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Hey Danne,

    I just sent you a message. I am using the 4K Crop Record Experimental Build for 5D Mark III 1.2.3 July 22nd, 2018. I messaged you the settings I use as well. Here is a link to the settings and build I'm using:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MtVsdi6GTOsyAUkSYOAjkF7ip8vXPGRc

I noticed this issue again from filming yesterday. The artifacts were in my footage, and it was a long take. Just like the choir concert... Might have to do with recording too long or overheating.

- Paul

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Hey Alex,

    I thought it was a bit odd to face this issue with the 5D Mark III. I messaged Danne and dfort and they gave me advice on how to fix this issue. I was told they are focus dots. In MLV App, with the fpm file installed, I chose Fix Focus Dots. This is the experimental build, the most recent one. Are you saying I won't face this issue with a nightly build? I'll make sure to check the (lv_af_raw) settings.

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If you already mapped your bad pixels - in the FPM file - you know what you have to do: shift them into the right place.

In regards to shifting the dots in the right place, is there a certain order you're referring to?

     Thank you for your input Alex. I do appreciate it.

- Paul

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Hey Danne,

     No need to apologize. I really appreciate your help. I'm on Windows and have used batch_mlv_in-out before. I'll try your fpm file next to the MLV file and see how it goes. Should I be worried about a faulty sensor? I found it strange at ISO 1600 to have so many focus dots. It does seem fishy.

- Paul

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Hello Magic Lantern Community,

     I've been editing a choir concert lately, and have noticed several Focus Dots from 1080p 12 bit lossless raw video from the Canon 5D Mark III. I used ISO 1600 and a Sandisk Extreme Pro CF Card. I messaged Danne and dfort, and they have helped me a lot. I created a fpm file with coordinates of where the focus dots are. I used Fix Bad Pixels On, Aggressive, and Interpolation 3. Also, I have Fix Focus Dots On. However, I keep seeing more focus dots in my footage and have had to move on and edit the project with how the footage currently is. My questions for the community are: How can I avoid this in the future? & What is the best way to remove Focus Dots? Here is a link to the files: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gi9tnSDQenCl32aRLhaXNFLlRqpyWdWa


    Any input on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

- Paul

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Hardware and Accessories / Re: Powerbank
« on: October 12, 2019, 08:44:54 PM »
You're welcome govindvkumar!

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General Chat / Re: Newbie Looking for Camera Suggestion
« on: December 02, 2018, 08:09:10 PM »
Hello pedz,

    Please be careful when purchasing memory cards from Ebay. There are a lot of fake memory cards being sold.

   I've purchased memory cards from Lens Authority. Here is a 128 GB Sandisk Extreme Pro CF card used on their site:
https://www.lensauthority.com/products/sandisk-128gb-extreme-pro-udma-7-compactflash-card

    You can also try looking for used memory cards on BH Photo or Adorama or Amazon. Be careful with Amazon because there a fakes sold. Usually you can tell which seller is legit or not.

    Sandisk Extreme Pro SD Cards are great for Magic Lantern. Should be fast enough for proxy recording.

   Any other questions please let me know.

- Paul

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General Help Q&A / Re: 60D SD card size max?
« on: November 12, 2018, 11:22:42 PM »
Hello gwizz00001,

     I used a 64 GB Sandisk Extreme Pro 95 MB/SEC card for an event and the files were all corrupted. I was able to find a software to fix this, but now I don't go over 32 GB cards for the Canon T3i. Different camera than 60D but I believe it's the same sensor. I also used a Transcend SD card with the Canon T3i and couldn't recover a file and had to reshoot it. Just my 2 cents. Hope this helps.

- Paul

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Raw Video / Re: Artifact or a scratch on sensor?
« on: September 09, 2018, 09:21:15 PM »
Hey Danne,

     Ok great. Thank you for the quick response.

- Paul

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Raw Video / Re: Artifact or a scratch on sensor?
« on: September 09, 2018, 04:20:14 PM »
Hey Danne and Kharak,

    Thank you for responding. I found disabling vertical stripes fix did not remove the artifacts, but disabling cold pixel fix did. Just to make sure, does the Canon 7D ever get cold pixels? I've gotten dead pixels and hot pixels, but I'm not familiar with cold pixels. Is cold pixels and dead pixels the same? I think Adobe Camera Raw removes hot pixels, not sure about dead pixels. Anyways, here is a link to the tests I did regarding your (Danne) recommendation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=19e4pcwYq-1h2h47jUFN8okjT53zNpVG-

     If anyone can tell me whether the 7D has cold pixels I would appreciate it. Thanks.

- Paul

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Raw Video / Re: Artifact or a scratch on sensor?
« on: September 08, 2018, 08:44:58 AM »
Hello everyone,

    I found a solution. When using batch_mlv_in-out to convert MLV files to DNG sequences, I would hit R on my keyboard for Run. This includes all of the processing. For some reason, there are artifacts when shooting 59.94fps raw video in the DNGs. However, if I enter 3 on my keyboard, this enables "pass through original raw data without processing, it works for lossless or uncompressed raw" there are no artifacts. Here is a link to the files if anyone would like to view: https://drive.google.com/open?id=190chDIMC3lxG0FGZ6j1znpWGlwSi8lsI

- Paul

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Raw Video / Artifact or a scratch on sensor?
« on: September 05, 2018, 05:38:33 PM »
Hello everyone,

    I have noticed something odd happening with my Canon 7D when shooting 60fps raw video with the VAF-7D filter. Lenses used are the Canon 100mm f2.8 USM and Nikkor 35mm f2 ai. This could be because the VAF-7D wasn't designed for 60fps in 720p, or the VAF-7D filter small scratches are showing, or the sensor is scratched (I wet cleaned once and while back. I now just stick with the rocket blower). I'm hoping you can look at a few photos and a video so I can pinpoint the issue.

Here are a few links:

Photos: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LmvzCQ-Bi6sBGbgn2Z0Zut8ufz4fv2VM

Video:

           
The artifact can be seen in the video in the beginning where the kid is throwing candy from the back of the truck. The artifact is near her face.

As for the photos, I showed wide shots, and then zoomed in shots. It's a bit difficult to tell, but I did my best showing it. I'm hoping there is a way to remove it in batch_mlv_in-out. Sorry if this is vague, please let me know if there is more information needed, or more examples. Thank you.

- Paul Harwood

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Share Your Videos / Re: a way away - Canon 100D raw
« on: August 26, 2018, 03:57:12 AM »
Hello Majkovic,

   I really enjoyed this video you created. I am intrigued by the colors, the extent of dynamic range achieved, and music choice. I look forward to more work from you. It's definitely good to just go out and film and clear your mind. Filming can be super relaxing when it's just myself out in nature. I can relate to you on this.

- Paul

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General Help Q&A / Re: Fps override purple
« on: August 26, 2018, 03:51:34 AM »
Hey Nickm45,

    Sometimes when skies are blown out, especially the sun, you'll have magenta (or purple?) in the highlights. You'll need to fix when converting .mlv files (whichever ones have the incorrect white level) to dng sequences. So, click this link:  https://bitbucket.org/Dannephoto/batch_mlv/downloads/ , then download batch_mlv_in-out. Then, extract the .zip file. I still don't know if you're using Mac or Windows, however here are the instructions for white level fix in Windows. It should be similar for Mac. Click on the batch_mlv_in-out folder. Inside you'll find batch_mlv.bat. Right click it, and choose open. You'll be prompted with a window that is asking for your input folder. Choose the destination where you have the .mlv files (keep them inside a folder). Next, type 17, then type Enter. This will ask you to specify the white level. From there, type 12,000. Then, type Enter. Then type R (for run batch_mlv). Then where your destination folder is, there will be a new folder created called ORIGINALS. There also will be separate folders for each dng sequence. Then, you can create a folder called DNGs, place all the dng sequences folders inside the DNGs folder. Then, you can import the DNGs folder, which will import all the dng sequences folders. I suggest using the SmartImport2 After Effects Script. This will save you a lot of time when importing dng sequences. I have provided a link below. Also, I suggest purchasing Cinelog-C, which works with Adobe Camera Raw. I will provide a link below for you to check out. Then adjust white balance for any dng sequences that need it (you should try to custom white balance with a grey card in camera if possible), add any lens corrections (for vignetting and distortion), make sure Cinelog-C is applied, save a preset for your settings, and add the preset to any other dng sequences you shot at the same time and place. You can create a folder before importing for a codec you wish to use. I suggest ProRes 4444 XQ or GoPro Cineform 12 bit RGB, or Avid DNxHR. For each codec, with Cinelog-C added in Adobe Camera Raw, you will be able to recover highlights. After you have adjusted all of your dng sequences in Adobe Camera Raw, and have chosen a codec in SmartImport2, this script will create dng sequences in compositions. Then the compositions will be in your After Effects Render Queue with the codec you have chosen. Click Render Queue. Also, make sure in After Effects, in Preferences, set the frame rate (aka fps). For example if you shot in 23.976 fps, then enter that. This will set the fps for all of your future compositions. If you have different clips with different fps, you can change the frame rate in Preferences after you have imported all dng sequences for that fps. For example, if you have 5 .mlv files with a fps of 23.976, then add 23.976 into Preferences. If you have 5 more .mlv files with a fps of 1, then enter 1 for frame rate, then import those dng sequences, and compositions will be created with 1 fps. You can keep each fps in different folders once you process the .mlv files in dng sequences. I usually have a 23.976 fps folder and a 59.94 fps folder. Also, SmartImport2 works with audio as well. I realize this is a lot of information, and some of it might be confusing. You will get the hang of it if you keep shooting and editing. Just stick with it because the results are amazing, trust me. Please let me know if something I said was confusing. I hope this is helpful for you, and feel free to post more about the purple colors issue you are having.

- Paul

SmartImport2 After Effects Script: https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12422.msg119832#msg119832

Cinelog-C: https://www.cinelogdcp.com/cinelog-c-for-acr-user-guide/


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General Help Q&A / Re: Fps override purple
« on: August 25, 2018, 02:41:27 PM »
Hello Nickm45,

    12,000 for White Level should work for the 550D as well. Here is a link to Batch_mlv_in-out: https://bitbucket.org/Dannephoto/batch_mlv/downloads/ This works on Windows and Mac. You will see an option to set white level manually. Please let me know if this works, and if you need any other help.

- Paul

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General Help Q&A / Re: Fps override purple
« on: August 24, 2018, 09:23:56 PM »
Hello Nickm45,

    Which Canon camera are you using? For the Canon 7D, setting the white level to 12,000 in Batch_mlv_in-out (has MLV Dump for Windows). I would make a copy of the .mlv file, and then try setting the white level. That way you can compare, and the original .mlv remains unchanged. I don't know if 12,000 will work with your camera model, but hopefully someone else can tell you what white level fix (if that is the problem) you need, once you state what camera you are using. I hope this helps.

- Paul

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Raw Video / Re: Advise on choice: 5Od, 7d, eos m
« on: August 23, 2018, 06:18:04 PM »
Hey stickFinger,

    Thanks for the reply and the link. Much appreciated.

- Paul

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Raw Video / Re: Advise on choice: 5Od, 7d, eos m
« on: August 22, 2018, 05:44:33 PM »
Hey stickFinger,

    You're welcome. Ok I understand. Is the SD card overclock available for the 600D?

- Paul

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Raw Video / Re: Advise on choice: 5Od, 7d, eos m
« on: August 21, 2018, 02:39:38 AM »
Hello stickFinger,

    You're welcome. I have the 600D and still really like that camera. I found (before 10 bit / 12 bit build) I was limited in raw recording because of the 21 mb/sec bottleneck for SD cards. So I invested in the same sensor in a Canon 7D. This camera still amazes me, and I love using it. I use anti aliasing and moire filters from Mosaic Engineering with these cameras, and am really impressed. However, resolution is degraded when these filters are installed and using 3x crop mode. It can be a bit of a pain switching to both modes, and apparently photo resolutions are a bit degraded as well. I've learned to work with the 7D's limitations, and still get great results. People are really happy with the EOS-M as well, and the experimental builds have increased it's video potential. The 7D is hard to reverse engineer because it's dual digic. This doesn't mean it can't be done, but it seems the EOS-M is easier for developers. If you have any other questions please let me know. I hope this helps.

- Paul

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Raw Video / Re: A Beginner's Issues with Video Live View
« on: August 18, 2018, 06:07:40 PM »
Hey Aleks94,

    You're welcome! Raw is raw. No need to mess with Canon settings. I recommend using Cinelog-C with Adobe Camera Raw. I've had great results with this. I received your message, and sent you one a few minutes ago. Feel free to ask more questions. I'm here to help.

- Paul

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Raw Video / Re: A Beginner's Issues with Video Live View
« on: August 18, 2018, 11:08:28 AM »
Hello Aleks94,

    When recording slow motion, you need to stay at 1280 x 720 (not sure about ALL-I) in order to record all 50 frames.

    When recording 30 fps or below, you should stay at 1920 x 1080 (not sure about ALL-I). ALL-I takes up more space, and is in general better quality. I don't know if ALL-I matters with raw video though. Can someone answer this?

    Typically you should shoot at 1920 x 1080 (16:9), since the resolution isn't reduced. You can upscale the 720p 50fps footage to a 1080p timeline, and the quality will be better than 720p H.264 compressed.

You could shoot 50 fps at 720p, and use fps override for 24 fps, however when using fps override it is possible sound recording will stop during the recording. This isn't much of a problem if you're using an external recorder like a Zoom H5, since you can still link up the audio if some was recorded in the beginning of the clip, but when using a microphone plugged into the camera and you're relying on internal sound recording, this could be an issue.

   When recording 50 fps, your shutter should be 1/100. For 24 fps, your shutter should be 1/48 (or whichever shutter speed is closest to the 180 degree rule). Basically whatever your frame rate is, double it to find out the shutter speed.

    The reason your liveview is small is because you are shooting at 720p. This is correct framing. However, if you know what part of the image (top and bottom) won't be recorded, you can turn off Global Draw during raw recording. This is good because the CPU isn't as taxed while recording. So, you can have Global Draw on to see your framing, and then while recording you can see the entire image. You can also look into using an external monitor (it does have it's limitations from what I've read), or you can use a 2.5x Viewfinder and put it up to the screen, or get a magnetic frame to attach to the screen. This will help you see better what's being recording and what's in focus.

    I'm not sure about the shutter. Maybe you have a shutter button setting on that shouldn't be? Try looking in the Magic Lantern Menu as well as the Canon Menu. Try using a memory card that doesn't have Magic Lantern on it to see if you can replicate the issue.

    I hope this helps you out. Please post here if you have any more questions, concerns, or issues and I'll see if I can be of further assistance. Raw video is definitely worth it, so don't give up.

- Paul Harwood

   

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Raw Video / Re: Raw ML files are red in premiere pro
« on: August 18, 2018, 10:50:33 AM »
Hello Aleks94,

    Which version of Premiere Pro are you using?

    Is the footage from the 5D Mark III from the Experimentals builds?

    You can also consider transcoding your footage using Cinelog-C and a good codec for easier editing. GoPro Cineform, Avid DNxHR, or ProRes are some good codecs. Please note: even if you transcode with Cinelog-C, you will still be able to pull back highlights. This is crucial, because it's one of the reasons why raw video is so great.

    I hope this helps, and please let me know if I can help in another way.

- Paul

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Raw Video / Re: Advise on choice: 5Od, 7d, eos m
« on: August 18, 2018, 10:46:42 AM »
Hello stickFinger,

    Although I recommend Nikkor glass and a VAF-7D filter (I'm currently using), you can purchase a conversion kit for Canon FD lenses from Ed Mika: https://edmika.com/

    It's more expensive than purchasing a Canon mount for Nikkor glass and rear cap, but I figured I would let you know. Definitely don't buy the adapter with glass, the image is quite degraded after using that adapter.

    If you have any questions on what I typed above, please let me know.

- Paul

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Share Your Videos / Re: My DOP demo reel - 90% ML Raw - 5D MarkIII
« on: August 15, 2018, 02:37:31 AM »
Awesome work Francis! I look forward to more cinematography from you. Cheers!

- Paul

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Hardware and Accessories / Re: Jammed focusing on old lens (any advice)
« on: August 14, 2018, 11:59:41 PM »
Sorry you're having so much trouble! The only other suggestion I have is to contact more people on Youtube who have vintage lens videos.

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Hardware and Accessories / Re: Jammed focusing on old lens (any advice)
« on: August 13, 2018, 06:57:40 PM »
Hey ItsMeLenny,

    What's the status of your lens? Any luck? I hope it's possible to fix on your own.

- Paul

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