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Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 70D
« on: October 29, 2017, 11:10:35 AM »

I know it can be hard to keep up with the developments, there's multiple people working on different things and not really a place where one can look up everything all at once. As far as I can tell (and if you want a list of what's possible with regard to video you might want to look at ShootMeAlready's post #3030) the biggest thing you are missing out on is 10bit raw recording. You can find that build in the "experiments" section of the main page or, indeed, in the first post of this very thread.

There's also an open pull request to bring back fps override and (if I interpreted this correctly) because of the similarities/advancements on the 100D, the 70D will also soon have the losless compression working. Which is IMO, the next big "step up" for the 70D.

Hope that helps,

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 70D
« on: October 24, 2017, 04:43:50 PM »
Hello again!
So I bit the bullet and got me a 70D :D.
I havent had it for long enough to conduct a thorough investigation but maybe what I found so far is helpful for others:

With regard to my own questions - yes, all types of AF work with raw recording, also with 10bit (at least as far as I've tested it.) However, there is one major drawback - perhaps this is very obvious but maybe it helps clarify some stuff for other newbies;) - you cant see the canon overlays, so while tracking and racking focus works, you dont see the actual white box on the screen. I think the AF is still useable though in tracking mode when your subject doesnt move super fast, like in a regular tracking shot. I will report back once I've tried it but the possibility to have continuous focus when being on a glidecam is really the scenario where I could see this being a real benefti (because wireless follow focus units are pretty darn expensive).

I'd also be happy to test the new lossless compression built once it's ready!


Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 70D
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:44:50 AM »
Hello 70D users!
Let my start by saying I'm new to the forum and have mighty respect for everything that's happening here - ML has greatly improved the lives of professionals and enthusiasts alike in my opinion :).

I hope this is the right thread to be posting this question in - I have a question with regard to the 70D autofocus.

Since the Dual Pixel AF ist really the distinguishing feature of the 70D, I wonder how well it works in Raw recording modes. I found some examples on youtube, like this

where the tracking AF is obviously active, but I haven't found anything on the "touch-to-rack-focus" AF.
In other words, I was hoping some of the 70D users here on the forum could chime in and tell me if (and how well, eg speed, reliability) the touch screen works with say 10bit raw recording. Would be greatly appreciated since I feel it is such an important part of the 70Ds appeal which no other cam can do right now! I was hoping to shed some light onto this topic in order to provide a little bit of a help for potential future 70D users (like myself) with regard to buying decisions!

Thanks in advance,

Share Your Videos / Music Video shot on 600D/T3i - 10 bit raw
« on: October 20, 2017, 11:00:24 AM »

I wanted to share this video because I think it is perhaps encouraging to see for other users what the old timey 600D is capable of. Now granted, the color grading is not the best, this was my first attempt dealing with Resolve and I'm by no means a professional when it comes to any of this. Still amazed by how good 1280x544 in 10bit raw can look though  :D.

Recording was continuous, lens was a sigma 18-35 f.1.8.
Everything filmed wide open at 1.8.
ISO was 400 if I remember correctly. NO denoising whatsoever!

And before anyone asks: Yes I was aware of the rolling shutter of DSLRs before I started filming, but I figured what the heck. It suits the whacky style of the video - It's not a bug it's a feature.

Also, inspiration for the video was the ever glorious Going Out West, by Tom Waits

Enjoy  :D

User Introduction / Hello ML Forum! Introduction from a 600D/T3i user
« on: October 20, 2017, 10:41:55 AM »
Hey y'all!

Just wanted to adhere to the forum etiquette and introduce myself before I start discovering (and hopefully contributing) all the other glorious threads on this forum. I have been using ML on a 600D/T3i with a lot of success, especially the 10bit raw function.  Icing on top of the allready fantastic Magic Lantern cake (sorry for the cheesy metaphor but I really dig this Operating System). Will post a music video I shot entirely with 10 bit raw in the "share your videos" section. So long and thanks to everybody who's contributing to make life for indie filmmakers a whole lot easier and a thousand times more exciting.

Cheers, Dave

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