The Magic Lantern team has made an impressive work that the 5 year old Canon EOS 50D camera can now shoot RAW video. Canon EOS 50D is a 15mp APS-C predecessor to the EOS 60D.
According to CR, the camera has hardly any moire or aliasing in early tests and the ISO performance is terrific. The larger pixels on the 15mp sensor really do make a positive difference over the 18mp sensor that we’ve had for years now.
Previously The Magic Lantern team has unlocked RAW video recording for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera. Magic Lantern is a team of hackers releases custom firmware for Canon cameras.
Below is a bit of information of what works well with the current software on the EOS 50D.
Canon EOS 50D Camera Shoots RAW Video
Resolution & Performance.
Results (24 fps):
1592×1062 – frame skipping after about 50 frames (67.7MB/s)
1592×840 – frame skipping after about 480 frames (53.5MB/s)
1592×720 – no frame skipping (44.3MB/s)
1320×1062 – frame skipping after about 300 frames (56.1MB/s)
1320×960 – frame skipping after about 1200 frames (50.7MB/s)
1320×840 – no frame skipping (44.3MB/s)
1280×1062 – frame skipping after about 250 frames (54.4 MB/s)
1280×960 – no frame skipping (49.2MB/s)