Yes, the source for the video above is a 1080p 14bit RAW shot with the 5D mark III!!! Here’s a framegrab. And a comparison to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is in the works (give us some hours to finish the editing). But we can already say: The 5D mark III RAW module hack blows the BMCC far away!
Yesterday the developers working on the Magic Lantern hack for the Canon 5D mark III posted about their progress on a RAW hack that enables the Canon 5D mark III to shoot continuous 14bit RAW at 24 frames per second (!!!). The results are totally breathtaking, make sure you download and watch the source at vimeo: LINK
For a complete dummies GUIDE on how to achieve the RAW hack on your Canon 5D mark III see THIS ARTICLE.
First and most important, I would like to thank the ML team for what they did. Adding RAW recording to a very popular camera and the plan to add RAW recording for most of Canon HDSLR family is earth shaking news. It is as big as allowing HDSLR cameras to shoot video.
Dave forwarded this very well done funny video he made about the mark 3 buzz.
From Dave Dougdale’s website:
Chase Jarvis, Shane Hurlbut, Philip Bloom and Vincent LaForet have awesome blogs, if you are not already following these industry leaders you should definitely start soon.
I sent all of them emails days before I released this video to see if it was OK to use their footage and I enjoyed Philip Bloom’s response of, “Nice job Dave! Toilet is other way…”.
It’s my guess that Canon will announce the new 5D Mark III on Oct. 26 in NYC. Or perhaps Canon will release it at the Hollywood effect on Nov. 3.
Rumor has it that there will not be a 5D mark III as of this year, but instead an EOS 1D is expected (tomorrow Oct 18th) and a Canon large sensor video camera by Nov 3rd.