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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware adds HDMI & AF Upgrades
« Reply #120 on: October 24, 2012, 03:27:53 PM »
Sure I get that - Just was interested if something leaked about it. D600 has it. Just saying.

If Magic Lantern was able to unlock it on the 5d3 *and* Ml will run on the 6d at all it is likely that they can port this feature, too - the cameras aren't that much different as far as the firmware goes, they all use functions of the digic cpu which is the same on all models.


Yes, Magic Lantern might be the way to go. Would be nice to have it without it but somehow I need to run Magic Lantern anyway.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware adds HDMI & AF Upgrades
« Reply #120 on: October 24, 2012, 03:27:53 PM »

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« Reply #121 on: October 24, 2012, 04:38:52 PM »
I think you need a bigger jar!

Making the best of the six month delay I figure I will put $10 or $20 in a jar each week and then when the upgrade comes out I'll get a 2.0 X III extender for my 500 and it will be almost "free."

Then compare the 5D3 with 500 + 2.0 X (1000 mm) vs my 7D with the 500 + 1.4 X (1120 mm) and see which one wins.
Well this is interesting! I do have a 2X but I miss a ... 500mm!
How many days must I do the same ?  :(  :(  :( (Yes, I can divide please don't answer!)

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware adds HDMI & AF Upgrades
« Reply #122 on: October 24, 2012, 06:37:56 PM »
Making the best of the six month delay I figure I will put $10 or $20 in a jar each week and then when the upgrade comes out I'll get a 2.0 X III extender for my 500 and it will be almost "free."

Then compare the 5D3 with 500 + 2.0 X (1000 mm) vs my 7D with the 500 + 1.4 X (1120 mm) and see which one wins.
Well this is interesting! I do have a 2X but I miss a ... 500mm!
How many days must I do the same ?  :(  :(  :( (Yes, I can divide please don't answer!)
I think you need a bigger jar!
;D And I need to avoid buying anything else ...

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Re: Canon Announce 5D3 Clean HDMI Out Firmware
« Reply #123 on: October 24, 2012, 07:08:14 PM »
Yes, really! Just announced & available in April 2013. Here's my take on what this means for filmmakers:
http://paul-d.tv/blog/2012/10/23/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-clean-hdmi-out-firmware-announced/

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good review

Also note that Magic Lantern has apparently already unlocked clean HDMI out for the 5D3. I hope to test it later this week.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware adds HDMI & AF Upgrades
« Reply #124 on: October 24, 2012, 09:04:39 PM »
It's great to get an HDMI output. But comparing it to an Alexa is going a bit too far...

Is it?  Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012 - Part One: Starting With Darkness on Vimeo

I agree with you on the grading part, and definitely an iphone 4s requires much more effort
to deliver anything usable. But "revenge of the great Zacuto shootout" shows very well that
the camera is nothing without the talent driving it.

Sure, no piece of equipment is anything without the right talent. But for a big client of us for which he hire great shooters and DPs, we use a mix of Canon, 5D, 7D, C300, Sony F3, Red, Alexa, all in different teams, all at the same time in different locations, Ill keep the 5Ds for the B-Roll stuff, but will never take it for the talent delivering lines. Too much of a risk. That comes from Alexa or F3 recording out to a Samurai in 10 bits, which you end saying thanks after you get the stuff needing extreme grading for being totally overcast days...

One of the greatest benefits of a 5D2/3/dslr rig is its size on set.

Just went through a fast 3 day principal photography run with Alexa - and getting that thing inside a car with talent, driver, DP and director was a hurdle. For a couple of shots ended up using 5D, slamming it in the A-pillar and using a longer lens to shoot across to the back seat - gaining almost 4 feet from lens to talent. (Talent wasn't happy about how he looked with a widish fov). Only about 3 secs in the cut - depending on which version gets Approved on Saturday.

The look more or less matches, but I'm really concerned that we'll have to really work around the grading latitude limitations of those clips. This wasn't a planned situation, but neither was the fact that for a couple of takes the camera assistant ran the Alexa in 422-proxy mode either. Language issues get in the way sometimes.

Production is fun.
ML is great - for timelapse as well!!!
Improvements from canon will only make ML better.

Which brings me to another rant. Vertical market implementations will always be better for the end user - as the needs are matched. Canon strives to make a Swiss Army knife - a great one, but sometimes we need a drill.

Could / Would Canon purchase ML - as Apple, Google, Adobe and MSFT do to add to their operating systems / toolset ??
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware adds HDMI & AF Upgrades
« Reply #125 on: October 26, 2012, 11:12:41 AM »
I just got a notice that the new firmware for the 5D MKIII is on the way...the bad news is that is on foot from Japan to the Netherlands so the estimate arrival time is April 2013 if it not breaks a leg on the way.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware adds HDMI & AF Upgrades
« Reply #126 on: October 26, 2012, 11:33:00 AM »
Could / Would Canon purchase ML - as Apple, Google, Adobe and MSFT do to add to their operating systems / toolset ??

That's the good thing about Magic-Lantern: You cannot purchase it, it's an open source community project. Actually Canon could just copy the whole thing into their own firmware and everybody's would be fine, afaik ml never even bothered to state how it's licensed. The most probable thing is that Canon could hire away the main dev, but since Canon's firmware devs are likely to be all Japanese I don't think they'd do it.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware adds HDMI & AF Upgrades
« Reply #126 on: October 26, 2012, 11:33:00 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware adds HDMI & AF Upgrades
« Reply #127 on: October 30, 2012, 05:18:14 PM »
Hi guys! just registered here, and fairly new to DSLR, so bear with me :) Does clean feed HDMI mean that it also embeds audio?

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware adds HDMI & AF Upgrades
« Reply #128 on: October 30, 2012, 05:45:00 PM »
What "clean" means is explained better than I could in this post, but yes, it would have embedded audio - but that's no change to the current situation :)
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware adds HDMI & AF Upgrades
« Reply #129 on: April 02, 2013, 08:59:52 AM »
Focus aids for video, ... plleeeaaase

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware adds HDMI & AF Upgrades
« Reply #129 on: April 02, 2013, 08:59:52 AM »