Cineform White Balance/Metadata problems

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justin lovell

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Cineform White Balance/Metadata problems

PostTue Nov 20, 2012 5:50 pm

Hey guys,

1. I have si2k Cineform RAW files, and cannot adjust any of the metadata. How can I access this, or will it be implemented in a new build?

I have no access to turn on/off
-image flips
-white balance

(install the free go pro studio software from their website and you'll get a little purple icon on your mac in the top right that allows you to turn on and off this metadata. These changes are visible in QT player, but not when playing the clip in resolve.. it seems to ignore this data when you turn on/off).

2. The most strange is that none of the metadata sticks to the file - EXCEPT the in camera white balance. Which is the one piece of data that I need to turn off. I had a two camera shoot and one camera was set to 5600, the other to 3200, I want to turn off the White Balance to grade from the RAW/No white balance so both cameras match.

3. The debayering from the cineform settings is better then using the sharpen control in resolve... sharpening in resolve introduces too many artifacts on the camera original.
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Dwaine Maggart

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Re: Cineform White Balance/Metadata problems

PostTue Nov 20, 2012 6:03 pm

Resolve does not provide access to adjust Cineform metadata. What you see is what you get. This is similar to how we handle Phantom .cine files.
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