1. Canon 5D mark III RAW vs. Blackmagic Cinema Camera RAW


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    See the related article on cinema5D: http://www.cinema5d.com/news/?p=17976 This is how we hacked the 5D: http://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: http://goo.gl/CvPsN to reward our efforts and PLEASE ALSO MAKE SURE YOU DONATE TO MAGIC LANTERN FOR MAKING THIS AWESOME DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLE: http://goo.gl/k9VdI Music provided by The Music Bed: http://www.themusicbed.com/ Blake Ewing - Revolution

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    • A RAW in the park. (Canon 5D mark III with Magic Lantern RAW module - short test)


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      See the related article here: http://www.cinema5d.com/?p=17980 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:http://www.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. Equipment used: Camera: Canon 5d markIII MLCC version....:) CF cards: KomputerBay UDMA 7, 1000x, 128 GB Lenses: 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

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      • RAW color grading workflow with Davinci Lite 10


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        A simple cut of our basic Raw footage color grading. Footage from Strings - Senza tempo. Shot with Magic Lantern RAW module. Colored with Davinci Lite 10. Hunter's color LUT: mediafire.com/download/edi527vmjmgfe42/Hunters_5D3_LUT_beta_v1.cube

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