Updated Jan 04 2014Welcome to the world of RAW recording with Magic Lantern.
Installing ML can be summarized in three steps, keep this in mind in case you are getting lost in the process!
1. You need to set the bootflag in your camera. Only for 5D3 this cannot be undone so read here:http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7125.0
2. You need to make your SD card (or CF for some cameras) bootable with EOScard
3. Only then you can use the nightly builds.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Quick Setup Guide for 5D3
Here is a simplified procedure that works.
1. Format card on PC (must use card reader) and then format on Camera.
2. Put card back on card reader (PC) and copy the fir file to the card root directory. Get it here: http://a1ex.magiclantern.fm/bleeding-edge/5D3/5D3-113-bootflag.fir
3. Put card back on Camera and go to the Firmaware update section (Canon Menu) do an update with the 5D3-113-bootflag.fir Make sure you have a full battery, a dead battery during firmware update could be a disaster.
4. Once the firmware update is finished you have set the bootflag on your camera.
5. Put card back on the card reader
6. Use EOScard to make the card bootable, which is the main reason to use EOScard.exe
get it here: http://pel.hu/eoscard/ or http://pel.bencemate.com/eoscard/
7. Make sure EOS Develop box is selected, Bootdisk box is selected and simply click on Save. If all goes well the card will be made bootable and a "write sucessfull" message will appear on the bottom of EOScard.
8. EOScard sometimes fails to get the latest ML files so go to http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/
and get the latest ML files. If EOScard put some files in my card I would erase them and replace them with the latest compiles.
I only use EOScard to make my card bootable and use it only when I do a PC format of my card (almost never). To stay up to date with the latest builds just go to http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/ and get the latest files. Make sure you replace all of the existing files in your card so I always delete the existing files before I put the new ones. Do not mix new files with old ML files. Always replace the complete set, except for some modules that can be added separately.
Remember that if you format your card on the PC then the card has to be run through EOScard to make it bootable.
The EOScard added function of downloading the latest compile is a perk but apparently it does not always work and sometimes you end up putting the wrong ML files in your card. In this case make sure you delete those files and get the latest.
For the latest raw video capabilities of all supported cameras go here:http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=6215.0
The best suited cameras for RAW are the ones that have CF cards which are faster then SD cards. Other cameras with SD can also work but the RAW video is limited to lower frame size since the SD controller can only transfer at something like 30 to 40 MB/s depending on model.
5D3 is best and working very good. Continuous recording at 1920x1080 up to 29.97 fps (Bootflag cannot be undone, this increases wake up time from 0.2 to 2 sec)http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7125.0
5D2 work in progress, continuous recording at 1880x940 at 24p or 1600x900 at 29.97 fps
7D work in progress, continuous 1728x972 24p.
6D work in progress, continuous recording at1840x460 at 24 fps
60D work in progress, continuous recording at 1584x1058 at 24fps
50D work in progress, continuous recording at 1584x1058 at 24fps
700D (T5i) work in progress, continuous recording 1280x720 24 fps.
650D (T4i) work in progress, continuous recording 1280x720 24 fps.
600D (T3i) work in progress, continuous recording 950x540 24 fps.
500D (T2i) work in progress, continuous recording 950x540? 24 fps.
550 & 550D work in progress, continuous recording 950x540 24 fps.
EOSM making progress 1280x720 at 24 fps.
Note: ... and audio recording with RAW video is not available yet.
There are two types of installs, one for ML proven cameras and the other for new cameras.Install for ML proven cameras:
These are: 550D (T1i), 60D, 600D (T3i), 50D, 500D (T2i) , 5D2, and 1100D.Install Guide
<--- this will install basic ML in your camera and you must do this first.
If you want to try the latest features (including RAW) for these cameras then:Nightly Builds - try the very latest stuff:
To try the new RAW development delete the old files from your card and copy the new ones obtained from above.
Direct link to the new builds: http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/IMPORTANT: Get a card reader, without it you will not be able to install ML.Install for other cameras:IMPORTANT: Get a card reader, without it you will not be able to install ML.How to install Magic Lantern on 5D Mark III
A Tutorial linked by a1ex below in this thread for 5D Mark III
Many thanks to Charlie Loc (correct spelling?) for creating it.Also here is a quick guide just for the 5D Mark IIIhttp://www.cinema5d.com/news/?p=17898
If you do not want to set the bootflag then try the simple install (Not for RAW)
Make sure you are running Canon Firmware 1.1.3.HOW TO: A guide to installing ML on the 7D with recent features:
Make sure you are running Canon Firmware 2.03Raw video on 50Dhttp://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5586.060D RAW video - it's working !!http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5653.0Magic Lantern for 6D | Dev kit releas
Make sure you are running Canon 1.1.3
and also here:
6D - Install guide and raw shooting.http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5530.0Canon 700D / T5ihttp://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5951.0Canon 650D [Status: Hello, world!]:
HERE: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3697.0EOS M ** Alpha 1 ** [FIXED][DOWNLOAD]:
OTHER CAMERAS:Canon 1100D / T3:
Canon 5D Classic Firmware ** Beta 4 **
-------------------------------------FINALLY INSTALLATION OF RAW VIDEOOK! Now you should be familiar with ML for your camera and what you can do. If you are one of the lucky owners of the DSLR that can do RAW Video then continue...
Now that you have Magic Lantern installed and running on your camera, you are then ready to install RAW video. The development team are continually making changes to the software and these changes compiled into builds which you can use to update your camera.
By now you know there is an autoexec.bin file in your card. This file contains all the instruction on how your camera will behave and each new build will include all of those changes in this autoexec.bin file.
So updating your camera software, in most cases, will require that you obtain the new autoexec.bin file to replace the old one. In the case of the RAW video there are some additional files required, these files are inside the Modules
Here is a directory structure in a typical ML install:
DCIM (Canon DIR)
MiSC (Canon DIR)
Please note that the xxx-bootflag.fir only needed to set the bootflag on the camera. After this time this fir file can be deleted.
The first two are directories for Canon files.ML
is the main directory for Magic Lantern and inside this directory there is typically up to the following directories:
So the other update is inside MODULES
where you will find the following files:
1. Obtain new files for: autoexec.bin, magic.sym, raw_rec.mo
2. Replace the old files in the card. That is all!!
3. Usually it is a good idea to delete the MAGIC.CFG file which is in the SETTINGS directory to start saving new configuration settings which may apply to the new (updated) changes.SPECIAL CASES:
On the newer cameras there are new files that are uses instead or in addition to the autoexec.bin files. 5D3
If you installed the Alpha 3 + DevKit you will also have this special file which will need to be downloaded:
5D3-113-bootflag.fir This file will set the boot flag when the camera boots from the card containing the file.
This flag cannot be undone yet so may want to read here first: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5810.msg42407#msg42407
This file is found at the bottom of the instructions where it says FOR DEVELOPERS ONLY
Download ML for 5D Mark III - Alpha 3.http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=2602.0
Put camera in M
Put the 5D3-113-bootflag.fir flag on the root directory (SD card) and let your camera boot. Wait until the update is finished.Now make your card bootable
Use EOS card 1.2 to make your card bootable.
Go to: http://wiki.magiclantern.fm/install
Scroll to:Installing Magic Lantern on other cards
Download EOScard from the link and make your card bootable. You have to install EOScard and select the card that you want to make bootable.
Now put all of the ML required files, your cam will boot with ML installed!
If you downloaded ML for 5D Mark III - Alpha 3
, you should have most of the standard files needed to make up the ML directory structure. To this structure you need to add all the newest RAW files as previously noted. You will find a link to the newest files below..
Special note on to use EOScard Utility:
This is the way to set the flag on the card:
When you use EOScard make sure that:
1. You have the necesary files in the SD card: *.fir file (only if you need to set the bootflag on that camera; this process to be done only once), autoexec.bin file, plus the ML directory.
2. The Utility recognizes the card by identifiying it in the box next to Refresh.
3. You select the EOS_DEVELOP check box
4. You select the BOOTDISK check box
5. Under Content, make sure EOScard recognizes: DCIM folder, autoexec.bin file, ML folder, and if required (to enable the boot flag on camera) the fir file. When EOScard recognizes all of those files it should give you a check mark or something like that.
6. Press the Save button.
7. Look on the bottom of EOScard and should give you a confirmation that the card was written, ie. write successful.
I recently read about another situations with the newer EOScard utility in which the automatic function brought the files to the SD via internet connection. I am not familiar with this function but Pelican seems to more about it since he created EOScard utility. Anyway the issue was that EOScard utility had downloaded some files plus there were already some files in the card, the user noticed that in the fir file area it showed like 2 files so the user had to select the correct fir file for the EOScard utility to properly prepare the card! One of the files was for Mac and the other was for windows.
Also on most cameras, except 5D3, if you enable the camera bootflag via firmware update, and then do it again you will be disabling the bootflag. In the 5D3 you cannot disable the camera bootfalg. It is and ON-OFF process, so if you have a camera working and set the camera flag using the *.fir file you will be disabling the flag in the camera and ML wont start.
So remember to make a card bootable use EOScard utility, and to set the camera flag use *.fir file and do the firmware update.And... always use a card reader if you want this to work properly!
----------Where to get the latest builds for RAW:If you are a programmer then you can read to learn how to compile all this stuff by-yourself:Getting started with development
Here: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=2899.0OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS FOR RAW VIDEOTo help the DEVS
and everybody it would be a good idea if specific RAW video issues are discussed in a separate thread based on the camera under discussion.
5D3 Uncompressed 14-bit RAW video testing - 5D Mark III
5D2 Raw video on 5DMK2
600D Uncompressed 600D Raw Video
HERE: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5494.06D + Raw thread (with instillation guide)
HERE: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5530.msg37766#msg3776660D RAW video - it's working !!!http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5653.0Canon 650D [Status: Hello, world!]http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3697.0Raw video on 50d and 40dhttp://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5586.msg38778;topicseen#msg38778
OTHER USEFUL LINKS:Magic Lantern Best Practices:http://www.magiclantern.fm/bestpracticesHow to install Magic Lantern on 5D Mark III
HERE: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=2602.0Where to get Canon Firmware 1.1.3 or any fw for any camera (Windows version) for sure:
HERE: http://pel.hu/eoscard/Where to get Canon Firmware 1.1.3 (Mac version) for sure:
HERE: http://hdslr.com.br/2012/06/20/atualizacao-de-firmware-para-5d-mark-iii-versao-1-1-3/How to install Magic Lantern on 5D Mark III
HERE: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=2602.0Where to get Compiled Nightly Builds?
All questions regarding RAW VIDEO POST PROCESSING on any OS
All questions regarding RAW_REC MODULE COMPILATION/INSTALLATION/USAGE
HERE: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5405.0Supported 1000x CF cards for continuous RAW recording
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! First use the search function on the forum (near the top left) and search for the key word. If you have made a reasonable effort and cannot find an answer then please post your question in the appropriate forum.Remove obsolete links to nightly builds and fixed remaining link to point to official nightly builds // Audionut