STILLS instead of video - but audio file included?

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STILLS instead of video - but audio file included?

PostMon Mar 12, 2018 3:16 am

Hello and thank you in advance for any help you may have.

Question: how do I take all of these Blackmagic Ursa camera stills and convert to a video? I was expecting video, not stills.

When the camera person gave me the files for a short film - they are DNG extension and numbered like this:
"Magic _1_2000-01-21_1328_C0000_000000"

One folder, has a single audio track - and the sound is great! In all of the file folders, 12 total, there are over 100 stills - but no video?

I'm using the Davinci Resolve 14 download, not the paid license version.

I could use any help or suggestions you may have, to convert these stills to video - or change the settings in DR14? Or, what do you think the problem is?

This is my first experience working with the BMUrsa camera and the DR14 software.

Thank you in advance for your time.
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Re: STILLS instead of video - but audio file included?

PostWed Mar 28, 2018 10:22 pm

It sounds like you used recording media (card) that is not fast enough to record every frame in the camera so some were dropped.
Check the camera format speed requirements to see which card speed you need for DNG.
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Re: STILLS instead of video - but audio file included?

PostThu Mar 29, 2018 3:34 am

Thank you for the help
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Re: STILLS instead of video - but audio file included?

PostFri Apr 06, 2018 11:47 am

hello, did you find an answer for this issue, same problem. Was it the C-fast card?
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Re: STILLS instead of video - but audio file included?

PostFri Apr 06, 2018 5:05 pm

The CinamaDNG format used in Blackmagic cameras records every frame as a sill image, with a separate audio file. You get one "clip" per folder. This is normal.

The media does appear normally in Resolve, the same as other video formats.
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Re: STILLS instead of video - but audio file included?

PostSat Apr 07, 2018 1:43 pm

To reiterate what Jim Simon has said, it seems that you are trying to open the .dng-stills at the Finder level or in an application that doesn’t support .dng sequence. If this is the case, yes, this is a normal behavior. Try to create a project in Davinci Resolve by importing the footage into DR Media Pool and from there create a Timeline.
In DR the footage will play properly as video sequence instead of stills.
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