Magic Lantern Canon 5D Mark III – RAW vs Internal Codec

   

Here’s a few RAW vs Internal Codec examples of the Canon 5D Mark III using the Magic Lantern firmware. With the Magic Lantern firmware installed and configured, the 5D Mark III will capture RAW video as an image sequence similar to the BlackMagic Design Cinema Camera. The individual images will need to be assembled as a sequence.

With RAW video, you can see how the footage becomes much sharper, resolves more colors, and offers more dynamic range, but you can expect to capture around 7 minutes of video footage on a 64GB card. Here’s a full video montage of various scenes captured from the Canon 5D Mark III in RAW.

At this time, there are still slight issues with the firmware, so be careful when using it professionally. Even with fast 1000x Compact Flash Cards you may experience drop frames and artifacts. Banding can also be seen in certain gradients. The Magic Lantern firmware is still early in it’s release, but I have no doubts these small issues will be resolved and the Canon 5D Mark III will be the best RAW camera under $3K. If you plan on purchasing a Canon 5D Mark III you can support this site by using any of the links below to check for deals.

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