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Unpacking RAW SDI video from Micro studio 4K

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:38 am
by Johannes Jonsson
I would like to do some tests on this new RAW SDI out on the Micro studio 4K.
Does anyone know how to unpack the recorded RAW SDI video?
I can not find any info about that in the manual which says only that you need to unpack the RAW SDI video but not how to.
Also tried Google but nothing there.

Re: Unpacking RAW SDI video from Micro studio 4K

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:53 pm
by GeorgeLadner
Hello Johannes,

I am interested to know about your test results.
Increase in dynamic range by 2 stops and Raw output puts it in par with pocket 2.
Please do update with your test results

Re: Unpacking RAW SDI video from Micro studio 4K

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:08 pm
by Denny Smith
There is not any info in this yet, as far as I know. So it is anyone’s guess on how to do it. Perhaps a Resolve update will provide the unpacking.
Cheers

Re: Unpacking RAW SDI video from Micro studio 4K

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:30 pm
by Johannes Jonsson
It says in the firmware description:
Refer to the user manual for information about capturing and unpacking RAW SDI video.
But I can not find anything about it in the manual.
Hmmm....?

Re: Unpacking RAW SDI video from Micro studio 4K

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:17 pm
by ZacreaneyBarker
Page 56 of the Studio Camera Manual has some information but there doesn't seem to be any sort of automated process. You can record the RAW data using an uncompressed 10bit recorder as a QuickTime file. This data isn't viewable and seems to need to be converted into DNGs or something similar before you can view/edit/grade/etc.. It very clearly says that Resolve does not debayer the data and that you'll have to use something else. I've done some quick googling and there doesn't seem to be any existing software that'll do this. Blackmagic provides some detail in the manual about the RAW data but I think it's being left to us to write something to process it into something usable.

Anyone have any ideas??

Re: Unpacking RAW SDI video from Micro studio 4K

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:35 pm
by Johannes Jonsson
ZacreaneyBarker wrote:Page 56 of the Studio Camera Manual has some information but there doesn't seem to be any sort of automated process. You can record the RAW data using an uncompressed 10bit recorder as a QuickTime file. This data isn't viewable and seems to need to be converted into DNGs or something similar before you can view/edit/grade/etc.. It very clearly says that Resolve does not debayer the data and that you'll have to use something else. I've done some quick googling and there doesn't seem to be any existing software that'll do this. Blackmagic provides some detail in the manual about the RAW data but I think it's being left to us to write something to process it into something usable.

Anyone have any ideas??

Exactly. I have not found any info on how to do it ether. I sent inquiry to support this morning and waiting for an answer.

Re: Unpacking RAW SDI video from Micro studio 4K

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:34 am
by Xtreemtec
Well the pages clearly state this is how we packed it. If you want to debayern yourself. Resolve can't do it at this point of time. But it does give info so that software developers like Adobe and others can create some sort of plugin to debayern the raw video. ;)

That is the purpose of that info.. So it is a matter of time before others will create a plugin to do this.