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Saving one step in the Magic Lantern RAW video process with Lightroom & LR Timelapse

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Nicholas Edwards sent us this the other day – his contribution towards helping people process images with the new Magic Lantern RAW video. I admit I have not tried this so I am trusting Nicolas’ input on this but for those of you working on your own videos, saving a single step for each scene could be significant.

Been using Lightroom 4 and LR Timelapse templates to skip a step in processing of the Raw DNG files for the Magic Lantern Raw hack for the Canon 5D Mark III, think it is also a superior grading tool compared to adobe camera raw. Saves a step, give it a try!

Using Lightroom 4 and LR Timelapse templates

Using Lightroom 4 and LR Timelapse templates to skip a step in processing of the Raw DNG files for the Magic Lantern Raw hack for the Canon 5D Mark III

Testing of Canon 5D Mark III raw with Magic Lantern on 64GB Komputer Bay compact flash cards. DNG images graded and processed using both Adobe Photoshop + QuickTime, as well as Adobe Lightroom 4 and LR Timelapse templets. Lightroom 4 and LR timelapse combo saves significant time and is highly recommended.


Magic Lantern is an enhancement atop of Canon’s firmware that frees your Canon DSLR, allowing you to use many useful features. It is an open (GPL) framework for developing extensions to the official software.

Free software add-on that runs from the SD/CF card at camera startup.

Available for Canon EOS:
5Dmk2, 50D, 60D
500D, 550D, 600D
soon: 5Dc, 1100D, 5Dmk3, 7D, 6D, 650D, EOS-M


LRTimelapse is the tool to make professional looking time lapse movies using Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Camera RAW or Adobe After Effects.

Time Lapse Photography and Editing

If you own Adobe Lightroom or Camera RAW you can easily make your own time lapse movies. Just download the free templates for Lightroom and start right away. Check out the installation guide to learn how.

For an improved quality and higher resolution videos (up to 4K) you can buy the PRO Templates.

If you want to learn how to make time lapse movies from the beginning and avoid going yourself the hard way of trial and error, consider getting my EBook Time Lapse Shooting and Processing. It’s a step by step guide for beginners, intermediates and even professionals.

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