MediaReactor Plugins for File Format Compatibility
Extensive file format support for editors
MediaReactor plugins provide seamless access to content for key industry creative software, avoiding unnecessary transcoding steps, saving time and money. Use MediaReactor plugins to read and write to the software tools and devices you prefer.
|Windows 7 or greater, macOS Version 10.14 Mojave and greater, CentOS/Red Hat 7.4-7.8|
Contemporary production workflows need to access an ever-increasing choice of acquisition, production, mezzanine and output devices and formats. Unfortunately, the proprietary nature of these media tools often leads to time consuming and potentially lossy translations of content, before other creative tools can access them. MediaReactor Workstation was designed to alleviate this problem. MediaReactor Workstation provides access to the widest range of file formats of any single plugin package. It specializes in high quality conversion on the fly, on everything from ancient OMF JPEG to the latest camera acquisition formats from Weisscam, Phantom, Sony and ARRI. Coupled with its incredible range of file and codec support, MediaReactor Workstation provides a group of plugins that make the content directly compatible with most major editing and creative software on macOS and Windows systems.
MediaReactor Workstation provides support for the three major operating systems that have well defined plugin systems (for Linux, please contact Drastic for available options). The primary plugin interfaces on macOS and Windows 64 are:
- Avid Media Composer/Symphony/NewsCutter 64 bit AMA link plugin
- Adobe file import and export PRM plugins CS5.5/6.x and Creative Cloud 2014 64 bit
- Adobe file import and export PRM plugins CS4/5 32 bit
- Assimilate SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab SPA plugin
- Digital Vision Nucoda
- Autodesk Flame, Smoke, and Lustre 2016/2017/2018/2019
Live Event Editing in Adobe
MediaReactor Workstation also provides advanced edit-while-recording of live events directly into Media Composer or Premiere, when coupled with a live event compatible recorder. To take advantage of this huge time saver, set up your compatible recording device (Net-X-Code Server, a Drastic DDR or 3rd party system like XOS Hurricane Replay), begin recording and load the various camera files directly into Media Composer or Premiere. All material recorded at that point is immediately available for editing, and as new material is recorded it automatically becomes available on the editor. Simply edit as normal, building packages, melds, internet content or new packages during the game, rather than having to wait and work long after everyone else has gone home.
MediaReactor's primary plugins under macOS are Autodesk's Flame, Flint and Lustre direct API, Apple's QuickTime layer and Adobe's import and export plugins. For more information on the Autodesk specific plugins, please see the Autodesk page. MediaReactor Workstation connects to QuickTime at multiple levels. It provides codecs for encoding and decoding video frames, image importers and exporters, movie importers and exporters and low level data handlers. The result is that all QuickTime enabled applications can access media as easily as a native QuickTime movie including still formats like DPX, Cineon, ARI and DNG sequences. This includes metadata, multi-track audio, multi-track video, time code, closed captioning and other tracks. All supported formats, including IPB MPEG transport streams and series of stills (that would normally require conversion) are directly available for editing in Adobe and many other third party products.
MediaReactor Workstation supports all four primary Windows audio/video layers, which are: VFW (Video For Windows), DirectX/DirectShow (Microsoft Windows Component Object Model [COM] framework), QuickTime for Windows and Adobe import/export plugins for older Adobe products (CS5+ uses the Windows 64 version).
QuickTime is the most standardized platform for media access on 32 bit Windows, and the MediaReactor Workstation connects to QuickTime on multiple levels. It provides codecs for encoding and decoding video frames, image importers, image exporters, movie importers, movie exporters and low level data handlers. The result is that all QuickTime enabled applications can access media as easily as native QuickTime movies including still formats like DPX, Cineon, ARI and DNG sequences. This includes metadata, multi-track audio, multi-track video, time code, closed captioning and other tracks. All supported formats, including IPB MPEG transport streams and series of stills (that would normally require conversion) are directly supported available for editing in Adobe, Avid and many other third party products.
For some applications, DirectShow or VFW provide the easiest or only interface for MediaReactor to file import. DirectShow allows player applications like Windows Media Player to access all the available file formats seamlessly.
The latest production tools tend to prefer operating as 64 bit applications. MediaReactor Workstation for Windows 64 provides interfaces to these applications. Assimilate SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab are great examples of powerful programs running on Windows 64. Drastic provides the technology to Assimilate for their CSP (Codecs Support Pack) plugin, and MediaReactor Workstation takes that interface to a whole new level, providing a much wider set of file formats and codecs. MediaReactor Workstation allows Assimilate's software to access almost every production file type your workflow could need.
The latest Adobe Creative Suite products are also native 64 bit applications. MediaReactor Workstation provides both import and export plugins for all of Adobe's Creative Suite tools. The plugins provide all the advanced media support and even improve on Adobe formats like MOV and MXF.
The Windows 64 bit version of MediaReactor Workstation license also allows you to install and use the Windows 32 bit version, which is fully compatible and can be useful, in Windows 64.
The primary plugin for Linux is the direct Autodesk plugin for Flame, Flare and Lustre. This plugin set provides access to all of MediaReactor's file format read support directly in Flame, Flare, Lustre and to any other connected Autodesk app via the Wiretap gateway. Read Raw camera files, broadcast files and even web compressed files in real time directly on the creative workstations, and/or engage in proxy or network based rendering via the gateway. The MediaReactor UI is directly incorporated in the Autodesk products for fine control of debayer with raw file formats, and the fastest, highest quality reading directly into your workflow. For more information and to download a trial plugin, see the MediaReactor Autodesk page.
Support is Windows + macOS unless otherwise indicated
|Extension||File Format||Codec||Read||Export Avid
|3GP||3GP 26x||h 264, 263, 261||MRWS|
|AIFF||Apple audio||16/20/24/32 bit stereo pairs||MRWS||MRWS|
|ARC||IFX Piranha||Audio/Video (YCbCr/RGB 8 only)||MRWS|
|ARI||Arri||Raw 12 bit bayer||MRWS|
8SVX, AU, AVR, GSM,
HCOM, IFF, PCM, SF,
SMP, SND, VOC, WVE
|Audio files||44.1/48/96 kHz 16, 20, 24 and 32 bit||MRWS|
|AVC, AVCHD, MTS||AVC-HD||MPEG-2 camera media||MRWS|
|AVI||Windows||DVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, CineForm*, CineForm3D*, YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD, standard codecs||MRWS||MRWS|
|AVS||AVS||Video redirection (Windows only)||MRWS|
|BRAW||Blackmagic BRAW||BRAW 12 bit, 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1||MRWS|
|CDX||Codex||Codec raw bayer stills||MRWS
|CINE||Phantom||Phantom 10, 12 and 14 bit bayer||MRWS
|CRW||Canon||Canon camera raw stream||MRWS|
|DASH||h.264||DASH Fragmented MP4 and Smooth Streaming||MRWS
|DNG||CinemaDNG||10, 12 and 16 bit bayer||MRWS||MRWS|
|DPX||Cineon||RGB 8, RGB 10, YCbCr 4:2:2||MRWS||MRWS|
|DT3D||DT3D||XML 3D redirector||MRWS|
|DV/DIF||DV/DIF||Raw DV files||MRWS|
|DVS||DVS||Uncompressed YCbCr and RGB files||MRWS|
|EXR||OpenEXE||High dynamic range float stills||MRWS|
|fhgDI, fhgDP, fhgAP||fhgDI, fhgDP, fhgAP||Weisscam digimag format||MRWS|
|FLV/SWV||FLV/SWV||Flash/Shockwave video h.263/264||MRWS|
|GEN||GEN||4:2:2 YCbCr (Avid DSHD)||MRWS||MRWS|
|GV||XML/N0/T/I/A||Grass Valley disk record native (K2)||MRWS|
|GXF||GXF SMPTE 360||MPEG-2, DV25, DV50, DVHD||MRWS|
|H264||h.264||4:2:0 SD/HD up to 80 mbits/sec||MRWS|
|HDR||YUV||DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100, RGB, Uncompressed YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD||MRWS||MRWS|
|HDR||YUV||YCbCr10, YCbCr16, DPX RGB, DNxHD*||MRWS||MRWS|
|HDV||HDV||MPEG-2 camera files||MRWS|
|HLS||h.264||HLS TS MultiRate||MRWS||MRWS|
|ISMV ISMA||Smooth Streaming||h.264, AAC, WMV||MRWS|
|JP2||JPEG-2000||Series of JPEG-2000 stills||MRWS||MRWS|
|JS||Jaleo/Mistika||Sgo native 4:2:2 YCbCr||MRWS||MRWS|
|KRW||Kinefinity||KineRAW Compressed Raw Stills and Stream||MRWS
|LUMA RMY BMY||LUMA RMY BMY||Uncompressed YCbCr||MRWS|
|LXF||Leitch/Harris||DVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi50, AVCi100, MPEG-2, h.264||MRWS|
|M3U8||HLS||h264, h265, TS or MP4||MRWS||MRWS|
|MKV||MKV||Matroska audio video, VPx, h.26x||MRWS|
|MLV||Magic Lantern||Raw 14 bit bayer with PCM audio||MRWS
|MOV||QuickTime||DVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, CineForm*, CineForm3D*, RGBA, RGB-10 (DPX), standard codecs||MRWS
|MOV||QuickTime||YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD||MRWS
(FFMPEG) ProRes (ProRes, ProRes LT, ProRes HQ, ProRes Proxy),
|MOV||Reference File||MOV reference file pointing at h264, ProRes, DV||MRWS
|MP4||AVC1, h.264||Apple h.264, h.264 AVC||MRWS
|MP4||XAVC-S||Sony XAVC-S HD/4K Cameras||MRWS
|MPEG||MPEG-1||4:2:0 up to 15 mbits/sec||MRWS||MRWS|
|MPEG||MPEG-2||4:2:0/4:2:2 SD/HD up to 80 mbits/sec||MRWS
|MPEG||MPEG-4||4:2:0 up to 50 mbits/sec||MRWS||MRWS|
|MTS, M2TS||M2TS||AVC-HD camera files||MRWS||MRWS|
|MXF||AMT3||Avid Interplay/ISIS/Media Central||MRWS|
|MXF||AS-02||AVCi, DNxHD*, DVHD||MRWS|
|MXF||AS-11 DPP UK||AVCi100, IMX 50||MRWS||videoQC|
|MXF||Avid||DV25, DV50, DVHD, Uncompressed||MRWS||MRWS|
|MXF||Avid||Native DNxHD 36/145/220 (licensable)||MRWS||WSAdobe|
|MXF||Digital Cinema||DCI JPEG-2000 Unencrypted, Uncompressed Audio||MRWS||MRWS|
|MXF||EditCam||DV25, DV50, DVHD, DNxHD (licensable)||MRWS|
|MXF||Grass Valley||Grass Valley iCR||MRWS||MRWS|
|MXF||IMF||IMF JPEG-2000 YCbCr, Uncompressed Audio||MRWS||MRWS|
|MXF||JPEG-2000||Grass Valley Infinity||MRWS||MRWS|
|MXF||OP1a||AmberFin, EVS, MainConcept, MOG, OpenCube, Rovi||MRWS|
|MXF||OP1a/Omneon||DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100, Uncompressed||MRWS||MRWS||videoQC|
|MXF||OP1a||YCbCr 8 bit||MRWS||WSAdobe|
|MXF||OP1b||Panasonic AVCi 4K||MRWS|
|MXF||Panasonic-P2||DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100||MRWS||MRWS|
|MXF||Snell & Wilcox||MPEG-2, IMX||MRWS|
|MXF||Sony||XDCamHD, XDCamEX 4:2:0/4:2:2||MRWS||videoQC|
|MXF||Sony||HDCam SR 4:2:2 and 4:4:4||MRWS||WSAdobe||MRWS|
|MXF||Sony||F65 raw bayer||MRWS|
|MXF||Sony||F5, F700 raw bayer||MRWS|
|MXF||XAVC||XAVC HD and 4K||MRWS|
|OGG||OGG||OGG audio video||MRWS|
|OMF||OMF||DV25, JPEG, Meridien, AVBV, CamCutter||MRWS||MRWS|
|OMV||OMV||Uncompressed capture format||MRWS|
|QNT||Quantel||Raw uncompressed YCbCr images||MRWS||MRWS|
|R3D||RED||Red camera files||MRWS|
|RAW||ML/IOI||Magic Lantern RAW, IOIndustries RAW bayer||MRWS|
|RBG||RED BLU GRN||Uncompressed RGB||MRWS|
|RMF||RMF||Canon C500 raw 10 bit bayer files||MRWS
|RTIN||RTINDEX||Real time replay of CBR and VBR records while still recording||MRWS|
|RTV||RTV||Uncompressed Video Toaster files (Windows only)||MRWS|
|SEQ||Bayer||Raw camera seq bayer files||MRWS
|SIV||Bayer||Raw camera siv bayer files||MRWS
|Stills||Series of stills||BMP, SGI, PSD, RAW, YUV10, YUV16, VSR, RAS, RAW, JP2, JPG - Series of stills (many others)||MRWS|
|TGA||Targa||RGB, RGBA (RLE Play Only)||MRWS||MRWS|
|TR-01||TS J2K||JPEG-2000, AES3||MRWS||MRWS|
|TS||Transport stream||MPEG-2, h.264, h.265/HEVC, JPEG-2000, AAC, AC-3, AES3||MRWS||MRWS|
|V210||V210||4:2:2 10 bit YCbCr image sequence||MRWS||MRWS|
|VC1||VC-1||WMV of raw wrapper||MRWS|
|VPB/QTL||Quantel||Quantel uncompressed YCbCr images||MRWS|
|VRW||Varicam Raw||Panasonic Varicam Raw||MRWS
|WAV||Wave audio||16/20/24/32 bit mono/stereo pairs/extensible||MRWS||MRWS|
|WMV/ASF||WMV/ASF||Unencrypted/DRM Free only||MRWS|
|XAVC||X-AVC HD/4K||X-AVC 264 in MXF||MRWS|
|Y4M||Y4M||YCbCr raw stream||MRWS|
|YUV||YUV||4:2:2 and 4:2:0 YCbCr image sequence||MRWS||MRWS|
|Y U V||YUV||Multi file component YCbCr files||MRWS|
- MRWS = All MediaReactor Workstations, WSAvid = MediaReactor Workstation for Avid, LiteAvid = MediaReactor Lite for Avid, WSAdobe = MediaReactor Workstation for Adobe, LiteAdobe = MediaReactor Lite for Adobe
- The CineForm and Avid DNxHD file formats requires an optional license.
- If the MediaReactor Workstation trial is installed on macOS, you will have to re-install the CSP to get those formats back after the trial. In Windows the CSP and trial can co-exist.
- MediaReactor Workstation for Autodesk is read-only, and does not provide additional write formats
We offer plugin specific versions of MediaReactor installs as an economical solution to user workflows. Available for Windows 7 or greater or macOS Version 10.14 Mojave and greater unless otherwise indicated. Please note, Apple's M1 devices are not currently supported.
MediaReactor Lite for Adobe Premiere, After Effects - supports a limited number of common formats in Adobe - $99.00 US
MediaReactor Dolby Vision for Adobe Premiere, After Effects - supports the Dolby Vision HDR format in Adobe [Windows only] - $495.00 US
MediaReactor Workstation for Adobe Premiere, After Effects - supports Drastic's standard range of formats in Adobe - $495.00 US
MediaReactor Lite for Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter - supports a limited number of common formats in Avid - $99.00 US
MediaReactor Workstation for Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter - supports Drastic's standard range of formats in Avid - $495.00 US
Other MediaReactor Products:
MediaReactor Workstation for Autodesk Flame, Flint and Lustre - supports Drastic's standard range of formats in Autodesk [Linux & macOS only] - $495.00 US
MediaReactor Workstation for Assimilate SCRATCH, SCRATCH Lab - adds Drastic's standard range of read formats in Assimilate - $495.00 US
Cineform write option - $200.00 US
Avid DNxHD read/write option - $50.00 US
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Download the FULL trial plugin
Available for Windows 7 or greater, or macOS Version 10.14 Mojave and greater. Please note, Apple's M1 devices are not currently supported. To download the Autodesk Flame, Flare and Lustre Linux and macOS plugins, please see the Autodesk download page.
macOS up from High Sierra to Catalina
Minimum macOS 10.13 High Sierra / Mojave
Download MediaReactor Lite for Avid
Download MediaReactor Lite for Adobe
Please check out a demo to confirm your workflow is supported. Once you are happy with MediaReactor, delivery is effected via licensing.
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