, the percentage exceeds 100 percent (because e.g. 3600 of 2200 frames are exported), which throws a .Net error.


Edit: I tested it and it really works except the percentage error.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 08, 2014, 09:08:08 PM
v1.7.2!

Temporary fix for the bug of the splitted file. The percentage will STOP growing. Until I get a .M00 file to examine I won't be able to determine the total frame count, sorry.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/alh4i8tbyj1ti4l/MLV%20Converter%201.7.2.zip
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Rush on February 08, 2014, 09:10:05 PM
Thank you very much! It's a great tool!

Hope that it will became multithreaded some day  :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 08, 2014, 09:12:33 PM
Thank you very much! It's a great tool!

Hope that it will became multithreaded some day  :)

Yeah, me too :) But it's not in my power for now (it's with mlv_dump)... except for ffmpeg, I think there's a -threads option, will implement it! ;)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Rush on February 08, 2014, 09:41:34 PM
Oh.. okay:)

What about simple DNG-extraction? mlv2dng is blazingly fast, but your tool looks like it processess every DNG (and it is up to 30x slower in fastest uncompress mode)...

(btw, I can't get prores proxies, but I see tiffs creating and removing)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 08, 2014, 10:01:47 PM

Tony, the new build work good with the same files that i have from the early tests.

2 MLV files = .MLV + .M00   Work good !!! 
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 08, 2014, 10:18:57 PM
Oh.. okay:)

What about simple DNG-extraction? mlv2dng is blazingly fast, but your tool looks like it processess every DNG (and it is up to 30x slower in fastest uncompress mode)...

(btw, I can't get prores proxies, but I see tiffs creating and removing)

Didnt know about that one! ;) I am converting other things right now but I tested it and it seems very fast!! Oh yeah I can implement it alright!

EDIT: But mlv2dng doesnt extract audio!!! :/ dealbreaker really... anyway I can try with the no chroma smoothing option...
Also, was reading that if you disable chroma-smoothing on mlv_dump you get much faster results.. but I still dont know what chroma smoothing is and if it is neccesary.. so..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 08, 2014, 10:19:55 PM
Tony, the new build work good with the same files that i have from the early tests.

2 MLV files = .MLV + .M00   Work good !!!

:D
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 08, 2014, 10:30:24 PM
Just to clarify... been looking at the proxies. The first frame and the last frame are repeated. So the proxy has 2 more frames. And the frame rate issue I forgot to fix it also on the second proxy, my bad, hehe. Will fix both things by next ver. And also try to apply a curve to the overall image to make it brighter.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 09, 2014, 01:37:42 AM
I got proxies almost working. Black frames in the end are fixed, duplicate frame in the end fixed. What I cannot fix is the FIRST frame being duplicated, I dont know why it does that!!! At this stage I assume it's a bug of ffmpeg really... this is my command:

ffmpeg -r 23.976 -i "INPUT%06d.tiff" -i "INPUTWAV" -vcodec prores -profile:v 0 -aframes 49 -y "OUT.MOV"

The aframes were the missing part.. 49 is for my current clip.. varies over clips.

Does anyone have ANY clue why ffmpeg is duplicating the first frame? (and deleting the last one also) (frame count is the same, it's only 1 frame shift)

Using ffmpeg version: "ffmpeg version N-60274-gdce9321"
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Markus on February 09, 2014, 03:02:18 AM
Best dng extraction program so far! Really like that the lossless compression almost gives you dngs close to half the size of uncompressed! My only problem at this point as others have remarked relates to speed. If the speed can get close to raw2dng speed with compressed dngs this would be amazing!  :D
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 09, 2014, 04:41:46 AM
I am running a win 7 64Bit  with i7processor and 1tbHDD.

I put everything as it should be. The Conversion of MLV to DNG takes some time (i still do not know how can I improve this time, because it is a killer in the workflow :(  )

and it does not make any proxies at all!

For all who are getting the NO proxie error... can you run a simple test? Convert the files as you normally would.. select to make the proxies you want, la la la. Now when the program says "Convertion succesful!", go to the DNG folder of the same clip and try to find the .wav file. Is it there? Is it 0KB in file size? Oh, and the most important thing I just realized... are you recording with audio? Because I think I am so stupid that I didnt make a detect mechanism for the audio, so if ffmpeg cannot find a wav file then it'll output an error.

Please confirm that proxy people!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 09, 2014, 04:45:48 AM
Best dng extraction program so far! Really like that the lossless compression almost gives you dngs close to half the size of uncompressed! My only problem at this point as others have remarked relates to speed. If the speed can get close to raw2dng speed with compressed dngs this would be amazing!  :D

Already implemented for next version a MASSIVE speed increase! Instead of using mlv_dump now will use mlv2dng.. the speed difference is unbelievable, REALLY. So yey! And regarding the DNG compression, will check with the other software, but I dont think I can make it any faster.. it's up to the Adobe DNG Converter.

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Markus on February 09, 2014, 05:28:19 AM
Awsome! Great work! :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: jayzed on February 09, 2014, 12:01:06 PM
Hey tonybeccar, excellent job. Much appreciated. At this risk of sounding like an ungrateful knob (I'm not - ungrateful that is, although all my 'friends' will tell you that I'm a knob) will it ever be possible to use a different file browser within the app? I can get around fine with the existing one but with the  version I see in some apps I can type the path by hand if it's easier than browsing through a folder dropdown. Or I might copy and paste the path into an address bar at the top of the file browser window. In the current version, sometimes I have to click all of four or five times (!) to select the folder used for DNGs etc. Yes, I know. It's a difficult life :-).

No priority, the work you've done is already making my life much simpler. And I understand if you are stuck with whatever you are given by the environment. I've seen plenty of paid-for apps which are less useful than yours that use the same disclosure/dropdown-only file browser, it's not a show stopper.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: chmee on February 09, 2014, 01:37:11 PM
@tonybeccar
do you use lossless or the lossy compression? there are complaints (in the net) about visible changes in lossy compression. finally i do a compression via reducing the bitdepth to 12bit by recalculating the values (its ~75% of the original-file) - and that (12bit) is our goal for premiere CC.

regards chmee
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Markus on February 09, 2014, 02:50:00 PM
@tonybeccar
do you use lossless or the lossy compression? there are complaints (in the net) about visible changes in lossy compression. finally i do a compression via reducing the bitdepth to 12bit by recalculating the values (its ~75% of the original-file) - and that (12bit) is our goal for premiere CC.

regards chmee

Lossy reduces bitdepth to 8bit and is based on the same compression as mjpp... Lossless reduces size almost to half though! about 180gb/h thats almost the same as Dnxhd444 but ju still have your digital negatives and 14bit!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: chmee on February 09, 2014, 03:10:20 PM
thx for the info.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 09, 2014, 03:12:21 PM
Oh wow REALLY? 8bit are you SURE? Been using lossy, made comparisons with HEAVY color correction and they looked the same... :S I don't have my big monitor though... only my crappy laptop screen. Lossy is 25% of the original file.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 09, 2014, 03:13:36 PM
@chmee,

And you should be fine right? I mean we do have 11 or 12 stops of dynamic range anyway.. as I understand those should be only 12 bits? Don't know... seeing that just now about Media Reactor... brrrr really makes one wonder.. hehe
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: eightcore on February 09, 2014, 03:16:20 PM
Amazing tool by the way! I already integrated it in my workflow. A question: Could you implement the specific feature which allows to see the progress in the taskbar?

Example: (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fabload.de%2Fimg%2Funbenannthczg3.png&hash=323caef3767abd746deea143a7b87fee)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 09, 2014, 03:52:23 PM
Amazing tool by the way! I already integrated it in my workflow. A question: Could you implement the specific feature which allows to see the progress in the taskbar?

Example: (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fabload.de%2Fimg%2Funbenannthczg3.png&hash=323caef3767abd746deea143a7b87fee)

Hehe.. it IS implemented already.. but made it only available for Windows 7 because of a lot of errors I was getting for other Windows OS's... I can set it up also for windows 8 IF it works the same way ;) will add it to next release.. Currently I am trying to make proxies perfect..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: chmee on February 09, 2014, 03:55:00 PM
@tonybeccar
the magic for Premiere is to cut the blacklevel-bias and recalculate the upper bound to 12bit. Blackmagic-DNGs are 12bit/logarithmic, the Bolex-D16-Files are 12bit as well, but it seems, linear (or without a linearisation-table). In my converter the partymode-files work quite good with 12bit/linear inside Premiere CC.

and clearly saying: 12bit is another world than "only" 8bit, so losing ~2bits (compared to original canon-data) is not a dealbreaker.

regards chmee
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 09, 2014, 04:08:06 PM
@tonybeccar
the magic for Premiere is to cut the blacklevel-bias and recalculate the upper bound to 12bit. Blackmagic-DNGs are 12bit/logarithmic, the Bolex-D16-Files are 12bit as well, but it seems, linear (or without a linearisation-table). In my converter the partymode-files work quite good with 12bit inside Premiere CC.

and clearly saying: 12bit is another world than "only" 8bit, so losing ~2bits (compared to original canon-data) is not a dealbreaker.

regards chmee

If you had just a command line I could incorporate it here... and direct MLV support would save lots of time also...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: chmee on February 09, 2014, 04:13:42 PM
:) i just didnt found the time to write a commandline-version. sorry.
(mlv is working in raw2cdng - but actually without audio. tested once again yesterday)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 09, 2014, 04:58:57 PM
:) i just didnt found the time to write a commandline-version. sorry.
(mlv is working in raw2cdng - but actually without audio. tested once again yesterday)

Hehe, please!! I am doing this because currently I am on a holiday... if not, then I don't know.. :) MLV is working but with the .raw step in between right?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: naturalsound on February 09, 2014, 05:33:28 PM
Hi,

i recorded a lot of MLV footage. Now I am going to update my current PC to cope with those huge data rates and the preprocessing that hast to be done.

My question (especially for your converter): Will I benefit from a powerful graphics card like Geforce GTX 770 or is it just the CPU that matters?
I think at least ACR can use the GPU, can it?

I suppose a SSD for the footag is a must? Or will a 7200rpm be good enough? (max. 1 video + transitions in PP CS5 maybe PP CC later...)
Title: duplicate
Post by: Markus on February 09, 2014, 05:35:08 PM
duplicate
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Markus on February 09, 2014, 05:36:07 PM
Oh wow REALLY? 8bit are you SURE? Been using lossy, made comparisons with HEAVY color correction and they looked the same... :S I don't have my big monitor though... only my crappy laptop screen. Lossy is 25% of the original
It is 8bit but it is optimized so that the 8bits are distributed were the information is as I understand it.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 09, 2014, 05:53:16 PM
Hi,

i recorded a lot of MLV footage. Now I am going to update my current PC to cope with those huge data rates and the preprocessing that hast to be done.

My question (especially for your converter): Will I benefit from a powerful graphics card like Geforce GTX 770 or is it just the CPU that matters?
I think at least ACR can use the GPU, can it?

I suppose a SSD for the footag is a must? Or will a 7200rpm be good enough? (max. 1 video + transitions in PP CS5 maybe PP CC later...)

I don't think my converter will take advantage of that.. (I am not 100% sure though... you should check with mlv_dump, mlv2dng, adobe dng converter, ffmpeg and dcraw).. BUT anyway, you are moving to raw, you MUST have a powerful graphics card to process the data efficiently! Resolve, or speedgrade, or any NLE will thank you for it!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 09, 2014, 06:01:56 PM
It is 8bit but it is optimized so that the 8bits are distributed were the information is as I understand it.

I just converted some lossy dngs and opened one dng in Photoshop... it says 16-bit at the bottom part of ACR... you sure Markus?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Markus on February 09, 2014, 08:36:55 PM

"7. MadManChan2000, Jan 11, 2012 5:44 AM   in reply to Fuchsteufel Report
The color components of the stored & compressed image data is 8-bit depth.
 
The linear scene-referred data (usually 16 bits after demosaicing) goes through a 1D perceptual mapping, then is quantized to 8 bits, then JPEG compressed. The DNG spec will not require these steps (in fact the only new part is a new supported Compression tag value, and some additional tags to deal with the downsampled case), but it is what we do to ensure high-quality results.  An opcode (from the existing DNG 1.3 spec) is embedded into the file; this is used to invert the 1D mapping when reading in the image, thereby returning the stored image data to linear scene-referred encoding.
 
Yes, the demosaic step generally expands 1 color channel to 3.  But, the quantization to 8 bit (after perceptual mapping) and JPEG compression more than makes up for that.
 
For example, a 5D Mark II full raw file is ~27 MB with lossless DNG compression (same with .CR2).  Lossy compressed DNG (full-res) is ~13 MB depending on scene content, ISO, etc.
 
The two other advantages of this setup are:
 
1. It makes it simpler to define downsampled (i.e., "small raw") versions of the image.  For example, the same 5D Mark II raw file described above can be saved as a 10-megapixel lossy compressed DNG (7 MB) or just screen-sized, like 2048 pixels on the long side (1.5 MB).
 
2. It makes loading images much faster, primarily because it skips the early-stage raw processing (linearization, demosaic, etc.)."

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/947446 (http://forums.adobe.com/thread/947446)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Malex on February 09, 2014, 09:52:00 PM
About Dual Iso, g33g0 told me that the file header doesnt contain any information about it.. so there will not be an automatic detection for now.. when I implement it, you'll have to select which files are dual and which now... will be tricky and will have to expand the UI a lil bit I guess...
Hi Tony ,in order to select manually which footage is dual iso, maybe the thumbnail could be bigger, so we could notice the lines and use a special dual iso checkmark for it?  What do you think?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: pilgrim on February 09, 2014, 11:02:52 PM
Hi Tony,

Thank you very much for your apps. It's great.
A question arise : is the folder "Luts" for the LUT files ? Which file will be use ? .CUBE ?
The progress bar is really very useful. It's nice also the GUI, with the future function so we start to dream the road map  ;)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 09, 2014, 11:53:48 PM
v1.8!!

- DRAMATIC increase in speed while extracting DNGs. Using mlv2dng, and it is like 10 or 20 times faster... amazing stuff. BUT, the audio is still extracting with mlv_dump... and the basterd (with all due respect g33g0) takes forever to extract only the audio! :S But overall the process IS much faster. If anyone has any ideas on how to extract the audio another way, awesome, share.
- Ffmpeg is faster too! Changed the version. Last one was 4-6fps for me, this one is 15-20fps. Using threads:8 by default.
- Proxies should be rendering PERFECTLY. No drop frames, no duplicate frames, etc. SYnc sync sync.
- Changed to ufraw, and no, it's not faster at all. But managed to get the colors looking ok, neutral for now, next version gonna add the "Lut" selection, so the user can input their own ufraw preset. Right now is just a curve I made.
- Fixed BUGs related with proxy creation, for all the users that were skipping, this should fix it!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vp61d1urllc3we7/MLV%20Converter%201.8.zip

I think it's all. Been researching for the proxies... and well it seems that they will NEVER be the same as the dngs processed by ACR in AE. NEVER. Above all if we create a flat looking proxy, then you wont be able to push the colors as much.

Changing the topic, can someone OBJECTIVELY explain me WHY is it better to have a FLAT (lifeless) looking video? Seriously, I understand all the theories about the retained dynamic range, shadows and highlights.. but everytime I do a test, it's logical.. in order to achieve a normal level of saturation, (or a little more), you have to reeeally push the colors.. and in the end you have artifacts and the image breaks. That doesnt happen AT ALL if you do that color correction with the inicial file.. so, am I missing something? (BTW, I tried with prores HQ)

Anyway, I think the proxy thing with ffmpeg will ONLY be useful for its word, proxy. You'll have to go back to the original dngs for a final output. Let's hope AME comes out with something good.

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: chmee on February 10, 2014, 12:06:06 AM
OBJECTIVELY explain me WHY is it better to have a FLAT (lifeless) looking video? .. and in the end you have artifacts and the image breaks. That doesnt happen AT ALL if you do that color correction with the inicial file..
Most common argument is, dont do that with 8bit-videodata - 10, 12 or 16bit is not only because of highlight-recovery or shadow-pushing, but mainly because of more headroom for these postpro-work.

regards chmee
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 10, 2014, 12:34:27 AM
Version 1.8 start to extract audio and then it say finish but only extract 1 file in the folder, no dng's... and i think this MLV file i haven't recorded with  audio.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arturochu on February 10, 2014, 12:43:04 AM
dual iso plz!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 10, 2014, 01:30:33 AM
Version 1.8 start to extract audio and then it say finish but only extract 1 file in the folder, no dng's... and i think this MLV file i haven't recorded with  audio.

my god! sorry!!forgot to unpack mlv2dng... uploading now
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 10, 2014, 01:32:39 AM
v1.8.1

- bugfix for my stupidnessss!!! please excuse!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4gi53lf8ic2hc3x/MLV%20Converter%201.8.1.zip
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 10, 2014, 01:34:51 AM
Most common argument is, dont do that with 8bit-videodata - 10, 12 or 16bit is not only because of highlight-recovery or shadow-pushing, but mainly because of more headroom for these postpro-work.

regards chmee

Well yeah that's my point. It's ok for the highlight recovery of course.. but that headroom, really kills the color richness.. anyway, maybe it's not the thread to talk about it.. Just to try and push the colors to the same level, one is great and the other one is crap :S
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 10, 2014, 02:01:07 AM
It works good now, thanks Tony.

One thing that i notice is wend it start to convert, the first thing the app do is to extract audio... In my laptop for 300 frames it take kind of 37 seconds for extract the audio and then start the conversion from MLV to DNG... In the end i don't have any audio file in the folder of the DNG's (i think i didn't have recorded audio with this MLV files that im testing)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 10, 2014, 02:19:20 AM
It works good now, thanks Tony.

One thing that i notice is wend it start to convert, the first thing the app do is to extract audio... In my laptop for 300 frames it take kind of 37 seconds for extract the audio and then start the conversion from MLV to DNG... In the end i don't have any audio file in the folder of the DNG's (i think i didn't have recorded audio with this MLV files that im testing)

Ok, so I have to disable for non-audio mlv files.. I wonder if I can :S. BUT, do you think it's faster than extracting everything with mlv_dump still? mlv2dng does it in the blink of an eye...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on February 10, 2014, 03:17:16 AM
trying out 1.8.1 Tony,

when i select one of the clips it gives "cannot find FORMAT.DLL" . I have reinstalled the plugins from irfanview but still the same error. no thumbnail is generated. am i missing something?

It is faster though than previous versions.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Panz on February 10, 2014, 03:23:58 AM
Forgot i had an acc here. First post, hi everyone!

I don't think using mlv2dng is good, because i think stuff like vertical band correction and so on is not implemented(maybe i am wrong, but i ve been watching things for some time and i believe
that development on mlv2dng stopped before that). Possibly other things are missing.

Best solution imo would be to use chmee's awesome program, because of the metadata you later get on cdngs(not able yet to have davinci read metadata from dng files from mlv_dump)
Still, even chmee's app haven't implemented vertical stripes yet, so better to use mlv_dump for now(quality-wise)

@Chmee, i thought i read a post(correct me if wrong) where you said that raw/mlv2cdng isn't important anymore coz of premiere and resolve importing dngs natively. I d like to disagree, your
app is very useful, especially if it can tranfer the metadata from mlv correctly(lens info, framerates and stuff).

THANK you both for your time and apps, they are really useful!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: chmee on February 10, 2014, 03:33:47 AM
@Panz
you#re welcome. finally its my own will to work with the raw files directly inside premiere. so development didnt stopped :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 10, 2014, 04:44:23 AM
trying out 1.8.1 Tony,

when i select one of the clips it gives "cannot find FORMAT.DLL" . I have reinstalled the plugins from irfanview but still the same error. no thumbnail is generated. am i missing something?

It is faster though than previous versions.

You have to install irfan view, latest version and point the MLV Converter to the folder in program files, don't point it to the Tools folder.. forgot to remove i_view32 from there.. After that it should be fine!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 10, 2014, 04:47:33 AM
@panz, do you think the vertical stripes are a dealbreaker? Didnt see anything YET on my dngs.. though I read about it on the thread... is it abandoned? :/ I hope not... I was so amazed by the speed improvement. And chmee's program is awesome! Sometime soon we'll be able to use his program inside mine.. but right now that's not a possibility. Just installed the latest premiere so I wanna get to try those cdngs :D
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on February 10, 2014, 09:03:04 AM
You have to install irfan view, latest version and point the MLV Converter to the folder in program files, don't point it to the Tools folder.. forgot to remove i_view32 from there.. After that it should be fine!

Ok, got it. How do I let the converter look for the files again? Like when its first run, so I can point it to the right i_view32 folder in program files? Is there a config file i need to delete?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Panz on February 10, 2014, 09:25:40 AM
@ tonybeccar, I have encoutered them a few times with my 7d. Especially when using ETTR, expose to the right and  stuff.
If you raise your lumincance a lot they are easily seen and ugly.

Maybe there could be a checkbox and user can decide if he wants to use mlv_dump or mlv2dng.

@chmee
good to know man! I think your app(with the vertical stripes correction and native mlv support) is the way to go about raw on any workflow(premiere, davicni, you name it) 
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Malex on February 10, 2014, 09:50:51 AM
bug report : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478549/error.txt
MLV converter just pop up an error when I hit convert, and nothing happens after I clic continue, v1.8.1
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 10, 2014, 11:40:14 AM
Tony, I just updated to your latest and [am getting proxies now. I am also not getting some pop up windows waiting for my OK when doing more than one file. I sit here wondering why it is taking so long and I then find one of your pop up windows buried underneath my open winnows waiting for me to click OK, meanwhile holding up progress.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 10, 2014, 04:21:53 PM
Tony, I just updated to your latest and [am getting proxies now. I am also not getting some pop up windows waiting for my OK when doing more than one file. I sit here wondering why it is taking so long and I then find one of your pop up windows buried underneath my open winnows waiting for me to click OK, meanwhile holding up progress.

Jeez... what does it say?? Must have been very stupid yesterday.. I use them for testing..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 10, 2014, 04:23:18 PM
bug report : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478549/error.txt
MLV converter just pop up an error when I hit convert, and nothing happens after I clic continue, v1.8.1

:S

OS? MLV with or withour sound?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 10, 2014, 04:23:54 PM
@ tonybeccar, I have encoutered them a few times with my 7d. Especially when using ETTR, expose to the right and  stuff.
If you raise your lumincance a lot they are easily seen and ugly.

Maybe there could be a checkbox and user can decide if he wants to use mlv_dump or mlv2dng.

@chmee
good to know man! I think your app(with the vertical stripes correction and native mlv support) is the way to go about raw on any workflow(premiere, davicni, you name it)

Ok will make that happen then. Yes, chmee IS the way to go in ML RAW. Definitely.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Malex on February 10, 2014, 04:26:50 PM
@Tony: my os : win7 64bit
MLV without sound.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 10, 2014, 04:50:04 PM
@Tony: my os : win7 64bit
MLV without sound.

I don't think it is really, but if you could try with sound it'll be great. Another question, do you have aero enabled?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 10, 2014, 08:41:53 PM
Ok, so I have to disable for non-audio mlv files.. I wonder if I can :S. BUT, do you think it's faster than extracting everything with mlv_dump still? mlv2dng does it in the blink of an eye...

Didn't make testes with the sames files to see if it's mroe fast, but it looks like =))  Only the sound=no sound is getting more time to the all conversion. 
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: rtf on February 10, 2014, 09:14:40 PM
How come when you convert to DNG lossless that it's half the size of the MLV file? Does this mean it get's compressed anyway? I compared the DNG's with some from the raw2dng converter and I see no difference though.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: jayzed on February 10, 2014, 09:40:56 PM
Lossless means lossless compression which is exactly that. The files are compressed but no data is thrown away. Consider what happens when you zip or rar a file. If they looked any different on playback the compression would be lossy.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: menoc on February 11, 2014, 01:07:14 AM
I think an option to skip the WAV file extraction would be good for those that use the 50D . . . for some reason it tries to extract a wav file even if there isn't one.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 11, 2014, 01:33:17 AM
I think an option to skip the WAV file extraction would be good for those that use the 50D . . . for some reason it tries to extract a wav file even if there isn't one.

Yes, will add support for that in the next release!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 11, 2014, 05:11:55 AM
Jeez... what does it say?? Must have been very stupid yesterday.. I use them for testing..
I don't remember exactly. I think it was just saying it finished converting mlv and wanted to confirm to continue which it did after I clicked on the button saying OK. The green progress bar was also paused at that point. also, as I said, it was buried under other open windows. i will try and see the exact wording on the pop up next time i get to testing. can you make any pop up always be on top? that would help, too.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on February 11, 2014, 05:13:38 AM
Tony,

what happened to gary2013 also happened to me.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Malex on February 11, 2014, 09:17:28 AM
I don't think it is really, but if you could try with sound it'll be great. Another question, do you have aero enabled?
I just tried mlv with sound and it worked. Yes I have aero activated.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Luzestudio on February 11, 2014, 09:51:34 AM
Ey! Thanks for all the work.
One thing, that maybe it's my fault, when I try to load a multiple file MLV (mlv, ml0...) is just loads the first one and the other files, please check the screenshoot attached.

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FkHPcicwl.png&hash=8a3a47ceeac88295667b520f3ac5c0de)

Is there anything I could to so all the files are loaded?

ps - I also have problems with the WAV extraction, because I'm with a 50D....

Best,

Xermán
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Arthur Rambo on February 11, 2014, 01:26:30 PM
Hope you'll have more holydays for a v1.9 Tony ;)

I did some tests with proxies, and they're all very different from my dng sequences (luminosity & colour temperature).
Which settings would you recommand to get a proxy that is the closest to the original dng sequences ?
Thank you !
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Luzestudio on February 11, 2014, 03:01:06 PM
I think an option to skip the WAV file extraction would be good for those that use the 50D . . . for some reason it tries to extract a wav file even if there isn't one.

+1 here :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Rush on February 11, 2014, 04:30:49 PM
Thank you very much for your work, Tony!
I still don't get proxies and now I have .tif files (previously proxies didn't work but .tif's were deleted after conversion).

Feature that will be good for sure - drag-n-drop support + don't require to set output folder - by default use .mlv's path for DNGs and Proxies.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 11, 2014, 05:40:13 PM
Ey! Thanks for all the work.
One thing, that maybe it's my fault, when I try to load a multiple file MLV (mlv, ml0...) is just loads the first one and the other files, please check the screenshoot attached.

Is there anything I could to so all the files are loaded?

ps - I also have problems with the WAV extraction, because I'm with a 50D....

Best,

Xermán

That is normal behavior. All files will be processed, but it only shows you the .MLV files in the window. The M00, M01 etc. get merged with the .MLV as part of the extraction process.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 11, 2014, 05:52:44 PM
Hey guys! Sorry, I have to be off a few days cause I have to finish an editing work.. And on Sunday I'm leaving for a 3-week-vacation.. so I'll try to leave you guys with the least bugs possible..

Anyway here is a version with the pop-up message fixed (v1.8.2): https://www.dropbox.com/s/l79ijxaqjsmjcx4/MLV%20Converter%201.8.2.zip

Sorry for the trouble haha... stupid thing of mine.. I will fix the audio support before sunday of course..

Hey Rush, which OS do you have? Did you record the MLV with sound? If not, can you try with? It seems there are still a few bugs with it :S, hope they'll be fixed by sunday, but you gotta help me narrow them down!

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ScaSer on February 11, 2014, 10:50:57 PM
i all new to this RAW shooting.. but i think your program is awesome :)

it would be nice with a installer, so it would just update itself instead :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: dogmydog on February 12, 2014, 06:23:25 AM
Tyvm for you work, Tony!
It's amazing how much it helps to batch process MLV raw.

The 1.8.2 is now as fast as RAWBatchelor 3.0 Beta for DNG extraction, but it seems to me that Adobe DNG Converter runs faster on RAWBatchelor then MLV Converter 1.8.2. Can anyone confirm this?
I'm running Windows 7 x64, 12 GB RAM, 7200 SATA Seagate Disks.

I think your work is great, and appreciate the good-willing effort you're giving to us. :D
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Rush on February 12, 2014, 09:50:16 AM
Hey Rush, which OS do you have? Did you record the MLV with sound? If not, can you try with? It seems there are still a few bugs with it :S, hope they'll be fixed by sunday, but you gotta help me narrow them down!
Thanks!
Win 8.1, MLV with sound. It seems, like ffmpeg don't do it's work (can't say anything without log file. is there any option for ffmpeg to create debug-log?)
Can it be because it is 50 fps MLV? In queue window it shows like -15.5 fps. May be you pass fps value to ffmpeg and that's why it crashes? (because -15.5 fps is invalid)
Or may be there is restrictions in resolition? Source MLV have 672px height (1920x672)

UPD: yes, fps value or resolution is the reason of proxy creation problem. 25 fps MLV (w/o sound) 1920x1080 converted succesfully

Interesting, but prores 4444 is just 130 mbit, and 422 is 280mbit
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 12, 2014, 01:10:01 PM
Tony, now that I have convert to prores working in your app, can you make it also accept h.264 movie files on import (drag n Drop, too ?) to to convert to prores? or, a new second app that does it? I don't have any programming skills, so a nice UI to convert all my H.264 movies to prores (all the different versions to choose from) would be nice to have.

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Rush on February 12, 2014, 03:59:19 PM
Check 5DtoRGB tool
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 12, 2014, 05:51:01 PM
Thanks!
Win 8.1, MLV with sound. It seems, like ffmpeg don't do it's work (can't say anything without log file. is there any option for ffmpeg to create debug-log?)
Can it be because it is 50 fps MLV? In queue window it shows like -15.5 fps. May be you pass fps value to ffmpeg and that's why it crashes? (because -15.5 fps is invalid)
Or may be there is restrictions in resolition? Source MLV have 672px height (1920x672)

UPD: yes, fps value or resolution is the reason of proxy creation problem. 25 fps MLV (w/o sound) 1920x1080 converted succesfully

Oh yeah, if it says -15.5fps then it won't work at all! I wonder why! Do you use the "text" and "take" metadata? Does it happens with all the clips? I mean the bad framerate display... If you can please send me a short clip of a bad framerate display so I can look into it... it seems I have to find a better way to read the headers... cause bytes aren't always at the same place.. :/
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 12, 2014, 05:52:47 PM
Tony, now that I have convert to prores working in your app, can you make it also accept h.264 movie files on import (drag n Drop, too ?) to to convert to prores? or, a new second app that does it? I don't have any programming skills, so a nice UI to convert all my H.264 movies to prores (all the different versions to choose from) would be nice to have.

I always use TEncoder.. it's nice interface.. let's you import a tree of folders and converts it straight away.. you have a bunch of codecs available.. though it is very slow to add the files, but then you're good to go..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: pilgrim on February 12, 2014, 11:23:23 PM
@ gary2013 : I use the program Shotcut ( http://www.shotcut.org/ ) for transcode/encode. I use on Mavericks and Windows 7.
In fact it can edit also, but still on the development. In most case many people use Premiere or Final Cut Pro, etc, but for someone need very simple cut/editing and free, this program is very good. It have many basic effect which often need : grading, gain for saturation, white balance, stabilization, etc. You can put inside H264, AVCHD and many other format and encode to ProRes, Avid DNxHD, MPEG Intra-Frame, etc. I use it to transcode  AVCHD files from Sony and H264 from Canon to ProRes with colour correction in Shotcut, and then edit on FinalCutPro, mixed other material ProRes from Ninja, some cleaning with Neat Video, it's work nice.

@ Tony : Can we put other LUT files on the folder Luts ? Is the format will be only .curve or .cube will be on the future ?
Thank you very much for this apps  :) :),  it's going faster and faster now  ;)

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 13, 2014, 07:31:40 AM
I always use TEncoder.. it's nice interface.. let's you import a tree of folders and converts it straight away.. you have a bunch of codecs available.. though it is very slow to add the files, but then you're good to go..
Tony, thanx, but I did not see anything inside of Tencoder that has convert my H.264 files to ProRes?? I did want to say that this app wins the prize for having the most amount of xtra apps we don't want while trying to sneak them in on an installation. I think there were seven extra apps. After all the Declines I made, at the end it did nothing for thirty seconds and then it finally installed Tencoder. What's the world coming to? I like the old days of getting one app I want and it installs. :-) BTW, none of this is meant to be against you, Tony, just the people who make the app for download.

I am just looking for a simple batch convert app with a UI on a win 7 64 bit PC system to make my H.264 movie files to ProRes (all versions if possible of ProRes). I use PPro CC to edit and I see no ProRes ability to convert to.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 13, 2014, 07:34:16 AM
Check 5DtoRGB tool
Thanx Rush. I am on windows 7 and that apps looks like Mac only.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 13, 2014, 08:09:43 AM
@ gary2013 : I use the program Shotcut ( http://www.shotcut.org/ ) for transcode/encode. I use on Mavericks and Windows 7.
In fact it can edit also, but still on the development. In most case many people use Premiere or Final Cut Pro, etc, but for someone need very simple cut/editing and free, this program is very good. It have many basic effect which often need : grading, gain for saturation, white balance, stabilization, etc. You can put inside H264, AVCHD and many other format and encode to ProRes, Avid DNxHD, MPEG Intra-Frame, etc. I use it to transcode  AVCHD files from Sony and H264 from Canon to ProRes with colour correction in Shotcut, and then edit on FinalCutPro, mixed other material ProRes from Ninja, some cleaning with Neat Video, it's work nice.

@ Tony : Can we put other LUT files on the folder Luts ? Is the format will be only .curve or .cube will be on the future ?
Thank you very much for this apps  :) :),  it's going faster and faster now  ;)
Thanx Pilgrim. I looked everywhere inside this app, Shortcut. I do not see any option to convert/encode to ProRes anywhere or a Quicktime mov option.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 13, 2014, 06:55:20 PM
Tony, thanx, but I did not see anything inside of Tencoder that has convert my H.264 files to ProRes?? I did want to say that this app wins the prize for having the most amount of xtra apps we don't want while trying to sneak them in on an installation. I think there were seven extra apps. After all the Declines I made, at the end it did nothing for thirty seconds and then it finally installed Tencoder. What's the world coming to? I like the old days of getting one app I want and it installs. :-) BTW, none of this is meant to be against you, Tony, just the people who make the app for download.

I am just looking for a simple batch convert app with a UI on a win 7 64 bit PC system to make my H.264 movie files to ProRes (all versions if possible of ProRes). I use PPro CC to edit and I see no ProRes ability to convert to.

Lol. I always use it man. It installs lots of stuff because originally it's a software from Linux. But it's the best I found that can convert a tree of folders... anyway, just have a little faith ;) It DOES convert H264 to Prores, the only thing I use it for...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Rush on February 13, 2014, 06:55:34 PM
Thanx Rush. I am on windows 7 and that apps looks like Mac only.
There are legacy versions for Win too ;)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 13, 2014, 07:39:57 PM
Hi Tony,

Trying 1.8.2.

Got an error "mlv2dng.exe has stopped working"
It had finished two mlvs and was starting a third when it crashed. No dngs were produced for the third file before the crash. The third file was the first spanned file of the bunch (.MLV, .M00). The first two files were not spanned.

Full text of error in case it helps:

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:   APPCRASH
  Application Name:   mlv2dng.exe
  Application Version:   0.0.0.0
  Application Timestamp:   521e7f97
  Fault Module Name:   mlv2dng.exe
  Fault Module Version:   0.0.0.0
  Fault Module Timestamp:   521e7f97
  Exception Code:   c0000005
  Exception Offset:   0000aef0
  OS Version:   6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
  Locale ID:   1033
  Additional Information 1:   fd00
  Additional Information 2:   ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
  Additional Information 3:   fd00
  Additional Information 4:   ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

I'll try running mlv2dng standalone in case that clarifies the issue.

Update: dropping the mlv on mlv2dng standalone worked fine. When my other files are done processing I'll try 1.8.2 on it again.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 13, 2014, 08:02:10 PM
Jeez... well maybe it'll be better to be back with mlv_dump... though to be honest I am looking forward to chmee's command line for Cinema DNGs.. the whole dng, proxie, ae, acr workflow is worthless!! We just have to wait a little bit and then I'll redesign the program to work with his... it really is an amazing workflow.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ouuzi on February 13, 2014, 08:42:41 PM
Jeez... well maybe it'll be better to be back with mlv_dump... though to be honest I am looking forward to chmee's command line for Cinema DNGs.. the whole dng, proxie, ae, acr workflow is worthless!! We just have to wait a little bit and then I'll redesign the program to work with his... it really is an amazing workflow.
What about us Mac users?Is it possible to port this to OSX?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Frank7D on February 13, 2014, 08:46:11 PM
OK, so all the rest of the mlvs processed to dng no problem.

I tried the problematic mlv in 1.8.2 again and got the same error message again.

As I said, when I use mlv2dng by itself it will process the mlv, just not when called by your app.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Malex on February 14, 2014, 08:50:13 AM
the whole dng, proxie, ae, acr workflow is worthless!!
I agree with you, especially if there is a way to access "source settings" in Premiere.
But if you take away the proxie stuff, then we could just use chmee's app? The only stuff that we would want from your app is the DNG compression.

I think that to make your app even better with the future new UI, you should add:
- drag n drop (like in Chmee's app)
- thumbnail view of all the footage in the window (like MLVBrowserSharp)
- abillity to play from the app (MLVViewSharp)
- abillity to do color ACR stuff before exporting the DNG or proxie (dreamy feature :) like in the Mac app Cliphouse http://pomfort.com/cliphouse/

I hope I don't sound too crazy... but like many of us, I hope we'll get there someday! Thanx to all the devs involved ^_^.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 14, 2014, 10:09:59 AM
Hi Tony,

Trying 1.8.2.

Got an error "mlv2dng.exe has stopped working"

I also got this error.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 14, 2014, 10:13:19 AM
Lol. I always use it man. It installs lots of stuff because originally it's a software from Linux. But it's the best I found that can convert a tree of folders... anyway, just have a little faith ;) It DOES convert H264 to Prores, the only thing I use it for...
where and what exactly are the settings you use for the prores? I saw DNxHD options, but no ProRes were in that list.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 14, 2014, 11:37:30 AM
There are legacy versions for Win too ;)
Duh, I now found it right at the top inside a drop down menu. Seems to work ok. I wish it had batch processing.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 15, 2014, 05:57:40 AM
I agree with you, especially if there is a way to access "source settings" in Premiere.
But if you take away the proxie stuff, then we could just use chmee's app? The only stuff that we would want from your app is the DNG compression.

I think that to make your app even better with the future new UI, you should add:
- drag n drop (like in Chmee's app)
- thumbnail view of all the footage in the window (like MLVBrowserSharp)
- abillity to play from the app (MLVViewSharp)
- abillity to do color ACR stuff before exporting the DNG or proxie (dreamy feature :) like in the Mac app Cliphouse http://pomfort.com/cliphouse/

I hope I don't sound too crazy... but like many of us, I hope we'll get there someday! Thanx to all the devs involved ^_^.

I agree. As I said in a post to chmee, is that when he releases command line.. then i'll dedicate on making a nice friendly interface for his software.. for now I think what is valuable about my program is the interface, multi folder support, file naming, metadata view. All of this aspects I wish to polish more and expand.. mlv write support will be added also..

All of the features you listes I intend to do, and are posible within my knowledge (except the color one, hehe.. but you can use profiles of ACR which is basically the same thing..) And hey, you CAN open the clips in mlrawviewer, just click "Open", it's right there..

But of course is part of the reason why I paused the development, that and i am currently working all day.. and now going on a holiday.. I hope when I get back we have command line.. it'll be nice to split the effort also.. one for interface and the other for the magic ;)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: 5Djp on February 16, 2014, 04:58:58 AM
First,.. thanks for making this.  Its exactly what I was looking for.  But,.. now none of my .dng's open,.. even older .dng's on other projects.  I'm thinking it may be the Adobe DngConverter, and not your program.  I installed Adobe's DngConverter 8.3
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: 5Djp on February 16, 2014, 05:05:39 AM
Hmm.. nevermind.  After opening and closing it a few times, it works!  (I already rebooted previously)
I think perhaps Adobe's dng converter needed to register itself somehow.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 17, 2014, 09:38:17 PM
Hi Tony, how are the vacations?   8) 


I want to ask if is possible to implement the command line for subtracting black frame. This is because of the vertical banding/noise... especial with the 7D. I think just i button that you click for upload your MLV file (dark frame) for subtracting directly wend make conversion to the dng's.

The post is this,
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10545.msg102318#msg102318

And the link for the command line is this,
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9861.msg94883#msg94883 



No hurries, enjoy your vacations and thanks for your hard work.   
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ScaSer on February 18, 2014, 01:56:24 AM
I also got this error.

i also get this sometime, might gave something to do if you have a MLV with skipped frames???
Title: raw2dng cs5x5
Post by: amp650d on February 19, 2014, 08:35:26 AM
Hi all. May someone tell me where can i find the raw2dng cs5x5 to remove pink dots in 650d at 1280x720. i´ve search it but just can find the pinkdotremover. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: a1ex on February 19, 2014, 08:57:37 AM
The 2x2 from here (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5404) doesn't work?

(send me a sample if it doesn't)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: amp650d on February 19, 2014, 10:51:41 AM
The 2x2 from here (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5404) doesn't work?

(send me a sample if it doesn't)

ok. i´ve got the 2x2. How can i use it with mlv files? Do i can to? Thanks.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: a1ex on February 19, 2014, 11:01:19 AM
mlv_dump --cs2x2 should do the trick.

Or, convert the mlv to raw and run raw2dng (more useful for testing than for real work).
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: amp650d on February 19, 2014, 11:41:14 AM
mlv_dump --cs2x2 should do the trick.

Or, convert the mlv to raw and run raw2dng (more useful for testing than for real work).

Sorry A1ex. I´m searching mlv_dump in raw forum search field but i can´t find any link to download it. I should be blind. May you tell me where can i download it? Thanks again.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: amp650d on February 19, 2014, 03:53:19 PM
Is there any chance to remove pink dots with MLV Converter  1.8.2 and so, to get a prores proxy file without them? Thanks.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: jose_ugs on February 20, 2014, 01:10:54 AM
Wow... pretty bad(meaning good) converter! Hands down...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on February 20, 2014, 07:22:51 AM
Sorry A1ex. I´m searching mlv_dump in raw forum search field but i can´t find any link to download it. I should be blind. May you tell me where can i download it? Thanks again.

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7122.msg59525#msg59525
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: amp650d on February 20, 2014, 08:49:55 AM
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7122.msg59525#msg59525

Hi. A1ex, thanks. It works fine with --cs2x2. Do you think is it possible to get into the mlv converter gui the --cs2x2 param and get out a prores proxy file with no dots? In other to say: I´m trying audio meters from mk11174 and works fine for me, it looks like stable. Is it going to be include in the nightlys builds, just audio meters, no audio tab.? Greetings.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on February 20, 2014, 09:16:00 AM
Hi. A1ex, thanks. It works fine with --cs2x2. Do you think is it possible to get into the mlv converter gui the --cs2x2 param and get out a prores proxy file with no dots? In other to say: I´m trying audio meters from mk11174 and works fine for me, it looks like stable. Is it going to be include in the nightlys builds, just audio meters, no audio tab.? Greetings.

You may want to continue inquiring about those features on the mlv thread since this thread is about Tonybeccar's windows based dng converter.: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7122.1475

Or you can also do that in feature requests. : http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?board=24.0
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: kgv5 on February 20, 2014, 01:54:06 PM
@tonybeccar, about DualISO again...
Is it possible to implement / connect cr2hdr app (which requires making folders, copying app files and dragging and dropping DNGs - all by the hand, with dozens of MLVs is unbearable) with your app to have DualISO movie GUI.
Your app could recognize wheather unpacked DNGs are dual iso or not and give an option to queue and proccess it automatically one by one via cr2hdr . There is such an app - barracuda but as far as i know it process only dual iso cr2 files, not DNGs. Thank you for your great work!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Rush on February 20, 2014, 05:52:35 PM
Bug report:

- on some MLVs - raw2dng error (don't processes those MLVs)
- sometimes ufraw error
- .tiff files don't get removed after converting
(end message is "convertion completed". I think that "conversion" is correct)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: SteveScout on February 21, 2014, 12:33:53 PM
Hi, Tony!

Hope you´re having a great time off. Just a question in the meantime .. in older versions of the program it did not want you to set a prefix or camera number etc. - it just took the original name of the file (if you wanted to) and added the framecount to the DNG file name.

In the latest version I think we´re forced to put some prefix to it .. and it messes around with the base filename. For example - a M29-1704.MLV  becomes a PREFIX_M29_171704.MLV where the double "17" is the biggest problem as it has a big impact on the readability of the filename. Could you check the naming routines?  Thanks!!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: 5Djp on February 22, 2014, 06:44:16 AM
Have any of you tried XNview?  (irfanview always seems to run resident, and has ads etc.. from what i remember)
http://www.xnview.com/en/xnview/

I've always liked it better than irfanview.  Its free and doesn't install any extra garbage.  Batch converts/renames,.. and reads dng's.. to many formats.  .. (wait,. let me check...I didn't even think of this! ) Converting different formats now to check in Premiere cs6 and cc

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: 5Djp on February 22, 2014, 07:01:15 AM
Whoa.. they have a new converter.... Xconvert
www.xnview.com/en/xnconvert/#downloads

I'm checking now to see if it will convert dng's to anything Premiere cs6 or CC will load.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: 5Djp on February 22, 2014, 07:42:14 AM
I emailed the developer to see what they can do on converting dng's to a useable format for Premiere, or exr's in Nuke etc.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: 5Djp on February 22, 2014, 08:48:21 AM
Wowwwww.. the regular XnView  worked for dpx and it opens in Adobe Premiere CS6.
Use XnView and select all your .dng's ... right click or hit ctrl+U to do batch processing and go to "options" .. and on DPX/Cineon,... click the checkbox on ((("Write DPX in 10bits/component")))  and click "ok" and "Go" in the window below it.

...and i just checked.. it opens in Adobe Premiere CC

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: rhogggi on February 22, 2014, 09:03:52 AM
Would it be possible to add Avid dnx codec proxy generation in addition to the prores? Would be really useful for Avid users.  Thanks.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: feureau on February 22, 2014, 08:36:55 PM
Awesome tool, Tony! Thanks for this

Btw, what arinkii said: can you add the option to use this Black Shading feature from MLV: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9861.msg94883#msg94883

Would help a lot with 7D high ISO vertical banding issue: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10545.0

Apparently it works for corresponding ISOs of each individual's camera, so we'd have to record black videos for every ISO level we want to Black Shading. So, maybe the option can automatically select the correct ISO based on a set of pre-recorded black video MLVs? that is, the camera owner record 1 second black video MLV for each ISO and they can put this in a folder somewhere and the converter can then automatically select the corresponding ISO according to the MLVs it's processing.

And of course, according to frame size too

Thanks again
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: painya on February 23, 2014, 01:52:13 AM
I always get the error "MLV2DNG has stopped working." any ideas?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Markus on February 23, 2014, 02:11:50 AM
I always get the error "MLV2DNG has stopped working." any ideas?

I Got that on a few files recorded on my MK III with firmware 1.2.3 Switched back to 1.1.3, not sure if the more unstable version of ML was the reason or if it is a MLV converter related problem.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: painya on February 23, 2014, 07:33:38 AM
I always get the error "MLV2DNG has stopped working." any ideas?
Some additional details.
Most recent 6d TL build.1408x792
Windows 8.1 new and very fast machine.
Ifran, MLV viewer, and DNG converter are all installed.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 23, 2014, 02:11:15 PM
Hey all!!
Greeting from Boracay Island!

Just had time today to find an internet place and read all your messages... I see some progress going on around here.. i like the black frame thing, nice!! Will implement it for sure.. and all the other things. Will switch back to mlv_dump.. will add the chroma smoothing option.. will work on dual iso.. Also the xconvert is a nice find!!

Thinking about the proxies.. do you think I should continue developing them? I dont see much use for them.. really after the cinema dngs from chmee.. this converter i think is useless until he releases a command line.. will stick to regular dngs for now.. and polish the interface, bugfix and add this features for now.. dont know about proxies.. anyone uses them?? They take unbelievably long..

Anyway, cheers to everyone!!!! Thanks for the good wishes!
Tony.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 23, 2014, 02:32:25 PM

Man you are in the PARADISE !!! Use good your 7D  =DD


I don't use proxies, at least like that but good proxies/conversion can be use as the main footage for edition, color correcting and everything. The file stay more light(small and you don't lost visible quality and you can work good in Premiere...or other app.  I like to work with the original (dng's).

The black frame subtracting is a must for the 7D  =DD  I think is just implement the command line and that we have the posibility to upload some dark mlv files with different ISO's/Aspect Ratio/Shutter Speed for the subtracting.

Enjoy and happy ML record's  8)
 
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Malex on February 23, 2014, 02:37:54 PM
Hi Tony,
I answer for myself, and I think like you that the proxies are not that important, I myself don't use them, my PC is something like 3 years old now and it can play smoothly the dng inside Premiere with no problem, and if it start going slow because of effects and stuff I can always reduce the playback quality for better playback, and I think it goes for any NLE as long as you got fast enough hard driveS (always use many drives for editing not just one) and a good graphic card.
I used to actually make .dpx too from the mlv dng (before chmee's app 1.4.9) but with after effects. Making it with xnview or xconvert seems faster but no more ACR then.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: jayzed on February 23, 2014, 09:52:07 PM
Hey Tonybeccar. I hope you're enjoying your holidays. Just for the record, I don't use the proxy function, I bring the DNGs straight into AE (via ACR tweaks) and do some basic CC before rendering into an edit format from there. My machine is a few years old but I don't have problems with performance using the original files or transcoded versions so don't have the need for proxies. Others may differ, particularly if they go straight to editorial.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: feureau on February 24, 2014, 08:29:30 AM
Thinking about the proxies.. do you think I should continue developing them? I dont see much use for them.. really after the cinema dngs from chmee.. this converter i think is useless until he releases a command line.. will stick to regular dngs for now.. and polish the interface, bugfix and add this features for now.. dont know about proxies.. anyone uses them?? They take unbelievably long..


Please expand this feature even more! \o/

I use ProRes for editing and final delivery. Usually, after converting to DNG I will use AE to convert to ProRes 4444 10 bit or 422 for editing and grading. This means the ProRes version would look really flat/use a log gamma so it will grade nicely, and since it's an edit friendly format, it will playback smoothly without a hitch.

It'd be nice if I can skip this step and just get a setting for the various prores output. This is without a doubt, a crucial feature to have. :D

Currently, I can't seem to set the LUT (the No LUT on the proxies section is always greyed out)

Also, the output files always suffixes with Proxy1 and Proxy2. Would be nice if it suffixes the type of prores it is (e.g. ProRes422 and ProRes4444 suffixes)

Btw, is it possible to have the output folders automagically filled in as child folders of the input folder? (and ability to ctrl-v paste a folder into the box?)

Another feature that would be crucial to have would be the Pink Dot Removal for us EOS-M users and (I think) 600D, 650D, and 700D, to remove the in-sensor phase detect pixels recorded with the MLVs.

Anyway, enjoy your vacation and thanks for all the fish!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 24, 2014, 03:37:31 PM
Please expand this feature even more! \o/

I use ProRes for editing and final delivery. Usually, after converting to DNG I will use AE to convert to ProRes 4444 10 bit or 422 for editing and grading. This means the ProRes version would look really flat/use a log gamma so it will grade nicely, and since it's an edit friendly format, it will playback smoothly without a hitch.

It'd be nice if I can skip this step and just get a setting for the various prores output. This is without a doubt, a crucial feature to have. :D

Currently, I can't seem to set the LUT (the No LUT on the proxies section is always greyed out)

Also, the output files always suffixes with Proxy1 and Proxy2. Would be nice if it suffixes the type of prores it is (e.g. ProRes422 and ProRes4444 suffixes)

Btw, is it possible to have the output folders automagically filled in as child folders of the input folder? (and ability to ctrl-v paste a folder into the box?)

Another feature that would be crucial to have would be the Pink Dot Removal for us EOS-M users and (I think) 600D, 650D, and 700D, to remove the in-sensor phase detect pixels recorded with the MLVs.

Anyway, enjoy your vacation and thanks for all the fish!
+100
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: stevethornton on February 24, 2014, 10:05:49 PM
Tonybeccar,

Just having the viewer alone is a HUGE help, thanks!

I have an error message:

************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Value of '101' is not valid for 'Value'. 'Value' should be between 'minimum' and 'maximum'.
Parameter name: Value
   at System.Windows.Forms.ProgressBar.set_Value(Int32 value)
   at WindowsApplication1.Program.My_BgWorker_ProgressChanged(Object sender, ProgressChangedEventArgs e)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5477 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
MLVtoDNG BATCH
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Magic%20Lantern%20RAW%20Video%20Converter/MLV%20Converter.exe
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.VisualBasic
    Assembly Version: 8.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/8.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
----------------------------------------
System
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5467 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5468 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5467 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Runtime.Remoting
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Runtime.Remoting/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Runtime.Remoting.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Core
    Assembly Version: 3.5.0.0
    Win32 Version: 3.5.30729.5420 built by: Win7SP1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/3.5.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Magic%20Lantern%20RAW%20Video%20Converter/Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.DLL
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Magic%20Lantern%20RAW%20Video%20Converter/Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.DLL
----------------------------------------

I'm using a 5D MKIII

OS/Hardware: Windows 7 64Bit - NVIDIA K4000M card - i7 Quad processor 2.7Ghz

Thanks!

ST
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: pilgrim on February 24, 2014, 10:52:39 PM
Please expand this feature even more! \o/

I use ProRes for editing and final delivery. Usually, after converting to DNG I will use AE to convert to ProRes 4444 10 bit or 422 for editing and grading. This means the ProRes version would look really flat/use a log gamma so it will grade nicely, and since it's an edit friendly format, it will playback smoothly without a hitch.

It'd be nice if I can skip this step and just get a setting for the various prores output. This is without a doubt, a crucial feature to have. :D

Currently, I can't seem to set the LUT (the No LUT on the proxies section is always greyed out)

Also, the output files always suffixes with Proxy1 and Proxy2. Would be nice if it suffixes the type of prores it is (e.g. ProRes422 and ProRes4444 suffixes)

Btw, is it possible to have the output folders automagically filled in as child folders of the input folder? (and ability to ctrl-v paste a folder into the box?)

.....

Anyway, enjoy your vacation and thanks for all the fish!

Tony,

The proxy or ProRes is very useful. Please keep it.
If the condition light during filming are good, and I don't need heavy effect on Resolve then ProRes files will be enough for editing.
Especially if the LUT can be applied then the grading will be light and can be done in NLE program.
The MLV help to preserve the good quality during the filming. I know that in ideal way we edit the following process in Resolve or similar program, but if from DNG 14 bit going down to 10 bit ProResHQ for me is acceptable because my final file will be for Vimeo and DVD not for big screening. This will keep the post-processing more simple. I am still enjoying the transition from 8 bit, to this wonder by Magic Lantern.
I still didn't manage with the limitation of hard-disk also, the older files ProRes and DV (yes, SD files  ::)) already more than 30TB.
Have a nice vacation there !


Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 25, 2014, 02:25:33 AM
(yes, SD files  ::))

Damn, it just give me some nostalgy  =DD
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: kaco on February 25, 2014, 10:17:20 AM
Is there a way how to import the CinemaDNG's into resolve with the WAV? In my case they are importing separately and I couldn't manage to import them merged together. Maybe it's because of wrong timecode?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 25, 2014, 07:16:47 PM
I just realized that we need a PDR inside this app to use the proxy/ProRes feature. It is useless since after it becomes a ProRes file, we cannot get the pink dots removed. The only app I know of for MLV files that reduce pink dots is the set from Alex, such as raw2dng_cs2x2_ahdlike_noise.exe  Maybe that could be incorporated inside this app?? But, from what I understand, not all cameras get pink dots and the original PDR app had to use a specific map for each camera, like my EOS-M, because the pink dots always have the same position when shooting raw/mlv.

I use Neat Video filter for noise reduction inside PPro CC on the ProRes file created from Tony's app, but it does not get rid of the pink dots. I tried, in addition, the dust and scratch filter which does help reducing the pink dots, but at the expense of softening the whole image and that defeats the purpose of shooting raw for crisp, high resolution.

If am wrong and missing something, someone please fill me in on how to do it. This is on the EOS-M camera shooting 720p24 crop mode.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: pilgrim on February 25, 2014, 11:08:46 PM
I just realized that we need a PDR inside this app to use the proxy/ProRes feature. It is useless since after it becomes a ProRes file, we cannot get the pink dots removed. The only app I know of for MLV files that reduce pink dots is the set from Alex, such as raw2dng_cs2x2_ahdlike_noise.exe  Maybe that could be incorporated inside this app??
...

Gary,
I think we should suggest the correction of ProRes with "raw2dng_cs2x2_ahdlike_noise.exe" on the apps "mlrawviewer" from baldand. That is the apps for ProRes inside MLV Converter, except for the output DNG.
Please, correct me if I am wrong.

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 26, 2014, 06:38:41 AM
Gary,
I think we should suggest the correction of ProRes with "raw2dng_cs2x2_ahdlike_noise.exe" on the apps "mlrawviewer" from baldand. That is the apps for ProRes inside MLV Converter, except for the output DNG.
Please, correct me if I am wrong.
Pilgrim,
Whatever it takes to go from MLV to ProRes that gets rid of the pink dots on the EOS-M camera. :)

Edit- I just looked at mlrawviewer and tried it. it seems to only be a raw/mlv viewer and i cannot get any of the options to work for MLV files, such as brightness, white balance, etc. These options do work on the original ML Raw files. how do you get it to do prores and dng's? i have a feeling it takes some programming since there are no menus or anything except space bar for start and stop playback. I admit I didn't read the whole thread. Just the OP and downloaded the app. Tony's app does most of what I need except the pink dot removal and no raw files (just mlv).
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: painya on February 26, 2014, 06:47:23 AM
Sorry if you have already seen this, but i posted a bit ago with no response. If it is a dumb question feel free to ignore it.
I always get the error "MLV2DNG has stopped working." any ideas? I have a brand new very quick computer (Windows 8.1), and Ifran, MLV viewer, and Adobe DNG converter are all installed. Any ideas?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: 5Djp on February 26, 2014, 06:54:47 AM
Ur probably at 64bit on windows 8.1
Download the zip from https://bitbucket.org/baldand/mlrawviewer/downloads/MlRawViewer_1_0_4_alpha_win32.zip
..is 32 bit.

Do you see a C:/program Files (x86) folder in windows?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: painya on February 26, 2014, 06:56:21 AM
Yes I do. What does that have to do with my error message though?
Ur probably at 64bit on windows 8.1
Download the zip from https://bitbucket.org/baldand/mlrawviewer/downloads/MlRawViewer_1_0_4_alpha_win32.zip
..is 32 bit.

Do you see a C:/program Files (x86) folder in windows?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 26, 2014, 07:00:20 AM
Sorry if you have already seen this, but i posted a bit ago with no response. If it is a dumb question feel free to ignore it.
I always get the error "MLV2DNG has stopped working." any ideas? I have a brand new very quick computer (Windows 8.1), and Ifran, MLV viewer, and Adobe DNG converter are all installed. Any ideas?
I was getting the same errors today. windows 7 64 bit
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: 5Djp on February 26, 2014, 07:03:57 AM
I'm also getting .wav files that don't match up in Premiere and Afterfx.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: 5Djp on February 26, 2014, 07:12:22 AM
I thought it could have been mlv converter at 32 bit, and you're runnning x64bit.  But if you have the c/programfilesx86 folder then that nixes that idea.  I'm trying to replicate your error here..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on February 26, 2014, 07:27:59 AM
I'm also getting .wav files that don't match up in Premiere and Afterfx.

You mean they are not in sync? - its old dslr issue, even with h264 you need to nudge the wav back 1-2 frames

Or You mean the wav is different length from video? - its "normal" for now, wav is either longer or shorter by a few frames or seconds.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: feureau on February 26, 2014, 10:28:42 AM
Btw, is there a way to enable noise reduction and distortion correction and defringing for the prores? (I think it's using adobe dng converter, right?) And to not separate the export into each clip's folders? (put everything in one folder) This is so that in AE, you can just select everything and it will automagically group the footage based and filename and series.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: kaco on February 26, 2014, 07:08:54 PM
You mean they are not in sync? - its old dslr issue, even with h264 you need to nudge the wav back 1-2 frames

Or You mean the wav is different length from video? - its "normal" for now, wav is either longer or shorter by a few frames or seconds.

in my case the files are being imported into resolve separately (audio and video as two files). In premiere everything works fine.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: arturochu on February 26, 2014, 10:25:50 PM
no proxies
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: pilgrim on February 26, 2014, 11:03:37 PM
Pilgrim,
Whatever it takes to go from MLV to ProRes that gets rid of the pink dots on the EOS-M camera. :)

Edit- I just looked at mlrawviewer and tried it. it seems to only be a raw/mlv viewer and i cannot get any of the options to work for MLV files, such as brightness, white balance, etc. These options do work on the original ML Raw files. how do you get it to do prores and dng's? i have a feeling it takes some programming since there are no menus or anything except space bar for start and stop playback. I admit I didn't read the whole thread. Just the OP and downloaded the app. Tony's app does most of what I need except the pink dot removal and no raw files (just mlv).

Gary,

I use "mlrawviewer" for viewing and converting the MLV files to ProRes. It's work as explain in the page :
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9560.msg91165#msg91165

The function brightness gain, white balance, linear/log mapping : all work well.
The only part which doesn't work (and I want) for me is jump the next/previous files with O/P keys. The rest is good, I use on Win7 64bit  and MacOS Mavericks. All the command with the keyboard shortcut which make faster for someone habits with shortcut. I put the list of the keyboard shortcut on the wall next to the monitor, and now it's memorized. I am used to FinalCutPro, so ProRes is my favourite.
No, I don't use the DNG files. It's too long process for me through Resolve, even I like very much the possibility of correction on Resolve. Simply I use correction on FCP and Neat Video. On Windows7 I use Lightworks, and with vers 11.5 it can import/link directly the ProRes file without transcode. I encourage you to read again the first page of "mlrawviewer" and play a bit more.

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: painya on February 27, 2014, 04:25:45 AM
I was getting the same errors today. windows 7 64 bit
It seems like we are missing something. I'll PM you if I find out what and I'd appreciate if you'd do the same.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on February 27, 2014, 09:26:58 AM
People! To all who are getting the error "mlv2dng" has stopped working.. its because of mlv2dng. The program is discontinued and has flaws. Will switch back to mlvdump when i get back and upload. Meanwhile if someone has an older version of mlv converter they can upload.. as i dont have them with me now.

Sorry about the unstability.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Rush on February 27, 2014, 04:16:34 PM
Proxies are veru useful.
It's impossible to work with DNG in real-time.
So I edit ProRes and replace it with DNGs (making color correction) before final render.
Don't see any other way to work with RAW faster
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 27, 2014, 06:18:05 PM
Proxies are veru useful.
It's impossible to work with DNG in real-time.
So I edit ProRes and replace it with DNGs (making color correction) before final render.
Don't see any other way to work with RAW faster
I drag n drop ML RAW files straight into PPro CC ver 7.0. I can play them in real time with the Quality set to full. Now, what can be faster than that? Do not use PProCC Import and MLV files will not work. The adobe 7.1 update does not work i also have the Ginger HDR plugin installed and maybe that is why it works. I don't know. It just works and I can also apply effects. All raw files are noisy so I use Neat Video "after" the edit is final because that filter chokes real time playback. I also use Ginger white balance if needed and adjust levels with adobe fast color corrector if needed. If you keep Neat Video disabled, then it all runs real time with the full quality setting.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Rush on February 27, 2014, 07:35:04 PM
I drag n drop ML RAW files straight into PPro CC ver 7.0...
Yes, it is because Ginger HDR plugin... Very nice, thank you!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 27, 2014, 08:17:52 PM
Yes, it is because Ginger HDR plugin... Very nice, thank you!
yet, there is no interaction with the plugin. i just installed it to the correct folder for ppro. i assume it is doing something in the background.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: jayzed on March 06, 2014, 02:28:16 PM
My understanding is that Ginger HDR is based on a dematrixing wrapper. It loads raw files into the wrapper that can then be viewed in prempro and AE. There is a utility provided that can be used to create the wrappers outside of these apps as well.
Ginger HDR also comes with a couple of plugins that allow tonemapping. I believe these were specifically designed for HDR time lapse but can also work well on raw files which can have values outside the standard range.

The plugins are also an interesting, if number heavy and intricate, way to colour correct your raw (or any) clips. They can do things many standard colour correcting tools can't such as faux HDR and adjusting just the shadows, midtones or highlights in a way I haven't seen outside of a heavy duty cc app like Resolve or Speedgrade using qualifiers etc.
One of the compositors I came across at work sometimes uses Ginger HDR on computer generated high dynamic range renders which have been output in EXR format, particularly if he doesn't have access to Nuke.
One problem I've seen is that if Ginger HDR is installed in AE, it takes over ownership of raw files so the ACR workflow is not possible. There is a separate plugin folder for PP where it can be installed which allows you to use Ginger HDR in PP but leaves AE with the ACR method.

Note, this is a different location to the standard media core plugins, used for both apps and Media Encoder, for Win 7 the main folder is found at:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\7.0\MediaCore which installs Ginger HDR to both AE and PP.

Whereas the PP only Win7 folder is:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC\Plug-ins\Common
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ChadMuffin on March 06, 2014, 03:21:30 PM
This is probably a mlv_dump thing but, wanted to throw it out there anyways. Would it be possible to set start and stop points on the clips and only export that section? Sometimes, there is a lot of extra footage that doesn't need to be converted, would help cut down on converting times.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on March 06, 2014, 04:06:18 PM
This is probably a mlv_dump thing but, wanted to throw it out there anyways. Would it be possible to set start and stop points on the clips and only export that section? Sometimes, there is a lot of extra footage that doesn't need to be converted, would help cut down on converting times.

Actually yes. You can set an in and out frame number. It will be a bit complicqted to make a live thumb preview and sliders. And another thing.. when you are doing a lot of files altogether.. would you use it? Because it should be specific for each file.. and to be honest in a production type of work where you have markers and director indications.. i wouldnt cut anything there..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: czdodo on March 07, 2014, 05:31:00 PM
People! To all who are getting the error "mlv2dng" has stopped working.. its because of mlv2dng. The program is discontinued and has flaws. Will switch back to mlvdump when i get back and upload. Meanwhile if someone has an older version of mlv converter they can upload.. as i dont have them with me now.

Sorry about the unstability.

Hi!

Is there a solution now for batch converting the MLVs?
I have the same issue, as it was mentioned before.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ChadMuffin on March 07, 2014, 05:48:40 PM
I don't know how many people would use the start and end points for converting, but it would be nice. You have a great point about production work and wanting to keep everything but, documentary style work usually had a lot of unnecessary footage waiting for things to happen. I was working on a side project and only used about 15% of the footage which just took longer than I hoped for converting and then, Re-scrubbing through the footage once converted to prores. It was just a idea, that's all. Thanks for all your work!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: ted ramasola on March 07, 2014, 06:13:03 PM
@Tony,

I'm still using ver 1.6 since it did not give me problems, do you advice I download the latest on the first post?

Also, I suggest if its possible from your end that you have option for users to download previous builds so users can "backtrack" to a previous version in case they encounter bugs in the current.

Many thanks.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: czdodo on March 07, 2014, 10:13:08 PM
@Tony,

I'm still using ver 1.6 since it did not give me problems, do you advice I download the latest on the first post?

Also, I suggest if its possible from your end that you have option for users to download previous builds so users can "backtrack" to a previous version in case they encounter bugs in the current.

Many thanks.

Could you please upload it somewhere?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Panz on March 09, 2014, 07:24:57 PM
Is mlv dump multithread?
if not, i think there is a way to speed things up a bit.

Just tried converting a few gigs of mlvs with your app tony, but instead of using one window i opened four(as much as the threads in my processor). Seems to work.
So, if possible, you can run multiple instances of mlv dump to speed things up when dealing with multiple files.

Haven't seen anyone talk about it, so i though i'd share. If it's been discussed before, plz point me to it. Thanks

Forgot to mention, i ve been using 1.7.2 with mlv_dump, not mlv2dng.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: kgv5 on March 10, 2014, 04:55:11 PM
I have noticed some strange behaviour - when processing bunch of MLVs straight from the CF card to some HDD folder -  all DNGs are in place where i want them to be while WAVs - some of them are in desired folder and some of them stays on CF cards root folder.  Did anybody have the same thing?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Arthur Rambo on March 11, 2014, 11:55:12 AM
Since somebody asked for it, here is a link to v1.6 :

www.samuel-maurin.com/MLV-Converter-1.6.rar

Hope you won't mind Tony. In case you do, just tell me and I will delete it !
I've been using MLC converter to do this clip for french 80s pop icon Desireless (Voyage Voyage amongst others)


Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on March 11, 2014, 01:35:33 PM
Since somebody asked for it, here is a link to v1.6 :

www.samuel-maurin.com/MLV-Converter-1.6.rar

Hope you won't mind Tony. In case you do, just tell me and I will delete it !
I've been using MLC converter to do this clip for french 80s pop icon Desireless (Voyage Voyage amongst others)


Wow man!!! Incredible video!!!! LOVED it in every way!!! I think it's the best video I've seen with ML so far.. can't believe it's ML really!!! Looks like red or alexa, hehe.. the 5D3 is a beast!!!
Thanks for sharing the previous version.. and thanks so much for all the credits towards these converter!! :)
I'm back from my holiday now and gonna continue development.. gonna change the interface a bit to make new functionalities, should be great!

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Arthur Rambo on March 11, 2014, 01:51:30 PM
Thank you Tony, glad you liked it ;)
The grading could be a lot better if it was done by a pro, but since I do everything myself, I have to compromise on some stuff !
Thank you again...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: jayzed on March 12, 2014, 07:26:56 PM
Wow, M. Maurin. Extraordinaire!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: dossisman on March 12, 2014, 08:24:32 PM
Since somebody asked for it, here is a link to v1.6 :

www.samuel-maurin.com/MLV-Converter-1.6.rar

Hope you won't mind Tony. In case you do, just tell me and I will delete it !
I've been using MLC converter to do this clip for french 80s pop icon Desireless (Voyage Voyage amongst others)


Does this version extract the audio as well? I love the 'batch' idea behind this, but I need my audio extracted and 1.8 didn't work well for that. :(
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: Arthur Rambo on March 12, 2014, 08:53:54 PM
I never had twice the same nightly builds nor the same version of MLV converter thanks to Tony and the other brains !
But my guess is that v1.6 should work fine with the audio extractions.
Thank you Jayzed :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: 5Djp on March 13, 2014, 07:26:43 AM
Ginger hdr is discontinued for those referring to it.
http://19lights.com/wp/

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: czdodo on March 13, 2014, 04:01:16 PM
Thank you Tony, glad you liked it ;)
The grading could be a lot better if it was done by a pro, but since I do everything myself, I have to compromise on some stuff !
Thank you again...

Nicely done! I found the grading very good, even noticed it before reading your comment, so I think it works perfectly.

btw VSCO Film released a tons of very good analog looking ACR presets, it helped me a lot to finegrade an upcoming project
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: tonybeccar on March 13, 2014, 08:50:38 PM
v1.9 is out!

- Back to mlv_dump cause of the "mlv2dng stopped working" error. It's a pity cause it was SO fast.
- Interface improvements, with bigger queue and saving space on options.
- DUAL ISO SUPPORT! Though it is sooooooooo slow. But anyway I think that's the way it is. (right click selected items on queue)
- Now you can specify the camera ID for multiple cameras. (right click selected items on queue)
- Chroma smoothing option. Default, none. (may change that?)
- Small bugfixes.

To do, a lot! Including full mlv support, black image substraction, better proxies (using xconvert), dual iso options, full metadata window, more options, delete mlv/dng, import dng folders, proper installer/updater... the list is endless.. hope i can do it all soon! CinemaDNG for me is the most important.. will wait for command line... and I was thinking about Dual ISO and CinemaDNG.. not at all possible right??? That's a complication :/

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f5qm0djcvjo608e/MLV%20Converter%201.9.zip

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: arturochu on March 14, 2014, 05:53:40 AM
looking forward for dual iso support, will try it tomorrow, i'll keep you updated.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 14, 2014, 03:14:59 PM
looking forward for dual iso support, will try it tomorrow, i'll keep you updated.

Great! Works great I think.. but it's with the default options so as it is max quality it's slow.. adding the options now.. but I don't think anyone will use anything low quality...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: ted ramasola on March 14, 2014, 03:20:22 PM
1.9 works good Tony.

Its just that it looks for FORMAT.dll all the time, I already downloaded previously from its site and upon first run I pointed the app to the tools folder. Did I do that right? How can I fix this?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 14, 2014, 03:41:43 PM
1.9 works good Tony.

Its just that it looks for FORMAT.dll all the time, I already downloaded previously from its site and upon first run I pointed the app to the tools folder. Did I do that right? How can I fix this?

Format.dll? I think that's irfan view problem.. did it work before for you? Did you point to the original irfan view folder? Anyway in next release will abandon irfan view as it is really unconfortable to do that!

Anyone else with this problem?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Jakobmen on March 14, 2014, 03:52:30 PM
Format.dll? I think that's irfan view problem.. did it work before for you? Did you point to the original irfan view folder? Anyway in next release will abandon irfan view as it is really unconfortable to do that!

Anyone else with this problem?

yup.. i just ignore it now =(
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 14, 2014, 04:05:06 PM
yup.. i just ignore it now =(

Wow.. really? Weird.. I assume it gives the problem whenever you click a file in the list and tries to load the thumbnail right?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Jakobmen on March 14, 2014, 04:13:13 PM
Wow.. really? Weird.. I assume it gives the problem whenever you click a file in the list and tries to load the thumbnail right?
yes sir
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 14, 2014, 05:06:42 PM
yes sir

Ok will look into it.. strange is not happening to me.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: arturochu on March 14, 2014, 10:45:37 PM
i just processed two dual iso clips, both of them had flicker, one more than the other but noticable in both of them, not acceptable for pro work, bummer, is there some parameter i can change in order to eliminate flicker?

thx in advance

cheers!

currently uploading both, i'll post them as soon as they're up
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 14, 2014, 11:11:33 PM
i just processed two dual iso clips, both of them had flicker, one more than the other but noticable in both of them, not acceptable for pro work, bummer, is there some parameter i can change in order to eliminate flicker?

thx in advance

cheers!

currently uploading both, i'll post them as soon as they're up

Mmmm I have no idea about that.. what the program does is execute cr2hdr with all the default settings.. maybe something to look up in the dual iso thread.. I have no idea about that.. I have a 7D so no dual iso video... I have one clip of a 5D3 that I did the test on.. 116 frames and I didnt processed it completely hehe, so I don't know about the flicker.

The other settings you have basically start lowering the quality, like the interpolation, process in full res.. so I don't know about the flicker really...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: kgv5 on March 14, 2014, 11:45:15 PM
I made some tests and dualISO works completely fine :) Thanks Tony for implementing this :) Flickering is the matter of further processing (shadow/highlight recovery) and has nothing to do with "unpacking" and cr2hdr.
Tony, do you think it would be possible that your app could recognize dualiso files among dozens of normal MLVs? That would be the huge time saver as well.
Cheers
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: arturochu on March 14, 2014, 11:59:09 PM
look this is what i got:



both rendered through resolve, do you think flickering is because of the amount of highlight recovery i made in resolve?

cheers
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 15, 2014, 02:04:44 AM
I made some tests and dualISO works completely fine :) Thanks Tony for implementing this :) Flickering is the matter of further processing (shadow/highlight recovery) and has nothing to do with "unpacking" and cr2hdr.
Tony, do you think it would be possible that your app could recognize dualiso files among dozens of normal MLVs? That would be the huge time saver as well.
Cheers

I'm trying to figure out a way to automatically detect it.. but for now not too sure. Will keep you posted!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 15, 2014, 02:06:27 AM
look this is what i got:



both rendered through resolve, do you think flickering is because of the amount of highlight recovery i made in resolve?

cheers

I see the flicker.. it's small.. I have no idea really. The videos look damn great that for sure! ;)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: a1ex on March 15, 2014, 02:09:29 AM
I'll try to fix it in cr2hdr (most likely I will add a command-line switch called --video).

Not yet sure if I'll use the post deflicker algorithm or I'll simply force black/white levels and ISO match curve to be the same for all frames.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter
Post by: feureau on March 15, 2014, 08:41:07 AM
v1.9 is out!

- Back to mlv_dump cause of the "mlv2dng stopped working" error. It's a pity cause it was SO fast.
- Interface improvements, with bigger queue and saving space on options.
- DUAL ISO SUPPORT! Though it is sooooooooo slow. But anyway I think that's the way it is. (right click selected items on queue)
- Now you can specify the camera ID for multiple cameras. (right click selected items on queue)
- Chroma smoothing option. Default, none. (may change that?)
- Small bugfixes.

To do, a lot! Including full mlv support, black image substraction, better proxies (using xconvert), dual iso options, full metadata window, more options, delete mlv/dng, import dng folders, proper installer/updater... the list is endless.. hope i can do it all soon! CinemaDNG for me is the most important.. will wait for command line... and I was thinking about Dual ISO and CinemaDNG.. not at all possible right??? That's a complication :/

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f5qm0djcvjo608e/MLV%20Converter%201.9.zip

Cheers!

Thank you very much for the update! \o/

Looking forward to the CinemaDNG support! :D

And don't forget the pink dot remover, please! :P
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jose_ugs on March 15, 2014, 09:56:24 AM
I'll try to fix it in cr2hdr (most likely I will add a command-line switch called --video).

Not yet sure if I'll use the post deflicker algorithm or I'll simply force black/white levels and ISO match curve to be the same for all frames.

@a1ex, someone had the same issue some days ago, i'm sure it'll be much appreciated if you have a "fix" for this :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jose_ugs on March 15, 2014, 11:22:56 AM
I was going through the DNG options and here's a comparison between the various DNG compressions: None, Lossless, Lossy
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.image-share.com%2Fupload%2F2476%2F177.jpg&hash=2068cd446b0c4091e35d5e9ea3736878)

Here are the full-res files:
http://www.image-share.com/upload/2476/178.jpg (http://www.image-share.com/upload/2476/178.jpg)
http://www.image-share.com/upload/2476/179.jpg (http://www.image-share.com/upload/2476/179.jpg)
http://www.image-share.com/upload/2476/180.jpg (http://www.image-share.com/upload/2476/180.jpg)

I couldn't find (as expected) any difference between None & Lossless. There's minor difference between None/Lossless & Lossy... in my scenario, it's really really minor... 90% of my friends couldn't tell a difference.
The real difference comes when you process for Lossless or Lossy... it takes forever. Lossless will result in around half of the original (none) files, and Lossy in around 1/4th...
Time to process will vary, but here's a simple one: it took about 2:12min.(None) to process a 2GB spanned MLV, 26:16mins(lossless) & 30mins(lossy)

Hope this is of some use and i don't repeat someone else's comparison...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: chmee on March 15, 2014, 11:39:36 AM
i'd wonder, if there would be differences between no and lossless dng. thats the advantage of lossless :) its lossless :D

as i read, lossy is compressed in 8bit yuv. so look in the bottom right corner, change from blue to white circles. there are significantly more edge-artifacts. if you'd say, you use it as archive-format, ok. but as working-footage, sorry, no.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 15, 2014, 12:02:12 PM
as i read, lossy is compressed in 8bit yuv.

...and lossless?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: chmee on March 15, 2014, 12:29:29 PM
lossless is like zip/rar/lzw, you lose nothing, therefore lossless. its a straight data compression, not a visual one.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 15, 2014, 12:43:04 PM

Thanks for the info, glad to know that they stay still with 14 bits.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jose_ugs on March 15, 2014, 12:44:47 PM
yep, results in the same quality, but less storage is needed. Only thing is... takes time to compress it. I don't know how it performs in Davinci/AFX compared to non-compressed DNGs in terms of speed
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 15, 2014, 03:13:59 PM
yep, results in the same quality, but less storage is needed. Only thing is... takes time to compress it. I don't know how it performs in Davinci/AFX compared to non-compressed DNGs in terms of speed

I didn't do an extensive test.. but I tried different compressions in AE and it was the same in terms of speed.. at least I didn't notice one.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: chmee on March 15, 2014, 03:37:06 PM
how many space do we save? 30% imho the savings are not worth the time it needs. its too easy buying another hdd with 2tb.. if i want to archive the dngs, then i'd do a simple zip-compression on the folders. done. but nonetheless, its now built in and some are thankful for that..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 15, 2014, 03:54:55 PM
how many space do we save? 30% imho the savings are not worth the time it needs. its too easy buying another hdd with 2tb.. if i want to archive the dngs, then i'd do a simple zip-compression on the folders. done. but nonetheless, its now built in and some are thankful for that..

I think 50% with lossless. Indeed it is veryyyy time consuming. But you gotta sleep at night.. hehe..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: arturochu on March 15, 2014, 04:49:48 PM
I'll try to fix it in cr2hdr (most likely I will add a command-line switch called --video).

Not yet sure if I'll use the post deflicker algorithm or I'll simply force black/white levels and ISO match curve to be the same for all frames.

Looking forward for this fix, i'll test it as soon as its updated.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 15, 2014, 06:26:19 PM
I don't quite understand the Pink Dot Remover thing yet.. cause I never experienced it. I found this thread: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=6658.0

Is this it? This program that I download from the first post will fix the pink dots for ALL cameras affected by it? I just notices there is a .jar inside, so have no clue.

Anyone can point me in the right direction so I can implement it?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: a1ex on March 15, 2014, 06:37:30 PM
That's the issue: it only works with certain cameras and resolutions, for which the exact location of these pixels is known.

This is why I wrote chroma smoothing, because that algorithm removes all pink pixels with no prior info about them. However, some may argue it reduces image quality by doing that.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 15, 2014, 08:10:00 PM
That's the issue: it only works with certain cameras and resolutions, for which the exact location of these pixels is known.

This is why I wrote chroma smoothing, because that algorithm removes all pink pixels with no prior info about them. However, some may argue it reduces image quality by doing that.

Oh ok! That's great a1ex! Thanks!

So, for the people who are asking for Pink Dot Remover, you do not like chroma smoothing? Do you still have pink pixels?

As far as this new information, I see no point in implementing it..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: feureau on March 16, 2014, 02:56:43 PM
Hi, Tony

Yeah, that's the tool. And there are two methods to clear up pink dots. Using that special tool and using chroma smoothing thingy. The PDR tool is best but you have to know the exact resolution of the frame since the dots are manually programmed according to the position of the PDAF on the sensor.

The chroma smoothing sometimes leave artifacts on magenta colored stuff.

the Raw Therappee cleanup is basically the same as running a magenta defringing on lightroom/ACR, but you'd need a strong defringing, causing artifacts on the fringe of everything magenta. Plus sometimes it leaves black dots when you sharpen the pic a bit

This is applicable with cameras that has EOS-M hybrid AF sensor like the 650D and 700D. (and the eos-m itself) since MLVs recorded from them also records the AF points.

Would be nice to have this function batch executed when waiting for the DNGs to complete.

Btw, did you get the jar from the github? (I think the one linked in the post is outdated)

Also, for clarity: Alex's PDR is the raw2dng cs2x2 and it works great too (I think this is the latest one: http://acoutts.com/a1ex/raw2dng_cs2x2_ahdlike_noise.exe)

PS: MLV has --cs2x2 too (no idea how good it is though. Never tried it.)

Any of which gets implemented would be great though. :D (I guess MLV's --cs2x2 would be easiest?)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 16, 2014, 03:29:19 PM
Hi, Tony

Yeah, that's the tool. And there are two methods to clear up pink dots. Using that special tool and using chroma smoothing thingy. The PDR tool is best but you have to know the exact resolution of the frame since the dots are manually programmed according to the position of the PDAF on the sensor.

The chroma smoothing sometimes leave artifacts on magenta colored stuff.

the Raw Therappee cleanup is basically the same as running a magenta defringing on lightroom/ACR, but you'd need a strong defringing, causing artifacts on the fringe of everything magenta. Plus sometimes it leaves black dots when you sharpen the pic a bit

This is applicable with cameras that has EOS-M hybrid AF sensor like the 650D and 700D. (and the eos-m itself) since MLVs recorded from them also records the AF points.

Would be nice to have this function batch executed when waiting for the DNGs to complete.

Btw, did you get the jar from the github? (I think the one linked in the post is outdated)

Also, for clarity: Alex's PDR is the raw2dng cs2x2 and it works great too (I think this is the latest one: http://acoutts.com/a1ex/raw2dng_cs2x2_ahdlike_noise.exe)

PS: MLV has --cs2x2 too (no idea how good it is though. Never tried it.)

Any of which gets implemented would be great though. :D (I guess MLV's --cs2x2 would be easiest?)

MLV chroma smoothing is already implemented in 1.9, it's under DNG options. You can choose between None, 2x2, 3x3 and 5x5. Anyway I think in mlv_dump cs2x2 is the default setting.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Toffifee on March 16, 2014, 06:34:06 PM
Hey,


I run this program in win 8.1 through Parallells 9 and I keep running into this error: "the given path's format is not supported", any ideas for what I can do to fix it?

Edit: Updated to 1.9, I get errors still, but it looks like it's working
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: chmee on March 16, 2014, 06:54:46 PM
maybe missing path-separator for cross-system-usage?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/system.io.path.pathseparator%28v=vs.110%29.aspx
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: ChadMuffin on March 16, 2014, 08:38:22 PM
This should be a sticky note. More people need to know about this batch converter.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Toffifee on March 17, 2014, 12:56:23 AM
+1
Honestly a lot of the stickies are outdated.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: feureau on March 17, 2014, 11:49:24 AM
MLV chroma smoothing is already implemented in 1.9, it's under DNG options. You can choose between None, 2x2, 3x3 and 5x5. Anyway I think in mlv_dump cs2x2 is the default setting.

Holy shit! I didn't see that drop box! D:

That works great. Thank you!! \o/

Default was None in that dropbox though. (I think it should stay that way)

Btw, the picture profile in ACR is no longer selectable in this version. Did something changed?

Also, is it possible to add an option to have all the output DNGs put in one folder instead of each separate folder?

Thanks again. This tool is really really really useful. Best batch converter I've seen here. :D

This should be a sticky note. More people need to know about this batch converter.

Bloody yes. Two of those apps sticked has trojan even. And the devs have all but disappeared.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: HugoFilipe on March 18, 2014, 04:14:15 PM
I'm certanly doing something wrong.

I've read a few pages of this topic and could not find the answer, I try to convert the MLV to a proxy, it does extract the dng, then creates the TIF but concludes before creating the proxy.
I've the proxy selected, the destination folder also is selected.
I tried about every proxy options but none gives me a video file.

The source files are from 5d3, at 1920x1080 24fps.

Help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: gary2013 on March 18, 2014, 05:52:41 PM
i can't get ProRes to work with this latest version 1.9. It creates a mov file, but nothing is there when I try playback using VLC or QT.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 18, 2014, 11:25:30 PM
Maybe it's a simple bug as I changed stuff and really didnt test proxies in 1.9.. cause i thought they would be fine, as I touched nothing from them.. but apparently something caused a chain reaction in the code.. will look into it, thanks for noticing.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: HugoFilipe on March 19, 2014, 05:26:30 AM
@Tony, this aplication looks like will match perfecly my transition from the .RAW to .MLV (leaving Rawanizer behind), but I'm having trouble getting the proxies.

I followed the first post from start to ending. I do state each folder correctly, i selected the proxy type (tried all of them), it extracts the DNG's, then exports the TIF's but in the end it just deletes the TIF's and says convertion done, with no proxy file generated.

I'm pretty sure something is wrong on my side, but I would love to get your help on this.

Thank you
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Toffifee on March 19, 2014, 06:00:34 AM
@Tony
Are there any plans for a os x app?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 19, 2014, 01:05:37 PM
@Tony, this aplication looks like will match perfecly my transition from the .RAW to .MLV (leaving Rawanizer behind), but I'm having trouble getting the proxies.

I followed the first post from start to ending. I do state each folder correctly, i selected the proxy type (tried all of them), it extracts the DNG's, then exports the TIF's but in the end it just deletes the TIF's and says convertion done, with no proxy file generated.

I'm pretty sure something is wrong on my side, but I would love to get your help on this.

Thank you

Hey Hugo! As I said above, there seems to be a simple bug in 1.9.. will fix it today and upload 1.9.1!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 19, 2014, 01:06:26 PM
@Tony
Are there any plans for a os x app?

I wish, but for now I have no idea how.. and I have a lot planned. Maybe when I'm finished I'll do the full port, but for now doesnt make sense to me because there are a lot of features missing (and I don't have a mac for now hehe)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 19, 2014, 01:43:37 PM
1.9.1:

- Fixed the proxy bug, it was very silly. Sorry about that. Should be working fine now.

You will see more options but disabled, that's because I was in the middle of implementing new stuff and hurried to fix this urgent bug.

Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ljq4dl253sktyi/MLV%20Converter%201.9.1.zip

Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: HugoFilipe on March 20, 2014, 02:25:47 PM
1.9.1:

- Fixed the proxy bug, it was very silly. Sorry about that. Should be working fine now.

You will see more options but disabled, that's because I was in the middle of implementing new stuff and hurried to fix this urgent bug.

Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ljq4dl253sktyi/MLV%20Converter%201.9.1.zip

Cheers!

Hey Tony,

I mean I'm really doing something wrong.
I tried this new version, tried the 1.6 one also.
Everything works perfectly except that i never get a proxy in the end. I selected correctly the 3 programs, i can preview all the footage, well, in resume everything looks ok until the end of the export.

It creates the TIF's but then deletes them and no proxy appear. I tried all ProRes options, no luck with any.
I know this is a bad issue report, but really don't know what to describe.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: edge11 on March 20, 2014, 10:24:42 PM
Damn this is sweet!
can't wait to be able to add luts to the proxies.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: 5Djp on March 21, 2014, 06:37:02 AM
I really love these updates!  Thanks Tony!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: ted ramasola on March 21, 2014, 07:54:27 AM
Tony,

This version is better now. No more buggy pop up telling me a dll is missing.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: edge11 on March 24, 2014, 10:07:51 AM
So i got this error today while trying to format a 4gb mlv file with proress444 proxies.
Im on windows 8.1 using mlv to dng batch 1.9.1
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fi5BEq8bl.jpg&hash=74c671fb2116484f7571c2bcb9673c69) (http://imgur.com/i5BEq8b)
I tried to send it through again and i got this
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FqCCPNOZl.jpg&hash=3eced5d1afe52703262760ce15a9281f) (http://imgur.com/qCCPNOZ)
Then this
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FdDWy4yKl.jpg&hash=28efadcbdfc7f7903c07c4b0d13de02c) (http://imgur.com/dDWy4yK)

Tried it again, here is what the error message says

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Value of '-73' is not valid for 'Value'. 'Value' should be between 'minimum' and 'maximum'.
Parameter name: Value
   at System.Windows.Forms.ProgressBar.set_Value(Int32 value)
   at WindowsApplication1.Program.My_BgWorker_ProgressChanged(Object sender, ProgressChangedEventArgs e)

Any one know whats going on?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: screamer on March 24, 2014, 10:32:47 PM
1.9.1:

- Fixed the proxy bug, it was very silly. Sorry about that. Should be working fine now.

You will see more options but disabled, that's because I was in the middle of implementing new stuff and hurried to fix this urgent bug.

Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ljq4dl253sktyi/MLV%20Converter%201.9.1.zip

Cheers!

hi, and wow, this software is very useful. i've installed now, first time i use mlv files and trying to experiment about dual iso files also.
all is working fine, but i have some things disabled in the interface (i guess because of the hurry of fixing the proxy bug).
in the specific i have all the "mlv rewrite" and "dual iso" tabs grey and not active. and basically if i export to a dng sequence, the dng files are with the lines (so not processed, i guess).
i don't know if it is about the version of software (tried to download old versions following the links on the thread, but unfortunately they are no more online).
how can i process a dual iso mlv? am i doing something wrong, or simply i have to wait?
thank you so much for the great work ;)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 24, 2014, 11:24:14 PM
hi, and wow, this software is very useful. i've installed now, first time i use mlv files and trying to experiment about dual iso files also.
all is working fine, but i have some things disabled in the interface (i guess because of the hurry of fixing the proxy bug).
in the specific i have all the "mlv rewrite" and "dual iso" tabs grey and not active. and basically if i export to a dng sequence, the dng files are with the lines (so not processed, i guess).
i don't know if it is about the version of software (tried to download old versions following the links on the thread, but unfortunately they are no more online).
how can i process a dual iso mlv? am i doing something wrong, or simply i have to wait?
thank you so much for the great work ;)

Hey! You have to select the files that are Dual Iso, right click and select "Process Dual Iso", that way the column will change from "No" to "Yes". Should write some manual or something hehe.. The disabled options are like that because they are not finished. Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 24, 2014, 11:57:41 PM
v1.9.2:

- Updated version of mlv_dump. it has a bugfix that skips corrupted frames encounter on some recent builds.
- also forgot to include nconvert.exe in previous version, it's the replacement for irfan view.

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qhncp7pi4t268o/MLV%20Converter%201.9.2.zip
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 25, 2014, 12:01:59 AM
So i got this error today while trying to format a 4gb mlv file with proress444 proxies.
Im on windows 8.1 using mlv to dng batch 1.9.1
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fi5BEq8bl.jpg&hash=74c671fb2116484f7571c2bcb9673c69) (http://imgur.com/i5BEq8b)
I tried to send it through again and i got this
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FqCCPNOZl.jpg&hash=3eced5d1afe52703262760ce15a9281f) (http://imgur.com/qCCPNOZ)
Then this
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FdDWy4yKl.jpg&hash=28efadcbdfc7f7903c07c4b0d13de02c) (http://imgur.com/dDWy4yK)

Tried it again, here is what the error message says

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Value of '-73' is not valid for 'Value'. 'Value' should be between 'minimum' and 'maximum'.
Parameter name: Value
   at System.Windows.Forms.ProgressBar.set_Value(Int32 value)
   at WindowsApplication1.Program.My_BgWorker_ProgressChanged(Object sender, ProgressChangedEventArgs e)

Any one know whats going on?

Grr, still this bug. Will have to put a definite solution to it, it's in my to do list. But I think regardless of that error the programs keeps on going. It's an "interface" error regarding the progress bar. And the ufraw-batch thing, yeah it's done it a couple times for me.. it's not a good program it seems. But I gotta process the tiffs somehow for ffmpeg. I will try with nconvert and see how well it process the dng's. For now I get a pink cast all over the dng's, I can fix it with "autobalance" but it changes a lot of things i don't want. Any help would be appreciated!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 25, 2014, 12:03:20 AM
Hey Tony,

I mean I'm really doing something wrong.
I tried this new version, tried the 1.6 one also.
Everything works perfectly except that i never get a proxy in the end. I selected correctly the 3 programs, i can preview all the footage, well, in resume everything looks ok until the end of the export.

It creates the TIF's but then deletes them and no proxy appear. I tried all ProRes options, no luck with any.
I know this is a bad issue report, but really don't know what to describe.

Hey! This error should be fixed in 1.9.1.. did you decompress the contents of the zip in a separate folder? Because if you mix it with the old one it may create problems... that bug should be over..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: screamer on March 25, 2014, 12:17:23 AM
hi tony,
and thanks for the fast answer. I've downloaded the new version and tried. But unfortunately dosen't work for me.
i load my mlv file, then right click to activate dual iso processing. and on the table, the dual iso propery is on yes. but the tab on the bottom remains grey, and if i export the dng sequence is with the line :\
any hint?

[EDIT]
i'm too impatient, i was looking at the dng files during the process (because the mlv is quite long and the rendering time is a lot), but now i've stopped, and i can see that the video converter is doing the dual iso conversion from the "lineish" dng extracted from mlv. great, and sorry for my mistakes. i really love this software, vveeery useful. thanks a lot
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: ponchotg on March 25, 2014, 12:58:35 AM
this is probably a temp issue, and probably because you are updating the file or something but i'm getting the Dropbox error "Nothing Here", Just Wanted to let you know.
can't wait to test it!
Cheers!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 25, 2014, 01:04:26 AM
this is probably a temp issue, and probably because you are updating the file or something but i'm getting the Dropbox error "Nothing Here", Just Wanted to let you know.
can't wait to test it!
Cheers!

Hehe, forgot to update the link in the first page, thanks man! ;)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: ted ramasola on March 25, 2014, 01:12:59 AM
corrected the version number to your link label. It was still 1.9.1. Fixed now. Will download to test. Thanks Tony.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: ted ramasola on March 25, 2014, 01:18:21 AM
Tony, I still need to copy the old Programs folder with the mlrawviewer into this new version main folder right? I'm curious, since it also have an mlv_dump.exe in that folder, will your app disregard that version? Is it safe to delete that? or mlrawviewer needs it?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on March 25, 2014, 01:31:36 AM
Hey Ted, got confused a little bit. The new version (1.9.2) is the same as 1.9.1 but with the programs updated. You should extract 1.9.2 and use it as it is, without overwriting, adding or changing any files.. mlrawviewer is external, shouldnt be a problem. One thing, I didnt change the label in the title of the program cause i was too lazy, lol..
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Canon eos m on March 25, 2014, 08:41:06 AM
Tony, Does this latest version 1.9.2 work only with MLV. I remember the last version working both with MLV / RAW video files.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: edge11 on March 25, 2014, 11:42:24 AM
Grr, still this bug. Will have to put a definite solution to it, it's in my to do list. But I think regardless of that error the programs keeps on going. It's an "interface" error regarding the progress bar. And the ufraw-batch thing, yeah it's done it a couple times for me.. it's not a good program it seems. But I gotta process the tiffs somehow for ffmpeg. I will try with nconvert and see how well it process the dng's. For now I get a pink cast all over the dng's, I can fix it with "autobalance" but it changes a lot of things i don't want. Any help would be appreciated!
Wish i knew how to help, other than reporting the results I'm getting.
I updated to 1.9.2,
Ok, so i get the ufraw error every time i try to make proxies for that longer 4gb file. I starts somewhere at the beginning of making the tif files. I let it run with pressing "close program on the ufraw error and it finished making the tifs but did nothing with them. The progress bar worked and updated but hung up  (got to 66%) after the tiffs were made. I gave it another 30 minutes then pressed close program on the ufraw error, my status bar reverted to 33% and there was a 96mb mov file in my proxies folder. Tried to open it in premier and i got a file import failure.

I didnt get any errors when a I ran a significantly smaller (400 frames) file.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: clement2 on March 25, 2014, 01:17:52 PM
Tony, I'm using 5d Mark 3 1.1.3, 25 march ML and transent 1200x 64gb CF card, can continuously record 25fps 1080p raw video (1x mode), but not in 3x crop mode. after I figure that if i in 3x crop mode, The camera itself change the fps from 25fps to 29.97 fps when recording, which make me can record 3-4 second and start frame skipping.

And I think your program prove what I hv told, if there is true, can u tell the guys who is developing the Magic lantern module to fix the issue so that i can use the 3x crop mode with MLV sound enable (no FPS overide). Thanks.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t66ytf1zo5iabdf/Untitled-1.jpg
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: ted ramasola on March 25, 2014, 05:18:53 PM
@ clement2
crop mode is always 29.97fps so you need fps override when using crop mode if you want 25p. there is no issue.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: guentergunter on March 25, 2014, 09:44:14 PM
Hello tonybeccar,
since a few days now there's a discussion about the future resolutions available for the 5D2 (and maybe other cameras).

It started with a1ex:

The horizontal resolution is restricted to multiples of 8 bytes and 16 pixels according to latest findings. This restriction is valid at least for 5D3 and 6D (didn't do much testing on other cameras), but I'd like to keep the code portable without camera-specific exceptions.

So, before including this change in nightly builds, I'd like to ask you which is better: 1888 with 8 pixels of black border that you will have to crop, or 1856 without any border pixels? Between these 2 values, there are no valid resolutions that respect the alignment restrictions.

This change was discussed here:

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3904.msg106087#msg106087
https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/pull-request/438/raw-recording-force-line-size-to-be/diff


In my opinion, it would be no problem to simply discard black borders from an image while converting to dng:


...and it's also no coding effort to discard pixels while converting to dng. The user wouldn't even realize it!
This way, no one has to crop anything actively in post! It's simply done in background in the ever necessary converting (to dng) step.

I'm no programmer (just some very basic skills).
Thus it would be really great, if you could just leave a little comment about it as a programmer to help us sort things out for the 5D2 (and other cameras with the same problem):

Specific 5D2 threat (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5533.new#new)

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: GooDween on March 30, 2014, 09:25:41 AM
it can't create proxy on win 8?
only errors, dng files created.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: feureau on March 30, 2014, 06:24:17 PM
Just passing by to say thank you for the update! ^^

Thanks
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: edge11 on March 31, 2014, 06:45:51 AM
it can't create proxy on win 8?
only errors, dng files created.
I'm getting the same errors on windows 8.1
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: GooDween on March 31, 2014, 08:56:48 AM
me too win 8.1 64 bit if it matters.
but without it it still much less painful for edit raws)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: screamer on April 03, 2014, 01:10:27 AM
same problem here (windows 8.1 x64), also tried some compatibility modes for converter and also for ufraw-batch.exe, but no luck.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: screamer on April 04, 2014, 11:37:43 AM
...And the ufraw-batch thing, yeah it's done it a couple times for me.. it's not a good program it seems. But I gotta process the tiffs somehow for ffmpeg. I will try with nconvert and see how well it process the dng's. For now I get a pink cast all over the dng's, I can fix it with "autobalance" but it changes a lot of things i don't want. Any help would be appreciated!

i'm not a programmer, so unfortunately i cannot help you except but trying your software and report what i see. but, i've seen a lot of people using gimp that has similar problems with ufraw, so agree with you, probably it's not a good program. anyway, some of them have resolved using http://rawtherapee.com/ instead.
i don't know if it can be usable with your software, but seems to be opensource, and free.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: kaco on April 08, 2014, 06:29:04 PM
should I use the chroma smoothing 2x2 for 5Dmk3?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: arturochu on April 09, 2014, 06:49:23 AM
should I use the chroma smoothing 2x2 for 5Dmk3?

Haha i have the same question.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: arturochu on April 09, 2014, 06:51:27 AM
Tony, could you please add the dual iso postprocessing update for video in the next version?

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7139.msg110882;topicseen#msg110882
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: screamer on April 09, 2014, 12:07:55 PM
@arturochu, you can simply overwrite the actual cr2hdr in the tools folder with the new one, and should work
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: arturochu on April 10, 2014, 06:48:29 AM
@arturochu, you can simply overwrite the actual cr2hdr in the tools folder with the new one, and should work

I dont think that would be enough since there is a new command line for video
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: bastogne on April 11, 2014, 05:32:39 PM
Sorry for me inexperience but care to explain how this programme work?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Arthur Rambo on April 13, 2014, 03:48:31 AM
Hi,

Well, I think it's pretty straight forward.
MLV in, DNG out + proxies if you'd like too !

Tony, I'm shooting a documentary for french television in Kuujjuaq (Nunavik) and I'm using a 5Dm3 as a Bcam alongside a C300.
I'm using your converter again and again ;)
Thank you once again from the north.
Sam
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Canon eos m on April 13, 2014, 04:03:09 AM
Hi,

Well, I think it's pretty straight forward.
MLV in, DNG out + proxies if you'd like too !

Tony, I'm shooting a documentary for french television in Kuujjuaq (Nunavik) and I'm using a 5Dm3 as a Bcam alongside a C300.
I'm using your converter again and again ;)
Thank you once again from the north.
Sam

Hi Arthur, could please publish your workflow. A tut will be great help too.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Arthur Rambo on April 13, 2014, 05:21:39 AM
Hi !

Well, I don't know if it's the best workflow available, but it works for me.
Some explanations can be found here, let me know if you want further details.
Right now, imho, the main problem concerning Mlv converter is the time it takes to get the dng sequences.
I get around 200 Go files a day, and it takes ages to process all those files.
Hope Tony will do something about it when he'll get the time...
Sam
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: bastogne on April 14, 2014, 01:12:10 AM
Thanks for your reply.

Some questions I still have - what does proxies do? I click on create proxy but nothing happen. Second, mind making a video of the steps using this programme? my footage right now looks crap, I am sure something went wrong in the workflow.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on April 14, 2014, 02:35:20 AM
Hey everybody!

Sorry for leaving the project a bit abandoned... I started coding it because I was on a 3 month holiday, and now I'm back! That and also that I don't quite see the point now con continuing until there's a command line for Cinema DNG's. Which are your workflows? Davinci Resolve? AE feels like too much time really...

To clarify: Proxies are not working properly, some problem with ufraw, will switch to Raw Therapee as someone recommended here. And the speed, that's mlv_dump guys! It is slow by definition, uses very little of the cpu. It does chroma smoothing and vertical stripe fix, that's great. Once I tried with mlv2dng which is amazingly fast, but it doesnt do audio so it was slower... and every now and then it crashed, so ended up dropping it.

I want to continue it, for now I don't have the time really... maybe I can add the update for Dual Iso which is really easy and takes 0 time... but it'll be nice really to have access to Cinema DNG's, because that's the way to go!

Cheers guys!!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: a1ex on April 14, 2014, 07:28:37 AM
What problem do you have with ufraw? I might be able to help.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on April 14, 2014, 07:52:25 AM
What problem do you have with ufraw? I might be able to help.

Thanks a1ex! I'll have to do more research, but I noticed 2 things. One, (on windows) ufraw-batch randomly crashes. The other one, while generating the TIFF sequence, in a random frame it doesnt create the tiff, it creates a strange file, can't remember the extension now... but my guess is that ffmpeg stops at that frame because the tiff sequence is faulty.

Again, I can do more research on the matter, but you think it's not worth getting into Raw Therapee?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: a1ex on April 14, 2014, 08:09:53 AM
If I understand it well, they are just a quick preview, so a simpler tool like dcraw or ufraw should do the trick. I use batch processing with ufraw-batch, but not under Windows.

RawTherapee is much more powerful, but it's probably a bit larger to install. When it comes to choosing dependences, I prefer to include a small command line tool.

But if you are using these proxies for the final output, then definitely go for RawTherapee.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: kaco on April 14, 2014, 06:42:20 PM
Guys, I select the cdng folder, drag it into after effects. The ACR will open, but after importing, I get no audio. I have to manually select every wav and then move it into the compostion. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jose_ugs on April 14, 2014, 09:21:19 PM
hey @tonybeccar, this is real basic stuff, but i believe it'll be of help: on close, save the input/output folders to the next time you run the converter they're already there...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: ted ramasola on April 14, 2014, 09:51:22 PM
hey @tonybeccar, this is real basic stuff, but i believe it'll be of help: on close, save the input/output folders to the next time you run the converter they're already there...
version 1.9.1.  Go to File>Save settings.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jose_ugs on April 15, 2014, 12:11:46 AM
Thanks! Never noticed there's a new version, since i'm looking at the thread title and it still says 1.9
Good stuff!!!!!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: arturochu on April 15, 2014, 08:23:32 PM

I want to continue it, for now I don't have the time really... maybe I can add the update for Dual Iso which is really easy and takes 0 time... but it'll be nice really to have access to Cinema DNG's, because that's the way to go!


Plz plz dual iso update.   :D
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: edge11 on April 15, 2014, 08:56:18 PM
Thanks for your reply.

Some questions I still have - what does proxies do? I click on create proxy but nothing happen. Second, mind making a video of the steps using this programme? my footage right now looks crap, I am sure something went wrong in the workflow.
You basically use them as a way to cut your footage in real time, then you can replace said footage with your ae raw files.
Hey everybody!

Sorry for leaving the project a bit abandoned... I started coding it because I was on a 3 month holiday, and now I'm back! That and also that I don't quite see the point now con continuing until there's a command line for Cinema DNG's. Which are your workflows? Davinci Resolve? AE feels like too much time really...

To clarify: Proxies are not working properly, some problem with ufraw, will switch to Raw Therapee as someone recommended here. And the speed, that's mlv_dump guys! It is slow by definition, uses very little of the cpu. It does chroma smoothing and vertical stripe fix, that's great. Once I tried with mlv2dng which is amazingly fast, but it doesnt do audio so it was slower... and every now and then it crashed, so ended up dropping it.

I want to continue it, for now I don't have the time really... maybe I can add the update for Dual Iso which is really easy and takes 0 time... but it'll be nice really to have access to Cinema DNG's, because that's the way to go!

Cheers guys!!
I think out of all the post processing solution available for windows, yours is the best organized and most convenient. Once the proxie option gets fixed on windows 8 systems (atleast in my case) it will be the fastest way of getting something usable out of your camera and into an nle. It would also be sweet to be able to export only proxies. I appreciate your work and thanks!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Markus on April 16, 2014, 12:24:52 AM
Great program, have a few feature wishes i've been thinking about.
1. .raw support as well as .mlv - Since this program is so good it would be nice if it could handle both!

2.  compressing dng files at at a later date - Since compression in adobe dng converter is so slow It would be great if could use MLV converters interface to batch convert already extracted uncompressed dng catalogs.
       I seldom have time to let the computer do the lengthy compression at the time I'm extracting dngs. I we tried to do this at a later date through adobes gui but it takes ages for the program just to compile the batch list. And it has to search for the dngs and so on. Cant find a setting that replaces the original files directly as MLV Converter does. This means I have had to Batch rename and delete originals manually =(. If I could go back into MLV conv. and compress I would not have any of those annoying problems.

3. Dng Strip integration - Saw this small app that could strip down the compressed dng's a bit further. Could it be integrated to the compression options as a selectable option?

/Thanx for for this great tool =)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: screamer on April 18, 2014, 03:46:14 AM
@markus: about your point 2, when i have to do batch renaming i use this software: http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php
it's free and very powerful, full of rules that can help in batch renaming
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Markus on April 19, 2014, 12:04:02 AM
@markus: about your point 2, when i have to do batch renaming i use this software: http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php
it's free and very powerful, full of rules that can help in batch renaming

Currently using total commander, tnx for tip will check that out. =)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: edge11 on April 19, 2014, 11:47:42 AM
Hey everybody!

Sorry for leaving the project a bit abandoned... I started coding it because I was on a 3 month holiday, and now I'm back! That and also that I don't quite see the point now con continuing until there's a command line for Cinema DNG's. Which are your workflows? Davinci Resolve? AE feels like too much time really...

I want to continue it, for now I don't have the time really... maybe I can add the update for Dual Iso which is really easy and takes 0 time... but it'll be nice really to have access to Cinema DNG's, because that's the way to go!

Cheers guys!!
chmee released the source for his raw to cdng.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: dsagilles on April 22, 2014, 09:45:41 PM
Hi,

First thank you for your contribution tonybeccar, your program is very usefull !

I gave it a try this afternoon with some RAW .MLV videos, and I found out a problem with the 2x2 chroma smooting : yellow point appears on the very bright areas :
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimg.org%2F4th4vxua7%2Fno_cs.jpg&hash=97367a528652797a13c989acf6ca5de5)
DNG From MLV file without chroma smooting (converted with Adobe Camera Raw)
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs28.postimg.org%2Fxrlr3q4kt%2Fcs2x2.jpg&hash=4b9999bf3cfb1fcf30ff82adcef61a2a)
DNG From MLV file with 2x2 chroma smooting

As I'm a 650d user, I need chroma smoothing to get rids of the pink dots.
I remember a "raw2dng_cs2x2_white_fix.exe" was released for .RAW processing, I guess the same fix need to be done with .MLV files

Also, I've installed IrfanView v4.37 with all its plugins, but no video preview are displayed (I linked "i_view32.exe").
I don't really care about the preview, it's just to inform you in my case it doesn't work.

Again, thank for the time you spent on this software, keep going !

I will post my test video soon.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: chmee on April 24, 2014, 05:14:06 PM
thats informative for @a1ex, who wrote the chroma smoothing.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: a1ex on April 24, 2014, 05:26:55 PM
Right, just upload a sample DNG without any processing (without chroma smoothing).
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: dsagilles on April 26, 2014, 10:50:55 AM
Right, just upload a sample DNG without any processing (without chroma smoothing).

Here it is :
http://www.speedyshare.com/YU9Pb/yellow-dots-on-sun-with-cs.dng
(you have to click on "yellow dots on sun with cs.dng" on the top of the page to start the download)

With chroma smoothing (2x2, 3x3 and 5x5), a lot of yellow dots appears on the sun.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jimmyD30 on April 26, 2014, 11:21:41 PM
@tonybeccar

Nice job! Love the conversion app, works great  :)

Is there any way to save the Chroma Smoothing setting under DNG Options? I looked through the Config.ini file and didn't see the parameter for this feature. I would like to be able to save this setting to None, right now it defaults to 2x2 and I'm afraid in a rush one day I'll forget to update it to None.

I tried saving and loading the settings, but it seems like Chroma Smoothing isn't included in the ini file. I would be glad to manually add the parameter to the ini file myself, just would need to know the parameter name.

Thank you!


Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jimmyD30 on April 27, 2014, 01:52:02 PM
Right, just upload a sample DNG without any processing (without chroma smoothing).

FYI, I experienced the same thing using 2x2 (didn't try other settings), but the highlights were green. Unfortunately I've already deleted the video, as it was just a test. If it occurs again, I will upload a sample.

EDITED: OK, I deleted, but still in trash can, so here they are...

Control Image: http://filehosting.procypher.com/download.php?d=20140427&f=MLV_TEST_2_NS_A001_261640.dng
2x2 CS Image: http://filehosting.procypher.com/download.php?d=20140427&f=MLV_TEST_2_A001_261640_2x2.dng
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: dsagilles on April 28, 2014, 03:16:06 PM
Here is the video I've made using .MLV RAW Format with my 650d :

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: -sandro- on April 28, 2014, 04:05:17 PM
I love this converter. What if I wanted to get the converted DNGs all in one folder?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jimmyD30 on May 03, 2014, 12:34:39 PM
@tonybeccar

Nice job! Love the conversion app, works great  :)

Is there any way to save the Chroma Smoothing setting under DNG Options? I looked through the Config.ini file and didn't see the parameter for this feature. I would like to be able to save this setting to None, right now it defaults to 2x2 and I'm afraid in a rush one day I'll forget to update it to None.

I tried saving and loading the settings, but it seems like Chroma Smoothing isn't included in the ini file. I would be glad to manually add the parameter to the ini file myself, just would need to know the parameter name.

Thank you!

BUMP
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: arturochu on May 08, 2014, 06:28:24 AM
Can we get dual-iso black level fix update? So we won't get any flickering issues.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: 5Djp on May 08, 2014, 08:55:19 AM
Amazing,. love it!
But I'd still suggest www.xnview.com for the images over irfanview.   Over the years irfanview has in too many depencecies and the last one I used had spyware.  xnview is free and has none of that.  Maybe give us an option?   sorry if I'm asking too much, as I really really like what you did here on this.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jimmyD30 on May 10, 2014, 12:15:18 PM
I think this thread is dead :-\ :-[ :'( >:(
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: edge11 on May 12, 2014, 12:35:08 PM
I hope not, this is the tool I thought had the most convenience and potential.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: fascina on May 26, 2014, 10:56:52 AM
This is a great converter, I hope it will be further developed! Actually it is the only working GUI for mlv_dump that really works for batch conversion. Thanks!

Just want to mention that when I change in the "DNG options" tab the chroma smoothing and then save the settings, it won't remember the chroma smoothing settings when I load the settings the next time.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Kbam on June 05, 2014, 01:47:25 AM
Hi Tony, great work with this application, cant thank you enough.... its just I for one cant wait for you to be back to finalise the app, such as selection between mlv files in the app seems to take eternity, please be back  :'(
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: ariaelf on June 08, 2014, 07:07:02 AM
Is anyone else getting this error?

I'm confused, this didn't come up before, this batch converter worked perfectly before, now it won't work at all :(

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2Frnk5hoihj%2Ferror.jpg&hash=b01a8b5207b8fb30cd284c2afb3a68cb)

That is followed by this...

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs30.postimg.org%2F5il6ijxo1%2Ferror2.jpg&hash=f4f23fee719d209f96c1b8b6420185a8)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: oliew on June 12, 2014, 03:51:50 PM
This is fantastic work Tony! i have been using RAW on the 5d3 since the first alpha, and my process with the latest MLV was to use a batch script i wrote to convert MLV to RAW, then i renamed and ran a raw2dng script to populate directories with the DNGS.

My next step is to use lightroom to process all the DNG files and output TIFFS. The slow part is linking into NLE... but the quality gained over h264 is so much more and worth the extra time

This program saves LOADS of time so i thankyou :)

Any news on a new version with prores working?

Once premiere CC hopefully update the DNG support and we can edit dng sequences from ML i think we have a near perfect solution with your app!

Oli
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Johannes on June 22, 2014, 05:14:36 AM
Year great work Tony,

but i think its better to ad a cDNG output to this nice tool. No idea when adobe pr supports DNGs for a sequence.

ProRes is nice but only with cDNG´s you have still the full 14 bit. Or is there any other codec?

That will be a big difference.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jimmyD30 on June 27, 2014, 02:42:58 PM
@ariaelf

Try looking at your filenames, although Windows, OSX, Linux, etc. can handle 'funky' filenames, some apps can't especially if they utilize the shell interface (maybe behind the scenes, so you might not realize it). Things like spaces, special characters, more than one dot/period, etc. in the folder/file name might be causing the error.

I'm so old school that I still NEVER use spaces in my folder/filenames (I use underscore in folder names and dash in filenames for 'spaces'), and only a-z A-Z and 0-9 in my folder and file names.

This practice derives from when spaces and special characters were NOT permitted in folder/file names on operating systems, still good practice though, cause I've seen even today popular modern day apps having trouble with special characters, etc.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Arthur Rambo on June 29, 2014, 10:12:04 AM
Hello Tony,

Once again, thank you. It seems like you moved to something else, or maybe not !
Still looking for a quicker way to convert files, but until then, your converter still does a great job;)
Samuel

Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jimmyD30 on June 29, 2014, 01:00:42 PM
@Arthur
Remove the 's' from 'https' and your Vimeo video will embed properly :D
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Arthur Rambo on June 29, 2014, 06:05:55 PM
Oops, thank you ;)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: barepixels on July 24, 2014, 04:57:07 AM
Hi Tony

I wish to report that MLV Converter 1.9.2 (MLV Converter.exe) is not able to process MLV files created with full frame silent pics.

However the mlv2dng.exe  from MLV Converter 1.9.2/Tools/mlv2dng.exe  DOES generate DNGs but there are black bars as can see here

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F199.167.201.88%2Fscreencaptures%2FlePP8.png&hash=861cfbe9c3480e5154c8c42ae162f9cb)

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12733.0

similar convo are being  discuss at  http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9560.675  post ID 689

dmilligan wrote

I've been working on saving silent-pics and full resolution silent pics in MLV containers. The data from the full resolution silent pics has OB areas included. When using MLRawViewer to open these MLVs, it doesn't seem to be respecting the 'active_area' fields of struct raw_info (in the RAWI chunk) and outputs DNGs with the OB black bars in them. mlv_dump processes these correctly. For more information and some sample files see: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12733.0

here's an example of what I'm talking about:
File Header (MLVI)
    Size        : 0x00000034
    Ver         : v2.0
    GUID        : 5214970244131067897
    FPS         : 0.066667
    File        : 0 / 0
    Frames Video: 6
    Frames Audio: 0
Block: RAWI
  Offset: 0x00000034
    Size: 180
    Time: 23.117000 ms
    Res:  4832x3201
    raw_info:
      api_version      0x00000001
      height           3201
      width            4832
      pitch            8456
      frame_size       0x019D0508
      bits_per_pixel   14
      black_level      1023
      white_level      12932
      active_area.y1   24
      active_area.x1   62
      active_area.y2   3201
      active_area.x2   4832
      exposure_bias    0, 0
      cfa_pattern      0x02010100
      calibration_ill  1
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jose_ugs on August 02, 2014, 11:27:28 AM
Right, just upload a sample DNG without any processing (without chroma smoothing).

Here my 2 cents:
http://quinox-std.com/ml/chroma/MLV_A014_112336_C00289.000000-2x2.dng
http://quinox-std.com/ml/chroma/MLV_A001_112336_C00302.000000-5x5.dng
http://quinox-std.com/ml/chroma/MLV_A001_112336_C00303.000000-none.dng
And in case that helps:
http://quinox-std.com/ml/chroma/M11-2336.zip
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Jbowdach on August 03, 2014, 08:29:35 AM
anyone else having issues syncing the audio in resolve (DNGs with naming enabled, nothing fancy)? Im seeing a huge gap before the audio starts in most cases when I auto sync and the audio appears to be longer then the video, but just slightly. any ideas?

Processing a ton of MLV footage shot on a 7D when I was in Alaska, and just getting around to processing it
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: HeldvomFeld on August 16, 2014, 12:38:09 PM
i would REALLY love it, if you could assign a different folder for the wav files. That way, you can import them into AE all at once without having to go through every folder and look for the wav file.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Frank7D on August 18, 2014, 04:29:28 AM
i would REALLY love it, if you could assign a different folder for the wav files. That way, you can import them into AE all at once without having to go through every folder and look for the wav file.

If you're in Windows, it's pretty easy. In Windows explorer:

- Go into folder one level above multiple folders.
- Search for ".wav" (Ctrl + F).
- Drag the wav files from the results list into a single folder.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: HeldvomFeld on August 24, 2014, 06:20:56 PM
Duh! How didnt I think of this?! Thanks!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: SteveScout on September 11, 2014, 02:09:05 PM
Take a look at the AFX scipt here .. it imports the WAVs automatically:

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12422.0
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: senzazn12 on September 28, 2014, 04:59:25 AM
Just wondering, I would like to use this app for the dual iso feature but I want to use the new cr2hdr20bit.exe same levels algorithm. I tried to replace the old cr2hdr with the new cr2hdr20bit.exe in the tools sub-folder under the MLV Converter 1.9.2 main folder and gave it a go, but didn't do the dual iso processing at all. It would be great if this could be implemented.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on October 09, 2014, 05:53:38 AM
Hey all!

I am just reading all this comments.

Just want to say sorry and thanks very much!!!

I started writing this program when I was in a 4 month holiday, away from everything! And when there was no batch program for mlv's... so it was the right time! Unfortunately, cDNGs are the way to go and there is no command line tool for that, it was not provided for me. And really, now being back in my life, it's absolutelty impossible for me to find time for this hehe, and I spent a lot on my holidays! On the other side I still do not own raw cards.. I sometimes borrow them.

I now have a project coming up and might use Raw.. but don't know a proper version for the 7D because the one I used some weeks ago gave some errors during shoot :S

Anyway, now there are awesome programs such as mlrawviewer and the cdng converter from chmee, and also resolve does an awesome job, it's very fast and very "luttable"..

Thanks to everyone for their comments but I see from some time now no point con continuing this as there are better options out there :)

Cheers!!!!!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: arrinkiiii on October 09, 2014, 12:47:50 PM


I thank you mate for your nice work. Thanks  :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Markus on October 09, 2014, 06:04:43 PM
What about sharing the sorcecode if there is someone else with time and skills to continue?
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on October 10, 2014, 03:54:02 AM
Of course!!! Will look it up and upload it soon!! :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: tonybeccar on October 10, 2014, 04:19:02 AM
Here is the source code for MLV Converter!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s5x61tabl2m1w38/MLVtoDNG%20BATCH.zip?dl=0

It's written in Visual Basic 2008 (yes, devs excuse me for the programming ignorance).
It is mainly an interface that calls for all the other programs written by g33g0 and a1ex and all the others!!!

Hope it's any kind of help!
Cheers to all!
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Brawl on November 03, 2014, 02:38:57 AM
is it possible to convert DNGs to MLV? thx
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Mukunda Madhava das on November 03, 2014, 05:36:14 PM
thanks man!!! works perfectly :)
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: jose_ugs on January 02, 2015, 01:27:27 AM
Maaaan i miss this tool! Not that i ever stopped using it, it's just that it could be improved further, A LOT :(
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: sarppalaur on June 15, 2015, 12:45:17 AM
Hey, i hope somebody hears and answers me. İm using this wonderfull converter but i have a problem. while converting a mlv file. İt takes more than one step according to the info line. First it say's "exporting DNGs or something like that, than it says"making tiffs" and this tiff making proccess takes so long. Which i dont need tiffs, and eve it deletes the tiff files right after the conversation ends. i couldnt find any options to disable tiff making part. İf someone answers and illumunates me; i'll pray for him/her. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: sarppalaur on June 15, 2015, 01:13:53 AM
Hey, i hope somebody hears and answers me. İm using this wonderfull converter but i have a problem. while converting a mlv file. İt takes more than one step according to the info line. First it say's "exporting DNGs or something like that, than it says"making tiffs" and this tiff making proccess takes so long. Which i dont need tiffs, and eve it deletes the tiff files right after the conversation ends. i couldnt find any options to disable tiff making part. İf someone answers and illumunates me; i'll pray for him/her. Thanks in advance.

i got it. How stupid i am.. thank u anyways guys.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: garry23 on January 03, 2017, 02:28:30 PM
@tonybeccar

Not sure if this development is still active?

I just downloaded the latest version (page 1) and it works first time.

All I'm interested in is converting, so all I need is the AdobeDNG converter.

I didn't download the other links, in fact my virus checker wouldn't let me.

As you only need the DNG Converter to 'just' convert a MLV to DNGs, is there a way of switching off the other tools, ie it keeps asking me to point to them :(

Once again, thanks for the tool.

Cheers

Garry
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: TrEK on February 12, 2017, 10:23:13 PM
When i converted in MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9.... i can not import DNG-sequation in Adobe Premier CC 2015 !!!!! WHY!!! I converted multiply files...
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: dmilligan on February 12, 2017, 10:41:05 PM
You need to use a different converter that outputs CinemaDNG, this one doesn't.
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: karakorum on April 17, 2018, 04:36:03 AM
I can't run the apps i have installed......mlrawviewver , mlvfs, dng converter....nothing is running . I open the program and windows shows error .....can anyone tell me why ? pls help....
Title: Re: [WINDOWS] MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9
Post by: Danne on April 17, 2018, 06:41:14 AM
Tried Mlv app or batch_mlv?