Maximum image quality at a reduced data size
slimRAW is a fast CinemaDNG compressor. It saves storage space and reduces storage bandwidth requirements for CinemaDNG raw video production. slimRAW converts uncompressed CinemaDNG raw video to losslessly or lossily compressed CinemaDNG. slimRAW can also recompress and optimize size of CinemaDNG video that is already losslessly compressed.
slimRAW lossless compression does not affect image quality - the losslessly compressed raw video output is exactly the same after decompression as the original uncompressed video. Losslessly compressed CinemaDNG is compatible with various popular video production software. Alternatively, our high quality 3:1, 4:1, 5:1 and variable bit-rate lossy CinemaDNG compression provides for even bigger storage space and storage bandwidth gains. slimRAW can also downscale CinemaDNG footage to half the original resolution (for a total compression ratio of 20:1 or more when coupled with lossy compression).
slimRAW doubles as a CinemaDNG raw video data handling utility: it can offload video from camera or recorder media to two locations simultaneously with on-the-fly lossless or lossy compression, checksum generation and verification. It can also transcode lossy CinemaDNG to standard losslessly compressed CinemaDNG for use in applications that don't support lossy CinemaDNG.
slimRAW is available for Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X.
Choice of lossless or high quality lossy compression
slimRAW can compress to standard lossless CInemaDNG for a substantial data size reduction with no image quality loss, or do lossy CinemaDNG compression for even smaller data sizes. slimRAW can also recompress and optimize CinemaDNG raw video that is already losslessly compressed.
Offload with compression in a single step
slimRAW can offload CinemaDNG raw footage from camera or recorder media to main storage while losslessly or lossily compressing it in the same step. slimRAW compression is fast enough to make this practical even on location.
slimRAW can optionally output compressed CinemaDNG files to two locations simultaneously. This is particularly useful for offloading CinemaDNG video to main storage and backup storage simultaneously.
Data integrity tracking
slimRAW can optionally generate checksums to facilitate data integrity tracking through post production and archiving. slimRAW can be used to verify these checksums at any later stage.
Supported cameras and recorders
Uncompressed CinemaDNG video from:
Losslessly compressed CinemaDNG video from:
Lossy CinemaDNG from:
Downscale CinemaDNG to 50%
slimRAW can downscale CinemaDNG raw to half the original resolution, reducing storage and processing power needs in post production even further.
Lossy to lossless CinemaDNG transcoding
slimRAW can transcode lossy CinemaDNG to standard losslessly compressed CinemaDNG for use in applications that support lossless CinemaDNG but don't support lossy CinemaDNG.
slimRAW preserves all the original embedded metadata, including color, time codes and frame rate related metadata.
The multicore enabled parallel design of slimRAW makes use of all the available CPU power on your computer to maximize processing speed.
Video production software supporting losslessly compressed CinemaDNG includes Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic Design Fusion, Assimilate Scratch, The Foundry NUKE, Lightworks, Adobe Premiere CC, Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
Lossy CinemaDNG is supported by Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Design Fusion.