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Nate Winspear
Opening FS5 Footage Recorded On Atomos Shogun
on Jun 19, 2018 at 3:31:37 am

Hi everyone,

In a bit of a bind here. I was asked to edit a trailer that was shot on a couple of FS5s with the RAW firmware update and recorded using an Atomos Shogun Inferno. Everything was given to me on a harddrive, footage separated by camera card. The problem is, I cannot open any of the footage. They are all MPEG-4 Quicktimes, 4112x2176, but I am clearly missing the codec. MediaInfo and VLC player both tell me it is a codec called aprh, but I have never heard of this codec, nor can I seem to find any information online about it.

I have tried to open these files in numerous editing (Premiere Pro, FCP X, After Effects, Resolve), players (VLC, QT & Soda Player) and media converters (MPEG Streamclip, Media Encoder, Handbrake & Compressor), all latest versions. I have I even tried installing Sony's Content Browser, but the latest version they have, says it is incompatible with my OS (OSX 10.12.6) and the RAW Viewer doesn't see the QT. As mentioned, MediaInfo does recognize the file, and all the metadata appears to be in tact.

Does anyone here have experience with this and know where I might be able to find this codec?

Any help would be amazing. Thanks

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Craig Seeman
Re: Opening FS5 Footage Recorded On Atomos Shogun
on Jun 19, 2018 at 4:12:49 am

[Nate Winspear] "Sony's Content Browser"

Try Catalyst Browser, Content Browser is dead.
Catalyst Browse system requirements
A 64-bit operating system: Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 or macOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), or 10.13 (High Sierra)
2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD; 8 cores recommended for 4K)
500 MB hard-disk space for program installation
Solid-state disk (SSD) or high-speed RAID for 4K media
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended; 16 GB recommended for 4K)
NVIDIA, AMD/ATI, or Intel GPU with support for OpenCL 1.1 or later with at least 512 MB of memory (2 GB recommended for 4K) or a CPU with SSE 4.2 or higher. OpenGL 2.1 is recommended for optimum performance.

And if you're on OS 10.12.6 you probably don't have the current version of FCPX either. as it requires 10.13.2 and later.

Using software that predates Sony's update means that the older programs you have may not have been updated to handle the codec.

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Eli Brown
Re: Opening FS5 Footage Recorded On Atomos Shogun
on Jun 28, 2018 at 12:57:59 am

The aprh codec is the new Apple Pro Res RAW (HQ). It appears that FCPX 10.4.1 installs the codec. I don't think the Sony software will be able to handle it. If you don't have the latest FCPX/MacOS, you could reach out directly to Atomos to see if there is another way to output it/convert it, if possible (though if you don't have the Shogun, you might be out of luck on that front).

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Brad Bussé
Re: Opening FS5 Footage Recorded On Atomos Shogun
on Jul 3, 2018 at 5:01:54 pm

Yeah, there's not as of yet any support for ProRes Raw aside from FCP X, software-wise.

If you have an Inferno, you could try copying the files onto an SSD and playback, then export signal to another recorder to record as another format, but to retain the full data you'd need to go out SDI and record in another raw format, and you'd want to know if the original footage was encoded as log2 or a different gamma.

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