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Hey folks, I'm not sure if this is a bug but:

Starting today on my 5D Mark II, when I go to 5x or 10x zoom using the magnification button to check focus, I cannot use the "star" button to zoom out! All pushing this button does is brighten the display at 5x or 10x zoom.

This is super irritating, as I want to be able to quickly go from 5x to 10x and back like I normally would.

What do folks think? Did I brick my camera?

The zoom out button works in Play/Preview mode, but no longer in Live View. Even with a non-magic lantern card, the button does not work as it is supposed to.

Any thoughts?
Hey folks,

It's been a long time since I used Magic Lantern, but I'm trying  to figure this out––I've managed to make rack focus work on my 5D Mark II (and it is super cool) but the problem is that, immediately upon completing the rack focus, ML stops the recording––not super helpful if you're doing a long tracking shot on a slider and want to have ML handle rack focus.

I did a search on the forum and found this question asked a couple times, but no answer. Can Magic Lantern keep recording after completing a rack focus, or is that impossible?
Hi dngrhm, I have (I believe) the latest version of Raw Therapee––is there a difference between Raw Therapee and Pink Dot Removal Tool? Is there a separate java app maybe for Pink Dot Removal tool that can run on Mac?
Rewind, what aspect ratio are you shooting at to get 1536x640?

And it seems like there's a difference between the Pink Dot Remover and Raw Therapee?
C_you that's precisely the guide I've been following, haha.

Are you saying that GNA is running an older version of Magic Lantern, and that if you use any resolution less than or greater than 720p, you can't use Raw Therapee?
Hey folks, I've been playing around with Magic Lantern on my 650D, and I have a few questions (not simply about this build, but Magic Lantern functionality)

I apologize in advance for the generality of these questions (they may not be specific enough for this topic) and if there is a better forum to ask these in, please refer me!

1) Status of Pink Dot Remover/Raw Therapee: I already posted this in the Pink Dot Removal thread, but I figured I'd post it here as well. Raw Therapee runs extremely slow/laggy on my new Mac and crahses frequently. It also doesn't seem to remove pink dots!

Is anyone else here using a Mac? I'm hoping for a solution. I am following GNA's tutorial on processing RAW video, and it seems on his PC he's able to process the .RAW file in the Pink Dot Removal Tool BEFORE using raw2dng.

On Mac, Raw Therapee doesn't seem to be able to open .RAW, so I first used raw2dng, opened up the DNG's in Raw Therapee, and attempted to use the Hot/Dead Pixel Fixer, but this seemed to do nothing.

2) A simple question, but...I know that the Magic Lantern menu can be accessed by pushing the "trash" icon, but how does one simply jump from the menu to Live Video View? Often, if I press the shutter button, it opens up the Canon live view (instead of the Magic Lantern Live View). What button exits the Magic Lantern menu/settings?

Thanks in advance for the answers, folks!
Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: PinkDotRemover tool 650D
September 25, 2013, 05:45:17 AM
Hey folks,

I'm new to shooting RAW video, but I downloaded Raw Therapee on my Mac and have been running into a myriad of issues:

The program doesn't seem to eliminate the pink dots in my DNGs.

The program is extremely laggy/crashes often.

My Macbook Pro Retina is brand new/top of the line, so I can't account for the slowness of the program. What's the solution?
Well folks, after having some frustrating results with more H.264 video out of my 650D, I finally went and installed Magic Lantern (finally, haha!).

It's a little daunting, and I'm sure I'll have many questions tomorrow, but before I flood this one, is there another thread for getting started with ML with the 650D that I could post questions to, or is this THE thread, haha?

Quote from: dsagilles on September 13, 2013, 04:18:16 PM
I've shot a new RAW video, this time in MACRO style using a vintage Minolta 35-70mm lens.
I hope you'll enjoy it :

Another excellent video dsagilles!
Quote from: EstChris on September 10, 2013, 03:57:50 PM
What I've noticed is that sometimes when you're trying to film and press record button, the screen goes greenish/pinkish and lags/flickers terribly. When playing back recorded clip the same thing occurs (corrupted clip). However when you restart the camera, you can film normally, but the clip is still corrupted. It's not very bothering, but still an issue...

Hmm, let's hope this issue and the other display issues can be resolved soon!
Quote from: dsagilles on September 08, 2013, 06:43:16 PM
I've wrote a tutorial about processing RAW files with After Effects and Camera RAW, you can find it here :

I've also done some comparisons between RAW and H264 with different picture styles this week, if you're interested here is the video :

Dsagilles, you are my HERO!

I've been gone from the forum a couple weeks (wow, topic went from 15 pages to 23!) and I haven't got a chance to mess around with Magic Lantern.

You beat me to the test I wanted to do. Amazing that, even when the footage is expanded (and the Canon firmware footage scaled down) and then compressed for Youtube, the RAW video is the clear winner. Incredible. I really need to install this.

Okay guys, this is going to sound like a really dumb question, and some smart person will probably refer me to another topic I theoretically could have searched for, but I'll ask anway...

What is this "dual ISO" everyone keeps talking about? It sounds like it isn't working right now in this build, but people seem to think it is necesssary to RAW video.

I've read of how Magic Lantern allows Canon users to shoot an an ISO of 160, which some folks say is the "native" ISO of the camera or something like that. Is that what "Dual ISO" is?

Thanks guys again.
I've been do a longer RAW video shoot on the 650D, in addition to having more ML installed CF cards, what about having some sort of portable hard drive that you could transfer footage onto in the field?

Way, way back I used to have an iPod 5G 60GB I used with my Rebel XT to transfer RAW photos onto when I was traveling in Europe. It was way easier than carrying multiple cards (could hold music too!) and the iPod is pretty damn reliable in terms of not losing stuff.

That roughly 14 minutes of RAW footage on a 32GB card is killer, with video I like to do multiple shoots of the same angle at varying exposures/f stops to make sure I get a good shot.

What do you guys think? I'd love to shoot my thesis project for school with RAW video next spring, so I'm trying to think of easy ways to get around RAW's huge file sizes in the field.
Quote from: dsagilles on August 23, 2013, 05:50:37 PM
Here is a video shot in RAW 1476x626 with ML alpha from last july (not the latest build so, I'll test the RAW from earlier versions soon).

All infos are in the video description.

Find out my new website : with my videos, photos and tutorials.

That looks FANTASTIC! Great video!!!

Looks like I'll need to buy some more CF cards!
Also, sorry to have three posts in a row, but I figured I'd ask:

How quickly are you folks filling up your cards shooting RAW video? I'm just thinking about doing a test sometime at the beginning of september and wondering if I should pick up another Sandisk...
Quote from: dngrhm on August 22, 2013, 03:44:01 PM
Not sure if this is an option for you (and not to knock the T4i, it is a great camera with ML), but you might consider the 50D.  I believe the 50D has RAW video support and a CF card slot making it the cheapest option for 1080p RAW video.  The catch is that there is no audio.

I think when I upgrade my camera, I'll probably hold out for the Mark II, Mark III or go a different route and get a Panasonic GH3 (just for video). The GH3 has some amazing sharpness in video, it's virtually unbeatable (unless up against a Mark III with RAW video).
Well, I'm gone a day and mightily confused by what some folks are saying! Not getting full 720p, then getting it? Haha okay. Upload the results people! I look forward to seeing everyone's work.

It doesn't require After Effects to do, just a NLE (Premiere, Final Cut, Avid, Vegas, etc) that you can expand/shrink your footage with. I just find it easier to get most stuff done in AE.
Quote from: _DK_ on August 21, 2013, 07:28:15 PM
I'm not spider, but I ca confirm that you get continuous 1280x720 on a decent 45 mb/s card. I use Sandisk Extreme cards.

Really? Fantastic, I have a Sandisk Extreme 45 mb/s card!

Quote from: davidtlong on August 21, 2013, 08:18:06 PM

Great plan!  I am going to play this weekend.  Just ordered the 45 mb/s card Sanddisk Extreme. 

What do you mean expanded ML footage to close to 1080p?  In addition to the extra workflow there is the data issue.  Even short clips take a lot of space to process.  So I would assume filming long clips say minutes would be daunting.  But will find out :)

What I mean david is this: Shooting a 1920x1080p clip with the Canon firmware, then shooting with ML Raw at 720p and in post (After Effects/Premiere) expanding the 720p RAW footage to 1080, or at the very least, slightly larger than 1280x720.

The reasoning is this: there have been many claims from some guys on Youtube shooting with the 650D who are shooting RAW at 720 or less than 720, blowing their footage up in post to 1080, and claiming that because the RAW footage contains so much more data, that even blown up it looks better than the Canon firmware 1080p.

I'm not completely convinced of this until I try it with my own workflow and compare.

I am, of course, intrigued by the possibility! I'm a video student with a limited budget, and at this time can't afford to either upgrade to the Panasonic GH3 or the Canon 5D Mark III (two cameras I really want to get my hands on!)

So I'm looking for any way to increase the sharpness and professionalism of the footage coming out of the 650D.
Spider, are you saying you're getting 1280x720 on a 45 mb/s card with ML? If so, that is fantastic news! I'm hoping soon during my vacation that I can install Magic Lantern on the T4i/fiddle with it, and do a video test I've been requesting from other people (hahaha).

If the t4i/650D can record continuously at 1280x720, as opposed to 1472x616, that would help greatly in my quest.

I'm hoping to film a comparison between:

The Canon H.264 firmware on the 650D at 1080p
ML at the highest resolution that it can support continuously.

And in this test, do a couple different comparisons:

The 1080p Canon footage vs the ML footage at 720p

The 1080p Canon footage vs expanded ML footage to close to 1080p dimensions.

And that way determine whether the RAW video on the 650D is worth the additional time spent on the workflow.
Quote from: COMMANDES on August 21, 2013, 04:05:14 AM
А зачем нам 1080p ?  :)
Многие всё равно обрезают поля до киношного 2.35. Так что мне бы хватило 1920*818.
Хотя всё-таки жаль что заблокированы другие разрешения для RAW, они бы пригодились для таймлапсов.
Why do we need 1080p?
Many still cut the field to the cine 2.35. So to me be had enough resolution 1920 * 818. Although still a pity that blocked other sizes for RAW, I would have them handy for timelapse.

I agree with the first part, though I don't even know if we can get 1600 with the 650D continuously at 24fps. Or can we?
Actually, papkee said that a 45 mb/s card SHOULD be able to record video at 1472x616, which is pretty good all things considered.

From my limited understanding, and I very well could be wrong, I thought that using a 90 mb/s card on the 650D is overkill because the 650D's SD slot can only go so far.

Again, and this is what I've gathered, and I could be wrong again, but it seems like the 650D will most likely never be able to record full 1080p with RAW.
nanomad and spider, BIG THANKS for clarifying that! I was getting really confused by the sudden onslaught of comments concerning something that I thought (now confirmed) is a resolved issue.

Okay guys, maybe I'm missing something, but I'm still not clear on the whole "green dots" issue.

Now I know that the Pink Dot Remover clears up the pink dot issue, but some folks here have been rather confusedly talking about green dots lately.

Maybe a contributor to this thread made the video below. It looks awesome, but it does have GREEN DOTS. They're difficult to see, but if you go to the 22 second mark, and expand to full screen, and look just to the left of the plant in focus, you'll see a vertical band of these green dots.

So what's the scoop on the green dots? Has it been fixed in a new build? Still an issue? I can't seem to find a straight answer.
Agree with dave, what's this about the dots coming back again?

I thought this was solved by an additional step/app in post (linked somewhere in this thread) and in addition to that I thought I heard an upcoming release of ML on the 650D would eliminate the dots without having to remove them in post?
Quote from: dngrhm on August 16, 2013, 05:01:00 AM
Very nicely done video. There are some workflow hurdles with RAW and how you choose to overcome them can change the final video.  There is a lot of potential with the RAW recording especially for sharpness and dynamic range.  The scaling is an issue but the other option is the compression artifacts in the h.264 video.  The question is if you can use it to help out your video.  The RAW comparisons in this and other RAW video threads are rather convincing to me that the benefits outweigh the scaling.

Thank you dngrhm! I appreciate the feedback!

Yeah, compression artifacts/noise can be a real headache with H.264, especially if you want to do any kind of extreme color grading.

If you have a shot that isn't exposed EXACTLY correctly with H.264, you're hugely limited in what types of correction/grading you can do.