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Processor - a Windows batch .raw -> prores4444 converter
« on: May 29, 2013, 05:02:43 AM »
I finished my batch processor to convert the .raw file to .mov prores4444 ! Uses the power of portable app Photivo (open source alternative to lightroom/ACR) to make presets for processing and run jobs. Or it can also do a quick and dirty conversion using dcraw.

Processor v0.2 - RAWTherapee support

Processor v0.1 - fixed spaces in files + bug fixes

Processor v0.0

After dragging and drop RAW files onto the processor.bat and follow the prompts. A preview of the first image from the first raw to be processed will be opened in windows preview. Next select to use photivo or dcraw.

If you select photivo then choose if you want to open the file in photivo and do custom editing for the sequence. If you open a file in photivo right click each subsection header to append it to a new preset file. The output file type must stay png if you want it to work. Remember where you put the preset file to load the it later. Next you will be asked to select the preset file select the one you want. Photivo will create a batch job and do the rest.

If dcraw was selected, next you will be asked to select a white balance. These are the defaults based on a 350D. Once selected dcraw will do the rest.

The .mov is made with ffmbc and can be found in the original directory.
Learn about using Photivo.

Processor v0.0
Initial release

Processor v0.1
added support for infinite number of dng files eliminating the character limit from the batch variable
added support for spaces in file and directory names
updated raw2dng to build from 2013-05-21 to support 4Gb+ files
added sed.exe and needed dll files for text processing
cleared all photivo .ini settings and set it to portable mode

Known issues
Not sure how to set photivo file type from batch file. Asking developer. If you know how to fix this please share.

Processor v0.2
Initial RAWTherapee support for creating a style and processing
Note needs rawtherapee installed and a path in environment variables
No longer including photivo with download

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Maybe pick a better name. I was really tired and uncreative.
Add support for more video types
Find a way to start more batches at once
Add %resize for dcraw
Add 8bit options for proxy editing
Learn visual C#
Reprogram in C# :)


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Re: Win Batch procesor .raw -> prores4444
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 07:09:20 AM »
I've just tried it and I get a lot of "Not found errors", no preview and no files. I've unzipped and put it in a folder with the .RAW. Drag and drop on the processor and follow the prompts with no luck. I'm running Windows 7 64bits.
Thanks for the work, though.
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Re: Win Batch procesor .raw -> prores4444
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 11:56:39 AM »
Found the error and working on fixing it. It does not handle spaces in the filepath. Thanks!