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For the first time in years I shot some dual iso pics again just to find out that I don't have cr2hdr on my machine any more. Tried to grab it from Bitbucket but - surprise - Bitbucket seems to have been bought out and the ML repo doesn't seem to be accessible any more... Does anybody happen to have some recent source files of cr2hdr anywhere?

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General Help Q&A / 7D shutter speed - 1/48 vs. 1/50
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:06:35 PM »
I noticed a very odd thing with my shutter speeds in LV mode. While the top LCD shows 1/50, ML actually shows 1/48 on the monitor. I have filmed in a location with very bad CFL tubes and I did get vertical moving artifacts, suggesting that I really was shooting with 1/48. Next lower would be 1/41 and next higher would be 1/62 according to ML. Video mode was set to 1080p25.
Is this a quirk in the 7D Canon fw or is that an ML quirk

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Share Your Videos / Birds in Finland - Episode 1
« on: July 02, 2016, 09:39:11 AM »
7D, EF 135mm f/2 L, MLV normal and crop mode


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Raw Video Postprocessing / Good project settings for Resolve
« on: May 25, 2016, 08:33:33 AM »
So, I finally dared to use ML in real production - not on my 6D, though, but on my 7D, and I'm quite happy with the image quality! Thanks to MLV Producer, converting MLV to CDNG was done very easily.

Now, the correction and grading... At the moment I use REC709 as input color space in the project/camera raw settings. Would there be any advantage to using another setting, e.g. BMD Film?

When exporting to CDNG, the chosen export color space on MLVP doesn't really seem to make a big difference.

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General Help Q&A / Some 7D questions
« on: February 14, 2016, 07:28:08 AM »
Morning!

I recently got a 7D and I'm planning to use it with ML for video and photography, mainly wildlife. I have a handful of old 8, 4 and 2 GB cards and already successfully upgraded the camera FW and installed ML on a card. So far so good.
Now, what's the biggest size card the 7D can handle? Any recommendations for cards for MLV?
Any caveats for shooting video with the 7D? On a quick research I read something about overheating?
And then a less ML-related question: I already did some photography with the 7D and compared to my 6D, the raw pics look a bit washed out and less sharp out of camera. I'm using darktable on Linux for developing my raw pics and for the pics from my 6D I rarely need to apply any big expo or contrast correction, especially when using ML AETTR. The 7D pics I shot all required pretty strong modifications of black point, expo and cranking up the sharpening a lot.

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Share Your Videos / Political commercial (first attempt)
« on: January 23, 2016, 09:33:54 AM »
Finnish MP O-P Parviainen invites people to meet him for a coffee and discuss politics. I didn't want to do a super bland boring clip, so I tried an aggressive grade, among others with quite kicked up eye color. Customer liked it, viewers (especially female) liked it...

Shot on EOS 6D w/ 24-105 IS L f/4, h.264, Cinestyle, ML functions used: Zebras, peaking
Additional gear: Cheap "Hakutatz" glidecam, Aputure Al-528W light
Edited and graded in Resolve 12


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Post-processing Workflow / How do you deal with chromatic aberrations?
« on: October 16, 2015, 12:15:04 PM »
Hi,

one of the reasons why I don't use MLV that often yet is that with my 24-105 f/4 L IS I have really lots of chromatic aberrations. The worst is water and sunlight but also many other scenes in the nature are prone to it. When shooting h.264 with my 6D, the camera seems to process the aberrations out but in MLV they are really massively visible and ugly. How do you deal with those? Do you just ignore them or do you have a workflow to remove them in post? Maybe some Resolve plugin?

-Stefan

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General Help Q&A / Screen recording?
« on: October 15, 2015, 02:42:05 PM »
Hi,

I know, there's a screenshot function in ML but is there also a screen recording function? That would be kinda cool for doing tutorials and maybe as a plot device in films.

-Stefan

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Here's the teaser for my second wolf doc. The film was shot on a 6D with 24-105 f/4 L IS, h.264, Marvel profile (eeks, never gonna use that again!). Didn't dare to use MLV because I had some dropped frame issues on a test project before, so ML was mainly used for all the global draw goodies, like zebras, focus assist, histograms, etc.
Workflow: Camera h.264 -> Prores -> DaVinci Resolve 12
I also did the whole edit in DR12 and I like it. I guess, I have done my last project with kdenlive...

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Share Your Videos / Fieldfares (playing with MLV/DNG raw in Resolve 12)
« on: September 05, 2015, 05:27:47 PM »
6D, 24-105 f4/L IS + 2x converter, MLV raw, 1504x640, 23.976fps, crop mode
Converted with MLRawViewer.


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Share Your Photos / Are you afraid of wolves? (Film shoot BTS pics)
« on: August 16, 2015, 08:13:01 AM »
Here's a few BTS pics from my doc shooting in July. Again didn't dare to shoot video in ML raw, which I regret badly because some interviews have bad exposure/dynamic range issues now. But also again ML was a major help for the film shoot and especially the photos :). More BTS pics here: http://stefan.gofferje.net/film/bts/event/tjs2








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General Chat / Shoot cooperation, Northern Germany, 20.-26.7.
« on: July 02, 2015, 07:25:54 AM »
Hi,

from 20. till 26.7. we are in Germany to make our second wolf film. Most of the time, we'll be in Dörverden and on 24.7. we are in the Wildpark Lüneburger Heide. We also would like to do a specific photoshoot and are looking for somebody who would be interested in cooperating with us, particularly who would be interested in borrowing us a long Canon tele for the shoot. We can't offer much money but we can offer cooperation, e.g. on 24.7. the person could come with us to the wolves and use the opportunities to do their own little shoot. You could reply here or to stefan at susilauma point fi. I do speak also German.

-Stefan

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Share Your Photos / Just left the nest...
« on: June 03, 2015, 01:45:48 PM »


ML's AETTR function is a major help nailing exposure in nature photography...!

More photos here

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Share Your Videos / Canada geese
« on: May 23, 2015, 10:06:20 AM »

Location: N61.26743, E24.04222
Canon EOS 6D, 24-105L f/4, Vivitar 2x converter, 1/50, f/11, MLV 1472x626@23.976fps, ML crop mode

Workflow:
- Linux
- DNGs extracted with MLVFS
- DNGs converted to ProRes with this script
- Edited with kdenlive
- Edits: White balance, levels

And... does anybody have an idea why in the last scene, the sand becomes more red when more grass is in the picture? Does dcraw do some automatic evil stuff with the red/green-balance?

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Raw Video Postprocessing / 3D LUTs for MLV -> Prores?
« on: March 20, 2015, 08:13:20 AM »
Thanks to Danne, I have a working script to batch-convert MLV-files to Prores with ffmpeg. The result is pretty REC709-ish which does leave some room for correcting and grading but I'd prefer a little flatter image. I tried using MLRawViewer's LUTs for C-log, SLog, etc. but those are 1D LUTs and ffmpeg only works with 3D LUTs.
Does anyone know some good (free?) 3D LUTs for MLV -> Prores conversion? Or maybe somebody could spend a few mins and convert the MLRawViewer 1D LUTs to 3D?

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General Help Q&A / Reset battery chip?
« on: March 17, 2015, 04:43:57 PM »
Hi,

I had my 6D freeze on me and pulled out the battery. This specific battery now always reports 100% charge and the shutter counter doesn't reset to 0 charge. Is there any way to reset the battery chip or can I throw the battery away now?

-S

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Share Your Videos / Birds (6D crop test)
« on: March 11, 2015, 08:27:29 PM »

Just shot a few birds to test the crop mode of Magic Lantern on my 6D. Recorded with 24-105 f/4L in 1472x626 MLV raw, upscaled to 1920x818. Edited with kdenlive.

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Share Your Videos / Winter Day
« on: February 25, 2015, 01:24:02 PM »
What shall we do on a boring and melancholic winter day...?
Shoot a boring and melancholic shorty!


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Raw Video Postprocessing / Compiling raw2dng on Ubuntu
« on: February 09, 2015, 01:52:24 PM »
I'm trying to compile raw2dng on Ubuntu but I'm not getting anywhere...
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sgofferj@enterprise:~/hudson-magic-lantern-703ee626326d/modules/lv_rec$ make raw2dng
make: hg: Command not found
[ GCC      ]   raw2dng
In file included from /usr/include/stdint.h:25:0,
                 from /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.8/include/stdint.h:9,
                 from ../../src/chdk-dng.c:43:
/usr/include/features.h:374:25: fatal error: sys/cdefs.h: No such file or directory
 #  include <sys/cdefs.h>
                         ^
compilation terminated.
make: *** [raw2dng] Error 1

Is there a static 64bit build somewhere available? I don't really want to start installing all kinds of additional stuff which I don't need, like ARM cross compiler, etc. on my workstation...

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Raw Video Postprocessing / ffmpeg on Linux
« on: February 09, 2015, 01:22:07 PM »
So the ffmpeg developers have fixed the segfault bug after I reported it. Transcoding MLV does work now. However, I'm a bit irritated about the result. The image is very dark and greenish. If I push the levels up I get really bad banding. MLRawViewer shows the same file perfectly with no banding (but export doesn't work...)

Examples:



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Raw Video Postprocessing / MLRawViewer can't export
« on: February 09, 2015, 12:37:16 PM »
Hi,

I'm trying to export with MLRawViewer. When I try to export to MOV, I get a 185b small MOV-file and MLRawViewer stops at 0.14%.

Console:
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sgofferj@enterprise:~/baldand-mlrawviewer-e7abaaf4cf9b$ ./mlrawviewer.py
MlRawViewer v1.4.3
(c) Andrew Baldwin & contributors 2013-2014
Using GLUT instead of GLFW. Some features may be disabled.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/sgofferj/baldand-mlrawviewer-e7abaaf4cf9b/GLCompute.py", line 391, in <module>
    from GLComputeGLFW import GLComputee7abaaf4cf9b
  File "/home/sgofferj/baldand-mlrawviewer-e7abaaf4cf9b/GLComputeGLFW.py", line 44, in <module>
    import glfw
  File "/home/sgofferj/baldand-mlrawviewer-e7abaaf4cf9b/glfw.py", line 352, in <module>
    glfwGetVersionString            = _glfw.glfwGetVersionString
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/ctypes/__init__.py", line 378, in __getattr__
    func = self.__getitem__(name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/ctypes/__init__.py", line 383, in __getitem__
    func = self._FuncPtr((name_or_ordinal, self))
AttributeError: /usr/lib/libglfw.so.2: undefined symbol: glfwGetVersionString
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm.c:2239:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.rear
ALSA lib pcm.c:2239:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.center_lfe
ALSA lib pcm.c:2239:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.side
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
jack_client_new: deprecated
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directorye7abaaf4cf9b
Cannot connect to server request channel
jack server is not running or cannot be started
jack_client_new: deprecated
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server request channel
jack server is not running or cannot be started
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server request channel
jack server is not running or cannot be started
Loading '/media/sgofferj/EOS_DIGITAL/DCIM/100CANON/M09-1216.RAW'
/media/sgofferj/EOS_DIGITAL/DCIM/100CANON/M09-1216.WAV /media/sgofferj/EOS_DIGITAL/DCIM/100CANON/M09-1216.WAV
None
MOV export to '/home/sgofferj/M09-1216_000004' started
ffmpeg config (no audio): -f mov -vf vflip -vcodec prores_ks -profile:v 4 -alpha_bits 0 -vendor ap4h -q:v 0 %s.MOV
Encoder args: ['ffmpeg', '-f', 'rawvideo', '-pix_fmt', 'rgb48', '-s', '1280x720', '-r', '25.000', '-i', '-', '-an', '-f', 'mov', '-vf', 'vflip', '-vcodec', 'prores_ks', '-profile:v', '4', '-alpha_bits', '0', '-vendor', 'ap4h', '-q:v', '0', '-r', '25.000', '/home/sgofferj/M09-1216_000004.MOV']
freeglut (./mlrawviewer.py): glutSetWindow(): window ID 2 not found!

When I try to export to DNG, I get this:
Code: [Select]
sgofferj@enterprise:~/baldand-mlrawviewer-e7abaaf4cf9b$ ./mlrawviewer.py
MlRawViewer v1.4.3
(c) Andrew Baldwin & contributors 2013-2014
Using GLUT instead of GLFW. Some features may be disabled.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/sgofferj/baldand-mlrawviewer-e7abaaf4cf9b/GLCompute.py", line 391, in <module>
    from GLComputeGLFW import GLCompute
  File "/home/sgofferj/baldand-mlrawviewer-e7abaaf4cf9b/GLComputeGLFW.py", line 44, in <module>
    import glfw
  File "/home/sgofferj/baldand-mlrawviewer-e7abaaf4cf9b/glfw.py", line 352, in <module>
    glfwGetVersionString            = _glfw.glfwGetVersionString
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/ctypes/__init__.py", line 378, in __getattr__
    func = self.__getitem__(name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/ctypes/__init__.py", line 383, in __getitem__
    func = self._FuncPtr((name_or_ordinal, self))
AttributeError: /usr/lib/libglfw.so.2: undefined symbol: glfwGetVersionString
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm.c:2239:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.rear
ALSA lib pcm.c:2239:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.center_lfe
ALSA lib pcm.c:2239:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.side
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
jack_client_new: deprecated
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server request channel
jack server is not running or cannot be started
jack_client_new: deprecated
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server request channel
jack server is not running or cannot be started
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server request channel
jack server is not running or cannot be started
Loading '/media/sgofferj/EOS_DIGITAL/DCIM/100CANON/M09-1216.RAW'
/media/sgofferj/EOS_DIGITAL/DCIM/100CANON/M09-1216.WAV /media/sgofferj/EOS_DIGITAL/DCIM/100CANON/M09-1216.WAV
None
DNG export to '/home/sgofferj/M09-1216_DNG_000002/M09-1216' started
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/sgofferj/baldand-mlrawviewer-e7abaaf4cf9b/ExportQueue.py", line 417, in doExportDng
    self.processExportDng(jobindex,args)
  File "/home/sgofferj/baldand-mlrawviewer-e7abaaf4cf9b/ExportQueue.py", line 493, in processExportDng
    self.setDngHeader(r,d,bits,f,rgbl,ljpeg,date)
  File "/home/sgofferj/baldand-mlrawviewer-e7abaaf4cf9b/ExportQueue.py", line 343, in setDngHeader
    atm(e,DNG.Tag.CameraSerialNumber,r.bodySerialNumber()+"\0")
AttributeError: 'MLRAW' object has no attribute 'bodySerialNumber'

Using current git snapshot e7abaaf4cf9b on kUbuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit

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General Help Q&A / False color / green screen
« on: February 05, 2015, 07:12:30 PM »
Hi,

I have discovered the false color function and I love it! It's a huge help, especially for even lighting of chroma key backdrops. I am however puzzled by the green screen palette. I never get a green screen. The only thing I get is more or less even gray and when I change the exposure I get green edges at some grey fields. The display of the palette in the menu, however, looks like the display should actually be green when the backdrop is evenly lit and optimally exposed.
I even tried switching to Marshall palette, play with lights and exposure settings until the whole backdrop was medium gray with small green and orange areas at the border. Then I switched to the green screen palette and again everything was evenly gray except the boders to areas which were orange or green in the Marshall palette. Those borders had pretty exactly the tone of the backdrop. They actually changed tone as I changed the exposure settings. Now I'm confused...

Could somebody please explain this palette to me or point me to a good explanation? :)

-Stefan

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Raw Video Postprocessing / Linux love?
« on: February 04, 2015, 08:38:31 PM »
Hi,

so I looked at RAW again after several months of doing other stuff and it's still rather hard. I installed the latest ffmpeg static for Ubuntu 14.04 from ppa:mc3man/trusty-media and guess what... when I try to convert an MLV into anything else, it segfaults. The fuse-based MLVFS works like a charm and I now have a whole ton of DNGs. Which I can't do anything with because again, ffmpeg does not read DNGs, so no way to convert it to something editable like ProRes or so.
Does ANYbody here works regularly on Linux, preferably Ubuntu, and has a preferably simple solution on how to convert MLVs into something I can use with kdenlive or similar?

-Stefan

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Share Your Videos / The girl and the wolves
« on: September 05, 2014, 08:36:00 PM »
I have been shooting for a provocative documentary in the German Wolfcenter. Title is "Tyttö ja sudet" - "The girl and the wolves". Subtitle "Mitä tapahtuu kun ihan tavallinen maalaistyttö heitetään susille?" - "What happens if a normal countryside girl is thrown to the wolves?".

I'm editing my fingers bloody at the moment, trying to get a good story together and fix some mistakes I made during shooting (that's my very first movie project)... Shot on a 6D with the EF 24-105mm L f/4 IS, mainly in h.264 All-I with Cinestyle profile and a Gopro Hero 3+ with ProTune. ML was vastly helpful with exposure judgement in the wolf-enclosure (vegetation!).
Before post, I avconv'd the whole footage to ProRes 422 HQ. Editing is exclusively done with KDEnLive on Linux.

Here's a trailer:
The doc itself still needs to be color corrected and subtitled. Might take another 3 weeks or so before it's ready.

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General Help Q&A / 6D: Chroma keying
« on: September 01, 2014, 05:09:56 PM »
Hi,

I'm starting to get gray hair over my attempts to greenscreen. No matter what I do and how I set the lighting, I always have mushy transitions between skin tones and the green screen, resulting in spill. I also tried different color profiles - Cinestyle giving the worst results. I also noticed a ton of noise in my image, although my scene is well lit on the border to being overexposed.
Is there something like high light noise? I'm currently shooting in 1080P high.

-S

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