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 +===== Model Capabilities =====
 +[[http://​builds.magiclantern.fm/#/​features|full list of model features ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​board=34.0|Camera specific board ]]
 +
 +
 +===== Workstations =====
 +
 +Editing
 + raw video has become easier recently with more software coming out that
 + can handle it, but you still need some horsepower in your 
 +workstation. ​ Adobe CC seems to do most of its work with the CPU 
 +& RAM and ideally you want at least a quadcore and 32 GB. 
 +[[http://​www.videoguys.com/​Guide/​C/​DIY%2bSystems.aspx|DIY workstations ]]
 +
 +
 +Davinci
 + ​Resolve makes more use of your GPU and renders quicker than CC in my 
 +experience, so if you use Resolve more, it makes sense to spend your 
 +money on better GPU's as Resolve will make use of as many as you can 
 +install. [[http://​provideocoalition.com/​cmg_keyframes/​story/​adobe-premiere-pro-and-multiple-gpus|dual GPU in Premiere Pro ]]
 +
 +
 +USB 3.0 is a lot faster at transferring than 2.0, so make sure you have that for dumping your footage. ​
 +
 +
 +SSD
 + is preferable to HDD for a few reasons, raw speed being one and 
 +consistent speed regardless of free space another, but they are 
 +expensive and different configurations of HDD's can work well. 
 +Realistically you need 4 more drives either all in a raid configuration ​
 +or two in raid and two to handle previews, renders, scratch and 
 +projects. If your project is heavy on the photos/​audio,​ you will see a 
 +slight performance boost from storing those files on a different drive 
 +to your video files. ​
 +
 +
 +Buy a quality PSU that can easily ​
 +handle your needs (at least 750W). Make sure it has the right 
 +connections for your components. ​
 +
 +
 +You are going to need a
 + ​cooling system of some kind for your CPU and a heatsink with fans is 
 +pretty much foolproof, but a lot of high end users have water cooling. ​
 +Corsair H systems are great and work straight out of the box, but custom
 + ​systems are not that hard to install and you can run your GPU through ​
 +them too. At this point you have a lot of heat being generated and the 
 +biggest case you can get is going to help you, but even then you need to
 + keep all the cables tidy and arrange your fans to expel warm air from 
 +the top and draw cold air from the bottom. I'm thinking about getting ​
 +rid of my case and modifying a cabinet I have so I can install my system
 + in that with soundproofing and high powered fans. This will make 
 +installing extra drives easier which is a regular occurence when 
 +shooting raw.
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Conversion Software =====
 +Raw
 + video needs to be converted to a sequence of digital negatives before ​
 +you can edit it. Here is a [[http://​magiclantern.wikia.com/​wiki/​RAW_Video|list ]] of current ways to do 
 +this.
 +
 +
 +==== Mac ====
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=6218.0|RAWMagic ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9560.0|MlRawViewer 1.1.4 ]]
 +
 +
 +==== Windows ====
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=10198.0|MLV to DNG Batch Converter v1.9 ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=5618.0|raw2cdng ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=5557.0|RAWanizer ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=5645.0|BATCHelor 3.0 Alpha 3 ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9560.0|MlRawViewer 1.1.4 ]]
 +
 +
 +
 +==== Linux ====
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9335.0|Linux ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9560.0|MlRawViewer 1.1.4 ]]
 +
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=11566.0|FFMPEG now officially supports Magic Lantern Video ]], which means 
 +that "a library that is widely used by a number of programs that do 
 +video will have native support for MLV. Which means any of the programs ​
 +that use that library will defacto have support for MLV. Which means 
 +that you will be able to playback MLV files with any of these already ​
 +existing programs. Almost all open source video applications use this 
 +library (called ffmpeg)."​
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Editing Software =====
 +
 +
 +===== Colour Correction software =====
 +
 +
 +===== Things to do =====
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=11899.0|Samples for testing ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9625.0|Simple coding tasks ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=11942.0|Black level feedback ]]
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Workflows =====
 +
 +Workflows
 + are job specific, constantly changing, inconsistent across the 
 +different platforms and a reflection of your '​technique',​ but there are 
 +some principles we all adhere to:
 +
 +Set up your camera. ​
 +Shoot. ​
 +Prepare for edit. 
 +Edit. 
 +Output. ​
 +
 +Setting
 + up your cam with ML can be daunting at first, there must be 100 new 
 +options for you to worry about, so in the first place you should switch ​
 +all of them off. A lot of the features you may never use depending on 
 +the nature of your work, but it pays to understand them all. Some 
 +features affect other features in unexpected ways such as exact fps 
 +disabling sound, but to my knowledge ML is pretty stable and a lot of 
 +time is spent on making sure it won't fry your camera. ​
 +
 +Shooting ​
 +with your Canon is made easier by ML's ability to customize your camera ​
 +for your job. Things like auto exposure, 14 bit video, cropmarks etc all
 + go a long way to improving your production and you can program ML to 
 +show only the settings you use to help you navigate your menus under 
 +pressure. ​
 +
 +Once you have your material in the can you then need 
 +to prepare for edit and if you are shooting raw video you are going to 
 +spend a lot of time doing this. Both raw and mlv require converting to 
 +an image format your NLE can work with, although there are plugins for 
 +importing raw to Premiere. Adobe Camera Raw seems to be the favourite ​
 +colour corrector for most people, Davinci Resolve is my choice for 
 +creating proxies, Premiere for editing and either back to Resolve or 
 +Camera Raw via a dynamic link to After Effects. I've got a hex core CPU 
 +and 3GB GPU on Windows 7 and Resolve seems to be the fastest at 
 +rendering, whilst After Effects gives more post production options. ​
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=11205.0|Installing ML]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=5520.0|RAW video & ML -- Beginners Guide, FAQ & Useful Links -- READ FIRST]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9768.0|how to shoot RAW on a canon DSLR]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=1729.0|Prefs - LV display presets - Do you know how cool this is?]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=8889.0|How are you processing your Raw footage?]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=5404.0|RAW Video Post processing (raw2dng) [Mac/​Win/​Linux]]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=5654.0|RAW Video: PostProcessing -- Beginners Guide --]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=7494.0|3 Good Workflows for 5D RAW footage]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=6021.0|None destructive raw workflow for Premiere using After Effects and Dynamic ​ Link]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=5710.0|Preventing Color/Luma Shifting When Processing DNGs in Adobe Camera RAW ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9564.0|Banding issues]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=5683.0|Applying corrections to a frame other than the first in Adobe camera raw in AE ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9421.0|Speeding up ACR workflow]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=10756.0|RAW workflow proposal for ACR support and native support in Premier]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9419.0|Anamorphic Workflows]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=5705.0|Flicker Free ETTR Timelapse: - -Beginners Guide & Basic Post Processing -- ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=8322.0|AETTR + DUAL ISO: The Ultimate Automated Perfect Image  Exposure-Beginners'​Guide ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=8443.0|ETTR + DUAL ISO = 14 Stop Dynamic Range Timelapse - Postprocessing Guide ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9353.0|Premiere 7.1.0 & relinking DNGs in Resolve]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9060.0|Neat Video denoiser for raw]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=10643.0|Best render settings in After Effects/​Adobe Media Encoder]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9732.0|Tutorials for Beginners: Davinci Resolve 10 Lite]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=11352.0|Ultimate Color Grading Guide]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=9947.0|Non Adobe workflows]]
 +
 +[[http://​vimeo.com/​71180315|David Kong project walkthrough]]
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Production Equipment =====
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=11151.0|DSLR Rig recommendations]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=8541.0|help choosing audio tools ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=2443.0|TASCAM DR-40 Noise ]]
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Shot with ML =====
 +
 +==== 2014 ====
 +
 +**April**
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=11623.0|HDR time-lapse test at sunset 60D ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=11620.0|St George'​s day ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=11550.0|Engagement video ]]
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=11468.0|Rain in Marseille ]]
 +
 +**March**
 +
 +[[http://​www.magiclantern.fm/​forum/​index.php?​topic=11592.0|Beat Assailant RUN - Vimeo staff pick music video ]]
 +
 +[[http://​vimeo.com/​89975296|Making of Beat Assailant RUN ]]
 +
  
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