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ғᴏɢ ᴅʀᴇᴀᴍ
a Canon 550d RAW test.

A testshot in a foggy forest.
This video demonstrates the current RAW features. The clips were shot at diffrent ISO brightness levels.

Hello together!

I searched for a simple batchscript that will convert more than one raw file at once.
I thought it would be great, if you just copy all of your RAW footage into one folder, click on start,
and get the final converted footage into another folder.

So I built up the RAW Batcher.
It's nothing special and is based on the raw2dng batch.
But it can help you being faster.

You can download the RAW Batcher for free:,30,raw-batcher.htm

Post-processing Workflow / alternative Cinestyle Look up tables
« on: January 03, 2014, 01:54:55 AM »

Hello together.

LUT Buddy from Reg Giant isn't free anymore. It is not simply possible to add the cinestyle LUT for free anymore.
Therefore I have converted the Cinestyle LUT to different LUT formats such as: 3dl, a3d, cms, csp, cube, icc, vf

Now you can simply use a .3dl Cinestyle look up table and the standard after effects plugin "Apply Color LUT".
This keeps the better 8bit DSLR workflow cheaper and universal. :-)

You can download all Look up tables here:,27,cinestyle-lut.htm

Instructions and explaination:


For the free idea of a better image!

How to shoot
in RAW on a canon DSLR

Hello together.
I have done a simple and quick video tutorial how to shoot in RAW,
in order to spread the magic lantern idea :-)


   In this tutorial, I'll explain you how to use a canon DSLR to capture 14bit RAW footage.
   First of all, the RAW feature is not fully implemented and unless you have a 5D Mark III, 
   it is not possible to shoot RAW in all resolutions.
   But even if you shoot RAW on smaller resolution,
   you get more sharpness and detail in your picture,
   than the standard canon 1080p footage.

1. Camera + Magic Lantern
The most canon DSLR cameras should be able to have magic lantern and the RAW feature. You can visit the magic lantern homepage and check out your camera support. If you don't have magic lantern,  you can grab it there. All necessary links are posted in the description.

2. RAW Module
Once you have magic lantern installed, you might need the „raw_rec“ module.  The module should be implemented, but if you don't find it,  you can download the module direct from the nightly builds.

3. SD Card
You also need a good SD card to record the RAW Footage. I have a transcend SDHC Level 10 card for my 550d.  The only important thing is, that your card use the full write speed of your camera. If you do not know your card write speed, you can search for benchmarks on the internet.
I have a simple list for you to find the writespeed of your camera. I will link an even better list in the description.

4. Shoot
Now lets get some footage.
   Assure you shoot in 1080p mode. Load up the RAW module and set your fps overwrite    to your desired framerate. I use 24 fps, to keep the write buffer of the camera small.    Then enable the RAW module. Set your Resolution and Ratio and you are ready to go.

   I've done several recordings. One of them should be fine.

   Its not simply possible to import your recorded footage directly to after effects,    therefore I use a tool from the magic lantern forums called RAW2DNG. This program    allows you to    simply   drag your files on the executable and this file will convert your    RAW file to a readable .dng sequence. You don't have to do anything beside that.
   Maybe I should write a GUI like the Online Arts HDR gui, for being able to mass
   convert your files. Post this in the comments.

I have also done some demonstration footage to test the current RAW features:

Share Your Videos / RAW 550d Morning light test.
« on: November 25, 2013, 04:13:45 PM »
Hello folks.
I recorded some RAW footage with my 550d just to test the grain in low light situation.
Maybe this could also help you to determine the right shooting situation

Canon 550d

Canon EFS-18-135mm set on 50mm

SD card:
Transcend SDHC 32gb Level 10 card

Camera Settings:
1080p 24fps mode
Iso 200
Shutter 48

frame override:
24 fps

RAW module settings:
Res: 1280x536
Aspect: 2.39:1

Got around 140 frames/take

Each lightlayer in this video was filmed 5 minutes after the other with exact the same settings each time.

Greetings, Alex546

Share Your Videos / 550d RAW 1280x426 3:1 @24fps
« on: June 05, 2013, 04:22:31 PM »
This video was shot using the experimental version with the RAW module.
I shot in 1280x720p 50fps

fps override:
24 fps
Exact fps

RAW settings:

Workflow in a nutshell:

I used Raw2Dng.exe

In after effects I imported the dng sequence and created a composition with the normal width of my sequence and the height of my sequence, multiplied with 1.4.

DNG: 1280x304 => Comp: 1280x425    (304*1.4=425.6)

Then I scale the height of my footage to 140%.

HDR and Dual ISO Postprocessing / HDR GUI 0.8b (win7/XP)
« on: June 03, 2013, 02:05:46 AM »
HDR GUI 0.8b

This GUI can create all scripts for Virtualdub to render a list of HDR footage.
You can also easily adjust all the video settings.

It's an attachment to the user-friendly version workflow from here:

Installation & Demonstration

You can grab it here:,16,hdr-gui.htm

System requirements:

Windows XP 32 bit
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
DirectX 10

This GUI is still in beta, I'll be glad, if you can give me some feedback :-)

Well, #1 post, nice to meet you :-)

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