I know that this issue has been raised before, but I would like an update with the status of fix, and to help with the fix of the Cinema DNG magenta noise raw misinterpetation problem that has been previously documented, if need be. Moderaters, please do not delete this as a duplicate as I have some new information / potential help I could bring.
First of all, I need to give a shout out to the developers of Rawtherapee (Skip this paragraph if you want to cut to the point). Between RL deconvolution, Amaze demosaicing, wavelets, and false color supression filter, I prefer the results from Rawtherapee for raw processing raw video over Davinci Resolve’s raw engine, based on sharpness of result, minimizing aliasing and moire, and subjective feel for footage from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I am able to get good results despite pushing the BMPCC files hard, and if there is issues with maze artifacts (fault of mediocre sensor), I can simply solve the issue with vng4 demosaicing. So the fact that I care to want to figure out a serious video workflow with Rawtherapee (previous discoveries from Adobe DNG converted tests), is a HUGE compliment to the Rawtherapee dev team, for features listed above and my positive experience with Rawtherapee stability.
Now, I have been using Adobe DNG converter for tests and my first video shot featuring a friend with the BMPCC (still not finished editing yet), but this is unacceptable for serious video. First of all, it is an extra cumbersome and time consuming step for what is already a borderline impractical workflow, from file management, to the time consumed in processing the conversions. Second, the original files are useful in terms of metadata that Resolve uses, such as color science, and keeping both when in the middle of a video project that would require use of both raw processing engines would be excessively cumbersome and hard drive intensive.
Of course, the biggest issue with Adobe DNG converted files are that they have any highlights near clipping has a strong magenta cast that renders the Rawtherapee HL recovery capabilities useless. Yes, I did confirm with original and converted DNG files loaded to Resolve that the issue is Adobe’s fault, not that of the BMPCC or Rawtherapee.
I am a university student that would be willing to try to find a computer science major to volunteer, as well as friends who may have coder professional networks that might be useful, but I would like to know some details to help this go smoothly.
Is this issue already fixed in a development version of Rawtherapee that someone knows about?
Have any developers already started working on the issue?
How much work is likely needing to be done (Keep in mind I don’t understand programming myself)?
What online technical resources should I send the person so that he/she could work on it, as well as contacts needed?
Is there any specific programming languages the person have to be versed in, or is the task something any photo knowledgeable programmer would be able to solve?
Keep in mind that I haven’t found anyone to commit yet, so having a sense of how much work likely needed is helpful. Also, let me know if there is any way I can help. I have already uploaded a sample CDNG file from the BMPCC to the Rawtherapee raw upload , and but can do it again, or do a Google Drive link. Any other things I can do to help solve this issue?
Edit: Had a programmer friend that I thought would be doing it, but just found out his knowledge is decades out of date, so transitioning to references to a male friend to gender neutral language, and a general volunteering to recruit ANY programmer to fix this.