Update: September 26th 2013Digital Cropped Video is now possible and it is equivalent to putting a 3X multiplier on your lens without increasing the f stop (That is Magic, only with Magic Lantern) :
The Recording function is only available at 5X zoom, 10X is only used for precise focusing.
1. Make sure you have CF selected.
2. Switch your camera to Video Mode (flip the video lever to the left). Works in M, AV, TV modes.
3. Press Q and select the 1920 @ 30 fps video specification from Canon Menu.
4. Use the Joy stick to move and make "blue" the video mode.
5. Scroll through the videos to 1920 30fps
. If you do not use FPS override the camera defaults to Canon settings. See note 1
6. Press half shutter to return to Live View.
7. Press the zoom button to 5X or 10X and focus your subject in LiveView. (If you skip this step you will not get the 3x higher resolutions)
If you have not loaded the raw_rec module then:
8. Press trash button and go to Modules Tab using your joystick or scroll wheel. (It is an icon with four little squares)
9. Use the scroll wheel or joystick to highlight the raw_rec module and then press the set button to enable it.
10. Reboot the camera, then press trash button and if the module loaded correctly you will see it in bright white with a green dot on the left.
11. Scroll to Movie
with the large scroll wheel and then to Raw video
with the small scroll wheel.
12. Enable RAW video by pressing the Set
Button. Look at the video settings and also look near the bottom of the screen for information about CF speed requirements to meet current fps and frame size.
13. Press Q
to chose the appropriate Resolution
, or use the little scroll wheel to scroll from available options. If your card is not fast enough then select acceptable resolutions. Remember to look at the bottom of the screen to see how resolution affect card speed requirements.Note: If you pressed the zoom button in step 7 you can select higher resolutions such as: 2048x1152, 2240x1260, 2560x1320, 2880x1320, and 3584x1320
14. Scroll to Aspect ratio 16:9
is the default. You can scroll with the little wheel or press Set
to change it. By changing the aspect ratio the camera chooses an appropriate video height. Some heights are not the most common ones but these combinations offer better writing speeds. You may have to crop your video in post.
15. (NOT AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW-->) If you want to record audio (wav file to SD card) scroll to Sound and select Separate WAV
, or sync beep
, or OFF
16. Preview: Auto
. Press Set
to change it to: Canon, ML Grayscale
(see note 6)
17. Digital dolly: OFF
On to allow the recording area to scroll from left-to-right or up-down during cropped video or when recording at smaller resolutions then max (1920x1080) Use the Joystick to control the direction of the scroll.
18. Frame skipping: OFF
To continue recording even if skips frames then scroll to and select Allow
19. Card warm-up: OFF
Press set to select a warm-up file size when camera boots. Some speed improvements obtained.
20. Memory hack: OFF
. Press Set to on This frees up more memory to get extra frames in the buffer.
21. Small hacks: OFF
to improve the use of memory to increase recording buffer.
22. Next option, Playback
After recording a RAW file you can preview it by coming back to this menu and scroll to Playback selection and pressing Set
23. Press Q
and then move to Overlay
and set Global Draw
. See note 7.
24. To get back to LV just press trash button or half shutter.
25. To start and stop recording press the LV buttonOPTION FOR 24/25 FPS RECORDING:
26. Move to the Movie
tab and select FPS override
with the scroll wheel. (see note 2 below)
27. Press the Q
28. Change the Desired FPS
to 23.97 using the small (top) scroll wheel.
29. Move to the Optimize for
with the large scroll wheel.
30. Change to Exact FPS
with the small scroll wheel.
31. Press the Q button and then press the Set button (on the center of the large scroll wheel) to enable FPS override
32. Now FPS should read 23.97.
Note 1: It is best to set the Canon video format to 1920 30 fps and then to set the fps speed via FPS Override. When you do this you will have very little variation in fps when you switch from zoom mode to standard mode.
Note 2: f you do not use FPS override the default fps for 5X zoom mode is 29.97, so if you want to record at a different fps you better set it here. Additionally it is always best to use FPS override to eliminate damaged frames.
Note 6. Canon
preview is standard full color, ML Grayscale
is in B&W and also shows the video in its final cropped view (used for framing), Hacked
is special fast hack to increase card writing speed at the expense of freezing Live View.
Note 7. If you set Global Draw ON you will have a focus box that helps you frame the video properly for all resolutions, The drawback of this method is that it is only in black and white and sometimes it slows down LV. Hot Tip: If you press the info button, it will disable Global Draw and you will clearly see the subject, but the framing is off so use the framing with GD ON. After you press info button you will have to press it three times to scroll back to the gray framing overlay.
If you set Global Draw OFF in zoom mode you get full color and real-time update.
Make sure that in Canon Menu:
Image Quality = Raw (5D3, 650D, ....)
Image Quality = jpeg (...., ....)
Auto Lighting Optimizer = OFF
Long exp. noise reduction = OFF
High ISO speed NR = OFF
Highlight tone priority = OFF
Multiple Exposure = Disable
HDR Mode = Disable HDR
and.. to get the zoom function to work in LV you need to "Enable" Live View shooting and also AF mode set to "Live mode", of course this is done in Canon menu. check your camera specifics to the zoom function working in Live View
For further RAW Video Post processing:
The RAW files will be recorded on the DCIM folder.
RAW Video: PostProcessing -- Beginners Guide --http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5654.0
[Mac/Win/Linux] go here: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5404.0
OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:
To help the DEVS and everybody it would be a good idea if specific RAW video issues are discussed in a separate thread based on the camera under discussion.
5D3 Uncompressed 14-bit RAW video testing - 5D Mark III
5D2 Raw video on 5DMK2
600D Uncompressed 600D Raw Video
6D + Raw thread (with instillation guide)
I dont see a specific RAW video thread. Should there be one?? Anyone care to propose so I can update this message?
--------------------Magic Lantern Best Practices:http://www.magiclantern.fm/bestpracticesHow to install Magic Lantern on 5D Mark III
HERE: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=2602.0Where to get Canon Firmware 1.1.3 (Windows version) for sure:
HERE: http://pel.hu/eoscard/Where to get Canon Firmware 1.1.3 (Mac version) for sure:
HERE: http://hdslr.com.br/2012/06/20/atualizacao-de-firmware-para-5d-mark-iii-versao-1-1-3/Where to get Compiled Nightly Builds?
14-Bit RAW video Builds for 5D2 : http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5533.0
All questions regarding RAW VIDEO POST PROCESSING on any OS
All questions regarding RAW_REC MODULE COMPILATION/INSTALLATION/USAGE
HERE: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5405.0Card benchmark - what's the optimal write buffer size
HERE: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5471.0Supported 1000x CF cards for continuous RAW recording
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