Working With Magic Lantern RAW Files

Working With Magic Lantern RAW Files

In case you missed it, we started carrying a version of the Canon 5D Mark III modified with the Magic Lantern firmware modification last year. One of the really cool features of this tweaked body is that you can now shoot 1080p video in RAW format.

Still shooters know what this means: better control over white balance and a file that stands up to post-processing really well. RAW is still something of a new bag for video shooters working with DSLRs, however, and there are a few things you should know when you start working with RAW files from the 5D Mark III.

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BorrowLenses’ Guide to Syncing Transmitters with Strobes

BorrowLenses’ Guide to Syncing Transmitters with Strobes

This guide is for the following kits:

Elinchrom BX-Ri 2 500Ws Monolight Kit with Skyport EL Transceiver
Profoto D1 Air 500Ws 2 Monolight Studio Kit with Air Remote
Bowens Gemini 500R 2 Light Umbrella Kit with Pulsar TX Radio Remote
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Head A Pro Set with Skyport EL Transceiver
Broncolor 1200Ws Two Litos Monolight 22 Kit and Senso Power Pack with RFS 2 Transmitter
Broncolor 2400Ws Two Litos Monolight 42 Kit and Senso Power Pack RFS 2 Transmitter

If your strobes are not firing with their transmitters right out of the bag, here are some things to look for:

1) Batteries

Kits with transmitters come with batteries, typically 3v lithium. If you drain a transmitter battery while the kit is in your care and you have to use one of your own batteries please send us the dead one when you return the kit. Turn off the transmitter when not in use (where applicable).

2) Connection to Camera

Transmitters need to be connected to your camera in one of two ways:

• Hot shoe if the transmitter has an integrated hot shoe mount with middle connector.
• Sync cable if your camera has a PC port and the transmitter has a 1/8 port.

3) Synching Transmitter with the Strobe

Strobes and power packs need to be synced with their transmitters. Sometimes they are already synced to the channel you want. However, if your transmitter needs to be re-synced, see the following for how to do this:

• Elinchrom BX-Ri 2 500Ws Monolight Kit with Skyport EL Transceiver – Page 14

• Profoto D1 Air 500Ws 2 Monolight Studio Kit with Air Remote – Page 16

• Bowens Gemini 500R 2 Light Umbrella Kit with Pulsar TX Radio Remote – Page 2

• Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Head A Pro Set with Skyport EL Transceiver – Page 11

• Broncolor 1200Ws Two Litos Monolight 22 Kit and Senso Power Pack with RFS 2 Transmitter &
Broncolor Ws Two Litos Monolight 42 Kit and Senso Power Pack RFS 2 Transmitter – Page 16

4) Backup Plan

When renting strobe kits with transmitters, we always recommend also renting a pair of Pocket Wizards and a 1/8 sync cable as backup in case of transmitter failure on set.

Cool Stuff – January 18, 2014

Cool Stuff – January 18, 2014

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a recurring feature where we post our favorite links, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

Cool Stuff articles are culled from BLFlip, the official Flipboard Magazine of BorrowLenses.com. If you’ve got an iOS or Android device, you can download the Flipboard app for free now.

  • Ever wanted to know just how digital cameras work? Want it explained to you by Top Gear’s James May? Okay. Here you go. read more…
Cool Stuff, January 12, 2014

Cool Stuff, January 12, 2014

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a recurring feature where we post our favorite links, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

Cool Stuff articles are culled from BLFlip, the official Flipboard Magazine of BorrowLenses.com. If you’ve got an iOS or Android device, you can download the Flipboard app for free now.

  • What do you get when you mix spices and pyrotechnics? A fantastic ad for food flavor packets, of course! This is already in the running for one of our favorite videos of the year. read more…

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