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  1. That's true and is a big consideration if you're thinking about getting this camera. In general the eos m has never been very usable for video and things haven't really changed that much. If you want a camera that's easy to use - i.e. with proper framing - you'd be better off with a bmpcc or something else. With the eos m you're basically shooting partially blind in some of the modes. I'm sure it's already been mentioned, but in all the raw modes on the eos m you have a choice between shooting with a real time preview that is cropped, sometimes not correctly centred and in some cases stretched vertically by ~ 2x or more extreme in the case of 1x3 mode (the preview looks like uncorrected anamorphic with the bottom half of the frame not displayed)... or you can shoot with correct framing preview but then the display is very pixelated and plays at slow frame rate. It's hard to shoot anything in this mode, unless it's a static shot. I only ever use this mode briefly to check framing before I start shooting. The exception to all the above is movie crop mode which we'd spoken about in the previous eosm thread - that mode provides a fully correct preview, but the crop is 4.66x (approx 1/2 inch sensor size) and max res is 1800x1024. Here's an example video using that mode: https://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/26577-is-the-eos-m-the-digital-super-8-camera/?page=4&tab=comments#comment-227334
  2. That must be it. I guess the best way to avoid it is lowering the resolution slightly.
  3. That makes sense, thanks for letting me know! I've tried the 2.35:1 ratio preset recording at 1504x1920 but I'm getting quite a few pink frames unfortunately.
  4. With the latest build Danne posted the max resolution that I can set is 1184x2000 (i.e. 3552x2000) in 1x3 mode - I don't know why, maybe beyond that it becomes too unstable and he set that limit, or maybe I'm doing something wrong - but for me it's a nice resolution, it comes out exactly as 16:9 aspect ratio.
  5. It's incredible how much progress has been made on the EOS M in the last few months! I've tried several builds with the 1x3 binning setting but was getting corrupt footage every time, until today - with Danne's latest build I'm finally getting good results in this mode. The max res in 1x3 seems to be 1184x2000 in this build (which stretches out to 3552x2000) - I'm getting continuous shooting in 14-bit lossless. As @Brian Williams mentioned the rolling shutter is really pronounced though, and there's noticeable fixed pattern noise in the shadow areas which I hadn't seen this camera do before. Don't know if these things can be improved in future builds.
  6. 16:9 would be 1736x976 - in the magic lantern menu select 16:9 aspect ratio and that's the resolution that should appear. You'll probably get close to continuous recording without the sd card hack in 12 bit lossless at this resolution. I've just seen that the eos m can now shoot 3k (3032x1436) at 24fps in 5x zoom mode. Look forward to trying this later this month when I can. The crop in this mode is 2.76x, or 2x with the speedbooster. Record times will probably only be a few seconds even in 9 or 10 bit lossless raw.
  7. @henricus If you want to shoot this resolution you have to enable crop mode (I think it's called mv1080p 3x3) - otherwise you're limited to 720p vertical resolution with excessive aliasing. The aspect ratio is what you see in the video, I guess it's close to 1.5:1 since this mode nearly uses the entire aps-c sensor space. I get continuous recording at this resolution in 14-bit lossless raw if the sd card hack is enabled - i.e. you can record for minutes, until the camera starts getting hot and then it's probably a good idea to stop. Without the card overclock at 10 or 12 bit lossless raw you should still be able to get fairly decent record times from what I remember.
  8. Hi yes I tried it and it works fine. although liveview is a bit crazy with the screen heavily stretched vertically. When corrected in post, the image comes out at an aspect ratio of 4.6:1 which isn't very useable. You can crop the sides off down to 2.35:1 ratio but then you loose quite a bit of resolution. I'll test it further though. There's someone who stuck an anti-aliasing filter into their EF to EF-M adapter using sellotape, sounds like an interesting solution! I might try that one day!
  9. At long last I've received the Viltrox speed booster for my EOS M, which means it's now a full frame raw video camera! Seems to work nicely so far, here's my first footage using the whole sensor area. Sorry I keep doing videos of the same thing, hopefully one day I'll do a more interesting video: Youtube description: First test using the Viltrox Speedbooster with Magic Lantern raw video on my Canon EOS M. Resolution is 1736x1042 (14-bit lossless raw) in 3x3 mv1080p mode, using the full sensor area. The Viltrox speed booster provides 0.71x magnification which makes the EOS M camera practically full frame (1.14x crop compared to 35mm full frame). As always, youtube compression makes the footage look mushy compared to what I exported from davinci resolve. The Viltrox seems sharp enough for video, although it doesn't perform so well in the corners for photography, which may bother some people. I used a Tamron adaptall 35-70mm f3.5 for this video. I didn't use the SD US overclock card hack as at this resolution you usually get decent recording times without the hack. Also I forgot to remove the focus pixels on mlvapp. Sorry for the shaky video, this was a very quick test!
  10. Thanks Andrew for this eye opening article, didn't realise the situation was that bad. Interesting to hear about what you experienced in Berlin. It isn't yet but I've had to start preparing for it (for commercial projects) - had to redo contracts last minute before a shoot to take GDPR and article 13 stuff into account, and had to get everyone to sign again. Have to be extra careful on set now with getting release forms signed from absolutely everyone even if they're hardly visible in the background. If buildings are also considered copyrighted material, that's going to make things even harder!
  11. They did have a bunch of cameras at the event for people to try out, which I did, but they didn't allow us to record onto our SD cards. The camera is fairly weighty (tried it with a veydra lens), but that does make it quite nice to hold.
  12. They haven't said anything unfortunately, they just showed the films. One person who ordered from cvp really early on told me he hasn't had any updates from them at all, which sounds a bit worrying. I personally haven't ordered yet, will only get it in the new year if I need it for work.
  13. I'm at the pocket camera launch party in London, they've shown this film on the big screen along with a couple other shorts, looks nice! Anyone else at the event?
  14. I have the ef-s 17-55mm and you can just pull the back part off with your fingers, no need to unscrew anything. You do need to use some force but it seems safe to do - I think it's different to newer ef-s lenses where you do have to use a hacksaw. With that part removed, it should be fine to use on a speedbooster. The focus ring on this lens has soft stops, it's nice to use - with a slightly longer focus throw than the Tamron or Sigma equivalents. The stabilisation is only 3 stops but it's very smooth for video - it doesn't jump around abruptly like some Tamron lenses or Lumix lenses seem to do when panning. The build quality isn't that great unfortunately, it feels a bit fragile considering how much it weighs.
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