Canon 5D Mark III HACKED Shooting RAW

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  • #207372
    Avatarbrunerww
    Member

    Pretty cool.  I am a GH3 shooter and have a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera on order, but neither of these cameras are full frame.

     

    I wasn't all that interested in the 5D Mark III – but this changes things.  I did a blog post on it here.

     

    Bill

    Hybrid Camera Revolution

  • #207380
    Avatardstarks
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    Awesome man, you think you'll make the switch?

  • #207391
    Avatarbrunerww
    Member

    I probably will.  Look at this – it looks like it was shot on an Arri Alexa, for crying out loud (watch at 1080p – download from Neumann FIlms for full effect):

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm8A7FH2Qg4

     

    Not bad for a camera you can get new for $2900 from 6th Ave Express via eBay.

     

    Bill

    Hybrid Camera Revolution

  • #208041
    AvatarEddieValiant
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    I acquired a used 5D MKII from an eBay seller a while back and am considering Magic Lantern. The software adds a lot of functionality. One of the changes after the upgrade is the MKII can write to 64GB CF cards. For long shoots, this would be useful. 

     

    All CF cards are pricier than SD cards, so if you're serious about DSLR vide, you'd probably want a solid high speed card. They do come with a big prize tag.

     

    Here's the Magic Lantern site: http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/Magic_Lantern_Firmware_Wiki

     

    The eBay purchase was $1200. Not bad for a camera that still sells for more than $1800 used. It does have 183,000 shutter activations, but I'm using it to get comfortable with DSLR video.

  • #207398
    Avatarcomposite1
    Member

    That is some amazing footage. However, it looks like you can only shoot at 24p. 48p would have been nice for slow-mo work.

     

  • #207621
    Avatardstarks
    Member

    I would love some slow motion options as well. Maybe they'll add some to the firmware in the future 😀

    Gotta love magic lantern. Has anyone actually tried this out though? Seems like you need a super expensive CF card to make it work?

    -3D

  • #208062
    Avatarbrunerww
    Member

    That's a great price for a used 5D Mark II, Ed – congratulations!  Please post your results when you can.  It would be great to see how RAW from the classic Mark II stacks up against the Mark III.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Bill

    Hybrid Camera Revolution

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