I needed this camera today with IR mode on full manual control but it was of course locked by firmware in Auto-Mode when switched to Nightshot. Aaarrrgh!
After thinking about how the internal mechanism could work I've opened it and found out how to easily move the IR-Cut filter from a Sony Cyber-shot F828 and still have full manual control.
A tiny electromagnet inside the camera controls the IR Cut filter when switching to Nightshot mode. I've marked the position of that electromagnet on the housing. Now if you take a small but strong neodymium magnet you can control that electromagnet from outside and switch the IR Cut filter on and off in seconds.
Turn the dial on your F828 to Manual mode and use that neodymium magnet to turn off the IR Cut filter. Voila you now have infrared mode with full manual control!
Btw. this hack works on the Sony Cyber-shot F717 too. Click below to see the full post. Read More...
I was playing around with the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera from a friend and decided to adapt it to my 1500mm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.
The Moon was shot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark 3 + MagicLantern RAW & BMPCC through a Celestron NexStar 6SE. More technical info at the end of the video. Editing and Color Correction done in DaVinci Resolve Lite.
Music Space and Time by ScoreStudio (Pond5.com)
Composer Jonathan Glenville Wright
Licensee Daniel Schweinert
Here is my next set of free Neat Video Pro noise profiles. This time for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I've made them using Neat Video's noise calibration chart and fine-tuned the patches by hand. Just unzip them into the "Profiles" folder of your Neat Video for After Effects or OFX. I recommend to apply Neat Video as the very first filter applied to the video data.
You can use the noise profiles with Neat Video Pro OFX Plugin for DaVinci Resolve too! Just be sure to set Color Space & Gamma to BMD Film if you recorded in RAW mode. Also add the Neat Video OFX Plugin directly to the "first" node. This will ensure that Neat Video uses the unaltered footage for noise reduction. Do your primary grading on a new node.
I've made 3 different sets of noise profiles for BMPCC ProRes Film, ProRes Video and RAW DNG. Make sure to use the proper noise profile with your footage to get best results.
Plugin: Neat Video Pro After Effects / OFX
Camera model: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Profiles for ISO Range: 200 - 1600 (ProRes Film, ProRes Video & RAW DNG)>>> DOWNLOAD <<<
Light Craft discontinued the Fader MK2, the more expensive Fader ND Digi Pro and came up with the new Rapid ND. Therefore I did some tests with my newly purchased variable neutral density filter to see how it performs. Read More...
Just installed the new version of RawMagic Lite 1.1
on my mac to find out that it introduces vertical banding in my 5D Mark III ML RAW footage. The footage was captured in Magic Lantern 3x magnification mode
. Also the new version 1.1 makes the footage a tiny bit brighter. I think they forgot to add the stripe removal in their conversion process. It's a free version but I hope they fix this soon in the next release. Until then I reinstall and use the older version 1.0.
Here you can clearly see the vertical banding (fine visible stripes from top to bottom). Thats a 100% crop from the flat looking DNG file but if you apply color grading it will be much more visible and distracting.
Im using Magic Lantern: Nightly.2014Apr07.5D3113UPDATE 2014/05/01:
Thanks to the Rarevision team the vertical banding issue has just been solved! Great work guys! Download the fixed version from iTunes Store
Here are my free Neat Video Pro noise profiles. Use them with footage from a Canon EOS 5D Mark III recorded using Magic Lantern RAW. I've made them using Neat Video's noise calibration chart and fine-tuned the patches by hand. Just unzip them into the "Profiles" folder of your Neat Video for After Effects or OFX. I recommend to apply Neat Video as the very first filter applied to the video data.UPDATE:
You can use these noise profiles with Neat Video Pro OFX Plugin for DaVinci Resolve too! Just be sure to set Color Space & Gamma to BMD Film. Also add the Neat Video OFX Plugin directly to the "first" node. This will ensure that Neat Video uses the unaltered footage for denoise. Do your primary grading on a new node.
Plugin: Neat Video Pro After Effects / OFX
Camera model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern RAW
Profiles for ISO Range: 100 - 12800>>> DOWNLOAD <<<
To remove any possible banding caused by NeatVideo dither the denoised footage by adding a tiny amount of noise. In example apply the Noise filter inside AfterEffects with 0,4% strength right after the NeatVideo Effect.
Finally - here is Mark Tarmonea's music video "Freier Fall
" that we shot a couple of days ago.
iTunes Mark Tarmonea - Freier Fall
Soundcloud Mark Tarmonea - Freier Fall
We made a music video for my pal Mark Tarmonea
in our studio. For lighting the background and models I used the 4ft / 4bank DIY KinoFlo's
that I've built especially for this purpose - and they were great! Editing was done by Michael Ronge and Color Grading by me. Now Im doing some beauty retouching using a combination of Mocha AE, Beauty Box Video Plugin and Box Blur in After Effects. Here are a couple of snapshots I took with my phone from our shoot: Read More...