Fantastic. Just watched it in 3D , and even with the limited res of SBS, it still looks stunning. Hoping I get the chance to watch it in full IMAX format. Agree with Drew about the medium to close shots working better with 3D, but that's to be expected with a fixed IA.
Here's a bit more of the ML Raw footage from a recent photography workshop if anyone's interested. Some of the topside is standard H264, all the underwater, except the last shot (gopro) is with ML. There are a couple of shots with the digital zoom- the anemone fish and the coral closeup with fish- the wide at 01:13 was shot at 17mm, the closeup that follows it was shot from exactly the same spot, but at 40mm with the 3x digital zoom applied.
Anyway link here:
That is the 720p version. If you click through to my vimeo videos, the 1080p version is also there (better quality if you have a fast connection)
KC, how often do you shoot above ISO1250 underwater? The 7D does a good enough job and the noise is within the realm of the GH3 by 1/2 stop up to 6400ISO. The problem with shooting RAW on a DSLR is that it's always going to be noisier than processed H.264. The sensor is designed for stills first.
I think you should base your decision on the workflow. RAW is great to have but requires extra things like bigger drives for storage on extended trips. I now carry a minimum of 4 2TB USB3 drives even on short trips because of RAW. As Davide suggested, try the 7D with ML on a dry shoot and see if you dealing with the RAW workflow.
Wait, you can do that? I thought you can't do both at the same time I can't find the setting for that. I'll have a look at the codes.
No, I don't think you can do it at the same time, I just meant shoot again separately (not really possible a lot of the time, I know!)
I've not tried the Sandisk. I've heard that some of the probs with Komputerbay may be related to using an incompatible cardreader. My Lexar card reader seemed to corrupt a 64gb card. Since then I've been working with the Kingston USB 3 reader and the Komputerbay 128gb 1050x. No issues so far, but I'll keep you posted. I know what you mean though about the reliability. I'd think twice about using them on a paid gig, or at the very least shoot some backup H264 to the sd card!
As for the crop mode, I'm pretty happy with it so far. Needed a tripod! Resolution and sharpness seem good but haven't done much pixel-peeping. I'll get some samples online soon hopefully.