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Raw Video Postprocessing / Repairing damaged MLV files?
« on: August 30, 2015, 05:53:37 PM »
Okay so, I shot some RAW footage which came out really nice, and I previewed them in MLRaw Viewer, and stupidly forgot to upload them, and deleted the file. Aaaargh!

Since that time, I also removed my version of the Nightly build and replaced my friends version before realising what I'd done.

now, after some trial and error I have finally found ONE program, iCare Data Recovery that appears to have recovered the files, however despite the file size being right, they won't load into either ML Raw Viewer or RAW2CDNG.

Here's a screenshot of what they look like in my folder:

If anyone has any advice as to how these files might be repaired or recovered I would love to know


Raw Video Postprocessing / How far can one zoom in Premiere with ML RAW?
« on: August 21, 2015, 04:01:19 AM »

Good to be back. ML Raw and Cinelog has worked out really well for me, and I'll certainly use it again, most likely when I come to do pick ups for my feature.

One question -

How far would you go with zooming on a quick shot?

Most of my film I shot on Canon C300 and I've zoomed in regularly to 130%, even 140% at times.

With the extra data in ML RAW, could I go to, say 160%?

I know the obvious answer is 'see how it looks', but I can't tell how it'll look on a festival/cinema screen.

Any opinions? It's one 3 second shot...


Ok so the first thing I notice upon viewing my first 5D RAW footage is that it's noisy as hell. I gather that this is due to the incamera noise reduction not being used.

As a photographer, my experience is that the ACR noise reduction is excellent. I don't have a lot of experience with Neat Video, but I'm told it's also very handy.

Does anyone have any advice, or a workflow that suits them?

Wondering if a mixture of both might be good, ie a gentle ACR noise red followed by more specific treatment with neat Video.



Here's a pic that illustrates what I'm talking about. Some pretty savage vertical kind of banding noise. (I'm still not entirely sure if I used the correct render output in OpencolourIO and AE. In OpenColourIO I used Cinelog-C, and in AE the output render was at DNxHD444.

The noise can be removed I'm sure. Plus the contrast will be a lot different after adding an LUT.

If you scroll across to the right on the image you can see the vertical lines...

F2, iso 1000....

EDIT: Does the way you export from RAW2CDNG make any difference? I exported 16bit maximized. It's just that the footage seems unusually noisy for iso 1000....

Terry Tibbs.


Can anyone tell me where I need to install the Cinelog V.3 Digital Camera profiles folder in order for it to work in Adobe camera Raw?

I'm using Windows 7.... I have tried Application Data/Adobe/Camera Raw/Settings and camera Profiles, but when I go into ACR it only wants XMP files. The files in the pack are DCPs...

I can't access the online user guide for some reason


Terry Tibbs.

Hi there!

Great forum!

Looking for some impartial advice...

I have been in touch with the nice chap from Cinelog, and am at least decided on using that in ACR to get a close match between the C300 footage I have shot and the pick ups on 5D RAW.

What is not entirely clear to me is what I need to do in between.

Firstly it has been suggested to me that I use Slimraw after Raw2CDNG, which will allow me to import cdngs directly into Premiere CS6, but after having downloaded the trial, I see that CS6 won't import either CDNGs or DNGs. I found something called CinemaDNGImporter which I tried, but I am told CS6 will only import at 8bit, which kind of defeats the object of shooting in 14bit MLRAW.

I am going to use Film Convert in Premiere Pro, so all I am looking at doing is getting the tone and contrast etc from the 5DIII RAW footage to fairly closely match the C-Log C300 footage. From there I can treat it all with the same grading.

I have After Effects but I don't know how to use it. But if anyone has easy steps I would be prepared to try. But ultimately, if it's possible, being able to import directly into Premiere CS6 would be ideal. Color matching is less important than tone and level matching for me, as a photographer I have a good eye for that sort of thing and can sort that out in grading after import to CS6.

So, can anyone suggest me the most simple workflow so that I can get on with this? Do I need Slimraw? Do I need After Effects?

Also not concerned about speed. I have a really fast PC, and the clips are only short pick ups.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me with this. I have a load of footage sitting here and I just want to edit it!

Terry Tibbs. X

My film:

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