The Magic Lantern team, responsible for making unofficial modified firmware for the Canon EOS DSLR camera lineup has released a developmental version of its software that enables continuous RAW format recording to the 5D Mark III full frame camera.

What this means for the video community: huge possibilities of achieving higher than full high definition video (1080p or 1920x1080). These resolutions were previously only available on more expensive cinema equipment such as the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Alexa and Red series cameras.

Resolutions that the firmware enables the 5D Mark III to shoot at can go as high as 1920 x 1280 in full frame mode and 3592 x 1320 in crop mode.

While this software is still developmental, it proves the potential for cheaper DSLRs to surpass current professional class hardware such as the C300.