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Duplicate Questions / So is it over?
« on: December 20, 2014, 04:57:31 AM »
Have the original devs moved on for good? I'm tempted to stop coming on here because of all the ridiculous questions from people with post count 1 who don't know how to search. I can't imagine how those who have laboured for years on this feel.


Is the Axiom the new focus?

Feature Requests / [ALREADY DONE] h264 bitrate on 5D Mark 3 - Increasing
« on: December 06, 2014, 12:11:16 AM »

Hi folks,

1% it seemed was having some luck about 8 months ago making custom .INI files for the 5D Mark 3. I love shooting raw but I wonder if we can squeeze more bitrate out of the h264 containers so that those of us who shoot for hours and hours can get less compressed files. Has anyone done any work on this since the raw breakthrough? The GH4 does 100mbps+, obviously it's a different chipset, but any more quality we can squeeze from the Canon DSLRs would be awesome.

I'm no programmer but would be happy to test things out on my cam.



Shot on my 5D Mark III with MLV 1.2.3, Contax Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4. Wish me luck in the competition!

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

General Chat / Selling some lenses!
« on: June 05, 2014, 05:38:26 AM »
Hi folks,

I just bought a set of Zeiss Contax lenses and am looking to unload my old EF glass. I'm located in Toronto, ON, local pickup or ship. I baby my glass and everything is in what eBay sellers would call 9+++ or 10 shape. HMU for more info. These are good deals I believe especially with UV filters :-)

ALL OPTICS PERFECT. Anything wrong is only extremely minimal wear on the barrels.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 w/UV filter - 95% like new - $275 CAD - wonderful normal FOV lens and shines with Dual ISO, it's so crisp and pleasing! --- SOLD!

Happy shooting and let me know if you're interested. I'd love to see these go to my forum peeps! Lenses are one thing that retain their value very well.



I need access to some MLVs I can't extract and this version of MLV_DUMP has the ability to skip bad frames. I appreciate your help.

Raw Video / Any way to fix MLV header?
« on: April 21, 2014, 05:42:05 AM »
Hi there,

I shot a bunch of MLV today and when I try to play it back in camera, it tells me that the header is invalid at offset (hexadecimal).

When I try to extract with MLV_DUMP on OSX 10.9 I get

Mode of operation:
   - Input MLV file: 'm20-2058.mlv'
   - Convert to DNG frames
   - Output into 'm20-2058_frame_'
File m20-2058.mlv opened
File m20-2058.m00 not existing.
[ERROR] Invalid block size at position 0x00377170
Processed 1 video frames

April 17 build, 5D mark 3.

General Chat / Shooting Canada's First Short in MLV
« on: March 14, 2014, 12:21:38 AM »
On April 19th we'll be spending the day at a little pub near Yonge & Eglinton with a group of very talented actors, a sizeable crew, and 2 5D Mark IIIs running Magic Lantern with MLV. We've rented a set of Zeiss CP2 cinema lenses, have a professional boom operator with a proper kit, a great light setup, and a very compelling script to work from.

My buddy's Master's thesis is to make a movie. How cool is that? I can't wait to share the results on here. If anyone is in Toronto and wants to help with lights, feel free to hit me up, I'd appreciate it.

Duplicate Questions / Record simultaneously: MLV & h264
« on: March 06, 2014, 05:30:06 AM »
Hey Magic Lantern dudes

Is it possible on fast cards to record h264 proxies at the same time as MLV? Don't think it's been asked... But boy that would make reviewing on-set easier!

Feature Requests / BEEP on Focus for Manual Lenses
« on: March 02, 2014, 10:32:16 PM »
Hi folks,

So we can use the DIGIC to sharpen the in-focus part of the image, and we can use Focus Peaking to see what is in focus. Is there a way to have the camera beep in photo mode when part of the image under the focus box is in focus? This would remove the need for focus confirmation chips (at least in LV as I understand this wouldn't likely be possible using the OVF).

Is this possible? Focus confirm via ML?

Raw Video / Pre vs Post MLV_DUMP - Pixellation introduced
« on: February 17, 2014, 10:54:28 PM »
Hi folks,

Here's the two pics for comparison:

One I grabbed from the MLVRawViewer app as a screenshot, the other from a DNG from processing via MLV_DUMP on Mac. Look at the construction sign... I've seen that type of aliasing on a bunch of footage from today.

Does anyone know why MLV_DUMP would be causing such ugly stair stepping?

General Development Discussion / Live view via USB?
« on: January 11, 2014, 03:21:16 PM »
Hi there

I wonder if this is possible... With the Canon app we can view the camera's output as we all know.

Is it possible to use the USB as video out?

Hello everyone,

This script is a joint effort from myself, Danne, g3gg0, jerrykil, daisermac.  It's tested as working on Mavericks.

1. Download all of the files here:
2. Extract recursive0.4.command and mlv_dump.osx in the same folder
3. Double-click recursive0.4.command and type your administrator password then hit Enter.  This will only need to be done once as this should place your mlv_dump.osx in the folders called by the script.  mlv_dump will seem to disappear but it's just moved to usr/bin.  NOTE: If you get permission errors, use Terminal to go to the folder you extracted files from step #2, and write chmod +rxw recursive0.4.command - this will give all permissions needed)
4. Place your .mlv files in same folder as recursive0.4.command and double-click which should start converting the files to folders.  The MLV files will move to the folder with a corresponding name, and you'll have the .DNGs, a .WAV, a .IDX, and a .TXT (for metadata).

Tested with the latest build of mlv_dump.osx, mlv_rec and mlv_snd from 1/11/2014.

::[ Feature List ]::
- Extract all MLV files in a folder to folders based on the MLV name
- Create a WAV file from the MLV file
- Export the metadata as a TXT file
- Export the Take information to a separate [filename]-take.txt file (use IME module to input information)

::[ Version History ]::
0.4 - added TAKE text extraction
0.3 - added .IDX creation for proper .WAV extraction
0.2 - added FOR IN per g33go to recursively extract all MLV files in a directory
0.1 - created extraction script that only worked from the command line with minimal input


Hi to all,

I was reading about the Cinemorph anamorphic attachment and have ordered one, but in the mean time I've made my own DIY filter with a 72mm UV filter, a piece of thick cardboard, and an oval aperture.  With the DIY filter I really like the vertically-stretched anamorphic bokeh look.

I am considering getting a wide-angle adapter as well for the 85mm lens I have... was playing with it the other day and it there's no unwanted effects with my Rokinon, it just becomes a 60mm f/1.4.  I think that would be almost like a poor man's anamorphic, except it's both vertical and horizontal compression, with anamorphic bokeh and flare from the Cinemorph lens. Any thoughts?

General Help Q&A / Present status on 5D Mark 3
« on: October 20, 2013, 11:41:48 PM »

Just inquiring about present status on 5D Mark 3, specifically MLV video and correct framing through HDMI. I know stevefal has a module for removing cropmarks and re-centering the image through HDMI on 5D Mark 3 but on latest firmware the overlays are shifted left.  On the Oct 5 build it works but HDMI LCD freezes while recording continues (tried two different screens).

I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering, too, what the latest merges of MLV into the main code base means for all of us.  Much obliged!


Raw Video / MLV raw module and the nightly builds
« on: September 20, 2013, 03:59:27 PM »
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how to use the which records in MLV (main thing I want is card spanning), using the nightly builds from:

I tried using the latest 5Dmk3 build and replacing the with the MLV one from the MLV thread, as well as inserting the various IME modules, but there are linking errors when I try to load the modules.

I'm sure I'm not the only one with this issue ... any ideas?  Thank you!

Share Your Videos / Raw video all across Eastern Europe
« on: September 18, 2013, 04:58:55 PM »
Hi everyone

My wife and I went to Eastern Europe and drove from Krakow south to Hungary then to Croatia and up through Austria back to Krakow. Here is a video I shot using MLV.

Create a new Applescript, paste this, and save it as an APP.

on run
 set these_items to {} as list
 set outputfolder to ""
 set mlv2dng to (choose file with prompt "Choose the mlv2dng app") as string
 set outputfolder to chooseoutputfolder(outputfolder)
 set these_items to choosefilesbutton(these_items)
 processfileselection(these_items, mlv2dng, outputfolder)
end run
on chooseoutputfolder(outputfolder)
 set outputfolder to (choose folder with prompt "Select an output folder:") as list
 repeat with i from 1 to (the count of (outputfolder as list))
  set this_item to item i of (outputfolder as list)
  set the item_info to info for (this_item)
  if folder of the item_info is true then
   set outputfolder to POSIX path of outputfolder
   set outputfolder to POSIX path of (container of outputfolder)
  end if
 end repeat
 return outputfolder
end chooseoutputfolder

on choosefilesbutton(these_items)
 set these_items to (choose file with prompt "Choose a file or folder to process. Note: you can select any or all files; only the MVL files will be processed." with multiple selections allowed) as list
 return these_items
end choosefilesbutton

on processfileselection(these_items, mlv2dng, outputfolder)
 repeat with i from 1 to (the count of (these_items as list))
  set this_item to item i of (these_items as list)
  set the item_info to info for (this_item)
  if folder of the item_info is true then
   processfolder(this_item, mlv2dng, outputfolder)
   processfile(this_item, mlv2dng, outputfolder)
  end if
 end repeat
end processfileselection

on processfolder(this_folder, mlv2dng, outputfolder)
 set these_items to list folder (this_folder) without invisibles
 repeat with i from 1 to (the count of (these_items as list))
  set this_item to (((this_folder as Unicode text) & ((item i of these_items) as Unicode text)) as alias)
  set the item_info to info for this_item
  if folder of the item_info is true then
   processfolder(this_item, mlv2dng, outputfolder)
   processfile(this_item, mlv2dng, outputfolder)
  end if
 end repeat
end processfolder

on processfile(this_individual_item, mlv2dnglocation, outputfolder)
 set validExtensions to {"MLV"}
 set this_extension to "" as string
 set AppleScript's text item delimiters to "."
 tell application "Finder"
  set n to name of file (this_individual_item)
  if n contains "." then set this_extension to (text item -1 of n) as text
  if n contains "." then set this_name to (text item -2 of n) as text
 end tell
 tell application "Finder"
 end tell
 if this_extension is in validExtensions then
  tell application "System Events"
   set thePath to POSIX path of (container of this_individual_item)
  end tell
  set myFile to POSIX path of mlv2dnglocation
  log "got to here"
  set shellscript to "mkdir -p '" & outputfolder & this_name & "'"
  log shellscript
  do shell script shellscript
  log "here"
  set thefirstscript to "cp " & quoted form of myFile & " '" & outputfolder & this_name & "'"
  log thefirstscript
  do shell script thefirstscript
  log "copying"
  set thescript to "cd '" & outputfolder & this_name & "' && '" & outputfolder & this_name & "/mlv2dng' " & quoted form of (POSIX path of this_individual_item)
  log thescript
  do shell script thescript
  do shell script "rm '" & outputfolder & this_name & "/mlv2dng'"
 end if
end processfile

Hi folks,

I haven't seen any definitive guide on the internet on how to use an anamorphic lens on a Canon 5D Mark-whatever, and I'm wondering if anyone can help me out with resources so I can make a guide here.  Basically I'm interested in leveraging the entire sensor for 2.35:1 and squeezing in post, and I just can't find anything terribly useful - doubting I'm the only one, too.

I'd love to make this a repo... please help!

Raw Video / Comparison - Best way to upscale raw video
« on: August 02, 2013, 10:57:51 PM »

I recorded some stuff around Toronto today and upscaled the results with both Photoshop CS6 and with DaVinci RAW.  This was going from 1728 to 1920 (11% increase) but I really can't tell the difference.

I like DVR more because of the Arri LUTs and overall badass capabilities of it, but I'm wondering if anyone has a comparison video they can post of say going from 1600 to 1920...


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