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Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: Raw2DNG deleted all my files
« on: August 20, 2013, 09:56:31 AM »
Can you not just copy the files back into your project folder on your machine from your RAID backup and your external hard drive where you copied your media cards contents to before starting work and use a different raw to DNG app?
Yes, for those who made copies, they could!
But many, don't make copies. that's a copy of THREE seperate steps of the same files. Very large files at that.
I make copies of the DNGs, but don't make copies of the .raw container file.

Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: Raw2DNG deleted all my files
« on: August 20, 2013, 08:29:37 AM »
For those that this has happened to... were the files on an external drive? Is the app, and the files on different drives? or was there a space in the folder name anywhere in the path to the files?


Here's my little test, unlisted on YouTube. RAW certainly has given better colour but I am finding it hard to see much of a difference. Is it just me?
Raw give a MUCH sharper image!
gives the ability to change white balance and color without the image falling apart.

General Chat / Re: Canon CPS service - I'm stunned.
« on: August 14, 2013, 07:06:55 AM »
I dont see canon cracking the top lcd screen. Unless it was a foolish employee that just said it came in like that because he had an accident. But I don't often see complaints of cps service. more so people who have GOOD things to say. hope everything works out in your favor though

Raw Video / Re: Turn your RAW footage into LOG
« on: August 14, 2013, 07:02:00 AM »
I made some camera profiles which should give you something like log and create no flicker.
You should read the post above yours and do the same

General Chat / Re: Sharper video, REAL cinematic look?
« on: August 14, 2013, 06:37:09 AM »
I'm only a fan of this rule in regards to spinning things.
So, if you were to shoot say a scene to a movie. What would your boundaries be?

General Chat / Sharper video, REAL cinematic look?
« on: August 14, 2013, 03:19:19 AM »
Now, we have the 180 degree rule.
for cinematic look, they say to shoot at around 24fps with 180 degree shutter so about 1/48 shutter speed.
BUT, I notice that when most people shoot with these settings, it looks ok, but real videos have a MUCH crisper less blurry image. Just take any movie and pause it when a person is moving(not FAST of course) and you can still see perfect image. Now pause your video with these settings, everything is really really blurry.
I mean, even folks who shoot the black magic, like in the link below. Pause it anywhere on the video with movement and it still looks crisp! anyway to get this quality. Sure, I guess the slow shutter speed creates a filmic look by using the blur it creates, but are we creating TOO much blur?

video here

Raw Video / Re: Flatz ACR Preset - Magic Lantern RAW (Updated 8/10/13)
« on: August 14, 2013, 02:09:58 AM »

RAW at the default settings. Exposed to the right.

so exposing to the right, is exposing for the highlights to be correctly exposed?
I always thought that exposing to the right, meant for everything on the histogram to be further right which would in turn make the shadows brighter, as opposed to the highlight darker. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Monitoring on tablets
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:23:02 AM »
Yes, even without unplugging the device.

When I deactivate RAW video, the display output on Android immediately continues updating.
To me it seems, like the cam completely maintains the connection (due to less writing speed), but just doesn't output video to the USB while RAW is active.

By the way: while canon or ml menu is open it also stops.

Here's a little video, just to show:

I tried latest stock nightly, as well as latest a.d.'s build. Both with and without Small Hacks activated.
Also I tried with and without HDMI monitor.
→ 8 combinations altogether
The exact same happens in all combinations.

Is there anything else, any setting or combination I should test?

May there be any possibility to solve that problem?
Using this Android combination has some nice advantages. Like Peaking outside the cam, using Android as monitor together with internal display or HDMI.
My setup doesn't do that. And your lag, is MUCH slower than mine.
Edit: just noticed you're on a 5d2. I'm working with the mark iii

Raw Video / Re: Flatz ACR Preset - Magic Lantern RAW (Updated 8/10/13)
« on: August 12, 2013, 01:44:31 AM »
I compare RAW footage graded in Adobe Camera RAW with RAW footage with the Flatz Preset installed, reduced to DNxHD, and graded in Davinci Resolve. Can you tell which is which? I'll give you a hint, one of them has post-sharpening added.

Download preset:

I guessed which was which correctly. The reason being, the flatz profile looked... flatter.
I believe a little contrast added would have not allowed me to notice the difference.

Raw Video / Re: Turn your RAW footage into LOG
« on: August 08, 2013, 11:15:00 AM »
^^^^^ you should open your own thread.

Share Your Videos / Re: My RAW video / Italy
« on: August 04, 2013, 07:41:22 PM »
Given a name, I thought this would be a video showing Italy. I think "garage" would be better suited.

i read somewhere shooting above 2k is possible without zooming in.
wonder if this is true.
Proof of this claim?

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« on: July 31, 2013, 06:02:26 AM »
I had a play with it using last years Nexus 7 on my 5dmk3 and it worked surprisingly well!

It works really well for finding focus as the picture looks better than what i get on my 5 inch Ikan field monitor. even though it only has the resolution of the lcd liveview which i believe is 800x480, it looks much sharper than the 1080i that i get though the hdmi on the ikan. maybe this will change if we ever get a magic lantern port to firmware 1.2 on the 5dmk3 with clean 1080p

The remote operation through the touch screen is a nice bonus but you won't get the magic lantern menus, you'll still have to do this on the camera lcd.

I like that it allows you to use the tablet as an external field monitor while leaving the camera lcd fully operational for monitoring so that you can have two points of monitoring.

It also means you don't have to wait for the horribly slow switching between liveview and hdmi output whenever you want to use the camera or magic lantern menus!

The only real downsides i can see in my testing,

The image lags slightly.. Hopefully this improves with the newever nexus tablet and is not hitting the limit of usb2. It's totally useable as is though.

It drastically reduces the record speed of the camera in raw recording mode. resolutions i was able to record continuoisly in previously were limited to 200-300 frames.. Not sure if there is anything that can be done about this on the magic lantern end?..
I asked the developer of DSLR controller if he would be able to do anything to reduce the overhead, He said that it would have to happen on the ML side as he is only using the standard canon remote interface.

The battery will probably only last 3-5 hours. But i imagine you could hook this up to a battery system with the right adapter cable.

I found the start/stop record button to be a bit flakey so i just ended up using the hardware button on the camera.

Other than that the only issue i can see with it is figuring out how to mount a nexus nicely to the camera. I've seen one solution using a car dashboard mount but it looked a bit goofy..

With a bit more work this thing could be really awesome as a low cost alternative to expensive field monitors. withe the added ability to remote control on cranes etc!

It even has a selection of anamorphic de-squeeze options!
I dont get a lag that I notice. If you have a lag, go into your dslrcontroller app. Change from 15fps to 30fps. also, theres another option to speed up the menu. I own an ipad so I only bought the nexus soley for this purpose and have no other apps or memory hogging items on mine... maybe you do???

EDIT: I am also still able to record at my continuous resolution the same as I normally would have.
the only difference in recorded frames for me is like 2.5k where I may have gotten 700 frames before stopping, I'm now only getting 500 frames.

I paid 170 for a nexus 7
Like 7 bucks for a OTG cable
I believe 8 dollars for 'dslr controller' app
Works without issue.
Real time viewing. No long, no stutters
It just works!
Only problem is, since its usb as opposed to hdmi, you don't see what you see on the camer(ie recording raw in crop mode, you won't see the cropped image if you are seeing it on the cams lcd)
Other than that... NO ISSUES!
seems pretty cheap to me.
App has focus peak and controls for the camera(focusing, shutter, iso/f-stop/shutter speed / White balance settings);

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« on: July 30, 2013, 01:16:22 AM »
Those 15 fps might have to do more with the tablet than with the camera, maybe you get 30 fps on tablets with at least dual-core processors.
Yes, the faster the ram/processor, the better the view.
the nexus 7 is almost perfect time wise, I bet the nexus 7 2 is perfect.

if I were to nitpick(which usually ends up with someone nitpicking lol) I would say all that was missing was a close up of one of the hits or something.
Everything was at the same distance.

Modules Development / Re: Magic Lantern (RAW) Video format v2.0
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:01:53 AM »
But then why would you be shooting it in raw?  If you don't have the funds or equipment?  Seems to me, that if a TC syncing module for a secondary source was implemented that this would open this camera up to a wider range of productions.

Also I'm not talking about using a clapper, if your TC on your .mlv file matched the audio on your recorder you can just click 1 button in Davinci Resolve and have all of your audio synced within a second.  That could only be done if the camera could output it's free run (TOD) TC via the audio jack.

It doesn't matter WHY. That is of no concern to YOU! Not to say that I don't have the funds/equipment. The fact is, just because YOU may not find it useful, doesn't mean that no one else will. If I want to record raw because I choose to, and have the option of having a recorded audio track on my camera, is that a bad thing? I find it quite ridiculous when people say that NO ONE needs something, an assumption based on their own needs.

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Smallhd ac7 + 5d3, problem resolved?
« on: July 29, 2013, 11:59:06 PM »
Thanks Squig, can't wait for your feedbacks, have a nice day!

Oh, and one last thing, does it work fine with the "Ml Raw"?
Maybe it decreases the speed wright?

And in order to have a 1080p output in lcd, you must download the last "canon" firmware (the 30 april one, which allow an uncompressed output), does that firmware work with the last ML build ?

Thanks all!
you don't need canons latest firmware to get the 1080p hdmi output. The new firmware allows you to get the 1080p output with NO OVERLAYS so that you can record that output. But as far as viewing, you can do so with the one the ML works on which I believe is 1.1.3

Modules Development / Re: Magic Lantern (RAW) Video format v2.0
« on: July 29, 2013, 09:59:31 PM »
My thinking is this - the audio quality that the 5D3 records isn't very good.  It's ok and useable, but if you're going through the trouble to shoot in uncompressed 14-bit raw... why wouldn't you want a quality of audio that is going to match with the quality of the video?  That can only be done with a secondary system.

I don't think very many people record their audio into their Red cameras... and to be honest, Red is the only thing that compares to the quality of image I'm getting out of my hacked 5D3.
Much easier to use that horrible camera audio than a clap board even if you do have the funds and man power to record separate audio.

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« on: July 29, 2013, 09:57:51 PM »
I think the usb is only 15fps with my 550d anyway. But great if you are using on say a crane as you can adjust focus and other settings.
Its more than 15fps with a 5d3.
real time playback, or VERY close to it.
Nexus 7 DSLR controller

I too, am getting the same message
An exception of class NilObjectException was not handled. The application must shut down.

Im running 10.8.4

I can confirm that. I have just bought Sandisk extreme pro 600x UDMA7 32GB.

On the 5D3:

1920x1080p 24 and 25 fps - continous OK
1920x1080p 30fps 618 frames
I stated this months ago. but mine was only 16gb

When this raw video thing first came out, the videos had vertical black stripes. I believe the raw extracting programs had to implement something to fix this.
The raw files that are extracted with you program have the vertical black bars? Or any issues as such?

In-Camera playback is slow and you cannot get out of it in the middle of playback. Also, I am not 100% sure whether you can play them back when hdmi monitor is attached.
you CAN stop raw playback. Simply, push the shutter button half way down.

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