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Recorded in May 2013


Telescope: Skywatcher MAK 5´´ 1.500mm

Teleconverter: 1,4x + 1,7x

Camera EOS 600D


Lossless raw-video

4000 frames



Stacked with autostakkert

Using the best 20% of the frames


Wavelet-sharpening with registax

Finetuning with darktable

Text with GIMP




My DSLR shows more functionality using MagicLantern. One of the extended functions is an option to record raw-video. That sounds interesting for my astronomical images. So I decided to compare such a raw-video with a normal full-hd video, recording the planet Saturn. This picture here is the raw-video version.


Standard full-hd video


My EOS 600D can record full-hd videos. The resolution of these videos is 1920px x 1080px according to the full-hd standard. However, the sensor of the camera has much more pixel. So, it is necessary to shrink the original resolution of the sensor to full-hd. And shrinking means loosing details. Not so good for my astro-pics, if I want to see every single pixel.




Using raw-video with digital zoom (cropmodus), I can set a sensor section to be recorded. Alle pixels in this section find their way onto the memory-card of the camera, raw without loosing any details. No interpolation, no lossy compression is required. The color depth is 14 bit (versus 8 bit standard full-hd).




Appart from the color depth, can I see a difference between raw-video and full-hd video?




Yes, I can.




In "meinen kleinen Sternenkarten" you can see the other picture, developed from the full-hd video. You can compare both pictures there.


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Uploaded on March 5, 2017