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Raw Video / Re: ETTR for video
« on: November 19, 2013, 04:06:51 AM »
I mostly use Auto ETTR always ON so during metering I can change the f stop if the shutter moves up.  Once you press record the the ISO, f-stop, and shutter remain fixed.

I use the DoublePress Shutter button option. It works better for me, I can choose the area of the frame I want to expose for (i.e. face/body of actor), and then recompose for the actual shot without the exposure being afected afterwards. This works very good for me when I want to ignore some highlights of the shot, so they're not considered when calculating the exposure.

Thanks for the post Renato, it's been very helpful, I didn't know the Finetuning option for getting exact 1/48!

According to the email conversation I just had with KomputerBay, that combination should be fine since it's the reader that causes the problems rather than the USB port. I posted more details here:

Thanks a lot, Chris, I can finally download some footage to my computer....  ;)

I found this thread in which they give the same answer as you:

I have a Kingston FCR-HS3 card reader.

If I plug it with my Komputerbay 64gb 1000x to an usb 2.0 port, will it be corrupted or collapsed?

There's been reports of people who has fried their cf cards by plugging them to usb2.0 card readers, but I haven't found reports regarding the setup I'm suggesting.

Thanks in advance

I don't know why Canon would write that, but I downgraded my 5D3 from 1.2.3 to 1.1.3 without problems, and I'm running ML since then.

Maybe it's their way to try to keep people away from ML, but ML Raw is the best thing that happened for their sales, so it doesn't make sense...

Hey, why do you measure/test in playback mode?
The difference hurts, but u better be realistic about it :)

What mode should I use?

Komputerbay 64gb 1000x

first test out of the box, cold camera, just after formatting inside the camera (fat32)

Recap of write speeds in test:


I did the test with Live View OFF

I just have recorded one clip after the test (1920x1080 25fps RAW), it showed a recording speed of 91mb/s.

Share Your Videos / Re: 5D3 h.264 vs RAW comparison
« on: November 05, 2013, 07:37:53 AM »
Another very interesting comparison I've found in VIMEO.

Take a look specially to the Closeups of the girl, the level of detail resolved is amazing.

Raw Video / Re: 5d mark III best settings
« on: November 05, 2013, 07:27:06 AM »
I would't use AUTOWB for video, as it would lead to color shifts during the recording.

Alhough I'm not sure if WB settings affect RAW...

Share Your Videos / Re: 5D3 h.264 vs RAW comparison
« on: November 02, 2013, 02:35:34 AM »
2011 macbook pro
6gb ram

2.3 GHz

That computer can handle DaVinci Resolve, it won't let you play in realtime, but something around 10frms/sec, enough for grading.

Your video is very nice, by the way. The grading is very subtle and with taste.

Share Your Videos / Re: 5D3 h.264 vs RAW comparison
« on: November 02, 2013, 02:33:23 AM »

Most people might not want to hear this, but 5D3+ML+Resolve = Arri Alexa quality type footage  :P

I agree completely, for me it would be: 5D3+vintage or PL Lenses+ML+Resolve= True Film-Like Look

Here a very detailed workflow tutorial. For editing in Premiere, FCP X or any editing software that handles .XML:

Share Your Videos / Re: 5D3 h.264 vs RAW comparison
« on: November 01, 2013, 04:06:47 PM »
Please check my history on here; been shooting raw since May.  You have to admit you can get non-raw looking pretty good too, and there's many comparisons of non-graded H264 vs. "corrected" raw (raw that has had lens correction, exposure, shadow/highlight adjustment).  Big difference.

If you read carefully my comment, you will see that it's not a personal comment about you, but a general comment about people that request this comparison.

It's almost impossible to "match" RAW and h264, and even if you can, it would involve a lot of work that I find unnecessary.

I think that the most important thing about the video of ultimatemale, is that you can see a big improvement in detail resolution in RAW, much more dynamic range, and less noise. I don't think that matching colors would make a difference in those parameters.

Also, I don't think that the way of postprocessing RAW should involve aggressive tweaks in Lightroom (shadow/highlight i.e). I think that the DaVINCI RESOLVE path is a much better approach for getting a more natural look.

Anyway, I agree that H264 is still VERY GOOD for some works, but if you have the time and knowledge for post-processing it, RAW is much better.

best regards,

Duplicate Questions / How to remove BOOT FLAG from 5D3
« on: October 30, 2013, 05:09:09 AM »

Does anybody know how to revert the 5D3 to its factory settings, including removing the BOOTFLAG?

I've tried the procedure shown in the manual, but that seems to work only for the stable version of ML.

The procedure in that case is running the Firmware update again, and it should show a black screen with green text, which tells you to rotate the dial to B or P and that way, the BOOTFLAG is removed.

However, for the 5D3 ML, that screen never appears, it always takes you to the menu screen which shows you an overlay that says "bootflag enabled :) "

Any ideas??

Thanks in advance.

General Help Q&A / Re: New 5D Mark III user - firmware 1.2.3?
« on: October 30, 2013, 01:21:17 AM »
Use EOS Utility to downgrade your firmware.
Follow the user's manual if you are not sure how to do it.

I have 1.2.3 too, I'll do the downgrade procedure and inform about the results.


EDIT: I have downgraded form 1.2.3 to 1.1.3 successfully. No problem at all.

Raw Video / Re: Current raw video capabilities - All ML cameras
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:56:51 AM »
Nothing to fill in.  Just not possible...

I think that he was talking about the attitude of superiority and condescence...

We're all here to learn together.

Most of us, read and try to learn and participate. We're not in the high school classroom and don't deserve "teacher-like" attitudes (writing imperative orders in RED... really??)

We don't have to apologize for not knowing everything about ML, NOBODY borns with ML knowledge.

We love this project (at least me), but I think that some attitudes here are not the best for keeping a good ambient.

best regards.

There has never been a stable version, just the Alpha 3 - and this requires
you to downgrade your firmware to 1.1.3, which might give you misadjusted AF.

Nightlies are considered to work generally well, but they work only on 1.1.3.

In the general development discussion is a statement to find what needs to be
done before ML can be ported to 1.2.1. - the developers welcome anybody to
come forward and work on these tasks.

Maybe this call for volunteers with a description of the task would make a good sticky?

Thabks for the answer.

I can't find the link for the Alpha 3 version...

Can you help me?


NOTE:I'll answer to myself; the link is the first page of this thread.

Last stable version for the 5D3?

thanks in advance

Share Your Videos / Re: 5D3 h.264 vs RAW comparison
« on: October 27, 2013, 07:37:39 AM »
While clearly the raw wins, I would love for once someone to post a video that actually had GRADED H264 footage.  Sharpened in post (as everyone recommends anyway) with some shadow/highlight recovery, contrast, etc. added back in.  For low contrast scenes there's not much of a difference.
Of course every time I shoot H264 I wish I had shot it raw instead.  :)

I've seen this "request" a lot in this and another forums. It looks like some of you actually "wish" that the h264 results were superior.

Some kind of non-raw shooter envy.  :-\

I just don't get it...

For starters, the color of an h264 is very hard to match to a graded RAW (LOG) shot because of its weak structure and high compression, you would see noise, blocking and another shitty artifacts with just a simple curves adjustment. So this kind of tests that you "complain" of, are actually benevolent with the h264 files.

I think that RAW is a big gift for all the people that likes to grade their work without losing quality.
H264 is still a good thing for people who doesn't want to "put their hands in the dirt" and use their files right out of the camera.

Each tool for each job. Just a thought.

Share Your Videos / Re: 5D3 h.264 vs RAW comparison
« on: October 27, 2013, 07:27:59 AM »
Congratulations for the video. I liked a lot the subway shots!

-What release of ML did you use?
-What duration did you get in the shots without dropping frames?
-How did you avoid the "bobling effect" or rolling shutter in the handheld shots.

Best regards,

Raw Video / Re: Uncompressed 14-bit RAW video testing - 5D Mark III
« on: October 27, 2013, 03:58:23 AM »

I'm new in the forum and new in the world of RAW video.

I finally got a 5D3, and I'm planning a shoot which would involve shots of a maximum length of 2minutes.

I'd use KB 1000x 64GB cards.

I'll answer my own questions in RED

1.- What release would be best (stable) for a shoot of this kind without losing frames in those 1-2 minute shots?

I'm using Nightly builds since I post this message without any problem.

2.- Right now, audio recording is not possible in RAW, so, what approach would you use for audio recording?

I plan to record it separately as always do, but in "H.264", the audio of the camera clips has been always useful for synchronize the "good" audio from the external recorder.

So with RAW I guess I'm "forced" to use a slate, like in my old film times! :)

I use a SLATE as in the old film times.

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