Magic Lantern RAW HDSLR video has really rocked a lot of people this week and we wanted to do a little bit of a summary – and what better way to do that than to collect all of the videos we could find in one spot?
This collection includes many videos I’ve not seen before (and you probably haven’t either) as well as footage from the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon Rebel T3i – which I didn’t even know people were testing with!
The past 2+ weeks have been pretty amazing! Just look at this coverage we’ve had!
- Largest collection of Magic Lantern RAW HDSLR video on the planet
- Largest collection of Magic Lantern RAW HDSLR video on the planet part II
- Largest collection of Magic Lantern RAW HDSLR video on the planet part III
- Magic Lantern code – how has it changed over time? Well, in short, a LOT!
- Is it possible to record RAW video straight to SSD with Magic Lantern? CF to SSD?
- Luke Neumann on Magic Lantern Canon 5D Mark III RAW video
- More Magic Lantern magic – the video “zoom” feature
- Magic Lantern Canon EOS 5D Mark III RAW video vs Blackmagic Cinema Camera!
- First Magic Lantern RAW video short shot on Canon EOS 5D Mark III released
- Updates on the RAW video progress from Magic Lantern for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III
- RAW 24fps DNG video hits the Canon EOS 5D Mark III via Magic Lantern!
- Magic Lantern RAW video for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III comes to the mac & OSX
- Magic Lantern Raw Video Test – H.264 vs. Hacked GH2 vs. 5D3 Raw Video
Note: A couple of the videos aren’t set to allow planet5D to show them, but we thought you’d want to go look at them, so we’ve left them in the list — just click the ‘vimeo’ icon on the video and you’ll go there to see it.
Canon 5D Mark III with Lexar 1000x CF card
Canon 70-200mm f 2.8 L II
Nikkor Ai-s 28mm f 2.8
Nikkor Ai-s 50mm f 1.2
Tokina 11-16 f 2.8
Music by Luke Neumann from “The Beacon”
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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.
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.
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
The dusk to raw [5D3 raw]
This is a short video shot with Canons 5D mk3 and 24-70/2.8 lens using Magic Laterns raw recording. Format was set to 1920×720 25fps to enbable the use of my Sandisk 60MB/s card.
Music: Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
A raw workflow takes more time than let’s say prores workflow. In the DNG files from the 5D3 there is a very visible noise pattern and you have to make the decision if you want it highly resolved or more free of noise. I used Lightroom to grade and exportet a JPEG sequence and then edited this video in Premier Pro.
Fixed clarity and rechecked settings.
Magic Lantern for 5D Mark III
5d mark 3 test RAW DNG video with magic lantern firmware
Shaky test of 5d mark 3 RAW DNG recording on Lexar x1000 32G card
Shot in the bank. Developed in Lightroom. Pushed shadows and recovered highlights.
Amazing details and dynamic range compared to crappy compressed h.264 format.
Another sample with fine details in background:
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5dmk3 Raw test2
5D Mark III – RAW Video Test in 720p
Nearly every DSLR Filmmaker might have read the news by now – thanks to the great effort of the ML Team we’re now able to shoot RAW video in different resolutions and framerates (25p is also possible now). Due to the fact that my CF Card is to slow to shoot full hd raw (i have to get one of these 1000x!) i played around with on of the newest compiles and took some 720p shots. This 10 second clip shows nothing special but the great quality of the footage – even at 720p. I decided to add the DNGs to PS and exported them as a TIFF sequence to place this one into After Effects.
Thanks to everyone in the ML team for making this possible – just one word: AWESOME
EOS5DMarkIII Magiclantern RAW Test
This is just a short (and shaky) test of the new RAW feature Magiclantern offers:
Used gear: Magiclantern in combination with EOS 5D MarkIII + EF 24-70L, shot in 1440×960, no colorgrading, no sharpening, just adjusted the whitebalance.
Used CF: Sandisk Extreme 60mb/s UDMA Card 16GB. Resolutions above 1440x960px will generate frameskipping on this type of card
Sequence is 1280x720p only h264 because of some adobe premiere problems on my computer….
More will follow.
Canon 5D Mark III RAW Test [Magic Lantern ML v2.3.NEXT.2013 - May 14] – Eastern Bluebird
Tired of that old, mushy look to your 5D Mark III videos? Here’s a test using the Canon 5D Mark III and Magic Lantern‘s RAW [beta, bleeding edge] firmware. This video of a pair of Eastern Bluebirds was taken using the Canon 600mm f/4 IS II lens with a 1.4x TC. A bit of sharpening and color correction was applied to this video. The second half of the video is using ML’s 5x zoom feature. I have yet to master this… Sorry about chopping off their bodies…this is only a test to determine resolution in 5x mode.
5D MK III – Magic Lantern RAW Test – Low Light
Testing the new Magic Lantern RAW Module. Shot this in Barbados with 5D MK III – 50mm Lens
Lightroom to AE 32bit – Prores 422 (trillion colors) in 24fps to Vimeo
RAW footage provided by Neumann Films for test purposes
Canon 5D Mark III // ML-RAW Hack // Faux HDR Test
Slight red tint, too lazy to re-render agiain. Other than that, quite fascinating.
Footage provided by: neumannfilms.net
(10-bit 4:2:2 DNxHD 185 MOV-File in ‘Download’)
5DMK3 720p RAW (Magic Lantern) vs. 1080p ALL-i Tests
I made a quick test of 5DMK3 RAW video capabilities from the new alpha version of Magic Lantern firmware, putting the camera sensor through different extremes, like shooting against the overblown window with a tungsten light on inside the room.
I don’t have a 1000x CF Card so I was able to shoot 720p only (with my Transcend 400x 32GB CF Card), it has a crop (x1.5 I presume) this way, but still demonstrative.
Info on how to test this yourself can be found in this post cinema5d.com/news/?p=17898
Other great examples of shooting 5DMK3 RAW can be found here vimeo.com/66296381 and here vimeo.com/66153520
Overall great sharpness (even in 720p), great dynamic range (compared to ALL-i) and the same low light capabilities.
RAW DNG still shots from all four tests for you to play with mediafire.com/?7mxcgrux1dmgryg
Be careful with your camera.
Timple – 5Dmk3 RAW video test -
quick test shot with a cheap plastic tourist tripod. It’s so widescreen because this was shot on 1920x720px RAW – the fastest a Sandisk 60MB/sec CF card would let me shoot without dropping frames. Processed with Adobe camera raw in AE
EDIT: NOW THE VIDEO IS WITHOUT SHARPENING.
ONLY GRADED WITH CAMERA RAW IN AE.
I filmed this very short test on my 5D3 + ML Raw.
I don’t like ALL-I images from this camera.
Uncompressed HDMI output is better, but far from what I’d like to see.
ML is terrific, it turns the MK III in a very new fantastic camera.
A new game changer? I hope so.
Thanks ML guys.
Please support Magic Lantern magiclantern.fm/
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lenses: Canon CN-E 24 mm T/1.5 and 85 mm T/1.3
Matte Box and variable ND: Letus
Grading: Camera RAW in AE
Canon 5D Mark III ML RAW
RAW VIdeo Magic lantern hack (14bit Uncompressed)
The data comes out as 14bit uncompressed
• Raw data can be converted in various ways in camera or on your PC or Mac to DNG or ProRes 4444
• A new raw video menu lets users select a resolutions from 1920 x 1080 to 1280 x 1280 at full frame
• 1:1 Crop mode resolutions from 3592 x 1320 to 1280 x 720. (reports of dropped frames at the highest res)
• Custom resolutions can be created as well
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)
CANON RAW TEST – 5/13/13
The announcement about RAW recording on the 5dMK3 intrigued me so much that I finally picked one up. I’ve been on the fence about the camera as I’m NOT a fan of the DSLR video look and frankly it’s a tool I usually avoid. However the idea of such improved image quality made it interesting once again. After today’s experience the RAW functionality will be useful for specific shots while the remainder of a project could be captured using the standard video function.
Here’s the video with the side by side comparison’s that are imho more than convincing, even with limitations this makes DSLR film making and footage gathering more interesting than ever.
IMAGES PROCESSED on a PC using raw2dng.exe
then IMPORTED on A MAC to CS6 After Effects
Edited in Premiere on a MAC – it’s time consuming but the results are beautiful
CAMERA SETTINGS: Technicolor CineStyle was enabled for all shooting, everything else was default.
POST: the h.264‘s are untouched, the RAW files were processed minimally to ensure the highlights/shadows weren’t clipping for maximum dynamic range
5D Mark III 2.5k raw (2560 x 720)
*For best results please don’t stream it, download the original ProRes file.*
Experimental video. One sequence has some tearing. This was the maximum resolution I was able to get reliably with a KomputerBay 1000x CF card on the 5D Mark III with the still early stages raw recording dev code from Magic Lantern.
It is a 1:1 crop of the sensor – a much expanded view of what the LCD sees during 5x mag focus assist.
14-bit RAW on Canon 5D Mark III vs. factory default – Night Image Quality & Dynamic Range
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
Note: This is still an alpha software. Hiccups and errors are expected. Try with caution.
My Advice, Pt. 1 – Daniel Pemberton (From the soundtrack of Little Big Planet – The Game)
This is a quick test of the new compiled ML for the 5D Mk III vs factory default and the GH3.
Notice that the red lines on each window of the construction building are actually red fences that only appear in the ML setup. I’m amazed that Magic Lantern actually increased the sharpness and details of the video.
Based on my observation the ML comes first followed by GH3 then default Mk III setting at last place.
5d mkII RAW video (early stage)
1880×540 on 600x Transcend 16GB CF card
ISO 2500 and 3200. Strong noise reduction and basic grading applied in Camera Raw.
Magic Lantern RAW test video from my Canon 5D Mark II, 1880×540 @ 25 fps, output to DNG sequence, graded in Camera RAW. No further processing. A photographers wet dream. At this point, I have many corrupted files and such to deal with, but progress in the ML team is lightning fast, and I’ll be experimenting further.
UPDATE: CONTINUOUS RECORDING IS AVAILABLE, I’ll upload videos soon.
For information about my settings and workflow please see my post here: walkhumblyfilms.com/?p=1246
This is an amazing breakthrough. Here’s a quick test of the NEW Magic Lantern raw DNG recording in silent shooting mode. Please contact me if you would like more information or if you have suggestions on how to make this test a better one.
HUGE THANKS TO THE MAGIC LANTERN DEV TEAM, a1ex, 1%, g3gg0 and the other testers out there.
For more info please go to the thread here:
NOTE: THIS IS AN ALPHA BUILD (NOT STABLE BUILD), TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Please continue supporting the developers at Magic Lantern.
5D mkII raw / dng color correction test
Shot with a 5DmkII and magic lantern.
There is some dropped frame because of the slow card (UDMA 6).
This is just a color correction test.
The first sequences are DNG with small adjustment (camera RAW settings in AFX), and I’ve made some
fast color correction after to test how the footage react with basic film look, 3 way color correction, etc.
The noise is very acceptable, but you have to add lots of noise correction in the camera RAW window.
Shot @ 1880×720-25p and 1880×540, upscaled to 1920 in AFX.
A Sunset in Eugene – View from Golden Gardens City Park
I shot this lovely sunset in Eugene to test the raw video capability the 5d mark III now has thanks the to magic lantern team. Be sure to download the original to see a better representation of the quality RAW affords.
Song: “Vivaldi – Credo: Et Carnatus Est” by the Advent Chamber Orchestra
from the FMA
Shot on a 5d Mark III
5-16-13 Magic Lantern Nightly Build
Shot at 24fps 1920 x 840 on a Lexar 400x 64GB CF
24mm 1.4L II & 70-200mm 2.8L IS II/2x Extender III
Workflow: Used raw2dng
Imported and color graded in lightroom. In lightroom, I used a fair amount of color noise reduction since I was using the full dynamic range of the sensor but no luminance noise reduction. Exported to premiere CS6 via 100% jpgs. Premiere was only used to cut the video.
A quick test to compare the Magic Lantern 1880×840 24fps RAW footage on the Canon 5DmkII to it’s stock h.264 1080p 24fps footage.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
55mm f1.2 Nikkor
Since it was a quick test I didn’t really set up a tripod or try to keep the camera steady… My Bad.
-Imported RAW files into Raw2DNG
-Selected all those warm gooey DNG files and opened it up int Photoshop… Had Funtime color correcting it. Then saved selected all and synchronized so they all had the same color grade. And saved them as a tiff. I did this all in Photoshop.
-Imported them as an image sequence in Premiere.
… That’s it.
1880×840 RAW, 720p RAW, and even 944×524 RAW looked better than h.264 1080p Stock Canon footage.
Note* I had a 600x Compact Flash Card so the footage was choppy. Magic Lantern recommends 1000x CF Cards to shoot.
Thank You. Magic Lantern. THANK YOU.
(This is non-stock software so there is no guarantee that Magic Lantern is 100% safe. Use at your own risk and discretion)
Tested from 16/5/2013 build,
shot with standard picture style, and temperature/tint correction only.
@AnswerMark, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Canon EOS 5D Mark II – RAW Video
Secondo test della nuova e strabiliante funzionalità di Magic Lantern!
DNG elaborati in Lightroom, esportati in JPG e montati in After Effects!
RAW video on 5DMK2!
First test with raw video on 5dmk2 (with 14 Mai nightly Magic Lantern)
Shot in 1880×720@25p 14bit with 35mm Zeiss ZF f5.6 and VariND and 90mbit/sec SanDisk Extreme Pro.
Converted with RAW2DNG and then with AFX to DPX Full-range Log, graded with resolve and exported to ProRes 422HQ.
Please download the file to really judge the image quality (vimeo compression sucks).
Shot handheld so please excuse shakiness. Used a 50mm f/1.8. Entire video is shot at 1.8 and 100 ISO.
Shot at 1880×720 cause i was getting frame drops when trying 840 vertical. Used a 32GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CF card.
Used Raw2DNG to create DNGs, imported DNG sequences in After Effects, created movie proxies and exported as a lossless Quicktime.
Imported into Premiere Pro for editing, exported with H.264 using media encoder
No color correcting at all except adjusting white balance on a few shots when importing into After Effects.
Huge props to Magic Lantern.
Test RAW recording 5D Mark II ML
A gazillion dropped frames, i need a faster card ASAP. Maybe is my sensor, but over 320 ISO i start to notice way too much noise, and DNG’s are not so pushable as you may think.
Using a slow cf card at only 133X to record raw dng video from the Canon 5D mkII,
I was able to test the workflow involved, the new grading capability and check the resolution of the raw files.
I was able to capture longer files mostly at 1280×720 and 1880×720, also short clip at 1880×1080 the Highest resolution the Magic Lantern can extract from the sensor of the 5DmkII.
Still Alpha stage, this wonderful firmware hack is still evolving, as of this posting, as the Magic Lantern team continues to tweak the code they have custom compiled.
A faster 1000x CF card is required for longer sustained recording and higher resolutions.
This video shows a lot of shiny items to test for highlight recovery, a few detailed stuff and resolution charts at the end testing different resolution and also showing the importance of the mosaic VAF filter on the 5D mkII even when shooting raw.
Canon 5D2 RAW Test Footage
This footage was shot with the Canon 5D Mark II (NOT Mark III), running the Magic Lantern RAW patch. CF card was a SanDisk Extreme 16 GB, recording at 60 MB/s. Given all the dropped frames – especially obvious in the moving shots – I will do another test with a faster card, and slower camera motion.
Canon 5D mark II with Magic Lantern nighty from 14. may and raw video module.
H.264 footage shoot with Cinestyle picture format.
RAW Workflow: extracted DNG sequence from the RAW file using ML’s RAW2DNG.exe. Opened all dng’s using in Camera RAW using Adobe Bridge. Graded image as flat as posible using contrast and exposure. Changed white balance slightly. Batch exported as 14bit PSD files. Imported PSD’s in Premiere Pro CS 5.5 as image sequence. -I’m new at working with RAW, so any tips or improvements to my workflow is welcome.
It usually starts to drop frames somewhere between 150 to 250 and only gets worse from there. (You can see it starts to drop frames at the end of this footage.) Still impressed by what they’ve been able to do with this so far. I’m hoping they’ll have a usable build in the somewhat near future. I’d love to be able to use this for a project
Will this damage your sensor? Short answer: NO. nofilmschool.com/2013/05/magic-lantern-canon-dslr-raw-video-sensor/?utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter
More info at Magic Lanterns forum: magiclantern.fm/forum/
All was show in RAW, 1080×512, ISO 1250 and 2500. 5DM2 is not as good with noise as 5DM3. I applied noise reduction (25) in Camera RAW in most cases.
I used a 400X Sandisk CF card 8Gb (60 Mb/sec).
I was only available to record 1080×540 and sometimes 1080×720.
The image is very nice and gradable. I tried to expose to the right at all times.
Lens used: Samyang 35mm f/1.4 (Magic Lantern‘s RAW recorder crops the image though if you don’t shoot 1080p)
I just ordered a Komputerbay 1000x 128Gb card!!!!
I also used a Kamerar Cinema Skater Dolly System.
What the guys at ML did is just amazing!! The workflow is painful, as any other RAW workflow!!!!
This is to test how the 720p raw DNGs scale up to 1080p and a comparison with the internal 1080p H264.
720p was scaled up to 150% in Premiere Pro.
Please visit my blog post for more info about settings:
5D Mark II Raw DNG | CONTINUOUS RECORDING at 720P | Dynamic Range
Short test raw mode Magic Lantern
SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC 95MB/s
h264 – RAW
RAW vs H.264 with Magic Lantern on Canon 600D.
This is a “first-fast-test” with slow card (8,8Mbps). Download to see the big difference. This is really amazing. Thanks all developers!
Please, if you like it, help with a donation: supporters.eff.org/donate
Thanks, too, to Tito Ferradans for compiling the source and the support. See more on his blog: tferradans.com/blog
Luiz Roberto dos Santos 3 days ago
Well, Christian, continues working on 600D … need “rectifications” but still working.
Developers A1ex and 1% are working hard to stabilize the cameras 5DIII, 5DII, 600D and 6D. After the stabilization phase will likely to “alpha” is made where developers will bring to other Canon models.
(cover photo credit: snap from one of the videos)