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Magic Lantern MLVCinema DNGCineform rawProRes RawArri RawRedcode Raw
Canon’s Cinema RAW Light
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License / Availabilityopen sourceopen sourceopen sourceproprietaryproprietaryproprietaryproprietary
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File Structure
1. Block based file structure
2. File header (mlv_file_hdr_t and
mlv_rawi_hdr_t)
3. Block sequence on disk is
not important, logical timestamp
based ordering.
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Compression Ratio--4:1 - 10:1depends on content, a graph in whitepaper suggest 3:1 to 4:1-3:1 - 18:13:1 - 5:1
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Compression Method
--Waveletunknown-Wavelet (JPG2000)
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Compression uncompresseduncompressedlossylossyuncompressedlossy
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Metadata
Stored in mlv metadata blocks (all
except mlv_vidf_hdr_t)
stored in the fileheader
Extractable using RedCineX
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Supported Bitdepths
Variable,can support any bitdepth,
need changes in software (mlv_dump
/ mlvfs) to support conversion
above 14bpp.
10-bit (simple)
(Prores raw)
12-bit logarithmic
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Supported Resolutions
Variable sized payloads possible
up to 3414x2198
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Software Support
MlRawViewer
mlv_dump (mlv2cdng)
mlvfs (mlv2cdng realtime using FUSE)
SDK integration

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Acceptance
Can be read by mlv readers/ mlv_dump
Needs conversion to DNG sequence
to be used by professional RAW editing
software packages
Accepted by nearly all
professional RAW editing
software packages
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Notes
Wavelet tech stores different
resolutions separately.
Allow to playback 1/2 or 1/4
really fast because of this.

Lower macro blocking
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References
https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/products/photoshop/pdfs/dng_spec_1.4.0.0.pdf
https://images.apple.com/final-cut-pro/docs/Apple_ProRes_RAW_White_Paper.pdf
https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/docs/Apple_ProRes_White_Paper.pdf
http://www.red.com/learn/red-101/redcode-file-format
http://www.red.com/learn/red-tech/redcode-raw
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