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Magic Lantern Allows Canon 5D Filmmakers to Shoot Raw Continuously

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire May 13, 2013 at 3:53PM

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.
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Magic Lantern on Canon 5D Mark III
Andrew Reid for EOSHD.com Magic Lantern on Canon 5D Mark III

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 (1920x1280 24p) from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.


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