Magic Lantern enables Canon 5D Mark III Raw video output


Camera feature modifier Magic Lantern has┬ádeveloped a version of its software enabling 24fps Raw video output from the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. This news has grabbed videographers’ full attention as it allows for individual frames of 14 bit output, yielding a much wider dynamic range than you’d get from standard 8 bit video files.

The Raw-video code isn’t yet publicly available, but EOSHD’s Andrew Reid has got his hands on an early, development-stage version of the software.

As always, even once made public, Magic Lantern warns that its software has been created by reverse engineering and cannot be guaranteed 100% safe. The camera output isn’t in any standard format but it should be possible to transcode it into a more conventional format, such as CinemaDNG.

Click through to to find out what makes Reid think ‘the world just exploded.’

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Hopes it forces other vendors to improve their cameras, it is kind of embarrassing for Sony that the A99 is so poor on video.


I’ll pull the trigger immediately if it can do 4k in 5 mins


When does the Lantern Light go on @ Canon ?


One would think Canon would just buy out Magic lantern, or their engineers, and put this stuff into their camera’s to begin with? I know, crazy thought to make a product to max out it’s abilities, when someone else can just take your product and make it better for you. That doesn’t make you look foolish, does it?


Canon allready knows what the EOS 5D Mk III can do but keeps the specifications limited by manipulating the software inside the body. They never learn.

LJ - Eljot

90 MB/s data rate. That is impressive. I need a new memory card. Well, and a 5D III


I hope it does not get hot as hell while recording

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