A Do-It-Yourself Guide to adding CineForm support in Adobe CC (Windows)

Later this summer, GoPro will be releasing new versions of their software products which will include the custom CineForm file importer, exporter and sequence presets for Adobe Premiere Pro CC. In the meantime, here’s a DIY guide to copying the necessary files from a CS5, CS5.5 or CS6 installation into CC.

NOTE: This will only work if you have an existing CS5, CS5.5 or CS6 installation and if GoPro CineForm Studio (Free, Premium or Professional version) installed. The following instructions assume you are using CS6. If you’re using CS5 or CS5.5, replace “CS6” in the folder paths mentioned with the version that you are actually copying from.

1. Copying the Plugins

In Windows File Explorer, browse to the following folder:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\CS6\MediaCore

In that folder path, you should see a folder called “CineForm”.

Copy the “CineForm” folder and paste it into to:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\7.0\MediaCore

2. Copying the Editing Modes

In Windows File Explorer, browse to the following folder:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS6\Settings\Editing Modes

Copy the “CineForm 2D Editing Modes.xml” and “CineForm 3D Editing Modes.xml” files and paste them into:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC\Settings\Editing Modes

3. Copying the Sequence Presets

In Windows File Explorer, browse to the following folder:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS6\Settings\SequencePresets

Copy the “CineForm” folder and paste it into:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC\Settings\SequencePresets

4. Copying the Sequence Preview Formats

In Windows File Explorer, browse to the following folder:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS6\Settings\EncoderPresets\SequencePreview\

Copy the ”3596DE77-958B-4f01-8FA1-26CCFB135B2D” and “”3596DE77-958B-4f01-8FA1-26CCFB135B3D” folders and paste it into:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC\Settings\EncoderPresets\SequencePreview\

5. Add deepdecodefourcc='b64a' to the CFHD entries in the "MediaCoreQTCoodecRulesCC.xml" file.

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21 Comments

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    Dmitry Kitsov

    Hello, thank you for this guide.

    I am having an issue however rendering from AE CC at a higher than millions of colors depth, when using CF QT codec. Any workaround?

     

    Windows 7 64, 

    AE 7.0 (CC)

    CF Studio Premium

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    Jake Segraves

    Open a support request and include a screenshot of the export settings you are trying. We can troubleshoot this issue from there.

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    Leo Hoogenboom

    I am having issues with this instalation. I do not see the file folders that you are indicating at the beginning of the process.

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    Jake Segraves

    This process requires that you have an existing CS6 or CS5/CS5.5 installation. If you don't have either of those, then you won't see the folders.

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    Toon de Wit

    After installing the GP 2.0 version: when I start  using CC or use CS6 ( I dit not do the above actions), what to do? I this issue solved in the new version of GP

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    Jake Segraves

    Studio 2.0 Windows does install CS6 and CC plugins into Adobe's Common plugins folder. You should be able to use your CineForm files in CS6 and CC applications after that.

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    Aleksandar Panov

    Could you be more specific please?

    This is what I don't understand:

    Add deepdecoderfourcc='b64a' to the CFHD entries in the "MediaCoreQTCoodecRulesCC.xml" file.

     

    Thank you.

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    Jake Segraves

    the "MediaCoreQTCodecRulesCC.xml" file is located here:

    C:\Users{yourusername}\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common

    Load that file into a text editor and find the CFHD entries. Then add deepcodefourcc=b64a to the end of it.

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    Aleksandar Panov

    Thank you. I still don't have Cineform 3D sequence presets. Only 2D.

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    Jake Segraves

    If you update to GoPro Studio Premium 2.0, these will all install automatically now.

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    Aleksandar Panov

    Tnx Jake.

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    Carlton Dowdy

    I am using Adobe Premiere CS3.

     

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    Jake Segraves

    Carlton, CS3 used 'project settings' rather than 'sequence settings'. We stopped including CS3 support in our products ever since the release of GoPro Cineform Studio. You cannot copy the CS3 plugins to CC.

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    Shelley Eshkar

    I am using AE CS6 and Premiere CS6.  I have a nvidia quadro K4000 and an Asus VG278HE monitor and 3d visions 2 glasses. Running windows 7 pro.  

    I've installed the trial of GoPro Studio Professional. Downloaded some sample 3d footage from the web that someone with a pair of GoPros.

    After converting to cineform in GoPro Studio: I can view this cineform file in Premiere CS6 timeline in live edit active stereo. (OpenGL 3D - nVidia Page Flip)

    However, I can't seem to figure out how to get active stereo live edit or stereo ram previews in After Effects. Does AE not have this capability yet?

     

     

     

     

     

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    Jake Segraves

    We created our own customer viewer for Premiere but we did not do any such integration into After Effects.

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    Dmitry Kitsov

    Heads up: there is a possible issue with Cineform (at least version 2.0.0.285) breaking UI of Premiere Pro CC. There is a thread on adobe forums with multiple users experiencing issues all of whom have Cineform Studio or Cineform Studio Premium running.

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/5840179#5840179

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    Jake Segraves

    Dimitry - this issue was discussed on other Adobe forum threads. The solution is to remove the cineform entries from the following folder:

     

    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC\Settings\BadgeIcons

     

     

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    Lpowell

    I have Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5.5 installed on a Windows 7 system. After installing GoPro StudioPC v2.0.1.319, I find a Cineform folder in folder C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\CS5.5\MediaCore, which I assume should be copied into folder C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\5.5\MediaCore. So far, so good.

    Unfortunately, the rest of the Cineform files referenced in your instructions are missing:

    CineForm 2D Editing Modes.xml - Missing from folder C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5\Settings\Editing Modes

    “CineForm” folder - missing from folder C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5\Settings\SequencePresets

    ”3596DE77-958B-4f01-8FA1-26CCFB135B2D” and “”3596DE77-958B-4f01-8FA1-26CCFB135B3D” folders - missing from folder C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5\Settings\EncoderPresets\SequencePreview\

    Is there a way I can obtain these missing files and manually install them in the correct CS5.5 folders?

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    Jake Segraves

    The current version of GoPro Studio Premium (2.0.1 build 319) installs everything needed for CS5.5 into the proper locations. If you are having a functional problem where CineForm files are not importing or behaving properly in Adobe applications, please open a support request. Otherwise, there's no need to be moving install files and folders around. 

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    Ondřej Pelikán

    Hi, I don't have adobe folders in Program Files (hard to explain). So i can't find the xml and others files (only the Cineform plugin). Can you send xml and the other files? Thank you.

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    Jake Segraves

    Ondřej Pelikán, please open a support request and indicate which operating system you are using and what version of Premiere.

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