Author Topic: 5D Mark II and 5d Mark III Raw  (Read 2919 times)

hog120

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5D Mark II and 5d Mark III Raw
« on: May 12, 2014, 09:16:42 PM »
On my 5D mark II I have ML running and the RAW video which I run at 1880x740 on this camera looks great and plays using windows media player.  On my 5D Mark III, I also have ML running and the RAW video looks grainy at any resolution, and is not as sharp or vibrant.  Also, the video from the Mark III won't play in windows media player, unlike the Mark II, it will only play using mlviewerraw.exe.  Both cameras have the latest firmware update from Canon, and both are running the newest versions of ML.

crazyrunner33

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Re: 5D Mark II and 5d Mark III Raw
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 10:15:32 PM »
What settings are you using and what's your workflow? The RAW footage from either camera should not be playing in WMC, it's dependent upon the format the video is converted into. The video from the Mark III shouldn't appear to be grainy unless if it is underexposed. Try posting up some DNG files from each and note the settings used on each shot.
5D Mark III, 7D

hog120

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Re: 5D Mark II and 5d Mark III Raw
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 11:16:07 PM »
I don't have an NLE.  I'm not sure which one to get for this workflow.  I've considered Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, but I'm not sure which one to get?   

crazyrunner33

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Re: 5D Mark II and 5d Mark III Raw
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 09:08:31 PM »
Try using Resolve, it's free and will hold you over until you decide which one to go with. It's a great debayering tool that features a basic NLE, the next version of Resolve will have a more advanced NLE. I currently use Resolve with Premiere and After Effects CC.

Also reading back on your original post, are you sure you recorded RAW video on the Mark II? The videos from the Mark II should not play in Windows Media Player unless if they were H.264 or already converted using MLViewer. The RAW from both cameras shouldn't be vibrant until they are processed, the 5D Mark II will also give a false impression of being sharper due to the aliasing.
5D Mark III, 7D