MediaReactor Plugins for File Format Compatibility

Extensive File Support for Avid, Adobe, and More

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.

Autodesk autodesk slim logo Flame
Flare
Lustre
Linux x64/ macOS
Assimilate scratch SCRATCH

Windows/

macOS

scratchlab SCRATCH Lab

Windows/

macOS

Adobe premierecc logo sm

Premiere - CC 2014 or greater

Windows/

macOS

aftereffects logo sm

After Effects - CC 2014 or greater

Windows/

macOS

adobe creative cloud logo sm

Media Encoder - CC 2014 or greater

Windows/

macOS

adobe creative cloud logo sm Prelude - CC 2014 or greater

Windows/

macOS

 Avid avid newscutter 9 small

Media Composer, NewsCutter, Symphony

Windows/

macOS

QuickTime QuickTime Icon QuickTime player

Windows/

macOS

QuickTime Apps

Windows/

macOS

Digital Vision Digital-Vision-Logo-300x136 Nucoda Windows
Microsoft winmedia Media Player Windows
DirectShow Icon DirectShow Windows
videoQC videoqc logo 3small videoQC

Windows/

macOS/

Linux

 

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, Flare and Lustre 2016/2017/2018/2019

MediaReactor plugins provide seamless access to content for key industry creative software, avoiding unnecessary transcoding steps, saving time and money. Drastic is dedicated to reading and writing as many file formats as possible, and supporting all major production tools that provide a plugin interface.

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, 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.  MediaReactor Workstation 32 also supports Adobe Creative Suite applications that run under 32 bits, including CS4 and earlier and Avid Media Composer/Symphony/NewsCutter 5.5.

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 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, CS5 and CS5.5, 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 very useful, in Windows 64 (XP, Vista or 7).

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 support directly in Flame, Flare, Lustre and to any other connected Autodesk app via the Wiretap gateway. Raw camera files, broadcast files and even web compressed files are available for real time use directly on the creative workstations, and/or available for 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
Export Adobe
Export MRWS
Export videoQC
3GP 3GP 26x h 264, 263, 261 MRWS        
4224 4224 YCbCr 4:2:2:4 MRWS     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        
Audio: BWF, 
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
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
       
CINE Phantom Phantom 10, 12 and 14 bit bayer MRWS
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
       
CRW Canon Canon camera raw stream MRWS        
DASH h.264 DASH Fragmented MP4 and Smooth Streaming MRWS
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
    MRWS  
DNG CinemaDNG 10, 12 and 16 bit bayer MRWS     MRWS  
DPX Cineon RGB 8, RGB 10, YCbCr 4:2:2 MRWS     MRWS  
DPX Cineon 10 bit MRWS   WSAdobe    
DPX CineForm CineForm*, CineForm3D* MRWS   WSAdobe 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        
FLM FLM Adobe FilmStrip 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  
IHSS Iridas RGB 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
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
       
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
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
       
MOV QuickTime DVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, CineForm*, CineForm3D*, RGBA, RGB-10 (DPX), standard codecs MRWS
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
    MRWS videoQC
MOV QuickTime DNxHD/HR 36/145/220* MRWS
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
  WSAdobe
LiteAdobe
   
MOV QuickTime YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD MRWS
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
WSAvid WSAdobe
LiteAdobe
   
MOV QuickTime

(FFMPEG) ProRes (ProRes, ProRes LT, ProRes HQ, ProRes Proxy),

h264/AAC

MRWS
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
WSAvid
LiteAvid
WSAdobe
LiteAdobe
MRWS videoQC
MOV Reference File MOV reference file pointing at h264, ProRes, DV MRWS
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
       
MP1/MP2/MP3 MP1/MP2/MP3 MPEG audio MRWS        
MP4 AVC1, h.264 Apple h.264, h.264 AVC MRWS
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
WSAvid
LiteAvid
  MRWS videoQC
MP4 HEVC, h.265 HEVC/265 MRWS
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
       
MP4 XAVC-S Sony XAVC-S HD/4K Cameras MRWS
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
WSAvid
LiteAvid
WSAdobe
LiteAdobe
MRWS  
MP4 MPEG-2 Sony/Canon camera 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
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
    MRWS  
MPEG MPEG-4 4:2:0 up to 50 mbits/sec MRWS     MRWS  
MTS, M2TS M2TS AVC-HD camera files MRWS     MRWS  
MXF AS-02 AVCi, DNxHD*, DVHD MRWS        
MXF AS-02 JPEG-2000, MPEG-2 MRWS   WSAdobe    
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 Canon MPEG-2 MRWS        
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 Harmonic MPEG-2 MRWS        
MXF h.264/AVC MPEG-2 MRWS        
MXF HDF MPEG-2 MRWS   WSAdobe    
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 Pinnacle MPEG-2 SD/HD MRWS        
MXF Snell & Wilcox MPEG-2, IMX MRWS        
MXF Sony MPEG IMX MRWS     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
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
       
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
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
       
SIV Bayer Raw camera siv bayer files MRWS
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
       
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  
TIFF TIFF RGB, RGBA 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        
VOB VOB Unencrypted MRWS        
VPB/QTL Quantel Quantel uncompressed YCbCr images MRWS        
VRW Varicam Raw Panasonic Varicam Raw MRWS
LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
       
WAV Wave audio 16/20/24/32 bit mono/stereo pairs/extensible MRWS     MRWS  
WEBM WEBM Youtube format 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        

 

Notes

  •  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 now offer plugin specific versions of MediaReactor Workstation installs as an economical solution to user workflows based on the plugin:

  • MediaReactor Server (for ALL supported applications) - $895.00 US (Windows or macOS)
  • MediaReactor Workstation for Avid (Media Composer) - $495.00 US (Windows or macOS)
  • MediaReactor Workstation for Adobe - $495.00 US (Windows or macOS)
  • MediaReactor Workstation for Assimilate (for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab) - $495.00 US (Windows or macOS)
  • MediaReactor Lite for Avid (AMA link for Mov/Raw/Cine/Sony XAVC-S for Avid software) - $99.00 US (Windows or macOS)
  • MediaReactor Lite for Adobe (PRM plugin for Mov/Raw/Cine/Sony XAVC-S for Adobe software) - $99.00 US (Windows or macOS)
End User License Agreement:  International  Canadian

Download the documentation

Download MediaReactor Workstation Quick Start

Download MediaReactor Workstation Manual

 
 
 

Download the FULL trial plugin

To download the Autodesk Flame, Flare and Lustre Linux and macOS plugins, please see the Autodesk download page.

Win LogoDownload MediaReactor v7 for Windows 64

Windows 7 or greater

Mac LogoDownload MediaReactor v7 for macOS

Minimum macOS Version 10.14 Mojave

 
 
 

Previous Versions

Win LogoDownload MediaReactor v6.1 for Windows 64

macOS up from High Sierra to Catalina

Mac LogoDownload MediaReactor v6.1 for macOS

Minimum macOS 10.13 High Sierra / Mojave

Win LogoDownload MediaReactor v5 for Windows 32

 

 
 

Download MediaReactor Lite for Avid

 

Win Logo

Download v7 MediaReactor Avid Lite Windows 64

Mac LogoDownload MediaReactor v7 Avid Lite macOS

 

 

Download MediaReactor Lite for Adobe

 
 

Win Logo

Download v7 MediaReactor Adobe Lite Windows 64

Mac LogoDownload MediaReactor v7 Adobe Lite macOS

MediaReactor installs in demo mode, with limited functionality. The full feature set of the software can be made available with a license. To obtain a license, please generate a site code and send it to us at: authorization@drastictech.com. We will send back a site key which will remove the demo limitations. Prior to purchase, the key will be temporary. There is more information on the licensing process here: http://license.drastictech.com

 
 
 

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