A-Cam dll and CinemaDNG
The A-Cam dll camera records uncompressed RAW images in CinemaDNG format. CinemaDNG is an open, documented file format developed by Adobe and is based on the DNG file format. It's designed to store uncompressed high-resolution image streams of camera RAW data. Each image is encoded using the CinemaDNG image format. The image stream is stored as a sequence of image files in a file directory. The file format contains image data and metadata. The metadata contains of timecode, time, date, frame rate etc. The CinemaDNG site is in development. The format is based on the DNG format.
CinemaDNG is supported by:
19ligths makes a plug in called Ginger HDR for Adobe After Effects and Premier. The plug in that creats proxy files of the CinemaDNG files that plays back in real time and it works with monocrome files too. It also extract and sync the audio automaticly which is a great feature for dailies etc. Ginger HDR is available for Mac OSX and Windows.
Adobe supports CinemaDNG in SpeedGrade CS6. After Effects CS5 and CS6, Bridge and Camera RAW CS5 and CS6, Photoshop CS5 and CS6 and Lightroom supports the DNG format. In SpeedGrade and After Effects it is possible to export to QuickTime ProRes, DPX etc. SpeedGrade CS6 have real time playback performance and extensive tools for 3D work. Adobe software is available for Mac OSX and Windows.
Assimilate makes a powerful grading software called Scratch, the software have an extensive toolset and support for resoultions up to 4K. In the latest release it supports CinemaDNG. Scratch runs on Mac OSX and Windows 7.
Blackmagic Design supports CinemaDNG in DaVinci Resolve and Resolve Lite. We recommend the new version 9.0.2 for the best decoding. DaVinci Resolve can to export files with timecode to QuickTime ProRes, DPX etc and will be able to playback the CinemaDNG sequenses for review on a MacBook Pro etc. DaVinci Resolve have extensive tools for 3D work. DaVinci Resolve software is avalible for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux. DaVinci Resolve Lite is available for Mac OSX and Windows and is for free.
CineForm will have support for CinemaDNG in the next version of CineForm Studio Premium and Professional. With it you can export to CineForm RAW, a lightly compressed 12-bit RAW codec with a Quicktime/MOV or AVI wrapper and can be edited in Final Cut Pro, Avid MC5, Premiere Pro, etc. CineForm Studio Professional supports 3D work. Cineform software is avaliable for Mac OSX and Windows.
FilmLight supports CinemaDNG in the Baselight products range. The Baselight system is a flexible and powerful high end color grading system with an extensive toolset for 2D and 3D work in up to 4K resolution and runs on a purpose built 64-bit Linux based platform.
MXF4Mac makes DNG QT, it is a QuickTime and a QuickLook decoder component that makes QuickTime read and access CinemaDNG files in Mac OSX and applications like Final Cut Pro etc.
Pomfort have an upcoming software called ClipHouse that will easy to use and will transcode CinemaDNG files to ProRes, DNxHD, h264 etc. For more info go to:
SGO supports CinemaDNG in the Mistika product range. Mistika is a post-production system with a comprehensive suite of production tools that include timeline-based editing, DI, conforming, infinite-layer compositing, visual effects, colour grading, optical flow-based motion estimation, advanced graphics and image restoration. It supports most resolutions and formats, in 2D and Stereo3D in real-time, from SD up to 5K in high frame rates up to 60 fps. It is based on non-proprietary hardware with an open file structure and widespread codec-support.
Here are some CinemaDNG sample files for download. Autumn ll and the Faces ll Mono files are monochrome Cinema DNG files from the A-Cam dll Panchromatic. You can open them in AfterEffects, Lightroom etc. Resolve do not support monochrome Cinema DNG files yet. All clips are 50 frames long and about 140-155 MB each. You can also download the CinemaDNG format specification v.1.1 and the DNG format specification v.1.4.
- A-Cam dll Autumn l A DNG.zip
- A-Cam dll Autumn l B DNG.zip
- A-Cam dll Autumn ll A DNG.zip
- A-Cam dll Autumn ll B DNG.zip
- A-Cam dII Faces ll Color DNG.zip
- A-Cam dII Faces ll Mono DNG.zip
- A-Cam dll Coffee 1 CinemaDNG.zip
- A-Cam dll Coffee 2 CinemaDNG.zip
- A-Cam dll Coffee 3 CinemaDNG.zip