Support Blackmagic RAW
Please add support for Blackmagic RAW .BRAW files as soon as possible! This would be a tremendous help to our workflow! .BRAW was released today: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicursaminipro/blackmagicraw
Thanks for all the feedback. It’s pretty clear that we’ve got to look into the workflow using this format more closely, there are enough reports about gaps at this point to reopen this item. I’ll post more info about next steps shortly. In the meantime, a couple of questions are easy to answer:
- The plugin is designed for Premiere Pro. It currently doesn’t provide support for After Effects.
- It does work with AME, so if you want to use it for batch processing, that’s very doable
- If you’ve started a project with Autokroma, there’s no easy way to transfer it to be running with the new plugin.
Darren Manden commented
@James Alton - The BRAW plugin isn't an Adobe plugin, it's from Blackmagic themselves, which is why it doesn't get auto-updated when you update Prem. None of the third party plugins which you install update like that.
Crossing fingers that Adobe get their own native support for BRAW going though, so then we don't have to worry about this.
James Alton commented
I'm curious why the Blackmagic RAW plugin isn't autoupdated in Premiere? I had no idea I was using a wildly out of date plugin until days of research and finally installing the official Blackmagic RAW 1.7 plugin. Can Premiere not handle this for me?
Hi everyone, we are thrilled to announce you that our Source Settings Panel for Premiere Pro is ready ! Update BRAW Studio to V2 to test it for free https://www.autokroma.com/BRAW_Studio/Download !
This panel is like a Lumetri panel but specifically created for Blackmagic RAW used with BRAW Studio importer plugin : you will be able to tweak all your RAW Settings, jump to the next .BRAW in your sequence, batch modify RAW Settings for multiple clips, load or save .sidecar file for multiple clips also etc.
More information about it here : https://www.autokroma.com/blog/BRAW-Studio-Source-Settings-Panel
Attached a screenshot so you can see how it looks like
We hope you'll appreciate this new feature and we're waiting for your feedback !
Daniel Piatt commented
So, I'm curious what the plan is for Adobe? I realize Blackmagic released a plugin for BRAW, but I surely hope that is not Adobe's "solution" for this?
This needs to be supported natively, within Premiere, with ongoing support when things don't work and bugs inevitably show up.
I noticed you just released native support for Apple ProRes RAW and I fully expect the same functionality for BRAW as well.
Latest updates of BRAW Studio lets you import metadata and fix timecodes of only the source clips selected in your Project Panel don't forget to update here for free ! https://www.autokroma.com/BRAW_Studio/Download/ Also an update with latest BRAW API 1.7 for newest cameras
Markus Strömqvist commented
Get rid of a lot of headaches and go with Autokroma for now,
I have not had a crash since I switched.
Scott Crozier commented
Nearly impossible to render constant GPU crashes.
In our latest release BRAW Studio 1.8.1 performance in After Effects has been greatly improved in our BRAW Studio Layer Settings, check it out ! http://autokroma.com/BRAW_Studio/Changelog/
What issues Christian, is it crashing ? We are here to solve them, contact us ! https://autokroma.com/contact/
Christian Grundey commented
I am having huge exporting and render issues. Never experienced something like this with other material. Blackmagic Codec Version 1.6 running, no Autokroma installed.
Alex Kryszkiewicz commented
I've recently purchased the BMPCC 6k and shot a whole design/architecture project on it in Asia. Before leaving for this project I tried to import my test files into PPro19 with no luck. I was dismayed at the thought of doing my full edit in Resolve, as I'll be doing split screens and all sorts. I was also not excited about transcoding all the footage. It was great to learn about the BRAW plugin for Premiere. I was able to import about 2/3rds of my footage that way, but for some reason a bunch of folders of files don't import at all and generate errors. This was after the plugin registered errors in PPro while importing (the search icon in my bin kept flashing during this glitch). I have since shut down and re-started my Macbook Pro (top of the line 2018) and PPRo20, which has the plugin correctly installed and still nothing. Stuck here. Adobe, please please supply a solution for BRAW that we can trust to work seamlessly. This camera is out there eating the more expensive ones for breakfast and we who have adopted this often superior capture method are dying to forge ahead!
And, yes, you'll be able to access & modify the RAW Settings thanks to our new effect "BRAW Studio Layer Settings" !
We just released BRAW Studio 1.7.4 with a new feature to help you quickly compare two sets of RAW Params (Custom A/B), check it out : https://autokroma.com/BRAW_Studio/Changelog/
Dave Edwards commented
How odd Antoine, I am running the Blackmagic RAW 1.5.1 plugin on macOS Catalina
Dave, just tested 1.5.1 in After Effects and the .braw is all black :/
Dave Edwards commented
So kinda good news, Blackmagic has released an update to Blackmagic RAW - 1.5.1 which provides general performance and stability improvements.
A nice surprise is that After Effects can now import .braw files too but you can NOT access RAW source settings to tweak anything and it doesn't seem to pick up and load an existing .sidecar file, this is also the case with dynamic linking from Premiere Pro to AE.
I still want Adobe to natively support BRAW without using a plugin. Adobe says on their website "Any camera. Any format. Any platform.", this needs to be lived up to with native BRAW support in Adobe Video apps
Hey all, we have a new BETA for BRAW Studio for After Effects CC 2017 / 2018 / 2019 Windows + Mac OSX, please contact us on our website to test it !
PW this is a BRAW Studio issue, not Blackmagic plugin
paul wedel commented
Yeah kinda not working Adobe, thanks for letting us be your testers! I've got a lot of spare time, so it's no problem.
BRAW Studio for After Effects is on BETA for Windows (CC 2017 and CC 2019), contact us to participate ! http://autokroma.com/contact/