Updated September 26th 2013
1. Make sure you have CF selected. Need a 1000x CF card to get 1920x1080 at 24 fps.
2. Switch your camera to Video Mode (flip the video lever to the left), focus your subject and adjust for the scene . 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.
If you have not loaded the raw_rec module then:
7. Press trash button and go to Modules Tab using your joystick or scroll wheel. (It is an icon with four little squares)
8. Use the scroll wheel or joystick to highlight the raw_rec module and then press the set button to enable it.
9. 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.
10. Scroll to Movie
with the large scroll wheel and then to Raw video
with the small scroll wheel.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.14. (AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW, USE EXTERNAL RECORDER-->)
If you want to record audio (wav file to SD card) scroll to Sound and select Separate WAV, or sync beep, or OFF
14. Preview: Auto
. Press Set
to change it to: Canon, ML Grayscale
(see note 6)
15. 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 1920x1080. Use the Joystick to control the direction of the scroll.
16. Frame skipping: OFF
To continue recording even if skips frames then scroll to and select Allow
17. Card warm-up: OFF
Press set to select a warm-up file size when camera boots. Some speed improvements obtained.
18. Memory hack: OFF
. Press Set to on This frees up more memory to get extra frames in the buffer.
19. Small hacks: OFF
to improve the use of memory to increase recording buffer.
20. 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
21. Press Q
and then move to Overlay
and set Global Draw
. See note 7.
22. To get back to LV just press trash button or half shutter.
23. To start and stop recording press the LV buttonOPTION FOR 24/25 FPS RECORDING:
24. Move to the Movie
tab and select FPS override
with the scroll wheel. (see note below)
25. Press the Q
26. Change the Desired FPS
to 23.97 using the small (top) scroll wheel.
27. Move to the Optimize for
with the large scroll wheel.
28. Change to Exact FPS
with the small scroll wheel.
29. Press the Q button and then press the Set button (on the center of the large scroll wheel) to enable FPS override
30. Now FPS should read 23.97.
Note 1: It is best to set the Canon video format to 1920 30 fps. When you do this and set the FPS Override to 24 fps you will have very little variation in fps when you switch from zoom mode to standard mode.
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 OFF you will loose histogram, zebras, etc. But you will gain speed. In some cases Global ON is more likely to get pick frames since CPU is working very hard, and also consumes much more power.
For further RAW Video Post processing:
The RAW files will be found inside 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
---------------------------Latest findings to prevent frame drops:
You should check that in Canon Menu:
Image Quality = Raw
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
---------------------------OTHER RECORDING OPTIONS:
If you want to use 60 fps
then read here for more detailed settings: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5472.0
If you want do a 1:1 Digital Video Crop
with your zoom button then go here for detail instructions:http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5441.0
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/bestpractices How 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?
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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