DP, software engineer
I've had this thing for years, and there's still no MANUAL for it.
It's plagued with defects and design errors. One example: There's an LED on the back that you can't turn off, so it's in every shot if there's something reflective... unless you cover it with tape. Amateur hour.
There's no way to set zebra level.
There are random lines of corruption in the image after a few hours of use.
Unfortunately, BlackMagic still hasn't learned to put HDMI outputs on their full-sized cameras; thus an SDI-less monitor is of no use for them.
This is not a review. There's no examination of picture quality whatsoever. Saying "it's the same as the earlier one" isn't legitimate. Someone reported that there's new cooling functionality in the new camera; but even without that, new electronics can bring new noise.
The 5D 3 is NOT shooting 4K raw. Look at the stated resolutions of the highly bug-riddled Magic Lantern release. Nobody with any sense would depend on this.
The simultaneous proxy recording may be a physical impossibility because of processing and I/O throughput restrictions. The record proxies, the camera has to downscale and compress every frame, in addition to writing it over the I/O bus along with the original frame.
BM's biggest problem is the noise levels in the shadows. It's just not acceptable at this point.
"Remember that running this will probably void your camera warranty."
Nope, not in the U.S. anyway. It's against federal law for a manufacturer to automatically deny you warranty service because you modified a product. They have to prove that the modifications caused the problem you're seeking service for. Look up the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
I'm curious as to how they're getting raw data from the sensor. The ASICs in the phone do a lot of the processing in a "black box" that exposes only a limited set of controls and information to the developer. That's why the iPhone hasn't been usable as a precision color-temperature meter.
Maybe Apple changed something in the iPhone 7 to allow greater access to the image pipeline. That doesn't counterbalance the asinine removal of the headphone jack, but at least it would be ONE real upgrade.