Friday, 25 March 2011

Magic Lantern Firmware INFORMATION and links

If you have the canon 550d or the canon 5d mark 2 you can download a free firmware upgrade from a team called Magic lantern.

It turns your basic (but very good) Video DSLR into something that rivals the very top end Provideo recorders.

First go to this page here  and see what it can do, there are a couple of videos for you to watch about its coolness as well.

Here is How I install it to my memory card from a MAC computer.

Big things for me is that I now have Temprature control over the White balance,
minute control over the ISO
I can turn off AGC (auto'audio gain control)
I can manually control the audio input so I can now record full volume music gigs and yet still get recordable audio (see video of Pose Victorious below)

An other very good youtube channel Media unlocked

Here is a video of the band Pose Victorious where all i did was lower the audio control to minimum (no thumb over the mic like in the past)

Here is an example of the the best i could do to resque the audio before Magic lantern.

I would say it is still good but having the control is now so important.

Now here are some more videos of its abilities (beware some are very boring)

Magic Lantern Focus Assist Feature on 550D / t2i from sawomedia on Vimeo.


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