Magic Lantern Version 2.3 Install Process

Have you seen the Magic Lantern raw video on the Canon 5D Mark III and wondered how to make that happen?

The raw video capability isn’t yet enabled in the latest stable version – only in the nightly build updates. However, if you want to check out the latest stable builds to get a handles on how to use Magic Lantern on your Canon HDSLR, watch Dave Dugdale from Learning DSLR Video in the above video as he breaks down the rather simple install process with his Canon Rebel T3i.

[Learning DSLR Video via PetaPixel]

Magic Lantern Hack Enables Raw Video on Canon 50D

Canon 50D

Just when we thought the Magic Lantern madness couldn’t get any crazier, they go and enable raw video capture on the 5-year-old Canon 50D. By taking advantage of the 50D’s ability to push out a video feed from the sensor for live view, the Magic Lantern crew dug further to apply what they’ve learned from recent 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II experiments to draw raw video out of the 50D. [Read more...]

How Does Third-Party Firmware Affect Canon, Nikon and Panasonic Camera Warranties?

5D Mark III Magic Lantern

We’ve covered Magic Lantern firmware and the new Canon 5D Mark III raw video feature lately. However, one thing we haven’t touched on is how using and installing third-party firmware on your DSLR affects your camera warranty.

Udi over at DIY Photography contacted Canon, Nikon and Panasonic to see what they had to say about using third-party firmware on their cameras. In short, Canon says that using Magic Lantern firmware won’t void your warranty, while both Nikon and Panasonic say that installing a third-party firmware will void your warranty.

Of course, if your Canon camera is bricked by the Magic Lantern firmware, Canon would charge for the repairs.

More over at DIY Photography.

Magic Lantern Update: 1080p Raw Video Works on 5D Mark III

5D-Mark-III

The Magic Lantern crew just made a breakthrough of 24p raw video on the 5D Mark III. The earlier catch was that there was a limitation on the resolution that left the 5D Mark III raw video capture just short of the full 1080p mark.

Not so fast though…

Just hours after the initial revelation, Magic Lantern revealed that it’s possible to hit the holy grail of 14-bit raw video at 1920×1080 resolution and 24p with a 1000x CF card. [Read more...]

Canon 5D Mark III Now Shoots 24p Raw Video with Magic Lantern Firmware

5D-Mark-III

The Magic Lantern guys never cease to amaze with what they can pull out of Canon HDSLRs. In the latest Magic Lantern firmware that’s in development, the Canon 5D Mark III now manages to capture raw video at 24p. This comes after it was previously teased running at lower frame rates.

The resolution isn’t quite up to full 1920 x 1080; however, 720p is no problem. Additionally, they have been able to record up to 1928×850 with continuous recording. Bumping the resolution up to 1928×902 only allows for 700 frames of capture (or 29 seconds) before recording stops.

For an example of what raw video offers over Canon’s internal ALL-I recording, check out the below sample videos. [Read more...]

Magic Lantern Brings 14-bit RAW 2K Video to 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III

Luke Neumann shows 14 bit RAW Cinema DNG before (left) and after (right)

Luke Neumann shows 14 bit RAW Cinema DNG before (left) and after (right) (via Planet5D)

It is simply amazing what the Magic Lantern guys keep squeezing out of Canon’s DSLRs.

Now, they have managed to get 14-bit RAW DNG files captured without the mirror dropping or shutter closing between frames. This further paved the way for RAW video that is currently running at 10fps; however, they expect to reach 24fps based on the developments they have seen thus far. This could be huge for Canon 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III shooters. [Read more...]

Canon 5D Mark III Magic Lantern Update Adds Clean HDMI and HDR Video

5D Mark III

Magic Lantern, the advanced (and unofficial) HDSLR firmware developers, just keeps cranking out the good stuff for Canon HDSLRs.  In this second Alpha update for Canon 5D Mark III, the new powerhouse camera gets even more power with a clean HDMI output and HDR video mode.  Other additions include gradual exposure, focus assist tools, display tweaks and more.

Here’s a short sample of HDR video mode on the 5D Mark III:

There are more details, along with download and installation instructions, available on the Magic Lantern website.