Author Topic: 5DM3 - stable 1920x1250 (30fps) + Sound (just to synch) + External Monitor  (Read 6600 times)

ch_d

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Hello.

I shot a lot of footage on my 5DM2 RAW with my Iscorama Anamorphot 1.5x. Mostly (cause of the CF limitation) like 10sec clips.
Next week i have a shooting where i need continuous 1920x1250 on 30fps. (i don´t need all the 1920 - so about 1750 would do it too)
So i will shoot with the 5DM3. Can you give me a hint / links where i can find the best / stable version for the 5DM3 on 30fps with sound (low quality is enough, just for synching), please.
And stability on an external HDMI monitor.
And what Canon firmware do i need on the 5DM3?

Thank you,
ch_d
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Hello.

I shot a lot of footage on my 5DM2 RAW with my Iscorama Anamorphot 1.5x. Mostly (cause of the CF limitation) like 10sec clips.
Next week i have a shooting where i need continuous 1920x1250 on 30fps. (i don´t need all the 1920 - so about 1750 would do it too)
So i will shoot with the 5DM3. Can you give me a hint / links where i can find the best / stable version for the 5DM3 on 30fps with sound (low quality is enough, just for synching), please.
And stability on an external HDMI monitor.
And what Canon firmware do i need on the 5DM3?

Thank you,
ch_d


Really? Common, you can do better than that.  ;)
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http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=11017

Both 1.1.3 and 1.2.3 are supported.

Last time I checked the 1.1.3  had slightly more support, but to disable bootflag you'd need to go up to 1.2.3 anyway. So it's your call there. As for "which version" you can just try the nightlies since there's a new version out everyday. But I would try something recent because there was a problem with the "black level" on the 5D3 a couple of weeks ago.
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Thats a no no, 1080p 30fps is already difficult and not continuous.
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Thats a no no, 1080p 30fps is already difficult and not continuous.

And 24fps?
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And 24fps?

I can do continuous 1920x1288 at 24 on my 5D3 while shooting in .raw. In .mlv I need to decrease the vertical res a bit, especially when also shooting with sound.

Aside from the usual "use a fast CF card" tip, my other trick is to absolutely only load the modules needed and nothing more. For .raw recording that is literally 1 module RAW_REC and nothing else.

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What card exactly are you using? Are you on 1.1.3 oder 1.2.3?

@ch_d
I would stick with firmware 1.1.3 if you are ok with the slightly windowed 720p HDMI output (I personally have no experience using raw video and hdmi monitoring on the old 1.1.3 firmware, on 1.2.3 it worked fine...).
It is for now the more stable platform if you want to max out the write performance (I doubt you will reach continuous recording at 1920x1250@30fps).
And raw rec is more stable than mlv, so if it is not absolutely necessary, better find another solution
to sync sound in post.
If you really need 30fps, raw and 3:2 aspect, better settle for less resolution. It is still plenty of detail and will upscale nicely...
Using the HDMI for monitoring also might decrease write performance.

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@Midphase
What card exactly are you using? Are you on 1.1.3 oder 1.2.3?

@ch_d
I would stick with firmware 1.1.3 if you are ok with the slightly windowed 720p HDMI output (I personally have no experience using raw video and hdmi monitoring on the old 1.1.3 firmware, on 1.2.3 it worked fine...).
It is for now the more stable platform if you want to max out the write performance (I doubt you will reach continuous recording at 1920x1250@30fps).
And raw rec is more stable than mlv, so if it is not absolutely necessary, better find another solution
to sync sound in post.
If you really need 30fps, raw and 3:2 aspect, better settle for less resolution. It is still plenty of detail and will upscale nicely...
Using the HDMI for monitoring also might decrease write performance.

Oh yeah!
This sounds really great. Could you tell me which build you are using with 1.2.3?
You said HDMI out works fine on 1.2.3: This is what i really need for the directors monitor.
I don´t really need continuous recording - 15-20 seconds will do it (it´s a music video shooting) - i can still lower the resolution.
And i want to use RAW rec because this is a more comfortable workflow for me.

Thank you for your help!

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What card exactly are you using? Are you on 1.1.3 oder 1.2.3?

I'm on 1.1.3. I have 4 Komputerbay 64Gb 1000X CF cards which test slightly differently but are all in the general ballpark. 1920X1288 at 24p is roughly 99Mb/Sec so the card needs to keep up with that data write speed. On all my cards I can shoot at least two minutes at that resolution without problems (GD is off).

I'm a bit on the fence about moving to the 1.2.3 firmware with ML if there aren't any specific advantaged to doing so; and from what I can tell, 1.2.3 doesn't appear to give me any new function that 1.1.3 doesn't already have with ML.