Magic Lantern Hack Enables Raw Video on Canon 50D

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Just when we thought the Magic Lantern madness couldn’t get any crazier, they go and enable raw video capture on the 5-year-old Canon 50D. By taking advantage of the 50D’s ability to push out a video feed from the sensor for live view, the Magic Lantern crew dug further to apply what they’ve learned from recent 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II experiments to draw raw video out of the 50D. [Read more...]

LockPort USB Saves USB Ports for Canon 5D Mark III & Mark II

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LockCircle has announced its new LockPort USB, which is designed to help avoid damaging your 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II mini USB camera port.

Previously, LockCircle released the LockPort HDMI port savers, which proved successful and led to the logical development of a port saver for USB ports on HDSLRs. LockPort HDMI was eventually developed and released for Nikon D600 and D800 HDSLRs, so I would expect a LockPort USB model to be in the works for those cameras as well.

LockPort USB is available for $139 direct from LockCircle. More details here on LockCircle’s website.

Paris In Motion (Part III) Features Motion-Packed Timelapse Shots

Photography Bay reader Mayeul Akpovi just cranked out another solid timelapse video of Paris. As you may have seen in Part I and Part II, Akpovi produces an incredible sense of motion in his timelapse work.

He uses a variety of gear to accomplish these shots:

Akpovi accomplishes those surreal camera movements not with a large dolly, jib or mechanized slider, but with a simple tripod and some camera shake reduction in post processing. You can get a glimpse of this technique in an earlier behind-the-scenes video below.

You can see more of Akpovi’s work here on his Vimeo account.

Magic Lantern Update: 1080p Raw Video Works on 5D Mark III

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The Magic Lantern crew just made a breakthrough of 24p raw video on the 5D Mark III. The earlier catch was that there was a limitation on the resolution that left the 5D Mark III raw video capture just short of the full 1080p mark.

Not so fast though…

Just hours after the initial revelation, Magic Lantern revealed that it’s possible to hit the holy grail of 14-bit raw video at 1920×1080 resolution and 24p with a 1000x CF card. [Read more...]