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General Help Q&A / Re: Remote video stop / start problems on 5D MK III
« on: August 06, 2018, 04:47:44 AM »
         I really appreciate your input. If I can't get it to work, I'll just have to plan on a reboot after the second "movie stop/start," lol. I may consider getting another pair of remotes and trying that, (just in case mine are defective in some way).

   If anyone else has got any suggestions, please feel free to let me know.

General Help Q&A / Re: Remote video stop / start problems on 5D MK III
« on: August 04, 2018, 04:46:20 AM »
   I wish you were correct, but I did have it set correctly in the Canon menu. However, for the heck of it, I tried it both ways, but the result is the same. I even disabled LCD mirroring thinking that may be a potential problem, but it wasn't.

  Strange that you and others are not having this problem. I'm running v1.2.3, are you using the same version?

General Help Q&A / Re: Remote video stop / start problems on 5D MK III
« on: August 03, 2018, 05:26:31 AM »
   I disabled Magic Lantern and the problem persists. In fact, it started and stopped the first time, started the second time but I couldn't get it to stop with the remote. I ended up using the camera start/stop button to stop the recording.

  Its almost as if theirs a software conflict going on. Is it possible there's a setting which is interfering with the process. Again, why stop and start every time after a reboot?

   Also tried it with RAW and it only started and stopped movie recording twice.

   Hope I can get a fix for this.

General Help Q&A / Re: Remote video stop / start problems on 5D MK III
« on: August 01, 2018, 05:04:53 AM »
   Ironically, the remotes I have are the Yongnuo RF-603CII. When I first tried them with the 5DIII, it seemed to work every time as long as I gave it a hard press of the button, then it suddenly began working only once after a camera reboot. I suppose that one of the triggers may have become defective, but then again, why work once every time after a reboot?

   I just tried these remotes again on my T2i and they work every time. Interestingly though, when using them on the T2i, the green light on the right side of each remote will blink when not used, and flash, to a "half button press."

   On the 5DIII, the green light on the right side of each remote will remain on, and every time I give a full button press, (doesn't work on half button press), the left light on both remotes will blink red.

    Decided to try and disable the "REC / STBY" and the first two camera reboot's produced 4 start and stops in a row then went back to only one after each reboot.

Strange, I have it set to “REC / STBY and without fail, every time I reboot the camera, it will stop and start movie record one time. Other users of the 5DIII also say it sometimes works but requires a double press of the remote. For instance, an answer to this question was given on Amazon by an individual who said the particular RF remote trigger in question (can,t remember the brand at the moment), worked every time on his 5DIII.

 So if this is not supported on the 5DIII, why would “REC / STBY be in the menu under movie tweaks?

 Also, to clarify, is their any way to wirelessley trigger movie stop and start using an RF trigger on the 5DIII as this is a feature that many 5DIII owners seem to want. One or two (RF remote trigger) manafacturing companies make that claim.

General Help Q&A / Remote video stop / start problems on 5D MK III
« on: July 31, 2018, 07:00:53 AM »
   I have ML version 1.2.3 on my Canon 5D MK III. Using the Yongnuo Remote Triggers. With the "Movie Shoot btn" set in the Canon MENU, and the REC/STBY set under Movie Tweaks in the ML menu, I was able, (at least to begin with), trigger movie record, then suddenly it stopped working. However, it will work once or twice every time I reboot the camera, then stop working. I've tried switching the triggers around, recharging the batteries, changing the REC/STBY to "OFF," to no avail.

   Why would this work the first once or twice after reboot, then stop working?
   This feature worked flawlessly on my Canon T2i.

   Suggestions anyone?


Having used a Canon T2i with ML for some years, I now have a 5D MK III, and notice that Audio control is a missing feature on the display. Now that I understand that none of the 5D MK III ML firmware versions support this feature, my question is.

       Is their a way to adjust audio on the 5D MK III while recording?

   While recording with the Canon 5D MK III, the audio meters all but cover the RED recording dot located at the top right hand corner of the live view display. This has already caused me to think I was starting recording when in actual fact I was stopping recording.

   Is their a way to relocate the RED recording icon (RED Dot) so that its not hidden behind the audio meters?

General Help Q&A / Remotely trigger movie record on Canon 5D MK III
« on: March 30, 2017, 01:57:47 AM »
  I have a Yongnuo RF-603 II which I used to trigger movie record on my Canon T2i. However, after getting the correct cable and trying it on my Canon 5D MK III, it will remotely take a picture in movie mode with a full press, but I can't get it to trigger movie record.

  I read that in the ML Menu under "Movie" the option "Movie Rec Key" can be changed for recording with half shutter. The problem, is that I don't have that under the "Movie" option.

  So, am I able to trigger movie record remotely on the 5D MK III as I did on the T2i 550D, if so, how?

General Help Q&A / Canon 5D MK III write speeds to SD and CF cards
« on: February 27, 2017, 06:40:13 AM »
   It seems that on the Canon 5D MK III, the SD card slot is limited to a maximum 133x write speed regardless of the rated card speed. However, the CF card slot is designed with the higher write speed rating. Having said that, apparently if you are writing to both cards, the camera will default to the slowest slot (the SD card). So, many choose not to put an SD card in the slot at all. Apparently this is a problem only if writing to the SD card or the SD and CF card simultaneously.

   My question is this. Will the camera still default to the SD slot (133x write speed) if Magic Lantern is loaded onto the SD card, even when only writing to the CF card?  In other words, even when not writing to the SD card containing ML, would it trigger the same response?


  I am shortly going abroad and don’t want to lug my laptop with me. How do I upload images and video to my iPad Air 2 that are shot on my Canon 5D MK III with a Lexar 64GB 1066x Pro CF Card?
   I currently have a Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7) and an Apple Camera Connection Kit. Some say this setup works fine, but a few others say this is risky, and one guy lost some images in the process and ending up with a corrupted CF card.

  While it’s possible his problems were related to something else, I thought this forum might be the better place to ask this question.


Raw Video / Re: Setup for 5D MKIII RAW recording
« on: December 18, 2016, 05:23:38 AM »
Thanks guys.

   I already have a Canon T2i that I loaded with ML v2.3 when it first became available, so I’m fairly familiar with many of the features.

   Regarding a CF card, I had researched that topic and ordered (nearly 2 weeks ago now), a Lexar 1066x from BH, but it’s on backorder, so I’ll have to wait.

   It seems some guys were having many of the problems I list in my original post using a 1000x, but when they switched to the 1066x, the problems went away.

Raw Video / Setup for 5D MKIII RAW recording
« on: December 15, 2016, 05:53:31 PM »
   I have just acquired a 5D MKIII, downgraded to 1.2.3 Firmware and loaded Magic Lantern. Now I am ready to work with RAW but am still a little confused as to what modules to activate.

   In one post, Alex says that in order to shoot RAW you must activate either RAW_REC.MO or MLV_REC.MO, but what are the differences between each one? Some posts suggest one is problematic when using an external recorder, i.e. dropped frames and freezing etc. but others have attributed this to a CF card that is not fast enough. Then there is the subject of audio. One module seems to work better if you are using double system sound as it does not allow the camera to record audio. Having said that, another says you can record audio by loading the mlv_snd module and enabling audio recording in the ML menu under the audio tab, but does that apply to one module, or both?

   Another questions arises concerning the workflow in post, i.e. file conversion etc and the difficulty in doing this.

   So, shooting RAW with  v 1.2.3 Firmware, using an external monitor and editing in Premiere Pro (I’ve got DaVinci Resolve on my Windows 10 PC but I don’t think the graphics card can handle it). W

   Which modules should I work with regardless if I want to record audio in the camera or not?


Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Mark III / 5D3 / Firmware 1.2.3
« on: December 15, 2016, 06:18:10 AM »
   OK, I installed Magic Lantern without any problems, and now I'm ready to activate a RAW_REC.MO or MLV_REC.MO module. My question now is; what are the main differences between each of these modules for shooting RAW?

   Apparently some individuals were experiencing problems with external monitoring, i.e. (dropped frames and monitor freezing after a minute or so) when using and advised to go with instead, as it was less problematic. These problems apparently went away after they began using a faster card.

   In any case, (not sure if it's relevant), but I will also be using an external monitor, so which module would it be best to go with?

   Oops, this is a continuation of my original question, but I'm now talking about RAW. Perhaps I should now move my discussion to the RAW thread?

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Mark III / 5D3 / Firmware 1.2.3
« on: December 14, 2016, 10:34:01 PM »
Thanks Walter, I saw that but was looking for a 2x. I guess that should do it.

Update:  I installed EOS Utility Disk 29-1a for Windows, and downloaded the Canon 5D MKIII  Firmware v1.2.3 file from the Magic Lantern
               Downloads page. Using the above utility, all went well and I downgraded from 1.3.3 to v1.2.3.

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Mark III / 5D3 / Firmware 1.2.3
« on: December 14, 2016, 05:57:35 PM »
I've just received my 5D MK III and am ready to downgrade to 1.2.3. Does anyone know where I can get the correct EOS Utility version for Windows 10 to perform the downgrade? I'm told that the EOS Utility version 2x is what I need, which means the most recent version offered by Canon with the 5D MKIII will not work (though I haven't tried it).


Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Mark III / 5D3 / Firmware 1.2.3
« on: December 09, 2016, 01:07:00 AM »

  I assume version 1.2.3 is the best one to use if I wish to use "clean HDMI out" and to have dual monitors, correct?
  Is v 1.2.3 also the best version for shooting RAW, or does it matter?
  If so, where can I download the Canon 5D MK III 1.2.3 Firmware?

Thanks again

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Mark III / 5D3 / Firmware 1.2.3
« on: December 08, 2016, 08:25:01 PM »
Hi Everyone,
     Oops, I have a new Canon 5D MKIII on the way and didn't know  about all these firmware issues with the Canon 1.3.3 firmware. Having purchaed a T2i 550D years ago, I've been looking forward to the opportunity to shoot RAW (even if the workflow is somewhat tedious), but have considered returning it due to the firmware issues. From reading some threads on this topic, it seems obvious that I need to downgrade to an earlier firmware (either 1.1.3 or 1.2.3). My questions are therefore:

                 Where can I find a very discriptive tutorial on how to downgrade to 1.1.3 or 1.2.3 using Windows 10.
                 I want to have "Clean HDMI Out" and "Dual Monitor Support" so which version should i downgrade to?
                 After downgrading to earlier camera firmware, I understand I  need to install basic ML, then set up for RAW recording, correct?
                 This being the case, how do you also set the 5DMKIII up for RAW after basic ML is loaded?
                 Is ML RAW set up using settings within basic ML firmware, or does RAW require another download?

Thanks guys.

General Help Q&A / Histogram and White Balance
« on: December 18, 2015, 12:16:51 AM »
Hi Everyone,
  I've just read an article on how to set Custom White Balance (CWB) using the color Histogram. Apparently, it should be done with multiple histograms instead of a single one. I believe (and I could be wrong), that a few years ago I was able to view several Magic Lantern Histograms on the LCD screen but I can't find a way to do this in the Histogram sub-menu.
  Can magic Lantern display multiple Histograms on the LCD screen (one for each color channel) and if so, how do you bring them up?


   Hmmm? O.K. chmee, if I’m understanding you correctly, are you saying that you “CAN” record in 4K using the Shogun or Odyssey from a camera that has a clean HDMI 10 bit 4:2:2 signal (out), such as the 5D MK3, see here but the difficult workflow and end results are not worth it?

    If this is the case, then the point I made in my last post (which I heard from a reputable authority on the subject), must be valid, and that is, “it’s not which camera shoots the best 4K, but which one presents you with the easiest and best workflow afterwards.

   Sgofferj also said in his post that he was also thinking along similar lines as myself. Any further clarification you can give as to why it’s not advisable to go with such a setup as the Canon 5D MK III and Atomos Shogun would be appreciated. I’m sure there are others who are currently thinking along the same lines.   :)

   You are right, information about the 5D MK IV are nothing but rumors, but it is widely hoped and believed that it will have 4K. That being said, I am still looking for an answer, assuming that will be the case. No one really knows how 4K will progress, but as I am in the market for a new camera, I am inclined to buy one with 4K, especially since (and I’m speculating here), the demand for footage shot in 4K will continue to increase.

   However, (and I’m by no means an  authority on this subject), the problem is not which camera shoots the best in 4K, but which one allows the best and easiest workflow after the footage is shot. So, for users who understand a little more about the internal specs of the Canon 5D MK 2 and MK 3, and those who have perhaps used the Atomos Shogun to up-scale clean HDMI out from the 5D MK III to record 4K, what might the pros and cons be of recording 4K using the 5D MK III & Shogun vs a 5D with 4K?

   Perhaps someone who has used a ML hacked 5D MK3 with the Shogun to shoot 4K can give me an idea how their shots came out regardless of the possible specs of the future 5D MK IV.
   And “yes”, in part, I’m asking for a hypothetical answer to a hypothetical question that may help me to decide whether to buy the former, or wait for the latter.

  As a Canon T2i owner I am looking to upgrade to a 4K camera. I would like a C100 MK 2 but at $5500 it’s a little on the expensive side. However, I love the form factor of the DSLR as well as its ability to immediately switch from stills to video and as a result am waiting with anticipation for the introduction of the 5D MK IV, which hopefully, will have 4K.

That being said, if it is able to shoot 4K, my question is:

1.   Would I be better buying the 5D MK IV at around $4000, or
2.   Would I be better off buying a 5D MK III ($2000) and an Atomos Shogun 4K recorder ($2000) = Total $4000

  In each case the cost would be about the same. Obvious advantages of the MK III with the Shogun Recorder would be a good field monitor (which I don’t have) vs any other advantages the new 5D MK IV would have.
  Also needing to be considered is:
        The workflow between the two systems when shooting 4K as well as the quality of the final output.
        My desire to keep Magic Lantern on the MK III or the MK IV (if I go that route)
        And my concern that I may have difficulty in loading Magic Lantern on a new 5D MK III or (hopefully later), the 5D MK IV
Give me some input guys, what do YOU think would be best.


Raw Video / Re: 550D raw video recording port official thread
« on: May 22, 2013, 06:23:38 PM »
Hi Everyone,
   Can’t help but say a few words concerning RAW video for the T2i 550D. This camera may be considered  old when viewed against current technology or newer models, but it was at the forefront along side the 7D and 5D MK 2 at the beginning of the DSLR revolution.
   Their can be no doubt that many owners of the T2i are still producing great work with this camera and would like to continue doing so. These owners (including myself) would love to step up to a 5D MK3 and work these models along side each other, but the higher cost is a prohibiting factor.
   To myself and the other owners of the T2i that love using ML, the concept of having the capability to use RAW video on the T2i is both fascinating and exciting. I hope somehow, that not only future features, but RAW video, will also become available for this camera.

Thanks for your input Malcolm, however, I need some clarification.

Your first suggestion requires the audio signal to be fed directly into the camera via a 3.5mm cable. Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is an unbalanced cable, a (so called) bottleneck at the connection “In” of the camera. Though this may be a fairly good solution, I was looking to feed the audio directly into the XLR inputs of the DR100 recorder, with the same signal being fed to the camera via an attenuator cable.

Regarding your second suggestion. I had thought of using the Rode Video Mic Pro until I was told no other mic would give any better results than the Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic which I already have, and found to be no good in these situations. Again, maybe I was misinformed.

Also, if I am not using a wireless system, how do I capture the feed from the mixer into the Tascam recorder other than running a balanced cable from the board to the recorder, (which would not be practical)? If I can record the feed from the mixer directly into the Tascam recorder without doing this not only would my problem would be solved but I would not need an on camera mic such as the Rode Video Mic Pro because I could then feed the same signal into the camera via the attenuator cable.

What am I missing here?

Hi everyone,
I’m recording video in settings such as a theater/church/school/etc usually with a stage or platform at the front  and upstairs balcony at the rear. To do this I will be using a Tascam DR100 external audio recorder (containing two XLR inputs) along side my camera with  an attenuator cable going from the line-out of the recorder to the mic-in of the camera for the purpose of synching in post. I need to be able to move around while doing this. I have a Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic which is not suited for this purpose and thought a decent stereo mic would be a good solution so I went to a local store to check some out.

However, the audio salesman told me that no mic would be a good choice in such a situation and that my only alternative was to get the microphones closer to the subjects being recorded. I am unable to do this, though I generally don’t have a problem being allowed to take a stereo or mono feed from the mixing console located in the balcony. I could run a 100ft long or longer XLR cable from the balcony down to the lower floor and use another person as a cable puller to follow me around while I shoot video footage, but this is not practical, neither would I be allowed to do so, which leads me to my question.

Is it possible to capture a live feed from the stereo/mono XLR outputs of the mixing console into the Tascam DR100 audio recorder using a wireless system? Normally a lavaliere mic and transmitter would be located on the subject, with the transmitter sending a signal back to the receiver located and hooked up to the mixing console where the audio can easily be recorded.

I asked the audio salesman at the store if it were possible to reverse the process. In other words, the transmitter would be hooked up to the mono/stereo live feed on the mixer sending the live feed back to the receiver which I would carry with me in the same way I would carry a field mixer which would feed the signal into the DR100 recorder.

A couple of questions came with this possible scenario.
1.  The receiver would have to be battery operated. Is their such a thing?
2.  The salesman said the transmitter could be hooked up to the mixing console but it would be a balanced signal (coming from the mixer), dropping down to an unbalanced signal (going into the transmitter), back to a balanced signal (from receiver into recorder).
If all of this were to work, how much would the signal quality be affected going from balanced to unbalance back to balanced using a wireless system?
3.  There is also the possibility that their is a mic that would yield acceptable results in such a situation. Is their?

I’m sure there is a decent solution to this problem and probably equipment now available that would do it more efficiently that I am not aware of, so some solid input would be much appreciated.


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