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Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: Salvaging Pink Crazy DNGs
February 22, 2014, 01:56:35 PM
This script is VERY useful for my corrupted card.
It saved all my data, except for 2 of 52 videos, which came out pink.

Great script! :)
I have great news- it seems to work.

baldand has adjusted the script and added some bug fixes,
and now the script is able to work with Dumps of the complete CF-Card and outputs valid .RAW Files.

This is HUGE news for everyone that has a crashed card or lost data on it!
hello a1ex!

This, again, was very helpful. Thank you for making me aware of that script.
It is almost a one-stop solution for my problem.

If I find a command line hex-editor that can replace strings and access raw disks like HxD does,
I may consider making this an easy to use tool. :)

I have a corrupted CF card.
The camera did not stop accessing the card, and when I finally took out the battery,
the next time it said the card was not formatted.

Well, As windows asks me to format the card,
and Software like PhotoRec does not know the RAW format,
I have now tried to recover footage using a hex editor like WinHEX,
which I used to open the whole corrupted Disk.

I just extracted a huge block of data until the end of the first footer.
(12th line starting from "RAWM" - like is described here: )

What I get when I put it into raw2dng are pink grainy images which still have the silhouettes of my images,
but are divided up into 4 rectangles- and have the wrong colors and grain.
So I assume I have not found the right start of the file.
I know how to identify the footer. But how to identify the start of the file?

When comparing RAW files I could not find similarities there.

Can anyone help?

Thank you!


Hello guys,
How to get the "white rectangle recording frame" back?
I can not see the framing when using 2.35:1 mode, for example- like I used to.
Hi guys,

what is the current state of development on the RAW and MLV matter?
Can someone put me up to speed?
Currently not working a lot with ML RAW, but will be again.
I am looking to do some updates and am trying to figure out which way to go with development.

Also, I would still love to see someone starting an initiative for the split file implementation in raw2dng.exe - 5DII is not exFAT compatible, and still a lot of people use it.
hello guys,

I will do another update as soon as possible.
In the meantime, I ask of you one thing, again.
We need this feature implemented by the main devs, so everybody:

and get everybody to jo join in!

"We need joining of .RAW split files automatically in RAW2DNG.exe"
I know from a talk with one of the developers, that it is really easy to do, but not enough people need it.
Show them that we need it! :)

Only when this is finally done, BATCHelor can do its job like it is supposed to do!
hey guys.

train your antivirus software. I guarantee you that it does not have a virus, if you downloaded from my site.
Some AV Softwares have an automatic that does not only recognize known viruses, but also assumes everything it does not know to be a virus. You can deactivate this feature. I know the problem. "BATCHelor_3.0_Alpha3.exe" is the one you want.

This would be a lengthy process- putting every single frame through dcraw and then making a prores file... I myself would not consider using that ProRes file for editing, because shooting RAW is all about.. well - editing RAW, isn't it?
I think RAWanizer has a feature like that.

whats wrong with the cineform 422 Files it toutputs?
hey guys!

It is not about programming a file joining tool (which I have already done)
but about avoiding the time-consuming joining process, because many people have started using raw2dng straight off their CF cards.
Previous joining takes a lot of time, which is not available on set, and - can be avoided, I assume.

I myself would love to include such an option into raw2dng - but this type of programming is absolutely foreign to me.
There must be some other devs familiar with it, right?

BATCHelor is not java, a commandline approach would be best..
check PM :)
I dont know about automating a java app- maybe the developer can tell us more. maybe inquire with him?

my resolve can see all folders I tried :)
I can also implement a joining feature. problem is: this method is really slow.
(really, like 10-30 minutes depending on the material)
I wrote a little tool for myself for testing- and decided not to implement it.
I used raw2cdng for large files.

Instead: help push the development of this feature in raw2dng.

a1ex (one of head devs) said: "it is trivial to do".

All we have to do (yes, you too :) ) is post in the thread, requesting this feature be implemented. :)

I can not stress this enough: the devs think noone needs this!
please let me know the path and folder contents of your source folder.
this almost everytime has to do with these things.

for testing, try the preview on files like C:\test\M01-0101.RAW
make sure your file path is not very long.

I can maybe include something like it,
but I am not aware of the functionality of the tool.

I read something about it being different for each camera..
which cameras need this tool?
How do you normally work with it?

Time is a little short right now, so if you supply some info maybe this can be a lot quicker :)
dear devs, if you check out my batchelor thread here:

you will see that many people can use this feature. Especially with the new thumbnail function in BATCHelor- that for now only works on files smaller than 4GB - it would be a blessing!

Please give an estimate how long it would take for someone to do it :)
@ted ramasola:
this has next to no support- they wont do it on their own, even though it is really simple.
nobody of the devs knows that this is demanded- please! this goes for everyone- let them know! here:

I know nothing about this issue.
What exactly can BATCHelor do to help? If the info is not in the .RAW file there is nothing to do..
disable avast and submit it as an error, I did the same.
you can also try renaming the exe.
I have not tested resolve's compatibility with compressed DNGs yet. But should not be hard to find out.
Optically it should not make a difference. Same goes for 12bit cinema DNG.
Let us know if you test it! :)

sounds like an interesting venture. Where are you based?
raw2cdng is a separate application by chmee.
It does not work with BATCHelor yet.

ok, i get it.
still: raw2dng.exe does not support split files.
hey @dossisman:

well, the ML coders can implement this in raw2dng.exe in a very short amount of time,
this is confirmed by a1ex in my thread here:
feel free to join me in convincing them this is needed! :)

Meanwhile, use raw2cdng for spanned files or join them.
I wrote a separate tool for myself for joining files- if you are interested in testing, send me a PM.

P.S: If you want to use compression, use Alpha 2 - I just updated it.
I reeeally hope someone implements a 5 second wav recording with RAW!
It would be enough to use pluraleyes to Automatically line it up with external audio.
please implement it, dear coders! :)
The compression feature has not been updated yet, due to a lack of information from Adobe.
The problem seems to lie with lossless compression only.
"normal" means no compression.

thanks for letting me know, moebiushaydn! :)
I am very proud to present the work of the last weeks:

Version 3 Alpha! :)

... and now get to work, you!
sadly, we are using completely different coding languages.
Therefore, commandline is the way to go for working together.
It is on his todo-list. :)

Meanwhile I've been working on some cool stuff for BATCHelor, but I need this feature..
Anyone up to the task??
sadly, I could not find clear information online as to what switches have to be used in commandline for the different compression modes, it is trial and error. If someone knows more than me, please share.

Also, maybe you lot could push my request a little, if you are interested:

I requested the automatic split file extraction for users on FAT32 cameras like 5DII.
As a1ex stated, it is quite easy to do, but he does a lot of things right now,
so I am hoping someone else will take a look at this, as it is essential to the BATCHelor workflow I am planning for v3.0.
how do you know they are not lossless?
the parameters for the DNG converter are a bit flakey. It is possible that there is a mistake.