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| p.7 #8 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013! |
Anyone who has loaded the new 1.2.1 firmware - is it safe to assume I'll no longer be able to load the Magic Lantern 1.1.3 Alpha software anymore?
I haven't tried it, but I'd imagine so. I will try out f/8 AF and see what 70-300L+kenko does (sometimes it would be nice to have 420mm without lugging 300 2.8+1.4x or 2x tc, obv the latter is way better when you can but at times it's a pain) in terms of both IQ and AF. If that doesn't work out so well then I wonder if there is a way to roll back firmware since I'm kinda feeling that the old firmware + ML is better for video than 1.2.1 is since I'm starting to get dubious about whether the high quality external recorder makes much difference. It seems Canon may have done a solid job with the internal recorder on the 5D3 and that all of the issues are caused in the step where they take the raw 2k sensor feed and then get it ready to feed to the compressor, something apparently quite bad seems to go on it that stage for some unknown reason, but it seems their h.264 compressor is doing a surprisingly good job for a modest bitrate and realtime encoding actually. That said I haven't really given it a tough test, maybe the external recording will show it's power then.
(Not sure how long it will take. For some odd reason they seem to have 5D3 development on the backburner and are focusing more on 5D2/7D/Rebels despite those cams all having serious issues with aliasing and so on and the 5D3 being the one that could easily put out the best video. Not that I can complain any since I have to have put any my coding time into it myself and they have done tons of fantastic stuff, they are a great team!)