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Cineform End of Life / Sale. Now free codec. Wiki update

Postby landonth » Tue May 09, 2017 11:49 am

Cineform licenced software is no longer for sale. This happened some months after the Cineform codec became standardised as part of the SMPTE VC-5 standard.

The 088 and 099 Wiki articles for Cineform have no indication of this or what path to now pursue to encode Cineform videos in TouchDesigner. (Couldn't find anything on the forum either.)

Here is what I found and I hope will be of use to update the wiki. The method below works to encode Cineform videos with TouchDesigner 088 Build 62380 (Pro) using the Movie File Out TOP and I imagine most other recent versions though I haven't assigned a Pro licence to 099 to test.

Official method to get the (now free) Cineform encoder working with TouchDesigner (Pro licence) and many other applications:
https://gopro.com/support/articles/unab ... plications
1. Download the file https://software.gopro.com/PC/renderVFW.exe
2. Locate the following folder path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Cineform\Tools​.
3. Place renderVFW.exe into the Tools folder at the above location.


(There is no need to install any other software -- I tried Installing Quik / GoPro Studio and that alone has no effect so I uninstalled it.)

Relevant wiki articles:
http://derivative.ca/wiki088/index.php? ... o_Cineform
http://derivative.ca/wiki099/index.php? ... o_Cineform

http://www.derivative.ca/wiki088/index. ... le_Out_TOP
http://www.derivative.ca/wiki099/index. ... le_Out_TOP

Official sources regarding the fate of Cineform

Cineform software / licence End of Life announcement:
http://cineform.com/
End of sale date The last date to order the product. The product is no longer for sale after this date. June 1, 2015

Does the free version of Studio include the same codec features as Premium and Pro?

On Windows, the ability to encode into the GoPro CineForm codec at 10-bit 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and 4:4:4:4 color depth using third party applications is included in the latest version of GoPro Studio


SMPTE press release:
https://www.smpte.org/news-events/news- ... 5-standard
SMPTE Standardizes GoPro CineForm Codec as the New Open Standard for Video Acquisition and Post Production
- Landon Thomas
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Re: Cineform End of Life / Sale. Now free codec. Wiki update

Postby malcolm » Tue May 09, 2017 12:31 pm

Thanks, I've updated the 099 help
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