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  1. I've got 4 Canon batteries and a dummy Canon battery to Sony NP-F plate.
  2. I'm personally not a big fan of modern zooms, I like the character of old Leica primes, but a Canon 24-70 will cover most scenarios with a 5D. You might want to look at the Sigmas too, the primes in particular are very good. The Canon lens that I do like is the 40mm pancake, not great for manual focusing, but it does have some character.
  3. Lulz. I did warn everyone. I loved the size and the e mount, that was about it.
  4. Few tips I gave to mercer: Use the raw histogram and the ETTR hint. I have my LCD brightness 1 notch from the minimum setting which gives a good exposure preview for ETTR shooting. You can use shutter fine tuning to get a 180 degree shutter. Set FPS to exact. If you're using an external monitor you may have to switch the camera on before you turn on the monitor. Always expose to the right, highlight recovery is more forgiving than the Blackmagics. Don't pull the CF card until the light flashes, otherwise your battery will drain. exFAT format your cards. You can go with either 1.1.3 or 1.2.3 Canon firmware, difference being 1.1.3 gives a slightly higher max bitrate, while 1.2.3 allows for dual monitoring (HDMI and LCD). Gimme a yell if ya get stuck with anything. Oh and After Effects is the way to go for max quality debayering, but Resolve isn't bad (hearing that it may be better in 14, but haven't tested it yet). If you go with AE use CS6 or CC 2014 for multiproccessor rendering. AE renders are way slower than Resolve. You can use the same Resolve workflow as you would with the Blackmagics provided you use MLVFS.
  5. My BMMCC's been sitting in my bag since I got it; the 5D color is better, and despite the quoted figures, the 5D has more usable dynamic range. The 3K live view isn't there yet, only a few fps, but usable for establishing shots. HDMI out isn't working with 3K yet either. I'm quite happy with the 1080p raw resolution for everything but establishing shots, but I do like the 2x crop @ 3K, means I can shoot @ f/2.8 instead of f/5.6 and lower the ISO. MLVFS makes editing raw files in Premiere and Resolve possible with no transcoding.
  6. squig

    Adobe Rant

    I've been paying a CC subscription for 3 years, but I'm still using CS6 because Adobe killed AE multiprocessing support in CC 2015. What a fucking joke.
  7. It's OK on the SD card as long as you're not using it to record video. I think those ML instructions date back to the pre-exfat days. I don't regularly reformat my cards, I just offload the files and reuse the cards.
  8. http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=19300.msg183231#msg183231
  9. dual ISO introduces some nasty aliasing in video mode, way too much for my liking. Good for photo mode.
  10. You format exfat in the computer first, that wipes ALL the data on the card. Then copy the ML files to the card. Then run firmware update from the Canon menu to make the card bootable. NEVER FORMAT YOUR ML CARD IN CAMERA, IT WILL BE FORMATTED FAT32. Movie> Image fine-tuning> shutter fine-tuning +0.89ms = 1/48 shutter Make sure live view is set correctly: Movie> Raw video> Preview options> Canon Turn off [beep] in the Canon menu and the ML menu (NFI if this helps, but it can't hurt) Only load the modules you need, and only turn on the global draw functions you need.
  11. If the card's not formatted exfat you can only write up to 4Gb per recording. Best to format your cards exfat to determine whether that's the issue. I'm still using yosemite as my main system, exfat formatting works. Alternatively, you could try an earlier build.
  12. Nope, never. Is it happening on recordings under 4Gb? What's the date of the build you're using?
  13. Well no one clearly. As for the rest of your post: If you're gonna masturbate, don't do it in public.
  14. They are being tested, but they're quite buggy. I sold my A7s too, the MK3 raw is so much better.
  15. Actually, looks like rolling shutter is a bit higher: 1080p 24p standard 1x crop raw is 18ms. 3K 16:9 is 31.9ms according to ML. a1ex may be able to reduce that a bit if and when he enables FPS override.
  16. 3K 24p rolling shutter is about the same as 1080p, <20ms
  17. They're doing a pissy update after 4 years. LOL. So glad I decided against getting the trash can and bought a second hand 2010 6 core 333Ghz tower. I put a GTX 980, 12 terabyte raid 5, and 2x terabyte SSDs in it. It screams, and cost me half what the trash can and external raid array would've cost. My only regret is that I should've spent a bit more on a 12 core, After Effects rendering is CPU based. The trash can is cool, but it should've been introduced in addition to the towers.
  18. The crop factor reduces as you increase the resolution. Select 3x crop. Click the trash button to get out of the ML menu. Click it again to get back into the menu. Go into the raw video menu. Select aspect ratio. Use the joystick thingy to scale up the resolution. You'll see the crop factor when you click out of the aspect ratio screen.
  19. Focus is a bit off, but this is 3K scaled down to 2K @ 1600 ISO. If you wanna know what the noise pattern looks like just look at any raw 5D MK3 photo. Things tend to get pretty noisy about 1600 ISO, that's where the digital gain kicks in, but with the right exposure up to 6400 ISO is doable.
  20. I did some tests: I shot standard 1080p raw vs 2.8K raw at the same ISO and aperture, taking a few steps to get close to the same framing; the 1:1 2.8K crop appears to be about half a stop brighter than the 3x3 binned 1080p. Somebody else might wanna test that to confirm.
  21. Yeah if a1ex gets the live view sorted out. Pixel binned 1080p is a little softer than I'd like. 2.7K gives a little bit of wiggle room for the softness of the Iscoramas, and for denoising. Also the crop means I can shoot the low light stuff at lower ISOs, which is cool. I've already got my eye on that new Sigma 14mm f/1.8; that plus a Sigma 18-35mm will cover the wide end nicely. Audio's no problem, I've got a clapper board, and I dual system record anyway. Plus ML can beep at the start of a recording. I think ML will incorporate audio in time, I've just asked about whether they can include card spanning into the build, that would give us another 20MB/s to an SD card
  22. Well I've got an ultra-wide lens so I can still get a 20mm equivalent FOV so that's not an issue. Loss of sensitivity? I don't see any. Noise wise for an equal FOV and DOF to full frame you're shooting at f/2.8 100 ISO instead of f/5.6 400 ISO, so I don't see how it could be noisier. You are zoomed in on the noise though, but to my eyes it's the lesser of two evils. It's definitely worth it for the extra detail, it's now has the resolution of an Alexa!
  23. I tried my Lexar 1066x card, it's a little faster than the Toshiba. 3K 2.39:1 is repeatable at 100 ISO. I had to go back to 2.7-2.8K at 1600 ISO. That works for me, I'll shoot 3K 100 ISO for wide outdoor establishing shots, 2.7K for everything else, and render to 2K scope.
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