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I like your style, approach....I am not of the opinion that doing videos means your have to stick to the middle thirds of a scene.  Too limiting, I feel.  So, you have some great content going on in this video....really dramatic colors
Share Your Videos / EOS-M 3840x2160 Lake Pueblo
October 13, 2020, 05:31:51 AM
This short was filmed using the 10mm f/2 Carl Zeiss Tevidon CCTV lens.
I used the 2.5K center pre-set, taking Zeek's advice.
Up-scaled in Davinci to 3840x2160.
Minimal Post Editing.
Wind sound overwhelms the built in microphone.
Share Your Videos / Re: EOS-M Low Light Test
September 12, 2020, 07:48:27 PM
Thanks, Danne, I will do those steps and compare.  Great advice !
Share Your Videos / Park Rock Fountain
September 12, 2020, 08:24:13 AM

I have used the 5K Anamorphic mode, 12 Bit depth.  7 Artisans 25mm, f/1/.8 lens with VND filter. ML September 17th build.  I chnaging a few things in the MLV app, put the rest together in DaVinci Resolve. With the MLV app, I have been using the "uncompressed RAW - DNG" export option.
Intervalometer, Auto WB, Dual_Iso, 11 Presets.....How do you do it, Danne....exceptional
Just goes to show, as a novice, a newbie, that delving into the forum raises one's understanding of the micro and macro information needed to elevate one's photography/video skills....thank you
From within ML, it's a couple of menu presses to get to the normal EOS-M menus, where the ISO can be changed.  But, I cannot find in ML where or how to change, tune, override, set the ISO.  The Expo. Override in the EXPO menu works on setting shutter, but is there a similar option for ISO ?
Because of the my previous post.  Learning that turning on Global Draw Kill increases performance, I ran 8 test runs on differing exFAT allocation unit sizes.  If you format an SD card, low level format in Windows 10...that is you turn off "quick format", the SD card will heat up and you can burn up the card, so don't do that... I realized that just after I started a low level format...

The parameters I used were: Aug 11th build (the one with the CMD1, CMD2....presets), 160 overclock and 192 overclock, 12 bit depth, CMD1 (1080p, max RAW), sound recording OFF, Global Draw Kill ON, 29.*** FPS.  I used the 170/MBs Extreme Pro SD card, 128gig. 

Last, the numbers I am relaying are from me watching the Green Camera..the numbers do go up and down a bit, so they are approximate, my main goal was to identify the best numbers after the camera was running for a while, because when the camera first starts the numbers are fluctuating, ... These are not Benchmark run tests, because I haven't looked into that subject matter yet..

AUS 2048
160 overclock.....  44.3-44.4   4 % Idle
192 overclock       44.6-44.8   3-4 % Idle

AUS 4096
160 overclock..... 45.6-45.8    6-7 % Idle
192 overclock      45.4-45.5     6-7 % Idle

AUS 8196
160 overclock....  45.3           6 % Idle
192 overclock      45.4-45.7    6 % Idle

AUS 16384
160 overclock......45.7-45.8    6 % Idle
192 overclcok      45.6-45.7     6 % Idle

So, I am going with 4096 allocation units on the SD card.  A 6-7% Idle, in my opinion, points to the best throughput. 
Thanks, Danne:

So, a re-statment of the 29.*** fps, I got 4.5 thousandths of a percent pink/corrupted frames.

I re-ran what I think were my original settings, but turned on Global Kill.  But, I did an apple to apple comparison with only one change, ran on a 130MB/s card, compared to a 170/MBs card.

130....39.** write speed, red camera, 8milliseconds Idle (available buffer ?)          Didn't look for corrupted frames
170....45.7 - 45.9  write speed, green camera, 4% - 5% Idle (available buffer ?)   ZERO corrupted frames

Problem solved, thanks...I'm learning a number of things per day because I am delving into all the settings and modes of ML.  Oh, I ran these 2 tests with only 160 on the SD overclock and 12 bits depth.  I'll probably change the bit depth and overclock later today, re-run just to see how the write speed changes...

My experience with ML for the EOS-M has been almost magical.  I have been spending pretty much one half of every day working with the August build.  Magic Lantern breaks at 29.*** frames per second, that is where the pink and or corrupted frames I saw a few weeks ago come from, that is not really a problem and I may find how to disable other running processes in ML, that will allow me to film at 29.*** without corruption present.   Efficiency is King, there is no such thing as multi-tasking without multiple processors.

Sunday, I went through 13K frames after exporting .DNG from the MLV app and erased the unusable frames, then imported them into DaVinci Resolve....that is where the problem came in.  DaVinci isn't smart enough to import based on a range of frames, DaVinci doesn't order the frame ranges correctly.

Zeeks' and IMCE's YouTube videos on using an Android phone for a monitor works really well..
I read the comments on the Seattle video in User-shared videos....The words UHD and Mod was discussed.  So, I am going to sift through the forum and piece together those details.  Thanks again Danne...great software...

This really is quite an adventure I am having...
Great video...very sharp imagery
I like it, 3 reasons, I lived in Seattle 8 years, close to the beginning you have Ivar's in a scene, technically it's awesome.
Share Your Videos / Pueblo, Colorado Street Art short
August 18, 2020, 09:39:08 PM

My best short using my brand new Sirui 35mm f/1.8, anamorphic...using ML. Canon EOS-M.  It just goes to show that the more equipment you have, the more equipment you need.  The mural is almost 200 feet wide.  Even with a Moza Aircross 2, it is not buttery motion..(enough buttery motion)..
Share Your Videos / Re: Short low light Pan
August 18, 2020, 06:01:03 AM
I had found one review on the Kaxinda....and there is a Meike lens that looks exactly like the Kaxinda :), same specs.  Anyway, I really like it, it's fast, plenty sharp...shot in RAW.  I haven't done any editing, post production on the clip.  I just wanted to see how a short video would look without tweaking the settings in ML, in low light.  A return visit to this location until I get it right, better....thanks
General Help Q&A / Time Lapse
August 17, 2020, 12:00:04 AM
I have the August 2020 build.  I was using the regular time lapse.  And I like it because it made that frame by frame sound. And it does 1080p, so if it is functioning in the future, I would like that. The 4K time lapse is solidly working. I did 10bit and 12bit, and changing the SD card record speed at 160 and 192.  Thanks, Magic Lantern is a great tool.
Share Your Videos / Short low light Pan
August 16, 2020, 04:08:51 PM

Very short Test...My first few hours with the Kaxinda 25mm f/0.95 lens and ML on EOS-M.  My first video post...
Ok...figured it out...the getting to the firmware, in P go through the canon menu, to the right and then another right and there's the other shooting mode choices...

I am looking through the using magic lantern posts...I got my Sirui 35mm f/1.8 anamorphic late Friday, so I really wanted to get out in low light conditions and see what kind of flares and ovals it produced.  But my magic lantern knowledge was not enough to get solid results in low light...could not figure out how to get the ISO down, so everything was way, way to noisy.

But, tonight I got out with the Kaxinda 25mm f/ a better handle on ISO and lowering shutter speed down as much as was available..1/33 ....much better results but corrupted frames, purplish, lavender...the corrupted frames were broken into 2 pieces, the left side of the frame was on the right side and purple and the right side of the frame was on the that's my next problem to ferret out the answer...
Hi, Michael here. I have jumped into the ML world, universe, where all things are Magic Lantern.  I've been watching YouTube video after YouTube video by Zeek... About two months ago, I jumped into the mobile filming arena.  As of today, I think I have spent around $1,800 on a Canon EOS-M, Moza AirCross 2, EOS-M mini cage, Sirui 35mm f/1.8 anamorphic, Kaxinda 25mm f/0.95, Sigma 16mm f/1.4, 7 Artisans 25mm f/1.8, large 5V, 2.4amp battery, ND filter, CPL filter, and a few stepup adapters.....I am retired, 67 years of age.  I used to be a Computer Tech guy, Networking Engineer, when I was earning a living.

Anyway, I am a novice, but an extremely passionate novice.  i am joining the forum, because I may pick up pieces here, pieces there, that build my macro and micro understanding of Magic Lantern.  In fact, Magic Lantern is a very, very challenging and complex software.  Magic Lantern kinda of reminds me of the learning curve I had in 1994, when I was a visiting engineer at Microsoft...the beginning Beta year of Windows 95.

Don't mistake me, I am humble as they come.  I am here to learn and listen.  Which kinda of brings me to my problem...I broke Magic Lantern.  Not sure how I did it, but I broke it at 2am last night.  It took me a number of hours to get Magic Lantern back up to the most recent build, Aug. 2020 this morning.   BUT, I am not totally up and running.  Presently, I cannot find how to get the EOS-M back into shooting mode "P"...which you know is where the firmware option comes up on wrench 4.  I am thinking I may have to find the Canon EOS-M utility disc.   Magic Lantern is running just fine...however, having worked with a lot of software, there may be a time where the two low-level files, the .bin and the .fir may change enough that I have to do the firmware install routine....

Anyway, you all are smarter than I am.  i am here to learn and there is so much to learn.  Add to that the art skills of composition and's all fresh and new to me.....thanks for reading...