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I recently asked a question here: but didn't get much of a response, so I simply installed MagicLatern myself to see what I could figure out - fantastic product!

I'm trying to work with raw video. I am able to record a .raw file, which I can't play back with my normal media programs, or Premiere CS6 (as expected). I can, however, play them back with MLRawViewer 1.3.3. I then convert them, either to DNG or to .mov. However, when I bring them into Premiere, neither seem to work.

For DNG:
  • When I try to drag in any of the DNG files, or all of them, or the folder, I get an error saying "File format not supported."
  • When I use the Media Browser and go to the folder containing my DNG files, it appears as empty
  • When I go to File -> Import and navigate to the folder, it still appears as empty
I imagine at least part of the problem is that in for the third point, the dropdown says "All Supported Media", so I guess DNG isn't supported? I'm not really sure.

For .MOV:
  • When accessing the .mov file either through dragging it in, File -> Import, or the Media Browser, I get the same error: "The file has no audio or video streams."
  • Note that the file plays back video with VLC Media Player, but does not play back audio

Any advice? I've been looking through Forum posts, but I'm not sure which ones of them are still relevant, or still work.

Raw Video / New to Raw Video - Question about MLV Workflow
« on: July 07, 2016, 05:09:33 PM »
I'm a Windows 10 user of Premiere/After Effects CS6, using Magic Lantern on an EOS Rebel T3i (600D). I'm looking to make the switch to raw video, for roughly the same reasons that I switched to raw photos several years ago - better editability, and I don't care much about the increased space usage.

I've read a number of posts here, and I'm trying to put together my workflow (after shooting the actual footage). I'm making several assumptions based on my reading, and I'd really appreciate it if someone could verify or correct them.

  • Copy the files (which will be in MLV format) to my PC
  • Convert the files from MLV to DNG using MlRawViewer
  • Delete the original .mlv files
    • Due to Assumption 2, because the DNG conversion is lossless there's no reason to keep both sets of files
    • Assumption 3  - The DNG format is supported widely enough that I don't need to keep the originals.
  • Bring the converted DNG files into Premiere or After Effects for editing
    • Assumption 4 - I can now edit these files as I would any other filetype supported by Adobe, and export the clips or sequences to a compressed format like H.264 if I so choose.

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