New Magic Lantern Firmware for 5D Mark II

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 says

    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 says

    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

  3. says

    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.