A workflow for shooting raw video on the 5D


While I still don’t think the 5D raw hack is worth taking onto professional gigs, I don’t blame people for being tempted to try it out. Do so at your own risk of course, but here is a solid tutorial on how to actually use these files once you get them out of the camera.

And here are some links for all you need to hack the shit out of your 5D and get some rawz. Courtesy of Planet5D.


Download raw file, H.264 comparison shot, and the raw2dng.exe file here:


Tutorial on how to make SD/CF card bootable/install Magic Lantern:


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And also check out the raw test, “Smith Rock” by @Neumannfilms.

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Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Austin

    Hi I recently got magic lantern on my 5d mark II. I’m using a 1000x speed CF card, but it doesn’t allow me to shoot 1920, it cuts off at 1880. That’s not a huge issue for me, but the images just don’t very sharp compared to the h.264 footage. I’m using sharp prime lenses, but when I zoom into the image it just doesn’t look like a high res image. The DNG’s in the sequence are about 3-4 mega bytes, pretty small. Is that normal? Your footage looks very sharp compared to mine even after grading and sharpening.
    I’m converting the RAW file using RAWmagic App on mac, is it killing my quality or am i doing something wrong straight out of the camera?