See the related article here:
cinema5d.com/?p=17980. Main Vimeo page: vimeo.com/66153520
First and most important, I would like to thank the ML team for what they did. Adding RAW recording to a very popular camera and the plan to add RAW recording to most of Canon HDSLR cameras is a earth shaking news. It is big as allowing HDSLR cameras to shoot video.
This short test we did was shot in an hour and meant to test the following:
-The quality of footage coming out of the Canon 5d markIII in RAW shooting mode.
-Workflow from shooting to delivery (see the related article here:cinema5d.com/news/?p=17898)
-Cleanness of footage in ISO 1600 (see from minute 00:51:05)
-Comparison of few shots between this camera and the BMCC (coming soon)
RAW recording in this camera price range was till now only possible with the Blackmagic cinema camera which has a relatively small sensor, un satisfactory low light performance and in some conditions a major amount of moire. By introducing a RAW recording possibility for the Canon 5d MarkIII you can now enjoy full frame image, Canon’s extremely clean high ISO performance and almost moire free footage.
The high quality footage coming out from the camera in RAW mode is simply INSANE!. I recommend downloading and watching it on a big screen in order to appreciate what ML did. Yes, there are still some glitches like horizontal color lines popping up un-expectedly in the footage (you can see one at 00:53:22 ) and the actual digging in the ML menu in order to activate RAW recording can be a pain but all in all this feature implementation is huge!
I hope the ML team or a 3rd party developers will farther simplify and stabilize the shooting process and workflow.
Camera: Canon 5d markIII MLCC version....:)
CF cards: KomputerBay UDMA 7, 1000x, 128 GB
Canon 70-200mm f4.0
Canon 24-105mm f4.0
Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 (on 16mm focal length)
Light craft fader ND MII
Cineroid retina EVF
Sachtler tripod FSB8
Camera picture profile: Neutral, ISO 160
Color grading done in Final Cut Pro
Johnnie Behiri is a freelance cameraman/editor working mostly for the BBC operating from Vienna Austria.
When not BBCing, Johnnie is filming documentaries, commercials, music videos and testimonials/image videos.
Johnnie is also consulting some of the leading companies in the industry, help developing cost effective useful accessories for documentaries shooters.