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CineForm Technotes

Welcome to the CineForm Technical Notes Page. Here you’ll find articles discussing specific technical issues and topics. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us.

The Basics

CineForm Workflow Overview

CineForm Compression Subsystem

Understanding Active Metadata

CineForm Stereo (3D) Processing Overview

Understanding CineForm Compression Quality Settings

What Cameras are supported by NeoScene?

Product Activation

How to Activate your CineForm Software (Windows)

How to Deactivate your CineForm Software (Windows)

How to Activate your CineForm Software (Mac)

How to Deactivate your CineForm Software (Mac)

Visual Quality Analysis

CineForm 444 Quality Analysis Versus HDCam SR

Visual Quality Differences: 4:4:4 Chroma versus 4:2:2 Chroma

Visual Quality Differences: 10-bit versus 8-bit precision

HDLink – File capture, pre-processing, and conversion techniques (Windows)

HDLink – File Conversion Techniques

HDLink – Camera-specific Capture Settings

Inverse Telecine Processing – Sony HVR-V1U, Canon HV20, and Other HD Camcorders

AVCHD Sources – Converting to CineForm Intermediate for Editing

Infinity Camcorder J2K-MXF – Conversion and Rewrapping (Windows)

Rewrapping CineForm AVI Files to MOV (and Vice-Versa)

HDMI Capture Using the Blackmagic Intensity Card

Converting SD Sequences to CineForm Intermediate

ReMaster – File pre-processing, conversion, and conform techniques (Mac)

Conversion and pre-processing of QuickTime Files

Red One R3D File Conversion

Infinity Camcorder J2K-MXF – Conversion and Rewrapping (Mac)

Use ReMaster to pull selects for conforming from a Final Cut Pro XML

First Light (Applies to both 2D and 3D)

Tutorial Videos

(Win) Color Correction and text/graphics overlays

(Win) 3D Adjustments, keyframing, and database management

Managing databases across multiple machines using Dropbox

Written

Understanding Active Metadata

(Win / Mac) First Light User Manual (PDF – 16MB)

(Mac) First Light Workflow Tutorial (PDF)

(Win) First Light Workflow Tutorial (PDF)

(Win) First Light Keyboard Shortcuts

What is a 3D 64x64x64 LUT?

Using the Tools option to overlay histograms, waveforms, and scopes

Moving First Light color databases between Win and Mac

First Light Support for Tangent Wave Control Surface

3D Workflow Discussion including First Light 3D

(Overview) 3D Workflow and Technology

(Mac) 3D White Paper Discusses Final Cut Pro and Neo3D (PDF)

(Mac) First Light 3D including Stereo Multiplexing (PDF)

Video (Mac) 3D Workflow Overview

(Mac – FCP) Pre-Production Workflow Considerations for Final Cut Pro

(Media Composer) Pre-Production Workflow Considerations for Avid Media Composer v5

(Mac – FCP) Use ReMaster to pull selects for conforming from a Final Cut Pro XML

(Win) Panasonic AG-3DA1 – One-step conversion to CineForm 3D files

(Win) First Light 3D including Stereo Multiplexing (PDF)

Video (Win) 3D Adjustments, keyframing, and database management

3D Test Footage (Gators) for Experimenting with Stereo Multiplexing (short)

3D Extreme Sports Test Footage for Win/Mac 3D editing demos (75 seconds – ~2.2GB)

Which 3D monitors are supported by Neo3D / Prospect3D?

Special Camera Modes and File Processing (HDV and DVCPro HD)

Taking Maximum Advantage of Sony’s HDV CineFrame Modes

Editing Support for Panasonic DVCProHD P2 Cameras

Image Resolution and Scaling Considerations for the HVX200 and HPX170

Premiere Pro Workflow Notes

Setting up Project and Sequence Settings in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 (Windows)

Matrox MM02-mini and Blackmagic IntensityDecklink Support

Maintaining Best Image Quality When Exporting an HD Project to DVD

Premiere Pro Pan and Scan Tutorial

Memory Management within Adobe Premiere Pro

Active Metadata – Global and Clip Controls for Playback and Rendering (Windows)

Editing CineForm RAW on the Premiere Pro Timeline (Windows)

Creating and Exporting LUTs Within Premiere Pro CS3 (Windows)

ReWrapping headers between AVI and MOV Files

Final Cut Pro Workflow Notes

Final Cut Pro Sequence Settings for Optimum Editing Performance with CineForm files

4K CineForm RAW Workflow (Full Raster) on Mac, including from R3D Source

Export Sequences from Final Cut Pro for Compatibility with Windows

Editing CineForm Files With Active Metadata on the Final Cut Pro Timeline

Active Metadata – Global and Clip Controls for Playback and Rendering (Mac)

ReWrapping headers between AVI and MOV Files

(Mac) 3D White Paper Discusses Final Cut Pro and Neo3D (PDF)

Avid Media Composer v5 Workflow Notes

Neo3D Workflow Considerations for Avid Media Composer v5

Avid Media Composer 5 – Export to CineForm MOV

CineForm RAW

CineForm RAW™ Technology Overview

Active Metadata – Global and Clip Controls for Playback and Rendering (Windows)

Active Metadata – Global and Clip Controls for Playback and Rendering (Mac)

Editing CineForm RAW on the Premiere Pro Timeline (Windows)

Editing CineForm Files With Active Metadata on the Final Cut Pro Timeline

4K CineForm RAW Workflow (Full Raster) on Mac, including from R3D Source

Creating and Exporting LUTs Within Premiere Pro CS3 (Windows)

Dalsa and Vision Research Raw File Converters (Windows)


Red Camera Workflow Notes

Red One Workflow Overview (Windows and Mac)

Red One R3D File Conversion using R2CF (Windows)

Red One R3D File Conversion using ReMaster (Mac)

Exporting CineForm files from RedCine

Prospect 4K and Adobe CS3 Post-Production Support for Red One (Windows)


Other

AJA OEM-LH/LHe – Driver Installation Instructions

Laptop Direct to Disk Recording Using Magma Express Box EB1F

DPX or TIFF sequences to CineForm Files (and vice versa) Conversion Utility