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71m363nd3r

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« Reply #800 on: August 23, 2019, 12:30:49 AM »

I'm 99% sure that you can chose with the joystick button.

OlRivrRat

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« Reply #801 on: August 23, 2019, 05:36:31 AM »
       But only if it has not been "Locked Out" by the Power On Switch ~
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xvince1

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« Reply #802 on: August 29, 2019, 12:14:23 PM »
Yes get the 5D2 over the eos m , faster write speed (CFcard) full frame
just a better looking image , it has a better user experience ,no bugs .
Soon it will have lossless compression (being trying to finish it from last year @ 90% done)
just finishing up with crop_rec now so by the end of the mouth I should be working on lossless .
Plus I'll be looking at overclocking the cf card bus for faster write speeds = to 5d3 @ 120MB/s.
just haven't had time to dig very deep , so yea the future looks very bright for 5d2 .
Oh did I mention 5d2 can do 48fps in 3x3 (FHD) 1856x1120 & 1920x818 45fps for in 3x crop_mode (in the crop_rec branch)

Hi reddeercity, Do you have a thread to follow your builds ? I'm back on video with my 5d2. I'd stayed since 2013 with the old RAW FW (just to have 1880). I want to try again mlv with sound now and try what's possible nowadays with 5D2. Cheers  :)

Walter Schulz

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« Reply #804 on: September 02, 2019, 10:06:48 AM »
Is it possible to record crop video without enabling MLV option?

Paul13Walnut5

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« Reply #805 on: October 10, 2019, 08:26:25 PM »
Dear ML community

I am a previous user of ML on canon 550D, 600D, 60D, 7Ds and M's.

I have just bought a used 5D2 (couldn't stretch to a 5D3 unfortunately)

I realise this question has probably been asked before but I'm having bother finding clear, up to date information,

Can any body help?  Thanks in advance...

I would like to record full sensor width (I'm using an effect lens, a swirley zenit 50) but also at the best possible resolution up to 1920x1080 and decent quality.   

I don't need RAW just a decent bitrate full HD MP4.  8 bit etc is all fine, for me it's just about squeezing the best sharpness I can out of the 5D2's video.

I'm not a coder etc so would really appreciate plain english on how to get good full HD from the cam with ML.

Many thanks in advance.




Walter Schulz

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« Reply #806 on: October 13, 2019, 01:52:49 AM »
As of today ML does not offer that much to avoid Canon's ways of generating mushy H.264 output.
Sorry, explaination doesn't go without ML lingo:
5D2 in this mode does (as all ML supported cams but 5D3) line skipping/row binning. Means: Only every third sensor line is used in movie mode. This rises the risk of getting moiré. And this means cam does not record 1920x1080 but 1880x1058 (if I got it right). To fight moiré sensor's anti-aliasing filter won't help much because it is designed for photo mode. Therefore electronic filters are responsible for softening the image to fight aliasing, add some noise reduction, blowing it up to 1920x1080. This is done by dedicated hardware we don't know much about.
For H.264 ML can only enhance ISO performance a bit, allow shutter timing fine-tuning and some more (Dual-ISO, HDR, ...). But H.264 sharpness in general is not in ML's hands.

Lookup http://www.mosaicengineering.com/products/vaf/5d2.html

RAW/MLV on the other hand ...
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york824

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« Reply #807 on: October 15, 2019, 04:38:59 AM »
Been a 5D2 user for many years but recently found this build(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=19336.0) now I am trying to learn video recording for fun. It is capable of recording at 2784*1160 for around 14 seconds in raw with a 2x crop, so basically a 2K M43 raw video camera and I have been impressed by the image quality so far. Would be better if there is a compression feature like in the EOS M though. It's just amazing how a 10-year-old camera can still perform this well.