Magic Lantern News And New Releases (Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D)

Most of you probably know about Magic Lantern, a cool firmware hack that extends the feature set of your Canon EOS DSLR.

A new release of the firmware hack Magic Lantern for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was released. It is still an “alpha-release”, i.e. a piece of software in its very early stage of development. Nevertheless, the release works fine on the EOS 5D Mark III. The video above shows the (new) features you get with this release of Magic Lantern. Among others you get: smooth exposure transitions (ISO, shutter or aperture), HDR Video, focus assistants, display enhancements like clean HDMI out and all sorts of display tweaks. To see all implemented features have a look on the EOS 5D Mark III Magic Lantern’s site, where you can download the firmware and will find the installation instructions.

But there is also a new release of Magic Lantern for the Canon EOS 7D that’s heavily in work (not yet released). Just recently an alpha release of ML for the EOS 7D was released. Now, in this new alpha-release, first attempts to implement clean HDMI are done. This feature is already available for other Canon DSLR Magic Lantern releases. It would be great if we could have it on the 7D. I am sure the skilled hackers working on Magic Lantern will not disappoint us. Check the video below to see what’s coming. Magic Lantern developer g3ggode, referring to the video, says [via nofilmschool]:

This is a test video where i filmed my Samsung LCD showing Canon EOS 7D HDMI output while recording. Test subject is the “Clear overlays” feature, that disables all paintings on HDMI output.

Check Magic Lantern’s EOS 7D page for more information

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Canon Wins 2012 Technology And Engineering Emmy® Award

Canon USA News:

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Honors Canon's Work on Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 22, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that Canon Inc. will be recognized at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards for “Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras.” Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.

Canon debuted its award-winning large format CMOS image sensor in its acclaimed EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera in November of 2011 at a global launch event held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. By exploring alternatives to the established Bayer color filter array algorithms, Canon was able to achieve an overall image quality capture through its CMOS sensor that has helped bring digital cinema closer to the superb aesthetics associated with 35 mm motion picture film.

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