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  2. Full blog - eoshd.com/content/10338/low-light-test-of-5d-mark-iii-raw-vs-h-264

    Important please read -

    My aim was to match the raw as closely in post to the H.264. The raw could have looked even better had I graded it more artistically (see DNGs on the blog) but the purpose of this test was simply to see how each perform in low light.

    In the ISO 800 shot I could get approx. ISO 3200 exposure out of the shadows in the raw clip, which is why they are slightly noisier than in the ISO 800 H.264 shot. Huge dynamic range in raw.

    The areas to watch out for are -

    - Highlight roll off and latitude around lamp and candle
    - Shadows and noise
    - Crushed blacks

    As you can see Magic Lantern's raw is not just cleaner than the already fantastic performing 5D Mark III was in low light, it is several fathoms above in terms of tonality, colour, highlight roll off, latitude and shadow detail. There's massively more data in the image.

    This is a performance worth raving about. The ISO 6400 is easily as clean as the Canon C300, the current $15,000 low light king and ISO 12,800 exposures are perfectly doable! Yet with the power of raw you have full control over noise reduction in post, dynamic range, white balance and highlight / shadow retention unlike on the C300.

    Music by - Purcell - Funeral Sentences For The Death of Queen Mary - The Queen's Funeral March (procession)

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  3. This is a quick night and dynamic range test of the new compiled Magic Lantern for the 5D Mk III vs factory default.

    Camera: Canon 5D Mark III with SanDisk Extreme Pro 90 MB/s CF card
    Lens: Sigma 24mm f1.8
    Color profile: Standard
    Shutter: 1/47
    ISO: 1,250

    Note: This is still an alpha software. Hiccups and errors are expected. Try with caution.

    Magic Lantern:
    magiclantern.fm

    Music:
    My Advice, Pt. 1 - Daniel Pemberton (From the soundtrack of Little Big Planet - The Game)

    # vimeo.com/66083408 Uploaded 68.5K Plays 93 Comments
  4. See the related article on cinema5D:
    cinema5d.com/news/?p=17976

    This is how we hacked the 5D: c5d.at/1o4

    Today we already published a test video of the impressive Canon 5D mark III RAW module enabled by the Magic Lantern hack and a guide to get it working yourself.

    Here's a side by side comparison of the 5D mark III with 14bit RAW 1080p together with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera with 2.5K RAW so you can see how the two cameras differ.

    What we did:

    We went out with a Canon 5D mark III that had the Magic Lantern RAW module hack on it and shot with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera in RAW mode alongside.
    We used the Canon 24-105mm lens on the 5D while we used the Tokina 16-50mm on the Blackmagic. Native ISO on the Blackmagic is 800 so we used that.

    We tried to get similar shots. It's not so easy, in fact it was easier to get the shots on the 5D as the Blackmagic is just not a very easy to use camera in many regards. Wrongly interpreted zebra indicators had me fooled several times and the internal battery almost died.

    Post processing
    After a lengthy process of getting the RAW files converted into something usable we graded both to match more or less. We didn't do a very sophisticated grade, working with RAW files like that is time consuming.

    What became clear is that both cameras provide very similarly capable RAW files. You can adjust everything and everything is possible. You can get similar details out of the sky and set all you like in post. Color temperature, tint, dynamic range, no problem. The 5D is just as strong as the BMCC, providing maybe a bit more dynamic range.

    Where the cameras differ in terms of RAW is one big thing: Noise. The 5D mark III can shoot indoors at ISO 1600 and there's almost no noise while the Blackmagic starts to get ugly at this point.
    The noise from the BMCC is also apparent when raising the blacks in a shot.

    Moire and aliasing is another big big issue on Blackmagic and there is very litte of that on the 5D RAW. The cleanness of the shots of the 5D RAW in general is extremely pleasing and jumps at you when you sit in front of the RAW images. Check some of the dng's yourself in our other post.

    Conclusion
    The 5D RAW has the clear advantage of a large sensor and never before seen ISO performance on a RAW camera. It's intriguing and soon a stable version will probably be ready for real usage.
    On the downside the 5D RAW has a little less detail than the Blackmagic or an Alexa, but a lot more detail than the 5D had without the RAW hack.

    We'll keep you posted on the progress of the Magic Lantern solution.

    If you buy a Canon 5D mark III, please get it HERE: goo.gl/CvPsN to reward our efforts and PLEASE ALSO MAKE SURE YOU DONATE TO MAGIC LANTERN FOR MAKING THIS AWESOME DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLE: goo.gl/k9VdI

    Music provided by The Music Bed: themusicbed.com/
    Blake Ewing - Revolution

    # vimeo.com/66170436 Uploaded 291K Plays 106 Comments
  5. Another day dynamic range test of the 14-bit Magic Lantern for the 5D Mk III vs factory default this time with Cinestyle on as a color profile.

    Camera: Canon 5D Mark III with SanDisk Extreme Pro 90 MB/s CF card
    Lens: Canon 24-70mm 2.8 (The raw footage is at f9 and 70mm and the normal footage is at f20 and 70mm)
    Color profile: Cinestyle
    Shutter: 1/47
    ISO: 100

    Note: This is still an alpha software. Hiccups and errors are expected. Try with caution.

    Magic Lantern:
    magiclantern.fm

    Music:
    My Advice, Pt. 1 - Daniel Pemberton (From the soundtrack of Little Big Planet - The Game)

    # vimeo.com/66228674 Uploaded 6,517 Plays 12 Comments

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