New Magic Lantern Firmware for 5D Mark II

by on December 13, 2010

in Canon

There’s a new beta version of the Magic Lantern firmware that ups the 5D Mark II‘s bit rate up to a maximum of 76Mbps, although 66Mbps is the best sustainable bit rate in 24p mode.  In order to keep the buffer clear at such a high bit rate, you’ll definitely need a fast CF card.

[Magic Lantern Wikia via Stephen Alvarez]

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1 phil December 13, 2010 at 10:13 am

I really can’t see any difference at all. Am i might to see a significant difference?

Maybe changing the frame rate from 24p to 60p or 120p, now that would be a game changer but a slight increase in bit-rate just seems to make the files bigger without any really visible quality increase.

2 meltdownman December 17, 2010 at 2:30 am

Can you damage the processor by moving it up this high? With the 7D you have dual processors and thus that is the reason why Canon will push it to 60 FPS.

I would love to get the FPS up this high because I want to be able to slow it down to half in post processing to achieve what these guys did:

http://www.youtube.com/user/devinsupertramp#p/u/10/-u_etvz1Zz8

3 meltdownman December 17, 2010 at 3:11 am

I don’t know how you managed to get such a beautiful video from the firmware update issues that I have been reading over on wiki.

What CF card were you using there guys? From what I saw on the other site there are issues with regards to frame rates higher than 30 with cards that are rated for less than 60 mb/sec and even those have issues?

http://groups.google.com/group/ml-devel/browse_thread/thread/0cab1d6c8dd22ee4/50cd5784e6b5b940

Any recommendations or are there going to be more tweaks to the firmware from ML?

The Meltdownman

4 Reinhard December 17, 2010 at 3:43 am

me too, as a untrained eyes don’t see anything different… on the other hand it is not important for me, as I have the 40D ;-)

5 Rob McCance December 17, 2010 at 10:31 am

Hard to see any difference, which is good I suppose.

How is this a “Magic Lantern” though?

I kept waiting to see something, anything, extraordinary.

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