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Hardware and Accessories / Re: Dslr controller as (dslr) monitor
« on: July 18, 2021, 10:15:38 AM »
I used this app with 550D years ago for h.264 recording, it was cool but very unstable...

this looks very interesting by the way

Other experimental builds / Re: HDMI Output Settings (
« on: June 24, 2021, 08:52:06 PM »
nope... I thought it should be more detailed or something, because theBilalFakhouri said in the first post:

-1920x540p is cleaner than 1920x1080i, I could see the noise clearly.

Other experimental builds / Re: HDMI Output Settings (
« on: June 24, 2021, 07:49:56 PM »
little update - I just finished repairing 24" monitor (haha, service center said it cannot be fixed) So I connected 550D and it works with interlaced and progressive scan :) But I didn't see much difference between the two. Although I look at the noise very closely. Well anyway, I can see the output in both modes.

Other experimental builds / Re: HDMI Output Settings (
« on: June 19, 2021, 03:59:26 PM »
What was the output on 550D and 5D2 when watching H.264 videos ?
It was all 1080 in both cameras.. The setting I used is NTSC interlaced.

And 5D2 is always turns off correctly, at least so far I haven't noticed anything :)

@theBilalFakhouri thank you so much for all this work, if I ever knew how much progress you will make for 650/700D, I would definitely buy 650 instead of 550 :D I am really surprised how much functionality you have added to this camera

Other experimental builds / Re: HDMI Output Settings (
« on: June 19, 2021, 09:14:44 AM »
There are lots of things.. I will do more tests soon.

It isn't working with h.264 recording on 5D2 too, it just switches to 480. and screen goes black periodically, like it is trying to switch but falls back to 480.
But the videos recorded ok. At least in a few tests.

I tested 550 with very slow SD card (I just recently lost my fast sd card) and it was recording only 5-6 seconds, so I thought everyting is the same. I didn't noticed frozen screen because most of the time my monitor was black, and I only saw it for a moment and then "recording stopped".
Now with normal fast SD card I can see - everything as you described, it's frozen with distorted content in the top area.
Actually it starts with 480 sometimes, and then switches to 1080 and screen freezes.

Sometimes 550D doesn't turn off correctly after I use this module, card activity led stays lit.
So it's kind of unstable and more useful for live streaming and so on, for now.. (for 550D).

I didn't have time to check RAW recording with this module on 5D2, but I'm gonna do more tests later
What else... on 550D I can watch recorded h.264 clips in full screen, full width. On 5D2 it is centered and much smaller, with borders.

Other experimental builds / Re: HDMI Output Settings (
« on: June 11, 2021, 06:52:45 PM »
ok I did it :D
I don't know if recording the monitor with 550D is a good idea, but anyway:

And sorry for the accent, this is literally second or third time I speak English :)

Other experimental builds / Re: HDMI Output Settings (
« on: June 08, 2021, 10:28:09 PM »
ok I can confirm it is working on 550D and 5D2 :D and NTSC and PAL switch also works..

so what kind of video do you want? I don't have a capture card to show the screen, but maybe I can record something with another camera...

Other experimental builds / Re: HDMI Output Settings (
« on: June 07, 2021, 10:07:57 PM »
It worked! i'm gonna test it more on both cameras tomorrow :) awesome!
as it turns out, the monitor can perfectly accept 1080i with forced output... no artefacts or anything. But if I switch to progressive, it shows blank screen with warning "change resolution", probably because of a strange aspect ratio.

1080i is cool, much more detailed than 480 :D now I can focus easily without any magnification. Thank you a lot!

Other experimental builds / Re: HDMI Output Settings (
« on: June 07, 2021, 09:56:17 AM »
It is very cool, I saw it :)
Is it a problem also for digic 4 cameras? I only have 550D and 5D2, so if this hack can work I would be really happy. The module from the first post is universal for the whole range of cameras, so I thought maybe... anyway it is very interesting progress

Other experimental builds / Re: HDMI Output Settings (
« on: June 06, 2021, 10:37:31 PM »
ok, I didn't explain what I mean properly... I have a monitor which can work with 1080p, but apparently it can't display 1080i. So I can't enter 1080i mode at all...
I just wanted to have better resolution than 720x480, and if there is a way to enable say 1920x540p or any other resolution higher than 720x480, without switching to interlaced mode first, it would be great.

Other experimental builds / Re: HDMI Output Settings (
« on: June 06, 2021, 06:21:58 PM »
Hi! Is there any possibility to switch to progressive without entering 1080i?
It seems that my monitor won't accept interlaced 1080i and the camera defaults to 480 so module can't work...

Share Your Videos / Re: Winter Ambient (5DII RAW)
« on: May 02, 2021, 11:09:48 AM »
Thanks! I shoot it in the park, 10 minutes of walk from where I live. It's Russia, Chelyabinsk. We have this small piece of forest in the middle of the city, and this is probably the most interesting thing here :D
It took me about a month to shoot everything in the same mood, the weather was changing every time so I have to wait for the snow again and so on... For the stabilization I use shorter neck strap and 2-3% of warp stabilizer in post.

Share Your Videos / Re: Winter Ambient (5DII RAW)
« on: April 24, 2021, 11:18:19 PM »
thank you guys!
@Ilia3101 I deleted most of the source MLVs, but I still have this one by pure luck :)
here is one frame mlv, or do you need whole?

in reality the sun was actually kind of yellow-ish, there were clouds in the sky and snow, and it was late..

3x3 is full sensor, I used MLV App to do all color grade and export to prores, then stabilization and minor corrections in adobe premiere.

Share Your Videos / Re: Winter Ambient (5DII RAW)
« on: April 24, 2021, 11:13:29 AM »
Well, thank you for your input... I'd love to do more motion in a video but I don't have any camera stabilizer for now... it's just an amateur video

Share Your Videos / Winter Ambient (5DII RAW)
« on: April 23, 2021, 11:01:32 PM »

Hello guys, this is just a short video I shot for my ambient track.

I used Canon 5DII with latest reddeercity's build, in 3x3 mode (1880x786) and 12 bits for this test (my cf card is too slow for anything better than this) so you can see aliasing sometimes.
Everything was shot handheld with Helios 44M wide open (f 2.0)

For the music I used vintage sampler (Yamaha SU700) and Korg Volca Keys for the bass.

Maybe I can download and compile it, but I have very little expirience in all this, so maybe later when I finish some things..

Especially DNxHD can't be played at all on my computers. DNxHR works as slideshow here.
This is very strange, but on my computer it is exactly the opposite :) I mean ProRes vs DNxHR

Hello guys! Is there an option to export to DNxHR with custom resolutions? Premiere or resolve can do it, it would be great if MLV App could too..

Currently I'm using prores, but on my laptop similar DNxHR files plays 4-5 times better/faster than prores for some reason...

General Help Q&A / Re: Point me please to low light shooting theme
« on: April 03, 2021, 10:30:19 AM »
as a disclaimer - all I say below may not be technically right or correct.

I found that overexposing a lot, somewhat helps in low-light situations.
For example, your scene looks correctly exposed at iso 400. Change it iso 1600, and you will get some highlights clipped and wrong exposure, but in post you will bring down the exposure -2 stops. Also the noise. It becomes a lot less visible... But try it at your own risk :)

Also, color noise is mostly red, so you can desaturate deep reds, and try to use less contrast and less saturation for night scenes overall, it will make noise less noticeable.
Try darkframe subtraction, maybe it will help too...

And record in 12 or 14 bits, 10 bits could be too noisy.

what else... you know the rule shutter speed should be 180 degrees, but if there is not much movement in a scene, you can use exposure override and set the exposure to 1/25 seconds (while filming at 24 fps), it is almost 360 degree shutter, but it is +1 stop more light. But watch for the lights flicker (60hz or 50hz frequency).

And remember that noise is really visible in the dark areas, so if your scene looking well-lit, then high iso is OK. But you don't have much room to maneuver in darker scenes. So you can just leave them dark as part of the style..
Anyway, you don't want to turn night into day with these not so suitable for night shooting cameras.. you have to keep all these things in mind when shooting in low-light.

Actually 5D2 can record 1x3 video, here is a way to enable 1x3 for it

Ok here we go , 5k (1640x1842@23.976fps) 1x3 setup with the adtg_gui module  and yes it can take up to 15min to setup , if you get it to work on the first try (without a battery pull) you're dong good  :D
The audio is a little low , sorry  :-[ forgot to gain the audio up when i captured it to my hdmi aja captured card from my HV20 .
let my know if it's problem , I can always upload a new version with gained up audio .   

But it was never made into a preset, apparently it's not that simple...

Share Your Videos / Re: Is this Short video test any good?
« on: March 13, 2021, 03:04:31 PM »
@IDA_ML maybe :)
I personally almost never use any noise reduction, youtube compression will eat some details (and noise) anyway. So noise and emulated film grain can serve as some form of dithering for youtube compression algorithm, but it's the matter of personal taste

Share Your Videos / Re: Is this Short video test any good?
« on: March 12, 2021, 10:45:17 PM »
for me it looks very good :)
but why didn't you use 10 bits and maybe slightly lower fps? this way you can get more resolution, around 1600 px

Thank you Zeek! Actually, 1/48 wasn't so important to me as I wanted to find a way to fine-tune the shutter speed for shooting under electric lights (50 Hz), when I set the camera to 1/50, ML shows 1/49.95 and usually lights look normal, but sometimes unevenness is visible, perhaps the mains frequency is not always exactly 50 Hz where I live... (it's true, I measured it once, sometimes it lags noticeably)
It is also useful to fine tune the shutter speed when shooting equipment with LED and other types of displays to get rid of flicker.

But if these cameras don't have this function, it's okay

Hi guys! sorry for probably a stupid question but.... I don't see "shutter fine tuning" option in the menu, my cameras are 550D and 5D2
I used search, but didn't find anything

in reply #24 dok mentioned this option on 550d

I also don't go to -1.03, I can only go from -1 and then -1.5.  My camera is an old 550D.

1-2fps 4k theoretically should be possible :D

there is also full resolution silent pictures for 5k timelapses

Share Your Videos / Re: fade to black... (music video)
« on: February 12, 2021, 07:54:14 AM »
I'm sorry to hear that, I liked your music. classic old-school industrial, it's really good actually. Why do you have to leave? just post videos once in a while, there is no need to participate in conversations if you don't want to.. As a musician too, I always felt not so alone when I saw your videos..

for a channel that seems completely ignored Tube-wise
It's very common on youtube, there are some people who create good music and they have like 100 subs or so. Most people don't usually see these channels because 99% of recommended videos are with over a million views, or from very popular creators. so people just don't have a way to find such authors, it can only happen by accident, or like here on the forum.

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