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Camera-specific discussion / Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« on: August 29, 2019, 12:14:23 PM »
Yes get the 5D2 over the eos m , faster write speed (CFcard) full frame
just a better looking image , it has a better user experience ,no bugs .
Soon it will have lossless compression (being trying to finish it from last year @ 90% done)
just finishing up with crop_rec now so by the end of the mouth I should be working on lossless .
Plus I'll be looking at overclocking the cf card bus for faster write speeds = to 5d3 @ 120MB/s.
just haven't had time to dig very deep , so yea the future looks very bright for 5d2 .
Oh did I mention 5d2 can do 48fps in 3x3 (FHD) 1856x1120 & 1920x818 45fps for in 3x crop_mode (in the crop_rec branch)

Hi reddeercity, Do you have a thread to follow your builds ? I'm back on video with my 5d2. I'd stayed since 2013 with the old RAW FW (just to have 1880). I want to try again mlv with sound now and try what's possible nowadays with 5D2. Cheers  :)

Camera-specific discussion / Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« on: April 02, 2017, 06:52:24 PM »
Sorry about that, I didn't follow the last 5D2 build, I've only seen the 5D3 news on eosHD. I don't know exactly the CF writing speeds of 5D3 but as RAW capabilities were close with 5D2...  :)

Camera-specific discussion / Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« on: April 02, 2017, 03:54:41 PM »
Hi a1ex,
Any hope for a 4k 10bit support on a next 5D2's builds ?  :-\

Share Your Videos / A.N.N.E.V.I.L.L.E²
« on: May 19, 2014, 12:06:05 AM »

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« on: April 28, 2014, 01:41:37 PM »
There's something very strange about performance with 128GB cards.

It's obvious that we can't compare 256GB to 64GB reliability. It's like all 128GB cards have some issues to achieve good performance continuously. Maybe there's something like SSD's nand module, with pair number of Nand modules connected to controller ? Maybe not the same type of RAM used

Perhaps KB support can clear it up, in asking directly factory engineering staff ?

I'd like to bought 1000x 64Gb, but It's not cheap and really short to record about 15Min on just one card a time. In fact, I use something like 90 Gb for one session

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« on: April 24, 2014, 11:59:42 AM »
Anyone tried the new 256Gb 1066x ? I contact KB support and they tell me the 256 is 5D2 compatible but I want to be shure there's no issue before ordering one (400$)

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« on: April 18, 2014, 03:01:04 PM »
I tried 3x   128gb 1066x - all are about the same, pretty tightly.

Just installed 1.1.3 firmware and ML, it bumped up my writing rates by 2-3 mb/s (85-90mb/s, GD ON, movie). But 30fps 1080P with spanning still doesn't work (MLV).

Frames still get re-queued.

You're on 5D3 ? Hope to reach 75-80Mb/s on 5D2 comparing to 65MB/s with my old 128Gb 1000x

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« on: April 17, 2014, 02:01:23 PM »
I just orderer an 128Gb 1066x and hope to reach the 64Gb's 1000x capabilities on 5D2 with this 1066x. In fact, I believe it depend heavily on the DSLR you use, maybe the difference on 5D3 will be more importante between 64 1000x & 1066x.

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:30:27 AM »
oh yes, I forgot: it depends on DSLR you're using... on 5D2, it's very difficult to get more than 65 with 128GB card... Some bench have been done last summer on 5D2, and the best buy for the bucks for the mk2, are the 64Gb 1000x because of internal controller limits. Even 1200x are limiting. (there's difference in crop mode where we can reach better bitrates)

I precise that 65 mb/s give me consistent results @ 2.20 format  (1880x854 24p continuous) As I don't use ML bench because for bitrates capabilities

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« on: April 14, 2014, 05:48:09 PM »
Just to be precise about KB cards. I have had 6/7 of them and my main card is an old (june 2013) 128GB 1000x. With this one, I have consistent results, but there's some issue depending on parameters and fork I use. Sometimes, for what reason, it starts with a maxed 25-30MB/s for a while, and will become consistent after 30 seconds @ 65mb/s...

My point is that it depend on :

- first : space available on the card (fragmentation if you prefer)
- alignement of the partitions
- FAT type
- Card / DSLR / ambient temperatures
- ML release
- Parameters (liveview / modules loaded /  hacks etc etc) on ML

We can handle that there's some issues with recent Compact Flash, depending on UDMA controller and some USB card readers can definitively damage some cards (I got two 128GB deadly damaged with my old USB2 reader).

Camera-specific discussion / Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« on: March 27, 2014, 12:21:45 PM »
Maybe some a.d., Pravdomil or 1% statement ? Does the "official" releases includes some of their work ?   

I very like your work. Landscapes made for DSLR... 

Share Your Videos / Proto SYNTHESIS
« on: March 18, 2014, 10:53:01 AM »
5D2 RAW footage shooted last WE in my garden
AE / PP CS6 (encoding in Black Magic 10Bits 4/4/4)
lens : Canon 50 1.4 / Sigma DG-OS 105 MACRO

Music : "Inverno Grigio" - Paolo Fresu / Omar Soza

Hardware and Accessories / Re: 256gig 1200X KomputerBay CF cards.
« on: September 01, 2013, 10:44:35 PM »
Tested on 5D mkII, mkIII and 7D.

The cards was tested to be compatible with magic lantern and canon firmware unlike the 1050x.

Benchmarks show similar results as 32 or 64 gig 1000x. The cameras seem to be the limiting factor.

When formatted as 256 gig via your computer or straight from the box, the cards will initially be seen as such by the camera.

However, when you format the card in-camera, it will reduce its capacity to 128gig.

Tested the 5dmkII for capacity test indicates it cannot record past 128gig on the card. (we recorded 116gig)

For now only 2 card readers are confirmed and tested to be compatible, the lexar and transcend card readers.
Other brands will only show the CF card as 132 gig only.

So, for 5D2, we have to wait for a 128GB 1200X with a compatible firmware ...  :-\

Hi Ted,

Sorry for this late reply, I was in vacation with no internet. It's OK, I understand what you say about the speed. Yes I think I have a second generation 128GB 1000x with same performances as yours...  :)

Hello Ted,

I'm happy if I could have helped the community in anyway and thank's for your stats.

As I can compare with my 1000x, I think my second one (the only one I got now, as I send the 1050x back) is slightly speeder than yours. I shoot allmost continuously at 1880x854 (2.20:1). I will wait for an affordable release of a 256GB from KB, if we have the confirmation that it can work on 5D2 (I just can't put 700$ in one CF for the moment). Maybe some new 5d2 1050x version...

In fact, I thank again KB for their support (I stayed in touch with them for news). That's  just unbelievable what's going on with ML and RAW on CANON's DSLR, and I think KB prices made a great part to this...

Cheers, xvince1 

Hello Ted,

I've made some other test with others CF, I have one 64GB 600X KB and an old Kingston 4GB. Every time I got the same master boot strap . To check this, I use this software :

Active@ Partition Manager : : Right click on the volume and "partition table"

Maybe you can check the CF you have ?

Here's some screenshots :

128GB 1050x :

128GB 1000x :

128GB 600x :

64GB 600x :

OLD 4GB kingston :

In fact, I don't know how you do it, but for alignement, I use the tools recommanded by KB : SDFormatter, but it format in exFAT, so I keep the volume alignement made in SDformatter & format with another tools "EaseUS Partition Master 9.2.2".

For cluster size : I have try every sort of cluster size but the best is 64K for performance and smaller cluster wont make any difference with the 1050x...

cheers  :D


Hi Ted,

I'm in touch with KB support, and they say o me you're testing some 128GB 1000x cards like mine. I made some tests on my side with some tools to seek some differences between my 3x128GB CF to understand what's different with the 1050x and I have found this :

(A copy from my mail to KB tech support) :


I've made some tests with the 3x128GB cards I have and I found this with "Active@ Partition Manager" in partition table :

The Master Bootstrap (MBS) is different with the 1050x :
  600x : MBS : 000000000000000000000 etc etc - enable ML
1000x : MBS : 000000000000000000000  etc etc - enable ML
1050x : MBS : 33C08ED0BC007C8EC08ED etc etc - DO NOT enable ML

From what I've find on google, the MBS enable the UDMA controller but I'm definitively not a specialist.
If it could help... maybe something to change MBS directly from windows / OSX

Best regards, JDG

Cheers  :)

Hello xvince1,

Thanks for chiming in. Together with KB techsupport, we are stumped how some users, like you, got the 128gigs to work on the mkII. KB tech sent me Canon's reply on their inquiry re 128 cards and the canon reply said its not supported for firmware. But can be used for stills and mov video.

We didn't mention magic lantern of course, but since canon's firmware is similar to ML fir file, if the camera can see the canon fir then ML would be seen as well.

Where did you get your camera, in US or europe? The other users that got it to work were from europe so i was speculating that perhaps their mkII was made differently?

Also, how did you use the CF cards, was ML already running in your camera via another smaller capacity card and you merely made the 128 bootable via eoscard? or did you start install from scratch and loaded the fir file to bootflag the camera via the 128?

Any help from you would be helpful.

Hi Ted,

- Yes, I'm from Europe, French to be precise, I bought my 5D2 via

- I follow the tuto to install ML via a small 4Gb CF first (they said that capacity superior to 32Gb won't work) and then install a 64Gb 600x KB and every other CF I gad after : one 128gb 600x (used part from / 2 brand new 128Gb 1000x KB from too and the last 1050x wich doesn't work

- I tried to use eoscard to correct alignment on the 600x (64 & 128Gb) but I don't succeed. Every time I've tried, I had to reformat the card in the 5D2. I've tried "Active@ Partition Manager" a tool under windows to manage partition and system files (cluster size...) but the same, nothing seem to work. The only thing that had worked was to format the CF in the 5D2 and to copy ML directories directly from PC... And then proceed with the firmware update in canon menu (the same process to install ML on new cards)

Sorry for may bad english...  :P

Hi Ted

Just to say I just get today my 1050x 128Gb and get same message as you on 5D2. What I don't understand is that I have 3x128Gb from KB : one 600x which work fine with ML even with RAW at only 1280 and 2x 1000X (first version I think because the bitrate where around 60-65Mb/s) wich works fine too with ML (I got one died last week but it had worked fine to record RAW.

Now I record RAW on the last 128Gb 1000X KB i have, and it works very fine on my 5D2 (1880x854 continuously). I just contact KB support and come to you to have news about the 1050X series. I want to know if I have to send it back and take 2x64Gb or to wait for something new with 5D2.

I'm very surprised to be so lonely to use 2x 128Gb 1000x (and one 600x) KB CF with 5D2 without troubles with ML and RAW recording ???

May I help ?  :)

« on: June 10, 2013, 02:07:55 PM »
Sorry about that, I forgot the findfocus. It was just another RAW test and with this shiny afternoon, it was very difficult to obtain accurate focus... I may remove some focus sequences. I'd like it like that thought... but I understand your point.  :)

« on: June 10, 2013, 11:56:24 AM »
Sorry for the poor quality of the first viewer. Just update my Vimeo account settings.   :P

Download the original files for optimal quality   :)

Share Your Videos / CASTLE GAILLARD - Another 5DMK2 RAW TEST
« on: June 10, 2013, 07:32:17 AM »

Some footage made this Saturday afternoon in "Château Gaillard" near Les Andelys in France.

I know, it's shaking a lot... Sorry

(Les Andelys 08.06.2013)


-5DMK2 / 50 1.4 USM / 70-300 IS USM
-128Gb Komputerbay 1000x
-FW Magic Lantern (30.05.2013 buildnightly Release)
-Magic Bullet Looks / technicolor color assist
-RAW footage 1720x732 (2.35:1) 1920 Upscaled in After Effect


Credits :

- Thank's to the people playing this medieval market reconstitution on the Castel of King Richard the LionHeart, on this shiny saturday...

- Massive thank's to Magic Lantern dev team

Share Your Videos / YA5DRT (Yet Another 5D RAW test)
« on: June 05, 2013, 09:30:26 PM »
Hi there,

just for testing my workflow. (update a 1000x Komputerbay since)

Again & again & again & again... MASSIVE THANK'S TO ML Dev TEAM  ;)

There's something I don't understand, I try my Komputerbay 600x (just formated in the 5Dmk2) on cristal diskmark on an CF reader USB3, and I got 61MB/s with 4000MB test files but 0.5 MB/s with 512k files. When I try benchmarking in ML menu, I maxed 25-30MB/s

My question : Is there difference or inconsistency between caching RAM / controller on the 5D hardware as I see many people with mk2 maxing at 60/70 MB/s with some KB, or is it only the CF ?

really Sorry for this noobesque questions  :'(

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