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I've never used a gimbal, but decided to try out the Zhiyun Crane-2 after the new price drop and included servo follow focus. I saw one video showing no functionality between the Crane-2 and 5d3 with Magic Lantern, but was thrilled to find the combo actually works well (at least with the setup described in the subject). Being able to start/stop recording, adjust ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and focus with manual lenses from the crane-2's grip is very convenient. The only downside so far is the weight.

Share Your Videos / 5DIII - Fall Break 2016 Home Video
« on: November 02, 2016, 06:51:35 AM »

Just more amateur home video. The dreaded vertical banding (highlights) issued showed up for the first time for some reason. Unfortunately, I deleted the original MLV files :( I also must have mixed some exposure settings that caused a strange exposure fluctuation strobe effect in some shots. Full res silent picture timelapses are awesome!

Share Your Videos / Slow Spring
« on: June 14, 2016, 06:08:53 PM »
I haven't used the 50fps feature before, so I threw together some of the slow motion clips I'd captured with the 5d3 over the last couple months. A few clips at the end were with the 3x3 crop mode. I wish I had the time and skill to give the raw footage a better grade, but it's also nice just to use MLVFS to throw the clips on a timeline in Davinci Resolve and adjust a few sliders in the raw menu.

I need to be more mindful of blown highlights, but has anyone found an easy/quick fix for the pink highlights that occur on occasion? Thank you again to the awesome Magic Lantern team!

Share Your Videos / WMWR Backpacking Trip
« on: February 04, 2016, 02:36:27 AM »
MLV -> MLVFS -> Davinci Resolve is such a smooth and efficient workflow, this was the fastest I have ever been able to edit together a video. I'm only an enthusiast, so my end result don't do the Magic Lantern team justice, but I can't say thank you enough to a1ex, dmilligan, g3gg0, et al for their hard work.

I need to back off the saturation slider, amongst ether things, but I'm excited by what I was able to put together in less than 3 hours.

Thank you for the feedback!


Share Your Videos / 2015 Home Video Montage - 5DIII MLV
« on: December 23, 2015, 07:19:52 PM »
Just wanted to say thank you again to the Magic Lantern team. As a home video enthusiast, I have no skill at color grading/correcting video, so the flexibility of ML raw video, especially setting white balance, is the only way I can endure trying to put together something watchable. About 20% of the clips were shot on an a7s, which I sold to purchase the 5DIII earlier this year.

A few of the clips were adjusted in Lightroom, but the vast majority was done in Davinci Resolve 12. It's hard to believe that application is free. The only benefit to using Lightroom for me was the removal of chroma noise, but I quickly abandoned Lightroom for the much quicker workflow in Resolve. For any home video enthusiasts like myself using Resolve, make sure to use an external monitor when checking your footage (at least on a Mac). The GUI video player has colors that were slightly off after rendering the video. I exported the entire sequence to Prores 222 HQ and then ran it through Handbrake before uploading to YouTube.

I found I was having to push too many of the clips, even though I try to expose to the right. I'm going to enable the ETTR module and hopefully learn to use it to avoid that problem in the future.

Happy Holidays!

Raw Video / Convert to lossy dng
« on: June 08, 2013, 10:15:15 PM »
I am working on getting a camera, and apologize for not having personally tried this with any raw footage, but anyone wanting to store the raw files may want to consider using Adobe's new lossy dng format. I use it to store my "B" photos and it saves a considerable amount of space while retaining most of the flexibility of the raw file. Of course you will be locked into the Adobe ecosystem and it would add an additional conversion step. As usual, thanks to the awesome ML contributors!

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