UPDATED: Canon 5D 2K raw feed – 1920×720 possible on 1000x card?

5D Mark III DNG

Download sample 2K DNG 24p frame from the hacked 5D Mark III and see the image quality for your own eyes!

Recently Magic Lantern had the breakthrough discovery of beautiful pin sharp 2K sensor feed in raw format on the 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III.

This completely turns our understanding of DSLR video image quality on its head. Why is the video quality so far from what the camera is really capable of?

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The Canon 1D C review

Iscorama anamorphic on the 1D C and my test footage at Vimeo

I shot with the Canon 1D C and Canon C100 Cinema EOS cameras recently with SlashCam in Berlin. The 1D C is the most Jekyll and Hyde camera I’ve ever used and a difficult camera to review. The 1D C is a marriage of beautiful 4K images and an unwilling partner who hasn’t shifted an inch to accommodate it.

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Magic Lantern discover 2K raw DNG function on 5D Mark II and III

5D Mark III Cinema DNG

Magic Lantern have uncovered a DNG output in live view on the 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III. At the moment it doesn’t record video but it is expected to be capable of 24fps. The Live View Raw Buffer on the 5D Mark II allows for a 2040 x 1428 DNG stream, and the team are researching the same feature on the 5D Mark III.

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Canon 5D Mark III uncompressed HDMI firmware update v1.2.1 now available

Download here The long awaited, year in the making uncompressed HDMI feature has now been added to the 5D Mark III. The firmware has been leaked from a Canon service station and is now available to download before the official 30th April release date. I’ve installed it and I’m testing the HDMI image quality with my Blackmagic HyperDeck Shuttle now. Article will be updated with my findings shortly…

GH2 sensor goes into impressive Panasonic G6, adds 1080/60p and focus peaking!

panasonic g6

The Panasonic G6 has been announced and to be honest it is a bit of a surprise, culling very little in the way of features from the GH3 and quite possibly taking video to new levels on a mid-range camera. £549 body only / $750 and based around the GH2’s multi-aspect sensor (18MP total, 16MP effective), the sensor is larger than the one in the GH3 (1.86x crop vs 2x), the new camera updates the AVCHD codec (adding 1080/60p) and even focus peaking, something the GH3 doesn’t (yet) have!

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Could Nikon be about to enter digital cinema market?

Aptina dragon

Today sees the announcement of a new DSLR sensor from one of Nikon’s recent sensor supplier’s Aptina which has a headline spec of 4K video at up to 80fps.

The highly rated company says it is ‘combining DSLR image quality and 4K digital cinema’ with the new AR1411HS sensor. Along with Nikon being on the record for wanting to add 4K video to future Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras, could the new Super 16mm sized Aptina sensor pave the way for them to do a Cinema EOS style range and 4K on DSLRs?

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HolyManta – the ND filter lens adapter

First 1.50 minutes is sample footage, you can fast forward to 1.50 for the technical info

Kickstart the HolyManta ND on FundedByMe

This is something I’ve wanted for a long time!

Focus and exposure are the most important things on a movie camera yet DSLRs don’t have a built in ND filter and you’re often left to shoot at ugly high shutter speeds such as 1/1000 in bright light to control exposure.

With this adapter you can add a variable ND filter wheel to any mirrorless mount camera (E-mount, Micro Four Thirds) effectively adding the main ergonomics advantage of the Cinema EOS C300 and Panasonic AF100.

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