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UPDATE (SOLVED...  Sorta) - I'm so confused. I managed to get the reader to read from the card and now successfully offloaded all the data from there. 

Now, the reason I am confused is why on earth did this work?  Check this out: I put the Komputerbay card back into the reader and the USB 2.0 cable was connected to my powered 5D MkIII (strictly convenient, not intentional). Lightroom loaded automatically due to the photos that are currently in the SD card that is inside the 5D. From looking at Lightroom, I noticed that Komputerbay was being read by Lightroom (even though lightroom cannot read MLV files). Just for the heck of it, I right clicked on the CF Reader drive in lightroom and selected "Open in Explorer". Lightroom then opened explorer and revealed all the MLV files within the Komputerbay Card as expected.  Now, in hope that somehow Lightroom can trigger something within the reader so it can access the Lexar Card or even trick explorer to look at the device differently, I replaced the Komputerbay Card with the Lexar Card. When this was done, I was, somehow, within the DCIM menu which was something I was unable to do. So from there I crossed my fingers and selected the Open in Explorer option and behold... I can access the card!! From that point I offloaded all the data from the card like no tomorrow.

Now seriously, WTH is that all about because it really makes no sense?!

For now, I think I won't be using my Lexar card for anything major anymore but I will be conducting some more test. Question is, how to truly test the card inside and out to see whether it's really on the way out or not? There must be some way to truly test it.
I need urgent help!  I have a 5D mkIII and today I just did some important MLV recording on my Lexar 128gb CF card. I have been using this card for a couple of years, it's my go-to card.  The filming went very well as I would able to check all the footage on my 5D video the playback option. However, when I reached home to offload the MLV data off the card by plugging it into my Lexar USB 3.0 Reader (which I have been using ever since I got the card), the Reader cannot read the CF card and just show the blue reader light flashing on & off.  Confused, I tried connecting the reader and CF card to another machine and the same thing happened again. To check there are no problems with the reader I inserted my Komputer Bay 128gb and it worked without any problems. As a double check, I inserted the Lexar Card back into my 5D and attempted to read the files by connecting the camera to my PC via USB 2.0... Sadly, even though the camera can still read and write to the card without any problems and my PC see both the capacity and the amount of data that is used,  everything comes up as Zero bytes when I go into the folders! 

I don't know what to do and I MUST get the files off the card. 

Guys, can you help me solve this problem? Any solution/ideas at all, please help.
Canon 5D Mark III still rules to roost as the flagship camera for ML?  Surprising.  I would have thought something like the 5DS and R would have stepped in place of the 5Dmkiii by now with their improved sensors that should allow cleaner RAW output.

For those that are on a budget, what camera ranks below the 5Dmkiii?  The 5D mkii and 7D mk ii?
Hi gang,

This is actually a question but at the same time, I think it should be a sticky topic that should be kept up to date as more and more cameras have been released and on the way, cameras that ML are or will be serving.

A few years ago. I purchased the Canon 5D Mark III because I knew about ML providing unrivalled RAW video and I definitely wouldn't have purchased the camera if I didn't know about that information. Without a doubt, this was an excellent decision and I no regrets for ML brought the 5D mk iii camera to great heights that helped the camera remain unrivalled for providing insane 12-bit video quality for a couple of years. During that time, the general consensus throughout the industry is that the 5D mkiii is the best camera for ML. 

Alas, that was a few years ago...  Since then, we have received a number of new cameras such as the Canon M, 1D, 5Ds-R, 5D Mark IV and so on. In consideration of these latest cameras, their unique features, (e.g. 4K), the vast progress and current status of ML's development, I think it's time to rethink what camera is considered the flagship cam for ML experience and possibly the top 3 ranking.  I think keeping this information up to date would be an incredible help to everyone, from current to newcomers a-like, and from big spenders to those that are on a strict budget.

So, what is the new flagship ML camera and possibly the top 3 ranking cameras?  Let it be known here.
I too also want to know how you did that, the slowdown. I hardly saw any warping at all which is the usual case when slowing down videos even with a plugin such as twixtor. Good job. Please tell us how.
25fps @ 50 shutter provided silky movement like that?! o_0  Right. I got some experimenting to do. Thank you very much. I've been using 24fps @ 48 shutter for a long time and I never ever got the movement/pixels shifting like a true cinematic movie. It has been infuriating. You sure no other tricks was done during your rendering? Your editing workflow was strictly 25fps @ 1080p? No other blending technique of any kind?

ANy chance you could tell us more about the grading? The shot is incredibly smooth, smoothness that I have never achieved. I'm positive that this is thanks to the lens but still, from grade point of view how did you achieve such silky smooth and soft texture like this?
Everyone talked about the beauty of the video quality so I won't mentioned that.  What I am impressed with are your pans, tilts, shifts and zoom are silky smooth. I'm sure you used some stabilization in CC but what equipment did you use to achieve them?  Also, did you mainly filmed in 30fps because the movement looks too silky smooth compared to the usual 24fps 180' shutter that I record at. In fact, your looks more filmic in movement so I'd love to learn how you achieve this.
Quotethere is already 5d4 discussion in the general for the new build many thanks...recorded 1T at 1080/ 24&25 fps and everything looks good. Ill do my tests at higher fps and cropped modes later

Direct link for the 5Dmk4 discussions, please?  I can't find it.
ds.trias.  Did you tried to follow the solution breakdown that I put up? If you haven't I really advise you to try. You need to record to near the same length as the previous file that corrupted and use the correct file from that to recover the files that are corrupted.  Please try your best and if you are confused somewhere, please let everyone including myself know so we can try to help.  All is not lost.
Raw Video / Re: Lost video
January 17, 2015, 01:12:39 PM
Any luck, OP?
Raw Video / Re: Lost video
January 11, 2015, 01:53:23 PM
Hi KMikhail.

I have experienced the same problem before and solved it.  Please refer to this thread here in which I did my best to break down the solution to the issue.  In short, you haven't lost the video so please take note of everything in the thread:  (Please read and understand the entire thread for context and tools, and look for the solution post that start with this sentence, "Hi Baldand and Chmee.  Good news, I DID IT!!!")

I hope you will manage to fix the problem. Keep everyone updated here on how you solved it and the steps you have taken to do it so if anyone else  runs into the same problem you can refer them to your case.

Good luck.

That sounds like a plan, Baldand.  MLV is new to me so I'll start researching. Is there any other distinct advantages MLV have over normal RAW recording? I'm sure there is a page that describe the differences in detail somewhere...

Again, thank you for helping me. So much appreciated.
Sorry Badard, for your own curiousity, do you still want to see the output? If you do, please let me know where to retrieve it so I can send it to you via PM.
Hi Baldand and Chmee.  Good news, I DID IT!!!   :) :) :) :) :) It's solved. No pink scrabbles, just over 8000 frames of clean image!  Thank goodness...

Ok. Here is a step by step of how I did it:

1) I recorded nearly 6 minutes of RAW recording on my Canon 5D MK III using the exact settings that I used for the video shoot I did for my client. I took 6 minutes worth in attempt to record close to 31gb as possible as that was the approximate size of the last recording.

2) I took the last final recorded multi-file (M28-1750.R06) and opened it using the HEX Editor (HxD).

3) On the HEX editor I moved to the bottom of the screen and look for the text RAWM which is on the right hand column.  It was located 13 row from the bottom.  When I found it, I clicked on the left of the letter "R" which highlighted a number on the central hex code, which is the number "52".

4) From the highlighted number 52 which is in the center column, I copied all the code to the end (all 13 rows starting FROM 52 and not any number before it). When pasted onto notepad it came out as the code below:
52 41 57 4D 80 07 38 04 00 60 37 00 5D 21 00 00 01 00 00 00 A8 5D 00 00 D8 47 04 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 A0 31 4D 26 05 00 00 20 08 00 00 38 0E 00 00 50 34 49 00 0E 00 00 00 FE 07 00 00 98 3A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 8C 07 00 00 0A 05 00 00 1C 00 00 00 92 00 00 00 26 05 00 00 1E 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 01 02 01 00 00 00 42 1A 00 00 10 27 00 00 85 FD FF FF 10 27 00 00 3D FC FF FF 10 27 00 00 41 EF FF FF 10 27 00 00 AC 30 00 00 10 27 00 00 EC 07 00 00 10 27 00 00 74 FC FF FF 10 27 00 00 72 08 00 00 10 27 00 00 24 16 00 00 10 27 00 00 F7 03 00 00

5) I loaded the last multi-file into the hex editor (M18-1157.R06). This is the muti RAW file that I was trying to solve.

6) I went to the bottom of the file and pasted the copied hex code at the very end of the "center column" of codes.

7) I saved the hex code which updated the file M18-1157.R06.

8 ) I loaded the original RAW file (M18-1157.RAW) into the MLRawViewer program.

9) The MLRawViewer program loaded and showed the first frame perfectly as expected. I held my breath with hope that all other files after the first are perfect too as I moved on to press the PLAY button on the program.  Happily, all the other files showed perfect!!!

10) I exacted the files then looked at all of them using Adobe Bridge....  with happiness all the files are fine.

Thank you guys. If it weren't for you  I would have been stuck or screwed but your kindness really helped! I am most grateful.

Kindest regards

P.S - If anyone would like a little more detail to the steps I've highlighted above, please let me know in this thread and I'll do my best to elaborate.
Thanks Baldand.  The command line you suggested work and I have managed to extract the files.  The only problem is all of them baring is suffering from Pink madness as shown in my earlier post.  ....  It seems like I really do need to fix the footer or something, I really don't know and now I am afraid.  :(

Any help from anyone to solve this will be greatly appreciated.
Ahh.  Oki

Update - Alright. I have uninstall 3.0 and install Python 2.xx, re-downloaded and inserted the Script into the Script directory within Python, then I re-took the steps again making sure I don't include the square bracket but the same error occurred. The error occurred when I tried both trying to execute anything in the "a" directory, and when I request for a specific RAW file:

>>> python <E:\CONVERSION\a> <E:\CONVERSION\b>

  File "<stdin>", line 1
    python <E:\CONVERSION\a> <E:\CONVERSION\b>
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

>>> python <E:\CONVERSION\a\M18-1157.RAW>
  File "<stdin>", line 1
    python <E:\CONVERSION\a\M18-1157.RAW>
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

I double checked to see if I am running the correct Python and this is the message I received:
Python 2.7.8 (default, Jun 30 2014, 16:03:49) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

Am I doing anything wrong with the commands? It must be something from my end because other people was successful and I can't seem to move beyond the first stage, which at this point is becoming embarassing. Please let me know...
Baldand, I'm experiencing some trouble getting your script to work. Please let me inform you what I did so you can correct where I have gone wrong.

1) I've downloaded Python for Windows 3.4.1 from the official site ( and installed it into my program files <x86> directory.

2) I've downloaded your script and saved it within the Python script directory:
(C:\Program Files (x86)\Python34\Scripts)

3) I opened MS DOS, went to the Python directory and typed in the word "Python" to double check that it is recognised within MS DOS and to get  to Python mode. Happily, I received the following info:
(Python 3.4.1 (v3.4.1:c0e311e010fc, May 18 2014, 10:38:22) [MSC v.1600 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.)

4) I typed in the following command in attempt to activate your script to do its works but it came with a syntax error:
>>> python <E:\CONVERSION\a> [<E:\CONVERSION\b>]

  File "<stdin>", line 1
    python <E:\CONVERSION\a> [<E:\CONVERSION\b>]
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

5) I tried adjusting the command to the info below but it came up with a similar error:
>>> python E:\CONVERSION\a [E:\CONVERSION\b]

  File "<stdin>", line 1
    python E:\CONVERSION\a [E:\CONVERSION\b]
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

Honestly, I don't know what I am doing wrong. Can you help me out, please?  Much appreciated.
Thank you so much.  I'll give that a try and keep you updated.

Yes, I tried that too.  I copied the last 12 lines hex code from a working RAW and put it into the one with the issue but it didn't work at all.   *sigh...

I have been browsing around and there appear to be some solutions but only for MAC.  I really don't know, I just not knowledgeable enough, I'm afraid...
The first frame looks perfect with no pixel lost or indication of pink anywhere. It is all the other frames that came up with this issue with one frame appearing completely scrambled with pink, the next is the lines as you've noticed, then the next almost look like an invert but dominated with pink, then the next goes back to completely scrambled.  Every several frames afterwards there does appear to look like an perfect picture but it actually appear like an offset picture (like a bad sync picture from the old 1960s movies or tv or something when you trying to tune the image to the screen perfectly) as the image steer to the left with a pink dominant image appearing on the opposite side. This actually repeats all throughout the sequence with no other appearance of a perfect picture frame.

I've read the whole thread that you've linked and it appears that some people did mentioned the pink issue and the first frame looking perfect (though no one highlighted the issue with detail like I've described it) but there was no mention of any solution. The thread did go on for 2 pages only so maybe it was further discussed elsewhere, I have no idea...

Note that all the other videos that I've taken in the same setting came out perfectly...  it is just this batch. Just extremely painful that it is an important batch.
Update -

As instructed, I've copied and pasted the hex code that is suitable for a 32gb file from the other forum and I was happy to see that I was able to extract all the files which is fantastic!  However, the only problem is only the first file/frame is perfect, all the other files/frames got tons of strong pink noise that makes everything unusable (see below):

Does anyone have any idea on how to solve this?  It seems like the final hurdle to solve everything!
Thanks Chmee.  I will try to give it a shot. I am not good at this but I'll do my best.

I'll keep you all updated. Meanwhile, if anyone have any suggestions please let me know...
HI Chmee,

I am not 100% sure what to look for but here is a screen grab of what the HxD provided.  Can you kindly decipher it, please?

I hope this is solvable...  :S

Additional information about the recording:

FPS: 23.976
Res: 1920x1080
Shutter: 1/50, 180'
Aspect: 16:9
Total RAW file size according to properties (grouping files and selecting properties in windows): 29.7 GB (31,991,857,145 bytes)

Hi all,

I wonder if you can help me on this one as this is pretty important for a client.  I've shoot several scenes in RAW format and on one of the scenes, I have shot over 31gb worth of RAW video (not MLV) that split into 8 files (M18-1157. RAW, M18-1157.R00, M18-1157.R01 ..... M18-1157.R06).  When I went to post, all the other RAW files (including multi files) worked perfectly fine but this one refuse to open for extraction.

Here are the methods I have tried:

1) Used MlRawViewer_1_2_2 to view the files for extraction:  I dropped the M18-1157.RAW file into the execute  mlrawviewer.exe file but nothing happen other than the program providing the following log info:

(c) Andrew Baldwin & contributors 2013-2014
Using GLFW
wavnames []
wavfilename E:\****\*****\Video 2 Idashi\M18-1157a.WAV
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 1874, in <module>
  File "<string>", line 1867, in main
  File "<string>", line 702, in __init__
  File "c:\Projects\mlrawviewer\build\mlrawviewer_win\out00-PYZ.pyz\GLComputeGLFW", line 146, in __init__
  File "c:\Projects\mlrawviewer\build\mlrawviewer_win\out00-PYZ.pyz\GLComputeGLFW", line 165, in installCallbacks
  File "<string>", line 8, in glfwSetWindowRefreshCallback
WindowsError: exception: access violation reading 0x000001E0

2) Put the M18-1157.RAW directly into RAW2DNG:  The MSDOS flash on screen which indicated the program attempted to open the file but failed.

3) Used File Splitter & Joiner to join all the files together then open it again by using either RAW2DNG or mlrawviewer:  The files joined together perfectly but the same result occurred as point 2.

4) Tried renaming one of the multi files filename extension to ".RAW" then see if I can extract the files using RAW2DNG or MLRAWviewer.  No luck.

5) Tried to only open the original RAW file using any of the programs and attempted to hide the rest of the data within another folder so the program can only recognize the one file. Still no luck.

I've ran out of ideas and I urgently need to solve this...  I know that the hundreds of DNG files are still alive inside the RAW files itself, but I don't know how to extract them, and all the files baring the last one are 4,194,304kb file size, which is the correct size. Maybe there is an header error? I have no idea.

Can anyone help me, please? I would be most grateful for any amazing help to solve this issue.

To help further , here are my system and equipment info that I use for all my work:

Camera:  Canon 5D MKIII, Magic Lantern firmware v1.2.3-ml Nightly.2
CPU:  Windows 7, i7 OC 4.8ghz 3930k, 32gb memory, Asus 680 Direct CU II Top,
Extraction programs used:  MLRawViewer 1.2.2, MLRawviewer, RAW2DNG

Share Your Videos / Re: Basia
April 13, 2014, 04:17:02 PM
Great video! What did you use for your colouring? Would be awesome to have a breakdown on this.

Also, can you give us your take on how this video "1.2.3" compare to the last ML version?