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Adobe working on CinemaDNG format for digital movies

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 15 Apr 2008 0:03

Adobe working on CinemaDNG format for digital movies Adobe Systems is working on a new media file format to make life much easier for those working with digital movies. The DNG, or Digital Negative Specification format is used by photographers to archive Raw images. Adobe's vice president of digital media was speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) meeting in las Vegas when he said the format would extend "open, interchangeable formats for digital still cameras into the realm of digital cinematography."
He said that CinemaDNG would make it possible for filmmakers will be able to use digital cinema cameras with confident and allow camera manufacturers to provide specialized functionality while ensuring instant file-format compatibility with existing work flows. The system addresses problems with using digital cinema instead of film for film makers.

With digital cinema creating digital cinema files involves a variety of formats, hardware and applications. Adobe promises to lead an initiative to "define an industry-wide open file format for digital cinema files to streamline work flows and help ensure easy archiving and exchange." The advantage for filmmakers according to Adobe, is avoiding roadblocks created by multiple devices, vendors and file formats, as well as being a format that can be archived long-term.

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