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Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: MLVProducer: [v3200]
« on: December 13, 2017, 03:19:28 PM »

Thank you for your quick reply.  Please disregard #4.  I watched a YouTube video last night and saw the workflow.

With regards to #2, what would be the best way achieve the same workflow?  Custom colors applied to the RAW video?  Create a custom LUT?

As a side note, have you thought about packaging up your program and selling it as a plugin to the major NLEs?  I am sure a lot of folks would like to be able to edit MLV directly inside of Premiere etc...

Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: MLVProducer: [v3200]
« on: December 13, 2017, 06:51:54 AM »

Please excuse my basic questions as I have not shot with my 5dMKIII for a while.  I have recently learned of MLVProducer and the workflow has me interested in learning more.  Here are some questions I have:

1)  Can MLVProducer output to an external monitor?  I have a Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K and would like to grade on my external monitor.

2)  Can MLVProducer use DNG profiles?  I have DNG profiles that I use in Lightroom for stills and it would be great to apply to RAW video.

3)  Is it possible to output to an AVI format called Canopus HXQ?  This is for use in Grass Valley Edius the NLE.

4)  Can you edit the files straight from your card without any conversion?  This would be a great compared to the workflow of the past.

Thanks for the program and for your help!

I was not happy with MLRawViewer.  I don't know why you are getting crashes.  I am on a Windows 7 machine if that helps.

I will look into ICC profiles with Resolve.

Why do you need realtime playback while editing?  I think it is a lot easier to edit footage when I can play it back without rendering.  You can only scrub in AE unless you render first.  I am not here to convince you though! :)

I found RAW2CDNG which is working great.  No need to look any further.


I think ICC profiles are for monitors.  Can they be used for cameras?

I find working with Resolve to be more like working with video than converted stills.  After Effects has the nice RAW interface for the single frame you pick to expose, but the lack of realtime playback and needing to conform the footage is a little tedious.  If you have a RAID or SSD you can put the DNGs on the timeline and get realtime playback (full res with SSD and 1/2 res with RAID).  I would say give it a try.


I have been away from ML for a year and am getting back into RAW video.  I still shoot with just the RAW video and am wondering if you could suggest the best RAW to DNG converter for me, BUT, I would really prefer a GUI not a command line interface.

I downloaded "RAW to CDNG" but it only accept MLV.



I am shooting ML RAW video with a 5DMKIII and putting the DNG files inside Resolve to edit.  So far everything is great.  Much better than the After Effects workflow I used to do.  But, I miss being able to use my custom camera profiles that are created in the Adobe DNG Profiler.  When I process RAW still in Lightroom I have a custom set of color adjustments for each lens.  I apply these upon import and my color accuracy is much improved.

Does anybody know if there is a way to use these inside of Resolve 11.3?

Or, is there another program or way to create these adjustments for Resolve?  This might be something like a LUT but I am not sure.  I shoot a frame with a bunch of color charts and tough colors like purple and put it in the DNG profiler.  I then can eyedrop pick certain colors and adjust HSL.  This is all made into a profile.

Anyway, thanks for your input and I hope I can work with Resolve like I do the Adobe programs.  RAW video on the 5DMKIII is just amazing and is still holding its own against new cameras for me.

O.k.  I will wait for the first release instead of beta though.

Thanks.  So after I convert to normal DNG's (not cinema DNGs) they are good to go?  Would you consider opening a DNG file in Resolve 11 equal to opening in ACR when it is comes to adjusting the RAW settings?  In other words, does Resolve 11 act like (or is as good as) a RAW editor like ACR?


Wow, this is really an amazing program.  I have a few questions if anybody knows the answers:

1) How does Resolve 11 work with ML RAW and MLV files?  Is there any type of conversion step to work with your footage?

2) vs Adobe ACR - I have two things that I really like in ACR, lens corrections and my custom DNG color profiles for each lens I own.  Does Resolve 11 have anything close to the functionality of these two features?

3) Can one make custom color profiles inside Resolve 11?  I would be happy to make some custom color presets inside Resolve 11 if it lets you color-pick individual colors of a color chart and adjust.  The Adobe DNG profiler software is awesome for dialing in color and adding as a preset in ACR.

Thanks for your help.  I will probably download and install it anyway!!

Camera-specific Development / Re: Magic Lantern for 5D Mark III 1.2.3
« on: March 31, 2014, 11:28:43 PM »
Thanks for your reply Mike.  So the HDMI output quality is the same as if you never had ML installed?

Camera-specific Development / Re: Magic Lantern for 5D Mark III 1.2.3
« on: March 31, 2014, 09:06:48 PM »
I'm trying out a ninja blade, this weekend. It works great with the 5d Mkiii as long as the canon codecs are frame rates are matched. The HDMI start stop is very cool it really simplifies the whole process. This function doesn't seem to work when ML is running, the camera records to CF but the Blade doesn't start. I also use an Okii MC1 to trigger the start stain over USB, this doesn't seem to interfere with the functioning of ML. Having a video file with synced audio is also a big boon!

I'm at work now but I'll post some pics of the rig later.

Mike, is the HDMI output with ML installed better than the HDMI output stock?  In other words, by using the external recorder along with ML are you recording RAW-esque level of detail or is it still the normal "mush" we are used to?  Thanks

I just got it yesterday.  I don't really know how to run the benchmark tests as shown in this thread with the different buffer levels shown.  Could somebody let me know how this is done?  And maybe how to best optimize the settings for ultimate speed?  I don't want to post benchmarks without them being true of the performance of the card.

I will be happy to post my results.  Thanks.

General Help Q&A / Re: Cant EXFAT my 64gb CF card ?
« on: March 29, 2014, 02:07:50 PM »
Thanks for your reply.  I would like it to format EXFAT in-camera.  I tried formatting in EXFAT on the computer, then putting the card in the camera, shooting a bit then formatting in the camera.  It went back to FAT32.

Maybe it is different between SD cards and CF cards?  I am formatting a CF card.

General Help Q&A / Re: Cant EXFAT my 64gb CF card ?
« on: March 29, 2014, 01:40:35 AM »
Hello Alex,

Forgive me if I am missing a setting as I am new to ML (thank you very much for this great tool!) But I am testing out my new Lexar 64GB 1066x card and if I format in-camera it is FAT32.

Is there a setting to change the formatting to EXFAT?

I am using a 5DMKIII with the 1.2.3 firmware and "Bleeding Edge" ML


Andy, I don't think a generated white balance frame would be of much help.  You need the gray or white in the lighting environment of the scene to be proper.

Do you use something like a WhiBal card when you shoot?  If you use ACR you can just shoot a few frames of the gray card then use the color picker to set the white balance.

(Disregard if you already know this:) )

Hey, no worries.  I went with buying a Lexar 1066x 64GB card from B&H for $212.  This should hold me for a while and hopefully newer, faster cards will appear over time.

Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: ACR Profiles and RAW_Rec
« on: March 24, 2014, 11:01:13 PM »
I am using RAW_REC so I do not have MLV files.  I am using the converter mentioned in the thread above your posts - RAW2DNG.

Camera profiles have been in ACR for a long time, well before the 8.4 beta.  I have 8.3 on my system.  The Camera profiles are pretty accurate.  I just like to tweak some colors like certain purples, some reds etc... that are not correctly represented.

Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: ACR Profiles and RAW_Rec
« on: March 24, 2014, 02:51:19 PM »
When you open a .DNG file using Adobe Camera RAW, you have the option to load pre-made color profiles for your camera.  This under the "Camera Calibration" icon.  Adobe has made some like "Camera Faithful", "Camera Standard" or you have the option to create your own using the Adobe DNG Profiler software.

Without these profiles the color is not as exact as it should be.  This is a huge reason why I am jumping through all of the RAW hoops - to get dailed in color from my 5DMKIII video.

Nang, any news on the Sandisk CF card?  The specs say only 60MB/s Write.  It is way cheaper than the other 128GB cards so it would be great if it worked with continuous 1080p.  Thanks.

Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: ACR Profiles and RAW_Rec
« on: March 24, 2014, 12:13:44 AM »
Thank you very much everybody!  I downloaded a hex editor, made the change to the MKIII and now I have profiles in ACR.  Thank you once again!!

Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: ACR Profiles and RAW_Rec
« on: March 22, 2014, 08:11:26 PM »
Thanks for your replies!  I will give this a shot in a day or two.  I have color profiles for all of my lenses that I use for still work inside Lightroom.  Being able to use these profiles is very important to me for video as well. 

Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: ACR Profiles and RAW_Rec
« on: March 22, 2014, 02:13:50 PM »
Hello.  Is there any way to trick the converters to get the metadata involved?  I tried adding a .CR2 file in with the batch but that did not work.

Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: ACR Profiles and RAW_Rec
« on: March 21, 2014, 12:54:03 AM »

I have tried a few - ML RAW Viewer and MLV browser.

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