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I know that the format is OLD, but i really would need to convert some old RAW files to MLV fromat with my new apple M1 laptop (i dont have any other computer anymore...)
is it possible to convert those files to MLV.

Please help. i tried some tools.. without any luck so far.

General Help Q&A / ML Feature Preferred Card Question
« on: September 23, 2018, 10:25:49 AM »

i wonder if it is possible to add a feature (i cant find it yet) to change the preferred card depending what i do ->

Preferred Card for Filming -> CF
Preferred Card for Photos -> SD

This would be nice because i would like to save my photos on the SD card for simpler connection to my laptop, and save the mlv files on CF because of better speed

thank you very much, and keep on keeping on :)


as my lcw variable filter broke last month (ugh.. that hurts a lot), i want to ask the community, which neutral density set should i consider? i´m not quite sure if i should get a variable again. i had always problems with the skin tones, and perhaps the issue came from my nd filter..
please get back with some insight in your sets, and let me know which would be the best choice for shooting raw video with my canon?

thank you very much. swinxx

General Help Q&A / Vertical Stripes Correction Issue Found
« on: June 28, 2015, 09:36:45 PM »
Hello ML Team!

today i tried out my newly aquired vdslr lens with steppless aperture. one shot was filmed from f22 -> f2.8 with aperture.
in post i used mlvfs and turned vertical stripes correction on. please take a look what happened with and without vs correction:

alex or dmilligan: can you take a look and solve this problem, perhaps the analyzing process should start with the last frame?..

thank you very much. greetings sw

General Help Q&A / Convert Raw to MLV possible
« on: June 26, 2015, 08:08:09 PM »
hello, i tried to search the forum but found no result, so i would like to ask:

is it possible to convert old raw files (i have a bunch of them - normal and dual iso stuff) to the better and newer mlv format.
that would be really great because i now use mlvfs and it only works with mlv files.
mlvfs also handles dual iso files really great. so perhaps someone can provide a working solution. thank you very much.

can anyone please describe the differences of firmware 1.1.3 and 1.2.3 in terms of hdmi stream output.
what does clean hdmi within firmware 1.2.3 mean?
i have now installed 1.2.3 and used a hmdi cable with my tv cause my external monitor has not been arrived yet. however, i have seen the upper and lower ml bars, but was not able to stretch/destretch the picture with anamorphic preview option? is that intendet not to work?
however, i also read that its not good for the camera when i up and downgrade often (from 1.1.3 to 1.2.3 and back again) because the different firmwares change code within the camera every time i change the firmware and this may harm the camera. sorry, but i have never heard from such a behavior..

a1ex: is this really happening when changing firmware?

thank you very much. sw

Hello ML Forum!

i searched and found some resources but they seem a bit outdated.
so can anyone please update the 2015 possibilities for recording raw with external monitor (i own a Canon 5d MK3)

so we have hdmi output with smallhd or lilliput monitors, right? can they be used for recording with magic lantern mlv? if yes, are there any drawbacks regarding canon firmware versions?
and on the other hand, is there a working/reliable usb connection for recording raw material? with an android tables?
a very interesting option for me would be a wireless solution, cause i now own a brushless gimbal :)

thank you very much. greetings and best wished, swinxx


with my canon 5d mk3 i made a 50fps shoot, and after converting it to dng with mlvfs i discovered a strange pink cast in the overexposed highlights within davinci resolve. in mlrawviewer i´ve also seen this while played back the mlv file itself.
in the finder preview (mac) i can not see it.
@devs: please take a quick look at a screenshot. i made it within davinci resolve
perhaps the problem is within the fact that 50fps material is squeezed in vertical, and then needs to be resqueezed to have the right aspect ratio.
it also could be a problem within davinci, but as i also noticed that problem in mlrawviewer im not quite sure.


thank you very much, with very much respect, swinxx.

Post-processing Workflow / Spanned Recording Issue?
« on: February 28, 2015, 05:27:05 PM »

Today i went to a shoot and had an issue with 50fps recording. only 10 seconds possible. however, i tried the spanned card option and it was better.
now, at home i copied the files from both cards to my hdd.
the strange thing is that when the recording exceeds 4gb there are 2 or more files on one card, e.g.
xyz.mlv, xyz.m00, xyz.m01
on the second card (sd card) there is also one file which corresponds to those files, named xyz.m00
so when i copy them to 1 folder, the file naming is like this:
xyz.mvl, xyz.m00, xyz.m00 2...
so i have 2 m.00 files.

how should i name those files to be recognized correctly within mlvfd or mlrawviewer?

anyone knows?

thank you very much.

General Chat / The Christmas Wish List Thread
« on: December 19, 2014, 08:01:29 PM »
Hello my friends!

It has turned quite about Magic Lantern in the last month, so i dont wanna spend too much useless words about my sorrow...

have a nice holiday time with all your families and best wishes for 2015 - may your dreams come true!! Marry Christmas and
thank you magic lantern dev team for all your breathtaking effort to squeeze the shit out of our canon cams :) - who knows what comes next...

lets make a ML christmas wishlist:

- i for my part hope that we all see a1ex more often with some dev surprises in 2015

greetings, sw

Raw Video Postprocessing / Get the Skin Tone Right with ML Raw
« on: December 01, 2014, 11:31:06 PM »
hello forum folks!

is it only me, or is the canon mlv material really hard to color grade with davinci? (especially skin tones and green nature (trees) are really hard to finesse!)
no lut is working really well, and with bmdfilm (and bmdfilm4k) i can not get the material look like it was supposed to look.

i work with davinci resolve 11 and dive deep into mastering the color grading craft (great book is e.g. the color grading handbook 2nd edition from alexis van hurkman).  the more i know, the harder it gets to grade skintones right. especially with mlv material. 

does anyone have some tips or can provide some davinci resolve tutorial links where skin tones are treated right? (perhaps with mlv material)

thank you very much, greets.  swinxx

here are my shots with an mto-11ca russentonne 1x crop and 3x crop (3000mm) with a canon 5d mk3
i dont know what it is but at 1:35 to 1:41 something strange happens if you ask me.. check it out.. is this camera specific, or codec specific, or just ufos? :)

first, i have tried to search the forum, but with no results.. there are soo many different topics, but i can not find this one. it´s a shame that i do not know it anymore (cause i had such a problem once before)

today i had a video shoot, some of my files are mlv´s with 8 small additional files (m00, m01, m02, m03, m04, m05, m06, m07 and m08)
is there a workflow to convert this shot to normal dngs? i think one such package was created when the card was suddenly full.

thx for all your time, and hope to read an answer soon,
greets swinxx

Feature Requests / Change Aspect Ratio when changing anamorphic preview
« on: October 27, 2014, 06:36:35 AM »
hello a1ex and other devs!

would it make sense to compensate aspect ratio of the primary configuration when changing to anamorphic preview?
at the weekend i had a shoot with mixed lenses, and a really nice scene with a car to car shoot with my anamorphic lens. when changing the lens i was in a hurry, cause the sun came throught the clouds, so i have forgotten to compensate the vertical stretch in the recording settings.. :(
when i previewed the files on the laptop i realized that i made that BIG mistake. my movie will be 1:2.39, and that take was way to small in the vertical resolution.

so to prevent that, it would be nice to change aspect ratio to match the primary settings. (like when recording slomo)

greets. swinxx

hello friends, perhaps someone can help me out here, i have a big problem, cause my raid drive is suddenly locked in the disc utilities.. all raid hard discs have locked symbols -> see the screenshot.
has anyone a solution for this problem. cause i can not mount my mlvfs drives anymore..


General Help Q&A / Shutter Remote for Canon 5D Mk3
« on: October 03, 2014, 05:42:05 PM »

yesterday i had a video shoot, and i had some handling issues with focusing with my followfocus while zooming (half shutter).

so i wanna add a remote control to my setup, which should be near the right handle (grip) of the rig, perhaps a one button control - half pressed for half shutter zoom, and full pressed for video rec start.

does anyone knows such a control? it would be great if it could be placed directly on a grip..

thank you, swinxx

Share Your Videos / Shortfilm Trailer - MLV with Iscorama 36
« on: September 27, 2014, 11:14:46 AM »
Hello, here is the trailer of our first upcoming shortfilm

made with canon 5d mk3 and mlv and raw video, filmed with an iscorama anamorphic lens.
it is really great to work with raw material so a big thank you magic lantern for making that possible.

for the link see 2 posts below..

greets. sw

General Chat / a1ex we want you back :)
« on: September 07, 2014, 10:20:19 AM »
@a1ex from a magic lantern video enthusiast!

i wonder why nearly nobody here in the forum is reacting with your posting bout eventually thinking of leaving the video side of magic lantern... that would be tragical!
as a fan of ml and a user of video and photo features i want you to know that in my opinion you are not compensable. come on man, you are the core of magic lantern.. its the same when you would delete the core code!
your knowledge bout canon, its code and all the magic lantern stuff is above any doubt.

so please don´t loose your passion - you are great!

+1 for a1ex

Raw Video / Slowmotion 48fps with Canon 5D Mark 3 Question
« on: August 03, 2014, 09:57:21 PM »

today i installed the latest nightly for my Canon 5d Mk3 (30th July 2014)

i wonder if it is normal that when recording slowmotion video with 48 fps, the recording stops earlier when recording to both media cards with spanned files method...

ml files are on the sd card, the cf (kb 64gb 1000x) is free,
mlv is selected, also 1280 50 from canon menu.
when i record to only the cf card, the speed is better, cause i can record a longer shot before frame skipping.
when i record to both the cf and sd card, the write speed is decreased..?

is this a known behavior?

thx sw

Duplicate Questions / Auto ETTR for Video mode
« on: June 29, 2014, 12:26:35 PM »
hello ml friends!

is it possible to lock shutter speed when applying ettr with the set button?
when i shoot video, i wanna stay with 1/50s shutterspeed. perhaps with a iso only adjustement? is this possilbe?


General Chat / Nearly 1 month no new nightly release for 5d mk3?
« on: June 19, 2014, 02:38:07 PM »
I run the 23may14 nightly on my cam and it works great! But i wonder why there is no new nightly released since nearly 1 month.
I ask because all the other cams have newer nightly builts available.
Thx and keep on making great software additions!

Feature Requests / [WONTFIX] Magic Zoom Button on the left side of the Cam
« on: December 03, 2013, 05:42:57 PM »
hello ml team!

as i now own a dslr rig with a follow focus on the left side (i am left handed) i realized that it would be really great if we can have an alternate button for magic zoom on the left side of the cam canon5dmk3 with an adjustable hold time 2-5 seconds..
that would be great because then it would be possible to push the zoom button - adjust in the hold time with the follow focus..

thx rene

General Help Q&A / Canon 5d Raw footage chroma subsampling?
« on: November 14, 2013, 08:06:51 PM »

i wonder if the canon 5d mark 3 raw video footage has chorma sub sampling?
can anyone perhaps explain?


hello alex.

can you please remove the grayed out top and bottom overlay in anamorphic desqueezing mode when raw is activated..  cause we dont need it when recording in raw.
it is really distracting...
thx sw

Feature Requests / Anamorphic costum squeeze factor
« on: October 22, 2013, 04:03:05 PM »
Hello ml team!

I have got an lovely sharp iscorama lens which is in great shape. It should be 1.5x but is indeed 1.41x
So is it possible to add an option for a costum squeeze factor in future builds?
I know that this will probably be used by few people but it would be great if that option will be available.
If a costum is not possible it would also be great if you could add a 1.41 factor.

And one more question is: when im in anamorphic view and make an automatic wb with the rate button (which is so great and time saving) i can see an aera in the upper and lower part of the view where the automatic wb is not applied
Btw I have the latest build oct 22 and a 5dmk3
Thx sw

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