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Share Your Videos / fade to black... (music video)
« on: February 10, 2021, 10:03:41 PM »
this is my swan song from magic lantern.

if anyone wants to keep in touch, please subscribe to my channel.

best wishes to everyone,

Share Your Videos / a stress test of youtube at 1440p
« on: January 17, 2021, 06:45:10 PM »
With the talk about youtube performance, I thought I would give it a serious test using TNT at 1440p:

I shot this at 2560*1440 (14 bit using TNT) and graded it in resolve to put all it's got into the darks.

Watch it in a dark room on a good screen at 1440p!  Look closely at all the textures and detail of my black shirt under the coat.

As always, no noise reduction of any kind.  TNT at its best!

Encoded using NVENC h.264 @ 30MBPS

Share Your Videos / my DARKEST video yet - 5d3
« on: January 01, 2021, 03:41:41 AM »
in honour of the 40th anniversary of getting the synth that changed my life, a rich dark punchy celebration:

Share Your Videos / 5d3 4k dual iso synth rock music video
« on: December 09, 2020, 01:03:44 AM »
if it wasn't for the subtle vertical stripes noise in the bright midtones (such as piano keys) I would call this perfect looking...

windows resolve users can now work with card spanning straight from the cards!

i combined the "lossless" version of mlvfs.exe with a newer version of dokan, and packaged it with my little batch file for "linking" 2 cards into one virtual drive, and added a readme file to provide step-by-step instructions.

once you are set up, you can take your 2 cards out of your 5d3, put them into your card reader, and resolve is ready to rock!

zipped for your convenience:!ApLIbwc4O9qTcXltp8brBpxcJcg?e=agxYB7

Share Your Videos / "the lost butterflies" third movement
« on: October 31, 2020, 09:00:05 AM »

when i was grading/editing this video in resolve, i ran into a nasty bug...

my 5d3 has a stuck pixel, almost dead centre of the sensor (of course!) and i always take care of it with the "dead pixel fixer" plugin in resolve.  the plugin stopped working when i loaded this footage, and i went looking online for any hints as to what was wrong.  luckily, the search was good, and i found it happens when there is resizing at the "clip" level, which is what i was doing.

so i disabled the resizing, and changed the project settings to the exact desired output resolution (in this case 3840x1584), with "mismatched resolution files" resizing set to "stretch to all corners":

i set the timeline to match.

when rendering, set the resolution to 3840x2160 and ignore the warning.  it will then add the black bars to the render.

the plugin worked again, and as a bonus, playback was much smoother - realtime, in fact!

hope it helps someone...

Raw Video Postprocessing / windows bat file for card spanning with mlvapp
« on: October 03, 2020, 01:06:04 AM »
this was originally posted in the mlvapp thread, but i just noticed a new user who didn't know about this, so it seems like a good idea for it to have a separate thread for easy discovery:

i wrote a very simple batch file for other windows users to use:  (input it as a text file and then save as filename.BAT)
right click on the icon and choose "run as administrator"

Code: [Select]

@echo on

SET SrcRoot1=L:\DCIM\100EOS5D
SET SrcRoot2=S:\DCIM\100EOS5D

FOR %%A IN ("%SrcRoot1%\*") DO (MKLINK "%TargetRoot%\%%~NXA" "%%~A")

FOR %%A IN ("%SrcRoot2%\*") DO (MKLINK "%TargetRoot%\%%~NXA" "%%~A")


it's obviously set for my paths, so adjust to your specific settings.  make sure to create the destination directory before running the batch!

i'm using a ramdisk as drive A, which is a convenient place to stick random junk like a pile of shortcuts for a single use :)

NOTE: the destination directory must be formatted with NTFS

Share Your Videos / new music project from TNT
« on: September 28, 2020, 07:01:36 PM »
shot on both sides of the atlantic, using TNT of course ;)

it only made sense to call our music project TNT also! :)

magic lantern brought us together to hack our cameras and make music too!

the song was inspired by the sudden catastrophic loss of all the butterflies in my forest after the farmer next door poisoned his fallow field in late summer.  i'm playing my keyboard on the boundary between my forest and his field.

Share Your Videos / nature video - 5d3 3.5k 18FPS
« on: September 21, 2020, 01:22:57 PM »
i sometimes use 18fps when i want a different cadence, and i find it suits this kind of video.

maxed out resolution @ 2:1 AR, recording strictly to CF, 14 bit:

there's definitely extra efficiency in danne's 3.x k modes.

Share Your Videos / nature video - 5d3 3.5k 5x zoom mode
« on: September 17, 2020, 01:44:38 PM »
there's definitely something magical happening with danne's new 3.5k 5x zoom mode.

i was feeling lazy so i shot this episode on my CF card only, at approximately 2500*1250 (2:1 AR) @ 23.976, 14 bit

and it was as solid as a rock.  no stops with several 10-15 minute takes!

the new realtime preview is a joy to work with.

there's some serious magic in magic lantern these days...

Share Your Videos / 5d3 4k dual iso music video
« on: September 01, 2020, 03:09:16 PM »
i got gain reduction working with dual iso at last...

no noise reduction of any kind.  check out the dynamic range and clean shadows!

shot at TNT iso 100/1600

fun coincidence:  the old footage from my film that is interspersed was shot by me 10 years ago this month using magic lantern on my old 550d!
i originally produced this song back in 1989 and it was a nightclub hit around the world.  it was fun to redo it after all these years.

watch in 4k!

Share Your Videos / 5d3 4k industrial/synth music video
« on: August 16, 2020, 08:20:09 PM »
shot at 3616*1536 14 bits, 23.976 fps using card spanning and sd overclock.

24mm T/1.5

i've gotta say, after doing the last few episodes of beyond zen using the anamorphic mode, i prefer it to 1:1 uhd!  anamorphic footage is a lot easier to work with in resolve for smooth playback.  i had to use proxies for this video...

i just wish it could do true 2.35:1 without sacrificing horizontal resolution.  oh well, maybe someday?

in the meantime, enjoy:
PS: the long solo performance at the end was live as it was going down.  that's the real take.  it's so sweet to have reliable long duration video recording thanks to the card spanning and overclock!

things have really come a long way!

Share Your Videos / anamorphic 5d3 35mm 15 minute video
« on: July 30, 2020, 12:29:10 PM »
i tried the anamorphic 5k mode for my latest episode of mindful moments, and i am beyond happy with this wonderful mode!

it was a great experience in every way.  the preview worked smoothly, the buffer was always clear, and the image quality is excellent!

i used card spanning and sd overclock (160mhz), and everything just WORKED! with a pair of cheap 256gb cards, this mode will record continuously for over 60 minutes.

a huge thank you to everyone involved with these great advances in magic lantern, especially a1ex and danne.


all we need now is sensor calibration ;)

PS: i filmed this as the sun was rising, indoors, and about halfway through the recording the sun cleared the treetops and was shining directly onto the camera.  when i pressed stop the display was reporting 51C and this is pretty much the worst conditions.  no ventilation, indoors, in full sun...

Share Your Videos / extremely low light hdr 5d3 video
« on: July 24, 2020, 04:50:49 PM »
shot at TNT iso 100, in near darkness, exposed to preserve the filament on the (night) light bulb visible in the scene.  the only light source was an ikea paper lamp in the distance.  you can see the shadows it casts when i move my hands around...

i could have added fill light, but that's not the point.  it was an exercise in what is possible.

there's no way you could push underexposed shadows this hard with stock canon 100 iso.  no way.  check out how beautiful the filament looks.

as always with my videos, zero noise reduction...

i'm not interested in the arguments from closed minds.  i'm only sharing this to encourage open minded people to try TNT!

check out the thread created by timbytheriver (the other T) for details on using tnt:

here are links to my old howto guides:

Share Your Videos / in the studio, shot at 3616 x 1536 on 5d3
« on: July 10, 2020, 12:41:22 PM »
uprezzed to 3840.

this is the first video on a new channel i made for quirky videos like this.  the next episode will be about overcoming a problem with the physics simulation in blender.  if you are into silly things like this, subscribe :)

shot at 3616*1536, 12 bits 24 FPS

sandisk extreme pro SD 170MB/S overclocked, plus card spanning with a KB CF card.

unfortunately due to cellphone internet slow uploading i had to downscale it to 1080P, but it shows that the source was such high resolution!

see the sd uhs overclocking thread for the latest developments on this great additional capability for us all...

Feature Requests / continuous beep for critical errors
« on: May 25, 2020, 01:03:52 PM »
is it possible to have a continuous beep option for critical errors such as unexpected stops while recording video?

while filming an episode outdoors the camera stopped recording and i was not able to hear the short beeps and i only found out when the lengthy scene was completed to find out the camera had stopped long ago.  a continuous beep would fix this!


Share Your Videos / "it is written" 4k
« on: April 22, 2020, 06:34:28 PM »
I finally found a setup that gives good results on youtube with relatively small uploads.  This looks the way it should!

5d3 ISO400 TNT

Share Your Videos / ttt episode 23
« on: March 02, 2020, 12:34:52 PM »

Share Your Videos / candlelight music video using TNT iso 400
« on: February 18, 2020, 05:17:52 AM »
the candles are the only light source in a dark vocal booth...

no noise reduction of any kind.

edit: some people have noticed black "highlights" in the flames thanks to youtube degradation.  it's not in the source.  i'll try uploading a 4k version sometime in the future to roll the dice in the game of random quality reduction with the black box of unwanted youtube transcoding.

according to traditional zen, there's no such thing as "wasting time", but back then there was no equivalent of uploading videos to youtube to be randomly degraded.

edit 2: the cause of the black sun highlights on the candles was youtube not liking 10 bit h264.  here's an 8 bit hevc version:

Share Your Videos / zen: a 21st century approach
« on: January 17, 2020, 08:04:08 PM »
my new series on zen...

filmed using the new wonderfully easy to use TNT presets created by timbytheriver!  check out the gorgeous dynamic range of the bright sparkling sunlit snow on the fallen tree at the mouth of the dark shadowy cavity that you can see into!  clean as a whistle, with NO noise reduction of any kind!

i won't discuss TNT anymore so don't ask me...  ask timbytheriver!

i'm happy to discuss the series, however :)


episode 1

Share Your Videos / tommy's tree talks - season 2
« on: January 05, 2020, 11:03:57 AM »

Share Your Videos / nature video - episode 20
« on: January 01, 2020, 09:01:21 AM »
filmed during the winter solstice with the sun at the lowest point in the sky of the year, the light is very cool in this video, especially on the tulip trees at the end of the video, far in the sky... talk about the golden hour, it was a golden day!

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