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Magic Lantern Allows Canon 5D Filmmakers to Shoot Raw Continuously

Magic Lantern Allows Canon 5D Filmmakers to Shoot Raw Continuously

Writing on his DSLR filmmakers blog EOSHD, UK-based filmmaker Andrew Reid has shown off what he was able to do on his Canon 5D Mark III with the free Magic Lantern firmware add-on

Raw files track more accurately the voltage levels received bye light censors on camera’s imaging chips.  The result is a crisper image.

Excited to share his findings with other DSLR filmmakers, Reid took to his blog after testing the camera settings.  The footage was captured at 90MB/s and 1920×1280.  Shooting at a higher resolution caused some drop frames.

On his blog, Reid showed off the footage he shot, which can be seen below:

Canon 5D Mark III Continuous Raw Video with Magic Lantern (1920×1280 24p) from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

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I thnk this is a good test to conduct and Andrew Reid is a good photogrpaher to cnduct it. I dont agree with the results but there definitely some truth in what he says.


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Indiewire: FYI, I haven't noticed you linking over to EOSHD before, but you should know that it's a widely avoided site by most of the independent filmmaking tech world, because of a reputation for poor test procedures, inaccurate rumors, hostility from the author (it's a one-man-show), and bias. There are plenty other, more reliable resources that have been reporting on this development, FYI.


Lacks resolution, muddy trees.

BMC is actually designed for this. Actually cheaper. Better image and operation.


Just waiting for this guy to update this post and tell us his camera exploded or melted. Not trying this.

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