Just testing the water to see what is possible with regards to the Digital Bolex in Desktop Linux. As apposed to the closed source Davinci Resolve Linux which is not accessible to Desktop Linux users.
OS : Linux Mint 14 (Mate)
Machine : Samsung laptop i5 1.6Ghz 3.8GB ram
Transcoding : Raw Therapee 4.0.9 (Cinema DNG to TIFF, PNG, or JPG)
NLE : Kdenlive 0.9.6 (export to 1080p 24fps h264)
It's a bit clunky but I just wanted to see what is possible. Raw Therapee can do some really nice grading on the DNG files and can batch convert, the Digital Bolex DNG's are quite wonderful it's more a high speed still image camera. Although you can convert to 16 bit Tif or PNG I didn't see any difference in the end result (h264) from simply grading and exporting to 8 bit uncompressed JPG. Seeing that the JPG is faster and much smaller this is what I ended up using. If using a HFYUV or some other lossless codec you can see some difference, but when you are playing on vimeo there is no gain to be had at all.
Raw Therapee takes about 1 second per frame to transcode on my machine, including the colour grading. I didn't do any sharpening or noise reduction (the h264 compresses the noise away) I picked the "natural" preset in RT and didn't touch the thousands of other options.
Importing in to Kdenlive I used the same process I use for time lapse, import Slideshow and set frame rate to 1. Processing wise I added a little technicolour treatment and then desaturated it so as to be subtle. I look forward to playing with future DNG's from the now colour corrected D16 sensor.
This footage was downloaded from : digitalbolex.com/d16-in-the-wild/
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