Magic Lantern Shows Off 14 Bit Raw Color in New Test Footage

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

Footage Friday continues with a new short film that shows off Magic Lantern’s latest 14 bit DNG Raw lossless on the Canon EOS 6D.  The short is called Endless Gravity and it really takes every bit of color you can squeeze out of the Canon platform and shows what it can truly do. But there’s also a pretty impressive amount of detail too.

Alex does beautiful work, full stop. – Hugh Brownstone, Planet 5D

The video was created by Alex Soloviev, shooting handheld with his hacked Canon EOS 6D, with a Tamron 24-70/2.8, Nikkor AIS 105/2.5, and Canon 50/1.4.  He then color graded it in Davinci Resolve. I’m guessing the footage was shot it at a local aquarium, from the looks of it and based on his comment that he could “watch these ocean creatures endlessly.” Or he could have gone deep diving and done it with an underwater rig, doubtful but it isn’t really clear.

But the imagery was stunning, and it earned Soloviev Vimeo’s Staff Pick Award, and it’s easy to see why. Without any visual effects, Soloviev used Magic Lantern’s latest built to give us a peak at the new 14 bit DNG Raw lossless color capability. It captures the other worldly feel of these jelly fish in all its color and dynamic range.

I can’t wait for this to get out of the nightly development cycle and into the official build.


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