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Cinelog DCP 2017 Profiles installation

Cinelog-C DCP 2017 has 2 main components - the camera profiles (CInelog-C and Rec709) that work in Adobe Camera Raw and convert your images to Cinelog-C log colorspace and the Cinelog DCP 2017 OpenColorIO configuration which can transform colorspaces, apply built-in Cinelog looks, host luts and even export luts or ICC profiles (embedded 3D lut type only) using the free OpenColorIO plugin.

Mac OSX installation path

IMPORTANT: For OSX installation, the Cinelog-C profiles folder must be placed in the "user" folder, not the "global" one i.e.

~/Macintosh HD/Users/Username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles/


Windows installation path

C:\Users\(Your user name)\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles


To install the Cinelog-C and CInelog Rec709 Camera Profiles:

  1. Extract the zip file named to a suitable temporary location such as your desktop.
  2. Open the extracted folder named Cinelog DCP2017 and move the folder named Cinelog DCP 2017 Digital Camera Profiles to the location of third-party camera profiles (typically the installation path for your operating system shown above)


Problems with camera profiles not being accessible in Adobe Camera Raw

Profiles not showing in Adobe Camera Raw can be due to several reasons - the default profile location being different on your system, incorrect metadata in the raw file and/or incorrect or incomplete metadata embedded by your raw conversion software, particularly when converting Magic Lantern .raw or .mlv.

DCP profile Location

The installation paths shown above should be correct, however, users of older Camera Raw versions may have different default paths. Cinelog strongly recommend keeping Adobe Camera Raw up to date as newer versions will have better features. Installing the latest ACR will also set the correct profiles path.


Magic Lantern Specific Issues

If Adobe Camera Raw shows 'embedded' as the only profile option it is a clear indication of missing, incomplete or incorrect meta tags in the DNG files and is likely caused by the application used to convert from the .raw or .mlv container format to DNG files.

CinelogDCP strongly advise the use of newer convertors such as raw2cdng (win), MLVFS (OSX/Win), MLP

RAWMagic and RAWMagic Lite, although popular OSX converters, are not supported by the Magic Lantern community for GPL reasons. We fully support the Magic Lantern development team's decision and therefore do not recommend it's use. However, should you still wish to use RAWMagic it is important to disable the embedding of Magic Lantern Specific tags as this embeds non-standard UniqueCameraModel tags which cause normal camera profiles to become inaccessible.

Fortunately, metadata is user-editable, however this can involve typing instructions using the command line and ExifTool. As this is a significant issue we will be posting some tips and advice in a later article.

If you have older DNG files with metadata issues and no longer have the original .raw or .mlv source file to re-convert with a newer converter please send us one of the problem DNG files. We will create custom-tagged profiles to enable you to use Cinelog.









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