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tidelander

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Nightfall – 4K cinematic time-lapse / drone film - 5D3 RAW
« on: March 01, 2021, 02:40:21 AM »
Warning: may produce strong feelings of happiness and excitement for the outdoors!

After 5 years in making I am proudly presenting you the most picturesque time-lapse / drone / hyper lapse - a film to inspire people recreating outdoors, spend time outside and travel.
And don't tell me about coronavirus lockdown - most of the footage was shot around Vancouver! Enjoy!

Trailer is below.
Watch full video on Youtube


tidelander

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Re: Nightfall – 4K cinematic time-lapse / drone film - 5D3 RAW
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 03:03:19 AM »
Most of the footage was shot on 5D3 in RAW quality. Magic Lantern proved to be very stable. In all the years I had only one incident when camera would not boot, but I could fix that by copying ML files from the card to computer, formatting the card and then copying the files back to the card. The card was KomputerBay 256GB 1066x.

Following modules of Magic Lantern were used a lot: dual_iso, ettr, file_man, mlv_play, mlv_rec, silent.

  • Silent module is excellent for time-lapse photography. It saved me dozens of thousands of clicks. I used it in all kind of combinations: silent pictures with intervalometer and bulb timer, silent pictures with intervalometer and dual iso, silent pictures with ettr and so on. The results were always great.
  • Silent pictures did not work with Canon EF 24 mm F/2.8 IS USM lens. They worked with other 5 prime Canon lenses that I own though.
  • RAW video was also used a lot. Never had any dropped frames. Recording was always smooth. RAW videos were then processed with mlv_dump.exe in a command line on Windows. In result I got uncompressed DNG.
  • 3x crop mode for RAW video recording was used quite a bit and proved to be great!
  • Tried recording 60FPS RAW but had to give up because of bad frames. Slower frame rates (below 24FPS) were fine though.

In the end result is on the screen. Big thank you to Magic Lantern community for delivering such a useful piece of code. A production like this could not have happened at the budget level I had if it wasn't for ML. You rock :)

tidelander

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Re: Nightfall – 4K cinematic time-lapse / drone film - 5D3 RAW
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2021, 08:24:03 PM »
Here is the full video on Vimeo

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Re: Nightfall – 4K cinematic time-lapse / drone film - 5D3 RAW
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2021, 12:48:36 PM »
Dude, curb your sharpness and crop-ins...

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Re: Nightfall – 4K cinematic time-lapse / drone film - 5D3 RAW
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2021, 04:51:24 PM »
 I have no criticism. I found it a professional video, good time lapses,  good transitions. I wonder which camera it was. It must have been full-frame?
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Re: Nightfall – 4K cinematic time-lapse / drone film - 5D3 RAW
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2021, 07:14:27 PM »
Thank you for the feedback.

The camera was Canon EOS 5D Mark III. It is a full-frame camera.

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Dude, curb your sharpness and crop-ins...

Did you watch it on Vimeo in 4K resolution but not full screen? Try watching it in full screen.