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Nikon Unveils 3D LUT for N-Log Video, Will Charge for ProRes RAW Update

Nikon made two major announcements for video shooters today. First, they released a dedicated (and long overdue) 3D Look Up Table (LUT) for the flat N-Log profile, making it much easier to post-process video footage from the Z6 and Z7. And second, they quietly announced that the long-awaited RAW video update for the Z Series will not be a free firmware update.

Apple Goes After RED Over Key RAW Patent

Back in May, Apple quietly filed a legal petition to try and invalidate a key patent by cinema camera maker RED, and RED is not taking it lying down. The patent in question describes RED's "REDCODE" codec for visually lossless, compressed 4K video at 23fps and aboveā€”one of the patents at the very core of RED's history as a company and camera maker.

A Look at the Pros and Cons of Shooting RAW vs H.264

Ever since the Magic Lantern folks unlocked the ability to shoot RAW video on the 5D Mark III (and, subsequently, a few more cameras after that) the DSLR world has been buzzing with excitement. The added dynamic range and detail seem make RAW video the easy choice over H.264 in any situation.

But is that really the case? In the video above, Learning DSLR Video's Dave Dugdale explains the pros and cons of Magic Lantern RAW over H.264, and when it might be better to just stick with the standard format.

First Magic Lantern Canon 7D RAW Video Sample is Impressive

A couple of days ago, to the delight of many a 7D user, we heard that Magic Lantern was working on bringing RAW video goodness to the semi-pro model. And now, only four days later to be exact, we have our first RAW video sample shot with the aging prosumer camera.

A Visualization of the Work that Went Into Making Magic Lantern What it is Today

In the past month and a half, Magic Lantern has seemingly made the impossible possible by bringing high definition RAW video to several Canon cameras and turning the cinema camera world upside down. With how fast these most recent updates have come out, it's easy to forget how much work has gone into Magic Lantern over the years.

A1ex from Magic Lantern's main development team wanted to remind us, and so he created this video representation of the work that the team has had put in to go from humble beginnings to the hack's current level of awesomeness.

A Cinema Camera for $500: Magic Lantern Unlocks RAW Video in the Old Canon 50D

The Magic Lantern team deserve some sort of award ... or a ribbon ... or at the very least a hug. That's because, lately, they've been making ground-breaking RAW video announcements almost weekly. From the very beginning of the story -- when they discovered a RAW DNG output in live view -- to the breakthrough when they began pulling in that stream at 24fps and full 1080p HD, it's been nothing but good news out of the Magic Lantern camp.

But get ready, because the celebration is only just beginning. Before now, taking advantage of Magic Lantern's RAW video capability would have required you to have a 5D Mark III or II, but EOSHD forum user Julian Huijbregts has demonstrated that the same is now possible out of Canon's 5-Year-Old $500 50D!