Magic Lantern Raw Video Converter

Magic Lantern is a firmware add-on for Canon digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and the EOS M. It adds features for DSLR filmmaking and still photography, and is free and open-source. The most important feature of ML is the ability to shoot video in RAW. Fast CinemaDNG Processor can read and process Magic Lantern MLV files directly, without MLVFS or any other software.

mlv converterFast CinemaDNG Processor software could work as a transcoder or converter for MLV files from Canon cameras. This is important issue to offer further footage editing. We can do not only transcoding, we've implemented crop, trim, audio files extraction, etc. Smooth real time preview is a must to give the user an opportunity to see processed footage before transcoding.

MLV converter features

  • Support of standard MLV files, including spanned files
  • Realtime MLV processing and preview for compressed and uncompressed files
  • Crop and trim
  • Export of audio file from MLV
  • MLV preprocessing on GPU
  • MLV to DNG / CDNG / CinemaDNG convertion (uncompressed DNG or CDNG, CinemaDNG with lossless JPEG compression, lossy CinemaDNG RAW 3:1, 4:1 and 5:1)
  • MLV to TIFF, MLV to JPG, MLV to EXR, MLV to JP2 (expected soon)
  • MLV to Apple ProRes 422 LT, 422, 422 HQ, 4444, 4444 XQ
  • MLV to video: MLV to MP4

Apart from conventional MLV workflow, where we need to convert MLV to DNG sequence, then to create proxies for further processing and color grading, now we can also do all these things at the same pipeline, because we don't need neither DNG nor proxies for MLV processing, everything could be done on GPU in realtime, starting from RAW MLV to final color corrected video at full resolution.

Full version of that pipeline is implemented in Fast CinemaDNG Processor software. Please visit to download the software.

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