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September 29, 2014
Posted in News

Interview With Canon At Photokina 2014 (EOSHD)

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Photokina 2014

The folks at EOSHD interviewed Jörg Ammon and John Morris of Canon Europe. The interview touches different topics, from the EOS 7D Mark II to Magic Lantern.

Some excerpts:

[does the 7D Mark II have] the same sensor as the 70D?

It’s not exactly the same, same technology but a little refined.

[asked about 4K video, Jörg Ammon from Canon Germany says]

For most people 4K isn’t the right thing because all the surrounding equipment isn’t fit for 4K. If you edit full HD on your own PC or laptop it needs a lot of time, and it will take 4x more to edit 4K material.

There’s a way to get better quality from the Canon cameras, and that’s to install Magic Lantern. It gives you a lovely image, with raw video. Isn’t that something Canon should support?

Jorg Amonn: We can’t say anything on the Magic Lantern side! Tricky subject.

John Morris: There’s no guarantee on it, and no manufacturer will support a third party firmware update.

There is more in the interview with EOSHD

Photokina 2014

In Germany Wex Photographie is accepting pre-orders for the EOS 7D Mark II (€1,699). The new EOS 7D Mark II can be pre-ordered also in the USA. Shipment is expected for November 2014 and orders will be shipped on a first come first serve basis:

World-wide pre-order links after the break
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June 25, 2014
Posted in News

Magic Lantern Support For Canon EOS 70D In Development

Magic Lantern For Canon EOS 70D

This is not exactly breaking news, it was announced on ML’s Facebook page back in April. But since I totally overlooked it, I report it now. Better late than never :-)

Development of Magic Lantern for the Canon EOS 70D has started. Hope we will soon see a stable release.

To see all ML downloads, stable versions and alpha releases (and everything in between) have a look here.

March 29, 2014
Posted in Reviews

The Power Of Magic Lantern For Commercial Projects

The folks at Swiss site Lauschsicht shot a series of 6 films for a new branding platform for Swiss Airlines. They produced over 10 TB of footage using various cameras including the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs). The video above is a very good example of how useful the Magic Lantern can be for large commercial projects (and for all those who want to exploit ML’s potential).

On Vimeo, Lauschsicht describes the video as a film about attention to detail. The video was

shot on location using two 5D MKIII with Magic Lantern (1080p25 RAW). Camera movement was done with a BeSteady one and a Rhino Slider. We lit the scenes with remote phosphor lights (Area 48 LED). The film was edited in Premiere Pro and then carefully graded in Resolve.

[via ML Facebook page]

Magic Lantern’s Overlay Menu

 

March 17, 2014
Posted in News

Magic Lantern Coming To The Canon EOS 5D Mark III (firmware 1.2.3)

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Another great achievement by the Magic Lantern team. They now developed a version of ML that should work on Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs) with firmware version 1.2.3 ( the latest version).

Says Alex of ML:

Not alpha, not beta, nor zeta, just a bleeding edge that happens to work for me. It might work for you or it might not.

(note that my standards are fairly high, so what I call bleeding edge, others may call semi-stable or whatever)

So despite this is a very first port of ML to the 5D3, it seems to be a fairly usable version, with some improvements too, like the elimination of the need to mod the boot flag (Alex warns there are still issues with portions of Magic Lantern including the HDMI output in this version, better to be careful).

The whole story with installation instruction can be read in the ML forum.

[via planet5d]

January 10, 2014
Posted in Reviews, Tips

Installing And Using Magic Lantern Raw On the 5d Mark 2 – A Complete Video Tutorial

If you’re scared by the idea of installing a firmware hack like Magic Lantern on your Canon EOS 5D Mark II (or on other supported Canon DSLRs) then this 25 minutes video is for you.

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October 21, 2013
Posted in Reviews

How To Get More With Less Using Magic Lantern

This is the third part of a series of articles by David Kong. In part three he shows how you can get more without having to get expensive high end equipment – thanks to Magic Lantern. What he is doing, basically, is showing how you can get high-end cinematic images on low-end DSLRs (David used a Canon T2i/550D).

The article covers also the installation of ML.

[via philipbloom.net]

P.S. is it evident that I am a big Magic Lantern fan…? :)

October 16, 2013
Posted in News

Magic Lantern Has A New Website

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Magic Lantern on the Canon EOS M

It was pretty quiet in the last months, we didn’t hear anything about new releases or new supported cameras. But Magic Lantern has a newly designed webpage, that is much easier to navigate than the old one. Still the cameras that are supported by a final release of ML (2.3) are:

  • 5D Mark II
  • 50D
  • 60D
  • 500D
  • 550D
  • 600D

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