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CinCraft Mapper
VFX Workflows reinvented
Generate frame-accurate distortion and shading data for your compositing and matchmoving with only a few clicks – fast, accurate, easy.
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What is CinCraft Mapper?

CinCraft Mapper is a digital service that provides frame-accurate lens distortion and shading data for post-production – fast and easy. All lens data are based on your shot metadata, you don’t have to worry about missing or sloppy lens grids anymore. No matter if you prefer working with a GUI or a command line interface, if you use Linux, Windows, or macOS, CinCraft Mapper is the right choice - available 24/7.

ST Maps

Receive lens distortion data on demand

Multiply Maps

Receive lens shading data on demand

CinCraft Mapper is conceptualized, made and programmed by the creators of the optics, which gives the user confidence that the results obtained in both maps (distortion and vignetting) are very accurate and reliable.
Gastón Alvarez, DIT & VFX Supervisor, Spaceboy

Reach your goal in four steps

How to generate ST and Multiply Maps

1

IMPORT

Import your shot into the CinCraft Mapper client. The software automatically extracts embedded camera and lens metadata.

2

CONFIGURE

Verify the metadata. Missing metadata can be reconfigured manually. Manual entry of all data is also possible.

3

GENERATE

Select ST Maps and/or Multiply Maps, confirm the purchase and trigger the local generation.

4

APPLY

Use the maps in your favorite compositing or matchmoving software.

1. IMPORT
Import your shot into the CinCraft Mapper client. The software automatically extracts embedded camera and lens metadata.
2. CONFIGURE
Verify the metadata. Missing metadata can be reconfigured manually. Manual entry of all data is also possible.
3. GENERATE
Select ST Maps and/or Multiply Maps, confirm the purchase and trigger the local generation.
4. APPLY
Use the maps in your favorite compositing or matchmoving software.
As a former VFX supervisor I know how tough it is, to take care of every detail you need for a rock-solid distortion workflow. CinCraft Mapper would have saved days on set and in post-production, which can now be used for more creative freedom.
Marius, Business Development Manager, ZEISS
We now provide lens data for a broad portfolio of cinema lenses, including some of the old legends. Every user gets the chance to explore CinCraft Mapper with provided footage. Even better, of course, is your footage.
Jonathan, Product Owner of CinCraft Mapper, ZEISS
You need test footage?
We provide test footage of supported lenses for you to download. Just click on the respective button to get your footage of choice.

ZEISS Supreme Prime (Radiance)

21mm lens (4.7 GB) 35mm lens (3.7 GB)

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 (XD)

21mm lens (6.1 GB) 35mm lens (2.9 GB)

ZEISS High/ Super Speed Mk II & III

18mm lens (2.1 GB) 25mm lens (1.8 GB)

ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime & Macro

14mm lens (2.2 GB) 25mm lens (1.7 GB)

FAQ

We’re here to help. If you have any further questions, please get in touch with us.

Yes, we also allow you to enter metadata manually and configure an entire shot individually. Most of the time you have the data on a sheet, but not embedded in the file. This is no longer a problem with our Mapper.

Comparing lens grids shot at different focusing distances shows how much the distortion of a lens varies from close focus to infinity. This emphasizes the importance of getting accurate lens distortion and shading data for every single frame of a shot, which CinCraft Mapper provides.

Yes, you cannot use our service without an internet connection. The advantage of the connection is that it is always up to date. You will always receive the latest data from us. That way you won't miss any news.

You can use CinCraft Mapper on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10 or later
  • macOS 10.15 or later
  • Ubuntu 18.04 or later

Hardware requirements:

  • OpenCL 1.2 compatible device

In addition to the GUI version of the Mapper, we also offer a command line interface. You can generate a personal access token for it in MyCinCraft account management.

Automatic metadata extraction works with the following input formats:

  • ARRI Raw Converter OpenEXR files
  • ARRI Meta Extract CSV files
  • RED CineXPro OpenEXR files
  • Sony Raw Viewer OpenEXR files
  • ZEISS Lens Correction Files (ZLCF) v2/ v3


A joined import allows to add missing metadata by using two matching metadata sources:

  • ARRI Meta Extract CSV files + The Foundry Nuke OpenEXR files
  • ARRI Meta Extract CSV files + ARRI Raw Converter OpenEXR files
  • ZEISS Lens Correction Files v2/ v3 + supported OpenEXR files

 

Read the Whitepapers for detailed information on data acquisition and processing.

CinCraft Mapper generates ST Maps as 32-bit OpenEXR images. You are able to select between standard OpenEXR compressions. Multiply Maps are also provided as 32-bit OpenEXR images. Both map types can be processed with common ST Map nodes or Multiply nodes.

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