March 31, 2017 at 12:10PM, Edited March 31, 12:11PM

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Low res raw file or high res lossy file??

Hi, I am using cannon t5i for a short film.
By using magic lantern I can shoot raw but i have to lower my res to 480p . I want my final film to be 1080p. So if I rec raw at 480 then upscale it to 1080 (or 2k) using "instant 4k" from red giant , will there be too much quality loss or will it be acceptable ??
Thanks in advance.

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WAYYYY too much quality loss. 480p is less than 1/4 the size of 1080, so every pixel will be scaled up, and all that extra data captured is spread so thinly, you won't get any use out of it. Instant 4k only does so much; it's guessing, and adding what isn't actually there, will can have very ugly consequences. You're very much better off shooting at native 1080 (which on the t5i, is still pretty dang good).

April 3, 2017 at 1:25AM

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Craig Douglas
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Shoot in 1080p, and take the time to get it right in-camera.

April 5, 2017 at 1:04PM, Edited April 5, 1:04PM

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Sean Kenney
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magic lantern, could you get a clean hdmi output from your camera with magic lantern?
grab a ninja/videoassist, record externally and you have a low cost good sensor good way to record.

August 9, 2017 at 11:20AM

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Carlo Macchiavello
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