Cineform as an Editing Codec? In: Cameras Posted November 8, 2013 It works with FCP7 and edits smoother than ProRes depending on the settings you choose for raw. The only drawback is the compression, if you consider that a drawback. It requires much less computing power, it's an extremely resource efficient codec. Storage of raw is less storage than ProRes at a similar quality setting, because it's raw. 444 vs 422 depends on what you're trying to do with it. That's like trying to choose between ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ. But I'd just stick to CF Raw as you can change the debayer settings and everything for even smoother editing, then change to better debayers when doing compositing and grading. Even when not shooting raw it's great for upsampling 4:2:0 footage. It performs a chroma upsampling similar to 5DtoRGB. Thank you so much for your insightful response to my question. I honestly thought I wouldn't get too much info almost two months after my original post. Based on your comments, Cineform Raw seems like a very useful editing codec for Raw shooting. I had basically given up on the idea of using it, but I will reconsider it now. One major obstacle I had run into a couple of months ago came from GoPro themselves, when they told me that GoPro studio for Mac didn't have native support for raw transcoding. I will check in with them again now, but do you know if this support has been added for the mac platform? Thanks so much, again, for you insightful response. I have many more question about working with cineform, but I will wait for now before posting any more.