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« on: September 07, 2012, 04:51:40 PM »
Download ML for 5D Mark III - Alpha 3.

Usage:
1) Update camera firmware to 1.1.3.
2) Format the card from the camera.
3) Copy ML files on the card and run Firmware Update.

NOTES
THIS VERSION OF MAGICLANTERN HAS AUTOBOOT DISABLED
Which means you'll have to re-run the firmware update every time you power off the camera.

It's a safety measure: this version will not attempt to change any camera settings. Try it if you are not yet confortable with the nightly builds.

Risks:
- This is one of the safest versions as of right now, but its feature set is quite limited.
- Nothing is written into ROM, and no camera settings are changed by this version, so risks should be minimal.
- If anything goes wrong, we don't pay for repairs. Use Magic Lantern at your own risk!

Features:

- Card test at startup
- Histogram and waveform moved to bottom
- New experimental display for focus peaking (extreme sharpness)
- 16:9 bars for anamorphic preview
- Focus box moves faster (not yet customizable)
- After taking a picture and pressing Zoom In right away, you can scroll through pictures
- Saturation boost when adjusting white balance
- Warnings for bad settings (e.g. if you set picture quality to JPEG instead of RAW by mistake)
- Dim the red LED while recording (make it less distracting)

From alpha 2:
- Magic Zoom (zoom while recording), experimental focus peaking modes, ghost image, display presets
- Movie indicators, movie logging, rec/standby notification, force LiveView for manual lenses
- Gradual exposure in movie mode
- HDR video
- Brightness, contrast, saturation, display gain, color schemes, UniWB correction, upside-down mode
- Clean HDMI with pillarboxes
- Anamorphic and fisheye correction
- Image review tweaks (exposure adjust, remember zoom position...)
- Task and CPU usage info

From alpha 1:
- zebras, focus peaking, cropmarks, spotmeter, histogram, waveform, vectorscope, audio meters.
- card benchmark, debug info, stability tests.

Tips:
- Disable Auto Power Off.
- Recommended usage: copy ML on a small SD card, keep it in the camera, and use CF cards for shooting.
- You can use any card combination, just don't put ML on both cards.
- EyeFi cards are working!!! (thanks kikouyou)

Known issues:
- Some users reported a few random lock-ups with Alpha 1, but I could not reproduce any.
- The experimental focus peaking modes are a bit too slow (will slowdown LiveView frame rate).




FOR DEVELOPERS ONLY

Want to help with the porting proces? Use this special updater file to enable the bootflag and dump the firmware. With this, you can compile your own autoexec.bin and run it on your camera.

(BE AWARE: This file will set a boot flag which cannot be undone (yet).  This will increase your camera boot time slightly and also increase the wake up time from 0.2 sec to 2 sec.) added by Renato 11-6-2013

You will be able to try the entire ML feature set, but the risks of permanent damage are a lot higher than with the public alphas. Use it at your own risk.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2014, 03:34:56 PM by a1ex »

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Magic Lantern for 5D Mark III - Alpha 1
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 05:06:21 PM »
I am ready for testing!
Where can we Download?

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 05:08:05 PM »
Coming soon = something in future ;)

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 05:23:57 PM »
I know ;)
But thought there s maybe a special page or thread where I can look at to check news.
Seems like this is the page, haha.
Good luck with your work!

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 04:36:19 PM »
it's like waiting for christmas as a little child all over again ;)

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 05:20:14 PM »
it's like waiting for christmas as a little child all over again ;)

Time to build a bit of hype I guess  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 05:53:11 PM »
hehe, nice :D

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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012, 07:01:45 PM »
can't wait

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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012, 08:29:20 PM »
Do you intend to release the alpha version for 1.1.2 or 1.1.3? Just saw you were preparing to get it going with 1.1.3 and am wondering if one should try and get a hold of firmware 1.1.2 for the camera to downgrade, if already at 1.1.3.

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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2012, 08:33:02 PM »
I'll try to get it on 1.1.3.

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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2012, 10:19:25 PM »
*wishing you luck* :)

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2012, 10:21:53 PM »
Booo... camera exploded.

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2012, 10:24:51 PM »
exploded?  :o

maybe the wishes were a bit too late.  :-\

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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2012, 11:19:12 PM »
Crying tears of joy and gratitude.

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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2012, 03:12:38 PM »
Alex do you think in a future ML firmware version for 5DIII will include HDR video?
Would it be possible to do?

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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2012, 03:14:49 PM »
It will include all important features, this is only the first port.

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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2012, 03:19:14 PM »
is it becoming stable enough for you to release the alpha for 1.1.3 or are we headed for sunday 23:59 which still is this week? :)

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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2012, 03:22:33 PM »
It works on 1.1.3 just as well as with 1.1.2, no problems here.

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« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2012, 04:55:28 PM »
woohoo! will give it a try once i'm home :)

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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2012, 05:31:02 PM »
Looks good, working fine on my 5D3

Whats the best settings for the focus peaking ? Or are there no "best" ?

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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2012, 05:55:59 PM »
Uhm I can't get it to autoload. I did the firmware update but I get no green screen, it just loads it and runs it. Is that because the alpha doesnt autorun ?

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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2012, 06:00:17 PM »
Right, there's no autoboot yet.

About focus peaking... experiment with it. Default setting should be a good starting point.

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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2012, 06:01:26 PM »
so far so good.. works great here !!! :)
Only seen some minor redraw hick-ups here and there.
I will play with it for some days before filling out the google doc.
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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2012, 07:24:52 PM »
works fine here as well

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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2012, 09:56:18 PM »
just installed it .. seems to be working fine .. will test it out later on today