Re: RAW evaluations and graded versions
There's a lot to be said for open source and lots of developers contributing when it comes to quality/features/innovation.
But reverse engineering a proprietary 'standard' is probably not ideal in this case - there's no guarantee of broad compatibility or future robustness IMHO.
Personally i'd still prefer to see Cineform take over because i do believe it's better quality. However it doesn't have a fruit behind it and also now that Adobe integrated it into their applications their version of the codec appears slightly different to the previous one and caused me some issues with past footage. Also i don't know if the codec itself is standalone anymore.
Paul Curtis, VFX & Post | Canterbury, UK