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jdub1003

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Lemmon - [2:08] Canon 7D ML Raw
« on: April 22, 2020, 03:49:18 PM »
Hey all! I picked up an old 7D for $200 just for fun recently as a second shooter and beater camera (I also own an EOS R but don't like to take it backpacking). After some research I threw dforts latest build on it and went out for a day hike. Here is the end result of that day.

Camera: Canon 7D
Resolution: ML Raw @ 1728x972 16:9 Exported in 1920x1080
Lens: EF 24-105 f/4 L
Color Graded in Adobe Premiere

Besides the unbelievable size of the files I was working with I had no complaints and it was so worthwhile to achieve the end result here. I'm super excited to continue to use this camera for my personal creative work.


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Re: Lemmon - [2:08] Canon 7D ML Raw
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2020, 06:32:19 PM »
Good to see that people are still using the good old 7D!  Colors look like filmed on old ORWO color slide film.
 
May I suggest that you try MLVApp for basic corrections?  It will allow you a much better highlight recovery and smoother roll-off in high-contrast scenes.  You can still use your favorite video editor for color grading afterwards.  Also, if you film at 10 bits, this will give you 40% file size reduction with negligible quality degradation in the shadows.

jdub1003

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Re: Lemmon - [2:08] Canon 7D ML Raw
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 06:42:18 PM »
Thanks! I was going for a more filmy unique color style as an end result. This was my first experience with raw video so I'm hoping my technique and style will improve over time.

I actually used MLVApp to convert all the MLV files but was not confident in using the features with the app quite yet. I will for sure try it on my next shoot here though!

I'll keep the 10bit recommendation in mind, I saw the option but figured if I have 14bit might as well use it. Of course converting the files took about 3 hours so I may use 10 bit next time here to speed up that work flow a bit.