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Shoot Preparation / Re: Best preset for film look
« on: June 10, 2016, 06:00:37 PM »
I use VisionTech by VisionColor for all my projects. It's a great starting point to start grading your footage, as it's a flat picture style but retains a high amount of colour information.

Also, their OSIRIS pack of LUTs can be applied to footage filmed with VisonTech, for an instant 'film like' grade, which looks great. Probably best as a starting point to further grade your footage to how you want it, but if you're new to grading or you want to save time, they're totally passable without any further grading. And as there are 9 different LUTs in the pack, there is a range of different aesthetics to play with. Each LUT has a Rec709 version for the VisionTech profile, and a LOG version, which can be used with Magic Lantern RAW footage.

To get the maximum out of your footage, it's also best to denoise (with NeatVideo for example) in a 16bit environment, as it eliminates any compression artefacts. Then, add a film grain to your footage to avoid banding.

Check out their site for examples of the look. http://www.vision-color.com/osiris/

Or, here are a couple of vids I've used OSIRIS with:
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=wJQOZgYujlk filmed with VisionTech profile on Canon 60D
filmed in Magic Lantern RAW on Canon 60D

 

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General Chat / Amazing new site to submit your films to
« on: November 01, 2015, 11:37:26 AM »
Has anyone seen this new site yet?

findie.me

I've been binging on it lately, there's hundreds of shorts to watch on there and they all have little mini-trailers which is pretty cool. It just makes finding shorts so much simpler than trawling through YouTube or Vimeo.

I find it really inspiring for my own films. Thoughts?

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Raw Video / Re: 60D RAW video - it's working !!!
« on: January 30, 2014, 11:30:38 PM »
Here's my first proper Raw Video with the 60D. The town I live in floods every year so I thought I'd capture it:

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Raw Video / Re: 60D RAW video - it's working !!!
« on: January 30, 2014, 11:15:55 PM »
Quick question guys. To upgrade from stable v2.3, do I just delete the old files and copy the new ones to the card?

Thanks

Yes, I got a bit confused by all the updates at the beginning of this thread. All you need to do is copy the latest nightly build for the 60D onto your card, replacing any files it asks permission to.

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Raw Video / Re: 60D RAW video - it's working !!!
« on: January 17, 2014, 06:33:34 PM »
Hi All,

I'm after a bit of advice.  I downloaded the latest nightly build and tried raw video with it.  It works fine but I get quite a few dead pixels.

I downloaded update 12 in this thread, but none of the modules will load with the latest nightly build.  I enable every one to load at the next start-up but they all say 'Err' next to them with 'Linking Failed' in the description.

Does anyone know the latest nightly build that works with update 12 or am I doing something wrong?

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Raw Video / Re: 60D RAW video - it's working !!!
« on: June 14, 2013, 04:14:32 PM »
OK so Raw Video on the 60D (and all Canon cameras for that matter) is an amazing achievement, there's no doubt about it.

However, am I the only one that thinks its pretty pointless when the 60D only writes 20mb/s?  Yes, I can see that recording 720p upscaled is sharper, and more dynamic than 1080p h.264, but the only continuous recording possible seems to be 960x540, which is pretty much standard def, so not much use either. 

Is this likely to improve with future developments, or are we stuck with what we have due to the 20mb/s max write speed?  If this isn't an option, is there any chance that outputting to a lower bit rate would make it possible to shoot continuous 1080p recordings in raw?

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General Chat / Re: 5 Week Time Lapse
« on: November 11, 2012, 10:12:00 PM »
Thanks for the quick responses guys.  Ideally, I will be going to the venue every day to check over the gear and start and stop it, but travel is an issue. 

My friend assures me that the place is safe and secure enough to leave the equipment there.  If it wasn't, I'd have to pack the equipment away and use the ghosting function to set up the same shot again. You gotta love ML!


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General Chat / 5 Week Time Lapse
« on: November 11, 2012, 05:50:26 PM »
I've been asked by a friend to record a time lapse for an office refurbishment from start to finish for the company he works for. The refurb will take 5 weeks so the camera will be set up in the same position for the entire time, but it will only be capturing for 9 hours a day, 5 days a week.

I will be using a 60d with ML's intervalometer.  The camera will be plugged in to the mains for the 9 hours of shooting and I was looking at an ACK-E6 to do this.  I have seen the official canon one on ebay for £167, but there are also aftermarket solutions for as little as £15. 

So I have three questions:

Will the camera be safe if I leave it plugged in to the mains for 9 hours a day, taking a shot every 2 minutes?

Has anyone had any experience with aftermarket ACK-E6's or strongly advice against them?

I have no idea what to charge for this, so does anyone know what the going rate should be?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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General Chat / Re: What camera are you running ML on?
« on: November 06, 2012, 08:06:04 PM »
I have 2 60D's and absolutely loving ML.

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