Canon C200 Cinema RAW Light Workflow

August 9, 2017 thfblog

A breakdown of my journey of being introduced to Canon Cinema RAW Light.

All footage was taken from the Canon C200

You will need Canon’s Cinema RAW Development software (If you are an AVID user of AVID (oh hah hah) download the AVID plugin here) in order to convert the RAW file into something readable by Adobe, AVID, Davinci, etc…  *****Do not confuse this software, with the Canon RAW Codec, they are two very different things.

It’s a very straightforward install if you can’t get this right, please return the camera:

Cinema RAW Development Cinema RAW Development

A new icon will appear on your desktop for PC users.  Mac users…you do w/e it is you do.

Don’t google this software either, Canon apparently doesn’t understand optimized SEO so google will link you to version 1.5.1 in which case you will end up doing this…

Cinema RAW Development
No clips for you


Cinema RAW Development
Back to the drawing board

You need 2.0.  

***To Canon*** Friggin link it on the product page for the C200!  You mention it about 3 times, you might as well link it…

Cinema RAW Development UI
A poor man’s Red Cine X….

If you have ever used AVID, or Davinci the interface is pretty straightforward.  Find clips –> Import to Media Pool —> Make Adjustments to selected clips  —> Select clips for Export —> Export Clips —> Repeat.

You’ll see the imported clips appear to the right under the “Media Pool” window

From here you can select clips in the Media Pool and then make adjustments to them in the Preview window.


Make the adjustments you like and then head back to the Media Pool window.  Select the clips you would like to have exported with these new adjustments.  Right click on any of the selected clips and select “Add to Export Queue.”



The selected clips will now appear as a listed item in the Export window.


From here it is very simple.  Select the folder you would like to export the clips to, and then click “Export.”


Take a break your hard work is over (rolls eyes).

If you have a computer worth anything you will see the following:

Congratulations you have completed your first wave of converting Canon C200 Cinema RAW Light video file(s) to a DPX 10 bit file.

This is not an ordinary file, you cannot use media players like Windows Media Player, Media Player, or VLC (typically) to play DPX files.  Scratch Assimilator is a good alternative.  They have a free version of their software but it does have ADs.  

scratch assimilator
Scratch Assimilator






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