crw2dpx GUI / CLI

Canon CR2 RAW format conversion to typical cine file formats and image sequences like DPX, Cineon and EXR. It features 32bit floating point image path and fast multi-CPU parallel processing.

crw2dpx comes in two flavours to perfectly adapt to your needs and working style:

  • crw2dpx GUI - graphical user-interface version (OS X, Linux, Windows)
    For professionals and advanced-amateurs crw2dpx GUI combines the most commonly used functionality with an easy to use graphical interface. - Just download the demo and have a look!
     
  • crw2dpx CLI - command-line version (OS X, Linux)
    For professional use on a render farm the command line tool crw2dpx CLI is available for OS X and Linux. It provides additional features such as LUT support and more output file format options.

 

Common Features

  • works with Canon CR2 RAW files *
  • floating point RAW conversion, keeping all highlight and shadow detail
  • crop / scale image using high quality algorithms
  • deblur to compensate the sensor's OLP filter
  • selectable debayer algorithm (bilinear and LMMSE)
  • fix blown highlights (i.e. remove magenta cast)
  • specify the number of CPU cores to be used for parallel processing

Additional Features of crw2dpx CLI

  • sharpening (USM) with edge detection
  • automatic dead / hot pixel detection and fixing
  • flip image, in case camera was mounted upside down
  • apply 1D or 3D LUT (supported LUT formats are Truelight Cube v2.0 and Rising Sun Research's cineSpace LUTs)
  • customizable black and white reference for 10bit log conversion
  • convert from camera color space to sRGB space with D65 or D55 white point or to ACES color space (user selectable independent of file format)
  • export to different file formats simultaneously
  • merge two exposures into one HDR file
  • timecode burn-in
      

Output Formats

The following file formats are supported. cinewrangler CLI can write several different file formats simultaneously.


crw2dpx GUI
crw2dpx CLI
DPX
10bit log
10bit log, 10bit Rec709,
16bit lin
Cineon
10bit log
10bit log
TIFF
8bit sRGB, 8bit Rec709,
16bit lin
8bit sRGB, 8bit Rec709,
16bit lin, 32bit float
OpenEXR
16bit half,
uncompressed or
ZIPS compression
16bit half, 32bit float,
selectable compression
Targa
yes
yes
SGI
-
yes
Radiance (.hdr)
yes
yes
YUV
-
8bit 4:2:2 (Abekas)
QuickTime **
2vuy, v210
2vuy, v210
AVI
uyvy, v210
uyvy, v210
Piranha ARC
8bit Rec709, 10bit log,
16bit half
8bit Rec709, 10bit log,
16bit half

If supported by the selected output file format, all files written will have metadata (e.g. timecode, frame number, camera make, model and serial number) embedded.
  

Floating Point

Once the RAW sensor data has been extracted from the source files all image processing is performed using a 32bit floating point pipeline. Thus, instead of clipping all values below the camera's black level and above its white-point, files converted with crw2dpx retain all image data provided by the camera sensor. ***
  
  

Download

The GUI based "light" version of crw2dpx makes use of the same floating-point RAW processing engine as crw2dpx CLI and combines the most commonly needed functionality with an easy to use graphical interface.
Not all export file formats and processing options of crw2dpx CLI are supported.

crw2dpx GUI

You can purchase a license from within the application using PayPal. The license costs 24.95 EUR and will only work on the machine it was ordered from. Free updates for all upcoming 1.x versions are included.
  

crw2dpx CLI

crw2dpx CLI v1.3.0 for OS X (10.6 and later on Intel Macs)
 
crw2dpx CLI v1.3.0 for Linux (Ubuntu 10.04 or later, RHEL6 / CentOS6)
 
A demo version of crw2dpx CLI for older Linux distributions based on RHEL5 / CentOS5 is available on request. In order to negotiate pricing and obtain a license please get in touch with me using the contact form.

 

* for a complete list of supported cameras, check the manual that comes included with the downloads
** Linux and OS X only, requires libquicktime to be installed
*** requires output file format that does not clip to 0-100% range

 

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