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| p.1 #19 · ML added Continuous RAW recording to EOS 5D Mark III |
Fantastic job by the ML guys.
Though Canon definitely cripples the video usability on their DSLRs to protect their higher-end video cameras, it is totally unreasonable to have expected Canon to "unlock" the 1080p RAW on the 5D3 from the start.
Only the fastest 665x or 1000x cards are fast enough (which were barely on the market when the 5D3 was announed), frames are dropped, there's a heavy rolling shutter and a 32gb cards holds about 7 minutes of video (which has to be converted to be able to fit into a standard workflow) - it would've been a support nightmare if it had been implemented.
This way, the most experienced users can use it, and the fact that it has been unlocked will probably put a pressure on the camera manufacturers to add is an option in the coming generations of cameras.