MAGIC LANTERN MARKS ITS WAY TO CANON 5D MARK IV

MAGIC LANTERN MARKS ITS WAY TO CANON 5D MARK IV

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It looks like the intuitive folks at Magic Lantern have cracked the EOS 5D Mark IV and will begin work on adding features for a possible future firmware release.

The Magic Lantern team is known for expansions implement the functions of all Canon cameras now add to his list of triumphs the new Canon 5D Mark IV . This software is installed on the memory card is read by the camera through a graphical interface offers options such as recording a higher bitrate, audio monitoring, focus peaking or Intervalometer .

This development is particularly interesting for videographers as Magic Lantern muiltipliar allows recording bitrate which makes clips fattened with extra information, allowing us to exceed the rated capacity of the camera and taking a much better result in the final video export.

Magic Lantern Firmware

Magic Lantern is a software enhancement that offers increased functionality to the excellent Canon DSLR cameras. It is an open framework, licensed under GPL, for developing extensions to the official firmware.

Magic Lantern is not a “hack”, or a modified firmware, it is an independent program that runs alongside Canon’s own software. Each time you start your camera, Magic Lantern is loaded from your memory card. Our only modification was to enable the ability to run software from the memory card.

What is it?

Magic Lantern is an enhancement atop of Canon’s firmware that frees your Canon DSLR, allowing you to use many useful features. Initially developed for filmmakers, it now has functionality for both photo and video enthusiasts, including manual audio, zebras, focus assist tools, bracketing, motion detection and much more. It is an open (GPL) framework for developing extensions to the official software. It does not replace the existing firmware, but instead runs along side of it. There is no need to “uninstall” it — simply format your card to reboot to the stock Canon firmware.

Will it break my camera?

As of September 2009 the software has been downloaded over two thousand times and there have been no reports of damage to the cameras. While this is no guarantee of absolute safety, the stable releases have been tested by beta testers. Most of the risk is to the developers’ cameras while testing new features and probing new portions of Canon’s firmware. By the time the software moves from development to beta testing it has been installed hundreds or thousands of times.

Is it only for videos?

No.

Initially, Magic Lantern was developed by independent filmmakers and tailored for video production on 5D Mark II. Things changed when Magic Lantern was ported to smaller (APS-C) cameras which attracted developers interested in both still photography and DSLR video.

Keep in mind that reverse engineering of this kind is very difficult work, and we may not see any releases for the EOS 5D Mark IV for quite some time, but it’s nice to know they’re working on it.

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via : Wikia

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