Canon 5D Mark III Settings

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  1. Bill Ehman

    Bill Ehman New Member

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    I just upgraded from a Canon 60D to a 5D3. We actually got decent video with the 60D but I wanted a full frame and it was time to get a 5D. We flew it today for the first time and when the recording reached the 4 Gig limit it split the clip at that point, (6 minutes) and kept recording.

    My settings were 1080p 30fps, on ALL-1. This makes a huge file size so you reach the 4 Gig limit quickly. I have read that ALL-1 is better for motion than IPB, and is also better quality so I used it. Now I am wondering if anyone has tested both ALL-1 and IPB and noticed any differences in their aerial video as well as in editing each one.

    I searched but didn't really see to much on this subject. When I used the 60D I shot on 1080p/30 and could easily edit in FCPX, or hand the files over to the client right off the card. Now I'm thinking that ALL-1 maybe is too big of a file to deal with, but IPB is inferior. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Bo Tornvig

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    I'm shooting with a 5dm3 and have installed Magic Lantern.... Workflow is a pain - but totally worth it :)
    Se the difference here:
     
  3. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Bo, which version of ML are you using? And what are you using to convert/edit it?
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Bo:
    What frame rate are you getting -- we tried 30 fps but even the expensive CF cards would cause a hang after about 12 seconds of recording. We found that 24 or 25 fps was OK, but...

    Andy.
     
  5. Bill Ehman

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    I have not tried ML but saw that 1080p/24 raw is 5GB per minute, so you would need 1000x CF cards.
     
  6. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Yes, the KomputerBay 1000x cards seem to be the most popular ones.
     
  7. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    We tried a couple of Komputer Bay and also the super expensive Lexar 1000x.
    Couldn't do better than 25 fps. Add to that the contorted workflow of RAW -> DNG -> Importing individual DNG for each frame....

    Andy.
     
  8. Bo Tornvig

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    Hi Steve, not sure, the latest version I guess.. Download the RAW MAGIC program, that will convert the files to .dng files witch I open in photoshop's raw converter. After that I use quicktime pro to do a image sequence. done.. But with my old Imac it takes forever.
    But after seeing the result I can't go back..
    @ Andy - I'm only shooting in 25p to avoid frame dropping.

    Cheers
     
  9. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Thanks, Bo. Thought 25 fps might be the case.

    Andy.
     
  10. Tinja Virtanen

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    Hey, I am having a problem on finding good settings for my MK III. I shoot mostly video and I have 24mm 2.8 lens on it. I was wondering whether you would have good tips for me which settings to try out. Also I would be interested what have you used for editing your videos? I have a Mac and it takes so much time to even download them on iMovie with which I have done the basic editing
     
  11. Jason Herring

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    How does the gh4 panasonic hold up to the canon 5d mark iii
     
  12. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I use both of them. The Panasonic for primarily video, and the Canon for primarily stills. But I also sometimes use the Canon for video when I need to use one of my specialized lenses like a tilt shift.
     

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