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Hello Garry!

I have been following your posts for a number of days now. It's interesting stuff indeed.

Just assume I am a complete idiot here (bare with me!).

I understand the basic principle of the hyper-focal distance. Obviously any tool that helps to achieve optimum/maximum DOF is a good thing (especially for landscape stuff).

I thought that I would be able to use your script easily ... but to be perfectly honest - I am really struggling.

Now I know this question might sound incredibly stupid but: - Where is the 'mod_button_1' 'mod_button_2'?

There is no such button that I am aware of on my 5DMK3

I apologise in advance for my stupidity :) :( ::)

Oh my, oh my. Thanking you Mr Bouncy Balls ;D. I have been lost without MLVFS. In fact - thank you everybody who makes this possible! :D

Back to the crop record.

I have noticed something which at first may appear bizarre:

Indoors I get significantly longer record times at higher resolutions than I do outdoors. This has happened repeatedly over a few days now.

I am thinking it has to do with light levels, detail and compression.


I have been able to record over 16 seconds at 3840x1280@23.975 inside and just about 2 - 4 seconds at the same settings outside!

(14-bit lossless compression)

Oh. Well I get the image so who knows what's happening there?


On Samyang 35mm (manual)

I get: 'Ensure a lens is attached. Press START STOP button to activate movie shooting.'

I think it's just a lens communication thing

Crop mode UHD 1:1
RAW video ON, 3648x1216
Aspect 3:1
14-bit lossless

Within Canon menu:
Movie rec. size 1920 @ 24 ALL-I
Video System set to: PAL

That's it!

At the moment yes. But the noise from the ISO causes problems for the compression algorithm. I am getting a (reasonably) reliable resolution of 3648x1216 but still not completely continuous!

Try recording at ISO100

Raw Video / Re: 5dmkIII 1080p raw or GH4 4k 8bit for wedding?
« on: November 07, 2015, 07:19:27 PM »
I am no expert, but I thought I would just give you my opinion based on my experience.

As for the GH4, I am not so sure, I think they recently bought out a V-Log workflow based on a LUT (or something along those lines). I am pretty sure though that it can not do RAW. That's about as much as I know!

It seems clear that you like the look of the RAW from the 6D, even though you are limited by the buffers on there. So you're getting limited frame size and amount of time recording.

So you have a 'taste' of the RAW thing. Well just imagine getting that same image quality, but not having to up-res the image. In fact the image will simply be better because you will have that extra resolution. If you get a decent enough CF card (they are affordable) you will also be able to record continuous at 1080p (and above in the zoom mode). So with the 5DmkIII you will get images that you already have a familiarity with.

My first camera was the 500D. For me it wasn't enough, so I bought a 5DmkII thinking that I would be able to produce high (cinema) quality video! (this was pre-ML!) I battled on using the H.264 and really struggled to get that to work for me - in any way. It always had that softness that is unavoidable with the H.264 recording.

So along came Magic Lantern and things changed dramatically. I can't imagine a world without RAW now and the level of control it gives you in post is just still kind of jaw dropping!!!

One of the things that became really annoying is the moire of the 5DmkII. It annoyed me enough to upgrade to the 5DmkIII. I bought it because I believe it will (just about) do the things that I will need it to do. A dynamic workhorse if you like!

As I think you will have the impression, I am a fan of Magic Lantern and the 5D Mark III and to me it's an (almost) perfect marriage. OK so the RAW workflow is not always the fastest but it depends on what you want really!

I.M.H.O ;)

P.S. Also bear in mind that 4K editing is pretty demanding in terms of computing power, and hard disk etc.

I hope I did this correctly (MLV > MLVFS latest).

EOS 500D

Normalized Color Matrix 1 : 0.7882 -0.1540 -0.0654 -0.3956 1.2149 0.3105 -0.0416 0.1455 0.7014
Normalized Color Matrix 2 : 0.7862 -0.0743 -0.1126 -0.5014 1.4573 0.2372 -0.1062 0.2529 0.6629

Very good :). It's pretty much the same as

But obviously it's inside the lens!

General Chat / Re: Rokinon 35mm 1.4 or Canon 35mm f2 IS
« on: December 24, 2014, 05:39:58 PM »
I have the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 lens (it's the same as the Rokinon) and I am very happy with this lens. I will also say very sharp and love the manual control of the prime lens. Just go two stops up from the f/1.4 to start getting a clear but sweet bokeh. It's obviously pretty good at f/1.4 also, just a little soft.

If you have the 14mm Rokinon don't use that as a gauge of the optical quality of the other Rokinon (Samyang etc.) lenses. I bought one of those (the Samyang 14mm 2.8 ) and was not, at all impressed with the quality. It was almost impossible to focus properly(?) I made the assumption that, because the 35mm lens was such good value, the 14mm would be of the same standard. Mistake.

I sent it back and got a refund.

Anyway, I am no expert, but I don't think you would be disappointed with the quality of the Samyang 35mm. Personally, I love it! :D


Yes thanks again :). It's all good now. There were a few other programs which referenced the Volume name with the dots in, so I'm glad you made that possible!  ;D

Well aint that interesting!

I just dropped the dot from the drive name and now it's staying mounted and appears to be working. Thank you for your time on this! :D

Anyway why I think it's interesting is that my drive has been called that for some time now and I haven't had that problem before? (apart from the one time I mentioned ::)).

Also, yes there are lots of files in there, but that's not been a problem before either? I did try earlier with just a few of those copied to a folder and I got the same thing, so it wasn't to do with the amount or crappy files.

But what is good is that it works finally! ;D :D

So thanks again. I owe you a beer ;)

OK I don't have a particularly long and convoluted path it's: /Volumes/Storage2.5TB/Media/MLV/ (in fact quite logical I think!)

Anyway here's the output from the terminal:!8wFhlRpJ!Ogjh0zzojGIspGFOBjcjc_dDFQGSx-bksllsRgew_jc

Thanks for the reply. :)

Well first I thought that I should get rid of the *.idx and *.MLD files from the folder so as to allow these to be rebuilt if necessary. So I tried with a folder with lots of *.MLV files and when I mounted it rebuilt the *.idx files.

After that I went to browse and I get the same problem :(.

So I decided to try it with another folder with just a few *.MLV files contained. Unfortunately the same again. :( ???

Yes I think perhaps a way of logging this would be useful to see what's going on here?

EDIT: I found some crash logs for MLVFS in folder /Users/[USERNAME]/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/

Do these help?!MoMxGBab!4-4a_ffgtY1T5I9uW25X3spt-TF8C2K5ZxXv52vbqa0

I feel pretty dumb :( ::). I'm getting the same problem as I got some time ago ( where you go through the normal procedure of mounting the the MLV folder and assigning mount point.

Then it appears to have mounted the folder and shows the server on local host etc. But as soon as I click on the folder it it disappears into the ether? Also the mount point folder disappears?

This is with the latest MLVFS from the first page here. Running on Mavericks 10.9.5 with FUSE for OSX 2.7.2

Could you be so kind as to tell me where I am going wrong? It's probably something I am doing. Also is it likely that Paragon NTFS for Mac could, in any way, interfere  with this?

I apologise for my stupidity! :D

And on my hackintosh ... Mavericks 10.9.5 ... I am not experiencing any problems since the 22/09/2014 update of MLVFS.

(@ Danne) It's interesting you are getting those errors? ::) That is what I was getting pre 22/09/2014 (the unmounting and all error messages if you tried to import to After Effects.)

I must say now I am very happy with it as part of the workflow. I can mount, then open, adjust and export with relative ease and stability.

Oh. One thing I haven't really had a chance to try out yet is how it works with Davinci Resolve. I guess that will be fine though?

Thank you so much for all who have made this possible. It's genius! :)

I am getting the same thing. The last version was working.

The latest version appears to mount the files and as soon as you go to browse - the mounted folder disappears? The folders seem to have disappeared into the ether? However the folders are visible from the Terminal only (they are not visible in Finder).

What's happening?

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.5 with latest OSXFUSE (v2.71)

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Remove Lens Coatings???
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:59:46 PM »
I am no expert on optics, but from this video, I would deduce that the lenses are coated all over. Perhaps I am wrong?

Tutorials and Creative Uses / Re: Long Exposure
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:31:24 PM »
Yes a series of lots of long exposures whilst letters are traced and composited using rotoscoping technique.

EDIT: Actually I just looked at it again and those 'long exposures' are not as long as you might think. If you freeze frame it you get an idea of how much travel there is in each frame and that should be an indicator as to the exposure.

So the video was was probably a mixture of slow (real life) movement and relatively fast (or short) time-lapse interval with moderate exposure time (as high as 1/24" exposure?).

Feature Requests / Re: Very High Def Video
« on: July 19, 2014, 10:15:48 PM »
How to wear out your shutter mechanism in just two short days! ::) :D

Modules Development / Re: Hacking MLV for timelapse
« on: July 19, 2014, 01:53:54 PM »

First of all, I would like to say thanks for adding these little features. So thanks!

It makes a nice 'quick and dirty' way to do a timelapse and have it encapsulated into the MLV file. I have just used the 'silent pics Full-res' and both methods have their pros and cons. They are both useful tools (in my opinion), and will (hopefully) enable me to do lots more timelapse.

I tried out the modded on the 5DmkII (I can't remember which nightly build I used it with right now :-[, but it would have been one of the contemporary ones).

Anyway, if I try to add this module to the very latest nightly builds I get the 'unable to link modules' error. So, I was wondering if it would be possible that this module could be made compatible with current/future builds?

Or would it just be possible that this could just be added to the main nightlies?

I am no developer myself :( and appreciate that such things are not necessarily as simple as I might believe them to be :-\. But I would really like to see this feature included within the package that is Magic Lantern.

A handy feature (in my humble opinion! :D)

Thanks in advance anyway. :)

Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: No Wav with mlv_snd
« on: May 10, 2014, 11:39:10 PM »
You are aware that you will not see the WAV files until you have used some conversion software to extract the MLV files? (such as mlv_dump etc.)

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