Magic Lantern teaser2; RAW silent video sequence from Canon 5D MKIII

ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovinPosts: 21,282Super Moderators moderator
edited July 17, 2013 in Video
The Magic Lantern team has done it again. This time, they appear to have cracked the code and allowed continuous, silent, RAW video sequences, potentially for long durations. (Just for the Canon 5D MKIII for now.)

Notice that this is not recording DNG files, but true Canon RAW files. These files have massive amounts of image data. No, it's not ready for even an "alpha" software rating yet, so early testers can count on instability and other surprises, but already you can see the incredible promise this firmware overlay will provide when it's production ready.

Compared to the highly compressed video files that the Canon 5D MKIII is normally capable of, these files will be capable of capturing the same data depths that "still" images enjoy, and the same post-processing opportunities, with greatly expanded video dynamic range and more image detail too.

The first article of any substance is here:

http://www.eoshd.com/content/10324/big-news-hands-on-with-continuous-raw-recording-on-canon-5d-mark-iii

You can view and download a 1920x1280P24 sample video here:

http://vimeo.com/66033769
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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,282Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 14, 2013
    A basic guide to the latest Magic Lantern with continuous RAW capability, installation and usage:

    http://www.cinema5d.com/news/?p=17898
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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,282Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 14, 2013
    A very nice example video with the new Magic Lantern RAW capability, on a Canon 5D MKIII:

    "Smith Rock"
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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,415Administrators moderator
    edited May 15, 2013
    This footage comparison between ML RAW and regular Canon output says a lot. I was floored when I for to the parking garage images.
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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,282Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 15, 2013
    The Canon 5D MKII gets a boost too. Here is sample footage from the 5D MKII with Magic Lantern and the new software with RAW (mostly shot at 720p, upsampled to 1080p):

    5D mkII + Magic Lantern Raw DNG Alpha version test video

    This video also demonstrates the importance of using a Mosaic Engineering VAF-5D2b Optical Anti-Aliasing Filter to reduce the visible artifacts of pattern mosaic/aliasing, even with the new Magic Lantern software.
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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,282Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 28, 2013
    Another 5D MKII example:

    http://vimeo.com/67110975
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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,415Administrators moderator
    edited July 17, 2013
    14-stop, single shot, dual ISO HDR's, Magic Lantern for still or video, oh my!
    They've done it again (soon). One shot 14-stop HDR's. More about it at their forum.

    Impressive!
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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,282Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 17, 2013
    David_S85 wrote: »
    They've done it again (soon). One shot 14-stop HDR's. More about it at their forum.

    Impressive!

    Absolutely, positively, amazing. thumb.gifthumbclap.gif
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