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Title: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: GTempler on February 13, 2014, 06:43:01 AM
Hi Everyone,

We've just completed our beta build of MLV Mystic, a Windows/Mac based GUI MLV/RAW to DNG batch converter.

It is a lightweight converter built upon g3ggo, a1ex and hudson's mlv_dump and raw2dng code.

We are happy to be able to share this converter with the magic lantern community, and hope you will weigh in with your suggestions, requests, or experience of bugs so we can make this software awesome and tailor it to best help the community.

 

Currently Supports

-Batch MLV to RAW and DNG + WAV

-Batch RAW to DNG

-Batch Dual ISO

-MLV reindexing

-Vertical stripe fix (for banding introduced by some cameras)



Planned Updates

-Compression

-Linux build? (based on demand)

Latest Updates version 0.5

-Chroma smoothing

-DUAL ISO

-Drag and drop

-Destination folder

-Naming convention selection

-Metadata LOG files

-Sub Folder selection

-Progress bar fixed

-Program hanging while converting fixed


Source code is available here: https://github.com/GTempler/MLVMystic

The latest builds for Windows and Mac can be found at our website: http://secondsparkproductions.com/index.php/blog


-Gavin
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: mario1000 on February 13, 2014, 07:44:46 AM
An interesting program but I think I found a bug in the user interface. If I click "vertical Stripes fix (5d3)" I get stripes in the pictures and if I uncheck the button I don´t get any stripes. I think this should be fixed.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 13, 2014, 08:11:39 AM
I could not get this app to do anything on my windows 7 u4 bit system. It would always hang/freeze and not respond after selecting files and then Convert.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: GTempler on February 13, 2014, 09:16:21 AM
Thanks for the heads up Mario. I will do a sweep of the stripes fix to find the mix up.

Gary, the latest build was actually made on a windows 7 64 bit system. Could you give me any specifics on the files you are converting and the version of magic lantern you're running?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 13, 2014, 10:41:14 AM
Looking good  :)

 It's not possible to solve the vertical strips for the 7D  ?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: Francis Frenkel on February 13, 2014, 12:38:11 PM
Just test it this morning (i'm in France) and it works very good (MLV + sound) with a 5D mark2 / 14 feb firmware version (a_d)
Windows 7 64bits.

It's fast, simple to use and efficient.
Just what I need to work effectively on a Pro. production

Thank you so much !

Francis

Title: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: nick.p on February 13, 2014, 12:48:16 PM
Here's a vote for a mac version
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: xaled on February 13, 2014, 03:58:26 PM
vote for mac!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: toniox on February 13, 2014, 04:27:36 PM
It works with wine in mac
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: sebamax on February 13, 2014, 09:20:14 PM
vote for mac!
me too
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: silvertonesx24 on February 13, 2014, 10:49:07 PM
Another vote for mac here
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: gary2013 on February 14, 2014, 12:50:28 AM
Thanks for the heads up Mario. I will do a sweep of the stripes fix to find the mix up.

Gary, the latest build was actually made on a windows 7 64 bit system. Could you give me any specifics on the files you are converting and the version of magic lantern you're running?
I have the M camera, I use the latest TL nightly builds, so I have Feb11th when I tried it. I shoot MLV movies , 1280x720 16x9 24fps crop mode. No audio can be used on the M as of this time.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: GTempler on February 15, 2014, 08:11:10 AM
Thanks for all the response from everyone so far. Were currently looking into the reported bugs. There is also a new release, as due to the steady request we've now compiled a Mac Build!  We hope you all enjoy it. Leave us a comment to let us know how you like it.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: Midphase on February 15, 2014, 08:30:15 AM
Thank you for porting to the Mac...much appreciated.

What I would really love however is if this app could convert to CDNG instead of DNG. Premiere Pro can identify and playback CDNG, but not plain old DNG files.

Any possibility of that being implemented?
Title: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: KurtAugust on February 15, 2014, 08:35:53 AM
I need to try this out asap. I've been waiting a long time for this! (Mac GUI)
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: swinxx on February 15, 2014, 10:31:39 AM
Will try that out for mac. Thx. My goto conversion tool for mlv files is mlv_dump.ox.
Mlviewer is also great for previewing..
Sw
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: Danne on February 15, 2014, 04:01:34 PM
Really cool! Tried it on my mac works good. Audio gets extracted together with dng;s. The IDX files are place outside the folder, maybe supposed to. Never found out what to use the idx files for.
Tried with raw and works as usual converting files smaller than 4gb. Spanned files makes the converter crash.
Suggestion to be able to save exported folders to a personally chosen location.
Thanks a lot for a mac gui.
Good work!
//D
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: dubzeebass on February 17, 2014, 03:34:54 AM
Hear hear!  Great job.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: dubzeebass on February 17, 2014, 03:37:14 AM
One thing I'd appreciate is having the metadata dumped to a file as an option, like I was doing in my "app" here (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9731). I was finding it incredibly useful to be able to track focus distance, time, etc in there.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: budafilms on February 17, 2014, 03:40:02 AM
Great work!!! Excellent!
I was waiting month for sth like this - with .wav!!!!

It's always recommend it check the vertical band for 5dIII?

Thanks!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 17, 2014, 09:25:23 PM


Hi,

How you fix the vertical banding with the option in the GUI? Is with black frame subtraction?

Thanks
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: kgv5 on February 17, 2014, 09:53:43 PM
Are you planning to implement DualISO movie processing? That would be the great feature.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: Canon eos m on February 18, 2014, 02:18:13 AM
Error help: The program cannot run because the Qt5core.dll file is missing. But I can see it in the directory. Also, once I extract the files and click on MLVMystic, I am asked to reinstall. Is this normal.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: GTempler on February 18, 2014, 10:21:13 PM
@Canon eos m : This sounds like a permissions error. Where are you extracting your files to? Try extracting the project to your desktop or public folder and running from there.

@kgv5 : We hadn't played around with DualISO too much in the past, but it seems really interesting so definitely possible. We will start testing it out in alpha stages as soon as we get the chance.

@arrinkiiii : The vertical banding is done by correcting luma amplification and not related back to the noise levels as with dark frame subtraction. Here is the write up from the code

Code: [Select]
/**
 * Fix vertical stripes (banding) from 5D Mark III (and maybe others).
 *
 * These stripes are periodic, they repeat every 8 pixels.
 * It looks like some columns have different luma amplification;
 * correction factors are somewhere around 0.98 - 1.02, maybe camera-specific, maybe depends on
 * certain settings, I have no idea. So, this fix compares luma values within one pixel block,
 * computes the correction factors (using median to reject outliers) and decides
 * whether to apply the correction or not.
 *
 * For speed reasons:
 * - Correction factors are computed from the first frame only.
 * - Only channels with error greater than 0.2% are corrected.
 */

@dubzeebass : metadata dumps will be available in the next update!

@Midphase : CDNG is not part of our current plans. However, we will take a look into the format and see if it would be possible to integrate into our system.

It's great to hear back from you all. Keep the comments coming and we will continue to do our best to meet the communities needs.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 18, 2014, 11:50:07 PM

Thanks for the info =))

"CDNG is not part of our current plans. However, we will take a look into the format and see if it would be possible to integrate into our system."

Would be awesome =) 
 
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: swinxx on February 19, 2014, 10:43:39 AM
hello, great tool. would it be possible to add the possibility to set in and out points before batch converting the files. would be really a very nice and important feature...
thx.
Title: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: KurtAugust on February 19, 2014, 10:52:31 AM
How about a status/progress bar?

Seems to be running well on OS X 10.6.8. Canon 5dIII. Doing test runs today.

Update: Also with os x 10.9 Mavericks and everything I could think of. Very happy to have this!

This and Resolve Lite makes a raw workflow that is doable and free. That's quite something.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: pilgrim on February 19, 2014, 10:18:45 PM
Thanks for the program. It's work nicely. As the other said : I expect there will be Dual ISO.  :)  :)
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: NChaparro on February 22, 2014, 02:40:19 AM
I covert the mlv file but do not see any audio file, is there some sort of trick i don't know about?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: llirik on February 22, 2014, 12:30:10 PM
How about a status/progress bar?

Seems to be running well on OS X 10.6.8. Canon 5dIII. Doing test runs today.

Update: Also with os x 10.9 Mavericks and everything I could think of. Very happy to have this!

This and Resolve Lite makes a raw workflow that is doable and free. That's quite something.

How are you getting this through resolve? I've used mlvmystic to create the dogs... but once in resolve the audio doesn't sync properly (have to manually do it... which for hundreds of clips would take forever)... but mostly, resolve simply does not want to export dngs that are created by mlvmystic
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: KurtAugust on February 23, 2014, 01:10:08 AM
As for Resolve: frankly it's the first version that works for me.... at all. Before, it just crashed. So I'm really not the person to ask as I'm really new to it. Syncing I will probably do in Final Cut, because a prores proxy just works quicker than going trough dng files. And if you have a lot of clips, it a job, but it's not endless. It just depends on how much the footage is worth to you and if you get enough time for delivery (and perhaps have an assistant?).
For now, I also prefer the color I get with ACR for onlining files, but it looks to be much slower.

I'm just very happy that we have these options now. It's becoming a real palette of processes.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: toniox on February 23, 2014, 03:48:39 PM
Chroma smoothing selection would be awesome feature for EOS-M users, can't wait!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: andy kh on February 23, 2014, 04:47:45 PM
How are you getting this through resolve? I've used mlvmystic to create the dogs... but once in resolve the audio doesn't sync properly (have to manually do it... which for hundreds of clips would take forever)... but mostly, resolve simply does not want to export dngs that are created by mlvmystic
the best option is to use raw2cdng build by chime if u use premiere pro. u can import cdng into premiere pro which all audio are in sync automatically. i make short films and its not possible to sync thousands of clips with audio manually
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: silvertonesx24 on February 23, 2014, 05:23:57 PM
This works great on Mac, I was wondering if there could be an option to select what folder the DNGs are exported to? It currently just dumps it in the same folder as the source, so it can't really be used when converting directly off the memory cards.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: redfitz on February 25, 2014, 05:50:13 PM
Thanks so much for making this available! I may be missing something but while everything seems to be working fine, the resulting DNG files are not viewable in OSX or in PS or in FCPX whereas the DNGs that come out of RAWMagic are viewable. Is this because they're DNG rather than CDNG files or am I doing something wrong? If I use MLV Mystic to convert the MLV files to RAW files and then use RAWMagic to convert those I get viewable DNGs but that seems like a silly, roundabout process to have to go through. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: painya on February 27, 2014, 05:36:34 AM
To expand on arrinkiiii on Cinema DNG's. In premiere they render out effects much faster (around 3x faster) so many people would greatly appreciate that update.
Ps. This is for people that use the dynamic link from AE to PP to view DNG's. It's a very practical workflow and a ton of people use it. Thanks.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: Theiamania on February 28, 2014, 11:03:59 AM
Great work! Works perfect in Mavericks!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: mageye on February 28, 2014, 03:04:23 PM
@GTempler

Would it be possible to have a check box option to format the output of the file names so they are compliant with DaVinci Resolve?

By this I mean using the naming convention that allows the files to be directly browsed with a thumbnail image for the folder when you browse in Resolve.

an example of the Resolve 'compliant' formatting is this: -

/M15-0121_C0000/M15-0121_C0000_000308.dng

I'm not saying this naming convention should be adopted; but it would really help to make life easier when using DaVinci Resolve. So having a checkbox for compliant file name/structure for resolve would be super useful!


Thanks anyway. It's good to see an MLV conversion program (on OSX ;)) making the process a little easier. :)
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: Midphase on March 01, 2014, 12:16:31 AM
+1 on the Resolve naming compliance. Extra bonus if you guys can actually make CDNG!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: dubzeebass on March 01, 2014, 07:44:25 PM
I like this guy's idea here: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7122.1500 (#1521).

Would that be possible to implement?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: SteveScout on March 02, 2014, 11:27:53 PM
Hi!

Can´t you set an output directory or am I just too stupid to find the option?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: GTempler on March 03, 2014, 05:14:40 AM
@NChaparro Make sure you have the MLV Sound module loaded and enabled and the option in you ML sound menu is set to ON.

@redfitz We have encountered only one such experience where we had to remove all traces of the software files and re-install. Give that a test, if not it may be a version compatibility error.

@mageye & Midphase We will try to include Resolve compliance for the next version.

@dubzeebass I think you're pointing me to the metadata post. This might be possible for the future, but the next version will only contain metadata log texts.

@silvertonesx24 & SteveScout Output directories will be a part of the next release.

The latest version is coming along nicely and will hopefully be ready for release soon.

-Gavin
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: mageye on March 03, 2014, 02:30:40 PM
@GTempler

YAY! ;D

and looking forward.

Thanks again! :)
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: jonsium on March 03, 2014, 09:18:02 PM
A drag and drop feature might be a nice addition to speed up the workflow.  Great work, very useful!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: blakekimmel on March 04, 2014, 09:04:36 PM
Hey All,

Wanted to share a inconsistency / glitch I found using MLV Mystic. I have been getting some glitch frames (pink scramble, pictured below) when converting from MLV Raw format straight to DNG. When I run MLV Dump run from Terminal reaches the first bad frame it stops and reads "[ERROR] File ends in middle of a block". MLV Mystic powers through these frames but in final DNG folder, I am getting multiple frames with the overwhelming pink glitch scramble.

I just tried exporting a RAW from MLV Mystic and then converting with RAW2DNG.app and now MANY of the pink glitch frames seem to be normal. However, I am now getting a broken, half black frame where the first pink glitch occurred.

I do think that this is a in camera ML problem, getting some sort of recording issue but it appears that the problem is much worse when using Mystic to go straight to DNG instead of the 2 step I described above.

I am using a VERY recent ML build (Feb 28thish) | Komputerbay 64GB 1050X (shot two other projects in stock h264 with no corruptions or problems) and Regular Canon Battery

Anyone else having problems with these type of fully messed up pink frames or half blacked out frames with current ML and Mystic workflow?

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fabstractmall.com%2Fblakekimmel%2Fimages%2Fmagic-lantern-pink1.jpg&hash=b9e8e761112a52943af7888b1820c445)
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fabstractmall.com%2Fblakekimmel%2Fimages%2Fmagic-lantern-pink2.jpg&hash=00f81e9086c65af3e576a2c573352b14)
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: redfitz on March 05, 2014, 07:15:43 AM
@NChaparro Make sure you have the MLV Sound module loaded and enabled and the option in you ML sound menu is set to ON.

@redfitz We have encountered only one such experience where we had to remove all traces of the software files and re-install. Give that a test, if not it may be a version compatibility error.

@mageye & Midphase We will try to include Resolve compliance for the next version.

@dubzeebass I think you're pointing me to the metadata post. This might be possible for the future, but the next version will only contain metadata log texts.

@silvertonesx24 & SteveScout Output directories will be a part of the next release.

The latest version is coming along nicely and will hopefully be ready for release soon.

-Gavin

I tried deleting the only files I could find which was simply the application that I'd copied to my Applications folder. I then re-downloaded the file and installed it again to my applications folder and converted a file with the same result as before.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: SteveScout on March 05, 2014, 10:51:19 AM
blakekimmel, I had the same errors in the image. Very latest built (three days ago), and all the files were corrupt like this.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: andy kh on March 05, 2014, 11:19:18 AM
is it possible to convert to raw without creating folder for each clips so that i can select all raw files at once without having to open every folder? it wil be much easier and save a lot of time if i can have all raw files in one folder so that i can open that folder and select all raw files at once to drag and drop in raw2cdng or pink dot remover.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: PeterR on March 09, 2014, 07:01:18 PM
the best option is to use raw2cdng build by chime if u use premiere pro. u can import cdng into premiere pro which all audio are in sync automatically. i make short films and its not possible to sync thousands of clips with audio manually

Would love to get timecode or cDNG with audio pre-sync'd in the next MLVmystic!  ;D

Andy: do you know if the raw2cdng work with mac premiere pro 7?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: andy kh on March 09, 2014, 07:13:23 PM
Would love to get timecode or cDNG with audio pre-sync'd in the next MLVmystic!  ;D

Andy: do you know if the raw2cdng work with mac premiere pro 7?

raw2cdng is for windows only
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: czdodo on March 09, 2014, 11:21:11 PM
I could not get this app to do anything on my windows 7 u4 bit system. It would always hang/freeze and not respond after selecting files and then Convert.

for me it says "not responding" too, but working on the background, after a while a finish window pops up -> try to do it with only one file selected and wait a bit

-----
Other thing:
Is there a limit? I sent trough 52 mlv files in the program, but the first 8 was only an empty folder. Not a real problem, since then i put these 8 files in the batch again, and then it worked. But i encountered this issue multiple times now.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: GTempler on March 10, 2014, 07:21:33 AM
@andy kh No problem. We we add the option to convert without sub folders to the next release.

@czdodo We will be implementing a workaround that will hopefully alleviate the app hanging in the next release. We also expect it to lessen the current issues with the progress bar and skipped files. These all will be given a more thorough debugging for future versions.

-Gavin
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: andy kh on March 10, 2014, 07:29:46 AM
@GTempler raw+audio would be great. thanks
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: czdodo on March 10, 2014, 01:05:58 PM

@czdodo We will be implementing a workaround that will hopefully alleviate the app hanging in the next release. We also expect it to lessen the current issues with the progress bar and skipped files. These all will be given a more thorough debugging for future versions.

-Gavin

Thank you. Since then I tested it again, and the app seems to do around 50 MLV files, and the rest is only empty folders. It's not a real problem, since you can load the other half again. I just tought to point it out, hopefully it helps :)
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: KurtAugust on March 10, 2014, 03:12:44 PM
50 files. I just had that too today.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: redfitz on March 10, 2014, 03:14:38 PM
I'm still unable to generate any viewable DNGs with the program. I've tried deleting all references to it and re-installing and have done so on two different computers, each running the latest version of OSX.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: budafilms on March 12, 2014, 06:07:53 AM
I'm still unable to generate any viewable DNGs with the program. I've tried deleting all references to it and re-installing and have done so on two different computers, each running the latest version of OSX.

describe your process:

1)shoot MLV orRAW - 5D?
2) ...
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: Toffifee on March 12, 2014, 07:01:52 AM
For me it seems like it's about half of the .DNGs that gets processed correctly, and the other half is corrupted. ACR can't open them, bridge or finder won't create a thumbnail.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: redfitz on March 12, 2014, 03:38:56 PM
describe your process:

1)shoot MLV orRAW - 5D?
2) ...

I'm shooting MLV on a 5DIII. I thought perhaps it could have something to do with the particular nightly build I'm using of ML but I can convert the MLV files to RAW files and then use RAWMagic to convert them into viewable DNGs.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: filo99 on March 12, 2014, 08:26:00 PM
i remember there was a cold pixel fix for the 600D in g3ggo 's build. was that ported over to this software?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: GTempler on March 14, 2014, 08:59:42 PM
@redfitz You could be right, It may simply be a clash of conversion algorithm and build version. Perhaps an older nightly build might get you better results. We did use g3gg0's mlv_dump as the basis for our code, but since the mlv format is still in beta and being constantly updated there might be times when things go out of sync. In our subsequent update we will do a complete update of the conversion code to incorporate all of the ML teams updates.

@filo99 This fix was incorporated after our initial build, and as such will not be available until we overhaul our code to match the ML teams latest. With any luck it won't take too long, but wont be available until our subsequent release.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: LEVISDAVIS on March 17, 2014, 06:47:41 AM
Tried about every app for the Mac... Running MBP Retina with a Mavericks and a 5D III... This is the only post-processor that eliminates the vertical stripes. Can't say enough how great the results are. It's such a privilege. Thanks for developing this application.

The program always brings up the spinning ball of death when processing footage... I've never tried to convert the footage without vertical stripes... Not sure if that is the culprit. But anyway, the program doesn't actually fail. It is continuing to process footage... Which brings me to the point... The spinning ball finally doesn't bother me a bit. How long have we all waited for the spinning ball to not be a problem? What a fix for the 5D III and for Apple! :-)
Title: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: KurtAugust on March 17, 2014, 07:42:29 AM
Same here. Much better to watch the hard drive activity.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: Jpb1138 on March 18, 2014, 11:01:46 AM
IS there a plan to allow outputting to a certain folder on the hard disk, instead of simply placing the new DNG folder in the same place as the original MLV file? Basically so we could go straight from the CF card and output to our hard disk, without having to transfer the whole CF card to disk then converting... Thanks for making it easier to work with MLV..

Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: Toffifee on March 19, 2014, 01:46:40 AM
I still can't get it to work on my mac, maybe 5-10% are correctly processed and then the remaining 90% gives files that are corrupted and not able to open in ACR / PS / any other program.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: mrterpstra on March 20, 2014, 09:41:59 AM
+1 to what Jpb1138 said. I was just going to log in to say that.

Currently this is the only reason I'm still using .RAW instead of .MLV. Because of space and time being what they are, we've found it's most efficient to simply transcode off a card directly to DNGs on the hard drive. With MLV Mystic we can't select an output directory which would enable this workflow for MLV. Hope you add this feature very soon as we're in the middle of a 2.5 week doc shooting all Canon RAW! Would love to add audio scratch track to our process. Thanks.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: menoc on March 21, 2014, 08:45:49 PM
After I convert an MLV file to DNG, If I delete the DNGs and want to trans code the MLV file again, MLV Mystic won't let me. It basically just creates an empty directory with no DNGs in it. Does this have anything to do with the index? How do I avoid this?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: silvertonesx24 on March 22, 2014, 03:58:42 PM
IS there a plan to allow outputting to a certain folder on the hard disk, instead of simply placing the new DNG folder in the same place as the original MLV file? Basically so we could go straight from the CF card and output to our hard disk, without having to transfer the whole CF card to disk then converting... Thanks for making it easier to work with MLV..

+1
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: menoc on March 22, 2014, 04:59:50 PM
+1 to what Jpb1138 said. I was just going to log in to say that.

Currently this is the only reason I'm still using .RAW instead of .MLV. Because of space and time being what they are, we've found it's most efficient to simply transcode off a card directly to DNGs on the hard drive. With MLV Mystic we can't select an output directory which would enable this workflow for MLV. Hope you add this feature very soon as we're in the middle of a 2.5 week doc shooting all Canon RAW! Would love to add audio scratch track to our process. Thanks.

+1
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: LEVISDAVIS on March 26, 2014, 05:48:10 AM
Updated the 5D III to a 1.2.3 firmware. With this firmware MLV became far too unstable to continue to use. I switched to RAW and decided to stick with 1.2.3. However, after using RAW on the 5D III, I have noticed that Mystic is not actually removing the vertical stripes in the RAW tab, but it will in the MLV tab. FYI: Mystic is the only application to properly eliminate the vertical lines and remove stuck pixels with my particular camera and Macbook Pro combination.

Here is a link to a RAW file demonstrating the issue.
https://copy.com/pTtVboPKMBlvqRZT

Thanks for the great program. Hope this helps. Would love to stick to Mystic and continue to shoot .RAW
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter
Post by: GTempler on April 04, 2014, 12:11:38 AM
The latest update is now online! All the details and new features can be found in the topic post.

-Gavin
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter
Post by: DavidSh on April 04, 2014, 01:12:12 AM
The latest update is now online! All the details and new features can be found in the topic post.

-Gavin
update is also for mac? i dont see any different.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter
Post by: DavidSh on April 04, 2014, 01:15:16 AM
Sorry, i download the wrong version (v03).
All good now.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter
Post by: ultimatemale on April 04, 2014, 03:00:38 AM
The latest update is now online! All the details and new features can be found in the topic post.

-Gavin

Can we pls have a link

(EDIT)
Found it
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter
Post by: Danne on April 04, 2014, 10:15:06 AM
Nice work on this. exporting raw and mlv works fine and also CR2 dual iso files! Really cool.
Got curious about the dual iso(ALPHA) in the mlv section to see if checking it would give me ability to export a dual iso movie file DNG. It does convert and it takes longer obviously in the process but it can,t be opened in acr as is the case converted with A.D OSX_cr2hdr.app. Is this a known issue in this early stage? Would be awesome to have a dual iso movie converter. It would also be nice if the dual iso movie conversion could be done with .raw as well.
Thanks for your efforts.

Here,s a link to an extracted dual iso .DNG coming from a dualiso .mlv file

http://sprend.com/download.htm?C=3ddc69f358204eda9adb2b2698ee42ac

Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter
Post by: GTempler on April 04, 2014, 11:59:12 AM
Hey Danne,

I've come across this issue recently and it seems to stem from some of the older code which I will be updating for my next release. I will tell you that I have been able to fully convert some Dual ISO MLV's and open the finished product. Perhaps I will post my settings soon so that if people want to emulate they can give it a go.

RAW Dual ISO might be a great idea, I'll try to fit it in for the next update.

-Gavin
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter
Post by: Danne on April 04, 2014, 01:05:21 PM
sweet. Nice to see an app which provides one in all solution. Good work!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter
Post by: dubzeebass on April 04, 2014, 02:15:12 PM
Weird bug in Mac: if you select chroma smoothing you then can't deselect chroma smoothing/no smoothing radio buttons.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter
Post by: GTempler on April 06, 2014, 07:55:51 AM
Hey dub,

not being able to deselect is a side effect of making the buttons auto-exclusive, so for now selecting no smoothing is the same as having nothing selected. Perhaps i should make no smoothing selected by default, but otherwise I haven't thought of any smart workarounds yet.

-Gavin
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: oddi on April 06, 2014, 02:34:31 PM
Hi,

The program won't do anything on my windows 7 64bit when trying to convert MLVs. When I press convert it just says "Your conversion is complete" right away.. and it only made a folder at the output destination.
Is there something I'm missing?

Thanks for any quick help!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: dubzeebass on April 06, 2014, 09:28:31 PM
Hey dub,

not being able to deselect is a side effect of making the buttons auto-exclusive, so for now selecting no smoothing is the same as having nothing selected. Perhaps i should make no smoothing selected by default, but otherwise I haven't thought of any smart workarounds yet.

-Gavin

Thanks!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: rsousa on April 15, 2014, 05:46:33 PM
Thank you very much
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: andy kh on April 17, 2014, 03:30:35 PM
this application is very fast and it has everything in itself. amazing application. it would have been much better if it converts to cdng as well.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: DavidSh on April 17, 2014, 04:07:33 PM
this application is very fast and it has everything in itself. amazing application. it would have been much better if it converts to cdng as well.
+1
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: kardolan on April 19, 2014, 12:54:15 AM
Seems to work pretty well for a 0,5 version ;)

Edit : Windows 8.1 64bits
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: 5DanielMIII on April 21, 2014, 03:04:57 PM
Hi

I can not convert any of my MLV files from the build;
Date: 2014-04-20 07:11:47 +0800

Program says Complete but all the folders are empty.

5D Mark III .113

Regards,
Daniel
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: GTempler on April 21, 2014, 11:01:31 PM
Hey Daniel. Which OS are you running Mystic from?

-Gavin
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Nautilus on April 21, 2014, 11:17:06 PM
Planning to add Cinema DNG support?

And why additional options are not available for RAW Conversion?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: 5DanielMIII on April 22, 2014, 06:11:31 AM
Hey Daniel. Which OS are you running Mystic from?

-Gavin

I am running OSX maverick 10.9.2


Regards,
Daniel
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: GTempler on April 24, 2014, 12:43:02 AM
@Daniel: if you right click on the app and show the package contents then you can see the programs terminal window by going to : Contents/MacOS/MLVMystic
If you do a conversion with this terminal window open then a detailed report of what the program is doing will be print out there.

@Nautilus: I haven't found a method for CDNG yet that I like. I might be swayed to include it if I come across one, but it's not a main focus.
RAW Conversion uses a different algorithm than MLV, so it would take some time to replicate the options for RAW and Mystic is intended as mainly an MLV converter.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Toffifee on April 25, 2014, 01:37:54 PM
Plans to bring it to the mac app store?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: revast on April 29, 2014, 10:49:04 AM
hi,

how about a build for the Linux guys?

as its qt, it should be just a matter of getting the linux verisons of the underlying commandline tools, and a qmake foo.pro && make...
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: sendalonline on May 03, 2014, 08:41:58 PM
Hi guys,

Thanks for this wonderful tool. This is the only one that works properly for me on my 5DMk3 with MLV. I really hope you continue development and it's something i would gladly pay for.

Nevermind the really minimal interface, it fixes the vertical banding that's been driving me nuts for months!

Cheers!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: evero on May 04, 2014, 01:03:02 AM
Thanks a lot for your work on this tool! Easing the raw workflow is really one of the most important areas for unleashing the potential of magiclantern.

I'm really on thin ice here, so forgive me if I'm thinking wrong. But my dream for this workflow would be to directly convert MLV into (compressed) CDNG (as @Nautilus mentioned). Reducing the file size, including audio elegantly, and having native file support within premiere would be insane! (and from what Adobe are blogging, they continiously work an enhancing the CDNG support/BlackMagic camera support (http://blogs.adobe.com/premierepro/2014/04/thenextpremiereproccrelease.html)).

I would gladly donate for such tool, but I also understand this might be impossible..
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: llirik on May 04, 2014, 02:13:15 AM
Hi guys,

Thanks for this wonderful tool. This is the only one that works properly for me on my 5DMk3 with MLV. I really hope you continue development and it's something i would gladly pay for.

Nevermind the really minimal interface, it fixes the vertical banding that's been driving me nuts for months!

Cheers!

I gotta say, this is the only tool I've actually gotten WORKING reliably. The UI is a bit clunky, but it reminds me of how easy it was to use RAWMAGIC before MLV.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: PTRush on May 04, 2014, 11:11:22 PM
Thanks a lot for your work on this tool! Easing the raw workflow is really one of the most important areas for unleashing the potential of magiclantern.

I'm really on thin ice here, so forgive me if I'm thinking wrong. But my dream for this workflow would be to directly convert MLV into (compressed) CDNG (as @Nautilus mentioned). Reducing the file size, including audio elegantly, and having native file support within premiere would be insane! (and from what Adobe are blogging, they continiously work an enhancing the CDNG support/BlackMagic camera support (http://blogs.adobe.com/premierepro/2014/04/thenextpremiereproccrelease.html)).

I would gladly donate for such tool, but I also understand this might be impossible..

+1 on the compressed cinema dng... you guys should talk to Shutter Angle here---> http://www.shutterangle.com/2014/lossless-compression-for-dng-raw-video-dngstrip/
Lossless CDNGs at 1/2 the file size!!  UNITE!!
Thanks again for all the work involved. You rock MLV Mystic!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: arturochu on May 08, 2014, 06:32:06 AM
Could we get dual-iso black level fix for next update?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: psantia on May 08, 2014, 10:09:23 AM
Hi .sorry but I did not find a link to download mlv mystic for mac os x?

does anybody know?! thanks
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: 5DanielMIII on May 08, 2014, 12:30:17 PM
Hi .sorry but I did not find a link to download mlv mystic for mac os x?

does anybody know?! thanks

You sure you read all of the first post on the first page guiding you to the page where you can download this delicious program? ;)
I just checked, it is there, really! After clicking the link in the first post on the first page here in this thread, I was taken to another page and I scrolled a little and I found the option to download for Windows or Mac.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Stavfilm on May 11, 2014, 08:18:37 PM
This are only my own needs but I hope it could be usefull.
1. Dialog like "Save as..." where we can set directory for DNG files (not the same as MLV directory). Tried to convert right from my full CF card and got error :)
2. Checkbox like "Create directories for each take/scene/mlv". Sometimes (everytime) I don't need many directories with DNG files. Sometimes I want them all in one directory.
3. Wanna see progress bar while application converting.

And thank you so much for your work!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: fotorojas on May 12, 2014, 06:13:09 PM
Hi Daniel,
I had the same problem and all it was about folder name. I´m spanish and use some spanish symbols.
I wish this could help you.
Julian

Hi

I can not convert any of my MLV files from the build;
Date: 2014-04-20 07:11:47 +0800

Program says Complete but all the folders are empty.

5D Mark III .113

Regards,
Daniel
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - MLV/RAW to DNG GUI batch converter
Post by: Kadereek on May 13, 2014, 04:43:06 AM
An interesting program but I think I found a bug in the user interface. If I click "vertical Stripes fix (5d3)" I get stripes in the pictures and if I uncheck the button I don´t get any stripes. I think this should be fixed.

Hi all,

finally able to register and I've been trying the program myself and lovin it however i've experienced the same as Mario here from way back regarding the stripes when i check the vertical stripe fix. Is there a fix to this i may have missed out? :P

The vertical stripes the fix is referring to are the oftentimes visible vertical bands in 5dm3 yes? I have been reading up on it and it's such a downer. Just hoping its not my sensor even though ive been reading many concerns about it. Hoping the "fix" can help address it if at all possible.

Thanks again for putting so much work on streamlining the ML workflow. Greatly appreciated from this part of the world. hehe. Lately its really just this banding thing that annoys me :( Not sure if i should have it replaced or what not. Will keep testing.

Cheers all!

:Derek
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Kadereek on May 13, 2014, 04:53:06 AM
And oh it was the RAW to DNG for the 5dm3 that has these lines show up. Ill try the MLV to DNG stripe fix and test.

Thanks again and regards!

:Derek

Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: budafilms on May 14, 2014, 10:44:15 AM
Last version doesn't work on MAC

Unknown file.

Shoot: 5d Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 - ML Build March 12.
Type: Dual ISO.


I tried again and works.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: frenchps49 on May 15, 2014, 09:53:16 AM
Well, the latest version worked for me. Tried with .MLV (with and without sound) and .RAW, stripe fix; chroma smoothing and it worked for me.  On the other hand the progress bar doesn't work. Although didn't try dual ISO. Maybe the problem comes from there.
Thanks for the work and the passion.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: a1ex on May 15, 2014, 10:45:08 PM
@GTempler,

I just took a look at your software package, and you say it's built upon our tools, mlv_dump and raw2dng. It also seems to include code from cr2hdr, not 100% sure.

Since your program is not just a simple GUI that executes our binaries as I thought initially, you are required to share your source code under GPL, as discussed here (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=11879.0).

Thanks.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: actingnurse on June 18, 2014, 10:54:50 AM
Sooo.. is this a dead program or are any updates coming?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: kontrakatze on June 23, 2014, 07:26:53 AM
Using chroma smoothing 2x2 results in colored dots (mainly blue) coming up in very dark areas if they are lifted. No problems without color smoothing on 5d Mark III.

Regards,
Kontrakatze
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: tarakarama on June 24, 2014, 08:15:22 AM
HI,

I am new to Magic lantern. I have Canon 5D Mark II. I tried to install a nightly build to shoot raw video. I noticed there is a possibility to record MLV raw and sound, but don't know which build it is. Can anyone please suggest me on this? Thank you
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Toffifee on June 24, 2014, 01:16:08 PM
Just get the nightly, enable the modules, enable sound recording. There you go. RAW + Sound.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: pettermannen on June 29, 2014, 09:47:22 PM
Hi!
I use 5d Mark III, and build 20th of april, firmware 113,MLV Mystic 0.5 beta, I have the same problem as Daniel Above. When I try to convert  MLV files all folders are empty. I created a folder for my destination called "test". After hitting convert the software says complete. I have recorded on Lexar 128gb. And in exfat. Thankful for help. I have mavericks 10.9.3.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: 5DanielMIII on June 30, 2014, 03:50:43 AM
Hi!
I use 5d Mark III, and build 20th of april, firmware 113,MLV Mystic 0.5 beta, I have the same problem as Daniel Above. When I try to convert  MLV files all folders are empty. I created a folder for my destination called "test". After hitting convert the software says complete. I have recorded on Lexar 128gb. And in exfat. Thankful for help. I have mavericks 10.9.3.

Hi @pettermannen ,
*I found that when I try to save my export into a very deep folder structure, sometimes it makes blank folders.
So when that happens I export them straight to the desktop.
*I have also had blank folders when the actual MLV files are buried to deep into folders too.
*And sometimes it just does not work  :)

-MIRawviewer is an excellent tool, try that one! That is what I use for all my MLV files now.
It is great having the option to see/playback all the MLV`s first, hear the sound, set in out points and then add them to render que for export!  :D

(or "son of batch" is another one)

Regards,
Daniel
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: pettermannen on June 30, 2014, 09:30:52 PM
5Daniel3, Thanks for you answer, I removed a swedish letter called Å in the folder structure, that did the trick.
I have not got Mlraw viewer to work yet. Have you installed other software than the Mlrawviever itself?
I am on a macbook pro Os mavericks 10.9.3

Best regards
Pettermannen
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: pettermannen on June 30, 2014, 09:55:40 PM
I solved my problem with MLrawviewer, just installed  Python.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: sendalonline on July 06, 2014, 09:41:58 PM
Hi All,

I just came to a sad realisation... If this little piece of software (MLVMystic) will not be further (publicly) developed it might have something to do with licensing. I have read this thread and many more with endless discussions on trying to mitigate the effort put into the ML project by its creators and others contributing and/or benefiting from it.

Therefore, I don't know if the sudden silence of @GTempler has something to do with the reply by @a1ex - it would be nice to know.

I wonder if there will ever be an easy tool (supported, updated, working...) to convert RAW / MLV files without vertical stripes from the 5D MKIII - which really is the camera I suppose you want to use with ML.

I'm sure many, myself included, would gladly pay for the post processing software and ML itself. I understand that there are complex issues involved but there is a clear need for this software, not just to play around with raw, but also to use it in production.

Unfortunatly, as other companies improve on their video offerings (sony, panasonic, blackmagic...), Canon might loose the videographer market it created and thus diminish the need for ML.

Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: budafilms on July 07, 2014, 05:27:42 AM
Hi All,

I just came to a sad realisation... If this little piece of software (MLVMystic) will not be further (publicly) developed it might have something to do with licensing. I have read this thread and many more with endless discussions on trying to mitigate the effort put into the ML project by its creators and others contributing and/or benefiting from it.

Therefore, I don't know if the sudden silence of @GTempler has something to do with the reply by @a1ex - it would be nice to know.

I wonder if there will ever be an easy tool (supported, updated, working...) to convert RAW / MLV files without vertical stripes from the 5D MKIII - which really is the camera I suppose you want to use with ML.

I'm sure many, myself included, would gladly pay for the post processing software and ML itself. I understand that there are complex issues involved but there is a clear need for this software, not just to play around with raw, but also to use it in production.

Unfortunatly, as other companies improve on their video offerings (sony, panasonic, blackmagic...), Canon might loose the videographer market it created and thus diminish the need for ML.

wich is the point?
Pay for the soft? Just use the other ones for free. The pay version of others are worst than free ones...
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: zacshome on August 05, 2014, 12:41:51 PM
What is the difference between Dng and Cdng? I use raw2cdng atm but the vertacle stripes is hurting me, looking at running this, would you use this over raw2cdng? is it that dng is for adobe and cdng is for resolve? this has always baffled me.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Danne on August 05, 2014, 12:53:10 PM
Actually, this is the only app which I, ve found that converts dual iso movie files best and in a convenient way. I, d love too see it maintained.

wich is the point?
Pay for the soft? Just use the other ones for free. The pay version of others are worst than free ones...
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Luchiano on August 19, 2014, 05:26:22 AM
Thanks a lot! very useful!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: WorzelG on August 20, 2014, 08:15:32 AM
Does the job but would be nice to see a progress bar like in MLVbrowser.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Audionut on November 23, 2014, 11:18:08 AM
With communication from Gavin, the source code for this application can be found in the first post.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Danne on November 23, 2014, 12:38:40 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: jose_ugs on November 23, 2014, 02:24:03 PM
Welcome back, Mystic
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: senzazn12 on November 25, 2014, 12:55:39 AM
Does the updated MLV Mystic use the CR2HDR20bit algo from Alex?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on November 25, 2014, 07:11:12 PM
Tested out latest beta -- with dual ISO enabled and the converted DNG's are not recognized by any of the Adobe programs...

Anyone else experience this as well?

Could this be due to black/white levels not being applied?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: feureau on December 05, 2014, 12:59:36 PM
Also running the latest v0.5

I know this is supposed to be for the 5d3, but running vertical stripe fix on the 7D gets me this every time: http://i.imgur.com/OmYAaQ2.png

Is this still necessary for the 7D? The MLRawViewer vertical stripe fix doesn't do this.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: senzazn12 on December 07, 2014, 03:47:34 PM
I'm also getting an unrecognized file error in LR when importing MLV Mystic converted Dual ISO DNGS as well.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on December 07, 2014, 06:30:01 PM
Is there a specific reason for any of the Adobe apps to NOT regconize the converted DNG's from the latest beta of MLVMysic?

I also tried importing the converted DNG's through Raw2Dng to see if it would solve the issues by applying the black/white levels but no luck yet so far...

Thanks!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Slasheal on January 13, 2015, 07:54:48 PM
If I try to convert 100++ files (like 700 files).. It doesn't finish the task even if waiting.
So I tried to convert like 90 files at once!

And after a while, It goes like "Your conversion is now complete" without converting any files :(
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 13, 2015, 07:57:39 PM
I guess this is why ML does not support MLVmystic at the moment or am I wrong?

@slasheal -- are you trying to covert MLV/RAW footage and/or Dual-ISO's?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Slasheal on January 13, 2015, 08:18:51 PM
Only .MLV files taken with silent.mo module.
So it's frames, not footage. But frames that I want to turn into a footage (timelapse) :).
I could have took 4go chunks with

There's no other OSX app that with GUI that allow to convert DNG frames so quickly.. :'(<

So I have 738 .mlv files to convert.

First pass:

Only 97 converted.

Second pass, I close and launch again MLVmystic, and select 07 to 700 filles.
Convert again:

Converted to file 194.

I repeat the process until I finish:

Converted to 291.

Then to 388


So.. yes.. there's a software limitation to 97 files.

Please remove it :(
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 13, 2015, 09:16:59 PM
AH I see... Have you tried using other avail converters?

Perhaps @dmilligan's MLVFS is definitely on the fly... Worth to check out!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Frank7D on January 13, 2015, 09:48:40 PM
"I guess this is why ML does not support MLVmystic at the moment or am I wrong?"

Wrong, Mystic is now complying with gpl and can be supported here (whether anyone is available to do so is another question).
Title: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 13, 2015, 10:03:27 PM
Thx @Frank7D I still have the app. Now I'm that I'm 'told' ML supports it -- Will use it more to test out for bugs/etc...?!

(I doubt that it is, right @a1ex? anyway plus there are better options out there)
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: dmilligan on January 13, 2015, 10:13:13 PM
There's no other OSX app that with GUI that allow to convert DNG frames so quickly.. :'(<
Really? http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=13152.0
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 13, 2015, 10:20:41 PM
@slasheal -- MLVFS is an amazing, remarkable app.. Please take a deep dive on the instructions before using it. It's rather quite easy, really.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Slasheal on January 13, 2015, 10:56:24 PM
Another problem:

On the DNG file, the shutter speed is stuck at 1s when above 1s.
Whilein the .log fil, the info is correct.
For exampl, MLV shot at 3s shutter speed, will show a DNG with 1s shutter speed.
While the .log file will show 3s shutter speed.

MLVFS works perfectly for video.
But here, I'm talking about singles frames.
On frame per mlv file.

And I don't know why, but with MLVFS, I see nothing inside the folder of my MLV files.
Plus, it creates one dirrectory per MLV file.
When you have 700+ mlv file, it's not very efficient for stills :).

Sorry :(.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: dmilligan on January 13, 2015, 11:02:19 PM
You can get all your frames in the same MLV container if you're using the intervalometer: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12733.0
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Slasheal on January 13, 2015, 11:55:53 PM
Thanks.

I tried and it works.
It makes multiple MLV files ONLY IF put on "take picture like crazy".
So I have put it on "1s". No problem with a 10s exposure.

I have done this..
But for a 10sec exposure, it will still give me a 1s info instead of 10s info.
.log file give a correct exposure while .dng file is wrong.

LRtimelapse reads DNG file info.. So exposure ajustement is biased.


Edit:

I tried with MLV dump and I have the same exact problem.
So the problem isn't MLVmystic.
Still, the 97 files limitation is a problem.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: majackolantern on January 19, 2015, 07:15:43 PM
Greetings!

I'm using MLV Mystic on Win 8.1. The .dng files are extracted perfectly. But I can only get a 1kb .wav file. Any one has any idea? Thanks!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: johansugarev on March 02, 2015, 05:22:09 AM
Their site appears to be down. Could I get a link for the latest version for OS X?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on March 02, 2015, 06:34:00 AM
Not sure if this is the latest version ( currently 0.5 ) but here's a working copy that I have on my MBP.

MLVMystic_Beta (https://www.dropbox.com/s/chay1sdbuxqrans/MLVMystic_Beta.app.zip?dl=0MLVMystic_Beta) for Mac.

If not then I should have a copy back at home on the Mac Mini.

Out of town for work until this Friday.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: hirumhorkweller on March 06, 2015, 03:39:34 AM
Is there a specific reason for any of the Adobe apps to NOT regconize the converted DNG's from the latest beta of MLVMysic?

I also tried importing the converted DNG's through Raw2Dng to see if it would solve the issues by applying the black/white levels but no luck yet so far...

Thanks!

I just tried to import into After Effects and got an error, but then I noticed that there is a .wav file in the batch folder. I removed it and viola!  Works like a charm.  (AE version CC 2014)
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: hirumhorkweller on March 06, 2015, 03:41:02 AM
Not sure if this is the latest version ( currently 0.5 ) but here's a working copy that I have on my MBP.

MLVMystic_Beta (https://www.dropbox.com/s/chay1sdbuxqrans/MLVMystic_Beta.app.zip?dl=0MLVMystic_Beta) for Mac.

If not then I should have a copy back at home on the Mac Mini.

Out of town for work until this Friday.

The app doesn't give a version number and I have no reference as I am using it for the first time, but it works for me.  THANK YOU for posting!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Malex on March 06, 2015, 12:55:08 PM
Hi, I would like to try this app to convert some RAW dual iso footage, but the link in the first post doesn't work anymore, where can I find it ?
is there another app that convert RAW dual iso easily ?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Danne on March 06, 2015, 03:03:37 PM
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=13512.0

If youre on mac.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Malex on April 01, 2015, 01:03:06 AM
Thank you, but  I'm looking for a pc version.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: lintoni on April 01, 2015, 03:33:41 PM
Thank you, but  I'm looking for a pc version.
http://secondsparkproductions.com/index.php/blog/8-mlv-mystic-mlv-raw-to-dng-batch-converter (http://secondsparkproductions.com/index.php/blog/8-mlv-mystic-mlv-raw-to-dng-batch-converter)
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Malex on April 01, 2015, 03:36:54 PM
Thank you lintoni
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: togg on April 13, 2015, 04:34:21 PM
I'm sorry if this was already asked but any chance of having multithreading, it would be the only feature that could bring me away from MLRV. :)
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Danne on April 13, 2015, 04:38:37 PM
You can copy the app and run those copies in parallell if you like. That will multithread. If you,re on mac there is also cr2hdr-r workflow.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on April 13, 2015, 05:06:02 PM
I'm sorry if this was already asked but any chance of having multithreading, it would be the only feature that could bring me away from MLRV. :)
If you're on Mac, check out @Danne's cr2hdr-r (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=13512.msg130562#msg130562cr2hdr-r) since it works really well and it runs multithreaded.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: goldenchild9to5 on April 29, 2015, 08:43:49 PM
Not sure what's going on when I convert my 5D Mark III MLV files using MLVMystic I find that there are numerous DNG frames missing in all folders.  When I import them in Davinci Resolve I get a whole bunch of split takes of the same video do to the missing DNG's.  Has anybody experience that before?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Frank7D on April 29, 2015, 09:43:14 PM
Do you have frame skipping turned off?
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: goldenchild9to5 on April 29, 2015, 10:00:24 PM
@Frank7D going to check on that ASAP thanks
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: goldenchild9to5 on April 29, 2015, 10:03:22 PM
@Frank7D Frame skipping is on "OFF" should it be "ON"
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Danne on April 29, 2015, 10:09:34 PM
Off.
You should try extracting with mlv_dump binary. It usually is the safest bet if frames are missing.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: goldenchild9to5 on April 29, 2015, 10:13:17 PM
@Danne Thanks going to do a google search about the mlv_dump software.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: mrzims on June 27, 2015, 03:41:21 PM
Hi. All new to RAW video. just shoot a test with dual ISO and now trying to convert via the wonderful Mystic.
Q: How do I seperate the two iso files? So I get to clean DNG folders and not getting missing frames in AE.

Thanks
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Dazrah on September 05, 2016, 03:27:37 PM
Is it possible to include a function where you can choose the resolution you want.
Instead of the resolution that you shoot your video at??
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: sijak on May 01, 2017, 11:16:59 AM
Edit: Image removed. App violates Magic lantern GPL.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: lordwilli on July 28, 2017, 09:23:39 AM
I empty folder when exporting using MLV Mystic. Could you help me guys?

Now i lost half of my important footage :(

It only export 45 of 97 DNG Folder :(

Can anybody help me? it is bug?

Thanks!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Danne on July 28, 2017, 09:32:30 AM
You could try exporting with:
Switch
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=15108.0

MLVFS
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=13152.0

batch_mlv(Windows)
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10526.msg186929#msg186929
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Francis Frenkel on November 06, 2017, 08:15:55 AM
Help !

I'm using MLV Mystic for a long time now, and after a crash on a disk, I've lot the application.

The website to downoad it does not work !
Could somebody send me it for windows ?

I have a work to do, it is critical.

I dont like MLVraw Viewer, Producer...etc... Too complex, to much fonctions...I just need DNGs for DaVinci Resolve from the natives MLV, in a simple batch interface (drag and drop).
I just hate applications with command, I'm not engeneer...I prefer application with a simple interface, drag and drop, and function with buttons...

Help me Please !

Francis
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Danne on November 06, 2017, 08:32:27 AM
If you can live with a double click on a batch file and a follow up menu then this could work.
batch_mlv
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10526.msg186929#msg186929

The same but with input output folders.
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10526.msg188558#msg188558

Cannot help you with the other app. The problem with mlv_mystic is that it doesn´t produce cdng files but dng files.
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Francis Frenkel on November 06, 2017, 09:24:22 AM
Quote
Cannot help you with the other app. The problem with mlv_mystic is that it doesn´t produce cdng files but dng files.

Thank you Danne, but I dont need cdng files.
dngs are just great files, enought to reach the quality I need in my productions, in my workflow.

Here are quickly edited images I did last saturday (dngs extract with MVL Producer...).

Those one extract with Mystic last week (for the same music video clip)
Some nudity in the clip....
password : clip

If somebody could send me Mystic (last version), it will save me time !

----------------
I just test Batch.mlv, and it works find, very simple to use ! It's seems to be an alternative (efficent and easy to use) !
Thanks very much Danne !
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Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Danne on November 06, 2017, 10:15:15 AM
Great. It uses mlv_dump_on_steroids, branch from bouncyball and it got the good stuff like cdng metadata, complete set of matrices etc. Also works with lossless, 10/12 bits etc...
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: IDA_ML on November 06, 2017, 10:29:51 AM
Hello Francis,

I found a copy of MLV Mystic from 2014.  I am not sure whether or not it is the latest version but it works with 14-bit RAW and MLV files just fine.  I have packed it in a .RAR archive that you can download from here:

https://we.tl/7d9XEbZTaF

This link will be active for 7 days.

As far as ease and speed of operation is concerned, I strongly recommend MLVFS as suggested by Danne.  It saves a lot of disk space too.  All you need to do is to copy your MLV files into a directory called MLVFS on your hard drive.  Then, when you start the software (one click) it mounts all your MLVs from that directory into virtual folders with cDNG files that you can open with Resolve or whatever software you use in the same way as regular DNG folders created by MLV Mystic.  In the MLVFS thread there is also a video tutorial on the installation by Reddeercity.  Try it!  You will be surprised how well MLVFS works and how much time and disk space it saves.   It works with losslessly compressed as well as 10 and 12-bit files too. 

By the way, I love your work.  Good luck!
Title: Re: MLV Mystic - [Windows][OSX] MLV/RAW to DNG & Dual ISO GUI batch converter V0.5
Post by: Francis Frenkel on November 06, 2017, 12:00:56 PM
Thanks so much IDA-ML !

I will try MLVFS, I promise !

Thank's very much.