Canon 5D Mark III Firmware Clean 1080p HDMI Capture

Here's an early look at what the highly anticipated Canon 5D Mark III firmware may have available. At NAB2013, Jeromy Young of Atomos shows the firmware sending a clean signal and new menu options and working with their Atomos Ninja-2 HDMI Recorder, but keep in mind that the final firmware could be much different. When Canon first announced that there will be a firmware upgrade, they stated it would be released in April (this month). Let's hope they can still make that deadline.

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8 thoughts on “Canon 5D Mark III Firmware Clean 1080p HDMI Capture

  1. Lainol

    5" IPS (12.7 cm)
    1280 x 720 resolution
    325 dpi
    Capacitive touchscreen

    That's a huge improve. The resistive lcd of the samurai is a piece of s***t.

  2. Lainol

    The ninja 2 monitor is better or equal of the samurai's atomos?

    I work a lot with the samurai with hd cam and I find it very poor for reference, I only use for framing

  3. @Ray ~ Yes the signal out of the 5D will only be 8Bit but again this is coming from a camera that is only $2500 that is primarily for photography. The advantage of recording in a 10 Bit space even though the signal is coming out is 8Bit is that you have more available color space for other elements like graphics, overlays, and keying. This will help greatly and allow you to have cleaner elements. Never forget that these SLRs were made for professional photographers FIRST not pro video guys. So if you want the big boy stuff pay the big boy money or stop compiling because many people including my self are tired of hearing it.

    Here this might help clarify things for you, cheers!

  4. Ray

    8-bit colorspace. Call me when it's 10-bit or -- let's get all 2007 -- when it's UNCOMPRESSED straight of the imager (SONY HVR-Z7U). Really tired of Canon hobbling HDMI. What good is a 10-bit recording of an 8-bit signal? That's what an AJA KiPro records.

  5. Emm

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    @Ricky - The Ninja-2 (second gen) is the upgraded version that had more 'monitor' like features built in such as peaking, false color, and higher resolution than the previous version. Yes it's a decent monitor as well as an HDMI recorder. The best part is that during NAB2013 they announced the new pricing which is about $300 dollars less than before NAB.

  6. Ricky

    I'm really new to this Atomos Ninja 2 HMDI Recorder. I know that it captures uncompressed, but is it also a monitor? Just wondering before I dish out some money on a separate monitor.


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