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Well after nearly 6 months of waiting, its finally here … the 5d mk iii firmware upgrade that enables clean video out of the hdmi port.
No doubt this clean HDMI output function has been a highly anticipated firmware update for one of Canon’s flagship EOS camera bodies – the 5D MK III – for a variety of reasons.
For out testing purposes, we used the Atomos Ninja 2 .. in our book – the best value in external video recorders on the market today. The flexibility of the unit is great, from the various codecs to the quality of the monitor and its professional features such as focus assist, peaking, zebras and false color.
On the camera side, we used a Neutral Flat picture style setting on the 5D MK III.
We shot with both IPB and ALL-I modes internally on the MK III, and the ProRes LT setting on the Ninja 2.
In post we applied the same sharpening, vibrancy and luminence curve to each clip.
Our results show an enhancement in color regarding the Ninja 2 Pro Res LT clip.
Image clarity was very close close, as you can see in this comparison of the ProRes and ALL-I at a 250% scale.
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