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The Canon 7D ships with a AV cable, which looks almost like a mini-firewire on one end, and has analog video and audio plugs on the other.

But that is to send audio out, to headphones or the like.

To record audio with RAW footage, I think you have to use the MLV module.
Quote from: nanomad on March 19, 2014, 08:37:15 PM
What about existing threads and posts?
Any remaining threads about Tragic Lantern will be moved to this section. Next week they will be locked out and put in read-only mode

I keep getting an error when I try to access this section. Has the move not been completed yet? Or am I experiencing another issue. Error message says:

"An Error Has Occurred!
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you."
Tragic Lantern / Re: 7D Raw Thread
March 25, 2014, 01:56:59 PM
Quote from: Flyingsheep on March 18, 2014, 12:06:01 AM
Another frame grab using the March 5th build.  I think I'm going to stick with this one for a while.  Sunset shots in RAW are ridiculous.  It's too bad I have to stretch it from 1280x514 though.  A little noticeable with the high noise in ISO 1250.

Did you use noise reduction? Adobe Lightroom, or...? I use Red Giant Denoiser II (for video), and that's pretty good, although it does tend to make footage look a bit soft. I would love to try Resolve's noise reduction, but I don't think that comes with the LITE version :(
Tragic Lantern / Re: 7D Raw Thread
March 21, 2014, 10:04:09 PM
I only know a handful of their songs that play on Pandora. I do like those!
Tragic Lantern / Re: 7D Raw Thread
March 21, 2014, 05:30:37 PM
Quote from: mad.eos on March 21, 2014, 04:03:17 PM
@idealaceneprod sorry for the off-topic but... Is that Jonathan Davis in your avatar? :-D

Have no idea... this site only gives you a handful of options to chose from. I think this is the lead singer from Korn. Not a huge fan; it was better than the other options... :(
Tragic Lantern / Re: 7D Raw Thread
March 21, 2014, 03:35:23 PM
The latest ML builds are here:
Tragic Lantern / Re: 7D Raw Thread
March 19, 2014, 11:12:44 PM
Maybe that's why they get progressively cheaper as the GB increase!

32 and 64GB cards it is!!

Thanks for the heads up

Tragic Lantern / Re: 7D Raw Thread
March 19, 2014, 09:26:17 PM
I see. Well, with the TL firmware I was able to record for longer periods without any dropped frames. On the ML firmware it went for 10-13 seconds and then stopped.

I do want it to stop if there's a dropped frame, that's fine with me.

I'm also waiting to buy a KomputerBay 128GB 1050X card, and see if that makes a difference.

ML does tell me I should be able to record continuously at 17xx by whatever is the maximum it'll let me do on the 7D.

EDIT: I'm an idiot... I forgot that I can only shoot 1600x900 continuously even on TL!!  I did have some interface issues with the latest ML build though. I'll keep testing it and seeing what I get out of it. The TL does seem to boot faster than the ML, and because I use manual Nikon lenses, it normally asks me to press the start button to verify I have a lens - the latest build of ML does this automatically like the TL, but just a little slower.

Tragic Lantern / Re: 7D Raw Thread
March 19, 2014, 07:12:20 PM
I just tried the magiclantern builds from Mar 5 and Mar 6, as well as the latest nightly build. All 3 had errors and stopped recording RAW. All had a dropped frame and autostopped. I'm recording as high a frame size as the firmware will let me. With focus peaking and zebras on. No meters save for the spot meter. With Digic Peaking on Slightly Sharper.

I'm shooting onto a 1000X 16GB Lexar card.

I'm not sure if simply replacing the files from the new builds on my CF card is enough - but that's all I did to upgrade.

I'm reverting back to my TL build.

Does ML save any log files I can supply to somebody? I don't know how else to be useful to this testing process.

Tragic Lantern / Re: 7D Raw Thread
November 21, 2013, 10:09:26 PM
Quote from: Fringuello on November 19, 2013, 06:26:27 PM
I have problems with premiere pro 7.1 cc should open the suquenza dng, but it seems that dng created by magic lantern alter the metadata?
someone has the same problem?

That's one of the reasons I stopped using Premiere and changed over to Lightworks -- once I watched the tutorials enough times, Lightworks makes a lot more sense (especially for short films and feature films (what I work on mostly), and you can't beat the price.

I use my script to convert the .RAW files into DNGs and GoPro CineForm. I then import and cut the CineForm files in Lightworks (which you can probably also do in Premiere) but then I send an AAF file to Resolve for final color grading and rendering to youtube, etc.

In Resolve, I load all the DNGs, and when I import the AAF file, I tell it not to load media from the AAF, but to look for files with similar name in Resolve. It then grabs the DNGs instead of the CineForm AVIs and I can grade and do final adjustments using the EDIT tool in Resolve!

Lightworks is also A LOT LESS processor hungry, and loads up UBER-FAST. In Premiere, opening up a project takes forever (especially when you're editing a feature).

So... here's my plug... check out Lightworks. I'm even part of the Beta testing team, and the folks in the forums are super helpful.

You can use the FREE version, or pay $60/year for more professional features. :)
Tragic Lantern / Re: 7D Raw Thread
November 21, 2013, 10:02:32 PM
Quote from: hdclip on November 20, 2013, 07:00:22 PM
Hi idealsceneprod!!!!!! I have this error

That probably means you don't have the GoPro Studio installed - you can download it for free.

Line 92 of the script is calling for the RAW2GPCF (GoPro CineForm) converter.
Tragic Lantern / Re: 7D Raw Thread
November 20, 2013, 02:11:30 AM
On another topic, the URL I had for the nightly 7D builds doesn't seem to be working. Does anybody know why and what the new URL is?

Thanks a lot,
Tragic Lantern / Re: 7D Raw Thread
November 20, 2013, 02:09:34 AM
Hey y'all, I just wrote up a little something explaining my current 7D RAW workflow in Windows 8. I created a VB Script to copy the .RAW files from the CF card, and then convert them to .DNG or CineForm .AVI

It's still in early stages of development, but it's usable -- I wanted something I could use in the field to offload cards ASAP and be able to erase them and keep going, while the conversion process takes place. This way I can take my little netbook with me on location to dump the footage. It's pretty easy since VBScript supports drag and drop onto the .VBS icon.

I have a detailed explanation on my blog if anyone is interested:
Tragic Lantern / Re: 7D Raw Thread
November 05, 2013, 02:06:14 AM
Error 18 found while recording RAW at 1344x756 on a Transcend 400x 16GB card.

I started testing with the highest bitrate to see where/when it would crap out, and how long I could shoot at which resolution.

It started at 100 odd frames and went up to 300.

The second time I ran it with the same resolution I did not get the error, and recording stopped automagically at frame 309 with 1 skipped frame.
VERY GOOD NEWS!!!  I just shot my very first RAW video today, and it worked great. I shot 1152x648 on my Canon 7D and using my 400x Transcend 16GB CF card.

As soon as I have some spare cash, I'm going to get my grubby hands on a 1000x Komputerbay card. I hear those are decent enough, and have the best price.

I ran into an issue whereby I ran raw2dng, but the resulting .DNG files are 576x324 (half the size). Raw2dng does recognize the frame size, but outputs only half... need to read up on it and figure out why!

But, at least I didn't brick the camera and I'm shooting RAW :)

Thanks everybody!
Thanks for the suggestions. What finally did it, and not even taking the battery out and back in worked, was to switch to CA mode instead of M, and that turned the camera on.

I also pulled the lens off, in the mix, so I'm not sure if that had any effect in reviving it, but at least I'm back in business.

I'd been playing it safe without the autoboot. Guess I'll just wait until there's a .FIR version of RAW working.

Is that even feasible? I know at the moment no such option seems to exist.

Help! After many months of successfully using the non autoboot version of Magic Lantern for my 7D, I decided to take the plunge for shooting RAW.

I'm sad to report that after I went into the wrench symbol and updated the firmware, the camera shut itself off, and now won't turn on. Tried other batteries; tried my wall adapter, and nothing I do will even turn it back on :(

Is there any hope I can recover from this? Any ideas? Magic wands?