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Premiere CC now can work natively with DNG files from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Let's see how it looks...

It seems ACR has the best debayering around. Premiere is not as good, but it is very close (check my previous tests with other options if you want to put these results in context). Premiere seems to have a bit more noise and more artifacts, but detail is very good, and keep in mind that this is a torture test. In real-world scenarios where you're not shooting greenscreen, you'll have to pixel peep very hard to notice the difference.
What you'll see below are 200% crops of images processed in Premiere CC (standard image) and AE+ACR (mouseover).

You can get very nice colors in Premiere (as you'll see in the checkerboards below), with very accurate skin tones in particular. But it's not going to be easy. The image is loaded with a strong color tint, and getting it out is not as easy as it should be. Be ready for a struggle if you don't shoot a white or grey card at least once on every shoot.



Dynamic Range
This is where everything goes wrong. Premiere clips part of the highlights in the image, pretty badly. And also some shadows, but those were quite noisy to begin with.
I still don't know if there's a way to avoid this.
What you'll see below are 100% crops of images processed in Premiere CC (standard image) and AE+ACR with highlight and shadow recovery (mouseover).

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