3.5k Canon 5D Mark III raw video with Magic Lantern and latest updates

These past days I’ve been trying to make myself useful to Alex at Magic Lantern, testing the DNG raw video recording on the 5D Mark III with a nightly build of Magic Lantern.

Here’s what the video quality looks like in the DNG video modes at 30fps.

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Read more3.5k Canon 5D Mark III raw video with Magic Lantern and latest updates

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?

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

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.

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

RED Epic versus Blackmagic Cinema Camera – Part 2 – Resolution and conclusion

Epic - Iscorama

Above: the Epic with anamorphic lens

In the second and final part of this mini-shootout with the Epic and Blackmagic Cinema Camera, we take a look at the resolution chart.

Read moreRED Epic versus Blackmagic Cinema Camera – Part 2 – Resolution and conclusion

Sony asks “is 4K worth it?” Their own research says…

Sony 3D at the IFA show

Sony have published a study into 4K in theaters. Called “Does 4K really make a difference?”. The advice is aimed at cinema companies upgrading to digital projection, who are faced with the choice of either 2K or 4K projection systems.

Read moreSony asks “is 4K worth it?” Their own research says…