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Raw Video / Re: 5D Raw vs. Alexa vs. BMCC
« on: April 05, 2017, 12:09:24 PM »
Saw this was old. anyway thanks for replying. Still, the end result is what counts, and impressed by the skin tones of the BMCC.

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« on: April 05, 2017, 12:03:58 PM »
Happy to see all activity here again.
Haven't updated ML on my 5D2 since Jan 2015. Is there any easy way to see what is new since then? Tried to read trough the builds, but hard to see what each thing is (feature or fix or feature for other camera?)

The jan2015 version has a almost working and fully working mlv_rec (that I have used in production many times).

Anything new or improved here? Worth an upgrade?

hm... I guess the canon 5Dmk3 just gained some. Great images!

Raw Video / Re: 5D Raw vs. Alexa vs. BMCC
« on: April 03, 2017, 11:37:45 PM »
I would guess

1. Alexa
2. 5DmkIII

Anyway. I prefer the look of 1 over 2 and 2 over 3. If choosing between 1 and 2 (assuming my guess is right above) I would go for 2 (my guess this is the 5D). Cam 1 has a un-natural or over-realistic IMHO sharpness that I dislike. Also like the colors the most on the 2.

Wrong/right/partly right?

General Development / Re: Dealing with Focus Pixels in raw video
« on: January 24, 2016, 09:56:26 PM »
I should probably keep my mouth shut (so you can just disregard this in case I have missed some info), but can't you just reset crop position before filming in 5x crop mode. (the lens is more sharp in the middle anyway).
Alt. only support this feature at middle fixed crop mode...?

Great work! Also like the song (even though Im not that into hip-hop)
Yeah noticed the flickering. You'll have to remember to not use florescent light (which will have flicker around 60Hz (1/60 of a sec)) Or set shutter angle at equivalent (1/48 of a second use to work if filming 24fps).

Nice grade and like the intro.
Also nice gimbal or what ever you stabilised the shots with. floating feeling.

Share Your Videos / Re: Vägens slut - Road's End (2 min short)
« on: November 14, 2015, 11:46:55 PM »
tack Olle :)

Share Your Videos / Re: Vägens slut - Road's End (2 min short)
« on: November 10, 2015, 11:21:05 PM »
Thanks for watching and thanks for the feedback!
You see the things I see as well, but - I would say the story is the main trouble (couldn't come up with any better conflict), and thus putting any more effort into VFX details is not going to save it. I figure that I could probably fix a perfect key (some more rotoscoping) and perfect color-grading if adding 40 more hours, but trying to let go of the perfection, as stated - the story does not deserve it :)

 Anyways - yes , the keying is quite bad mostly because the light setup was too weak. 40% of the shots had to be manually rotoscoped (not fun after some hours). My main mistake here was to put all my lights on the green screen (for a uniform green color). Then I had no lights left for keylight into the car (that light was actually daylight from the open car port). Therefore many scenes had a lot of green-tinted spill light inside the car (light that was bouncing from the green screen). This made the keying almost impossible. I would definitely consider getting more lights next time using green screen. If I would do it again I would have put stronger key-light on the driver.

isn't it easier to film in a car that really drives, or isn't it possible to get the lighting on the faces done ?

Well, that was my first approach, but main problem was the light. During night, its hard to get any light from outside and still have any light inside the car, unless you film in 3200 ISO or something with terrible noise. Also hard to fall asleep and driving, steering wheel violently etc.

Filming in a garage during day (also more convenient time) let me have the camera on a tripod outside the car filming in (better distance to the driver).

Share Your Videos / Vägens slut - Road's End (2 min short)
« on: November 10, 2015, 10:55:00 AM »
Hi ML-users!
Where is the best place to get first response on your work? Well I figured this place might be.

My latest narrative short is made using a 5Dmk2 with magic lantern. Shot in raw for keying greenscreen. Not the best key due to limited light, but whole movie is written, shot and vfx:ed in 15 days as part of a student assignment. First scene is filmed from small drone + gopro during daytime.
graded and cut in Premiere/After-effects. Soundmix in Audition.

English subs (probably misspelled) are available.

PASSWORD: showtime

All constructive feedback is encouraged. Maybe you think the best/worst part is something I haven't thought of.


Raw Video / Variable MLV resolution?
« on: October 29, 2015, 08:29:30 PM »
I might have asked similar question before, but I just wonder if it would be possible to record an MLV raw video of interchangeble resolution.
What I'm aiming for is something like 24fps of low resolution video, where every 4th or 8th frame is  a full sensor readout.
I don't want to bother with the math if its not even possible.
I have a setup in after effects that could potentially create 4K interpolated output of that footage, using the low-res as tracking for moving pixels in the interpolated high-res sequence. Inspired by this:

So, is it even possible to create this kind of data?

Hi, Is there anyway to enable saving a file in the virtual folder? Maybe a setting in the FUSE-thing? This would have been great because then you could grade first frame of the footage in lightroom and save the metadata in the virtual folder. Then load it in after effects and have the grading done.

Then i convert the .dng in Adobe Camera Raw to upsize to 1920 x 1080 with low sharpening and output as tif or jpg. Then i make an Image Sequence in Quicktime Pro 7 as ProRes HQ or 4444 and import into FCP X.

If you start using MLVFS (its great), you will get virtual DNGs that you can make your ProRes from. However, I would not recommend exporting to JPG and then Prores 4444 (why not only 422 - alpha channel not needed) since you will get compression artefacts and loose dynamic range when grading later on. However, you could skip this and just render a proxy in any format that you will use when cutting the video. Then when you are done editing, export it as xml. Open the thing in Davinci, replace the ProRes-clips with the virtual DNGs (The mounted MLVs, simply as clean as you can get) and then grade the thing in Davinci. Finally deliver everything with a final render from Davinci. This final render will go from MLV->DNG->output. No degrading middle steps

Looks interesting! Also great vfx

I sold the filter and I bought a sigma 8-16 that in crop mode becomes a 24-48 without vignetting the max wide angle you can have in crop mode.

However, in doing so, you loose your full frame camera and the shallow depth of field that you get with big sensor and a fast lens.
I think your Sigma needs to be 1.6 (cropfactor) faster than an equivalent lens on a full frame to get sam shallow depth of field on same angle, say 50mm.

A way to get around this is instead to buy a metabone speedbooster for 4/3 sensors. Then you can use your full frame lenses and keep shallow depht of field and film in cropmode to limit aliasing. Please correct me if Im wrong here, Im writing this in a hurry.

I'm currently using a Canon 5D II with a VAF-5D2 anti aliasing filter for Magic Lantern raw video. Aliasing is still apparent, especially when converting to .dng and tif output.

How do you convert the footage? For example Premiere can't debayer dng's correctly (since its debayering is only meant for realtime playback proxy or something) so I suggest you try with after effects, lightroom or Davinci Resolve.

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« on: April 22, 2015, 11:05:14 AM »
Under second tab in ML-menu "Expo" at the bottom, chose LV Display: Movie.
There is also a manual to be read under User Guide at the top right of this page.

Share Your Videos / Re: SolarEclipse plane of 2015 (VIDEO)
« on: April 18, 2015, 11:42:50 PM »
Well, I don't blame you. Anything is possible with CGI of today.

Kind of nice to have the raw material i MLV-format - only magic lantern guys can alter that :D

Share Your Photos / Re: The famouse SolarEclipse plane of 2015
« on: April 18, 2015, 10:38:39 PM »
Thanks guys!

Although a bit differently graded, but now moving:

SolarEclipse plane of 2015 (VIDEO)

Share Your Videos / SolarEclipse plane of 2015 (VIDEO)
« on: April 18, 2015, 10:36:09 PM »
I finally got the time to edit and grade the few bits and pieces from this solar eclipse that I captured some weeks ago. A frame excerpt from the passing of the plane became a still image that got some attention in Swedish media. The still can be found on my flickr

Here comes the short video.

A tribute to the sun.

Didn't really know how to edit this with so little material. Instead I found this really great piano piece by Andrew Gerlicher that really gave the mood. Asked, and got his permission to alter and use it in the short.

 Hope you like it!

Technical details:
Tamron 150-600mm, but very much just 600 hehe + Tiffen VND 72mm attached with duck-tape on the 95mm front.
Magic lantern MLV 30fps 1856x1004 3X crop mode or whatever its called
MLVFS all default settings for fast playback
Edit & Grade in Resolve

General Chat / Re: NO 4K ON THE 5D M IV
« on: April 14, 2015, 11:44:50 PM »
Its all rumors, but this also came up:

5D mk IVc
4K video

5D mk IV

Duplicate Questions / Re: 5D3 screen flicker
« on: April 01, 2015, 01:18:02 PM »
I wasted 2 hours last night (was going to shoot a timelapse - which didn't happen)  - I thought it was pretty funny though :)

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« on: April 01, 2015, 01:51:25 AM »
The live-view thing was due to my resetting of settings... well its too late now. need to sleep. I got fooled.


Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« on: April 01, 2015, 01:46:21 AM »
HAHA first of april :D
Best prank ever

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« on: April 01, 2015, 01:39:50 AM »
Ouch. Got the same thing. Also got the blue screen. First some "funny" thing about taking a picture of the calendar of todays date... then the one with "bricked in it". Could not read, because it was flickering, and I figure to pull the battery instead.

Restarted it and Camera works, but It has been altered (bricked?) because I cannot get the ML to show up in LV.
Tried to restore camera settings, but this does not change anything. Tried booting camera with other card (old ML version), but same thing happens here. Pressing LV gives me live view, but no magic lantern. I can get to ML-menu by pressing trash, but I don't want to mess around anymore.

What is best practice from here? Install Canon original firmware before going back to old ML?

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