Canon 5D Mark III firmware update for clean HDMI output leaked
UPDATE: Now officially out!

April 26th, 2013
Canon 5D Mark III firmware update for clean HDMI output leaked<BR>UPDATE: Now officially out!

The firmware update for the Canon 5D Mark III scheduled for April 30 has just been leaked by an unknown source. It enables the camera to output clean HDMI, and according to Canon “HDMI Output makes possible the recording of high-definition uncompressed video data (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8 bit) from the EOS 5D Mark III to an external recorder via the camera’s HDMI terminal”.

cinema5D does NOT recommend installing a leaked firmware update and we are hesitant to try it on our own cameras before it has been publicly released.

clicking However, you can try it at your own risk and download it here.

Read Canon’s full PR text about the update by clicking here.

UPDATE:

First people are giving the update a go, it seems to work fine. Come back to this post to see new feedback about the upgrade.

 

UPDATE:
Canon has now officially released the update to version 1.2.1 of the 5D Mark III’s firmware. Click here to download it and click here to learn more about it.

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Alec McSimpson
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May 6th, 2013

Hi guys

is the updated firmware just for the Mk3 or for the MK2 as well?

Thanks
Alec

Charles Thompson
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May 2nd, 2013

We just made a video about this, check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFkvM2os09I

Ted Coats
Ted Coats
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April 30th, 2013

Tried 5D mIII 1.2.1 firmware with Pix 240. No audio pass through (not even on Zacuto EVF), No Time Code pass through, VERY NOTICEABLE LAG which would make it tough for client monitoring or operating w/ EVF. Underwhelmed at this point.

Petty Coats
Petty Coats
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April 30th, 2013
Reply to  Ted Coats

So let me get this straight. You’re underwhelmed by a DSLR camera that’s primary function is take pictures and just so happens to record video as a bonus? I’m a photographer who shoots Nikon and people need to remember that these cameras are MADE FOR TAKING PICTURES. If you want a straight CINEMA camera, buy a BMCC or something else. STOP complaining about why this DSLR doesn’t do this or that. If you’re that serious about video, maybe you shouldn’t be looking/having a DSLR in the first place. And if you can afford a mkiii then you can afford a nice CINEMA camera.

Ted Coats
Ted Coats
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April 30th, 2013
Reply to  Petty Coats

You are trolling the wrong forum and are carrying some heavy baggage on your visit here…even registering under a mocking name. Check the forum title: Cinema 5D… not: Nikon Photographer.

Simply reporting my findings. Do you really think I own a Pix 240 recorder (around $3K) just so I can record 8-bit DSLR? I do own other cinema cameras. The 5D mIII is one of many tools cinematographers use.

Petty Coats
Petty Coats
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April 30th, 2013
Reply to  Ted Coats

Am I supposed to feel threatened by your comments? Or impressed that you have a Pix 240? Good posturing though. And to point out, I’ve been reading the 5d forum in hopes of moving to video through perhaps a 5d. Baggage free my man…

James
James
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April 27th, 2013

I had a quick look at it.
(Recording to Atomos Samurai with Atomos HDMI-SDI converter.)

What I found:
– Colorshift towards green/yellow (compared to internal h.264)
– picture is slightly brighter
– Atomos Samurai records the PAL signal as 25p (maybe the converter makes it 25p from 50i)
– Samurai gets no audio (in camera it works as usual)
– Automatic Start/stop for Samurai doesn’t work
-the picture quality compared to the ALL-I internal recording isn’t significantly better. It has about the same amount of banding. no WOW effect at all. Tried to guess which is which: I’d have guessed the other way around. But then again I only did a boring indoor shot and one on the balcony. No intense testing.

For me this firmware really needs the audio to work with my recorder and most of all the colorshift makes it kinda useless really.

yoclay
yoclay
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April 27th, 2013

Apparently no 25p.

wingrove
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April 27th, 2013

audio is fine on leaked 1.2.1 have been bumping from new to old fw all night testing w no issues

John Green
John Green
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April 27th, 2013
Reply to  wingrove

Did you test it recording to an external recorder through the HDMI? That’s what I need, audio out through the HDMI so I can record it with the video signal to the Atomos Ninja 2. I’m sure it works in the internal recordings, but I need audio through the HDMI.

John Green
John Green
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April 27th, 2013

I’m seeing reports that there is no audio recording with the 1.2.1 firmware leak, and that it seemed to be working with the 1.2.0 version on display at NAB…possibly the final release will be 1.2.2? Is this a beta test? A trick?

Gary
Gary
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April 26th, 2013

I personally don’t think it’s not too little too late, I’m also ready to jump into a BMCC but it also is still waiting on urgent, essential and much needed firmware updates.

Guest
April 26th, 2013

I agree, it’s too late! 8 bit is just not cool anymore :) I have played with Cinema Pocket footage the other day and I must say, it was a dream come true. So many people are going to switch- what is Canon thinking? Whats going to happen? Are they really just going to give up this huge market because of their bad business policies?

Matt
Matt
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April 26th, 2013

Link doesn’t work anymore.

Hubert Hotte
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April 26th, 2013

Yeah. Too little too late anyway. Most likely switching to BlackMagic very soon

Mike
Mike
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April 26th, 2013

Aw, come on Canon. Just release it already! You don’t want us to break our cameras by trying a ‘leaked’ version!!!

Donald Bérubé
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April 26th, 2013

All, save yourself some from bricking your camera. Please do not DL firmware updates for your EOS DSLR which have not yet been “officially released” and distributed by Canon. You will know it is officially released & distributed by Canon only when you see the official announcements made on canoneos.com
Why risk voiding your warranty?

sathya
sathya
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May 2nd, 2013

Hi,
Can anybody send me the link of DSLR RIG REVIEW pdf version

[email protected]

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