RAW 4 PRO version 3.0 just rolled out – many improvements - now supports BM4K RAW clips



RAW HD, 2K, 4K to video converter – for real-time playback and edit, with audio merged automatically
RAW 4 PRO proxies let you:

PLAY content of your RAW clips on any computer

CATALOG your footage with any DAM

EDIT and synchronize in any NLE, real-time

ONLINE back to RAW for perfect quality output

SAVE tons of storage space with small proxies

OFFLOAD the whole drive or a single clip, free up your media on location

MM-quote1What problem does it solve?
RAW clips are not like the usual video files. Everything is different – suddenly, it’s hard to see what was shot, hard to play it back, hard to edit, hard to store and share, hard to catalog, hard to synchronize by timecode, and color needs developing. RAW 4 PRO helps fix all of this.

Who is it for?
Anyone who works with DNG RAW clips on-location or in post-production.
Also a huge help to anyone who owns/tries Cineform encoder, as RAW 4 PRO outputs RAW to CineformRAW with audio, even from BMCC, BMPCC, and BM4K cameras.

Is my camera supported?
Black Magic Pocket/Production 4K/Cinema 2.5K cameras, Digital Bolex, Ikonoskop*, Sony FS700 with recorder like Odyssey 7Q RAW, Panasonic GH4 with Atomos Samurai RAW, Kinefinity KineMini, and generally any and all cameras/recorders that save DNG RAW files are supported.

How does it work?
Offloads your original clips, so you never again lose your precious footage. Makes super small H264 proxies, or nice full-resolution DNxHD (same as ProRes) video files – your choice. Non-destructive: original RAW clips are always preserved untouched. Makes your clips easy to play, catalog, edit, share. Or make CineformRAW*, and retain advantages of RAW while saving space comparing to DNGs. Proper timecode for easy sync. Standardized audio, no headaches. Automatically detects source’ frame rate, or you can manually override it for complete control. Batch operation (or process just a single clip.) Edit proxies in real-time, then online the edit back to RAW originals for the ultimate in both workflow speed, and quality of output.

Why do I need it?
It’ll make your raw life easier. Stop being intimidated by RAW workflow, and start enjoying it. Polished app in its 3rd generation, many improvements, easy to use. Top filmmakers and regular consumers alike are using it worldwide – why not you?

Download: get your RAW 4 PRO version 3.0 now

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  • RAW 4 PRO quickly converts your RAW sequences to video for real-time playback and edit
  • You choose proxy or full quality conversion settings (no worries – original RAW is untouched, so you can always change your mind later)
  • Audio merged automatically, while the original file also preserved
  • Save on disk space! Makes raw videos at a fraction of the original size with CineformRAW; or debayer in H264 or DNxHD (just like ProRes) – both included for free.
  • Very small size video preview files with H264 option, great for cataloging your current project or all the archived RAW footage
  • Proper white balance: already provided with DNxHD/H264, or use our LUT with CineformRAW directly in RAW 4 PRO
  • Output resolution: HD 1080p with H264, DNxHD options; or full source resolution with CineformRAW option.
  • Time code properly transferred from the original RAW clip to all formats of the video, making it easy to online back to DNG sequences for rendering.
  • Frame rate detected and set automatically to match the original (or override it with your manual settings if you wish)
  • Offloads and organizes your footage – individual clips, or your entire SD card / SSD drive in batch mode!
  • Works on older/slower computers, too – no stringent hardware requirements
  • Easy to use, intuitive interface. Makes video files for use on both Win and Mac
  • DNxHD codec (like ProRes) included free!
  • Tested and works great with RAW camera footage from: Blackmagic BM4K, BMCC 2.5K, BMPCC Pocket, Digital Bolex DB16, Ikonoskop (sans audio), 5D converted to DNGs, Sony FS700 RAW + Odyssey 7Q recorder.
  • Runs on Windows natively, or on Apple Mac under VMware Fusion Virtual Machine
  • Created by filmmaker, for filmmakers! Won Kickstarter funding. Now you too can use RAW 4 PRO.

Download: get your RAW 4 PRO version 3.0 now

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System Requirements:

raw4pro-system-req-180x180RAW 4 PRO requires:
Windows OS with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 or higher.
RAW 4 PRO works natively on Windows 8, Windows 7 x64 bit.  (Mac users: RAW 4 PRO also works fine under VMware Fusion – Windows Virtual Machine on Apple Mac. Also, some Mac users also reported success running RAW 4 PRO using Parallels with Win 8.1 x64 – we personally cannot confirm that.) Screen resolution recommended: 1280×720 and up (but will also work on 1024×768.)

- H.264 video output (proxy): encoder comes free with RAW 4 PRO - no separate installation needed.
DNxHD video output (same as ProRes): encoder comes free with RAW 4 PRO - no separate installation needed. Decoder is free as well, download link included with RAW 4 PRO in case you don’t have it installed yet.
- Cineform video output (optional, if you need this codec): requires Cineform/GoPro Studio Pro, which comes with dpx2cf utility. (Older versions are just fine, too – we use Cineform Neo v5 here!) Only a requirement if you wish to render to Cineform. Not required for H264 or DNxHD output.



Practical use of RAW 4 PRO – how this video was done: Shot on BMPCC, clips Batch-offloaded and converted to small H264 proxies by RAW 4 PRO. Proxies edited with Premiere Pro in real-time. Finished and rendered from After Effects. You can use any editor, of course.

RAW4PRO_BetterInRaw_v1RAW 4 PRO works with BMPCC (Blackmagic Pocket Camera), and BM4K cDNG compressed raw clips !

Perhaps you are already using TimeSlater.com  - our other useful app - the time-sync production slate that works on any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Now let us introduce you to the raw video converter, RAW 4 PRO.

RAW 4 PRO quickly converts your raw sequence into real-time playable and editable video, with audio automatically merged. Video choices: DNxHD (similar to ProRes),  H264 proxy, or CineformRAW. These video codecs work on either Mac or Windows.

RAW 4 PRO program lets you offload and convert your raw frame sequences into video, for fast playback and edit… with audio!

- Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s raw folders (2.5K Cinema DNG) and BMPCC/BM4K (Blackmagic Pocket Camera, Production Camera 4K) Compressed DNG folders. RAW 4 PRO enables Cineform to process BMPCC’s, BM4K’s compressed DNG footage!

- Sony FS700 RAW footage recorded by ConvergentDesign Odyssey 7Q (both regular and high frame rate for slo-mo)

- Canon 5D raw video converted to DNG

- Digital Bolex

- Ikonoskop (sans audio, because it is embedded into DNG frames)

- Timelapses in DNG frames

- and more!

Say, you shot raw DNG footage with your camera – Blackmagic Cinema 2.5K, Production 4K, or Pocket cam, Digital Bolex, Sony FS700+Odyssey 7Q, etc. Or perhaps you made a beautiful timelapse in raw format.

How do you even preview the sequences, let alone edit them in real time?

RAW 4 PRO to the rescue! It quickly converts your raw sequence into real-time playable and editable video, with audio automatically merged – at a fraction of the original file size!

Saves you time, aggravation, and disk space on your editing system.

RAW 4 PRO also allows you to dial in your options, such as automatic merge with audio file, frame rate (custom or match source clip), etc.

RAW 4 PRO organizes your original data into two folders: _raw and _works. RAW folder contains a copy of your precious DNG footage. WORKS folder contains your video previews that can be used  for quick edit in your favorite NLE. You can then “online’ them back to DNGs either in Resolve or in AfterEffects, to color correct and export final render of the ultimate quality.



- remembers your settings between the sessions
- intuitive interface and workflow makes it easy to use
- either drag-and-drop, or folder-browse to select files and folders for fast, familiar input
- Help section is built-in with useful tips and links
- no more command-line pain and errors; no more multi-step, multi-program file transcoding just to get a proxy
- fast and light program, does not overload your system’s processor or memory. (Of course RAW 4 PRO does saturate processor while processing videos, on purpose, for the fastest operation possible.)
- sophisticated GUI catches and corrects possible errors, and auto-fills information as needed
- NO changes to your existing video codecs installation or configuration. This ensures your carefully set up production system is never disturbed by this utility, unlike others
- fastest possible operation on your system

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Download: get your RAW 4 PRO version 3.0 now