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Yup - totally agree with this. I had the same idea before but realised it's not worth the hassle of trying to implement it with a camera. I've been actively trying to get my head around monitor calibration for the last year and I'm still confused. Even when you manage to get your monitor calibrated you then enter the confusing world of colour management within your applications. For example Photoshop and Lightroom are colour management "aware" whereas Davinci Resolve or Speedgrade aren't (which is mental) which means you then enter the glorious world of LUT conversions etc. TOTALLY worth learning but expect it to be confusing as hell. just started a great series on demystifying calibration but it's a subscription paid site (that doesn't cost the earth though but still...) so I'd suggest you start there if you can.

Hi noisyboy, did you manage to use ML for color metering?

So sorry I've didn't see this dude! Yeah - it actually worked out pretty well :)

I basically used a cheap expodisk and managed to use the kelvin readings to match sources etc!


Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: Lightroom to Davinci Resolve
« on: November 10, 2013, 04:11:38 AM »
Not particularly. Do you have Adobe Speedgrade? there is a rather around the houses way of creating looks that can be used in Speedgrade with Lightroom and Photoshop. Or do you have After Effects?

Just thought I'd do a little update on this for anyone who is interested. Gonna have a try at buying one of those ExpoDisc thingamajigs (that is basically a lens cap that you can use to white balance with for those not in the know) and using that with Magic Lantern to basically turn my 6D into a cool little color meter in conjunction with the ML auto WB function. If anyone has any recommendations on a cheaper version of the ExpoDisc I'd be into hearing your recommendations. Pretty excited to try this out on a commercial this week :) I'll post my results!

Peace  8)

Awesome - I'll PM you now :) Thanks man!

Hey duuuuudes!

So basically I know there are other forums that are out there that may be more suited to this kind of request but there is absolutely no other community on the web that is as helpful and encouraging than the Magic Lantern community, so here I am :)

Basically it's 02:16am and I'm supposed to be grading a short in Resolve that was cut in Final Cut but the editor appears to have not given me the XML file I requested and instead just gave me the fcp file. I don't even have a Mac let alone FC, I cut in Premiere CC on Windows so it's not like I can just convert it myself either and because it's now 02:18am, the editor is nicely wrapped up in bed while I pull my hair out wondering how the hell I'm gonna get through this short by tomorrow. SO! Could anyone out there be an absolute BOSS and take my fcp file and quickly send me back an XML through the kindness of their heart? I would seriously owe you one! I'm pretty sure you shouldn't need the footage and should be reasonably successful with just the project file (unless you are an owner of Xto7 which converts these files to XML without going into FC).

Any other suggestions welcome!

Cheers!  8)

Magic Lantern Forum and Site Discussion / Re: New site layout
« on: August 28, 2013, 04:44:08 PM »
Yeah - great work :) Looks super clean and much more inviting!

Modules Development / Re: Dual ISO - massive dynamic range improvement
« on: August 27, 2013, 05:23:00 PM »
That's a massive improvement dude! Cool  8)

Raw Video / Dual ISO and VAF filter test.
« on: August 27, 2013, 05:19:13 PM »
Hey guys! Noticed another test that demonstrates this pretty well here but wanted to do my own tests to see how well this works on a camera that has bad moire and aliasing issues like the 6D.

This is an extreme demonstration of the effect the Mosaic Engineering filter can have on footage shot with the Dual ISO feature of Magic Lantern Raw in terms of combating the increased Moire and Aliasing that comes with shooting with it.

Some things worth pointing out:

I shot at 100/1600 iso as the more distance between your upper and lower iso values the more aliasing and moire will appear so I wanted to really push it to see how much the filter would help. My findings were that it helps a LOT but doesn't rid the image of moire entirely when shot at this level. I think that it would could get close to being pretty damn usable if you split the iso's at a lower range (ie. 100/400) and I actually shot some stuff yesterday in which I can't notice any but had no way of comparing before and after due to not having the thing to remove the filter with me and not wanting to mess it up. I will do some real world testing and see how much it can help. The 6D is pretty bad with moire and aliasing in raw anyway and this filter works miracles on just straight raw with no dual iso (pretty much gets rid of ALL of it).

I'm currently at work but I'll upload the DNG sequences shortly so you can see for yourself how much of a difference it makes.

Cheers big ears  8)

Hmm... my bad - this still displays recording data.

Sure - you need to turn off Global Draw. You can either turn this off manually in the draw tab or set it as an option to turn off when recording in the raw menu.

Moving to general help board :)

Share Your Videos / Re: 6D Raw music video with VAF filter
« on: August 22, 2013, 01:55:39 AM »
Ends up I have to take the link down so I can submit it for the contest, I will load a new link once its up.

Damn :)

Would loved to have seen this :)

General Chat / Re: Animation Layered On Top OF Video?
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:33:43 PM »

Amazing! Strong work all! Using the auto WB actually works pretty damn well for this purpose for anyone who has the same issue ;)

Now Blackmagic just need to pull their finger out and have some proper meters and stuff in their cameras instead of you having to lug a damn mac around with you! Still a boss camera though but still another reason why it wont replace my DSLR just yet  8)

I mean in no way to condescend to you, if you already know this stuff. just thought I'd share some quick and dirty ways to set WB.

Ps. No problem at all dude, not in the least bit condescending :) Any help offered should always be positively received IMO 8)

I'm not really sure if it is still there, but under 2.3, in the exposure menu, you'll find the abillity to measure the WB. It takes a few seconds in which you'll have to hold the camera still, but it works well.

Thanks man! Gonna have a go :)

I know it's a tad rudimentary.

for quick reference. Daylight is 5500, open shade 7000, kino flo 4000 or there a bouts, tungsten 2800-3200, HMI/LED 5200-5700. florescent lights plus magenta, (if it looks orange, raise the kelvin, blue, lower the kelvin).
From sunrise till about 10 kelvin will go up from 3800ish to 5500, in the afternoon in the northern hemisphere in the summer around the 40th parallel, past 5pm until sunset the kelvin will drop from 5500 to 3800 again. also High noon tends to be a tad bluer.
I mean in no way to condescend to you, if you already know this stuff. just thought I'd share some quick and dirty ways to set WB.

Hey dude :) Thanks for the reply! The main issue we have is balancing the house practicals with CT so they match the other sources. For example if we have daylight coming in (which we don't right now but just as an example)  and we are say in an office space with flouries in the ceiling then it would be nice to be able to white/grey card under them to see what CT they need to get them to match 5600k :)

Might check out that app but doesn't the iPhone change it's White Balancing dynamically?

Thanks again for your help! Might just put ML on the camera anyway as I'm sure I remember the ML white balance feature giving a kelvin readout.  8)

Hey all!

So I'm on set at the moment and we are shooting for the first time with a BMCC but the DP has accidentally left his color meter on another location and there is no way to shoot a white card and auto WB the camera.

Sooooo... basically I'm wondering if I get the stills photographer to allow me to set up ML on his mkII (who wouldn't anyway right?), is there a way I can use this to give me a temperature reading? I know there is the one button WB feature (which I love) so if I used that would it then give me the reading in kelvin? I know that if I did this with the Canon menu function then you can't see the reading due to it being hidden when you select custom WB. Only other way is to shoot a white card and fix in post but as we're shooting ProRes and not Raw I'd rather get it right in camera.

Would be ace if this were a feature to simplify the process and my camera could be used as a color meter :)

Any help would be appreciated as we Turnover in an hour!

Cheers dudes!  8)

Kraig. 8)

Archived porting threads / Re: Magic Lantern for 7D alpha 2
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:20:30 PM »
I did think about it. and it seems you think 90% of the users are retarded, judging by your point B.
Who is insulting whom, I ask you?

This isn't that kind of forum and yes you are being offensive. Bare in mind that it is the entire community that makes this work, not any individual.

Archived porting threads / Re: Magic Lantern for 7D alpha 2
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:06:41 PM »
Woah - it's getting a bit crazy in here! Time out  8)

Archived porting threads / Re: Magic Lantern for 7D alpha 2
« on: August 06, 2013, 01:09:34 AM »
Hello noisyboy, both links point to your thread, the 2nd link should point to Pileot's one?

Well spotted that man (or woman)  8)


Archived porting threads / Re: Magic Lantern for 7D alpha 2
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:57:10 PM »
Hey dudes! Was gonna split this thread as it's all getting a bit all over the place in here but it's so all over the place it's gonna be a pain to split so for now I have started a new thread here which you can continue the discussion of getting started and shooting raw on your lovely 7D :)

This thread should now continue to be used for general 7D development discussion.

If you wish to find more info on installing then Pileot has started a nice little guide to help get you started here:

Any assistance in (politely) directing people to the new thread would be appreciated.

Cheers  8)

Edit: Updated with correct link  :P

Anyway I just remembered the Blackmagic Cinema Camera has had a huge backlog on orders.

Hmmm... Ordered mine yesterday in the UK from a UK supplier and they had both MFT and EF models. All the authorized sellers on BMD's website have them in. Mine arrives on Tuesday :)

Feature Requests / Re: Internal clapper/slate.
« on: August 03, 2013, 05:20:31 PM »
If anyone is at all bothered by this thread anymore then this might be real useful for implementing this feature:

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