The 5D mark III can do 25fps in RAW 1080p

May 17th, 2013
The 5D mark III can do 25fps in RAW 1080p

fpsIt’s a revolutionary time for indie filmmakers: A RAW module for Magic Lantern was enabled last Sunday that hacks your Canon EOS 5D mark III to shoot 14bit RAW video in 24p and we just found out it also works in 25p.

The Magic Lantern people told us how the hack works and that the process is probably non destructive.

photo-3We tried it ourselves and have shot numerous stuff with the RAW functionality. It’s really not that difficult to achieve (see our step-by-step guide HERE)

And even though RAW post-processing is time consuming, we’re seeing improvements in the workflow and have a quite simple tutorial for OSX HERE.

photo-2The good news for the Europeans among us is that yesterday a compile for a version that does 25p was posted in the Magic Lantern forum.

We tried it and it works well. We get no frame drops in 1080p on our 128GB Komputerbay CF cards. Should you want to try it too follow our guide (updated May 20th).

Note that there’ve been numerous people who didn’t achieve the same resolution with their 128GB Komputerbay CF cards. Maybe there are inconsistencies in different Komputerbay batches. Apparently the Komputerbay 64GB are consistently faster to achieve the 1080p at 25fps. Europeans can get the cards here: LINK

Cheers!

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José Eduardo
José Eduardo
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May 23rd, 2013

Will it be possible with the 7d?

Ruben Silberling
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May 20th, 2013

someone should do this for the c100 as well…

abbey
abbey
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May 20th, 2013

I have a 32g trancend cf card with 400x, can this work with it. Is there any hope of 5d mark 3 shooting 2k or 4k in the nearest future. Thank you

Arthur Woo
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May 17th, 2013

Yup waiting for 60fps at 1920×1080. The data will be scary though lol

Don
Don
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May 17th, 2013

I ask again..
Is there any news on what this means for us 5dmkII users?

Can we also use this hack and what can we expect for it?

voirin
voirin
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May 17th, 2013

Possible to film in 1920X1080 with 1000X card 16GO ?
thank’s so much

Tri D. Luu
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May 17th, 2013

Waiting for that day when they say 60p is possible… Crossing fingers. (I’m really dreaming now)

Tri D. Luu
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May 17th, 2013

Waiting for that day when they say 60p is possible… Crossing fingers. (I’m really dreaming now)

karl karlson
karl karlson
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May 17th, 2013

hello.
any news on the 5DM2? I can´t record in 1880×1080 without dropped frames even with a transcent 1000x card ;(

Brian Paulette
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May 17th, 2013
Reply to  karl karlson

It’s my understanding the MK2 will still be able to record RAW, but at smaller resolutions. It has a slower card controller than the MK3 (which has UDMA7), so it’s not able to take full advantage of the write speeds of the 1000x. Use ML’s speed test to determine your max write speed, and make sure the dimensions you choose fall under that. (someone correct me if I’m wrong)

Ruben Kremer
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May 17th, 2013

They’re adding new features so fast. Canon couldn’t even have imagined these features so quickely when thinking of the ultimate DSLR hybrid ;-)

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