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.

Canon 7D Has Been Cracked, Magic Lantern Firmware Finally Running On It

Canon 7D Magic Lantern

The Canon 7D has been a tough nut to crack for the Magic Lantern firmware crew.  After 3 years in the process, they finally had a breakthrough and figured out how to run Magic Lantern as add-on software on the 7D.

Check out the video below for a demo of Magic Lantern running on the 7D.

The Magic Lantern team is currently working on the debug process to get the firmware in a state for release.  You can read more and donate to the cause here at Magic Lantern’s website.

[via Planet5D]

Magic Lantern Firmware for Canon 5D Mark III Alpha Version Released

The Magic Lantern crew have been knocking it out of the park lately.  The first public alpha build of Magic Lantern firmware is now available for the Canon 5D Mark III.

Magic Lantern 2.3 recently launched for other Canon DSLRs and delivered some impressive and stable new features.

Magic Lantern 5D Mark III Firmware

While the first alpha build of Magic Lantern for the 5D Mark III doesn’t quite offer all the features of version 2.3 on the 5D Mark II, it still presents some features that many HDSLRs want to see. [Read more…]