Problems with Magic Lantern
First off this isn’t going to be a rant against Magic Lantern (ML) or anything like that. I just wanted to write this post as a warning for some of you who are thinking about using ML on your productions on a larger scale.
I couple weeks ago I finally got around to getting ML put onto my 5D MkIII. I go the workflow going pretty well and did some test shots and was in love instantly. The extra dynamic range alone had me sold, not to mention all the other features.
So I decided to using my ML hacked 5D for shooting a weekly web series I work on as a test. During production it worked fine, but when I got into post I had somehow magically lost half the footage on the card. When I put it back into the camera to check what the deal was the 5D somehow magically reset itself back to default and deleted ML completely.
Needless to say for now I’m going to leave ML to test and not for production, at least until it is officially supported on the 5D MkIII. Just make sure you’re careful using experimental stuff on something that matters.