rawshooter Posted June 9, 2020 Share Posted June 9, 2020 55 minutes ago, Sharathc47 said: Yeah, regarding Prores Raw licencing, I read somewhere about implementation of PRORES RAW internally in MAVO edge 8K camera, whether there were any issues regarding patents. Kinefinity replied that "Patents are restricted to US but not in other countries and we don't sell any products in US." ProRes, as a compressed undebayered video signal, needs a license from RED, since RED has a U.S. patent on factually any device that records compressed RAW video. Atomos bought such a license from RED after major legal threats from the company. (They were substantial enough for Atomos to describe them as a risk for its entire business in its IPO document.) The press release on Atomos' license agreement with RED is here: https://www.atomos.com/press-releases/atomos-and-red-are-pleased-to-announce-a-royalty-based-licence-agreement Consequently, camera manufacturers only avoid license payments to RED for ProRes RAW if the format is not recorded in-camera, but externally in Atomos' recorders. RED's patent is also the reason why Blackmagic removed (compressed) CinemaDNG from its cameras - and why, conversely, the Sigma fp can only record uncompressed CinemaDNG. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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