The latest hack for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay) by the skilled Magic Lantern team is going to change a few things. For those who still don’t know: the hack makes 14 bit RAW video output at 24fps feasible on the EOS 5D Mark III. The performance is amazing when compared to the 8-bit H.264 footage output (without the hack).
This ground-breaking Magic Lantern hack transforms the EOS 5D Mark III in a sophisticated, professional video equipment. For instance, check the low light performance with the Magic Lantern hack compared to H.265 (source: EOSHD)
Isn’t it impressing? But there is more to be happy about. Below you can see some videos made by Saad Rabia that show the difference. Have a look how the Magic Lantern hack increases the sharpness and details of the video. Sure, the Magic Lantern hack it is not yet fully mature, but this is just a matter of time. As nofilmschool puts it:
There are a few bugs to work out at the moment, especially since this is so early in the life of the hack. Right now there is no audio in-camera and clips are limited to 4GB (which is about a minute of footage), but the focus has been on actually getting it working and stable before moving on to the other issues. The 4GB limit is not actually even a hardware limitation, it’s just the way the code is at the moment, so we will definitely see longer clip lengths. For the best quality, 1000x speed cards are recommended [...]