Which Canon DSLR’s can do RAW with Magic Lantern?
Interesting times for filmmakers as Magic Lantern enabled RAW functionality for Canon DSLR’s. With fast card interface Canon EOS 5D mark III stands as the most popular RAW shooting DSLR with resolutions such as 1080p and above.
Other Canon DSLR’s shoot RAW as well! Take Canon EOS50D for example with it’s non-video capabilities which became a RAW beast and was released as far as 2008.
Fascinating Canon EOS 50D an outdated photo camera which we learned of it May was tempered with and now stands as a movie making machine(40D are being made as we speak).
Shown below is a recorded video at 1280x960 Anamorphic lens were used by the creator for image squeezing which later can be released into a dazzling 2560x960 pixel video.
It’s quite the tease for a camera that lacks video capabilities.If you like your breath taken away I recommend downloading the source video.A stunning development going at a remarkably fast pace.
The RAW module used is currently in Alpha stage meaning that stability and other problems are being polished. Most filmmakers see these issues, such as pixel glitches or usability as a minor downfall due to the remarkable pictures they get in return.
Make sure double-checking your footage after shooting. List of cameras that use RAW at the moment, keeping in mind most of them aren’t capable of 1080p(for now) and are in need of a fast CF card in achiving the required writing speed.
The Komputerbay 1000x cards are cheap, but they seem to work most of the time. If you receive a bad card send it back and get a new one.
The Lexar 1000x Cards are most expensive, but seem to work most reliable.
The Transcend 1000x Cards are newer, reliable, priced in between, but some compatibility issues have been reported with some firmwares.