Get a look at the first Raw footage shot with a Canon 7D DSLR


posted Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM EDT


It was just a few days ago that we saw the first inklings of Raw video on the Canon 7D, and now the first footage shot that way has landed. 7D user Florian stitched together a series of short takes in order to give a bit of a look at what the camera is capable of when shooting Raw footage.

There are some pretty significant restraints on what the 7D can and can't do right now — but hopefully future developments of Magic Lantern will help overcome those. Currently, footage is limited to 1736x1156, and since it's shot on a high speed burst mode, it's just 40-41 frames at a time, which translates to around two seconds of video. That's the reason why the sample video has so many quick cuts, because right now the 7D can't record anything longer. But, as EOSHD points out, the Canon 5D Mark III had similar limitations early on.

There's already a Vimeo user group for 7D Raw footage, and while there's only one more video on there as of yet, hopefully more will land soon. On a more technical side of things, here are looks at sharpness, and high ISO performance.

We're sure that as this software develops, it'll become a lot more reliable and easy to use.