DOWNLOAD 180MB PRORES FILE: http://tinyurl.com/leltxbg
CHECK THE FINISHED VIDEO: vimeo.com/70954407
This is my very first tutorial! I made the tutorial because I love what Magic Lantern is doing and because of them many beautiful people paid attention to my last two clips!
This is what I want to give back:
I am working on a brand new video at the moment and it was the perfect opportunity to make a tutorial how I am dealing with the RAW files Magic Lantern is making in my 5D2. I am a freelance photo and videographer and this is why I know Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere pretty good and I can imagine that it is not as easy for other people to get into the processing of ML RAW files.
This workflow will work for any given Canon camera running Magic Lantern - it is not limited to just the 5D2.
The tutorial was made with a MBP Retina 2,5GHz i5 and 16GB of Ram – if you get the feeling that the TIFF format exporting is taking too much time do not hesitate and use JPGs instead!
The Zoom H4N was my voice recording device and gorillagrain.com is the adress where you get free 720p 35mm grain (;
I hope that I could help you with this tutorial and I’ll try to answer any questions that I am getting. In the meanwhile I would really appreciate it if you would check out my website and take a look at my FB fanpage!
Ive created a LUT that is a shortcut for you to get alexa r709-like color and contrast from your Magic lantern 5dm3 .raw files. Not as good as alexa of course, but gets you in a similar league "right out of camera". Ill keep on working on it. Enjoy!
How to expose for the LUT: This is meant for an image that is has middle grey underexposed by about 2/3 stop, you can do this by looking at the meter in live view or by using a light meter.
Note on installing the LUT in resolve: you may need to remove the .txt extension on the LUT to .cube (right click-> get info-> change extension to .cube under the "name and extension" tab
Also, Be sure to follow instructions regarding the raw clip settings in Resolve or this LUT will not work as intended- BMD film for both gamma and color, the click "highlight protection"- THEN apply Hunters LUT to the clip- it will look horrible unless you do this. Thanks!
My first tutorial so go easy on me! This video is a demonstration of workflow using Resolve- it also explains how to use and install the LUT I made to make your 5dm3 uncompressed magic lantern raw video footage look more like something you would get from a higher end cinema camera (i.e. Alexa, ect) great skin tones, pleasing highlights and shadows...
Just download the LUT and files below.
Its meant for exposing the 5dm3 when shooting raw at around -1/2 stop to 2/3 of a stop underexposure, but feel free to experiment with both over and under exposure.
The reasoning behind the LUT:
The majority of footage from the raw hack you come across on the internet is processed incorrectly, saturation is usually way too high, skin looks strange, shadows are lifted to the extreme, highlights are brought down way to far so you can see the hard clip to white- films dont look like that.
What this LUT does is mimic the rec709 image out of an alexa (I actually modified it from a log-c to r709 LUT), the highlights roll to white and clip nicely, the blacks as well roll into black- skintones are soft and for the most part- accurate, nothing is over saturated, just an overall pleasing look strait "out of camera". Once you apply this LUT and learn the workflow, you shouldnt need to much *if any* additional color correction. I will continue to develop the LUT to improve it- feel free to do the same.
IMPORTANT NOTE!: Resolve defaults color temp to 6500k in this workflow, you can change that white balance setting in the Camera Raw tab and apply to the needed clips.