Hi folks, hospital technician here.
We have a medical instrument that creates files ending in .cine. The instrument can be used to view the videos and export individual files to MP4 but I want to bulk convert the files on our (WIMP) server so they can be distributed and viewed on client PCs.
Trouble is I cannot open the file with any utility that should be able to do so (ffmpeg/ffplay, VLC, Handbrake and even Phantom CineViewer). I have looked at the file in binary-mode editor and see no identifiable headers.
So, is the format a true .cine file (how to tell?) and what, preferably free/open source Win-friendly, package can handle it & convert to MP4 in bulk?
The file (test data, ~50MB zipped) can be downloaded from Here
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Even proprietory/raw files, which you have here, requires metadata - frame rate, frame size etc. - that player software reads to play back the file.
That metadata will be stored somewhere on the camera and a simple transfer of the raw file leaves it somewhat 'naked'. The export to .mp4 encapsulates that metadata.
It appears that the main software for these cameras - PCC - does allow for bulk export.
The OP must have found something that works for him. Here's how I got the above video with AviSynth:
RawSource("OD.Scan(2).cine", width=2048, height=256, pixel_type="Y8", index="0:0")
The basic ffmpeg command line to read the source is:
ffmpeg -y -f rawvideo -pixel_format gray -framerate 25 -video_size 2048x256 -skip_initial_bytes 80 -i OD.Scan(2).cine -c:v mjpeg -q:v 2 output.mov
For batch processing you can convert all .cine files in a folder with:
for %%F in (*.cine) do ( ffmpeg -y -f rawvideo -pixel_format gray -framerate 25 -video_size 2048x256 -skip_initial_bytes 80 -i "%%~dpnxF" -c:v mjpeg -q:v 2 "%%~dpnF.mov" )