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  1. With the amount of subscribers he has, it's possible some companies have provided him with kit to review - at least in the case of Insta360, Kinefiniti and DJI maybe? As for the Arris and Canons, if he's a DOP or there's a DOP he works with who has a good relationship with a rental house - sometimes the rental house is happy to provide a good deal or return a favour if the DOP has brought them a lot of business previously. Who knows if he does something like this. Although he does say he bought an old Alexa so he must have some money
  2. I picked up my S1H from the shop in the UK on Tuesday! I had ordered the S1 originally in late August, but the day after I heard that the S1H would be able to output Prores Raw and I changed the order straight away. I only have a set of Mamiya Sekor C 645 lenses and the Kipon Baveyes L-mount medium format speedbooster at the moment. These work really well with the IBIS, the stabilisation definitely isn't perfect at all but the movement feels fairly natural. I decided to shoot an unboxing video, the first time I've tried this! Also shot a little bit of footage but it was already nighttime so couldn't do much (jump to 02:50 for the test footage). That was shot in UHD 10-bit 422 All-I 25 fps, with the Mamiya 80mm f1.9 lens, at ISO 10,000. It's soft at f1.9 but stopping down improves things. Not sure if the speedbooster reduces sharpness too. Not sure I'll have time to shoot more any time soon as this arrived just when I'm very busy, but look forward to shooting more! It's a heavy camera and does get a bit tiring if you need to hold it a long time, but it's not that bad!
  3. Hi, the video is from February 2018 so I used the build that was available at that particular time. The video description mentions that I used 12 bit lossless recording, so it would have been one of the experimental builds from the main website (not from the forum) - this was a few months before Danne started doing the SD overclock hack for this camera. Given that the resolution was 1392x1028 I'm guessing I was using 'movie crop mode' which gives you a full realtime view of what's being shot, the preview is zoomed in 3x in relation to the whole sensor in that particular mode (rather than 5x). The Schneider lens was mounted to the camera with a C-mount to EF-M mount adapter. That's good to know! I only ever used the 5D mkII without magic lantern (back in 2011) - didn't realise there was less moire and aliasing than when shooting with the regular video mode.
  4. @Emanuel yes the 5D mkIII is an exception because it uses pixel binning, I meant most of the other Canon dslrs that shoot 1080p with line skipping. From my experience they're worse than the bmpcc.
  5. @webrunner5 thanks! yes this camera now basically has the same capabilities as other Canon dslrs with magic lantern, only it's cheaper and very light. @Emanuel I guess it does look a bit space-age with all that sellotape floating around in front of the camera! @thebrothersthre3 mosaic engineering make these filters for Blackmagic cameras too, it's worth getting one that was specifically designed for the camera you have as then you should get the best results. However I don't think Blackmagic cameras suffer from that much aliasing compared to most Canon cameras?
  6. I managed to find one of these filters for a Canon 50D on ebay for cheap (I bought the Mosaic Engineering VAF-50D Optical Anti-Aliasing Filter), and got round to making a video with it yesterday in mv1080p rewire mode (full sensor 3x3 line skipping). It works, doesn't get rid of the aliasing 100%, it's still there in extreme situations, but the reduction is substantial. I stuck the filter into an EF-M to EF adapter with sellotape, it's impossible to fit it directly in front of the sensor as it's too large - I actually tried to fit it by cutting the filter's frame off, but the glass started cracking straight away so stopped that attempt immediately (you can see a crack in the photo on the top right corner of the fulter, but it doesn't affect the image luckily).
  7. 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
  8. That must be it. I guess the best way to avoid it is lowering the resolution slightly.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. @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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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!
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