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Magic Lantern Releases => Camera-specific discussion => Topic started by: Pelican on December 20, 2013, 02:57:02 PM

Title: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Pelican on December 20, 2013, 02:57:02 PM
Nightly compiled, you may try it: http://builds.magiclantern.fm/
Thank you!

Installation:
1) Format the card from the camera.
2) Make sure you are running Canon firmware 2.0.3 (http://pel.hu/down/eos7d-v203-win.zip).
3) Copy ML files on the card and run Firmware Update.

Uninstallation:
1) Run Firmware Update from your ML card.
2) Follow the instructions.

(http://a1ex.magiclantern.fm/bleeding-edge/new-installer.png)
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 20, 2013, 03:35:33 PM
Yesterday I tried to update the ML firmware decided to do everything with a "clean" card.

Good news: Pelican's site is up and running and 7D has jumped the night train!
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7503.msg92348#msg92348

Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 20, 2013, 04:35:56 PM
Nightly compiled, you may try it: http://builds.magiclantern.fm/

Thanks and bug report!

Had a problem with AF (Phase AF not working at all) after copying the files to the card.
Reset all cam settings, including custom functions and ML, too. Removed both batteries. Worked again.



Bug: Phase AF not working properly with certain lenses after lens change.

Reproducable. Used settings: All AF points are activated in One Shot mode.

Step 1: Mount "older" lens (Canon EF 100/2.8 Macro USM, Canon EF-S 10-22, Sigma 18-125 OS): Phase detect AF is working as expected.
Step 2: Mount "newer" lens (Canon EF 100/2.8 L, Canon EF-S 18-55 IS II, Canon EF-S 55-250 IS II): Phase detect AF is working as expected.
Step 3: Mount "older" lens (Canon EF 100/2.8 Macro USM, Canon EF-S 10-22, Sigma 18-125 OS) again: Fokus hunt. Always missing to focus properly.

Steps tried to make it work again.
- Tried to turn cam off and on: Nope, error is still there.
- Mounted other lens: Phase detect AF is working but only with "newer" lenses. "Old" lenses won't work with Phase AF.
- Removed battery: "Old" lenses are working with Phase detect AF again.

Error is reproducable in AI Servo when single AF point other than center is selected. Works with center AF point though.
10-22 (or any other ultra wide lens) is not recommended for doing this test because deep DOF may cause false focus confirmation.

Ciao, Walter
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on December 20, 2013, 04:39:29 PM
Okay, now start the camera by holding SET (so you load ML, but it should not be active). Is the bug still present?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 20, 2013, 04:43:13 PM
Pressed SET during startup, waited until menu arrived and tried: Bug is there.

Started without card inserted: Bug missing.

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on December 20, 2013, 04:49:20 PM
This sounds much like the EOS M bug, which I haven't been able to diagnose yet (see www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=8347 ).

Note that you can't boot with a minimal binary on 7D because you need to poke both DIGICs (so don't try the autoexec from there; it will work on any other camera except 7D).
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 20, 2013, 04:58:10 PM
Anything I can do assisting to solve the 7D riddle? Dumps, running diagnostics?
Missing equipment? Both EF-S 18-55 IS II and 55-250 IS II will *not* be missed by me that much ...

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on December 20, 2013, 05:25:37 PM
Yes, here's the minimal bin for 7D:

autoexec.bin (http://a1ex.magiclantern.fm/bleeding-edge/7D/minimal/autoexec.bin)

Code: [Select]
asm(
    ".text\n"
    ".globl _start\n"
    "_start:\n"
   
    "LDR R0, .val\n"
    "LDR R1, .reg\n"
    "STR R0, [R1]\n"
    "B 0xF8010000\n"
   
    ".val: .word 0x80000010\n"
    ".reg: .word 0xC0A00024\n"
);

All it does is:
1) pokes the master CPU (see reboot.c, 0xC0A00024 = 0x80000010)
2) jumps to Canon startup address on the slave CPU (this is ML startup procedure without the patching part).

If there's no focus bug with this autoexec, I know where to start digging. If it still has the bug... I'm lost.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 20, 2013, 05:33:08 PM
Start digging, the error is not there using this Autoexec.bin.
Just removed battery, mounted 100/2.8 Macro, then 100/2.8 L, then 100/2.8. No focus hunt.

Ciao, Walter
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on December 20, 2013, 05:35:11 PM
Great!

This means it will be solved.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: hbr on December 20, 2013, 09:38:52 PM
hmmm... with this latest build (2013-12-20 14:35:15 +0100) I can not get continuous recording even on 1780x960... I was managing that with old builds..... Am I doing something wrong?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on December 20, 2013, 09:41:33 PM
hmmm... with this latest build (2013-12-20 14:35:15 +0100) I can not get continuous recording even on 1780x960... I was managing that with old builds..... Am I doing something wrong?

As I and g3gg0 said it in your commit's comments the 7D platform was not outdated at all.

I hope you now understand why I said it's outdated.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: ted ramasola on December 21, 2013, 07:41:38 PM
Thanks for including the 7D back in official magic lantern nightly builds.

http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/

For the purpose of informing those coming in recently to this thread is it possible to add in the logs or here in how this differs from the tragic lantern or other versions out there?
What safety checks have been put in and what features were removed?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on December 21, 2013, 08:05:46 PM
At this point, it's simply the old 7D ML code, which - to me - still looks outdated, even if Pelican and g3gg0 have a different opinion. But I have high hopes that it will be brought back to speed.

Quote
What safety checks have been put in?
None. The correct question is what safety checks were removed in TL. This may help (http://3 months ago, the difference between ML and TL was this: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9510.msg78084#msg78084), but it's 3 months old, so you may need to review the code again. I doubt anything changed since then, but who knows.

Quote
what features were removed?
None. You should do a comparison (both by reviewing the code differences and by experimenting with both versions) to see what features were enabled in TL and not backported to the main repo.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Pelican on December 21, 2013, 09:55:34 PM
Wow. Lot of things happened here...  Cool. 8)

For those who are using any TL versions:
The "official" nightly build contains the ML from the main repo.
None of the changes of 1% merged back to here until now so don't start to complain about it.
If you are using any TL build then keep using it.
These nightly builds are for people who want to check the state of the main 7D ML.
Backport TL changes to the main repo is a time consuming task but I prefer to keep 7D ML up to date.
Any help appreciated.
If you want a stable ML on your 7D you can help testing different functions and compare these functions in TL and ML.
What the developers need mostly is feedback.
 
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Ozgur on December 22, 2013, 09:56:37 PM
Hi guys,

So I've been following the forum since first 7D alpha 1 released. And then Raw video came out of nowhere for Mark II and of course like any other 7D owner started to dream for the day that it may be released for 7D. At first, most people kept saying "Raw video shooting will never be possible for 7D because the main processor of the 7D is unhackable" bla bla... And ofc Magic Lantern community proved those people wrong again. I've been paying close attention to this specific post for almost half a year now. Amazing improvements have happened since, major thanks to Pelican, %1, g33gl and everybody else helped out.

At this point I can't wait any longer hoping that stable version for 7D raw video may be release any time soon. So I'll give it a try. I just downloaded the 2.0.3 nightly build 12/21/2013. I wanted to ask you guys where can I find the exact workflow to make it work in the camera and the workflow for post?

Best!
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: baldand on December 22, 2013, 11:18:02 PM
At this point I can't wait any longer hoping that stable version for 7D raw video may be release any time soon. So I'll give it a try. I just downloaded the 2.0.3 nightly build 12/21/2013. I wanted to ask you guys where can I find the exact workflow to make it work in the camera and the workflow for post?

That's the nightly build of MagicLantern. I think you'll find the raw recording performance (at least regarding the newer mlv_rec) with that version is not so polished as 1%'s TragicLantern (which doesn't have nightly builds at the moment, but has been the basis of the versions most recently discussed in this thread).

Hopefully some of the performance-related changes in TL will be integrated back to the ML source in the near future so the ML 7D nightly builds are usable for RAW/MLV.

Maybe you should still hold off a bit longer until that happens?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: javyelow on December 23, 2013, 12:30:09 AM
Hi! i put the new version of magic latern in my camera but i cant find fsp overwrite now?¿ where is it??

what is the new things of this version??

thanks!!
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Ozgur on December 23, 2013, 01:22:53 AM
That's the nightly build of MagicLantern. I think you'll find the raw recording performance (at least regarding the newer mlv_rec) with that version is not so polished as 1%'s TragicLantern (which doesn't have nightly builds at the moment, but has been the basis of the versions most recently discussed in this thread).

Hopefully some of the performance-related changes in TL will be integrated back to the ML source in the near future so the ML 7D nightly builds are usable for RAW/MLV.

Maybe you should still hold off a bit longer until that happens?

Thank you for the feedback. Can't I simply write the autoexec.bin file of TL to 2.0.3 nightly build to have the latest 7D raw shooting update?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: walter_schulz on December 24, 2013, 01:39:36 PM
what is the new things of this version??

Please read http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7503.msg92516#msg92516 and read it carefully.

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: javyelow on December 26, 2013, 01:35:34 AM
Hi! i put the new version of magic latern in my camera but

i cant find fsp overwrite now?¿ where is it??
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 26, 2013, 01:45:32 AM
Hi! i put the new version of magic latern in my camera but

i cant find fsp overwrite now?¿ where is it??

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7503.msg92854#msg92854
You're using ML now. You may want to use Tragic Lantern as intended in the linked post.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 28, 2013, 03:04:32 PM
ML or TL?
If ML: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7503.msg92516#msg92516
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 04, 2014, 11:01:54 AM

Can i help in some way to back porting TL to the main ML ??
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on February 04, 2014, 11:13:42 AM
You can download the latest nightly from here: http://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/lastSuccessfulBuild/
and write down the differences between ML and TL, so developers should know exactly what to backport.

Once there will be significant progress in backporting these things, I will enable the nightly builds again.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 04, 2014, 04:43:44 PM

Where some stuff from ML that don't exist or not working correct,

-Zoom 10x  stay hang, pressing play button it get out of that freeze state.
-No MLV
-No Audio
 

I have made some tests with raw_mo but i don't know if it's worth to write here or to do more tests... Wait for the MLV?  Other stuff looks to work good. I need more modules for try out, this build/version  just have this modules.

raw_mo
dual_iso.mo
ettr_mo
autoexpo.mo
file_man.mo
pic_view.mo

 
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 04, 2014, 07:39:45 PM
Easiest on the list
*Audio
*Display filters (just like 5DII/50D)

Harder:

Headphone from slave --- it has to be toggled on, there is no way to detect connection
FPS override for H264 -- It can be done from slave, needs help with unexpected video stops
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: ted ramasola on February 04, 2014, 10:24:33 PM
If I use EOSCard from Pelican to make new bootable card for 7D, it already includes an MLV.mo, I still updated the install from jenkins Jan 21 build which does not have an mlv.mo.

Is this MLV mo from eoscard considered from ML or TL? so I'd know if I should test it and report.

This build Lacks:

Audio:
 -The option to choose channels
 -Headphone monitoring
 -External mic controls
 -Gain controls
 -MLV Sound

Movie:
 -FPS Override
 _don't know yet if MLV from eoscard is TL or ML so holding report on this.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 04, 2014, 10:38:38 PM
I think is just the modules that are in the folder. From EOScard is from TL... but for sure that someone will tell better then me.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 04, 2014, 11:57:58 PM
I thought EOScard went ML->TL->ML... really I don't think it should be downloading any builds, just making the card bootable/etc. Maybe verify file/folder placement instead.

So for this, just make another repo from the current tree and add the audio/display filter? Then I guess we can see how to port the other things which are left... also the dual ISO preview never made it into main + what is the word on named bracketing like B01, etc... it was much more reliable than dual ISO custom prefix.

After 2.03 is brought up to par... I guess can move to porting 7D. 205
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 05, 2014, 12:04:43 AM
After 2.03 is brought up to par... I guess can move to porting 7D. 205

Yes  :D
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 05, 2014, 12:21:18 AM
I'm not that excited with 205... I don't think they modernized any parts of the FW. Im predicting it will just be like 6D112 -> 6D113, a bunch of changed addresses and thats it.

5DIII going to 123 has completely changed stuff.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 05, 2014, 02:08:59 AM

I think that your talking about ML stable version and not canon fw. The fw 2.05 i think just have one update, having to do with  FTP with a USB cable and WFT-E5 transmitter.

Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 05, 2014, 03:42:32 AM
Both... 2.03 needs all features in main and then 2.05 update needs to be ported over in both.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 08, 2014, 10:41:41 AM
Where can we find the new builds for the updates in ML Nightly 7D (with MLV_MO) ? It was removed from here http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/ 
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 08, 2014, 05:37:56 PM
You'd have to compile. 7D was never that far behind, could have had a nightly for people to chose, stable, experimental. The first pull request is up with 90% of audio. Just needs headphone ported and the wav is disabled because it can't use the memory backend or the memory leak gets out of control.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 08, 2014, 06:00:40 PM

Ok, thanks 1%  Sometimes i think i understand and then... nikles.  I think that wend dev's start to porting stuff from TL 2 ML it show up here http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/   


Anything that i can help for putting the 7D ML on the branch/nights/main/maintenance  just let me know.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 08, 2014, 06:21:24 PM
give it a go when someone compiles it.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 7Dphotos on February 08, 2014, 07:31:51 PM
Which version is suggested for bracketed HDR work?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 08, 2014, 08:01:54 PM
Besides the naming of bracketed shots to B01 they should be identical for this feature.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 7Dphotos on February 08, 2014, 11:32:11 PM
Sorry for the totally NOOB question but where do we dl most recent version of ML for the 7D?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 08, 2014, 11:50:42 PM

You need to compile... or wait that someone compile it.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 7Dphotos on February 09, 2014, 07:01:15 AM
What is the latest compiled version and where to find it?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Stedda on February 09, 2014, 08:03:15 AM
You need to compile it yourself or wait for someone to share their build but someone already to you this....
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 7Dphotos on February 09, 2014, 08:37:34 PM
You need to compile it yourself or wait for someone to share their build....

Then what is this?

https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/downloads/magiclantern.7D.203.Alpha2.zip
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on February 09, 2014, 08:41:39 PM
the wav is disabled because it can't use the memory backend or the memory leak gets out of control.

Nope, the memory backend catches the bug, and by disabling the memory backend you are simply ignoring the error message (and the bug is still there).

Moreover, this bug causes the wav recorder to write on unallocated memory => undefined behavior.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 09, 2014, 08:45:32 PM
Then what is this?

File date 23. Dec. 2012
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 09, 2014, 09:30:50 PM
Quote
Nope, the memory backend catches the bug, and by disabling the memory backend you are simply ignoring the error message (and the bug is still there).

Then why no crashes and missing memory? With the back-end on I get an error 70 from canon after the memory counts down. Without it, looks like all or most memory is released and no ERR70. Wavs record for a long time. I know the leak is still there for like a few kb but its not the monster that happens otherwise. Either way it will need a fix as the cameras make a really nice sound recorder. Esp. if you have more than one and no digital recorder.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on February 09, 2014, 09:36:23 PM
The effects of undefined behavior range from nothing noticeable to anything you can imagine.

http://blog.llvm.org/2011/05/what-every-c-programmer-should-know.html
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 09, 2014, 09:45:15 PM
Hope there is a way to solve this properly.

edmac memcpy will cause issues while writing H264 since the channels will probably be in use.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: vyskocil on February 10, 2014, 12:21:49 AM
I pushed a new pull request for 7D audio recording fix because the issue g3gg0 had with the previous one. It was working fine for me but it may be a case with wave recording with the things I read there so this time I left out the wave recording, only focusing on mlv_snd.
I hope it's ok this time !
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 7Dphotos on February 10, 2014, 07:05:38 AM
File date 23. Dec. 2012

Compiled and ready to use?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 10, 2014, 07:19:22 AM
If you like your food without vitamins ...
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 10, 2014, 07:22:25 AM
Compiled and ready to use?

That file is old, we need that someone compiles a new version or that someone ad to the ML nigtly's  http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/

Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 7Dphotos on February 10, 2014, 08:48:39 PM
That file is old

Sure, but does HDR bracketing work in that version? That is all I need right now.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 10, 2014, 08:59:56 PM
I don't remember if that version works the HDR bracketing, maybe someone from the forum can tell you... or better, just try in your camera.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 10, 2014, 09:21:21 PM
I can't remember a version *not* supporting advanced bracketing. Don't know about HDR video, though.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 11, 2014, 01:46:38 AM
I can't remember a version *not* supporting advanced bracketing. Don't know about HDR video, though.

lol something that i never have used... or test.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 11, 2014, 01:56:05 AM
Its cool when you don't want to dual iso but want a stacked image.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 11, 2014, 02:01:07 AM
Its cool when you don't want to dual iso but want a stacked image.

for maKro stacked image is good.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 11, 2014, 02:18:25 AM
Well for macro you would stack with focus, the bracketing stacks with exposure. It would be like sky + ground for AEB
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 11, 2014, 02:34:24 PM

Yes indeed. Bracketing is for exposures, good for interiors/architecture stuff.     
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: YellowFellow on February 12, 2014, 03:27:05 PM
Hello, I'm new in the forum, but following this project since the beginning.

I had the Alpha2 installed when it came out and tested
http://tl.bot-fly.com/tragiclantern-v2.3.NEXT.2014Feb11.7D203.zip
as well as
http://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/33/
recently.

Booting into ML/TL via FW update works in both cases without problems.

Now my big problem:
Both firmwares hang up/freeze my 7D after reboot as soon as I activated any module.

Can you please help me out here?
If I can test anything to help, just say, what I have to do. (most wanted are dual iso & RAW video)
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 12, 2014, 03:30:41 PM
Have to match the symbols file with autoexec.bin when you switch them.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 7Dphotos on February 13, 2014, 03:26:41 AM
We need a volunteer with skillz to compile an updated version for the 7D. Anyone?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: vyskocil on February 13, 2014, 09:10:58 AM
We need a volunteer with skillz to compile an updated version for the 7D. Anyone?

Fixes to make audio working are still pending to be incorporated in the mainstream ML, the pull request https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/pull-request/377/back-port-some-code-from-tl-to-make-audio awaits...
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: YellowFellow on February 13, 2014, 01:19:07 PM
Have to match the symbols file with autoexec.bin when you switch them.
You're a pro, I'm not. Switching what, matching how?
I just wanna have a ML/TL version that works with modules like dual iso or raw video on without freezing.

I downloaded both, copied them (one after another in different tests - not together) on a in camera fresh formatted SD card and tried it.
I didn't tweak anything, just activated the module(s). Then I resetted like ML/TL said and after the reboot everything freezes every time.

New clean copy on fresh formatted card runs again (without modules activated).
Sadly I didn't find a noob tutorial here. Everyone posts "cool, now I have dual iso" and stuff... no word about freezing. No mention what's to do to get modules working.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 13, 2014, 02:36:41 PM
Make sure the modules folder that came with the bin is on the card. The symbols file is in ml/modules/[camera name].sym
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on February 13, 2014, 03:21:37 PM
Fixes to make audio working are still pending to be incorporated in the mainstream ML, the pull request https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/pull-request/377/back-port-some-code-from-tl-to-make-audio awaits...

Nice, thanks!

Now, all those guys with 7D and coding skills who got mad at me for declaring this port "unmaintained" are now invited to try it and give feedback ;)
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 13, 2014, 03:44:58 PM

Alright  :D  Thanks guys!!! Rock on !!!

The link is the same?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on February 13, 2014, 03:46:11 PM
... all those guys with 7D and coding skills ...

First code review, then user testing.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 13, 2014, 03:47:08 PM
Grrrrrr  damn lol  =))

Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 13, 2014, 06:14:36 PM
Quote
First code review, then user testing.

Will def need code review for headphones and H264 FPS override.

Also should port the display filter... its just like 50D, no reason to not have it on 7D
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: YellowFellow on February 13, 2014, 10:13:48 PM
Make sure the modules folder that came with the bin is on the card. The symbols file is in ml/modules/[camera name].sym
I'm a well experienced Win/Mac user and am working as a creative pro for over 10 years.
When I unzip a package I can handle it to copy all the files (incl. the modules folder) onto a correctly formatted SD card (I also posted the links of the latest packages I used).
I'm just new to the use of ML with modules and have freezes, when I activate any module from the modules folder on the card (e.g. ml/modules/dual_iso.mo).
Quote
Have to match the symbols file with autoexec.bin when you switch them.
What I don't understand: do the symbols files in http://tl.bot-fly.com/tragiclantern-v2.3.NEXT.2014Feb11.7D203.zip and http://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/33/ not match?
Does everyone have to edit them who wants to test the packages?
If yes, how?
7D_203.sym has 1.490 lines of code.... (and yes, of course I have 2.0.3 on my 7D, NOT 2.0.5)
The ML menue only says that the activated module(s) will be loaded after a reboot. Nothing about editing work.

I just beg for a little help on a level, a beginner can understand (whole sentences or a tutorial link I've missed).
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 13, 2014, 10:17:36 PM
Quote
http://tl.bot-fly.com/tragiclantern-v2.3.NEXT.2014Feb11.7D203.zip and http://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/33/

Nope, they won't match between the 2. So you have to update and overwrite the folder every time. ML has to have the ML zip modules and TL has to have the TL zip modules.

If you load too many or unsupported modules you can also crash or black screen on boot. The too many part is worked out as of today, knock on wood.

Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: plashb199 on February 13, 2014, 11:03:12 PM
Yea i downloaded the alpha 2 and my camera freezes when i try to shoot video raw. any help? i have a high speed udma 7 san disk cf card.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 14, 2014, 12:32:39 AM
alpha 2 is very very very very very... old. I can see using a nightly or self compiled bin to test where the code is at the moment. At least try with that jan 21st build.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: plashb199 on February 14, 2014, 04:01:55 AM
ok, can someone post the most updated version? i would love to be able to shoot raw footage with my underwater housing this weekend! thanks
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on February 14, 2014, 07:40:10 AM
g3gg0 merged the mlv_sound pull request => nightly builds are back: http://builds.magiclantern.fm/
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 14, 2014, 07:50:28 AM
Next thing that needs merging is the display filter. Its as stable as on 50D/5DII.

Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 14, 2014, 08:20:39 AM
g3gg0 merged the mlv_sound pull request => nightly builds are back: http://builds.magiclantern.fm/

TGIF! ;-)
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Frank7D on February 14, 2014, 05:41:06 PM
Sorry if this is something I should have read about somewhere (I tried to find it) but I just downloaded the latest (magiclantern-v2.3.NEXT.2014Feb14.7D203) and it's missing a bunch of modules, including the mlv ones. Is that normal?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 14, 2014, 05:44:18 PM
Bugs:
Not fixed yet:
Focus hunt after dismounting "newer" lenses (100/2.8 L IS, 18-55 IS II, 55-250 IS II ...) and mounting "older" lenses (100/2.8 Makro USM, 50/1.8 II, Sigma 18-125 OS ...).
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg92378#msg92378

Needs confirmation, please test:
Card benchmark test will not terminate properly. Will get stuck at
[9/9] Reading: 99/100 (buf=128k)
Red LED is off.

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 14, 2014, 08:57:30 PM
Heh, I'm getting a freeze toggling MLV or RAW if going right into movie mode from startup. Does it work the same on the nightly for 7D?

..ok I checked on the nightly... the bug is there, its not me.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: plashb199 on February 14, 2014, 10:03:59 PM
can't seem to find how to shoot raw with this new nightly build. anyone else have the same issues? I'm kind of a newb at this ML.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 14, 2014, 10:20:33 PM
Module tab -> Enable RAW_REC.MO and restart cam.
Movie tab -> RAW video -> ON
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: plashb199 on February 14, 2014, 11:16:58 PM
ok got it. and one last thing. whats the best settings to shoot on for 60fps raw? like resolution? i shot at 1280x514 and ML says crop it by 1.40 in post. did that and its still pretty stretched out. any ideas? thanks
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 15, 2014, 04:49:16 AM
 I use the search tab and i come acroos with this, hope it helps you

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10195.0;topicseen
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: ted ramasola on February 15, 2014, 08:50:05 PM
7D official nightly now has MLV modules.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: bruscwillis on February 17, 2014, 11:11:11 AM
g3gg0 merged the mlv_sound pull request => nightly builds are back: http://builds.magiclantern.fm/

Hi,

I am trying to install this last build of ML for 7D. I noticed there is just the autoexec.bin and the ML folder  in the ZIP file. I know that i should use an installer. There is an EOS Card installer that I have,  but this one is installing a ML build from september. How should I do with this new one? Do you have a link where I can find the info?

Thanks,
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on February 17, 2014, 12:08:51 PM
Yes, would be nice if some 7D users could create an install guide from scratch for Magic Lantern (not for Tragic Lantern).
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: RolandTJ on February 17, 2014, 12:53:45 PM
Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this, but do I need Canon's 2.02.03 installed in order for ML to work? I can't find 2.02.03 anywhere to download.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: YellowFellow on February 17, 2014, 01:36:42 PM
Nope, they won't match between the 2.
Sorry didn't mean it that way. I don't know how I have to write it, that you do understand my problem.
Read tons of posts and all infos I found here but didn't find an answer, so I try to explain here for the third time:

I have a 7D 2.0.3.
I download ONE firmware version (ML, link see above, OR TL link see above).
I format a checked and working CF Card internally in the 7D.
I copy ONE firmware (whole ZIP content) on that fresh SD card.
I power on the 7D.
I start firmware update process and get ML (OR TL) running just fine.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SO FAR IT WORKS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I go into the modules menu.
I chose (simplest way) one module (say dual_iso).
I activate it and get the text info that I have to reboot the 7D in order to get the module running.
I reboot the 7D.

After that reboot, the 7D ends up in a frozen Q-Screen.
No buttons work, even the on/off switch doesn't work.

To get the 7D running again I have to take out the (original) LP-E6 of the original Canon battery grip.

All I want(ed) to know from you is what I might do wrong and how I get running modules instead of a total freeze.
(On every try I format the card in cam and copy the whole zip-package. No mixed data. Always proper ML (or TL) but every time a full freeze after reboot with an (or more) activated module(s)).

I hope, now I explained it in a way you understand. If not, please ask, what you don't understand or have to know to help me.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: YellowFellow on February 17, 2014, 02:07:09 PM
g3gg0 merged the mlv_sound pull request => nightly builds are back: http://builds.magiclantern.fm/
I just tested with the zip downloaded above.
No fw upgrade possible, but with a 7D_203.fir that works.
ML runs proper again, but freezes with an activated module again  :-[

As I scrolled through the ML features I only saw one thing that could be helpful:
In the Debug section there is a point called Memory Error. This has a red circle left of it and to the right the info "underflow, overflow".
When I go into that row ("mouse over") the bottom help text says in the 2nd line in a yellow font "underflow, overflow[31](0) at menu.c:866, task IPCTask."

Could that be the problem?
Or what does it mean?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on February 17, 2014, 02:46:57 PM
Can't reproduce (tried with both current source and current nightly on fresh card).
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: YellowFellow on February 17, 2014, 03:45:22 PM
Can't reproduce (tried with both current source and current nightly on fresh card).
Thank you for the test.
I thought that because otherwise there would be corresponding posts to be found here...

What about
Quote
In the Debug section there is a point called Memory Error. This has a red circle left of it and to the right the info "underflow, overflow".
When I go into that row ("mouse over") the bottom help text says in the 2nd line in a yellow font "underflow, overflow[31](0) at menu.c:866, task IPCTask."
?

Is that normal or could the problem be here?
Are there incompatible boot-firs out there?
I use the 7D_203.fir from tragiclantern-v2.3.NEXT.2014Feb11.7D203 to boot from the CF card.
(The ML nightly has no FIR in the package)
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on February 17, 2014, 03:58:56 PM
It's not normal, but I don't get any warnings here. Tried with only dual_iso, with only raw_rec, with only mlv_rec and with all nightly modules loaded, took a few pictures, recorded a few raw videos... no warning in the Debug menu. Also ran a few memory tests and stub tests, all fine.

A video should help (include the card contents, the About page in the menu, and the exact steps from starting the camera until you get the error).
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 17, 2014, 05:24:28 PM
I've not seen the underflow ever. I've just had the cold boot to video -> toggle mlv rec freeze.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: RolandTJ on February 17, 2014, 07:02:03 PM
Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this, but do I need Canon's 2.02.03 installed in order for ML to work? I can't find 2.02.03 anywhere to download.

Anyone? I'd really like to use ML. I've found nowhere so far which tells me whether or not I need to go back to 2.02.03 from 2.02.05 to run it. If I need the 2.02.03 firmware, where can I download it? I can't find it via google.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 17, 2014, 07:07:04 PM
Suffix of ML link for a given cam in the nightly area= required firmware version.
http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Official_Canon_firmware_updates
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: RolandTJ on February 17, 2014, 07:32:14 PM
Suffix of ML link for a given cam in the nightly area= required firmware version.
http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Official_Canon_firmware_updates

Thank you so much. I know it must seem like a silly/lazy question, but I did look very hard for a solution.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 18, 2014, 04:44:37 PM
Bugs:
Not fixed yet:
Focus hunt after dismounting "newer" lenses (100/2.8 L IS, 18-55 IS II, 55-250 IS II ...) and mounting "older" lenses (100/2.8 Makro USM, 50/1.8 II, Sigma 18-125 OS ...).
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg92378#msg92378

Seems to be fixed in today's ML nightly. Thanks, a1ex!


Needs confirmation, please test:
Card benchmark test will not terminate properly. Will get stuck at
[9/9] Reading: 99/100 (buf=128k)
Red LED is off.

Still there and no confirmation. That's an easy one to verify/falsify. Come on, guys ...

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 20, 2014, 05:43:59 PM

Made a few testes with MLV_Rec and still got corrupted frames in the beginning of the MLV file.

GD= On
Buffer= 2
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: mdwhaley on February 22, 2014, 05:27:26 PM
Any chance of bringing GOP back to h.264?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: rdickerson on February 22, 2014, 06:36:58 PM
Hi guys. I finally took the plunge and installed the latest ML nightly for the 7d. I know there is a lot of focus on RAW video, but I am wondering if it is possible to get 1920x1080 60p continuous without RAW? I see I can get 960x386 60p RAW. Would this be something in the FPS override module that hasn't been back ported yet? Thanks
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: nick.p on February 22, 2014, 07:37:34 PM

Hi guys. I finally took the plunge and installed the latest ML nightly for the 7d. I know there is a lot of focus on RAW video, but I am wondering if it is possible to get 1920x1080 60p continuous without RAW? I see I can get 960x386 60p RAW. Would this be something in the FPS override module that hasn't been back ported yet? Thanks
Not possible
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 22, 2014, 07:43:49 PM
1920x108060P is impossible to encode even if you got the LV that high. Remember its a HW encoder.

Gop and that stuff is on the other processor and while you can alter addreses and things like that I'm not sure how you'd make a cache hack from slave. So either that has to be figured out or have to find a way to run code on the 2nd proc without signed bins.

Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: ted ramasola on February 23, 2014, 07:14:36 AM
ML nightly feb 22.

The black border framing overlay is buggy and is off centered.
During standby its framed low and cuts off a portion of the top.
Upon start of recording, it becomes correct.
this stays correct from here on, while in standby/record/standby... and so forth.

It can be triggered to be off centered again, if you enter ml menu, go to file manager and view a file for instance, upon
going back to LV, its off centered again, until you start recording.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: 1% on February 23, 2014, 07:20:40 AM
Quote
../../Makefile.user.default:24: *** missing separator.  Stop.

This is what is busted... but my make -C works
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: ted ramasola on February 23, 2014, 07:24:17 AM
the good news for the feb 22 ML nightly is.

Initial tests indicate no more pink/corrupt frames

Buffer-4, GD-on, reserve-on, ICON -on.

tested at 1X and crop mode.

Though crop mode is at 30fps for now since FPS over ride is not yet implemented in the ml nightlies.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on February 23, 2014, 07:25:54 AM
The black border framing overlay is buggy and is off centered.

This one sounds like a 4:3-screen quirk. Did you ever notice it on 5D2? (or can you reproduce there?)
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: ted ramasola on February 23, 2014, 07:35:38 AM
This one sounds like a 4:3-screen quirk. Did you ever notice it on 5D2? (or can you reproduce there?)

tested various layout options aside from 4:3 and its still there. A reboot or a lv switch off/on does not correct it. Only a press of record corrects it.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on February 23, 2014, 07:42:07 AM
Didn't mean the setting from ML menu, but Canon's screen layout for the 7D (it's a camera with a 4:3 screen).

I wanted to know if the problem is specific to 7D or to 4:3 cameras in general (the other ones relevant for raw video being 5D2 and 50D). This hint would tell me where to look first.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: ted ramasola on February 23, 2014, 07:43:33 AM
The behavior is also present in the 5D2, feb 22 nightly.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: fluxo on February 26, 2014, 04:33:14 PM
hello, i´ve tested the lastest ML dev on 6D, everything worked fine, sometimes in RAW record when i´ve hit the button to stop recording it freezes, (had to remove the batery in order the screen to go off)

other report is, when i hit zoom, it did not record Raw with the cropped zoom. only normal
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: THRILLHO on February 27, 2014, 08:43:44 PM
Hey everyone,

2 questions:

1.) Can anyone give me a recap of where 7D Raw development is at this point? I only started reading the forums recently and I'm a little overwhelmed by all the information and multiple threads. It seems that 7D RAW work went became a Tragic Lantern project for awhile but now that's stopped (?) and all the Tragic Lantern features are being brought back into the main ML stem? Yes No? Is development on Tragic Lantern halted at this point? I'm just wondering what threads I should follow for news.

2.) I'd like to donate, but I don't immediately see any option on the website aside from Bitcoin (which I don't have set up and would rather not use.) Do donations get spread out to all ML folks, or to the team working on a specific camera?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 27, 2014, 10:35:25 PM

Tragic is with more  features but without safe "rules", like the name say it, tragic. Now the dev's are porting stuff from TL to the main ML. 

You can download here and try/test the ML for your 7D
http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/ 

This is the right thread for you port your tests.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: ted ramasola on February 27, 2014, 11:18:27 PM
Testing the Nightly from Feb 24.

1. FPS override not yest implemented. (crop mode recording is still limited due to this)
2. Overlay/black border bug- Sometimes it is off centered upon start up-way to correct is to cycle through magnify button and it will be corrected.
3. HDMI monitoring is now OK - no more errors and pink frames
4. HDMI overlays not yet working well so is best to turn off GD when recording.(This is the gd switch in raw video sub menu)
5. Playback of raw video when HDMI monitor is connected.- Lock up when Global Draw in overlays tab is OFF -this bug is for 7D only and not found in 5D2.- Solution I found is to have Gloabal draw in overlay tab -ON and GD-OFF in Raw Video sub menu.
6. 30P Recording is continuous at 1728 x 736 2.35:1 - Tested this with audio and is OK no sync or drift problems.

7. High Framerates recording Now Possible with no errors and corrupt frames.
   For 60 FPS (set in canon menu)

   2.35:1 AR
   1600x486 --25"
   1536x466 --1'53"
   1472x448 --continuous recording

   2:1 AR
   1408x504 --1'31"
   1344x480 --continuous recording

   16:9 AR
   1344x540 --1'
   1280x514 --continuous recording

   If FPS override will be ported back from TL, higher resolutions is possible.
   From TL at 50fps

   2.35:1 AR
   1664x506 --continuous recording

   16:9 AR
   1408x566 --continuous recording
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: THRILLHO on February 28, 2014, 12:23:57 AM
Tragic is with more  features but without safe "rules", like the name say it, tragic. Now the dev's are porting stuff from TL to the main ML. 

You can download here and try/test the ML for your 7D
http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/ 

This is the right thread for you port your tests.

Awesome, thanks for the link!

So Tragic Lantern 7D is still in development then, but the features are being merged back into the main ML?

Also, is Bitcoin the only way to donate?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 28, 2014, 12:29:59 AM

U more then welcome.

I think TL will stop, don't know really.  But ML nightly is almost update with the TL.  I think yes, that unfortunately bitcoin is the only way to donate.

Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 03, 2014, 12:40:53 PM


With ML i still get pink/corrupted frames in 60fps with TL everything is ok.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: mburgst on March 10, 2014, 01:47:00 PM
just a quick question from work, as i don't have access to my 7d at home..

for a coming project i'd need to record stuff at 60fps (video playback will be direct from pc to beamer via h264 codec). most preferably non-raw but yet 1080p, shooting normal mpg will be sufficient.

is the current magic lantern (with FPS override i guess) working on 7d without problems in this mode/configuration?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 10, 2014, 02:05:36 PM

h.264 can record 60fps but only at 720p

raw can do full HD in crop mode (x5 zoom)  But only TL have fps override. 
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: mburgst on March 10, 2014, 05:05:22 PM
h.264 can record 60fps but only at 720p

raw can do full HD in crop mode (x5 zoom)  But only TL have fps override.

mhh sad, i'll stick to 30fps then. worked last year that way, too.

maybe i'll shoot raw though. depends on if i find time to test it out this week.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 15, 2014, 02:49:03 PM

The fps override and good 60fps is already been porting from TL to ML ?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: ted ramasola on March 15, 2014, 05:49:05 PM
Mar 14 ML.

1. FPS override not yet ported back.

2. FIXED: Overlay offset bug mentioned in post http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg104184#msg104184

3. Crop modes @30FPS
1728x972 16:9 -23"
1728x864 2:1- 1'30"
1728x786 2.20:1- continuous

1920x1080 16:9- 9"
1920x804 2.39:1- 46"

2048x872 2.35:1 -15"
2048x856 2.39:1 -16"

4. 60P

1728x516 2.39:1- 10"

1600x478 2.39:1- pink corrupt frames

1344x408 2.35:1- continuous

Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 15, 2014, 05:55:06 PM
Not try yet the solved overlay bug but it's good to know that is already gone. Yes, fps override its a must and trying to get the same resolution that TL can achieve with 60 fps with the ML version. I think after this 2 things the 7D is quiet good for recording, at least video... not making so much testing in photo mode.

With this 2 problems solve + the dark frame subtracted or + PFN pattern/noise problem solve =  a great video machine. 

Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: ted ramasola on March 15, 2014, 06:00:44 PM
Another thing that would greatly "extend" the usability of these cameras in professional environments would be a solution on how to get a faster refresh at the same time the ability to see proper framing in the higher resolution of crop modes.

With a lot of shooters getting all excited with these new 4K cameras, having a "free" working 2K-2.5k cam already in your hands would make you think twice if the difference is worth it.

Right now, using crop modes would be limited to locked down shots.

You can frame, hit info for fast refresh, do some short moves, pan or tilt, but at that point framing would be guesswork.

I'm no coder, but somehow if in 1X mode a black crop/frame shows whats recorded, perhaps somehow the camera can be "tricked" not to magnify/zoom and allow cropped3x recording. I really don' know if that is technically possible.

or perhaps via HDMI? That through hdmi a whole view of the sensor is shown while the camera records in crop mode, that way we can just mask out the area recorded area.
Again, I'm just throwing ideas out here with no technical basis whatsoever, purely speculation.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 15, 2014, 06:24:43 PM

Speculation, imagination, need... is the father of invention. It's all good and is needed =))


Yes, good Lv in crop mode would be neat and can get the camera in more professional work/environment.

Related to new cameras that start to show up with the capability of 4k.... Sooner or later we must face the cruel reality, i think our beloved machines will be obsolete.  But until there let's rock this beautiful machines.   
Title: "quick finger" h264 rec start bug
Post by: ted ramasola on March 16, 2014, 04:11:47 AM
Testing Mar 14 and 15 ML nightly.

If you switch from photo to movie and quickly press start/stop button, h264 recording will start even if MLV Raw module is loaded.

Tested on both Manual (since you have to press start/stop to open LV) and EF lens.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on March 16, 2014, 09:51:13 AM
I'm not sure what I can do about this.

If I remove the LiveView check (that is, hook the record button only when LiveView is up and running), there will be major side effects (e.g. with manual lens you will not even be able to enter LiveView).

I could try to autodetect when LiveView is starting up, but not yet initialized, and hook the button in this case too. However, this one is fairly invasive (core changes) and requires some more thought. It does improve things, but it does not solve it completely (you just need to be faster when pressing the button).

For now, a clean workaround may be to allow H.264 stop cleanly if you managed to start it.

Faster refresh... with the grayscale preview we are limited by CPU power and by our coding skills, and reconfiguring LiveView resolution is well beyond our current understanding of Canon code.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 16, 2014, 12:17:40 PM

...and the fps override? It's possible to porting from TL to ML?   Also good 60fps to ML?
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on March 16, 2014, 12:26:40 PM
Yes, but all these take time and effort in understanding how they work. Again, if you have coding skills, don't just sit down and wait for me to port everything.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 16, 2014, 12:33:34 PM

No, no im not waiting for nothing, i just want to understand good/better things for my self (for not posting wrong things)  and for explaining to others that arrive with questions here in the forum.

I would like to know code (only pascal from 20 years ago that i already forgot =)) 

Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: a1ex on March 16, 2014, 12:40:26 PM
Didn't mean you personally, but anyone who has coding skills and 7D.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 16, 2014, 12:49:01 PM
ok, sorry =))



GUYS !!! CODING SKILLS ARE NEEDED !!!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on March 16, 2014, 03:52:33 PM
BTW, I've compiled the latest installation for 7D (the same one that I wrote these days for 5D3.123 (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=11017)) and... it worked!

Let me know if it works for you (the latest nightly includes the FIR). If it does, the installation will be as simple as unzipping ML file and running Firmware Update.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 16, 2014, 04:11:48 PM

If i understand good you can download this in here http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/     ? 

and just follow this instructions?

Installation:
1) Format the card from the camera.
2) Make sure you are running Canon firmware 1.2.3.
3) Copy ML files on the card and run Firmware Update.

Uninstallation:
1) Run Firmware Update from your ML card.
2) Follow the instructions.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on March 16, 2014, 04:14:09 PM
Yep, just don't put the 5D3 firmware on 7D :D
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 16, 2014, 04:21:23 PM
Yep, just don't put the 5D3 firmware on 7D :D

lol, all most did that =DD    ...but is good to wright this things here for other people also understand better.
 
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 16, 2014, 04:34:20 PM

Wend i format the card in camera should i chose delete the ML files?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on March 16, 2014, 04:37:06 PM
If you want to mimic a first-time install, yes.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 16, 2014, 04:39:58 PM

Uhmmm, yes i already got bootflag my camera, just need to copy the other files to the card. Just want to test the fir and make the update thing and see...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 16, 2014, 04:53:04 PM
With the .bin everything go's good, make 2 video clips and no pink frames.  will see with 50fps and 60 fps and also using the fir uninstall and install.




(love the proper framing in LV, now i can see the white left boarder and also the previewing the clips in camera and return to Lv also good).


EDIT:   Im notice that wend in LV the image is a little bit (don't know how to say this is english) but kind of jerky, not smooth. 
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 16, 2014, 09:41:52 PM
The new installation procedure doesn't work for me.

I used the "old" bootoff.fir to reset the bootflag. Verified that bootflag is missing with a second card.
Deleted bootoff.fir, copied all ML files to the card, tried firmware update. After initial screen display went white. Red LED not doing anything, display remained white, had to pull out battery.

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 17, 2014, 05:53:29 AM
No luck with today's ( 2014-03-17 00:31:14) build, either.
Bootflag set (old booton.fir), all cam settings set to default, dialed M: Tried to update. Initial update message appears, after some seconds screen went white.

Where is the error? Build or cam?

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on March 17, 2014, 07:36:30 AM
Will double-check today; don't use the FIR until further notice.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on March 17, 2014, 10:26:49 AM
Solved, sorry for trouble.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 17, 2014, 10:31:52 AM
You don't have to apologize! Shit happens and no harm was done!

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on March 17, 2014, 12:08:27 PM
BTW, does the FIR work with 64GB cards or larger?

On 5D3 I had to rename the FIR to 8.3 characters (not shorter); is this renaming also needed on 7D?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 17, 2014, 12:14:25 PM
Can't test it. As yourself I'm a still shooter. I'm experimenting with video on a very low level and therefore had no need for such a big card.
And my 7D is resting at home.

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 17, 2014, 02:47:25 PM

My card is 8GB  (yes, is what i still use for video)  Maybe Ted can try this.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 17, 2014, 03:28:28 PM
Makes one think about funding a big and very fast card for a1ex ...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 17, 2014, 04:02:54 PM
Makes one think about funding a big and very fast card for a1ex ...

Yes, good idea. If he agree we can make this easily and fast =))
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 17, 2014, 04:40:10 PM
a1ex, give it a nod! ;-)


BOT:
Installation procedure works now. I tried several times.
During first test 7D_203.FIR went missing from the card but I was unable to reproduce this error.

As said I couldn't test with 64 GB.

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: szigiszmund on March 17, 2014, 08:29:25 PM
I tried new installation method on a 64 gb card from Komputerbay, and everything went smoothly.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on March 17, 2014, 08:53:28 PM
BTW, does the FIR work with 64GB cards or larger?

On 5D3 I had to rename the FIR to 8.3 characters (not shorter); is this renaming also needed on 7D?

Tested to remove bootflag and install fir from mar 17 ML 203.

Successful installs using 64gig 1000x and 128gig 1050x Komputerbay CF cards.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Pelican on March 18, 2014, 05:59:46 PM
Finally I've bought a new card reader and test the new .fir installer/uninstaller. It worked like a charm without any problem.
Thanks Alex!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on March 21, 2014, 07:09:28 AM
Testing Mar 18 Nightly.

At 1728x 972 I notice the image would tear when there is HDMI monitor attached. With no HDMI attached the image is ok.

Link to a sample frame with tearing.
https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31.0-8/1115948_454560808008042_1036050560_o.jpg
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on March 21, 2014, 05:27:19 PM
Tested Mar 20 Nightly.

Still the same behavior as above. When HDMI monitor is attached, there is tearing of image and occasional pink/magenta corruption.
Without HDMI monitor, all frames clean.
Title: Installing Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: bischofftep on March 21, 2014, 07:13:52 PM
If i understand good you can download this in here http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/

and just follow this instructions?

Installation:
1) Format the card from the camera.
2) Make sure you are running Canon firmware 2.0.3.
3) Copy ML files on the card and run Firmware Update.

Uninstallation:
1) Run Firmware Update from your ML card.
2) Follow the instructions.

Confirmed today. Works like a charm.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on March 23, 2014, 02:18:09 AM
Mar 20 nightly.

Some pink corrupt frames when recording in 60P.

1728x526 - has corrupt frame

1600x644 - clean

1472x592 - has corrupt frame
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: YellowFellow on March 25, 2014, 08:41:58 AM
FINALLY! No hang up after reboot with activated modules! I'm finally into ML - Yess!  :D
(some may remember - I'm maybe the only guy who had that kind of trouble with Alpha, TL and so on...)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 25, 2014, 12:48:23 PM


@Ted

With the few last nigtly ML you don't feel that the Lv is kind of with delay (can't find the correct word) ? The best buffer is 1 ??
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on March 25, 2014, 06:53:23 PM
No, I did not notice a delay in LV. I'm still testing with buffer 1, so far its ok. Tested mar 24.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 25, 2014, 08:21:27 PM

OK, thanks Ted. It's just a small delay, kind...  Will test more and see what going on. 
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on March 26, 2014, 04:31:00 AM
mar 25 nightly

Tearing in image still present. Tested 1729x 972

Tested with or without HMDI monitor.

Theres a slight pattern in my tests.

A.)after removing hdmi connection and toggle LV off then on, the first 1st take is clean, 2nd take tearing and pink corruption in several frames.

B.)switch OFF then ON/then LV ON, 1st take with tear and pink corruption, 2nd take clean.

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Wartburg-Entertainment on March 26, 2014, 06:06:43 AM
When at last comes "frames override"?
The Nightly of Tragic has not all modules. (DUAL-ISO)
So that makes no fun to strike up there on the Cam.

Greeting
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: bischofftep on March 26, 2014, 11:50:10 AM
Confirming tearing still exists.
* 2014 May 25 Nightly Build ML7D.203
* Raw 2.0 (mlv)
* 1532 x 1148 resolution

Using HDMI out.
Title: Best Build for 7D?
Post by: mrauwolf on March 27, 2014, 10:35:40 PM
Hi, I'm new here and while I've been meaning to install ML for awhile, I'm only now getting around to it. My question is: For photographers, what is the best build to use for the 7D? Should I go for the nightly build (2.5)? Sounds risky. What is the latest, most stable build and where do I find it?

Thanks so much.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: szigiszmund on March 27, 2014, 10:49:14 PM
Hi, from here http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/ you can download for 7d the latest ML version.
Overwrite the firmeware and you are ready to go.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: abbyeagle on March 29, 2014, 01:16:30 AM
1. Can someone tell me if it is possible to record for 130 minutes continuously using ML on a Canon 7D. If so, then what are the settings?

2. BTW there is a bug in the nightly build 2014Mar29.7D203.zip
On auto the 7D only records video for a few seconds before switching itself off. Not sure where to report this.
So i installed 2014Mar24.7D203.zip and i got the same bug error message. Settings RAW video ON 1728x972. I think i need to set the write speed to 70.0 MB/s at 25.000 FPS but the FPS Overide item has disappeared from the Movie menu.

3. In Modules menu - what is the difference between the raw_rec and the mlv_rec.mo items. Both are 14bit raw but the second one seems to be a version 2.

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on March 29, 2014, 05:28:50 AM
1. Can someone tell me if it is possible to record for 130 minutes continuously using ML on a Canon 7D. If so, then what are the settings?

2. BTW there is a bug in the nightly build 2014Mar29.7D203.zip
On auto the 7D only records video for a few seconds before switching itself off. Not sure where to report this.
So i installed 2014Mar24.7D203.zip and i got the same bug error message. Settings RAW video ON 1728x972. I think i need to set the write speed to 70.0 MB/s at 25.000 FPS but the FPS Overide item has disappeared from the Movie menu.

3. In Modules menu - what is the difference between the raw_rec and the mlv_rec.mo items. Both are 14bit raw but the second one seems to be a version 2.

1. If shooting h264 you could fit that time in a 64gig card. Auto restart will let you record with your 7D unattended, everytime a 4gig limit is reached and it stops ML will automatically start recording. Gap is 1 sec.
   If shooting raw, a 256gig will do about an hour. You'll need a very fast CF for that, at least 1000X. Pray it won't overheat.

2. what auto setting is that specifically? I tested the latest posted now and its continuous with no errors filling up a 32gig CF card.

3. raw_rec has no sound recording. mlv_rec has sound and metadata. DO NOT LOAD THEM BOTH AT THE SAME TIME.  choose one you'll use. Loading both will affect camera performance.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on March 29, 2014, 05:33:13 AM
As a test report for Latest build with timestamp Mar 29.

1728x972 MLV Raw+Sound

1.tearing and corruption of video image if HDMI monitor is attached.
2. all clips in test clean and OK when NO HDMI is attached.
3. Capacity tested a 32gig CF. So far, the video was clean, audio remained in sync.

Essential features not yet implemented.
1. FPS over ride
2. Headphone monitoring
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 29, 2014, 01:43:18 PM

Yes, that 2  features are very important and needed very bad.


Essential features not yet implemented.
1. FPS over ride
2. Headphone monitoring
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ffunky on March 30, 2014, 03:54:40 AM
Hey guys - ML noob here.  I grabbed the 3/29 nightly for 7d and was in the process of learning it.  I noticed my time was off a couple of minutes, so I went into the Canon menu and adjusted it.  Now, once a minute, it appears to flicker the time selection on top of the ML menu. 

I grabbed a video with my phone to show what I mean:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y1bvnhe0w918jk3/time%20flicker.mp4

Thanks to all working on this project.  I'm truly excited about learning what I can do with ML!

-Jason
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on March 30, 2014, 06:57:01 AM
Is it still flickering after a camera reboot?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Cris on March 30, 2014, 08:44:52 AM
I had the 2.0.5 firmware on my 7D. I just downloaded the 2.0.3 firmware from the first page and downgraded without a problem. then i installed ML and works great.

I read that you couldn't downgrade, but it worked. Maybe this will help someone else too.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: squidman90 on March 30, 2014, 09:08:43 AM
sorry to sound like a newb, but i just updated my magic lantern to the latest 7D build but i have no options for frame rate, RAW, resolution etc under Movie menu.

thanks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 30, 2014, 09:37:38 AM

Did you past all folders to the CF card? Did you enable the MLV raw module in the module menu?

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: squidman90 on March 30, 2014, 03:32:26 PM
hey arrinkiiii
thanks for the reply, that helps I've installed modules mlv_play, mlv_rec, and raw_rec. what modules do you have installed on your 7D? whats the difference between the 2 record modules.
also when i recorded the video and played it back it was really slow is this normal?

thanks matt
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 30, 2014, 03:41:30 PM

U welcome.

In the modules you just need to load the mlv_rec for raw and if you want sound in your raw load the mlv_snd, if you want to preview raw video in camera load the module mlv_play. Never load the mlv_rec and raw_rec at the same time. ram_rec is the first version of raw module, not have sound or metadata.

Yes, it's normal, camera cpu is slow. Thanks to the god's of ML we got preview in camera, even if is slow is just great.

Use search tab or navigate in the forum, all the questions/answers are here =))

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: squidman90 on March 30, 2014, 03:52:53 PM
also what the optimum setups for shooting RAW on a 16GB CF card canon 7D. what frame rate and resolution/aspect ratio should i be shooting?

its says it can't write 1920 x 1080p to my card, because it requires 67.1 MB/s at 24 fps. is my CF card not quick enough?

thanks matt
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ffunky on March 30, 2014, 10:30:23 PM
Yes - just confirmed. 

Is it still flickering after a camera reboot?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on March 30, 2014, 10:32:10 PM
Now, once a minute, it appears to flicker the time selection on top of the ML menu. 

Move Canon menu to a tab that does not show the clock.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ffunky on March 30, 2014, 10:50:11 PM
That's all it took to fix.  I feel stupid now.   Perhaps this can take the lowest priority position for a bugfix.  ;)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Pelican on March 30, 2014, 11:57:42 PM
That's all it took to fix.  I feel stupid now.   Perhaps this can take the lowest priority position for a bugfix.  ;)
Make sure you don't put the date/time/zone on the "My menu" if 'My menu' is your default setting.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: 7Denver on March 31, 2014, 05:54:33 AM
I am running the nightly build from March 23, 2014 and was shooting today.  My camera ran into an Error 30 in the middle of my shoot then displayed I had a dead battery.  I removed the battery and replaced it with a fresh battery.  I shot five frames and the battery displayed it was dead again and the camera would not respond. 

I took the battery out and changed memory cards to one without ML and the battery was full and camera fully functional.   

Thank you for continuing to work on this amazing software!!

Chris
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: mburgst on March 31, 2014, 03:16:27 PM
As i can't find the tragic lantern Thread for 7D anymore i post it here..

The last 2 weekends i've been shooting with tragic lantern (as magic lantern hung up on my cam three times at random actions and that i don't want to have in production..) with the cam set to ntsc and shooting at 30fps (which seems to be 29,97 infact..?!). audio was set to separate wav as i thought i would have any benefit from it.

recording with focus peaking to standard canon mpg went pretty flawless so far. i'll post the numerous crash logs when i get home. had to pull the battery a couple of times which was not really mounting faith in the current development.. :-/

with separate wavs i missed onscreen audio meters, so it was pretty much a guess-and-run filming stuff. luckily i have the audio from my rode videomic pro passed through a zoom h1 to the camera. i hope this saves me from unuseable audio if needed..

and i got me quite unawared that separate audio needs canon audio to be deactivated. i noticed that before shooting the actual clips luckily..

the worst problem sofar was the on some clips i have a severe drift between audio and video! an other clip from the later day without changed options (only battery because it died on me), the audio for the 30seconds we needed seems to be consistent.

the earlier day clips show a drift even after some 30 seconds. how the hell can that be?! i hope i can compensate with the H1.

editing is done via premiere with project and clips set to DSLR at 30fps.

so what build and options can be used for serious production shooting? no raw needed, just some stable and consistant working stuff...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Marsu42 on March 31, 2014, 03:19:31 PM
so what build and options can be used for serious production shooting? no raw needed, just some stable and consistant working stuff...

Easy: Don't use a 7d at all (port not stable yet). The T-Word might be tested more on 7d atm, but code-wise it's more experimental so your best bet is to support a stable 7d ML version with filing good bug reports and testing nightly.

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: mburgst on March 31, 2014, 03:25:11 PM
Easy: Don't use a 7d at all (port not stable yet). The T-Word might be tested more on 7d atm, but code-wise it's more experimental so your best bet is to support a stable 7d ML version with filing good bug reports and testing nightly.

as said i tried a ML nightly and it locked up my camera when doing some testshooting.

without all those bells and whistles (raw and such) i had hoped ML would be stable to offer basic recording stuff + focus peaking (if canon doesn't make it include this... *le sigh*
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: mburgst on March 31, 2014, 03:27:11 PM
oh btw.. this i completely forgot.

when i import the audio clips from the cam into premiere those wavs are always way way way too long. like several minutes when a videoclip recorded is just like 30 seconds long. the wavs themselves seem to be ok'ish judging the content. after clip has ended there's only empty audio..

didn't the wav clip get ended until a new videoclip was started?! or something like that?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 31, 2014, 04:21:23 PM

Something that I notice that I didn't know. When you press the picture style button it will appear one menu in screen, depend how many times you press it will leave you to WB menu or to Sound menu, then with joystick you can choose/control the settings without the need to go in ML main menu. Just so practical.

Other thing that I notice is when your are in crop mode if you half-press and stay press the shutter button you can change from gray preview to full color preview but if you leave the button you return to the default preview. In the past you have the ability to just click/half press one time and he stay in that preview, you press again and change the preview. Now you need to stay press for stay in that preview. It's possible to change this?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Marsu42 on March 31, 2014, 04:28:21 PM
as said i tried a ML nightly and it locked up my camera when doing some testshooting. without all those bells and whistles (raw and such) i had hoped ML would be stable to offer basic recording stuff + focus peaking (if canon doesn't make it include this... *le sigh*

... which is exactly why the T was abandoned by the ML devs (except for one :-)): stability fixes weren't backported, giving ML a bad name and making T* (= almost solely ML code) the premier choice for all 6d, 7d an m users.

I understand your "I just want to use it no matter the future development" perspective, but right now you can either use _L and deal with issues elsewhere, or try ML once again & report bugs - with my 6d, I did the latter.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on March 31, 2014, 04:32:03 PM
Other thing that I notice is when your are in crop mode if you half-press and stay press the shutter button you can change from gray preview to full color preview but if you leave the button you return to the default preview. In the past you have the ability to just click/half press one time and he stay in that preview, you press again and change the preview. Now you need to stay press for stay in that preview. It's possible to change this?

full color preview in crop mode using ML
-Press Half Shutter.

To leave it on
Go to Prefs>Misc Key settings>sticky half shutter ON

Note: Start /Stop rec button will not work when half shutter (HS) is ON so,
Start rec/Press half shutter to view in color-(when ready to stop)-press again to turn OFF/Stop rec.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 31, 2014, 07:51:58 PM
Thanks Ted, I have been looking for that option in ML menu. But if I chose that option the start/rec button don't work? It always have been like this? I think I remember half press change and then press rec button for record, no? I remember see this in bitbucket but didn't think it was for the 7D.

Will try and see the best way to work with it =))
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: bischofftep on March 31, 2014, 08:55:15 PM
If you want a stable ML on your 7D you can help testing different functions and compare these functions in TL and ML.
What the developers need mostly is feedback.

I am more than willing to help out here. I've been making bug reports on the bitbucket repository's "Issues" track: is this the best way? If so, can someone add a "7D" option in the "Version" pop-up?

I'm also willing to try some coding if that will help.
Title: Re: 7D ML backporting from TL
Post by: arrinkiiii on March 31, 2014, 11:48:15 PM
I am more than willing to help out here. I've been making bug reports on the bitbucket repository's "Issues" track: is this the best way? If so, can someone add a "7D" option in the "Version" pop-up?

I'm also willing to try some coding if that will help.

If you know some code for sure that you can help the dev's.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: hjulenissen on April 01, 2014, 01:16:23 PM
I just installed ML nightly build (march 26) for my 7D. Overall, it seems like a great improvement over the alpha that I tried a long time ago.

I did experience what seemed like occasional gui glitches (everything but the selected text item disappeared, pressing "Q" brought me back.) Is this a known issue, or would you like a reproducable case/screenshot?

-h
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Haruki on April 01, 2014, 03:42:56 PM
hey there everyone! i have just a stupid question as i am very confused right now. :-[ had tl on card. now want to install ml. do i have to remove bootflag from camera? and how do i do that? and do i have to remove bootflag from card too? and how do i do that?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Pelican on April 01, 2014, 03:45:40 PM
hey there everyone! i have just a stupid question as i am very confused right now. :-[ had tl on card. now want to install ml. do i have to remove bootflag from camera? and how do i do that? and do i have to remove bootflag from card too? and how do i do that?
Just remove/copy the files to your card.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Haruki on April 01, 2014, 03:51:48 PM
Just remove/copy the files to your card.

thanx a lot for the quick answer. so the bootflag thing is still needed!?
because i see that there is a .fir file in the ML nightlies. Do i need that too? or is that just for people with no autoboot?
and do i have to do the firmwareupdate like its said in the first post?
sorry for the dumb questions...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 01, 2014, 03:57:16 PM
Do as told and you'll be fine!

FIR is needed to make your cam bootable. Once. And it treats your card the same way (bootable).
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: chris_overseas on April 01, 2014, 04:03:11 PM
ML still requires the bootflag enabled to allow autoexec.bin to run on startup. The .fir firmware update just toggles the bootflag and marks your memory card as bootable. In your case both are already done so you don't need the .fir file, you only need to delete the TL files then copy the ML files over to your card.

In the future if you do want to remove the bootflag (and hence disable ML completely), just flash that .fir and wait 30 seconds (as per the onscreen instructions). It'll toggle the bootflag off for you. To make the card no longer bootable, just format it from your computer.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Haruki on April 01, 2014, 04:28:24 PM
Thank you guys! Now I understand. I will test MLnightlies and can hopefully give some feedback/bugReports afterwards. cheers.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Davebawx on April 02, 2014, 06:47:41 AM
hey guys,  maybe a stupid questions but do I now not need to do any permanent bootflag changes on my 7d? I can just load the files and then uninstall the firmware to be back exactly how it was before? (unless something unanticipated happens?)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 02, 2014, 07:03:33 AM
Bootflag can be removed.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Piergiorgio on April 02, 2014, 03:32:28 PM
Sorry for maybe the stupid question... can ML be installed on a 2.0.5 firmware upgraded 7D? Is it too late?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 02, 2014, 03:43:09 PM
No, too early. ;-) Downgrade to 2.0.3. Can't be done according to Canon but several users have done it with success.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Stedda on April 02, 2014, 03:43:36 PM
Sorry for maybe the stupid question... can ML be installed on a 2.0.5 firmware upgraded 7D? Is it too late?

Downgrade to 2.0.3 then install ML...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: bischofftep on April 02, 2014, 10:35:59 PM
Hi all:

Is there a "lead" developer working on 7D issues, or who did the 7D port? I'd like to PM them with some questions and thoughts about the 7D problems that seem to be related to having an HDMI monitor plugged in.

Thanks in advance,
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Davebawx on April 03, 2014, 03:07:42 AM
Okay so to run it on a camera with no previous versions of ML on it I have to copy the following files onto my card and then run the installer in-camera?

"ML" folder
7d_203.fir
autoexec.bin
 

And that's it? Thanks for the clarification.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on April 03, 2014, 03:11:10 AM
correct.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Piergiorgio on April 03, 2014, 09:37:02 AM
No, too early. ;-) Downgrade to 2.0.3. Can't be done according to Canon but several users have done it with success.

Ok i'll try, thx!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Piergiorgio on April 03, 2014, 10:36:14 AM
IT WORKS!!!  :D
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Piergiorgio on April 03, 2014, 05:48:13 PM
Hi all, i've installed ML on the 7D camera but there is'nt the headphone monitor option under the audio menu, so i can't use the AV cable and the live view at the same time. Is it different form previous version or the feature is not implemented yet?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on April 03, 2014, 05:56:53 PM
Hi all, i've installed ML on the 7D camera but there is'nt the headphone monitor option under the audio menu, so i can't use the AV cable and the live view at the same time. Is it different form previous version or the feature is not implemented yet?

Frames override not yet implemented in ML for the 7D and i think monitoring the sound from camera not yet also (don't use so much the sound in this days).

Is there a "lead" developer working on 7D issues, or who did the 7D port? I'd like to PM them with some questions and thoughts about the 7D problems that seem to be related to having an HDMI monitor plugged in.


I think the best place for talk about this is here in the forum. For code maybe it's good to start here http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?board=25.0  or here  https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/commits/all

Title: Canon 7D - Sound mute first time I record
Post by: Shoomedia on April 05, 2014, 10:51:54 PM
I have installed ML Alpha2. And as soon I press record the first time the sound by it self sets -40 on the meter and there are no sound.

Can anyone help me?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Manni on April 07, 2014, 01:46:14 AM
Has anyone experienced the following GlobalDraw issue:
After installing the Magic Lantern nightly build 2014-04-06 00:31:11 +0200, GlobalDraw seems to only work in LiveView anymore. All the additional information has disappeared from the Canon menu, and the "Don't click me" test produces only a black screen. ML text information such as the CPU usage is displayed though, but no graphics are drawn (I assume the additional information in the Quick settings menu that are not displayed anymore are rendered graphics).
Yes, GlobalDraw is switched "On, all modes". :)
It's not a big issue, but I'm wondering if anyone has the same problem and if there's a solution to it.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 07, 2014, 06:15:52 AM
Delete card's ML directory and copy latest nightly to card. Try again. Results?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: combat squirrel on April 07, 2014, 06:56:10 PM
Hi there I am trying to install this on my 7D, however it just says 'update file cannot be found, please check memory card and reload the battery and try again'

The file is DEFO on the memory card so not sure why its going wrong.

Tried this on my axtremex 128gb card, kingston 32gb card, and sandisk 8gb,  no joy, any ideas?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 07, 2014, 07:00:22 PM
You're using latest nightly?
http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: combat squirrel on April 07, 2014, 07:02:27 PM
You're using latest nightly?
http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/

Yes defo, tried both Apr 6th and 7th, firmware is 100% 2.0.3
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 07, 2014, 07:07:54 PM
1.) Format card in cardreader (NTFS or anything other than FAT32/exFAT)
2.) Format card in cam
3.) Copy contents of latest nightly to card via cardreader.
4.) Try to install via Canon's firmware update menu again.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: combat squirrel on April 07, 2014, 07:12:10 PM
Just tried that, same error message :/, tried without a lens attached and with a lens attached (No idea if this makes any difference)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 07, 2014, 07:16:45 PM
Go to http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Official_Canon_firmware_updates and download firmware version 2.0.3 and install it. It's possible that your 2.0.3 differs a bit. Sorry for the bad pun but I'm told such things happened.
If this doesn't help: Have you tried to reset the cam to factory defaults (including Fn)?

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: combat squirrel on April 08, 2014, 12:22:09 AM
Ok done, and nothing works :( , new firmware, tried, no go, reset all, no go, nothing :(

What's happening here?, is it 'safe' to change the file name ?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: combat squirrel on April 08, 2014, 01:12:23 AM
Just tried again and it worked,  ??? random, but pleased! lol
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: N/A on April 08, 2014, 01:57:30 PM
Iirc you must use a cf card 8 GB or smaller to install ML. Mine worked the first time I tried it and was using a Lexar 8 GB 200x.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 08, 2014, 03:12:31 PM
Limit was(!) 32 GB and today with built-in installer the sky is the limit.
4 GByte was a CardTrick limit.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: deC9r on April 08, 2014, 03:45:37 PM
hi guys,

i got a question relating cropmode 3x/5x in raw video. Would it be possible to bind a camera key to a function which toggles the 5x preview from canon to 3x grayscale preview? In my opinion it would really speed up the exposure, framing and setting up the focus.

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: vyskocil on April 09, 2014, 01:12:50 PM

Yes, that 2  features are very important and needed very bad.


Essential features not yet implemented.
1. FPS over ride

Last week I back ported FPS over ride in RAW rec mode (not H264) from TL, I pushed a pull request to the main that await validation.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on April 09, 2014, 01:33:13 PM

Yes, i saw that, THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!   Why it's taking so much time to validation?  The dev's need to try the code first? 


Do you think back porting the audio also? 
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: vyskocil on April 09, 2014, 02:30:29 PM
Yes, i saw that, THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!   Why it's taking so much time to validation?  The dev's need to try the code first? 

Yes.

Do you think back porting the audio also?

I'll try to look at it but before that I need to figured out how this work in hardware... Do I need to build a custom audio cable ?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on April 09, 2014, 03:11:36 PM

Uhmmmm i hear some people use the AV cable for the headphone and others use this "special cable" that you can buy or make one. I think someone here in the forum can tell you better then me, don't use so much the sound from camera... but i want =))

Anyone?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: idealsceneprod on April 09, 2014, 04:04:43 PM
The Canon 7D ships with a AV cable, which looks almost like a mini-firewire on one end, and has analog video and audio plugs on the other.

But that is to send audio out, to headphones or the like.

To record audio with RAW footage, I think you have to use the MLV module.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: 7Dphotos on April 09, 2014, 09:59:16 PM
Are these the correct instructions for installing on the 7D?

http://wiki.magiclantern.fm/install
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 09, 2014, 10:12:52 PM
Close enough. Give it a try.

1. Download latest nightly build and expand contents to card.
2. Run firmware upgrade from Canon menu
3. Restart cam before 30 second timeout

32 GByte restriction doesn't apply anymore.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on April 10, 2014, 04:27:52 AM
I'll try to look at it but before that I need to figured out how this work in hardware... Do I need to build a custom audio cable ?

The "special" cable from sescom sold by BH is $44 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/765530-REG/Sescom_DSLR_550D_HOCF_DSLR_550D_HOCF_AV_Out_Headphone.html

So I used the usb av out cable that comes with the camera.
You can buy an rca to mini phone jack cable like this, http://www.rakuten.com/prod/c2g-6in-value-series-one-3-5mm-stereo-female-to-two-rca-stereo-male-y/208181495.html?listingId=231860064&scid=pla_google_BisonOffice&adid=18165&gclid=CIvIufzu1L0CFSsQ7AodF0sAyg

What I did was cut off the rca from both cables and soldered them into a short compact adapter for use with my headphones.

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on April 10, 2014, 12:14:16 PM
The "special" cable from sescom sold by BH is $44 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/765530-REG/Sescom_DSLR_550D_HOCF_DSLR_550D_HOCF_AV_Out_Headphone.html

Fuck!!! This guys abuse of the price  =((


What I did was cut off the rca from both cables and soldered them into a short compact adapter for use with my headphones.

Nice one =))
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: filmscene on April 20, 2014, 11:32:19 AM
Hi guys,
Good contact to you all after being reading about all the amazing progress of the 7D Raw for the last months. I need some help. Is there any way to avoid the below issue with red dot when shooting Raw? My 7D has no issues with death pixels (just came from Canon...which I sent to make sure). I have tried different builds and all imaginable settings of ML and camera itself, and the red dot still there. Any idea how I could fix that, or I am just the blessing one to have a 7D to happen to show that problem? I would really appreciate any help.   :'(
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Thank you!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Evil Flip on April 21, 2014, 07:52:26 PM
Hey guys, I finally got the balls to upgrade from the alpha 2 to the latest nightly build and it seems to work like a charm, though I can't seem to find the GOP setting (to allow all-I frames). I did some searching on the forum, but that trail just seems to end. Is it no longer there (or not yet?) or am I looking in the wrong place?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on April 22, 2014, 10:11:39 AM

It's not working, yet....
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 22, 2014, 11:26:25 AM
Yet?
Is there a developer working on GOP/ALL-I?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: bumkicho on April 23, 2014, 09:37:24 PM
"Failed to create file. Card full?" What does this message mean? Today I wanted to see how long it would continuously record to 128gb CF card since I never shoot continuously longer than 4-5 minutes at a time and I was curious. After first 10 minutes or so, it stopped recording with this message so I turned it off and back on to try again and it stopped after around 10 minutes with the exact same message. Does anyone know what it is?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: beastmode on April 23, 2014, 10:02:18 PM
i hope everyone is aware of LYTRO ILLUM??

probably we can expect that with ML
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Evil Flip on April 24, 2014, 08:50:42 PM
It's not working, yet....

Thanx for the update, I hope it comes back soon.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: r4ptor on April 25, 2014, 10:21:31 AM
Hi guys,

I was really happy with ML on my 7D. But unfortunatly I gave it to a CPS partner to check the AF with my 70-200 on the 7D. Now I have the 2.0.5 firmware running and therefore no ML possible.

Is it possible to downgrade to 2.0.3(with Linux)? I found something online but it requires Windows, but I have no Windows avaible until next week.

Any hints? Thanks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: tonybeccar on April 26, 2014, 12:31:23 AM
Hey all! Been away from a while.. is the ML build up to date to the Tragic Lantern build? Or are still some features missing?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 26, 2014, 12:59:58 AM
Is it possible to downgrade to 2.0.3(with Linux)?

Download http://pel.hu/down/eos7d-v203-win.zip from http://pel.hu/getpage.php?pg=eoscard
It's just a zip compressed file containing the FIR you have to copy to your card. Run Canon's firmware upgrade process to downgrade to 2.0.3. Sounds funny but works.

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: r4ptor on April 26, 2014, 09:53:56 PM
Oh well ok, i thought it would be more complex since maybe Canon doesn't want us to downgrade.

Thanks, I'll try it.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: jayzed on April 26, 2014, 10:56:05 PM
Hey all! Been away from a while.. is the ML build up to date to the Tragic Lantern build? Or are still some features missing?

Thanks!

Has anyone managed to get FPS override working on ML for 7D? I've been away also.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: brantz on April 30, 2014, 04:17:51 AM
I've also gone to 2.0.5 and want to try to downgrade to 2.0.3 to run ML but I can't find the camera firmware anywhere.  I found lots of links to it but when you actually follow them they are either broken or take me to the latest 2.0.5 version.  Does anyone know a working location yo download it?

Thanks!

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on April 30, 2014, 04:20:24 AM
I've also gone to 2.0.5 and want to try to downgrade to 2.0.3 to run ML but I can't find the camera firmware anywhere.  I found lots of links to it but when you actually follow them they are either broken or take me to the latest 2.0.5 version.  Does anyone know a working location yo download it?

Thanks!

http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Official_Canon_firmware_updates
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 30, 2014, 05:12:46 AM
Has anyone managed to get FPS override working on ML for 7D? I've been away also.

https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/pull-request/464/fps-override-for-7d-in-raw-recording
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Mare on May 01, 2014, 09:04:28 PM
Hi
Is there known problem with battery consumption? I have left my camera off couple of days and battery was near empty. Have replaced with full battery, but it was 40% empty after 3 days.  Camera was off all the time. Batteries are OK.

Installed ML Nightly.2014Apr23.7D203

Keep on
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ffunky on May 02, 2014, 01:16:55 AM
Same here.  Full battery - let it sit a couple of days - dead battery.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: jayzed on May 02, 2014, 10:19:06 AM
https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/pull-request/464/fps-override-for-7d-in-raw-recording

Excellent. Thanks Walter.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: UmbertoVicto on May 02, 2014, 06:04:14 PM
Hi mates,
Time for a noob question:
I'm preparing to install ML on my canon 7D.

1-Downgrade to 2.0.3
2-Download a Nightli builds from the ML website and follow the guide.....but.....

  :-\ Where can I find the last guide for my 7D to make a bootable card and install ML from Mac?

Any suggestions?

Grazie,
Ciao!


Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 02, 2014, 06:14:40 PM
http://magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg110958#msg110958
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: UmbertoVicto on May 02, 2014, 11:43:55 PM
http://magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg110958#msg110958

So you're suggesting i don't need a to make a bootable card anymore?
The don't talk about bootable cards there... It seems easier...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 03, 2014, 12:00:47 AM
http://magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.0
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: tehellet on May 04, 2014, 04:20:01 AM
I'm using the April 30th build on my 7D. Using a Sandisk Extreme 32gb 60MB/s. Using the 4:3 mode at 1344x1008 that's supposed to just require 54.2MB/s I'm still getting weird frames, random shifts in colour temperature, and occasional corrupt .raw files that raw2dng won't recognize.

Is this because of my card? I'm buying the 1000x Lexar 32GB. Will that do?

Is there a 4:3 or 3:2 resolution that's stable (no drop frames, pinkish frames, shifts in temperature) and in use right now? I ask mostly because I intend to use if with a 2x anamorphic adapter.

Thanks to anyone that might enlighten me on this.

EDIT:
Here are some sample images. Now that I look more closely, it's not so much temperature change but like a saturation loss in certain parts of the image:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/betamax/ScreenShot2014-05-03at82608PM_zps26f023c7.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/betamax/media/ScreenShot2014-05-03at82608PM_zps26f023c7.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/betamax/ScreenShot2014-05-03at82559PM_zps47b9dcbb.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/betamax/media/ScreenShot2014-05-03at82559PM_zps47b9dcbb.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/betamax/ScreenShot2014-05-03at82138PM_zps4891e831.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/betamax/media/ScreenShot2014-05-03at82138PM_zps4891e831.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/betamax/ScreenShot2014-05-03at82120PM_zpsbec96eda.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/betamax/media/ScreenShot2014-05-03at82120PM_zpsbec96eda.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: feureau on May 04, 2014, 05:49:11 PM
Can you try using mlv instead of raw?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: tehellet on May 04, 2014, 10:32:30 PM
Yeah I could give it a try! I haven't yet because I haven't found an easy way to process .mlv files though, and I'm on a Mac... What do you recommend?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on May 04, 2014, 10:54:39 PM
Can you upload the DNG files?

Raw is raw, whether it's .RAW or .MLV (the image content is the same).
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: tehellet on May 04, 2014, 11:31:42 PM
Can you upload the DNG files?

Raw is raw, whether it's .RAW or .MLV (the image content is the same).

Now that you mentioned that a1ex, I checked the .dngs with Photoshop Camera Raw and they all seem to be fine...

Still, there's something weird going on with Da Vinci and the .dngs then because when I export them (anamorphic desqueeze plus a simple correction node) I still get those weird frames. I think it's safe to say it's not the .raw or .dng files themselves, but the way Resolve is working with them. Thanks anyways, all. Sorry for not checking thoroughly in the first place.

My first question still stands though, if anyone has more experience using the 4:3 or 3:2 shooting modes with the 7d, what's the "sweet spot" resolution wise, using a Lexar 1000x?

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ansius on May 06, 2014, 12:17:17 AM
I'm rather new to the ML, but I was looking for answer and did not find.

Power indication in my 7D seams to not work correctly, canon menu says for example 39% left, ML shows 100% yet yellow. It even turns red when battery is going out but still 100%? I'm pretty sure it is not how it is supposed to be. I have tested multiple batteries, and versions of Nightly Builds the issue is there. Has anybody else the same issue, not a major one but annoying and should I make a bug report?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on May 06, 2014, 01:21:09 AM
Do you have some screenshots?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ansius on May 06, 2014, 01:46:44 AM
(http://ansius.lv/ml/VRAM0.png)

and it was blinking the red battery, and as well the one on top LCD and of course in the same is in [Q] menu as well.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ansius on May 06, 2014, 07:44:03 AM
some more screenshots with other half full battery, also tested with switching all modules off, clean ML build on formatted card, etc.

(http://ansius.lv/ml/VRAM1.png)

(http://ansius.lv/ml/VRAM2.png)

(http://ansius.lv/ml/VRAM3.png)

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Mare on May 06, 2014, 09:04:30 AM
Hi
After deleting ML Nightly.2014Apr23.7D203 from my camera the battery consumption after 4 days was only 4%. That's normal. Camera was off all the time.

I have used 7D_203_Alpha2 more than a year and can't remember that behavior of battery consumption.

Keep on
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on May 07, 2014, 01:16:56 PM
Power indication in my 7D seams to not work correctly, canon menu says for example 39% left, ML shows 100% yet yellow. It even turns red when battery is going out but still 100%?

which in my case is easy because of battery grip

When you checked the battery indicator, was it with grip, without the grip, or both ways?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ansius on May 07, 2014, 01:27:12 PM
It did not occur to me at first to check all possibilities, but I did now. Without grip it works correctly, and it does with the grip if battery is in the left compartment, Canon can read them both, ML does only the left one, and if you have the battery in the right one - it reads the 100%, but color warning works. Somewhat I'm used to stick battery in the right side. Sorry, my bad...

Would it be possible to add the second battery indicator? or have a menu choice? There are quite many who use battery grips (especially with video and time lapses) and that would benefit us. thanks, anyway!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on May 07, 2014, 01:32:36 PM
It requires reverse engineering (I don't know how to read the second battery indicator).
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ansius on May 07, 2014, 01:41:59 PM
it might be a stupid question, but can I help? I do have some understanding of assambler (atmel's, but I can learn) and some spare time, I have done some research in IDA, but haven't done that for like 7 years. Thanks anyway
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on May 07, 2014, 07:14:34 PM

Maybe you can start here,

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=991.0

and

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?board=25.0

For sure that the dev's will help you.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: BushanBengaluru on May 09, 2014, 04:27:00 AM
Hey guys.. Even I'm facing issue with battery drain.. I was on 26Apr build. 1st i thought issue with grip, now it seems that issue with firmware. Any fixes now?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Jbowdach on May 09, 2014, 07:27:02 AM
anyone else getting random stops in recording RAW w/o a warning as to why? Ive had that and a few w a dropped frame warning at the size 1728x size with a lexar 1000x.

Can anyone recommend a generally semi stable build with RAW? Recent tests of all the nightlies are showing either tearing, which Ive reported and the above. Many thanks!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Pelican on May 09, 2014, 09:32:15 AM
it might be a stupid question, but can I help? I do have some understanding of assambler (atmel's, but I can learn) and some spare time, I have done some research in IDA, but haven't done that for like 7 years. Thanks anyway
See the battery.c in the src folder (https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/src)
Check the PROP_BATTERY_REPORT (0x8003001D) property values in your camera when the grip is attached.
Edit battery.c or share your experiences here.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Jbowdach on May 09, 2014, 05:56:07 PM
Reporting a bug with the latest nightly version of ML (and TL, but that makes no difference...just noticed it was in both).

WHen recording (I happen to be using raw, but seems to be universal issue), with expo override enabled, I begin with the ability to use my wheel to adjust my aperture  but sometime throughout the recording, the wheel loses the ability to control the aperture. The GUI displays a change in f-stop but there is no physical change in the aperture until I stop recording, cycle the camera, or cycle expo override on\off .  ANyone else? If so, what should I report officially so its useful info to debug?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: blackjack102 on May 10, 2014, 12:58:56 AM
Before one percent separated between magic lantern and tragic lantern, I had his firmware. I was able to record 1280 at 60 fps for 2000 to 4000 frames without skipping. I installed new night firmware (5/7/14) and could not record at the same setting as I did. It will record only 10 to 20 frames. I tried to change some setting to improve performance, but it did not. Is there a way to change an option to increase performance? or turn off "safe"?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: tehellet on May 19, 2014, 07:36:07 AM
Has anyone been able to avoid the half pink frames? I'm using a Lexar 1000x 32Gb, with various builds and seem to be getting them quite randomly. I'm trying various 4:3 and 3:2 resolutions and to no different effect.

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: deC9r on May 19, 2014, 05:59:21 PM
Has anyone been able to avoid the half pink frames? I'm using a Lexar 1000x 32Gb, with various builds and seem to be getting them quite randomly. I'm trying various 4:3 and 3:2 resolutions and to no different effect.

try the branch nobody is allowed to speak off ;)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: BushanBengaluru on May 24, 2014, 04:46:41 AM
Sorry .... Just the Noob question... :-\

1. Is this the major thread here for 7D? developments, testing and happenings around 7D ML builds?

2. is the TL still a separate development or is it already merged with ML?

All i want to know, where are we now and a summary of ML features.

My 7D currently loaded with 18 Apr ML build.

Thanks in advance guys.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: rob_6 on May 24, 2014, 05:11:48 PM
"Failed to create file. Card full?" What does this message mean? Today I wanted to see how long it would continuously record to 128gb CF card since I never shoot continuously longer than 4-5 minutes at a time and I was curious. After first 10 minutes or so, it stopped recording with this message so I turned it off and back on to try again and it stopped after around 10 minutes with the exact same message. Does anyone know what it is?

I have this same problem when recording with mlv raw with sound enabled with a Lexar 64gb 1000x card. The recording stops at 10 minutes with the above error: "Failed to create file. Card full?"

Any ideas as to what could be causing this error? I can fill up the card which is about 15 minutes of recording when using standard raw.rec mode, but I would love to have sound which is only possible with mlv.

Thanks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Wartburg-Entertainment on May 24, 2014, 07:18:56 PM
Hello people,

I do not understand the world anymore:

1 I go to the NightlyBuilds
2.I go to 7D 2:03
3 I read the changelogs
4 I read various improvement in FPS
5 I invite the Nightly at the camera
6 I have no FPS override on my 7D  >:( >:( >:( >:(

Can you enlighten me?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: vyskocil on May 24, 2014, 07:46:40 PM
Today I updated the pending pull request I pushed some time ago with fps override in RAW recording. This code is ported from TL and there are parts I don't fully understand, but now it is working for me. For example I was able to record in 5x crop mode in 25fps continuously in 1728x972 when the default 29.97fps isn't continuous.
I hope this could be soon integrated in the main branch.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: N/A on May 24, 2014, 08:27:42 PM
The fps addition would be a godsend.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on May 26, 2014, 04:00:36 AM
Today I updated the pending pull request I pushed some time ago with fps override in RAW recording. This code is ported from TL and there are parts I don't fully understand, but now it is working for me. For example I was able to record in 5x crop mode in 25fps continuously in 1728x972 when the default 29.97fps isn't continuous.
I hope this could be soon integrated in the main branch.

Thanks for the update and not give up =D
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dklamie on May 26, 2014, 11:57:09 AM
Observation:

The sound cannot be muted completely on playback on current nightly. This was happening before but was fixed as I recall; can this be pulled from the other branch?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on May 28, 2014, 04:07:25 PM
Hey guys,

 I just got my 7D this morning! Very happy with it, if anyone in the states is looking for a good deal on a used body, try adorama, their cust. service is great, and they are very conservative with the way they rate their used gear, so if you buy something in fair condition, chances are it's actually in VERY GOOD condition!

I know the layout will be slightly different than my 50D or T3i, but there seems to be something missing completely which I didn't see mentioned before. On my other cameras, I can set ML iso to a negative value for less noise. I cannot find this option in the ML menu on 7D, is this not available?

Also, I have read a lot about fps override not working, but I'm able to select 24p from canon menu and it displays as such in MLRaw module as well. I used to have to used FPS override on 50D to get 24p, (or 23.976) I  guess I don't need it here since 7D natively supports 24p?



Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on May 28, 2014, 04:40:55 PM
Also, I have read a lot about fps override not working, but I'm able to select 24p from canon menu and it displays as such in MLRaw module as well. I used to have to used FPS override on 50D to get 24p, (or 23.976) I  guess I don't need it here since 7D natively supports 24p?
fps override is not yet implemented on the current ML for 7D.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on May 28, 2014, 06:07:12 PM
OK, fortunately it seems that I don't require it since I rarely shoot anything other than 23.97 or 29.97 - I do look forward to experimenting with overcranking for slow-motion when it is implemented. If I set the canon digital iso to a negative value in iso menu, is this the same as ml iso in 50D an 600D ?

Lastly, it seems that the iso display on the back lcd is always fluctuating (as if set to automatic) but the exposure does not change, (which is a good thing) is this the expected behavior? or is the iso display buggy? I've seen the top window iso read incorrect on other models, but the back was always the one I trusted.

Should I report this?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on May 28, 2014, 09:21:44 PM
it seems that the iso display on the back lcd is always fluctuating

I guess this was because I had it on Creative 3 instead of manual. ISO display functions as expected when  dial is set to "M"
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Rainmanwalking on May 29, 2014, 03:44:56 AM
Thanks for this forum and for all the outstanding work done by the Magic Lantern crew.   I've been considering buying a monitor to help me see well enough to pull a good focus.   I would like to make sure that when recording raw video the hdmi output is functional with the 7D?  I'm sure it's been discussed but I can't sort it out enough to be sure so I apologize in advance.   ST
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on May 29, 2014, 06:02:26 AM
Thanks for this forum and for all the outstanding work done by the Magic Lantern crew.   I've been considering buying a monitor to help me see well enough to pull a good focus.   I would like to make sure that when recording raw video the hdmi output is functional with the 7D?  I'm sure it's been discussed but I can't sort it out enough to be sure so I apologize in advance.   ST

even without ML the 7D maintains HD resolution via hdmi during record. Note that unlike the 5d3, when you plug an hdmi monitor on the 7d the camera lcd is off, so you only view via hdmi.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Rainmanwalking on May 29, 2014, 03:44:40 PM
Thank you Ted.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on May 29, 2014, 10:33:17 PM
On my other cameras, I can set ML iso to a negative value for less noise. I cannot find this option in the ML menu on 7D, is this not available?


I found the answer. It seems that digic digital ISO is not implemented on 7D. I am guessing this is because the setting is controlled by a register that is different from all the other eos cameras. I have been reading the thread about "brute force" searching for registers. If I can find it, will it be easy for an experience dev to implement? Or has it already been found and for some other reason not implemented?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on May 29, 2014, 10:42:44 PM
On 7D, for these things you also need to setup the master processor. It's not a matter of brute force searching, but a matter of understanding the low-level Canon code (how it does things and where to patch it).

If you simply enable the code that works in all other cameras, you will alter only the preview image, not the recorded one. This trouble is only on 7D, because of the dual processor.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on May 30, 2014, 12:49:13 PM
Thank You for explaining this to me. I had a feeling that if it was that simple it would have been done already.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: bischofftep on May 30, 2014, 09:36:58 PM
I would like to make sure that when recording raw video the hdmi output is functional with the 7D?

My experimentation with that setup has been NO, it will NOT work RAW + HDMI output. There will be significant tearing of the recorded image. That said, I've been pretty aggressive with the frame sizes I'm working with, so it may be that it works at lower resolutions than what I'm trying to do. But at anything approaching 1080 it does NOT work with HDMI output. Unplug the monitor and you're fine. (Which for me, as I suspect it is for you, is a deal-breaker, sadly.)

I'm still trying to understand how to "bang on the code" to try and fix this, but alas it seems out of my skill range for now.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: feureau on June 01, 2014, 04:40:17 AM
Btw, the nightly build for the 7D 2.0.3 has failed for 3 consecutive builds, does anyone know what's up with that?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Audionut on June 01, 2014, 06:04:54 AM
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3072.msg117299#msg117299
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Pelican on June 01, 2014, 01:20:36 PM
I've added the missing stubs and made a PR.
Next time if something is missing please send an email or PM to me.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: pemu on June 03, 2014, 06:09:01 PM
I've added the missing stubs and made a PR.
Next time if something is missing please send an email or PM to me.

Hallo iam sorry for my english, i am senior from czech republic ;-)  Please help me, where is stabil ML for 7D 2.0.3. download? I did not find, only nightly and not kompletly (dual iso...). Please send me on my email [email protected]   Thank you!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 03, 2014, 06:20:04 PM
There is no stable, only nighties and Dual ISO module is included there. To find out what is covered or not, refer to
http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/features

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: BennisHahn on June 03, 2014, 06:32:44 PM
I'm currently trying to jump into ML and having a problem just getting the firmware onto my camera.

My camera allows me to select the option for loading a new firmware, the firmware update screen flashes for a moment and then I just get black. Top screen still works and responds to inputs but the rest of the camera is unresponsive. I have to remove the battery to get it back to normal - once I do the camera functions fine on the standard Canon firmware.

I have never had ML on this camera. I have spent the last couple days reading what I can here but the information is so scattered around I guess I must have missed something. Anyone have any advice? And once this is installed, will I be able to record raw or do I have to install some other module separately?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 03, 2014, 06:39:43 PM
You installed Canon's firmware 2.0.3: Link found in step 2?
If not: Redo

Format card in cardreader, insert into cam, format here again, reinsert into cardreader again, copy expanded nightly contents there (AUTOEXEC.BIN, ML directory, FIR-file) and reinsert into cam and run firmware update.
If it doesn't work, reset cam to factory defaults including Fn settings, switch to M, redo firmware update with ML's FIR file.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: BennisHahn on June 03, 2014, 07:49:51 PM
You installed Canon's firmware 2.0.3: Link found in step 2?
If not: Redo

Format card in cardreader, insert into cam, format here again, reinsert into cardreader again, copy expanded nightly contents there (AUTOEXEC.BIN, ML directory, FIR-file) and reinsert into cam and run firmware update.
If it doesn't work, reset cam to factory defaults including Fn settings, switch to M, redo firmware update with ML's FIR file.

Thank you Walter. Once I formatted the CF card on my computer (and not a quick format) it worked just fine.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Rainmanwalking on June 03, 2014, 08:30:13 PM
Testing Mar 18 Nightly.

At 1728x 972 I notice the image would tear when there is HDMI monitor attached. With no HDMI attached the image is ok.

Link to a sample frame with tearing.
https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31.0-8/1115948_454560808008042_1036050560_o.jpg

Have these issues been resolved?   
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: bischofftep on June 03, 2014, 08:53:01 PM

Have these issues been resolved?

No: in RAW still exists.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: pemu on June 03, 2014, 09:11:30 PM
Thank you!

Installation:
1) Format the card from the camera.
2) Make sure you are running Canon firmware 2.0.3 (http://pel.hu/down/eos7d-v203-win.zip).
3) Copy ML files on the card and run Firmware Update.

Uninstallation:
1) Run Firmware Update from your ML card.
2) Follow the instructions.

(http://a1ex.magiclantern.fm/bleeding-edge/new-installer.png)



Hallo iam sorry for my english, i am senior from czech republic ;-)  Please help me, where is stabil ML for 7D 2.0.3. download??? I did not find, only nightly and it is not kompletly (dual iso...).   Thank you! pemu


I tried re-installing and the same: dual iso - will load (?)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on June 03, 2014, 09:19:08 PM
There is no stable, only nighties and Dual ISO module is included there. To find out what is covered or not, refer to
http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/features

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Rainmanwalking on June 04, 2014, 02:45:42 AM
Ted,  On your website you say that it's possible to record at 3X Crop mode
up to 2048 x 930 at 23.976fps.  Your video "Textures of Winter" which is superb was recorded in that format as well.    I don't have that option, I can only record at 29.99 fps.  I'm using the June 1 nightly on my new Lexar 32gb 1066x card.  What am I missing?   
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on June 04, 2014, 02:55:01 AM
Rainmanwalking,

It was done using features only found in TL which is not yet ported back into ML nightlies.

vyskocil, already submitted a pull request as stated here;
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg116516#msg116516

hopefully it will be reviewed and ported into ML soon.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Rainmanwalking on June 04, 2014, 03:21:38 AM
I see..... I can shoot at 1920x872 30fps continuous and it looks great.  Would just rather save the frames and shoot at 24fps.  I'll try to get some video posted soon.  I'm converting using raw2dng opening in  Lightroom Making adjustment as needed and than exporting to tiff's and pulling into Vegas.  I'm than using Magic Lantern to color grade.    Any suggestions?   
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: onlypapai on June 04, 2014, 05:44:40 PM
Hi, I am new to the forum. I am a 600D user. I want to upgrade to 7D only for ML RAW. Since 5D Mark iii is too expensive I have the only choice of 7D. Can anyone say at what maximum resolution 7D can shoot continuous RAW with a LEXAR 1000X CF?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on June 04, 2014, 07:51:41 PM

Yes, would be nice if someone have the time to review the pull request.  Hope soon we can have FPS override  in the 7D =))
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Rainmanwalking on June 04, 2014, 09:43:14 PM
Hi, I am new to the forum. I am a 600D user. I want to upgrade to 7D only for ML RAW. Since 5D Mark iii is too expensive I have the only choice of 7D. Can anyone say at what maximum resolution 7D can shoot continuous RAW with a LEXAR 1000X CF?

I would start at 1920x872 in crop mode.  In standard mode I was shooting at 1600x900 with similar card with no problems.  You might get a step better than that.   
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: blackjack102 on June 05, 2014, 04:34:11 AM
Hi, I am new to the forum. I am a 600D user. I want to upgrade to 7D only for ML RAW. Since 5D Mark iii is too expensive I have the only choice of 7D. Can anyone say at what maximum resolution 7D can shoot continuous RAW with a LEXAR 1000X CF?

Maybe you would want to wait for 7D mark II. Many developers don't like to work on 7D.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Braga on June 05, 2014, 08:15:52 AM
Check this chart:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=6215.0
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: onlypapai on June 05, 2014, 10:55:39 AM
Thank you all for your replies.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: handbanana on June 06, 2014, 08:18:58 PM
The 50D does close to 1600 x 900 and it upscales really well. The 7D does a bit higher resolution but it doesn't seem as stable, although I've been debating getting one if the resolution makes any noticeable difference in quality.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: vyskocil on June 06, 2014, 09:30:28 PM
The 7D has "5x" (about 3x) crop mode which is essentially free of aliasing artifacts and can reach fullHD resolution and above (not necessarily continuously...), I don't know if 50D also has this feature ?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on June 06, 2014, 09:46:07 PM
vyskocil, any update regarding your pull request and FPS override implementation?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: vyskocil on June 06, 2014, 09:51:36 PM
Yes I updated the code yesterday and asked for a review. I hope it'll be ok this time. O

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on June 06, 2014, 10:01:00 PM
Yes I updated the code yesterday and asked for a review. I hope it'll be ok this time. O

That is good to know. Thank you for your contribution!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: DrAlzheimer on June 09, 2014, 08:37:33 AM
Hi, I upgraded to the latest 7d nightly (Nightly.2014Jun09.7D203). When running burn in test, I got the following errors:

ASSERT: IsSuiteSignature( hSuite )
at PackMemory\PackMem.c:976, task run_test
lv:1 mode:2


ASSERT: IsChunkSignature( hPos )
at PackMemory\PackMem.c:1001, task run_test
lv:0 mode:2


Any need to worry about that? I don't want to brick my Cam. :)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on June 09, 2014, 09:06:35 AM
What burn-in test did you run, and starting from what mode (on the mode dial)?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on June 09, 2014, 01:24:25 PM
Hello

Well i'm finally on my way to get a second hand 7D and the guy i'm getting it from is another city which i'm traveling into 2 days from now
and i'll stay there for 2 days which means i don't really have much time.

I have two questions:

-Beside general tips for buying second hand camera body is there anything that i should be concerned about ML working properly?
like the firmware version? i heard it's not possible to downgrade.

-When i got the camera what do you guys suggest i install to get good amount of features while preventing the camera from having problems (Nightly builds , the one in website , etc)
other than a nature problem of 7d working with ML like a problem that only 7D has with it , is there?

If someone has more information i would really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 09, 2014, 06:02:43 PM
i heard it's not possible to downgrade.
Nope, downgrade is possible

-When i got the camera what do you guys suggest i install to get good amount of features while preventing the camera from having problems (Nightly builds , the one in website , etc)
other than a nature problem of 7d working with ML like a problem that only 7D has with it , is there?

Either you want to use ML (for whatever reason) or you dont want to use ML. If you run into bugs: Please fill out a bug report. The only way to get better code is to try and test the one at hand.

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: eskapeproduction on June 11, 2014, 04:08:28 AM
Really tempted to try ML but cannot afford to brick my camera until they release the successor.
It seems like the build has come really far, how often do people report permanent damage to the cam?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Pelican on June 11, 2014, 08:00:37 AM
Really tempted to try ML but cannot afford to brick my camera until they release the successor.
Bad for you. We all are millionaires and brick a 7D on every other day.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: plocploc on June 11, 2014, 11:30:34 AM
Hello

I'm new here but hope this is the good place to ask.

I wanted to try ML with my 7D so I've dowloaded the lastest version of the nightybuild. But I can't copy the ML files into my CF card. Each time i'm trying to do this, it's a crash : "The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data can’t be read or written.(Error code -36)"

I'm quite sure to follow the installation guide

The firmware of my 7D is 2,0,5 (and not 2,0,3)... does that matter ?

Thanks for your help
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 11, 2014, 11:55:03 AM
You have to downgrade cam firmware to 2.0.3.
Every ML version dedicated to a cam (aka: not unified) has a suffix showing the cam's proper firmware version.

If you google for
finder error 36
you will find the solution to your cf-card problem.
It's quite a common one ...

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: plocploc on June 11, 2014, 01:56:56 PM
Thanks Walter

I'll downgrade the firmware... as soon as I fix the error36
It's a common one, sure of that, but the usual solution (terminal > "dot_clean ") is not working
Still searching
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: primeone on June 13, 2014, 09:34:01 PM
Regarding buying a 7D (and assuming you haven't bought it yet), here's an excellent article about buying 2nd hand:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4701677448/how-to-inspect-a-used-canon-eos-7d

He even specifies which firmware versions you're looking for.

There in nothing specific you need to look for regarding Magic Lantern. If the 7D passes all your other tests then it will be ok for Magic Lantern (you might need to fiddle with the firmware, but that's all).

Enjoy!
Robert
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: 7Dphotos on June 14, 2014, 04:33:01 AM
What would it take to get ML working with 2.0.5?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: plocploc on June 14, 2014, 08:34:39 AM
I already have a 7D
I've downgraded the firmware to 2.0.3
But I can't copy ML files into my CF Card... Error -36... I've tried many ways (dot_clean etc...) but still doesn't work
So I'm stuck...
Thanks for helping
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 14, 2014, 08:58:32 AM
You were able to copy the firmware file to your CF card but unable to copy ML contents?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: plocploc on June 14, 2014, 01:11:07 PM
No, I couldn't copy the firmwarre.
 I changed it with Eos Utility...
Weird...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 14, 2014, 01:21:03 PM
Suggestion: Try a different cardreader or update your cardreader firmware. Solved error -36 for some people.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: plocploc on June 14, 2014, 01:29:17 PM
Thank you.
I'm afraid there's no driver for that reader...
I'll try an other one...
that's a little boring...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 14, 2014, 01:40:58 PM
I'm not talking about a driver. I'm talking about uploading the newest firmware to your cardreader. Yes, a cardreader has something like that. Don't know if there is an update for your cardreader, though.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: plocploc on June 14, 2014, 05:03:48 PM
I didn't know about firmware... Can't find that for my card reader...
Thanks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on June 16, 2014, 10:14:20 AM
vyskocil, any update regarding your pull request and FPS override implementation?

Yes I updated the code yesterday and asked for a review. I hope it'll be ok this time.

Sort of. I had to do some significant cleanup (that's why it took a bit longer), but now it passes my sanity tests (there was a memory leak) and it also passes the menu usability guidelines (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10422).

You may try it in the current nightly.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 16, 2014, 10:50:24 AM
but now it passes my sanity tests

FPS is coming home, FPS is coming home ...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: jayzed on June 16, 2014, 05:06:26 PM
Thanks so much everyone. FPS override, will test as soon as it's up.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on June 16, 2014, 08:08:16 PM

Thanks A1ex and Vyskocil  8) 
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on June 16, 2014, 08:57:40 PM
Thanks very much for bringing this to main!

I have a question, on the T3i I was able to overcrank from 24 to 36 fps and it maintained full quality.

It seems that on 7D, I must set canon video mode to 720 60p and undercrank to 36, I have set my resolution to 1728 wide at 2.35 aspect ratio. Will I get the same quality as when canon mode is set to 1080p ? Or is there more line-skipping/aliasing/loss of quality happening (regardless of resolution set in MLV RAW menu mode) because of 720p 60p mode?

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: TungstenE2 on June 16, 2014, 09:22:08 PM
Hi,

I have just installed ML latest nightly on 7D with 2.0.3.

Would like to do timelaps, but can not find menu item 'Bulb/Focus Ramping'
in shoot section.

Any idea why it is not available?

Thanks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 16, 2014, 09:43:34 PM
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5705.0
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: TungstenE2 on June 16, 2014, 09:56:16 PM
Hi Walter,

is your link reffering to my question, as it is about timelaps?

There is also no ETTR menu item in EXPO settings on my 7D with latest nightly.

Thanks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: TungstenE2 on June 16, 2014, 09:59:34 PM
okay, found the modul...  ;-)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: vyskocil on June 17, 2014, 08:15:10 AM

Sort of. I had to do some significant cleanup (that's why it took a bit longer), but now it passes my sanity tests (there was a memory leak) and it also passes the menu usability guidelines (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10422).

You may try it in the current nightly.

Thanks a1ex for the cleanup and the merge ! Hopefully we now do have FPS override in the main !
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on June 17, 2014, 01:23:01 PM
Hello again
I Have the 7D now , Yeepe :D and it's running on 2.0.3 firmware.

Considering i want these features
-FPS Override
-Motion Detect
-Rack Focus
-Trap Focus
-5x Crop mode Video
-Dual ISO

What should i install?and i'm not sure if the first post of this topic is updated
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 17, 2014, 02:13:56 PM
"Last Edit: March 18, 2014, 11:36:15 PM by a1ex"

Two conclusions possible:
No, it is not up to date.
Yes, it is up to date.
Now read the last word in the quotet section ... ;-)



Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on June 17, 2014, 10:20:55 PM
"Last Edit: March 18, 2014, 11:36:15 PM by a1ex"

Two conclusions possible:
No, it is not up to date.
Yes, it is up to date.
Now read the last word in the quotet section ... ;-)
Well for one thing i could not find the download link
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on June 17, 2014, 10:25:28 PM
Well for one thing i could not find the download link

top right corner. then browse nightly builds.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: BushanBengaluru on June 18, 2014, 03:04:45 AM
much awaited
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on June 18, 2014, 07:24:25 AM
top right corner. then browse nightly builds.
I'm looking for the Alpha 2 actually (does it count as a nightly build?)
and i'm still a bit concerned about the whole thing
should i try the nightly builds tragic lantern or alpha?
any suggestion?

another problem i'm having is in this page : https://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/
i can't choose sth , nothing happens after clicking on it , i tested on different browsers , same problem.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 18, 2014, 07:45:32 AM
http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on June 18, 2014, 08:20:58 AM
http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/
Same thing
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 18, 2014, 08:29:57 AM
https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on June 18, 2014, 08:33:27 AM
the links work on chrome and firefox.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on June 18, 2014, 10:08:19 AM
https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/
Ok thanks now it's working , i see the fps override is finally here , anyone tested it?
also i wanted to know can nightly builds be removed in case i want to go back working with camera normally?

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on June 18, 2014, 10:20:07 AM
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg92351#msg92351
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: vyskocil on June 18, 2014, 01:16:19 PM
I compiled the latest code for 7D and did some tests with it connected in HDMI to my TV set to emulate the setup with a small external LCD screen and it worked very well in the menus, the live view and MLV recording but in MLV playback I noticed some problems as shown in the picture below : the playback is off centered (shifted to the left) and there is garbage below and above the image :

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/18/4uguty5y.jpg)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ted ramasola on June 18, 2014, 01:47:02 PM
In my experience with previous builds, the garbage on top and bottom of image during playback is actually outside of the crop area and is actually not there in the extracted dngs and when viewed in resolve timeline.

Is this the same case?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on June 18, 2014, 01:57:22 PM
I recommend adding image buffer support to QEMU (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=2864.msg117430#msg117430) (maybe by loading image data from a DNG sequence) and using it to emulate the framing in various monitor configurations. Should be much easier than plugging the monitor cable back and forth, and it could also be used for automated tests on the nightly builds server, for example.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on June 18, 2014, 04:14:32 PM
I want to work on this also. I would like to fix some of the hdmi issues, I have an inexpensive hdmi coupler I will use for plugging/unplugging to reduce wear on my monitor and camera while I test, but emulating different monitor configurations from QEMU is a better idea!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on June 18, 2014, 06:24:15 PM
Cool, got a proof of concept somewhat working: https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/commits/f70d49ad4702

(the emulator can resize its window according to display type, and ML menu can recognize the display mode changes and scale the menu fonts)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: BushanBengaluru on June 19, 2014, 03:23:17 PM
Just tried FPS Override... i extracted the MLV file and frames doesnt hold the data.. all i received is vertical lines in those DNG files.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3HtquGOmHVmRG1xTVlsTEkteTQ/edit?usp=sharing

Anyone else tested??



Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Frank7D on June 19, 2014, 04:20:39 PM
Just tried FPS Override... i extracted the MLV file and frames doesnt hold the data.. all i received is vertical lines in those DNG files.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3HtquGOmHVmRG1xTVlsTEkteTQ/edit?usp=sharing

Anyone else tested??

Works fine for me (at 23.976).
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: blackjack102 on June 20, 2014, 05:23:04 AM
Just tried FPS Override... i extracted the MLV file and frames doesnt hold the data.. all i received is vertical lines in those DNG files.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3HtquGOmHVmRG1xTVlsTEkteTQ/edit?usp=sharing

Anyone else tested??


Never mind, I tried another test and found it works. I think I screwed some setting last night.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on June 20, 2014, 03:42:21 PM
Finally got my hands on the Magical lantern last night (last nightly build)
One word , Wonderful.
a big thank to whoever worked on this project it's absolutely brilliant.
Anyway , one of the things that got me into buying a 7D for magic lantern was the "Audio trigger shutter" , i couldn't find it in menus or subs and modules.
Is this feature missing for 7D or its name has changed?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: BushanBengaluru on June 20, 2014, 03:46:36 PM
Never mind, I tried another test and found it works. I think I screwed some setting last night.
sorry guys,  Yes it worked for mine too..  just tried with 1frame per 24fps.. worked well..

will try for slower  fps soon..

thank you
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: vyskocil on June 20, 2014, 10:54:00 PM
Finally got my hands on the Magical lantern last night (last nightly build)
One word , Wonderful.
a big thank to whoever worked on this project it's absolutely brilliant.
Anyway , one of the things that got me into buying a 7D for magic lantern was the "Audio trigger shutter" , i couldn't find it in menus or subs and modules.
Is this feature missing for 7D or its name has changed?

FEATURE_AUDIO_REMOTE_SHOT seems to defined only for 650 & 700 build...
I just defined it in 7D features.h, compile it and give it a try : seems to works very well !
I don't know why this is not included by default ?

[Update] in fact this feature depends on CONFIG_AUDIO_CONTROLS and this had been disabled recently for 7D because some features were untested/or perhaps not working (?)

I don't understand (in all_features.h) :
Code: [Select]
#ifdef CONFIG_AUDIO_CONTROLS
    #define FEATURE_AUDIO_REMOTE_SHOT   /* requires audio controls, otherwise there's no sound in photo mode */
#endif
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on June 20, 2014, 11:05:16 PM
It doesn't really depend on CONFIG_AUDIO_CONTROLS, but it's enabled by default if you have ML audio controls (because ML implementation simply keeps the sound chip on all the time, while Canon's implementation turns it off in photo mode, for example).

Without audio controls, ML has to use some tricks to enable audio. These tricks were implemented for 7D, 6D, 650D and 700D, so these cameras should have CONFIG_AUDIO_CONTROLS in features.h. It's not defined because I didnt't notice it's missing.

edit: enabled and did a small cleanup; can you try? (can't test it right now, but looks OK)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: vyskocil on June 21, 2014, 12:19:26 AM
It doesn't really depend on CONFIG_AUDIO_CONTROLS, but it's enabled by default if you have ML audio controls (because ML implementation simply keeps the sound chip on all the time, while Canon's implementation turns it off in photo mode, for example).

Without audio controls, ML has to use some tricks to enable audio. These tricks were implemented for 7D, 6D, 650D and 700D, so these cameras should have CONFIG_AUDIO_CONTROLS in features.h. It's not defined because I didnt't notice it's missing.

edit: enabled and did a small cleanup; can you try? (can't test it right now, but looks OK)
I quickly tried it and it seems to works ok.

But at the end why CONFIG_AUDIO_CONTROLS had been disabled on the 7D ?
It seems also all right when I enable it on my 7D...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on June 21, 2014, 12:23:37 AM
Do you get audio menus up and running? I don't remember seeing them, but will double-check.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: vyskocil on June 21, 2014, 12:26:25 AM
Do you get audio menus up and running? I don't remember seeing them, but will double-check.
Yes and live audio meters even when not recording (very useful :)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Rainmanwalking on June 21, 2014, 03:13:29 AM
Alex,  Thanks for all the recent work on the 7d.  It's really added a lot to my old camera.  :) 
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on June 21, 2014, 05:19:27 PM
I don't get it is there an Audio Trigger option somewhere in number 140 nightly then?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: jyc128 on June 24, 2014, 06:09:21 AM
Hello , I just upgraded from a t3i to a 7D , I had ML on my t3i and liked some of the features, I read that the  7D doesn't have a stable version , can someone please tell me if it would be safe for me to install the nightly build version? , or is a stable version for the 7d in the way?  , I literally had to borrow money to buy this camera, so I can't really afford to break it ..

Where would I get the latest version of the software?,In case I decide to test it out.
I appreciate everyone's time thank you  :)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ansius on June 24, 2014, 11:24:54 AM
have been using ML on 7D for some time, I had to restart it by force once in a while, but if you do use the basic features most of them work without hiccup, raw is not that stable, and I've had some problems with ETTR / dual_iso, but have not been able to find what I have to do to repeat the problem (either ETTR strops adjusting or dual_iso is not triggered). Fut for most, really, it's fine
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: jyc128 on June 24, 2014, 04:26:49 PM
Thank you for sharing your own experiences !
So I should just download the last nightly build version from the website?
Thanks again .
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on June 24, 2014, 06:28:10 PM
Yes and live audio meters even when not recording (very useful :)

This is VERY useful indeed! It's a pain to not be able to monitor audio in standby, since this is when you would want to trim your levels! Thank you again for helping to get 7D current Vyskocil!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on June 25, 2014, 08:29:37 PM
Speaking of audio meters I'm having the same issue , is there a way to have them when not recording?
Anyone tested the Audio remote shot yet , I don't if i should get the nightly #149 or #145 if tested?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: arrinkiiii on June 25, 2014, 08:39:34 PM
Speaking of audio meters I'm having the same issue , is there a way to have them when not recording?
Anyone tested the Audio remote shot yet , I don't if i should get the nightly #149 or #145 if tested?

You talking in RAW mode or in normal video mode (h.264) ?   In raw mode you need to enable the sound module.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on June 26, 2014, 08:25:54 AM
You talking in RAW mode or in normal video mode (h.264) ?   In raw mode you need to enable the sound module.
Normal mode , since i'm not recording what could be different?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Jbowdach on June 26, 2014, 06:24:19 PM
Do we actually know why there is tearing \ pink frames occasionally when using an HDMI monitor attached? Sorry if this has already been discussed, trying to catch up\follow along the development.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on June 26, 2014, 08:53:23 PM
Using an external display adds overhead to the overall processing load, I get less of these artifacts when i record at a lower resolution or frame rate. Until this is investigated further, the best performance can be obtained by setting global draw to "don't allow"  in the mlv menu, then using a monitor that has a cropmark feature to frame your shot accurately.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on June 26, 2014, 10:34:30 PM
Using an external display adds overhead to the overall processing load, I get less of these artifacts when i record at a lower resolution or frame rate. Until this is investigated further, the best performance can be obtained by setting global draw to "don't allow"  in the mlv menu, then using a monitor that has a cropmark feature to frame your shot accurately.
I'm not a monitor user but doesn't ML transfer files like you see it back in the screen itself so we can use the cropmarks internally?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on June 27, 2014, 11:07:11 PM
Yes, the external monitor will display cropmarks (at the cost of more performance overhead, which causes tearing) this is why I suggest disabling all ML overlays and using the cropmarks on external monitor. Does that make sense?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: jyc128 on June 27, 2014, 11:20:59 PM
I just got my 7d it has the firmware 2.0.5 , can I install ML , is there a tutorial anywhere ? Please help !
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: walter_schulz on June 27, 2014, 11:30:08 PM
Downgrade to firmware 2.0.3 and follow instructions on page one of this thread.
You will find links to older firmware here (http://magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=11108.msg107864#msg107864)) and other infos, too.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: najor on June 28, 2014, 04:04:14 PM
Hi! Could someone please help me. I installed latest Nightly build on Canon 7d without having Magic Lantern installed on camera.
Now it gives me a bunch of errors about missing everything. Is there a way to uninstall nightly build or I should install Magic Lantern over it?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: walter_schulz on June 28, 2014, 04:38:53 PM
Format card using a cardreader. Insert card into cam and format again. Download latest nightly and expand contents. Copy contents to card (cardreader again). Insert card into cam, run firmware update procedure.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: najor on June 28, 2014, 05:05:45 PM
Format card using a cardreader. Insert card into cam and format again. Download latest nightly and expand contents. Copy contents to card (cardreader again). Insert card into cam, run firmware update procedure.
Thanks! Mistake was that I didn't copy the ML folder when putting files on CF card. I followed your steps and everything works fine!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on June 28, 2014, 06:27:58 PM
Thanks! Mistake was that I didn't copy the ML folder when putting files on CF card. I followed your steps and everything works fine!
Funny thing is i did the exact mistake , wonder why that is.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: najor on June 28, 2014, 07:31:31 PM
Now I'm struggling with terrible frame skipping and can't find a way to record continuous MLV.
I have Lexar 1000x 64GB and can get only 1sec of footage at 1728 resolution, 24fps. At 1280p it records 3sec.
I tried setting to ignore frame skipping, but the footage becomes unusable because of skipping anyway. Any tips?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: walter_schulz on June 28, 2014, 07:38:01 PM
Global draw off. And try RAW, too.
Card benchmark looks okay or not?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: najor on June 28, 2014, 11:02:44 PM
Global draw off. And try RAW, too.
Card benchmark looks okay or not?
Hmmm.. I checked card's speeds and compared it to my Lexar 600x which works fine. Unfortunately looks like I bought fake cf card from Ebay. But at least now I know why frames are skipping  ;)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on July 02, 2014, 02:17:11 AM
Hey guys, if you set your display options to "force vga" there is no tearing in the recorded mlv. Unfortunately, we cannot use 1080i hdmi out on 7D (I don't know about other cameras, but my guess is that any digic4 camera cannot do raw capture and 1080i hdmi out simultaneously, so using the force VGA option sets the hdmi output to 480p (just like when recording h264 on 5D or 550D. This is probably the reason 7D was the first and last digic4 came that had 1080i out during recording....

I hope this helps someone, I would hate to see anyone ruin their footage like I did today!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Don diddle on July 03, 2014, 09:46:36 PM
I had ML and accidentally reformatted my ML card on the camera, it seemed to delete everything and now I'm trying to reinstall it but it won't work, I:
-clear settings

-transfer ml and firmware to card
-update firmware

-try to open ML using Info or Picture Style and it just seems to ignore all of it and act as if ML isn't there, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated,

Don
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 04, 2014, 12:01:39 AM
Format card using a cardreader. Then format card using your cam. Download latest nightly, extract contents, copy extracted contents to card (cardreader again). Insert card into cam, startup and run Canon's firmware update procedure. Restart cam before timeout runs off. After cam has started press trashcan button.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dmk on July 04, 2014, 07:42:25 AM
When recording raw on 7D, can you still use external monitor via hdmi? I mean without any negative impact on recording speed etc.

Thinking of buying an external monitor like http://www.coollcd.com/lilliput-668gl70nphy-7-on-camera-lcd-field-monitor-w-hdmi-component_p708.html

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Pelican on July 05, 2014, 12:29:03 AM
Exciting news: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12528.msg120665#msg120665
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: edwmotion on July 05, 2014, 01:26:40 PM
Exciting news: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12528.msg120665#msg120665

Yupie.... extra buffers.  8)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on July 07, 2014, 07:53:44 PM
Can i ask what that's gonna do?
increase the cache so it has more space to put files into and then write them into memory card?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: N/A on July 08, 2014, 12:30:54 AM
Can i ask what that's gonna do?
increase the cache so it has more space to put files into and then write them into memory card?
Yup exactly. Depending on what resolution you're recording with, it could mean an extra 1-5 seconds of footage.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: C7D203 on July 08, 2014, 09:53:42 AM
Hello,

Wasn't sure if I should open a new thread or not so decided to ask my questions here since it appears suited.

I have the Canon 7D
It still runs firmware 2.0.3 (which apparently is a good thing)
I have a 64gig UDMA 7 x533 CF card
I'm somewhat new(ish) to DSLRs.

I bought the camera because I'm both an enthusiastic sports / wild life photographer while at the same time I also make videos on YouTube so require both worlds.

I have recently encountered ML and... at face value it appears to be a game changer.
Granted, from my understating, Full Frame is full frame and obviously the quality of the sensor is superior on the 5D Miii but it does appear that with (or maybe not even) an anti-aliasing filter and with ML you get high quality HD video with further control.

I know absolutely NOTHING about hacked firmware.

I saw that there are no 'stable' current versions of ML for the 7D.
Is this correct?
what are the risks with using ML?

How much can I trust nightly versions or even a stable version?
I ask this because coming from the mobile phone world and having tried numerous Custom ROMs I know for a fact that many who claim to release a stable version have in fact released a version that is not even suited to be called 'snapshot' or even a 'nightly'.

I tried to understand the process of "installing" ML but I don't fully understand... you need to "update" the firmware unto ML and then when you turn off the camera it automatically restores back to Canon's 2.0.3 firmware? Or, do I physically have to keep both ML firmware and Canon's 2.0.3 firmware on the memory card (or even two different cards?) and keep installing and uninstalling each?
I ask this because having but this one camera it seems a bit of a hassle and not very time effective.

As an example, coming September my sister is getting married and as a present I thought to take photos and record the actual "marriage" event.
That means that I'll need ML for the 15 minutes (where I need high quality video) when they give their promises, etc, and then normal photographs.

I'm actually not even sure if ML is supposed to be good for stills as well as video or whether it's entirely a video designated firmware hack.

So I would really highly appreciate it if someone could explain it to me like I'm a 4 year old :-)

Many thanks.

David. 
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 08, 2014, 09:58:22 AM
Could not grant the wish to be handled as an 4 year old child. Therefore:
Top of page -> User Guide -> F.A.Q.
Come back with any questions not answered there.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: C7D203 on July 08, 2014, 10:15:37 AM
Thanks but I did actually read it.
I just don't really understand some of the technical talk and in some of the "answers" the 7D is not mentioned so I can't determine what is "true" for the 7D.

I honestly don't understand the difference between ML being an "add-on" or a replacement.

Also, in some cases it seems that ML cannot be run with a 64gig card and in others it's mentioned. It's also unclear to me whether I can load it using a smaller card and then use my 64gig card or whether having a 64gig card (as my primary card) prevents me from using it altogether.

It just seems that on every regard, in the FAQs, they mention or talk about the 5D Miii or the 600D or the 60D and never on the 7D so I can never understand what that entails about the 7D.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 08, 2014, 10:31:45 AM
Replacement:
Overwriting a given firmware (equivalent to "Operating System" (Windows 7, Mac OS X, Linux ...)) with another one. Like in "Replacement".

Imagine ML as a program running on top of a given Operating System. Just like Notepad is running with Windows serving as platform. Or Photoshop, Lightroom on Windows/Mac OS. Or GIMP on Linux.

ML doesn't replace Canon's firmware.

You don't have to use a small card to initialize your cam for ML (aka: setting cam's bootflag).

Format card using a cardreader.
Insert card into cam and format again.
Insert card into cardreader
Download nightly build and extract contents
Copy extracted contents to card
Insert card into cam and run Canon's firmware update.
Follow instructions and restart *before* timeout runs off.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: DFM on July 08, 2014, 02:53:18 PM
... it does appear that with (or maybe not even) an anti-aliasing filter and with ML you get high quality HD video with further control.

Yes, sortof!

With ML installed the 7D can shoot H.264 and raw video in two modes - regular and crop. Regular video uses the full area of the sensor but only samples some of the pixels (called line-skipping) - this is what introduces the nasty moire/aliasing. In crop mode, the camera only uses the center portion of the sensor and samples every pixel, so the skipping problem goes away (in theory it's as good as a still photo). You cannot shoot full-HD (1920x1080) RAW in non-crop mode, it's a limit of the way the sensor is read, so if you're after 1080p footage you either have to shoot in crop mode (which creates a very narrow field of view, similar to using the "5x" zoom button in Live View), or stick with H.264. Until very recently we had no fps control for crop mode raw recording, so the data rates being sent to the card were so high it was impossible to shoot full-resolution for more than a couple of seconds. Even now, you need the fastest possible cards (1000x or above) to record at the larger sizes. You're OK with a 64G card on the 7D, but a 533x speed rating will limit what you can shoot in raw video. These days the 'workhorse' card is Komputerbay's 64GB 1000x.

Your mention of 'further control' is a little different for raw video - yes, you do get to change your white balance and push the exposure much more in post-production, and as it's basically a series of still photos the quality is far higher, but the price you pay is needing to do that post-production; which involves extracting the footage, color grading in Resolve or Speedgrade, then rendering out a new file. Unprocessed, the raw file is flat and often has messed-up black and white values, plus it'll be a long while before you can upload an MLV file to YouTube! If you've never done grading before, that's a big leap from "copy from card and press upload". Raw video is rightly something that we're all passionate about, but some days you're just hoofing a clip of your cat onto Facebook, and plain old H.264 recording is the way to go. ML doesn't stop you from doing that.

ML's very stable in photo mode these days - occasionally you can crash the firmware by pushing some of the obscure features too far (like focus stacking with motor speeds too high) but you just pull the battery and restart. If you have a fast card the raw video recording is also pretty stable, nobody's blown up their 7D yet, but you're at the limit of what's possible so even things like attaching an HDMI field monitor can mess up the recordings, so you need to play with it and learn what works with your methods - don't install it the day before a commercial job! Personally I think raw video is good enough for B-cam work and personal projects, I don't know of anyone who'd rely on it to A-cam a one-off event like a wedding; but then the same was true in the early days of RED.

Adding a VAF filter from Mosaic will reduce the aliasing in regular mode only - it has no benefit in crop mode, if anything it'll make the image a bit worse. It's also designed for dedicated video shooting, you remove it to take stills as the filter wedges the mirror up, making your viewfinder useless (it's possible to shoot stills via Live View, but that's a real pain and there will be a slight blurring of the image). The filter will work for both raw and H.264 footage, indeed with the huge increase in fidelity you get from raw files, having a filter is arguably much more important. I've been using one since they launched, but if you're doing mixed-media location work you need a second body for stills. Anything that ships with a set of tweezers isn't going to be installed in a field!

ML has made a huge difference to the 7D's video performance, and while it doesn't alter still image files the focus/exposure/automation tools are a massive help to folks shooting macro, timelapse, etc. The thing to remember is you don't have to use it even if it's installed - ML doesn't remove any of the 7D's factory features, it simply adds more.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Mare on July 10, 2014, 01:11:47 PM
Hi ML team

After testing ML-Nightly.2014Jul02.7D203 I have noticed that when I'm using Live view with Exposure override ON (I have couple of manual lenses) and  changing time value down, the time values are incorrect in Live view, but on LCD panel on the top of camera are correct. The opposite way (time value up) is everything OK.

Can someone confirm that bug?

Best regards  :)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on July 10, 2014, 04:55:10 PM
Hi ML team

After testing ML-Nightly.2014Jul02.7D203 I have noticed that when I'm using Live view with Exposure override ON (I have couple of manual lenses) and  changing time value down, the time values are incorrect in Live view, but on LCD panel on the top of camera are correct. The opposite way (time value up) is everything OK.

Can someone confirm that bug?

Best regards  :)
I have the same issue but with a little play , back and forth it does correctly.

I have a issue with Auto ETTR
it tends to always go for a high iso like 3200 even though i'm letting it go for lower shutter speeds.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dmilligan on July 10, 2014, 05:51:00 PM
I have a issue with Auto ETTR
it tends to always go for a high iso like 3200 even though i'm letting it go for lower shutter speeds.
Make sure ISO is not set to Auto. Whenever it uses a high ISO, is the shutter speed it chooses already at the slowest shutter speed you set in the ettr menu? If so, there's no issue, you just need more light (or allow even slower shutter speeds) ;) If not, you should provide a lot more info, like what exactly are the shutter speeds and ISOs it's choosing (also try different lighting conditions) and what are your settings?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Santo on July 10, 2014, 08:46:55 PM
Hello.

could you tell me if it takes a minimum speed of the card to run magic lantern?

thanks :)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 10, 2014, 10:28:34 PM
Literally: No, no minimum speed required.
If you want to shoot RAW video for more than a few seconds: Yes, there are issues.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on July 12, 2014, 01:43:43 AM
Hello.

could you tell me if it takes a minimum speed of the card to run magic lantern?

thanks :)

if you want to record the highest resolution that the 7D is capable of, don't bother with anything less than 1000X
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: C7D203 on July 12, 2014, 03:52:05 PM
Replacement:
Overwriting a given firmware (equivalent to "Operating System" (Windows 7, Mac OS X, Linux ...)) with another one. Like in "Replacement".

Imagine ML as a program running on top of a given Operating System. Just like Notepad is running with Windows serving as platform. Or Photoshop, Lightroom on Windows/Mac OS. Or GIMP on Linux.

ML doesn't replace Canon's firmware.

You don't have to use a small card to initialize your cam for ML (aka: setting cam's bootflag).

Format card using a cardreader.
Insert card into cam and format again.
Insert card into cardreader
Download nightly build and extract contents
Copy extracted contents to card
Insert card into cam and run Canon's firmware update.
Follow instructions and restart *before* timeout runs off.


Thank you for explaining it to me.
BTW, can't I just change the timeout to something ridiculous and not worry about it?





Yes, sortof!

With ML installed the 7D can shoot H.264 and raw video in two modes - regular and crop. Regular video uses the full area of the sensor but only samples some of the pixels (called line-skipping) - this is what introduces the nasty moire/aliasing. In crop mode, the camera only uses the center portion of the sensor and samples every pixel, so the skipping problem goes away (in theory it's as good as a still photo). You cannot shoot full-HD (1920x1080) RAW in non-crop mode, it's a limit of the way the sensor is read, so if you're after 1080p footage you either have to shoot in crop mode (which creates a very narrow field of view, similar to using the "5x" zoom button in Live View), or stick with H.264. Until very recently we had no fps control for crop mode raw recording, so the data rates being sent to the card were so high it was impossible to shoot full-resolution for more than a couple of seconds. Even now, you need the fastest possible cards (1000x or above) to record at the larger sizes. You're OK with a 64G card on the 7D, but a 533x speed rating will limit what you can shoot in raw video. These days the 'workhorse' card is Komputerbay's 64GB 1000x.

Your mention of 'further control' is a little different for raw video - yes, you do get to change your white balance and push the exposure much more in post-production, and as it's basically a series of still photos the quality is far higher, but the price you pay is needing to do that post-production; which involves extracting the footage, color grading in Resolve or Speedgrade, then rendering out a new file. Unprocessed, the raw file is flat and often has messed-up black and white values, plus it'll be a long while before you can upload an MLV file to YouTube! If you've never done grading before, that's a big leap from "copy from card and press upload". Raw video is rightly something that we're all passionate about, but some days you're just hoofing a clip of your cat onto Facebook, and plain old H.264 recording is the way to go. ML doesn't stop you from doing that.

ML's very stable in photo mode these days - occasionally you can crash the firmware by pushing some of the obscure features too far (like focus stacking with motor speeds too high) but you just pull the battery and restart. If you have a fast card the raw video recording is also pretty stable, nobody's blown up their 7D yet, but you're at the limit of what's possible so even things like attaching an HDMI field monitor can mess up the recordings, so you need to play with it and learn what works with your methods - don't install it the day before a commercial job! Personally I think raw video is good enough for B-cam work and personal projects, I don't know of anyone who'd rely on it to A-cam a one-off event like a wedding; but then the same was true in the early days of RED.

Adding a VAF filter from Mosaic will reduce the aliasing in regular mode only - it has no benefit in crop mode, if anything it'll make the image a bit worse. It's also designed for dedicated video shooting, you remove it to take stills as the filter wedges the mirror up, making your viewfinder useless (it's possible to shoot stills via Live View, but that's a real pain and there will be a slight blurring of the image). The filter will work for both raw and H.264 footage, indeed with the huge increase in fidelity you get from raw files, having a filter is arguably much more important. I've been using one since they launched, but if you're doing mixed-media location work you need a second body for stills. Anything that ships with a set of tweezers isn't going to be installed in a field!

ML has made a huge difference to the 7D's video performance, and while it doesn't alter still image files the focus/exposure/automation tools are a massive help to folks shooting macro, timelapse, etc. The thing to remember is you don't have to use it even if it's installed - ML doesn't remove any of the 7D's factory features, it simply adds more.



I won't presume to fully understand what wrote but thank you for writing it!

Honestly, though, after reading it... I'm not sure what benefits ML has for me.
It might just be that I have no experience using it and comparing it to Canon's firmware or that I don't understand the technical aspects well enough to appreciate it.

Since I've never done any post-production video editing it's all alien to me... for now.

But I must learn it either way.

I need to shoot myself for youtube videos but part of what I'll use the 7D is "an extra camera" to my brother's 5D Mii when we do serious documentary work. Will probably use the 7D for close-ups from a different angle, etc.

All that aside, in September my sister is getting married and I wanted to be proficient enough to capture the ceremony itself in video and follow up by shooting stills for the rest of the evening.
The whole thing will likely be outside, at night, in dark(er) conditions.

I was wondering if ML allows for better ISO performances because as much as I love my 7D and as much as it is a huge upgrade to my previous 20D (!!) I'm not impressed by it's high ISO shooting at all. Anything above 800 is meh at best.





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



So, for the record (and I'm sorry to repeat myself)...

It is safe.
It's only an add-on.
I CAN do everything with my 64gig card (and require no additional cards).
I simply format the card, put the ML files and update the firmaware and follow up by entering ML via long pressing the SET button.

Correct?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Stedda on July 12, 2014, 04:08:09 PM
I simply format the card, put the ML files and update the firmaware and follow up by entering ML via long pressing the SET button.

Correct?

Press Trashcan to open ML Menu. Holding Set during startup tells it NOT to load ML and run Canon Firmware.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: C7D203 on July 12, 2014, 05:35:17 PM
Press Trashcan to open ML Menu. Holding Set during startup tells it NOT to load ML and run Canon Firmware.

If I need to press the trash to load it, why do I need to press set to NOT load it? Can't I just not press anything not to load it?

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 12, 2014, 06:49:20 PM
If I need to press the trash to load it, why do I need to press set to NOT load it?

Wrong. ML is loaded if SET is *not* pressed. If you need to access ML menu you have to press trashcan button.
But ML is working in the background all the time (if not bypassed by pressing SET during startup).
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: DFM on July 12, 2014, 07:02:05 PM
ML loads each time you turn on the camera - as in the code is run, and the extra functions are all defined into memory. Pressing the DELETE button simply pops open the menu. It's ML's equivalent of pressing the MENU button (that still opens Canon's menu as it always did). To put it bluntly, the DELETE button was the only one that isn't used in record mode and is present on every camera, so it was the logical choice when ML needed its own menu button.

If I need to press the trash to load it, why do I need to press set to NOT load it? Can't I just not press anything not to load it?

As to your other questions:

Quote
I need to shoot myself for youtube videos but part of what I'll use the 7D is "an extra camera" to my brother's 5D Mii when we do serious documentary work. Will probably use the 7D for close-ups from a different angle, etc.
If the main camera is shooting raw video, it would make sense to do the same just so the footage can be edited through the same workflow - but it's entirely down to what your brother's doing. Irrespective of what type of video is being shot, ML does offer a bunch of useful features - such as zebras and focus peaking - which are present on true video cameras but not on the 7D. They make it a lot easier to get your exposure and focus points right but don't affect the recording at all. Before ML came along, pro operators using a DSLR had to plug in an expensive field monitor that had those tools, in effect all ML has done is move them onto the LCD panel on your camera.

Quote
I was wondering if ML allows for better ISO performances because as much as I love my 7D and as much as it is a huge upgrade to my previous 20D (!!) I'm not impressed by it's high ISO shooting at all. Anything above 800 is meh at best.

ML does nothing to reduce high-iso noise or make the sensor more sensitive - it cannot make your 7D perform like an A7S, that's a hardware problem. What it can do is assist in getting the perfect exposure (via ETTR) so the noise is minimized, and help you to see what you're shooting by changing the LCD view. Fundamentally you're still using a 7D, which was designed for sports. If you're shooting black cats in a coal mine, you need another camera.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Stedda on July 12, 2014, 09:11:27 PM
If I need to press the trash to load it,

Read what I wrote.. pressing the Trashcan opens the ML Menu. I said nothing about it loading anything. Then I explained the only thing a long press on set does.


Is it me? Maybe start with the User Manual since you should get at least the basics down before trying anything.  :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on July 13, 2014, 06:59:06 PM
Hello again.

I'm having a issue with Raw recording.
when i press the record button it says allocating 51mb data i think then it fails and says memory full which is not.

also couple of questions about installation:

-I wanna format my current memory which i have ML on , what's the protocol here?
-I have the Nightly #140 and i want to update to the latest one should overwrite ML files on my memory with the new nightly? does that fresh up my settings?
-Generally should ML files be copied to the DCIM folder or the memory index?

Thanks , Daniel
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dmk on July 14, 2014, 07:18:10 AM
When you format in-camera it keeps ML and only deletes media

When you want to update ML, you:

1) pop the card into the computer
2) delete everything except native Canon stuff (DCIM and MISC). In other words, you delete:  ML, autoexec.bin, and 7D_203.bin
3) Copy new nightly stuff onto card (ML, autoexec.bin, and 7D_203.bin). These sit on the root of the card, PARALLEL to DCIM and MISC- not inside either of those.

Actually, I'm not sure about 7D_203... maybe that's just necessary for creating first time booting? Not sure, I just copy it anyway because it doesn't seem to hurt anything and it's easier to just copy the whole thing then to actually have to think about what's what :P




Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on July 14, 2014, 02:00:10 PM
When you format in-camera it keeps ML and only deletes media

When you want to update ML, you:

1) pop the card into the computer
2) delete everything except native Canon stuff (DCIM and MISC). In other words, you delete:  ML, autoexec.bin, and 7D_203.bin
3) Copy new nightly stuff onto card (ML, autoexec.bin, and 7D_203.bin). These sit on the root of the card, PARALLEL to DCIM and MISC- not inside either of those.

Actually, I'm not sure about 7D_203... maybe that's just necessary for creating first time booting? Not sure, I just copy it anyway because it doesn't seem to hurt anything and it's easier to just copy the whole thing then to actually have to think about what's what :P
Thanks man , that really helped.
I have the nightly #157 up and running now I tested the Audio remote shot works well.
the problem with Raw recording is gone and it's working perfectly fine.
The issue with Auto ETTR was a mistake i made in SNR settings after tweaking it a little it's now good.

About the recent Ram solution which in it 7D was shining how does it apply to our shooting?
should i enable something or it's a new algorithm which is running already?
With SanDisk 8GB Ultra 50 MB/s I could only shoot at 960 , 16:9 properly which is kinda sad.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on July 14, 2014, 04:04:52 PM
the additional memory is not yet implemented in nightly builds, it's still part of a pull request, you have to set up the dev environment and compile it yourself. Don't worry about it too much, it will give you a few more seconds of recording at the higher resolutions, it's not going to give you a higher continuous res, because once it fills up you're relying on your card to keep up with the data rate. Just get a 1000x card, you won't regret it.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: N/A on July 17, 2014, 05:29:25 PM
It's in the nightlies now, and its great. 372 MB buffer for MLV, no need to use the sJpeg setting anymore (keep it on raw through the Canon menu), indicate SRM Memory under the MLV menu, and you're in business. 13 full seconds of 23.976 fps 2496x1044 (2.39:1), which may not seem like much for a full-scale production, but would be awesome for compilation videos like car shows or promotional videos. Write speed seems to be more consistent now as well, mostly averaging 79-81 MB/s on my Lexar 1000x except when pushing it to max resolution.

Seems like buffer: 4, sound off, GD off and extra hacks: On equals out to the fastest write speed and performance, although having sound on hardly effects performance. Raw_rec gives more stable write speeds but of course doesn't have the amenities that MLV does.

Still gotta put it through the paces in normal production use but this little upgrade looks very promising.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: fableblue2010 on July 19, 2014, 03:07:33 PM
I've been using magic Lantern for a long time on my T2i(550D) and my 7D.  But I upgraded my firmware on the 7D to 2.0.5, I know that I cannot use ml now, this fixed the issue with my photos being too soft, now they are a lot sharper.  Cannon still claims that fw2.0.3 had nothing to do with the autofocus (bs) and they also say that 2.0.5 has nothing to do with the AF(bs again).  Either way, my question is are yinz working on a way that ml can work with fw 2.0.5 or is it possible to install both fw2.0.3 and ml on the same card to install at will? :o :-\

Thanks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 19, 2014, 04:43:45 PM
I would suggest to use three cards for this. One with Canon's firmware version 2.0.3, one with 2.0.5 and a card running ML (bootable + files + directories).
The cards holding Canon's firmware may be some cheap or small capacity cards.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on July 19, 2014, 10:50:02 PM
I've been using magic Lantern for a long time on my T2i(550D) and my 7D.  But I upgraded my firmware on the 7D to 2.0.5, I know that I cannot use ml now, this fixed the issue with my photos being too soft, now they are a lot sharper.  Cannon still claims that fw2.0.3 had nothing to do with the autofocus (bs) and they also say that 2.0.5 has nothing to do with the AF(bs again).  Either way, my question is are yinz working on a way that ml can work with fw 2.0.5 or is it possible to install both fw2.0.3 and ml on the same card to install at will? :o :-\

Thanks

I don't believe these claims, do you have proof that there is actually a difference in the image between 2.03 - 2.05?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 19, 2014, 11:00:09 PM
I didn't believe either but this is just off-topic as it gets. Suppose "General Discussion" -> "General Chat" might be a better place.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: brihan on July 20, 2014, 08:35:20 AM
First time post. Hope it is ok to report bugs here.

I am using the 2014/July/19th Nightly build for the 7D. I have turned on "Movie Restart" in the Movie tweaks section. It works fine, but manually stopping the recording by pressing the record button isnt actually stopping recording. It seems the only way to stop the camera from continously recording is to go back into the Magic Lantern menu and toggle the "Movie Restart" setting again.

The user guide states that "Movie Restart" can be over-ridden by manually stopping recording, and this is the case with ML on my EOS-M.

Hope this gets fixed.
Thanks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: handbanana on July 20, 2014, 09:39:04 AM
Hey guys, so I shoot on a 50D and a wondering how stable the 7D is - Im going to test my 50D vs my 60D for noticeable resolution differences and if I prefer the 60D I may wanna grab a 7D (based on initial tests the differences seem very minimal). But if it's not gonna be stable I may as well stay with the 50D which is pretty stable.

So yeah, how stable would you say? Is FPS override working yet? Random stops? Pink frames or weird lines? Color shifts or random errors that ruin files and make you have to do footer edits?

And lastly, does Dual ISO work for video (it doesnt on the 50D yet and this is killing me altho I can always do 10s clips on the 60D :/ )
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: fableblue2010 on July 20, 2014, 02:43:42 PM
I don't believe these claims, do you have proof that there is actually a difference in the image between 2.03 - 2.05?

Thanks for the help.
No proof.  If there is not a thread started in the General discussion on this I will start on, maybe it is just me.  ::)

Again thanks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: drkamikaze on July 20, 2014, 11:16:55 PM
About the recent Ram solution which in it 7D was shining how does it apply to our shooting?

Sorry to have to ask (I tried searching), but what is the RAM solution? Seems like there have been a lot of awesome new developments in the nightlies this month, but I'm not quite following exactly what they are, except for the crucial addition of FPS override (thank goodness!!)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 20, 2014, 11:42:48 PM
http://magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12528.0
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: denhaan on July 21, 2014, 05:27:49 AM
Where can I find the Magic lantern file for the 7D to download from the Mac?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: barepixels on July 21, 2014, 05:33:44 AM
Where can I find the Magic lantern file for the 7D to download from the Mac?

go here and choose your 7d

http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: samotmanam on July 22, 2014, 12:00:11 AM
Hello guys,
just wandering if there is a way to have monitor on HDMI output and still have the LCD showing on 7D?
Tks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on July 22, 2014, 04:27:53 AM
Hello guys,
just wandering if there is a way to have monitor on HDMI output and still have the LCD showing on 7D?
Tks

Not possible.


UPDATE!

I am now able to record with hdmi in 1080i mode with no tearing if set canon Q menu to 1080 30p, and use FPS override to get 23.976

can someone else test with these settings and confirm?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: fkloskowski on July 23, 2014, 04:20:05 AM
I upgraded my 7D firmware to v2.05 before finding out Magic Lantern will not work with this version.  I understand I can downgrade to firmware version 2.03 but the problem is searches of this forum and the general internet turned up no firmware v2.03 file to downgrade with.  I did find this post further up in this thread:

Downgrade to firmware 2.0.3 and follow instructions on page one of this thread.
You will find links to older firmware here and other infos, too.

But the link does not lead to the instructions nor the v2.03 firmware?

Apparently Canon does not allow you to download old firmware as searches of their site turned up nothing.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 23, 2014, 05:13:30 AM
But the link does not lead to the instructions nor the v2.03 firmware?

http://pel.hu/getpage.php?pg=eoscard&ac=1
Download the file, expand content, copy content to a card, insert card, run Canon's firmware update.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Haruki on July 23, 2014, 09:45:41 AM
Hello everyone,

I have been happily testing ML nightly(from 18.07.2014) - Just updated from an old old TL-version.
So far everything seems to work just fine.  Thnx everyone btw for ML - its just awesome!
One problem though: I turned off my Camera last night with ~35% Battery left, only to find the Battery completely drained this morning.  :o
Never had this before. I will test it again today for confirmation. Is this common? Does anyone know what could be causing this?

cheers!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 23, 2014, 10:58:58 AM
Common it is but only if done wrong. Don't remove card before camera had the chance to shutdown properly.

If shutdown is done correctly but battery is draining: Please drop a line and the bug (if any) will be put down by the devs.
Further instructions after your tests.

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Haruki on July 23, 2014, 11:10:36 AM
thx for the reply.
Strange, i didnt remove the card (only for updating ML).
And when i do, i always wait several seconds after shutdown before removing the card.
But I will test further and report back.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: fkloskowski on July 23, 2014, 06:53:55 PM
http://pel.hu/getpage.php?pg=eoscard&ac=1
Download the file, expand content, copy content to a card, insert card, run Canon's firmware update.

Thanks Walter,

I was able to poke around the site at the URL you provided and find what I was looking for.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Babyayo on July 23, 2014, 08:33:40 PM
Has anyone tried the digital dolly feature? It doesn't seem to work. I turned on Digital Dolly, started the recording, and the joystick did not move the view. I tried this in crop mode.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Pelican on July 23, 2014, 09:17:36 PM
http://pel.hu/getpage.php?pg=eoscard&ac=1
Download the file, expand content, copy content to a card, insert card, run Canon's firmware update.
An easier to remember form: http://eoscard.pel.hu
(or http://pel.hu/eoscard)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Haruki on July 24, 2014, 11:42:21 AM
Just wanted to report back on my battery draining issue. Had a fully charged battery inserted over night and checked this morning. No battery draining whatsoever (at least for tonight), so everything seems to be okay for now.  :D Nervertheless I will be keeping an eye on it.

Another thing I noticed is, that sometimes (after some playing around with ML) the red LED keeps blinking (once every 4-5 sec). This does not happen always and I dont know whats causing this or whether its even supposed to be blinking. It stops when the camera is turned off and on again though. Anyone any ideas on this?

cheers!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on July 24, 2014, 12:25:49 PM
Just in case , i didn't have any issue with battery either.
although the usage of it is pretty high but considering how much it calculates everything it's pretty good.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on July 24, 2014, 06:52:53 PM
Something I always thought was strange is the LCD screen's backlight flashes for a second when I open the cf card door, even when power switch is set to off.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 24, 2014, 07:02:37 PM
Not happening here ...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: sysulfo on July 24, 2014, 09:01:43 PM
Hi!

Flashing LED happened to me as well but long after completion of file transfer from camera to PC
using Canon EOS Utility

ML Build: 08-MAY-2014

No errors after LED flashing, everything functions normally.

Have downloaded and installed ML build  22-JUL-2014 but can't verify if the behaviour is the same.

You guys are doing a great job with ML, really love the application.

Rgds.

>>> Ulf

Canon EOS 7D+BG-E7, EF-S 10-22, 18-200, EF 50/1.8, EF 70-300 IS USM, Speedlite 580 EX II
Previously (digital) EOS 50D, 400D
Previously (analog) Hasselblad 2000 FCW, Hasselblad SWC, Canon New F1, A1
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: C7D203 on July 25, 2014, 01:42:03 PM

Still trying to work my way around first installation.

I'm confused about this statement, taken from the 'install guide':

Quote
"For first install, use a simple SD/SDHC/CF card (32 GB or smaller). 64GB cards and larger will not work for first install (but you can use them with ML, see below)."

But someone in this thread told me that I don't need a smaller card (since I only have a 64gig card).

Is this true?
Have they changed it so that 64gig is ok too?


Also... seeing that I have a lot of "simple" questions I was wondering if someone will be willing to help me via PM (if that even exists here) or emails?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 25, 2014, 01:50:39 PM
First page of this thread contains everything you need to know about installation procedures for recent nightlies.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: C7D203 on July 25, 2014, 02:22:20 PM
I don't see where it addresses my question about a 64gig card.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 25, 2014, 02:30:34 PM
That's up to your logical conclusion.

If there isn't anything about card size found and I tell you all you have to know will be found there ...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: steezinstangl on July 25, 2014, 06:28:46 PM
what's up guys,

new to the forum, but long time reader.

I just wanted to comment on the battery drain a member above was talking about, i also had the battery drain. woke up the next morning after going to sleep knowing i had juice in my battery, and it was completely dead. I removed ML from my card, charged my battery and it is still full, (or what like 90 something % lol) after 3 days of sitting.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: jayzed on July 25, 2014, 07:20:53 PM
As I use the nightly builds I am in the habit of popping the battery out and in again if I'm not going to use the camera for a while to prevent the 'not shutting down fully, thus flattening the battery overnight' thing.

It's no big deal, I suspect certain combinations of parameters (IIRC, it tended to happen whenever I used 50p and FPS over-ride) get confused. I also recall that the indication this was happening was a lack of sensor cleaning cycle, although there are situations where this doesn't happen even if the camera does shut down completely - perhaps if it's been cleaned recently?

Anyway, the battery thing is just part of my workflow now. I suspect there are higher priorities for the devs, so after it's been reported, just don't worry about it.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 25, 2014, 07:31:29 PM
As of today the devs were not able to reproduce the issue.
No user having had this problem was able to reproduce it.

Your suspection is ... well ... not that well placed ...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Mare on July 25, 2014, 08:03:49 PM
Hi

After almost one month testing ML night test2_7_14 I have no issue with the battery drain, but I do have once lack of sensor cleaning cycle and improper shut down (on/off switch is not working). That bug I was not able to reproduce it  :).

Keep on rockin'
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: homeros on July 25, 2014, 11:06:28 PM
Hi everyone, I'm new in ML forum.

I mostly interested  with raw video capabilities of 7D. The think that I'm understand 7D's raw resolution limitation is all about bandwidth of cf cards and/or 7D's CF connection that does not allow more than 80 MB/s. And this is roughly (1728 x 972 px) x (14 bit) x (24 frame/s) continuous. And this equation is about 67-70 MB/s. Well, is this mean I can record continuous with 2048 x 820 px or something like 1990 x 845 px resolution (Almost same data rate but more close to 2K DCI standard) raw video with 7D?

P.S: I'm asking because I'm going to buy fast CF card if only this works.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: C7D203 on July 26, 2014, 05:48:40 PM
That's up to your logical conclusion.

If there isn't anything about card size found and I tell you all you have to know will be found there ...


Honestly, I don’t understand this sort of behaviour.
What purpose does it serve?

If you have some problem with my questions just don’t answer them but you constantly take time out of your day to reply with answers that don’t help, so what exactly is the point?

I have read the FAQs (which you told me to do on your first reply).
If the FAQs are incorrect then either change them or at least don’t tell me to read them if all they do is add confusion.

The 7D is not mentioned or addressed in the FAQs. Therefore, a fairly logical step forward will be to verify whether everything that is true for the rest of the cameras is true for the 7D.
I still have no answer to that question and seeing that ML is not 100% safe it’s not a baseless concern.

One person tells you that ‘X’ is fine while the FAQs says the opposite while someone else constantly directing you to places where while there is information it is not concrete.

I realise that for some people here who are either programmers or well informed with all things ML all my questions seem silly and they’ve seen them a thousand times before.
But honestly, wasting time on replies that don’t help and insulting my logic seems childish, futile and a waste of time not just for me but for anyone who’s going to read this thread now or in the future.


With all that said…
I’m very interested in ML but feel that I need more reassurances and more explanations and to be sure about each step.
I will still very much appreciate it if someone with experience and a pleasant demeanour will agree to help me either here – assuming I’m not going to be banned for doing nothing but asking questions, pleasantly, or via email at [email protected]

 
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 26, 2014, 05:57:35 PM
awgthtgtta?
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg121701#msg121701
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: homeros on July 26, 2014, 09:38:20 PM
awgthtgtta?
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg121701#msg121701

Ok, I missed that post. I checked raw capabilities document but I was not fully understand "no crop max resolution". I thought it was about bandwidth limitation. That answers my question. Thanks.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 26, 2014, 09:56:51 PM
I'm not sure if your question is answered because the post you just answered wasn't intended as an answer to your post.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Pelican on July 26, 2014, 10:31:33 PM
I'm not sure if your question is answered because the post you just answered wasn't intended as an answer to your post.
It means that your answers are universal. ;)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: homeros on July 27, 2014, 02:24:39 AM
I'm not sure if your question is answered because the post you just answered wasn't intended as an answer to your post.

Oww :) I thought it was for me. I noticed a line;

"You cannot shoot full-HD (1920x1080) RAW in non-crop mode, it's a limit of the way the sensor is read"

Then I remember that document. And I thought 7D allowing only 1726 lines vertical and 1156 lines horizontal most. Is it wrong? I mean can I record 2048x820 px continuous 24p in no crop at least in theory? Or these are the limitations, top limits?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 27, 2014, 02:37:36 AM
There are limits. As time of writing "uncropped" mode in 24p is limited to liveview's resolution.
Most recent development is "full resolution silent" mode but 24p is out of reach by far.

If you want Full-HD uncropped you may want try to upscale and decide if quality is sufficient for your needs.

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on July 27, 2014, 05:12:22 PM
I was looking at change logs and bumped into this "SRM memory: allow autofocus while allocated, but keep full shutter locked. Test on "don't click me"
i never found a useful explanation about this thing and i always taught maybe it's Voyeur Detector or something :D
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on July 27, 2014, 05:22:55 PM
Hint: go to the SRM memory thread and type "autofocus" in the search box ;)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on July 27, 2014, 06:28:17 PM
Hint: go to the SRM memory thread and type "autofocus" in the search box ;)
I did and i tried it though i have Big picture question here
The don't click me is freeing access to take pictures while recording and you're using the SRM memory solution to get this done?
i'm just a bit confused but it's nothing new since i heard about ML a year ago  :D
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on July 28, 2014, 04:00:46 AM
hey guys,

after an afternoon of more testing to find the best settings for use with hdmi monitor at 1080i, I am happy to report that there is no tearing or pink frames in the recorded image when I set region to PAL so that 1920 25p becomes available in the canon Q menu. Then use fps override method "exact" to get 23.976 

This is currently the only combination of settings that allows reliable performance with hdmi monitor on ML.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Wartburg-Entertainment on July 30, 2014, 06:35:26 AM
Hi there,

since the last builds (28-30.07) formatting does not work in the camera.
It will delete all files except the settings-folder.

greeting
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on July 30, 2014, 08:06:19 AM
Can you record a video of the camera screen, to show the problem?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: golem on July 30, 2014, 11:26:57 AM
since the last builds (28-30.07) formatting does not work in the camera.
It will delete all files except the settings-folder.

Hi,

same problem here with 60D - after formating, ML files are not written back to sdcard (only settings)

edit: looks like ML files are not copied before formating - sorry cant record a video

last working version is: 2014-07-25 00:15:34 +0200
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on July 30, 2014, 12:32:16 PM
Reproduced and solved.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: pSicadeLium on August 01, 2014, 08:30:23 PM
Hi guys,
first of all, thank you so much for all the features that Magic Lantern offer,
it's a few months that I'm using it, and always I found something new :)

This time I was trying the Digital Dolly feature,
but when I enable it ML seem to slow down, and the crop on live view it's "locked",
I can't switch from 5x to 10x, or viceversa,
and also the joystick is stuck in the live view, isn't impossible for me to move it, also if it is not in crop mode.
I need to switch off the live view end turn off the Digital dolly to "enable" the zoom and the joystick again.

Anyone have found this "issue"?

Thank you so much again,
Elia
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Nosajo on August 06, 2014, 04:02:27 PM
Hi all,

This is my first post so do forgive me if this is in the wrong place or suchlike......But i have an issue with the audio function settings on my 7D.

I have 2.0.3 on to which the ML version - nightly.2014jul307d203 - successfully installed, so far as i can tell.
Although, the options available to me on the audio page in ML seem somewhat lacking.

I have only these options visible:

Beep, test tones
MLV Sound

I have enabled all the audio modules as far as i can tell but no further options are readily available.

Any ideas....? Is there a later or stable version available. The link i see on ML itself are dated 2012 hence my using the nightly build.

I'm genuinely excited about the prospect of shooting RAW, but it'll only work for me if the sound works too.

Here's hoping.
Thanks
N

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on August 07, 2014, 05:42:07 AM
this is correct. To adjust your levels you have to enter the canon menu. The 7D nightlies do not have all the options for sound as the 5D or others. Since the preamps on all these cameras are garbage, most people just use internal sound for reference to sync with external recorder (myself included) so audio on the 7D works well enough for reference sound.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: iazz on August 07, 2014, 07:52:27 AM
Hi everyone,

I installed Nightly2014Aug02.7D203 successfully and played around with it.  I noticed that after removing the CF card and putting it back in, the camera won't start when setting the power button to ON.  I need to remove the battery to recover from that situation.  I couldn't find anything about this issue neither in the bug reports nor in this thread, hence this post.

Anyway, great thanks for the fantastic work!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: N/A on August 07, 2014, 11:26:58 AM
Hi everyone,

I installed Nightly2014Aug02.7D203 successfully and played around with it.  I noticed that after removing the CF card and putting it back in, the camera won't start when setting the power button to ON.  I need to remove the battery to recover from that situation.  I couldn't find anything about this issue neither in the bug reports nor in this thread, hence this post.

Anyway, great thanks for the fantastic work!
Try some nightly builds from earlier dates and see when that bug started, and if it happens with all of them there may be another problem.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: brihan on August 07, 2014, 01:40:51 PM
First time post. Hope it is ok to report bugs here.

I am using the 2014/July/19th Nightly build for the 7D. I have turned on "Movie Restart" in the Movie tweaks section. It works fine, but manually stopping the recording by pressing the record button isnt actually stopping recording. It seems the only way to stop the camera from continously recording is to go back into the Magic Lantern menu and toggle the "Movie Restart" setting again.

The user guide states that "Movie Restart" can be over-ridden by manually stopping recording, and this is the case with ML on my EOS-M.

Hope this gets fixed.
Thanks

Just want to bump this bug since nobody responded when I first reported it.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ansius on August 08, 2014, 12:05:18 AM
I can confirm the rec bug with magiclantern-Nightly.2014Aug07.7D203.zip build, did clean ML test (I did reset all the preferences to defaults) Movie restart triggers when start / stop button is pressed
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: homeros on August 10, 2014, 11:58:52 AM
Hi everyone,

I installed Nightly2014Aug02.7D203 successfully and played around with it.  I noticed that after removing the CF card and putting it back in, the camera won't start when setting the power button to ON.  I need to remove the battery to recover from that situation.  I couldn't find anything about this issue neither in the bug reports nor in this thread, hence this post.

Anyway, great thanks for the fantastic work!

After opening the card door, always wait for LED confirmation (or for 5 seconds) before removing the card!!! During that period, Canon firmware accesses the card without turning on the LED, and if you remove the card too early, the camera will freeze and will drain the battery. Exception: 550D users don't have to wait.

http://www.magiclantern.fm/install.html
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: pSicadeLium on August 13, 2014, 04:08:33 PM


Hi dpjpandone,
sorry for the late reply,
do you know more about the problem I've found?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Kim on August 14, 2014, 11:22:17 PM
Hi,
I have a simple problem. It might sound stupid but I really would appreciate your help. I am trying to make my first MLV Raw video. I use the 2014-08-08 build.
The Start/Stop button starts the recording but I can not stop it. I press it and again and nothing happens. I quit the video mode, the CF card LED remains red forever (I have a Lexar 32Gb 1066x).

Is there another way to stop recording? I don't know where to look. I searched the forum, google, youtube ... no one seem to have this issue. There is 360.1 MB for the MLV_REC.TMP file but nothing in the video folder. 

Thank you for your kind help.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: N/A on August 15, 2014, 12:18:33 AM
Kim, what are your settings? 24 or 30 fps? Audio on or off? Does the cam freeze up or continue to record indefinitely?  List your settings under the MLV menu too.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Kim on August 15, 2014, 12:31:18 AM
Thanks N/A for caring.

My settings:
On Canon menu video PAL 24 fps at the highest resolution.
On ML menu: Beep test on, SoundMLV audio on, Global draw on, Raw video MLV on at the resolution 1728x972, create directory is on. Everything else is off in other menus.

The screen is as if it still recording: it wrote prepare, then something about  creating the MLV_REC.TMP and then it seems like recording. Only the ML menu can be toggled on/off but I can not navigate in it. No other button is responding. That is a bit scary.

I tried changing a few things in the menus. This did not improve. Letting my camera record, as some point the LCD becomes black and the camera freezes.

May be I should try an older build? May be I am doing something wrong in the Canon menu? but, I have reproduced the problem five or six times. I am afraid now this will brick my camera.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Kim on August 15, 2014, 10:58:41 AM
I sometimes get a CRASH00.LOG created but it is empty so I can not find the issue.

If I put the Raw video "off", everything is ok. So the RAW video is not compatible with some other settings.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ocbarrio on August 15, 2014, 12:35:24 PM
Hi KIM!

Select 1280x720 in Canon menu, and test another MLV resolution. Compact Flash needs to write at 55MB/s for 1280x540, check it! Look at Tweaks on ML video menu, and deselect the infinite recording.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Kim on August 15, 2014, 12:55:32 PM
Hi Ocbarrio,

Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, it did not help stopping recording (or trying to record? because there is no recorded file, just an empty folder created).

I went to the ML menu, put MLV off but that did not help. When I exited the Movie mode by putting the camera in viewfinder mode, the LED became red and the top lcd was blinking "err". I got a CRASH00.LOG file with the content:

ASSERT: !IS_ERROR( TryPostEvent( this->hTaskClass, this, EV_RESET_PSAVE_LV, NULL, 0 ) )
at LVState.c:608, task ?
lv:1 mode:2


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2014Aug08.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : 3288e152d8ae (unified) tip
Built on 2014-08-08 11:47:40 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 255K + 2554K
 
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: N/A on August 15, 2014, 01:01:16 PM
Do you have both RAW and MLV loaded and turned on? Or just MLV? Having them both on will cause it to crash.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Kim on August 15, 2014, 01:08:10 PM
Only MLV.

The problem seems to be that no file is recorded. Using the .MOV video works well.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ocbarrio on August 15, 2014, 01:29:45 PM
Try another CF, even slower, make it bootable and copy files and test it. I heard some problems with some cards. And you can reset all settings from canon menu, and then begin all process.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Kim on August 15, 2014, 03:12:38 PM
Thanks Ocbarrio. It worked!!!!

I tried another card, and it worked for small size raw. Then, I reinstalled the files on the former card and it worked. At 1600x644 the "camera icon" is most of the time red, time to time it skips a frame. At  1728x694 the "camera icon" is always red and skips frames.

So, something was wrong with the files on the card when I installed ML.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: N/A on August 15, 2014, 03:19:51 PM
Awesome, now get a 1000x Lexar and give 2k raw a shot  ;)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Kim on August 15, 2014, 03:30:20 PM
This is a 1066x Lexar! I was on 50 fps. On 24 fps it starts red,  yellow and then a smiling green :)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ocbarrio on August 15, 2014, 03:54:31 PM
You´re welcome, Kim!

This is my first post here... :-)
I´m with ML less than a month... and I´m learning too...

So, Lexar 1066x is enough for 1600x644? My first thought was that 1066x should be enough for all sizes...

Why do you record 24fps? 50fps brings more definition on moving objects.. I always record on 720 50fps. If ML could record at 100fps...

Can you test your LEXAR to see the better size? with no skipped frames...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: pknight on August 15, 2014, 04:03:58 PM
Hello,

First, let me thank all of the developers and coders who have contributed to this project.  The features in this package are amazing.

I am a new user, with a problem that probably has a simple solution that I just haven't found.  That, or I have misunderstood how ML works.

I have downloaded  the nightly build for the 7D and have successfully installed ML on my camera.  I am able to adjust the settings and activate modules with no problems.  However, ML is only active when the boot card is in the camera.  If I put any other CF card in the camera, even without restarting the camera, ML no longer functions.  In fact, the firmware version displayed in the menu goes back to 2.0.3 and ML is not accessible, even though the camera has not been restarted and the "countdown" procedure to disable ML has not been carried out.  When I put the boot card back in, ML is fully functional, again without any restart of the camera.

My impression from several videos and the forums was that ML would remain active when starting the camera until the disable procedure was performed.  It would be odd, IMO, if you couldn't change CF cards while using ML, or if you had to have the ML files on every card you use.

Again, I suspect that I am overlooking something, or that perhaps it has been discussed by coders (which I am not) in such a way that it was over my head.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Stedda on August 15, 2014, 04:35:10 PM


My impression from several videos and the forums was that ML would remain active when starting the camera until the disable procedure was performed.  It would be odd, IMO, if you couldn't change CF cards while using ML, or if you had to have the ML files on every card you use.

I've never once seen or heard of anyone do this.

ML installs nothing to the camera. Only sets a flag telling the camera to look on the card for a file and run it. So you'd need the card with the bootflag set and ML files on it in the camera for ML to run. I can't understand why you'd pull a card out of the camera in use without shutting it down first or any plus side to doing it. In fact that would be a bad habit to get into while using ML.

ML is working the way it was intended. If you want other cards to run ML make them bootable and copy the ML files to them.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: pknight on August 15, 2014, 04:48:38 PM
Thanks!  Like I said, I suspected that I misunderstood how it works.  I was relying on one YouTube video that was apparently confusing to me.

BTW, I have been removing CF cards from Canon cameras while they are on for years (as when one fills up and is replaced by a blank one).  The cameras handle this with no problem.  Obviously, with ML it is a different story.

Thanks again.  You have been a great help.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on August 15, 2014, 05:33:15 PM
***Attention 7D HDMI USERS***

I am trying to fix the image tearing issue that is present when using HDMI monitor with 7D

I have made some very small changes (using different edmacs) and I am seeing a lot of improvement. Can the other 7D HDMI users please test this build and tell me your results:

http://www.filedropper.com/magiclantern-nightly2014aug157d203

Please Use all of the features you would normally and tell me if you experience any problems or instabilities that are not present in current nightly builds. The only thing that should be different is that tearing should NOT be present in the recorded raw video files. As long as these changes do not introduce any new problems I will will submit a pull request so we can have this change in the nightly builds.

Thanks!


PS. here is another build with audio controls enabled, as far as I know the only problem was with "wind filter" which is still disabled, so the rest of these should work fine, please test and report if any new instabilities are found: http://www.filedropper.com/magiclantern-nightly2014aug157d203audio

Just remember, You are using magic lantern at YOUR OWN RISK! and using builds from newbs like me presents a HIGHER RISK than usual........ but I have tested these builds on my own 7D with no problems so I'm sharing them here so they can be tested over a wider range of circumstances/use cases than my own settings.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Kim on August 15, 2014, 05:50:32 PM
@ ocbarrio: at 1536x618 50fps, it did not complain about skipping frames.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: N/A on August 15, 2014, 06:37:17 PM
Why do you record 24fps? 50fps brings more definition on moving objects.. I always record on 720 50fps. If ML could record at 100fps...

The line skipping/aliasing in 720p mode is horrible, you have to stretch out your dng's after recording to get them back to the proper aspect ratio. Also, movies are usually shot in 24p, and many digital filmmakers want to emulate the look of film as much as possible.

@dpjpandone, I'll test out the audio controls, thanks for the builds. Could you possibly make one with full res silent pics enabled? Would like to test that also.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ocbarrio on August 15, 2014, 07:17:01 PM
The line skipping/aliasing in 720p mode is horrible, you have to stretch out your dng's after recording to get them back to the proper aspect ratio. Also, movies are usually shot in 24p, and many digital filmmakers want to emulate the look of film as much as possible.

@dpjpandone, I'll test out the audio controls, thanks for the builds. Could you possibly make one with full res silent pics enabled? Would like to test that also.

Thank u! I´m new user and this is my first time with RAW video.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on August 16, 2014, 01:08:36 AM
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@dpjpandone, I'll test out the audio controls, thanks for the builds. Could you possibly make one with full res silent pics enabled? Would like to test that also.

I haven't looked at this feature yet, but I would definitely like to see it supported on 7D.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Keyo on August 17, 2014, 06:26:05 AM
Hello everyone. I am testing the latest build of ML (Aug 08). I have been testing out the different features and was wondering if it would be possible for me to utilize MagicZoom and the Digital Dolly at the same time. When I enable the Digital Dolly I loose the ablility to use the joystick to change the position of the focus box. How can I accomplish this? Thanks for this tool, and for the help.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Spooke on August 17, 2014, 05:23:00 PM
Could anyone confirm whether this card will work fine with ML RAW (I presume so but does anyone use one)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00J9OS7LW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=35UOQ14ORE0BO&coliid=IY6H88WGS9YVN&psc=1
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Sukram on August 17, 2014, 06:00:21 PM
@ dpjpandone: Thanks for the latest development! I´m using the audio-display of your latest build, it´s pretty amazing! Thank you for your work, that are great news! That´s what I wanted to have the last months ...

Now ... there is one last wish I have: Could it be made possible to send the audio levels over the USB that I can see it within DSLR-Controller from Chainfire? He told me, that the level has to be given out parallel to the other informations, maybe ML can fix this ... if you need testing, I´m here ;-)

Many greetinx,

Markus (from Germany)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: pknight on August 17, 2014, 06:12:56 PM
I am using the Aug 8 version, and working on understanding Auto ETTR.  I have it set to "Press SET" and a slowest shutter speed of 1/90 sec.  It routinely uses much slower shutter speeds.  I have not found any mention of situations in which the slowest shutter would be ignored, although clearly it can happen.  I suspect that the setting is interacting with another setting in a way that is not clear to me.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: DFM on August 17, 2014, 06:18:39 PM
Could anyone confirm whether this card will work...

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12630.0
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=11428.0

Short answer - in terms of speed, if you get a good copy it's OK. In terms of reliability, the 64gb version is much better. Unless a larger card is essential for longer recordings, a bunch of 64s is safer as if one dies you aren't totally USC. Eggs - basket - etc.

I'm running 64gb 1066x cards on 7D bodies without any problem, but realistically since the CF bus in the 7D isn't too hot, they benchmark the same as the 1000x.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Spooke on August 17, 2014, 07:17:47 PM
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12630.0
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=11428.0

Short answer - in terms of speed, if you get a good copy it's OK. In terms of reliability, the 64gb version is much better. Unless a larger card is essential for longer recordings, a bunch of 64s is safer as if one dies you aren't totally USC. Eggs - basket - etc.

I'm running 64gb 1066x cards on 7D bodies without any problem, but realistically since the CF bus in the 7D isn't too hot, they benchmark the same as the 1000x.

Great thank you! I don't really need 128GB at the moment, I've been surviving on my 650D with a 32GB Card although I can easily fill it 3x over.

Will go for the 64GB for better performance and cheaper cost :)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on August 18, 2014, 02:20:58 PM
@ dpjpandone: Thanks for the latest development! I´m using the audio-display of your latest build, it´s pretty amazing! Thank you for your work, that are great news! That´s what I wanted to have the last months ...

Now ... there is one last wish I have: Could it be made possible to send the audio levels over the USB that I can see it within DSLR-Controller from Chainfire? He told me, that the level has to be given out parallel to the other informations, maybe ML can fix this ... if you need testing, I´m here ;-)


Markus, I didn't have anything to do with getting audio working, (other than re-enabling it) I still haven't gotten a clear answer about why it was disabled, so if you can please test ALL the audio features and let us know if you experience any problems, that would be great. I submitted a pull-request to get it in nightly builds, so hopefully it will show up there soon.

audio levels over PTP/USB - don't know if it's possible, but you may want to make a thread in the "Feature Requests" section of the forum. Maybe a skilled coder who uses a different camera will see it there and take some interest. At this point I don't have the skillset to add new functionality like that, but if someone else gets it working, I can copy and paste it, HA! 

One thing you will have to explain is your use case, and a very compelling reason for why you need to see audio levels remotely, somebody will probably say "Just get an external audio recorder...."
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ansius on August 18, 2014, 03:12:54 PM
/off-topic ON

Sadly wit the most of such collaborative attempts, work is done on the fancy features, and not the ones mere users would really use. Yes I'm grateful that there are such breakthroughs like full res silent pictures, and if that gets developed enough - my camera would survive much more time lapses. Raw is grate, but recently having to do many promotional videos I have hit a frustration with the audio side on 7D, especially that audio monitoring works only while recording, and that you have to use canon's menu to set up gain. Nut much, but still frustrating, especially that ML came to being as a fix for 5Dmk2 audio problem fix, irony (for those who would say sarcasm - please go an check dictionary ;) I would, as many videographers using 7D would really appreciate somebody who is able (I have found me unable to learn C, DryOS and ARM) to fix this, really, especially because somewhat it was working in the first releases, but now is just simply stripped out.

/off-topic OFF
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Sukram on August 18, 2014, 04:39:42 PM
@dpjpandone: Thank you for your answer - I will continue testing ...

Concerning the audio via USB: Well, that´s a great wish for everybody, who is monitoring (field-monitoring) the DSLR Liveview to an external Monitor (Tablet)! The best App for this is at the moment "DSLRController" from Chainfire. And this app CAN display the audio levels for the 5dIII and ??? - but not the 7D - I dont´know why.

For your information: This is, what someone wrote to Chainfire in the xda-Forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=38278477&postcount=2310

Originally Posted by swaproot View Post
Hi, just a suggestion for future releases, would it be possible to monitor audio in video mode via headphones plugged into my android device? I know that with the right adapters and the AV (RCA) cable that Canon supplies with its cameras, you can actually monitor the audio in real time on some cameras such as the T2i or 60D, and since this cable plugs in directly into the mini USB, just like the OTG cable, I thought that it might not be that hard to get the audio from the camera

here are some links showing how it works:

youtube.com/watch?v=BnEtj5l3acs


youtube.com/watch?v=liR6GBc8Vus

His Answer: "As I understand it, the audio comes from special pins in the port, and is not actually transmitted using traditional USB to the client device. I have no personal experience with this, but I know at least one user was looking into making a splitter of some kind to separate the audio signal from the USB signal, and use both at the same time. There was some mention of Magic Lantern in that combination as well, possibly to force the camera to send out both signals at the same time (which I guess would normally be an either/or situation). I have no idea about the current status of this, though, or if it's even possible at all."

And at last MHO: Recording with an external recorder is no option, when it´s possible to do with the tethered tablet  ;)

Greetings,

Markus.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ACS1112 on August 18, 2014, 07:41:31 PM
Hi to all;

I'm new ( Just joined today ) been reading some posts for over a hr. already trying to find a link where to download the late's Magic Latern software for my 7D  F:2.03  because at the magic latern site, there's only downloads for all other canon cameras but the 7D.

Can anyone help with the link?

Thanks in advance to all, and i'm sure that I will be here almost every day from now and on, I'm glad to a part of such a great community.

Attn. Andre
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: jman on August 18, 2014, 07:48:35 PM
Hi to all;

I'm new ( Just joined today ) been reading some posts for over a hr. already trying to find a link where to download the late's Magic Latern software for my 7D  F:2.03  because at the magic latern site, there's only downloads for all other canon cameras but the 7D.

Can anyone help with the link?

Thanks in advance to all, and i'm sure that I will be here almost every day from now and on, I'm glad to a part of such a great community.

Attn. Andre


Here: http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ACS1112 on August 18, 2014, 08:13:16 PM
Thanks Jman, very well appreciated, will give it a try.

Attn; Andre
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ansius on August 18, 2014, 11:12:11 PM
as for the AV out of 7D and many other newer cameras with the USB type of plug, Canon just uses the free space in the USB plug to add some extra pins (compare that with other usb sockets) to facilitate the extra connections for analog video and sound, so in fact it has nothing to do with USB as such. It would be grate to have the analog way of monitoring sound live, because it is most convenient and rather lag free (almost). 7D is a bit trickier, because of the two processors and their relationship, and that is way beyond me to be able to fix. Other thing, 7D preamps are noisy, thus external preamps are must have for any serious work anyway.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: brisk on August 20, 2014, 04:52:26 AM
I need help here.

My 7D was at 1.2.2 firmware, so I followed online instructions to upgraded to 2.0.3.  Then I followed this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixlBsai0NDM to upgrade to ML-2.0.3 for 7D.  the problem is after update, I don't ML interface, instead I still see Canon menu and firmware version shows 2.0.3-ml-Nightly.2

So did I miss any steps?

thanks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 20, 2014, 05:09:10 AM
You missed reading the user guide.
Top of page -> User Guide -> User Guide
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: echopage on August 20, 2014, 09:32:26 PM
A question from newbie, before installing the Nightly build I have to cancel all settings? and if do not have to delete them, when I get back to the original firmware I find my settings or the camera returns to the factory settings?
Thanks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Spooke on August 21, 2014, 08:41:05 AM
Sorry for the novice question, can I install 2.0.3 and ML without a CF Reader? All through the inbuilt USB? I think I read no.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 21, 2014, 01:12:21 PM
http://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/products?model=fcr-hs3
< 20 Bucks
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: kiCKYou on August 21, 2014, 01:46:10 PM
Anyone else getting pink pixels in highlights when shooting 2.5k raw?

Crop Mode, 2496x1044 2.39:1, fps override 24 (actual fps 24.028), no sound, Global Draw off, extra hacks on. 8s - Pink pixels
Crop Mode, 2496x1044 2.39:1, no fps override, no sound, Global Draw off, extra hacks on. 5s - No pink pixels
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Spooke on August 21, 2014, 04:16:27 PM
http://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/products?model=fcr-hs3
< 20 Bucks

Thanks, I do have one but its quite old and slow. I have already ordered a USB 3 one delivery tomorrow - just wondered if I could do it all now. No problem!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on August 21, 2014, 04:25:33 PM
Crop Mode, 2496x1044 2.39:1, fps override 24 (actual fps 24.028), no sound, Global Draw off, extra hacks on. 8s - Pink pixels

Can you upload a DNG?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: kiCKYou on August 21, 2014, 06:37:29 PM
Can you upload a DNG?

Heh, looks like it's a problem with MLRawViewer...
When exporting to DNG sequence, pictures are fine, but when exporting to .MOV I get pink pixels. Also, a MLRawViewer itself is showing pink pixels in highlights.

You can find dng, mov and print screen here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6ipcrpsu1oa45cw/AACY-exAPgvHP28BgmXT2v85a


Edit: Disabling zebra stripes fixes the issue.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: obiyan19 on August 21, 2014, 07:31:00 PM
Here: http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/
[/quote]

i have 3  diferrent computers with windows xp pro, win 7, & win 8, and the folding menu dont work on both... so i think its not just me...


for the moment i download here https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/

but is it the same built on the first link ?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 21, 2014, 07:44:04 PM
On my computer https://builds.magiclantern.fm/# is working with IE11 (very much default installation) but fails to open dropdown menu with Firefox 31 ESR (with various blockers).

This is the download link found in http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#

https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/174/artifact/platform/7D.203/magiclantern-Nightly.2014Aug20.7D203.zip

This are the download links found in https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins
https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/platform/7D.203/magiclantern-Nightly.2014Aug20.7D203.zip
or
https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/174/artifact/platform/7D.203/magiclantern-Nightly.2014Aug20.7D203.zip




Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: mrtorrent on August 22, 2014, 06:10:45 AM
EDIT: Argh, I should have tried harder. Answers to both my questions, I think: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3072.msg126036#msg126036 Sorry for the unnecessary post.

I'm using a build from April (2014Apr06) which works well for me, but in every build I've tried since then up to and including the latest, tested today, enabling the "movie restart" option makes it impossible for me to stop recording - Magic Lantern just restarts it again, and continues to do so until I go into the menu, disable movie restart, and stop recording. Is anyone else experiencing this?

Also, is there a reason the audio options have been removed from the ML menu?

I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this. I'm not entirely clear where this discussion should be had, so if it should be somewhere else, just let me know and I'll move there.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Spooke on August 22, 2014, 02:15:53 PM
The movie restart is a known issue.

Could anyone tell me when processing 7D Raw, do I need to do any Chroma smooth? If someone could post a small tutorial on what they do that would be awesome!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Sukram on August 22, 2014, 04:06:54 PM
EDIT: Argh, I should have tried harder. Answers to both my questions, I think: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3072.msg126036#msg126036 Sorry for the unnecessary post.

I'm using a build from April (2014Apr06) which works well for me, but in every build I've tried since then up to and including the latest, tested today, enabling the "movie restart" option makes it impossible for me to stop recording - Magic Lantern just restarts it again, and continues to do so until I go into the menu, disable movie restart, and stop recording. Is anyone else experiencing this?

Also, is there a reason the audio options have been removed from the ML menu?

I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this. I'm not entirely clear where this discussion should be had, so if it should be somewhere else, just let me know and I'll move there.

Just have a look at #510 ;-)

Markus.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Spooke on August 22, 2014, 08:05:52 PM
I have installed Magic Lantern on my 7D 2.0.3, all is well. However I feel my AutoFocus isn't very sharp - I've read to remove the small 3V battery and leave it out for a minute and it should fix that.

My question is am I safe to do this with ML installed? I don't see why not but I don't want to break anything.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: pSicadeLium on August 23, 2014, 03:54:52 PM
Hello everyone. I am testing the latest build of ML (Aug 08). I have been testing out the different features and was wondering if it would be possible for me to utilize MagicZoom and the Digital Dolly at the same time. When I enable the Digital Dolly I loose the ablility to use the joystick to change the position of the focus box. How can I accomplish this? Thanks for this tool, and for the help.

Hi Keyo,
I've the same problem, also with "older" release, for now I haven't found a solution =/
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ShootMeAlready on August 23, 2014, 09:49:15 PM
Sorry I am looking at purchasing a 7D. I see that it does RAW in video quite nicely, but does it do dual iso yet?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Spooke on August 24, 2014, 10:49:32 AM
Sorry I am looking at purchasing a 7D. I see that it does RAW in video quite nicely, but does it do dual iso yet?

It does have Dual ISO. I've only just tested it on mine so I'm not sure whether they come out ok! Someone else will have to confirm.

Does anyone have tips for soft focus? On 2.0.5 it was sharp, now it seems to sometimes have soft focus - sometimes its fine.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: jman on August 24, 2014, 03:03:47 PM
Sorry I am looking at purchasing a 7D. I see that it does RAW in video quite nicely, but does it do dual iso yet?

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7553.0
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ShootMeAlready on August 24, 2014, 07:22:08 PM
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7553.0

The above link is about still photos.  I am trying to find about video with dual iso?.  I understand the 50D does not do video dual iso but was wondering about the 7d? 
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Stedda on August 24, 2014, 09:29:03 PM
The above link is about still photos.  I am trying to find about video with dual iso?.  I understand the 50D does not do video dual iso but was wondering about the 7d?

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=11108.0

https://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/features
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: ShootMeAlready on August 24, 2014, 10:25:58 PM
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=11108.0

https://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/features

Hi I looked at the forum rules and always try to adhere.  I looked at the features table even before I posted my initial question, but its not clear and misleading.  Firstly if I read that table it appears that for the 7D neither raw 1.0 record, or MLV raw is supported.  To someone who does not own a 7D and trying to determine in practical terms what that means would assume that it does not shoot raw video at all (raw 1.0 or MLV).  Well fortunately Ive looked at raw videos shot on Vimeo and realize that that's not the case.
So its clear as mud to me what raw it does? Ive asked alex if he could update a column on the table below, as a module being listed on the feature table does not clarify if both raw video and still still photo are supported.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgQ2MOkAZTFHdFFIcFp1d0R5TzVPTVJXOEVyUndteGc#gid=5 

Thanks for all help in advance.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Ottoga on August 25, 2014, 12:16:15 AM
Try the following link for an up to date list of supported features on the cameras supported by ML.


http://nanomad.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/features.html (http://nanomad.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/features.html)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Kim on August 26, 2014, 08:26:55 PM
Hi,
I tried to day the August 20 build and went back to August 08. With the "August 20 build ":
- I do not see neither the MLV record nor the MLV sound menu. I re-installed twice.
- It froze my camera on "sensor cleaning" at my last attempt.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 26, 2014, 08:36:34 PM
No problem here. Delete ML dir first before copying downloaded contents to card.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Kim on August 27, 2014, 01:14:14 AM
Thanks Walter. It works now. I had the autoexec of the previous version :-[ .
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: headroom on August 28, 2014, 01:15:53 PM
I am I in a deadlock,  can not pass the "sensorcleaning" wait for XX sec = nothing is blinking on the Red LED. Switched Firmware  back and forth with Canon 2.03 and 2.0. ML. Low level format different cards /nightly builds...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 28, 2014, 01:22:15 PM
Download Canon's firmware version 2.0.3 and install it. And if 2.0.3 is already installed: Do it anyway!
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=11108.msg107864#msg107864
Format card using a cardreader.
Then format card using your cam.
Follow linked instructions.
Post results.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: headroom on August 29, 2014, 11:44:32 AM
Still all troll deadlock maybe on the correct term ist is not installing ML
CF CARD KINGSTON 32 GB 133x
First Clean Canon 2.0.3 Firmware and then with MacBoot under Mountain Lion or Mavericks, download this zip file did only "Prepare card" without any checkbox klicked--  no Info wich box need to klick on for ML Firmwire installing.

Situation: Can only Remove the Booflag but not install ML to the Body loaded Canon batt grip removed door closed...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 29, 2014, 12:07:26 PM
Do as described (= Don't use MacBoot) and post results.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: headroom on August 29, 2014, 02:14:21 PM
Done this  bevore posting  the same situation...

The camera is dead,  two minutes ago format CF in camera but ML was still there swich on nada new charged Canon Orginal nada...

After cooling down a few minutes with no Bat it is alive trie again...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 29, 2014, 02:31:48 PM
Do as told, please.

Format card inside cardreader. Don't use FAT32.
Insert card into cam. Cam should startup now. Format card again inside your cam.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: headroom on August 29, 2014, 02:37:58 PM
I can ExFAT or Free Space,  Windows NT Tuxera on my Mac
TNX for thaaa Help

Made it flat with Freespace Format in Cam in cam but I did not se it on my desktop only in the Harddisk Utilty
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 29, 2014, 03:00:00 PM
Sorry, I'm not able to understand your post.
I have no idea if you're telling me your status or asking a question or or or.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: headroom on August 29, 2014, 03:22:49 PM
Hi...
I followed the instructions, 1. Format the card in  Computer, not FAT32 then 2. Format the Card in the Camera, 3. Copy ML Files into the card via Computer, put it back in cam und 4. Update ML Firmware in Camera

Now it made it so, but the is not showing on  the desktop after Step 1. + 2. it seems it is unformated
So I go to the Step 1 Card is  now on the Desktop copyed the ML Firmware into it.

4. Updated the Firmware In camera: Dialog Please switch Off your camera ( Bootflag installed) 

THEN Switched ON  Camera No ML Booting over over again...

I am in endless loop please can you help me
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 29, 2014, 03:29:22 PM
THEN Switched ON  Camera No ML Booting over over again...

I am in endless loop please can you help me

Please clarify:
Does the camera start or will the camera get stuck during startup?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: headroom on August 29, 2014, 03:37:44 PM
It is Starting  but still as a Canon EOS 7D :'(
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 29, 2014, 03:38:26 PM
Press trashcan button
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: headroom on August 29, 2014, 03:45:12 PM
Upps !!
tankyou! here we go now...
 :) or

not really put back the Batterie Grip Camera does  not Switching On

Put the Grip Off, Doors on 1 x Batt only,  back to Grip On,  an now it is working !

Hip Hip Hurra!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Track on September 01, 2014, 08:36:27 PM
Hi guys, I'm looking to install ML. Currently my 7d has 2.0.3 (from factory) but I just read here that I should reinstall it first...anyone have a link to it?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on September 01, 2014, 08:50:20 PM
You might want to read the first page of this thread ...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on September 02, 2014, 07:55:59 AM
Walter, lately I have watched you support several new users who can't figure out how to install magic lantern on their 7D. I just wanted to tell you that you are a really nice guy for doing this. You are very patient with everyone, even those who refuse to read or follow directions.  Thanks for being so kind and helpful to everyone here.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on September 02, 2014, 10:47:01 AM
"I sort of enjoy the fact that I'm misunderstood most of the time. That's fine."

Billie Joe Armstrong
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Trabimanuk on September 02, 2014, 10:53:18 AM
Hi,
first time posting.  I've got a 7D and I've heard that ML do a 7D version, but on the downloads page it doesn't have a version to download for the 7D - it only lists:
 5D Mark ii 2.1.2
 50D 1.0.9
 60D 1.1.1
 500D 1.1.1
 550D 1.0.9
 600D 1.0.2

Is there a version for the 7D, and if so, how do I get hold of it?

Many thanks  :)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on September 02, 2014, 10:55:44 AM
You might want to read the first page of this thread, too ...
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Trabimanuk on September 02, 2014, 11:07:44 AM
Hi,
thanks.  I wasn't sure if that was a "proper" build, as it wasn't on the downloads page.

I'll give it a go tonight.

Many thanks  :)
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on September 02, 2014, 11:14:21 AM
I wasn't sure if that was a "proper" build, as it wasn't on the downloads page.

Don't know what "proper" means to you. You will find some reading about "Nightly Builds" on ML's download page.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Lensmeister on September 02, 2014, 04:30:08 PM
Can someone tell/advise me if the 7D version of ML is likely to havethe feature of shooting at 50 ISO ?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Walter Schulz on September 02, 2014, 04:39:58 PM
Standard answer: Already there! Overexpose by 1 EV at ISO 100.
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=950.50
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: blackjack102 on September 03, 2014, 05:30:41 PM
I like to report about Aug 20 2014 version on 7D and went to an anime convention. I filmed at 1280x514, 16:6 and 60fps, and I was surprised the version can record in continue on my fastest card. However, I still get few corrupted pink frames. It is headache to look for the pink frames. When I worked with a cosplayer, I turned my camera on and adjust exposure and focus right way. Sometime, it crashed like won't allow me to start the record after the adjust. I had to turn off and turn on to record! I don't have time to reproduce the problem. I think it crashed because I did not let the camera to load magic lantern program first when I start work with my setting. I will look at it this weekend. Is there a program can detect a bad pink frame, remove it and rename whole image sequence?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Spooke on September 03, 2014, 09:20:36 PM
Anyone got any idea why after recording RAW I get BUSY shown on the screen and have to turn it off and on to take photos?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: 77cats on September 03, 2014, 10:57:29 PM
Hello guys,

I've tried to make a new card bootable but no matter what method used (in camera via firmware or via eoscard), it wouldn't work.

I thought it was a bargain because of the cheap price but it's finally a fake card: slow speed and the pictograms on the back are badly reproduced compared to the two other cards I have (the front is different too, like the fonts used).
You can see all this on that pic: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14585948/cf-lexar-test.png

Ok, I've got a *** card (I'll return it) but I don't understand why I couldn't get it to boot ML because the same tests with the Lexar 8GB 800X worked well. Do you think I might have done something wrong or is it just because it's a fake?
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: a1ex on September 04, 2014, 02:57:30 PM
Anyone got any idea why after recording RAW I get BUSY shown on the screen and have to turn it off and on to take photos?

Probably something wrong with the memory backend. Find a way to reproduce and submit a bug report.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Sourcenemy on September 04, 2014, 05:50:09 PM
Hi ppl fresh user here;) after ive been reading post after post after post..... here it seems i cant use the stable ML thats out for my 7D but i'll have to go with this awesome looking knightly build from amongst others A1ex... correct? my question is which rls is the most stable one if we dont look at the super RAW video part?
since i dont have any intrest in that, i just want a stable "bug free" rls with all the other gems ;)

Stay safe
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Spooke on September 04, 2014, 09:11:02 PM
Probably something wrong with the memory backend. Find a way to reproduce and submit a bug report.

The strange thing is I had the same issue with my 650D (only when recording with a 50mm f1.8 on that one though!).. Different cards.

I'll try and reproduce it and add it to the bug report.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Volta88 on September 07, 2014, 03:23:11 AM
Hi All,

Long time listener, first time caller. Just wanted to report some of my findings with y'all, that have very likely been touched on in other threads, but just to let y'all know. I'm running the 8-20 nightly on my 7D, with pretty good results. @dpjpandone - I've yet to DL and run some test shots with your build, but going to try and see I can do so once things slow down at work and I'll be sure to report back.

I finally gave up on the hope of using the RAW module for paid work after I kept having sporadic test shots with occasional corrupted pink frames, and the vertical lines issue also cropped up here and there. I've read that it's fixable with a little bit of coding and post, but with our workflow, we need to shoot, and be ready to deliver the following day, so no bueno for me.

For me, the working setup thus far has been using MLV, 1724x968 @ 23.976. I run a lilliput 663 on my glidecam, with a nyrius aeries pro sending video wirelessly to a marshall directors monitor. I shot a :30 a few days ago with these settings and every shot that came off the card looked great.

RE the HDMI out - I experience a lot of tearing when not using "Force VGA" option, which is why I'm itching to try dpjpandone's build. FWIW, I've also disabled global draw for good measure, which from my last batch of test shots didn't seem to have an effect either way. (wasn't using peaking or anything fancy, just histo and all the standard info like ISO, SS, aperture, etc.)

For me, initially, I had a ton of pink frames via RAW when i was doing my first tests on my sandisk extreme CFs, while I was waiting for my new card to arrive. I opted for this one, and have no complaints or issues thus far:
http://www.amazon.com/Lexar-Professional-1066x-CompactFlash-LCF128CRBNA1066/dp/B00IAYFDJG/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1410052349&sr=1-1&keywords=cf+card

For post, I run it all through the paid version of RAWMagic (heresy, I know. :/) It does a quick job of cranking it all out though, and working with the DNGs in premiere for a rough edit with scratch audio is a lifesaver.

Lastly, wanted to give a big "Thank you" to all the devs that have made this possible. I have been hating my canons for the last year or so, and couldn't wait to upgrade to something better. With Magic Lantern I feel like I've got a whole new camera now. Really top-notch, and really appreciate all of you!

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on September 07, 2014, 04:19:49 AM
Volta88:

I think we are actually very close to having the changes merged into main nightlies so you can use your external monitor at full resolution (no more force vga) I have had very good results recording up to 1728x864 with full hdmi output and no tearing with the build I posted. Sadly, this isn't quite 16x9, it's 2:1, but a huge improvement over previous results (which exhibited tearing at EVERY resolution) so you will still have to use force vga for 1728x968, but I'm reading everyone's notes and digging through the code every day to try to get the same performance with full 1080i hdmi out, as is possible with force vga (480p output)

Something I noticed is that one of the most resource hungry features is the raw histogram, (it makes the cpu load jump from 27% to almost double, and drastically reduce raw performance. Leaving global draw on seems to be fine, as long as I turn the histogram off when I'm using my monitor at full-res.

Solving this tearing issue completely, remains the highest priority for me because the 7D is still the only Super 35mm (aps-c) sensor camera (ml supported) that records reference sound and has a fast CF card, and this will likely be true for a while, so I really feel that it's a good investment for me and anyone else who wants to use Canon DLSR for serious cinematography.

I would love to see some of your work. I too work in video production for a living, in a fast turnaround environment. I shot the entire season of "Let's Go Youngstown" on aps-c canons (t2i, t3i, 7D) which you can watch here if you are interested:

http://www.dpvisualmedia.com/home/home-3/lets-go-youngstown

it's a television show that airs weekly on the CW in my city, it is broadcast in HD, and the IQ of these cameras is nothing short of amazing. Magic Lantern made it possible for me to leave my old boring job as a graphic designer and follow my dream to become a DP, and for that I am truly grateful!

Our intro for next season, and some of the segments will be shot in MLV RAW this year, and I'm really looking forward to sharing those with you after they air.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: Volta88 on September 07, 2014, 05:43:46 AM
Volta88:

I think we are actually very close to having the changes merged into main nightlies so you can use your external monitor at full resolution (no more force vga) I have had very good results recording up to 1728x864 with full hdmi output and no tearing with the build I posted. Sadly, this isn't quite 16x9, it's 2:1, but a huge improvement over previous results (which exhibited tearing at EVERY resolution) so you will still have to use force vga for 1728x968, but I'm reading everyone's notes and digging through the code every day to try to get the same performance with full 1080i hdmi out, as is possible with force vga (480p output)

Something I noticed is that one of the most resource hungry features is the raw histogram, (it makes the cpu load jump from 27% to almost double, and drastically reduce raw performance. Leaving global draw on seems to be fine, as long as I turn the histogram off when I'm using my monitor at full-res.

Solving this tearing issue completely, remains the highest priority for me because the 7D is still the only Super 35mm (aps-c) sensor camera (ml supported) that records reference sound and has a fast CF card, and this will likely be true for a while, so I really feel that it's a good investment for me and anyone else who wants to use Canon DLSR for serious cinematography.

I would love to see some of your work. I too work in video production for a living, in a fast turnaround environment. I shot the entire season of "Let's Go Youngstown" on aps-c canons (t2i, t3i, 7D) which you can watch here if you are interested:

http://www.dpvisualmedia.com/home/home-3/lets-go-youngstown

it's a television show that airs weekly on the CW in my city, it is broadcast in HD, and the IQ of these cameras is nothing short of amazing. Magic Lantern made it possible for me to leave my old boring job as a graphic designer and follow my dream to become a DP, and for that I am truly grateful!

Our intro for next season, and some of the segments will be shot in MLV RAW this year, and I'm really looking forward to sharing those with you after they air.


Well in that case, I'm a little bummed I missed out on the party to help test this out for yah! :) Eagerly looking forward to running it through the paces regardless of whether it appears in a nightly soon or if I use the build you posted previously. VGA out on the monitors isn't all that bad, and certainly sufferable IMO, but there's nothing like seeing a crisp HD image on the monitor. Even at 2:1, in a pinch a usable HD image is a good tradeoff for making sure my focus stays sharp when I'm wide open on a quick tracking shot. Appreciate all your hard work on this!

Also - appreciate the quick note on the histo - I had no idea it ran the CPU that hard, I'll be sure to keep that in mind next time I'm trying to keep my usage down.

Just checked out the link (and the whole site! :) you shared - great stuff, very solid edits, and nice color! I don't need to tell you this, but the color on any of the canons h264 image is just a pain to work with, so it's awesome to see folks that are able to push it far enough to achieve some really nice grades. (I know I never can, haha!)

IF you're interested, here's some of our stuff, a documentary we shot about a year ago, all on a 60D and a 7D with a gopro H2 for timelapses and the like:
http://youtu.be/DF_o_omA3l0

And an (old and in need of update) reel, again, shot on our 7D and 60D:
http://youtu.be/1s5u_oDVwDw

Sadly, no RAW footage to share just yet aside from test shots of my long-suffering wife and kids, but hoping to have some online soon after another round of shooting out in North Carolina this week! I shall report back with an update for y'all. In the meantime, I'm happy to make myself useful for anything you folks may need, no idea how to code, but have lots of gear I've accrued over the years and more than happy to configure it in any form or fashion to run some tests for the good of the order! :)

-Dan-


Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on September 07, 2014, 04:32:48 PM
Dan:

The intro for your gambling documentary is AWESOME! Lighting in the interviews looks great too. Love the timelapse sequences as well!

Your demo reel is... Phenomenal! I really love the coloring and all the slider shots, it's very well sequenced too, it shows that your company is capable of producing a broad range of content.

I'm really happy to have you on board, it will be great to have someone who is using the 7D often in a production environment to help with testing and feedback.

if you have time, and want to help, please test this build: http://www.filedropper.com/magiclantern-nightly2014sep077d203

please provide your feedback regarding HDMI performance here:

https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/pull-request/589/use-faster-edmacs-to-fix-tearing-on-7d/diff

and feedback regarding audio controls here:

https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/pull-request/586/audio-controls-are-working-on-7d-wind/diff

Thanks!
 
~Jon

Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: N/A on September 07, 2014, 06:44:06 PM
dpjpandone,  I have a FANTASTIC opportunity to shoot a campaign video for a man running for US Congress in two weeks, so of course I'll be using 7d MLV with sound to shoot it. I'll probably be using your build with audio options if they're not in the nightly by then. Do you have a build of the latest nightly with audio options and anything else that needs testing? Thanks, man!
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: dpjpandone on September 07, 2014, 08:13:26 PM
the one in the post above is latest nightly with audio controls enabled, and faster edmacs. It's a good idea to do some camera tests before your important production.
Title: Re: Magic Lantern for 7D 2.0.3
Post by: N/A on September 07, 2014, 10:11:38 PM
Cool, thanks. Don't worry, I've been testing since M0000001.RAW  ;)
Title: magic lantern on Canon 7D
Post by: Lomazzo on September 09, 2014, 12:32:57 PM
hi!
i'd like to install magic lantern on my canon 7d, but i've noticed in "downloads" section that 7d is not indicated in cameras supported by latest stable release 2.3
how can i do to get magic lantern on my poor 7d?
thankssss
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on September 09, 2014, 12:36:44 PM
First post of this very thread ...
Title: Headphone monitoring
Post by: jessdev on September 10, 2014, 05:56:55 AM
Hello all,
I've noticed way earlier on in this thread, there's talk of headphone monitoring on the 7D, and it seems a few people have been able to do so either using the t2i special cable (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/765530-REG/Sescom_DSLR_550D_HOCF_DSLR_550D_HOCF_AV_Out_Headphone.html) or the Canon mini USB to RCA cable with stereo adapter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liR6GBc8Vus)

I've just upgraded from a t2i, I've been using the Canon mini usb/RCA/stereo adapter hack on the t2i and it works fine, but on my new 7D it doesnt work and causes the screen to go blank. 

Is this still a known issue?  I'm using the latest nightly build "magiclantern-Nightly.2014Sep01.7D203" 

Thanks!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Sukram on September 10, 2014, 07:53:46 PM
+1

Also want to have audio out over USB to have control in the android-app dslr-controller ... (im)possible? Got still no answer ...

Markus.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dpjpandone on September 11, 2014, 03:52:46 PM
jessdev:
Audio controls are not in nightly builds for 7D (yet). And When they are, headphones will still be disabled (for a while). You might find them working in the alpha build (that eoscard downloads automagically) but you have to enable headphone monitoring in the menu, then plug/unplug a few times to get your screen back on.... and if you can't figure it out, you will likely have a hard time getting support for such an old build, you'll also be missing a lot of improvements that happened since then...

Short answer: Your best bet is to pick up an external audio recorder, or a preamp that has a headphone out (the preamps in these cameras suck pretty hard anyways)

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Sukram on September 11, 2014, 05:47:42 PM
We are filming with external Microphone pluged to the cam, BUT my thing is, that I can SEE the audio-level in dslr-controller, because we film a lot tethered (1m to 5m distance to the cam), it is ugly for us, to walk to the cam, to see the levels ... it would be a very big improvement to have them displayed in the app ;)

Greetings,

Markus.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dpjpandone on September 13, 2014, 06:24:21 PM
Markus,

 I understand your use-case, I'm suggesting you use an external recorder (which will greatly improve your sound quality) and you can keep it right next to your tablet so you don't have to "walk to the cam, to see the levels"

I think for the most part, the tethered tablet apps have the same functionality as canon eos utility. Can you monitor the audio levels in canon eos utility? If not, then it's probably not possible.

If you want to get a definitive answer without waiting for someone else to take interest/initiative in your requested feature, you should research "PTP protocol" then look into how ML handles audio levels, and see if there is a way to pass the value that corresponds to audio level, over PTP, after you do that, you'll have to work with the developer of DSLR controller to get these values interpreted on the other end.  A good question to ask might be: "Can the values that correspond to audio levels be passed over PTP?"

It will probably take much less effort to acquire an external audio recorder and integrate that into your workflow. I'm not trying to kill your dreams of audio levels on DSLR controller...I'm just suggesting a solution that will work TODAY... rather than waiting with fingers crossed for several people to spend their time developing a solution for your unique case.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: The Director on September 15, 2014, 04:51:17 PM
What about ML on 7D mark II?))

"Canon EOS 7D MKII: AF and Processor
There are a bunch of very important changes underneath the hood, though. The Canon EOS 7D MKII uses two DIGIC 6 processors rather than just the one, giving it simply excellent shooting speeds.

You can shoot in full resolution at 10fps. That’s 4fps faster than the Canon 5D MKIII and 3fps faster than the Canon 70D – extremely fast.

If you shoot in RAW you’ll be able to shoot up to 31 photos before the buffer is filled, but with JPEG shooting you’ll be able to carry on continuously. It helps to explain some of the Canon EOS 7D MKII’s price, which feels quite high for an APS-C model when cameras like the Sony Alpha A7 are bringing full-frame sensors to smaller frames and prices. "
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KevinG on September 15, 2014, 10:49:45 PM
Hey guys,

Does anybody have any RAW video footage from the 7D that I can get my hands on?

I'd like to do some tests with it before I try it out on my camera.

Thanks!
Title: Canon 7D / no audio
Post by: Gwarf on September 19, 2014, 01:25:17 AM
Hi everybody, i'm new here   ;D
i try to understand why there's no stable version of ML for 7D and why audio doesn't exist.
I install ML today from the link at the begining of this post, do you know if this is the latest nightly build ?

Thank you
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: vincentparker on September 19, 2014, 06:58:51 AM
Does anybody have any RAW video footage from the 7D that I can get my hands on?

Do a search of the forums for raw2cdng when they were developing that they shared some raw files to test the software and posted the download links here.

Hi everybody, i'm new here   ;D
i try to understand why there's no stable version of ML for 7D and why audio doesn't exist.
I install ML today from the link at the begining of this post, do you know if this is the latest nightly build ?

The latest build is always shown first. There is no stable version because that takes time, Money and skilled developers. You can help accelerate progress by testing, providing feedback and donating.

I'm not sure what you mean by audio doesn't exist, so can't help you there.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: walter_schulz on September 19, 2014, 07:28:12 AM
In my not so humble opinion the effect of donations on getting closer to a stable version is vastly overrated.

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: vincentparker on September 20, 2014, 06:25:09 AM
In my not so humble opinion the effect of donations on getting closer to a stable version is vastly overrated.
 


Probably true,  although it does help a little. No one like to work for free.. If I had more time, I would jump on trying to develop myself.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: John Lyons on September 20, 2014, 06:59:01 AM
I have just installed the latest nightly build and I only get the Beep/Test tones option in the audio menu as well.
What and I missing? Are all the files included here (magiclantern-Nightly.2014Sep12.7D203.zip) or
do I need to combine files from somewhere else?

Thanks

John
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Stedda on September 20, 2014, 02:48:39 PM
Read through the thread from the beginning, audio controls are not available.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on September 21, 2014, 02:42:08 AM
I feel like the 7d has so much possibility for more Raw features, and more tools in general. I'm extremely hopeful that the developers don't let the recent controversy discourage them from continuing to develop ML for our dear 7d's.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: PanzerMamba on September 21, 2014, 03:39:59 PM
Is finally a possibility to record raw video on 7D without any crop? Becouse on yt or viemo a have found videos only recorderd with crop (x3 or x5).
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: walter_schulz on September 21, 2014, 03:50:32 PM
Native RAW video resolution for 7D is 1728x1156. See
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=6215.0
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on September 27, 2014, 08:16:44 AM
There's a new update for 7D apparently , could someone explain about audio controls , the change log is another language for me :D
https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/changes
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dpjpandone on September 27, 2014, 08:54:25 AM
just install it and page over to the audio menu to see these features.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: vyskocil on September 27, 2014, 03:10:47 PM
With the latest sources I could record about 1 mn 40s (2423 frames) of full HD raw video at [email protected] (FPS override) in 5x crop mode with Canon Liveview, sound and global draw ON with Zebras and Focus Peak !
I think this is outstanding, a great achievement :-)
My CF is a Komputer Bay 64GB 1000x.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dlrpgmsvc on September 27, 2014, 03:27:59 PM
With the latest sources I could record about 1 mn 40s (2423 frames) of full HD raw video at [email protected] (FPS override) in 5x crop mode with Canon Liveview, sound and global draw ON with Zebras and Focus Peak !
I think this is outstanding, a great achievement :-)
My CF is a Komputer Bay 64GB 1000x.
Wow! Magic or tragic lantern? Can you give us the download link? Many thanks!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: vyskocil on September 27, 2014, 03:43:36 PM
Wow! Magic or tragic lantern? Can you give us the download link? Many thanks!

Magic Lantern of course ! I built it from source but I suppose that nighty build should be up to date now.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: 1% on September 27, 2014, 04:38:34 PM
GD :off 23.976
2:00 MLV/Snd
2:40 MLV
4:09 Raw Rec

Both versions should have identical speeds with SRM and the same edmacs being used.

There are questions on 7D concerning edmac flags, break after xGB (this went away and returned), some irregularity in write speed on mlv, not present in raw_rec. Finally looks like we're approaching 50D continuous recording.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danne on September 27, 2014, 04:50:23 PM
A sidequestion. 1percent. Are you saying mlv and rawrec should get the same rec speeds now under same settings?
I still get longer recordings with rawrec than with mlv with my 5d mark 3.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: 1% on September 27, 2014, 05:04:27 PM
no, magic/tragic record times should be the same on 7D.

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danne on September 27, 2014, 05:07:46 PM
Ok, thanks
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: thefrost on September 28, 2014, 12:21:38 PM
I'm trying to catch up with the 7D developments. What seems like  ages ago, I installed the 2nd alpha release. I liked the fact that everything was only temporary. Is such a setup with the latest version possible too?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on September 28, 2014, 12:43:49 PM
With "temporary" you mean that ML won't be loaded at startup? No bootflag and ML has to be reloaded each time your cam is turned off?
If that's what you want: No, this one has gone for good.

I don't see exactly which problem this makes apart from slower reaction time at startup and leaving sleep modus.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: javyelow on September 28, 2014, 01:31:55 PM
Very nice version!! thanks a lot!

a litle bit sad because i read dual iso in video is impossible in 7d :-( is that right?

what is the future of raw video? what features you will improve??

thanks a lot for your work, thanks thanks thanks
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dpjpandone on September 28, 2014, 03:12:02 PM
I'm trying to catch up with the 7D developments. What seems like  ages ago, I installed the 2nd alpha release. I liked the fact that everything was only temporary. Is such a setup with the latest version possible too?


What walter is saying is that you no longer have to install ML every time you start the camera (and this is a good thing!)
If you want to disable ML, hold Q or Set when you turn the camera on.


Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on September 28, 2014, 03:15:15 PM
Won't get rid of delay during startup/recovering from sleep, though.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on September 30, 2014, 10:56:18 PM
Won't get rid of delay during startup/recovering from sleep, though.
It's a bit annoying , although i did not miss a shot from it but still takes about 3 seconds to run up.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: javyelow on October 02, 2014, 12:29:35 AM
Hi!

i notice now we can not use frames override in hs264 mode,

why?

i thinks is very usefull to quickly video timelapses

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dpjpandone on October 03, 2014, 02:19:26 AM
camera locks up or crashes when fps override is used on h264 therefore disabled
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: mucher on October 03, 2014, 08:45:48 AM
I haven't been following for a while, so it might be a huge task to follow up. May someone spare a second to kindly tell me if that 1/3 stop reduction in highlight register trick in 7D been solved (I forgot what it was called)?

Oh,  correct. I found it here:
http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/features
EXPO_ISO_DIGIC is called, isn't it? Unsolved.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: a1ex on October 03, 2014, 09:03:25 AM
EXPO_ISO_DIGIC is an old ISO tweak for H.264.

The new one will be a module, so it will appear at the top of the list.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: darkcarthage on October 03, 2014, 07:51:23 PM
So i'm a noob at this but have a few questions.

Installing ML is easy as - formatting CF card, placing the ML zip file inside root of CF card and running "firmware update" through canon's firmware?

Also ML is installed to the CF card, meaning if i insert another CF card, will canon's firmware bootup?

Uninstalling is as easy as running "firmware update" from ML?

Would i need a CF card reader or the usb cable -> 7d will suffice?

Thankyou.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 03, 2014, 08:02:40 PM
You need a cardreader. I recommend Kingston FCR-HS3.
All other questions are covered in FAQ, user guide and first post of this thread.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: darkcarthage on October 04, 2014, 11:45:29 AM
I got a card reader, but the first page has no mention of making the card "bootable" via EOSCARD.

Edit : The EOS card method is to avoid the firmware update method, got it :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: darkcarthage on October 04, 2014, 02:37:30 PM
So, i followed the instructions, when it said restart the camera, I turned it off then on.

Nothing changed, the canon menu shows up. Just the firmware now reads 2.0.3 ml - off

Did i do something wrong?

Edit: Got it working by a restart :p
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: tonybeccar on October 05, 2014, 11:46:05 PM
Hi all!

I've been losing track on the Raw status on the 7D... can somebody that has been using it tell me a stable version for it?

I tried a couple last week but during shooting I got several errors and skipped frames on a KP 64GB 1066x, weird right? 30% idle the buffer said.

Thanks a bunch!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arrinkiiii on October 06, 2014, 11:43:13 AM
i think  1066x cards are more slow then 1000x
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on October 06, 2014, 03:09:50 PM
Ironically with this last version i could get a clear shot for 10seconds w/o a single skipped frame on full resolution with a 8GB Sandisk 50mb/s.
Really amazing!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: tonybeccar on October 09, 2014, 05:29:33 AM
Thanks for your answers!

Anyone using it on a regular basis? A version number? Tragic lantern or magic lantern?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on October 09, 2014, 06:02:30 AM
Tony, the latest magic lantern for 7D has been working fine for me. It is also faster than most older versions, thanks to some recent improvements.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: b4vendetta on October 09, 2014, 09:56:06 PM
This is a first post for me and I curious how stable the current version of ML for my 7D will be. Will it brick my camera or will my raw footage be 90% corrupt frames?

I'm not a noob to shooting just a noob to ML.

Any feedback helps.

thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on October 09, 2014, 10:10:24 PM
This is a first post for me and I curious how stable the current version of ML for my 7D will be. Will it brick my camera or will my raw footage be 90% corrupt frames?

I'm not a noob to shooting just a noob to ML.

Any feedback helps.

thanks.
Take the time to read through this thread and many others and you'll quickly realize that the ML devs go to great lengths to avoid putting out code that will brick your camera or ruin your footage. I've shot dozens of commercials, music and promotional videos, even campaign ads with ML on the 7d and T3i over the past few years and have yet to experience any major issues.
As long as your reading comprehension and direction following skills are up to par, you and your camera will be fine, and better off with ML installed, imho.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: tonybeccar on October 10, 2014, 04:13:14 AM
Quote
I've shot dozens of commercials, music and promotional videos, even campaign ads with ML on the 7d and T3i over the past few years

Wow... would love to see some of your work with the 7D! Is it online? :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on October 10, 2014, 04:20:32 AM
Check the "Share your Videos" section, just posted one.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: tonybeccar on October 10, 2014, 04:31:48 AM
Wow it looks really good!! Congrats!! Any advice on shooting crop mode on the 7D? I mean, the preview it's awful! hehe. Also, th versions that I use only let me chose until 2046 res horizontal i think, and the 25xx it's not available. Do you know something about that?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on October 10, 2014, 02:57:29 PM
Thanks, the uncompressed version is MUCH better looking, though. I submitted a feature request to have the ML preview display on half shutter while in Canon preview crop mode, but I'm not sure if its possible.
Depends on what you're framing, I find that if I keep the person's face framed in the upper right or left corner, it's almost always properly framed. Choose 2560x1200, or whatever max rez is, and it limits the rez to 2496x whatever height you pick
Title: Re: Canon 7D and motion sensor
Post by: vermenton on October 12, 2014, 05:17:07 AM
is there a possibility by upgrading to Magiclantern , I could attached the canon 7d to a motion sensor to shoot video when the trigger is activated.

Denis
Title: 3d for features porting
Post by: dlrpgmsvc on October 12, 2014, 04:14:28 PM
Where I can open a technical topic on a specific 7D porting feature (for example dual_iso for video) where to discuss and share programming results until the goal is reached ?
Many thanks !
Title: Absolute NOOB - 7D
Post by: Ari747 on October 12, 2014, 10:51:59 PM
Oh wise ones!

I had just THREE questions:
a) Is there a stable release or any other nightly build with reasonable success for 7d that i can try (First timer!!). Can i run it with the latest firmware 2.0.5?
b) Once we have the ML on the CF card and run it, is removing ML as simple as removing that memory card and putting in a new memory card into the camera? Does it affect the baseline functionality (if the ML is running alongside only from the card).
c) Related to Question b) --> If ML runs only from the Memory card and if we dont switch off between installs, remove memory card when the red light is still flashing (or) run out of battery mid-way etc (or) dont do anything stupid which is a combination of these 3.....is there a real chance to BRICK the device?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 12, 2014, 11:04:51 PM
Nightly Builds only.
Rest of a) and b) is answered in first post of this thread or FAQ/User Guide.
Remark to b): There will be a delay (<2 sec) during camera startup and wake from powersave mode even if a card is not enabled to run ML.

Number of bricked 7Ds by nightly builds (outside devs dungeon) = Zero (known to me).
And of course there is a chance because it is absolutely impossible to exclude such failures.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: jman on October 13, 2014, 05:21:39 PM
Can someone P L E A S E tell me why I can't shoot more than one dual iso photo. What happens is that I shoot a pic. When I review it, it has the dual scan lines. Then I try to shoot the next pic and no scan lines. W H A T do I have to do to reset this or what am I doing wrong??? Cheers !!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 13, 2014, 05:31:09 PM
Expo -> Dual ISO -> Alternate frames only
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dlrpgmsvc on October 13, 2014, 05:36:46 PM
Up...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: jman on October 13, 2014, 05:54:20 PM
Can someone P L E A S E tell me why I can't shoot more than one dual iso photo. What happens is that I shoot a pic. When I review it, it has the dual scan lines. Then I try to shoot the next pic and no scan lines. W H A T do I have to do to reset this or what am I doing wrong??? Cheers !!


Thanks Walter.....Expo -> Dual ISO -> Alternate frames only

I took pics without alt frames only. When I turn the camera on and take a pic it has both scan lines.  I really don't want to take 2 pics of the same subject with alt frames. I find that I have to turn the camera off and on between each shot if I do not use Alternate frames only. I was wondering why there is no reset type of thing. Anyway the single pics process fine in cr2hdr.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 13, 2014, 06:12:15 PM
(http://a05.imageupper.com/1_t/8/Q14132162721168006_1.jpg) (http://imageupper.com/i/?A0500010080011Q14132162721168006)
Do you use this setting or not?

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: jman on October 13, 2014, 06:29:08 PM
Hey Walter... I used with the setting OFF. Works fine for the first pic. Then I have to turn the camera off and on to reset. Strange.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: pstutter on October 14, 2014, 03:45:25 AM
Hello everyone.

I just downloaded the current nightly, I've haven't gotten a new version since TL was banned, so I've been out of the game for a while. Everything was going swimmingly until I switched to crop mode to try some 1080. First shot went good. Tried a second shot and got a crash. Rebooted, tried again and got a crash and error 70. I'm posting the logs (hope I do it right)

Code: [Select]
ASSERT: !IS_ERROR( TryPostEvent( this->hTaskClass, this, EV_VD_INTR_LV, NULL, 0 ) )
at LVState.c:485, task ?
lv:1 mode:3


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2014Oct08.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : a27e3b9df491 (unified) tip
Built on 2014-10-07 22:30:35 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 196K + 2639K

Code: [Select]
ASSERT: !IS_ERROR( TryPostEvent( this->hTaskClass, this, EV_RESET_PSAVE_LV, NULL, 0 ) )
at LVState.c:608, task ?
lv:1 mode:3


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2014Oct08.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : a27e3b9df491 (unified) tip
Built on 2014-10-07 22:30:35 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 196K + 2635K

Code: [Select]
ASSERT: !IS_ERROR(err)
at LiveView.c:2357, task shoot_task
lv:0 mode:3


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2014Oct08.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : a27e3b9df491 (unified) tip
Built on 2014-10-07 22:30:35 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 220K + 2780K

Code: [Select]
ASSERT: !IS_ERROR( TryPostEvent( this->hTaskClass, this, EV_RESET_PSAVE_LV, NULL, 0 ) )
at LVState.c:608, task ?
lv:0 mode:3


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2014Oct08.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : a27e3b9df491 (unified) tip
Built on 2014-10-07 22:30:35 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 219K + 2776K

I haven't used ML lantern much in a while so I'm not up to date with all thats happened lately. Can anyone sort out whats happening to my camera?

Thanks
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: RPABSTCO on October 15, 2014, 12:14:37 AM
What's the latest on Magic Lantern for the 7D?  I can't find any recent posts on the subject.  Is the current "nightly build" solid? I just picked up a used 7D to go with my 60D and 5DII.  Love ML on the other cameras.  Hope it works as well on the 7D
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Ottoga on October 15, 2014, 02:39:52 AM
Whilst I don't use all of the features of ML, for those that I do, I've found it to be very stable.

Cheers... Otto
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Joper on October 20, 2014, 12:28:20 AM
Hello!
I'm new ;-).
I started using ML mainly for the higher quality movie features - i had the time to get into it, but i came up with some problems and i'm not shure if it's me or magic lantern.
I'm using the latest nightly build form the 8. October

There are some issues, but i think probably half of them can be solved with this one:
My raw video is significantly darker than H264 or a jpeg shot with the same settings - the live Fiew is matching the jpeg/h264.
With mlv_rec: Superdark, additionally the camera doesn't save the raw correction data, i have to adjust everying afterwards from zero.
with raw_rec: Still to dark, but it saves all the raw information and looks a little bit lighter - even if it's still useless.

Is there a way to fix this through make the right settings? I have to make some really strong correction, and it looks crappy before it get's back to a comparable value.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmilligan on October 20, 2014, 01:52:12 PM
You have to be more specific and you should post some examples (like a DNG from the raw video and a frame from the h.264).

significantly darker ... Superdark ... Still to dark
By how much, exactly?

I have to make some really strong correction
What kind of "correction"?

it looks crappy
How so (post example)?

What's your post processing workflow?

What settings were you using?

the live Fiew is matching the jpeg/h264.
You should not be using the screen to judge correct exposure for raw video (since the image on the screen does not and cannot reflect what is truly in the raw data), instead you must rely on the raw exposure aids (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12096.0) (like: histogram, zebras, spotmeter) or use AutoETTR (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5200.0)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Joper on October 21, 2014, 12:01:10 AM
I reinstalled Magic Lantern and changed a few settings (i deactivated the custom setting for 1/3 ISO stops), since the i didn't had the error anymore, everything looks fine - but i'll keep the final word to the long term study, looking forward to it. :-)

Anyway, where here to make ML better, so here's the more precise description:

By dark i mean that the basic color of the raw image was black with a normal exposure (EV±0). I was able to push it so i can see some details, but from black as a base instead of a normal exposed picture. I think the difference between the raw_rec and mlv_rec came through the (from camera) uncorrected raw data i had for the mlv-dngs (corrected in adobe raw, either in photoshop or after effects) while the raw-dngs kept the cameras information.

I photographed in M mode, my exposure was always based on the informations ML gave me on the screen/in the settings. I used the histogram for comparison with raw, but it didn't help with the buggy raw movie files.
Ah, my raw movie workflow: i used the mlvtodng script /rawtodng application on mac os x, imported the dngs to Adobe After Affects (as said adobe raw for correction) and exported the data as Prores 4:2:2

I'll try to recreate the error in the next time to possibly understand moe of it and get some example data.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on October 23, 2014, 12:25:55 PM
I'm having a problem recently which i don't know the cause but it's making my 7D to a 3-4 Fps camera.
even though i'm putting the camera on High Continuous , it's really slow.
only though that came to mine was the buffer being nearly full all the time.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 23, 2014, 12:49:59 PM
First: Is it ML related? Start with SET button pressed and try again.
Result?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on October 25, 2014, 01:28:26 PM
First: Is it ML related? Start with SET button pressed and try again.
Result?
That's the problem , i tried it w/o and with.
sometimes it's fine and sometimes it's not.

Is there a way i could reset the whole thing (ML and 7D together)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 25, 2014, 01:38:06 PM
If you start up with SET pressed: Is the fps thing occuring or not?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ansius on October 25, 2014, 01:44:02 PM
I have noticed that if ETTR module is loaded and you have forgotten and left it on, that might happen. so make sure that modules are off and do you have the problem. also if you debug change only one setting until you catch the error, otherwise it is hard to find what is to be the fault.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 25, 2014, 01:48:56 PM
That's why I asked him to start with SET button pressed.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on October 25, 2014, 06:08:11 PM
If you start up with SET pressed: Is the fps thing occuring or not?
basically what i said , even without ML running the problem stays better say sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't.

I have noticed that if ETTR module is loaded and you have forgotten and left it on, that might happen. so make sure that modules are off and do you have the problem. also if you debug change only one setting until you catch the error, otherwise it is hard to find what is to be the fault.
Running the camera w/o ML (what Walter suggested) will basically solve this problem.
i taught this had to do with Buffer so i pulled the memory out and still Continuous shooting at 3/4 frames per second.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 25, 2014, 06:12:48 PM
Looks like an error unrelated to ML. Try to reset the cam to factory defaults (including Fn-settings) but I'm not that convinced it will do any good. Anyway, just to make sure ...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on October 25, 2014, 07:17:10 PM
Before i reset it.
I found that camera tends to slow down when light decreases.

here's a video: http://www.mediafire.com/watch/4k9hcpotin59out/Shutterproblem7D.mp4
My apologies for the quality but i feel it's enough for demonstrating the problem.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 25, 2014, 07:47:35 PM
Press SET at startup, use modus M, Auto-ISO off. Test again.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on October 25, 2014, 08:05:59 PM
Nothing changed.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ansius on October 25, 2014, 08:26:33 PM
try with auto focus set off, how is then?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 25, 2014, 08:31:32 PM
@ansius: Ever tried changing focus mode on a cam without lens mounted?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on October 25, 2014, 09:32:52 PM
Maybe he didn't download the video , come on Walter  :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: alexsocal on October 26, 2014, 09:16:33 AM
Hi. This is my first message, so I'd like to thank everyone involved in this really nice feature for our Canon babies.

I hope this is the right place to ask my question. I recently tried the ML night build for the 7D and everything works fine except for the fact that I don't have the raw video option in my screen. I tried an older night build and have the same result. I also tried a faster card, in case ML was able to see the card speed and was hiding the raw option for this reason, with no result. Here's a picture of my video menu.

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t449/alexsocal/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20alex/no_raw_zps31dd0ca2.jpg)

Do somebody know why is this happening?

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 26, 2014, 09:19:07 AM
Module tab -> Enable RAW_REC or MLV_REC -> Restart
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: alexsocal on October 26, 2014, 08:19:35 PM
Thanks!!!  :D
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: b4vendetta on November 02, 2014, 05:29:15 AM
What is the reason for choppy/lagging playback for raw video? Also I can't seem to record longer than 11 or 12 seconds before frames start being skipped. Any solution to this?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 02, 2014, 06:22:03 AM
I suppose you're running RAW/MLV videos.
Lags: There is not enough processing power in your cam to allow lagless playback.
Skipping: Debug tab -> Benchmarks -> Card R/W benchmark (5 min). Compare write performance with the numbers required by the resolution/fps rate you're using. Turn Global Draw off.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: b4vendetta on November 02, 2014, 06:30:35 AM
thanks for the reply

so my settings for video are
bitrate - 0.9x
FPS override - off
vignetting - off
RAW video (MLV) - off
RAW VIDEO - on 1728 x 972
my write speeds are averaging around 70 MB/s
read speeds 728 MB/s

What am I doing wrong?
Thanks

also my aspect ratio is 16:9...I can't go any higher on resolution
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: b4vendetta on November 02, 2014, 06:46:17 AM
Hey Walter,

I changed the settings and I met the R/W numbers and Im still losing frames at 12 seconds REC time. Another thing I just learned was that I can't open MLV files on my computer. I keep getting a notice that says the file is unreadable. Any advice or help?

As always thanks!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 02, 2014, 07:06:44 AM
Benchmarks are just benchmarks. They are not telling the whole truth.
Reduce resolution and test which one is giving enhanced recording times.
And use bitrate 1.0 for starters.

Have you tried to open a MLV recorded without skipping (< 12 seconds)? Which program do you use?

Wondering how to get MLV files when using RAW video ...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: b4vendetta on November 02, 2014, 10:46:45 AM
my card reader displays it as an MLV file. ... I either use EOS utility or iPhoto or Final cut to pull data from the card.

I changed bitrate to 1.4 then back to 1.0 as recommended by ML. I'd like to REC longer than 12 seconds if possible. I had the bit @ 0.9 and that didn't work either.

If I reduce resolution what do you recommend I reduce it to? Just go back to full HD? Then whats the point of ML to begin with?

As always thanks
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 02, 2014, 10:50:21 AM
The settings you posted will not produce MLV. Therefore I'm suspicious about your settings before and now.

Basics about MLV processing:
    Magic Lantern Forum »    Using Magic Lantern »    Raw Video »    Raw Video Postprocessing

I recommend that you experiment with your equipment to find out the resolution supported by your equipment for the duration you want.
Faster card will do better.

EDIT: Just tried to record 1728x972 with a card specified for 60 MByte/s (SanDisk Extreme 32 GB). Stopped after 19-21 seconds.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on November 02, 2014, 08:57:31 PM
Sometimes After processing MLV's with MLV Converter (MLV to DNG) i found that some frames got skipped anyway also half of a frame was kinda like raw gray noise applied to it.
i'm preparing for a shooting , and i feel Raw is a bit unstable to work with , last thing i want to happen is to find out afterwards a footage is not usable.
any suggestions? part of it maybe because of my card but it could handle a scene up to 7 seconds.

Also any difference with shooting Raw and MLV?
i couldn't find about it in FAQ or User guide.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 02, 2014, 09:02:16 PM
7 seconds in which resolution?

MLV: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7122.0
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on November 03, 2014, 12:54:14 AM
Since the card is a bit slow i always change the Aspect ratio to a tighter version other than 16:9
it's not always the same but i'm sure it's not the full resolution.

Thanks for the link by the way.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Pelican on November 03, 2014, 10:42:08 PM
Isn't there any 7D owner plans to buy the new Mark II?
I opened a new topic (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=13746.0) for that camera on the other day but nobody interested in.
Maybe here I can find somebody who already own one.

(My old 7D has about 150k expo and I'll go to Costa Rica for three months and I don't want to risk a dead shutter during my stay there so I've decided to buy a Mark II before I go there.)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 03, 2014, 10:47:51 PM
Thought about it but other money sucking projects (not related to photography) have priority right now.
But if there is a developer wanting to get hold of a 7DII: Crowdfunding will help and I promise to participate.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: jastewart07 on November 05, 2014, 08:08:32 PM
My shutter speed options don't allow for 1/48, 180. I can either choose 1/45 or 1/50. Using the latest build. How can I set to 1/48?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dpjpandone on November 05, 2014, 08:42:46 PM
You can use the shutter finetune option. Truth is, you never really could chose 1/48 by default, the display was just round it up, but now it shows actual shutter speed.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dlrpgmsvc on November 06, 2014, 09:33:18 PM
Shutter fine tuning doesn't works on 7d !  -> http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/features
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on November 09, 2014, 01:07:57 AM
When i try the Focus stacking feature on my 7D it stops working and shuts down the camera (latest build)
Anything i need to check?

Also i found that when when i try to go on the crop mode in Movie mode (5x crop)
i cant go back unless i switch to photo mode and come back
which im pretty sure im missing some settings but i dont know which one?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 09, 2014, 01:52:47 AM
Delete ML directory and AUTOEXEC.BIN and copy extracted nightly build contents to card.
Try again.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on November 09, 2014, 03:19:31 AM
did it , works like a champ.
thanks!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Brawl on November 09, 2014, 11:58:33 AM
when I shoot videos without magic lantern on my 7D I take h.264 files. those files are 1920x1080. is it the true resolution? why when I shoot MLV RAW the max resolution is 1728 x 972 instead of 1920x1080? thx
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 09, 2014, 12:21:20 PM
And here we go again:
Canon's H.264 implementation for full HD is actually upscaled liveview resolution.
Except 5D3 where liveview is true full HD.

-> Search function, please.
Look for crop mode, too.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Brawl on November 09, 2014, 03:39:53 PM
why the hell Canon sell 7D and tell to anyone it's Full HD when it is not? is not this a fraud? someone complained to the authorities?  :'(
which is the true resolution of the liveview? thx
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 09, 2014, 03:56:47 PM
why the hell Canon sell 7D and tell to anyone it's Full HD when it is not? is not this a fraud? someone complained to the authorities?  :'(
Full HD resolution = 1920x1080. That's the specification and it's met.
If you think it's fraud because internal generated lower resolution got upsampled to achieve this: Look for a lawyer willing to go to court.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Brawl on November 09, 2014, 08:35:22 PM
I have got my 7D after years of savings, got a preowned one. I have money problems and I cannot pay the  lawyer if I should. I do not have even the receipt of my canon. :'(
I hope that not always what is unfair remains unfair. this is misleading advertising. canon lied for selfish purposes (and I made free advertising to them for years, I recommended it to my friends of buying a canon). I feel stupid.         
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Audionut on November 09, 2014, 10:59:21 PM
Canon won't be the only manufacture doing this.   So you should probably start a class action lawsuit against the industry.  There was once an discussion on doom9 about what constitutes full HD, resolution alone, or some image quality also.

In either case, we like Canon, so please start your lawsuit elsewhere.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 09, 2014, 11:09:15 PM
@Brawl: Sorry, but what is *your* problem with Canon's native video output?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Brawl on November 09, 2014, 11:45:29 PM
I dunno friends, really. Maybe I just feel a little bit teased. You know when you want to buy something new, and you weigh all the pros and cons of the devices that you are looking for?

for example the DSLR X have better ISO. the DSLR Y have better lenses. so you spend years to weigh all the features. then if you can you buy it?

now imagine that if, after years of weigh and balance, you discover that the company lied over one very crucial feature (example fake 1080p vs true 1080p screen resolution and sharpness). I imagine that well you would think that you wanted to weigh this crucial differences before buying it. I like canon. but perhaps the true 1080p would make me buy another Canon model. or another brand.
7D video recording is sub-HD canon had to tell to us but they wrote HD on the box of the camera.  this is what I think. I do not think to lawyers or class actions.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Audionut on November 10, 2014, 01:18:47 AM
They didn't lie.  The 7D delivers full HD output.

Anyway, this topic is not suited to the direction you are taking it.  Feel free to start a thread in general chat, if you must.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: 1% on November 10, 2014, 03:57:34 AM
Bigger shocker... the sensor isn't even 16:9, its 3:2. Actually "fuller" HD, 1728x1152. If you want wide vs tall do 2k and like 928 in crop mode.

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arkan on November 12, 2014, 08:39:47 AM
Hello there i want to know how make the frame High frame size like 1920 ... and i have Damaged frames ... may CF card 128GB 120mb/s
I want shoot 1920 x 720 without Damaged frames ... i am new with ML .. Help plz
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Brawl on November 12, 2014, 06:44:44 PM
try to install the last nightly build, the compact flash valor is in Mb or MB? it's different.

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on November 13, 2014, 07:11:00 AM
That damaged frame is kind of a bummer since it doesn't happen on certain part of a shot to avoid.
and sometimes it happens (for me mostly happened when camera was moving either handheld or slider , etc)

Sample : (http://imageserver.ir/502/MLV_A001_272145_C00017.000063.jpg)

I figured it could be due to a average speed of my card (Sandisk Ultra 50MB/s)
then i tried it with a slower card to see if i could increase the chance of this and to me it seems like it still happens occasionally.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on November 15, 2014, 10:27:44 PM
Again reinstalled ML and problem solved itself.

I can get a roughly 7 to 8 seconds with a 45MB/s (Advertised) Memory card at Full Res and 2:1 Aspect Ratio
which is really useful considering a project with short takes and cuts.
I wanted to know that is this due to the 7D's High SRM memory value or something else?
I am considering a switch to 5D Mark II for better low lights and some extra features (ML+In camera) but i wanted to make sure about this first.
Any advice is welcome!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: 1% on November 16, 2014, 10:18:19 PM
5DII also has the same shitty sync functions as 7d. You're just going from a 2 proc camera with crop sensor to a 1 proc camera with an FF. You can still get bad frames there. The only things that mitigate bad frames on this generation are faster cards and less doodads turned on while recording.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 16, 2014, 10:40:26 PM
About faster cards: Komputerbay 1066x 128 GByte. Received this week and therefore still experimenting.
ML benchmark shows about 90 MByte/s (write).
1920x960/25 good for about 30 sec. 1728x972 (16:9) is good for about 23 minutes = card full.
Have to compare 1920 out of the cam with 1728 upscaled.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on November 17, 2014, 08:25:34 AM
5DII also has the same shitty sync functions as 7d. You're just going from a 2 proc camera with crop sensor to a 1 proc camera with an FF. You can still get bad frames there. The only things that mitigate bad frames on this generation are faster cards and less doodads turned on while recording.
I was going to switch for a better low light performance (1 and 1/3 of stop) and some lens options. (I do photography mostly)
Those damaged frames didn't happen for me after re-installing.
but i don't get what do you mean "Sync functions"

While we're on memory:
last night a camera store that i go to gave me a new card to Test (Sandisk Extreme 32GB 800x)
Using the formula (Speed as X / 1024 * 60) which for this one goes about 45MB/s was actually accurate , ML benchmark showed the same.
I could record 1728x972 (16:9) MLV for more than 20 seconds which is enough for me w/o any skipped frames and it looks good.

BTW I had a question for a while , Is there a way to record MLV's on higher frame rates for slow motion?
FPS override doesn't go up when i'm on 1080 on Canon's menu.
And it's cropped on 720.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: 1% on November 17, 2014, 04:38:24 PM
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ML benchmark shows about 90 MByte/s (write).

How fast does it write while recording? The 64gb previous gen Komputerbay cards were continuous at 1728x972 or 1728x1156 @24P.  ~82 MB/s writing.

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Is there a way to record MLV's on higher frame rates for slow motion?

Nope. The live view can't get that fast. You can override the 60P modes to 48fps though. Or 50P if you're on pal.

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i don't get what do you mean "Sync functions"

How ML overlays/display filters (ie ML preview)/etc are synced up with the LV image. These functions take more CPU and are less reliable on this generation of DigicIV cameras. The magic zoom actually relies on making the CPU busy to slow it down enough to not flicker.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 17, 2014, 07:06:21 PM
How fast does it write while recording? The 64gb previous gen Komputerbay cards were continuous at 1728x972 or 1728x1156 @24P.  ~82 MB/s writing.

Test 1:
[email protected], MLV, no other modules loaded, just default but GD turned off.
Manual stopped after 2 min. File size 9,38 GByte. Equals to 80 MByte/s. I recorded the cam's display with a second cam:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/49hlm2sopbdyszv/MVI_4990.MOV?dl=0
As you can see the write rate is quite "nervous". I have no problem to fill the card with this resolution/frame rate.

Test2
[email protected], RAW, no other modules loaded (only RAW_REC), just default but GD turned off.
Stopped by itself after 2:42 (but have had breaks after about 1:30, too). File size 12,6 GByte. Equals to about 79,65 MByte/s. Here is the record:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b784hxoacytr4x0/MVI_4991.MOV?dl=0
Write rate is quite good dampened, it seems. The rate displayed, I mean.

If there is anything else I might be able to test: Here I am, willing to take some risks if it might be helpful to free the beast (aka: 7D).
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: 1% on November 18, 2014, 12:01:40 AM
So it still seems a little slower than the 64gb 1000x but not by much.

Nothing really new on the 7D side. There is the black level fix PR and I wonder what that will do to write speeds. It doesn't work for crop mode though.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on November 18, 2014, 05:14:35 AM
Nope. The live view can't get that fast. You can override the 60P modes to 48fps though. Or 50P if you're on pal.
What about other bodies?
How ML overlays/display filters (ie ML preview)/etc are synced up with the LV image. These functions take more CPU and are less reliable on this generation of DigicIV cameras. The magic zoom actually relies on making the CPU busy to slow it down enough to not flicker.
I See , although personally i didn't have a issue with GD at least , Seems synchronized to me using Zebras Under/Over , Focus peeking , Magic zoom etc.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 18, 2014, 05:18:50 AM
Nothing really new on the 7D side.

What about an old one? ;-)
Bringing Soundrecorder/Voice tag into the main branch?

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: 1% on November 18, 2014, 08:09:06 PM
There is the new audio system branch and a module that has a wav rec. I'm checking it out on EOSM (so far: headphone, on/off and volumes). It definitely needs polishing (i.e it doesn't set settings at rec start and only alters digital volumes) but its a start. I always had classic recording patched up on my 7D stuff so never really noticed it was missing.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 22, 2014, 10:25:38 PM
Now for something completely different:
Well, I just opened a support issue on Canon's official support site and asked about adding ExFAT support to 7D. Call me a naif but it has been added to some cinema gear via firmware update. And it doesn't hurt to ask ...
So: If you have some time to spend, you may chime in and open your own support issue and ask Canon to do so.

I expect "smother" operation (=less likely to stop when 4 GByte block is reached) with ExFAT in 7D.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dlrpgmsvc on November 22, 2014, 10:28:37 PM
@Walter: good idea but... if Canon will release another fw, ml will have to update to it! It is not for the last... imagine how many time it will require for another one... eheh!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on November 22, 2014, 10:34:13 PM
Now for something completely different:
Well, I just opened a support issue on Canon's official support site and asked about adding ExFAT support to 7D. Call me a naif but it has been added to some cinema gear via firmware update. And it doesn't hurt to ask ...
I'd love to see this happen as well, but with it being discontinued and all focus on the 7dmkII now, I don't have high hopes.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on November 30, 2014, 09:49:07 PM
Sometimes image appears to be darker in live view which is most of the time for checking accurate exposure.
I have Exp Simulation:on too.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Audionut on November 30, 2014, 10:35:56 PM
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12096.0
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: cambro on December 01, 2014, 12:24:12 PM
Hey guys, i have a 7D since 3 days and a 128GB 1066x Komputerbay. And i have a few questions.
1. how do i set up the camera for best performance Raw rec. which buffer fill method, which resolution,warm up,......?
2. how do i set up the camera for mlv rawrec, i wasn't able to figure out how to shoot in mlv, it just shows that it is preparing when i hit rec button and when i want to stop or sth. else it doesn't response to my actions, so i have to remove the battery.
3. when i rec. in crop mode, even at 1080 i get loads of pink frames. not really important which resolution, pink frames everywhere :D
4. Do i have to make any changes in the canon camera menu to increase the performance of ML, or just those settings like disabling auto off,.......

please help, thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: feureau on December 04, 2014, 09:34:19 AM
Btw, any news on Dual ISO MLV on the 7D?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: jman on December 04, 2014, 04:01:40 PM
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=13597.msg131347#msg131347
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: feureau on December 04, 2014, 08:42:18 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: feureau on December 05, 2014, 01:03:52 PM
Btw, anyone else experiencing random crash when recording MLV with Dual ISO enabled?

I was taking photos while occasionally shooting MLV and sometimes the camera would just turn off with the top LCD displaying ERR with no crash log.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: walter_schulz on December 05, 2014, 02:52:09 PM
I'm curious: You just thanked jman for linking the thread about 7D's incompatibility with Dual-ISO video and now you're asking about crashing with this non-working feature enabled?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on December 05, 2014, 04:57:45 PM
I Took some Dual Iso shots with the latest version , i think due to updates the old software i have can't process it (Cr2hdr)
Could someone link me if there is a new one?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: walter_schulz on December 05, 2014, 04:59:48 PM
What about searching the Dual-ISO-postprocessing thread?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on December 05, 2014, 05:38:38 PM
What about searching the Dual-ISO-postprocessing thread?
None led or confirmed me of a new one to download.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 05, 2014, 06:37:57 PM
Can you upload an unprocessible file?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on December 05, 2014, 06:57:33 PM
Can you upload an unprocessible file?
I'm not sure if that's the right word to put it.
It's like , before i selected the files and drag'em to cr2hdr.exe and it did its thing.
but now the command just get stuck!

Btw my network is kind of unstable right now to upload/download a file , messages should come a bit late too i guess.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 05, 2014, 08:01:49 PM
Sorry, but I have to sum up.

There is an error and you haven't gave any details yet.
You haven't tell us which versions you're using.
You haven't specified which updates you are referring to.
You haven't provided a file to reproduce your error.

No offense but what do you expect?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on December 05, 2014, 09:30:39 PM
I thought asking more questions was implied...maybe not. :-\

Anyway i think the problem was that one of the images i was dragging to the App was a normal image
that caused an interruption or something.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: beanz on December 13, 2014, 06:24:49 AM
Hi all,

Sorry for the noob question. I have recently installed ML on the 7D, I'm trying to shoot RAW but the files don't seem to be saving to my CF card as .RAW files. It plays back ok in-camera. I've gone through step by step in setting up the menu's etc. Am i doing something wrong??? One other question, is it possible for the crop marks to say on whilst recording? I've noticed they disappear.
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 13, 2014, 06:33:21 AM
That's because you're using MLV_REC and therefore generating MLV files which have to be processed as such.
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?board=54
And cropmarks will disappear because this is default for MLV recording. Movie tab -> RAW video (MLV) -> [Q] -> Global Draw OFF -> ON
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: beanz on December 13, 2014, 05:10:31 PM
Thanks! If I can ask one more, also having trouble with hdmi out from camera. Our monitor reads no signal. Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 13, 2014, 05:55:52 PM
Can't find magic ball in this mess ...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: rainless on December 15, 2014, 02:30:28 AM
Hahahahahaha! Walter is having a GREAT time! :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: beanz on December 16, 2014, 11:05:59 AM
Ok so i'm shooting at 1728x736 in an 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The card i'm using is an SanDisk Extreme 16gb @ 60MB/s. ML tells me I need 50MB (so I'm sweet there). Everything records fine but once i extract the dng's from the raw file i notice single frame glitches in pink (i'll post a still). Is this my doing? The card? Shooting size? Also when i stopped recording i get an audio error message. "couldn't stop...state 4" etc. Might need some help. http://postimg.org/image/orqmvza0l/
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arrinkiiii on December 16, 2014, 11:20:27 AM

I think u need a faster card.


Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on December 16, 2014, 03:44:19 PM
Sounds like the limiting factor due to the card speed...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: jman on December 16, 2014, 06:26:34 PM
Get a fast card. Then go buy one that's faster. Then go buy the fastest.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 16, 2014, 09:02:22 PM
Just tried my Sandisk Extreme 60 MByte/s 32 GB with [email protected] MLV_REC loaded but no other module. Global draw off but cam icon visible. Because ML's benchmark test indicates the card does better when warmed up I used a 1 GByte warm up run and started recording just after warm up. Cam stopped when storage run out. Quite often/a long time after start the cam icon turned yellow.

But this doesn't tell that much about your card. Controller chip may be different.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: beanz on December 18, 2014, 03:39:50 AM
Thanks for the feedback guys, I'll have a play around. :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on December 19, 2014, 04:14:43 AM
Lexar 1000x or up, I can top out at a near steady ~82.3 MB/s in 24p crop mode legacy raw format sometimes, no GD, sound or any other processor hogs running. MLV is only a second shorter usually, as far as recording times go. I believe that there is still potential inside the 7d somewhere to perform even better, but it's going to be quite a while before we find out, if ever.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arrinkiiii on December 19, 2014, 10:52:41 AM

Are u using the latest ML version?  With Komputerbay 1000x im getting all good, green icon on the screen.   
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 19, 2014, 11:02:11 AM
Sorry, please clarify. What are we talking about?
@N/A: 82,3 MByte/s comes from? ML telling the frame rate? Numbers beyond camera icon? File size/duration?
@arrinkiii: Sorry, this doesn't tell anyone anything. Numbers and configuration, please.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on December 19, 2014, 01:52:43 PM
(http://s28.postimg.org/7vngt72el/20141219_074145.jpg)
My apologies, I should've clarified. The settings for this screenshot were ntsc 30p with override set to 23.976 fps, sound off, gd off, iso 400, 1/50, f2.4. Expo override on. Raw video (not MLV), 2496x1044, HaCKeD preview, indicator on screen. Srm mem on, extra hacks on, card warmup on 256 MB. Only 6 modules loaded.
Fresh format, warm card and cold camera, I think this was my highest write speed yet.

That file was 346 frames, ~15 seconds.

And on a separate note, trying to take an in-camera screenshot while recording that resulted in a mem error under the ML menu, and no screenshot was saved.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 19, 2014, 02:30:49 PM
I'm just beginning to experiment with high bit rates on my 7D and at the moment I only have a single card to play with. It's a Komputerbay 1066x 128 GByte.

I don't know how the number below duration is calculated. Behaves quite different in RAW vs. MLV, BTW.
If I compare the calculated number (shown by ML when choosing resolution) with "data file size"/duration match is very good.

Just tested crop mode [email protected] (ML calculation 83.6 MB/s in yellow) which stopped "magically" after 4:08. Green cam displayed, BTW. File size is 20.3 GByte which gives about 83.8 MByte/s. Few frames with colours out of order.

RAW_REC, no other modules, global draw off.
Movie settings in Canon menu: NTSC, [email protected]

Have to experiment a bit more but I suppose somewhere between 80 and 84 MByte/s recording duration is going to be unreliable with this card.
Title: Some odd benchmark runs
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 19, 2014, 04:35:17 PM
Komputerbay 1066x 128 GB

(http://picload.org/image/cllilgd/bench0.jpg)
(http://picload.org/image/cllilgc/bench1.jpg)

I know benchmarks and real life performance aren't that much related but I'm indeed a bit confused about the benchmark numbers in movie mode. I'm able to use data write rates around 80 MByte/s with RAW_REC but benchmark numbers are lower by quite a margin.
Is this a 7D specific issue?

Second one: I'm not able to access photo mode benchmark. When benchmark is started (no liveview, not video mode) it will enter playback mode regardless if play button is pressed or not.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on December 20, 2014, 03:10:41 PM
I don't think my benchmarks have ever broken 100 MB/s, impressive! I think my movie and playback benchmarks were pretty similar to each other, I'll check on that. When you run benchmark in photo mode the speeds are most accurate in playback mode I believe, I thought it was strange as well that a picture displayed while benchmarks were running but it's normal, afaik.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmilligan on December 20, 2014, 07:38:04 PM
AFAIK, in playback mode there are a lot of Canon tasks that aren't running, so more resources can be devoted to reading/writing to the card. This approximates what raw recording does when it's running (disables/slows down lots of Canon tasks, so itself has as much priority as possible). That's why numbers are much better in playback mode.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: carniolus on December 22, 2014, 07:47:41 AM


Canon 7D Raw footage. Testing Magic Lantern ver. Nightly.2014Oct08.7D203 on Canon 7D: http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/
Original footage res. 1729x 972 and 2240x1200 (5x zoom on Live view) using 24-105 mm Canon Lens.
It took me 32 GB for presented video. CF 64GB-600x speed.

No color grading when editing. I add a little clarity and sharpness.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: k1ll4k4m on December 23, 2014, 06:38:26 PM
7d RAW x5 test shoot, I'm impressed. 17-40F4L and 100F2.8L with Lexar 32gb 1000x CF, minor adjustments in Camera Raw
http://youtu.be/6zEfa8o4GV8
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: carniolus on December 24, 2014, 08:19:39 AM
VOW. One of the best 7D footage I ever seen!!! Man, this is great. Are all footage in 5x? Could you please describe your settings & how many frames/shot did you manage? Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on December 25, 2014, 02:12:28 AM
Still not quite sure what ur question is... Clarify some more, if possible?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: matthieub on December 26, 2014, 06:38:25 PM
Any news on the port to 2.0.5? What's the main issue?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: walter_schulz on December 26, 2014, 06:44:02 PM
Main issue: Someone has to code it.
Do you really need to use 2.0.5?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: matthieub on December 26, 2014, 07:35:29 PM
Maybe not, but I don't like downgrading something.
I could try and help (I'm in computer science), but I don't know what the status is and how to move forward :/
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on December 27, 2014, 01:45:35 AM
7d 2.0.5 development-

https://bitbucket.org/Pelican/7d.205 (https://bitbucket.org/Pelican/7d.205)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: k1ll4k4m on December 29, 2014, 12:45:45 AM
Quote
VOW. One of the best 7D footage I ever seen!!! Man, this is great. Are all footage in 5x? Could you please describe your settings & how many frames/shot did you manage? Thanks.
All in 5x, 23.9fps, 1/50th of a second for everything with about 270-305 frames before automagically stopping. Seems like 15 seconds is the max so far.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: beanz on December 30, 2014, 06:19:24 AM
Has anyone had a look at 2.0.5 yet?
https://bitbucket.org/Pelican/7d.205
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: walter_schulz on December 30, 2014, 09:59:15 AM
Your mileage may vary but I don't need any of the improvements coming with 2.0.5. Do you?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: beanz on December 30, 2014, 12:52:00 PM
To be honest I haven't even looked into what improvements were added. I'm pretty happy with the latest build so far.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: walter_schulz on December 30, 2014, 12:58:03 PM
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer?pageKeyCode=prdAdvDetail&docId=0901e02480a9f038
Only (official) item:
=====
Firmware Version 2.0.5 incorporates the following fix:

    Fixes a phenomenon in which the image files cannot be transferred using the FTP protocol via USB cable after the Canon EOS 7D camera has established a wireless connection to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A.
=====
I see no urge, really.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on December 30, 2014, 03:52:36 PM
Due to its price, Very few people are using that Grip anyway.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: beanz on December 31, 2014, 01:49:11 AM
Agreed, It is rather pricey.. Thanks for the info Walter.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 01, 2015, 01:25:14 AM
I'm happy sticking with 2.0.3 w latest build...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: beanz on January 01, 2015, 06:11:21 AM
Happy new year guys and gals!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Spooke on January 04, 2015, 10:02:34 PM
I found 2.0.5 to produce sharper images, I downgraded to run ML which seemed to cause soft-focus on my 7D, but the benefits of ML are worth it... Maybe just me though.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 04, 2015, 11:52:37 PM
Please post images from each fw for comparisons between 2.0.3 & 2.0.5 @Spooke!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: beanz on January 05, 2015, 07:33:52 AM
The "soft focus", have you checked if the 7D is forward or back focusing?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: brakrowe on January 06, 2015, 10:05:16 PM
Hello. I am new to magic lantern and i am having trouble finding settings on my 7D. How do I access raw video for instance?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 06, 2015, 10:06:07 PM
Module tab. Restart. Movie tab.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: knminhaz on January 08, 2015, 04:15:25 PM
I have a 7D but was always afraid of trying ML out. I finally got the courage to install it. But I've got a problem. I have a 133x card (I know its too slow but I'm plan on upgrading).

The firmware installed fine (latest nightly build). I enable raw video module. I hit the record button. Stop record but the recording doesn't stop. So I just switched the camera off. After I shut down the camera, the led blinks for quite a while (about a minute).
I connect the card to my pc to check the files recorded, the only file I find is a 300mb .tmp file. Thats it!

What am I doing wrong?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: BushanBengaluru on January 08, 2015, 04:48:09 PM
133x card is too slow to write the raw frames on your CF. Remove card and switch ON the camera. It should boot. My suggestion, determine the card write speed first and then try the modules.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: knminhaz on January 08, 2015, 04:53:46 PM
Thanks. It boots. I have removed ML. Is there anyway I could test the raw capability with 133X before buying a better CF card?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 08, 2015, 04:56:06 PM
Sure. Take very short clips in high resolution or longer ones in low resolution.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: knminhaz on January 08, 2015, 05:02:42 PM
But the problem persists. When I press the rec button the recording does not stop. And later I have to raw files in my CF card.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmilligan on January 08, 2015, 05:06:41 PM
maybe you shouldn't double post, and check my reply to your other thread
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=14261.msg137238#msg137238
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: knminhaz on January 08, 2015, 05:12:26 PM
Sorry for the infringement.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on January 09, 2015, 12:49:38 PM
Hi
Is there any known situation like this?
1. Camera off
2. take the CF card out of camera
3. leave camera off and without CF card about 4 or 5 hours
4. the battery will be total empty

I can repeat this. If I remove the bootflag and run camera just on Canon firmware it works OK (the battery level stays the same).
Anyway ;)
Best Regards
I LOVE ML


Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: walter_schulz on January 09, 2015, 12:56:57 PM
Is there any known situation like this?

Yes. You may use search button above (left side) and look for battery drain.
If following proper procedures still drains battery: Please tell us which ML version (date) you're using.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Brawl on January 09, 2015, 01:49:03 PM
hello guys I wanted to ask which is it the right session of the forum to post magic lantern bugs? I wish to do not do cross post bacause I already started a topic in "General Q&A". But iI need people to do a little experiment and there nobody reply me.
Maybe I posted in the wrong session and I had to post here? I had problems with Nightly.2014Oct08.7D203 and Nightly.2015Jan03.7D203. I really need for you guys to try to reply my actions on your camera, bacause I wish to understand it this bug is for all, or only on my camera.
Can I ask to a moderator the permission to do a little "cross post" for once? If is not possible I will edit this post.
the bug should be in the "movie tweaks/ movie restart" option, bacause if I turn it off the bug stop. if I turn on again "movie restart" the bug come back.
this is a video of the problem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UNjAuBY0Do&list=UUSXF-xJlFBpj52lhmKXcO_A
can you do the experiment and post the result here please?

I wish to tell that with the Nightly.2014Oct08 the bug was not present with a fresh installation, it come out only after using the camera for a while (expecialy if I used ML Raw video and then come back to h.264). So I had this bug after one or two weeks, where the option "movie restart" was always ON, and I switched from RAW video to H.264.

Different story with the new firmware Nightly.2015Jan03, here the bug started since the first power on of the camera.

really thanks a lot for help if it's possible! :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Pelican on January 09, 2015, 06:36:12 PM
My Mark II drains the battery at night even without ML installed...
I've never used the On/Off button since the 20D and not happy if I have to do it from now.
It's not the GPS, maybe it is just need more power than the 7D.
I haven't made a proper test, but almost every time I want to take photos I have to change the battery.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 09, 2015, 07:32:27 PM
Anything about this on the net yet? I have a workaround for you so you don't have to use the switch: Take the battery out.
Duck&running for cover very fast
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on January 09, 2015, 10:09:43 PM
Hi
I'm testing latest build  2015Jan03 and the same is with Nightly2104Oct07. I just remove the ML bootflag and than is everything OK, no need for removing the battery.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 09, 2015, 10:16:11 PM
Problem is known. But only if proper procedures are ignored. Remove card just after shutting down -> ML will not shut down properly and drain the battery. Wait for some seconds (-> wait for LED inactive) and CF card removal will not drain battery.
If you waited for several seconds after LED went dormant: Problem to solve for devs.
Until now nobody was able to reproduce such errands.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ansius on January 09, 2015, 10:27:48 PM
Lately I also have noticed that my 7D seams to hung (and drain battery) when I remove the card even If that was done in a while after, like after shooting camera has been in bag switched off and I remove the card when I'm at home. I have not been able to find what settings / modes are the cause, but it happens once in a while, so I now always when I remove the card switche the camera on, if it starts, grate, of not - do the battery reset.

An idea, can the red led been switched on until camera really switches off?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 10, 2015, 01:49:26 AM
As I wrote earlier: Until now it was not possible to reproduce such errands.
If you are able to do so and offering a procedure reproducing this error for us: Fine! We're listening. If an error is reproduceable it is likely to get fixed.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 10, 2015, 02:29:26 AM
can you do the experiment and post the result here please?

Reproduceable in 2014Oct08 and 2015Jan03:
Run H.264 recording and turn Movie Restart to ON and you will not be able to stop your record by pressing record button.
Fine with module RAW_REC.mo loaded and RAW recording ON.
Tested build 2014Aug20, too. Same error.

Tested build 2014Apr29: Running fine!

EDIT: Last build without bug:  Build #148 (23.06.2014 00:30:54)
First build with bug:  Build #149 (25.06.2014 00:30:55)

650D build 2014Oct07 is running fine.

EDITEDIT: Issue 2173 (https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/issue/2173/movie-restart-h264-recording-wont-stop) opened.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Brawl on January 10, 2015, 03:26:12 AM
Thanks a lot for testing Walter awesome job!! :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 10, 2015, 04:06:15 AM
But I was not that awesome checking open issues:
https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/issue/2065/movie-restart-7d-stuck-in-loop-cannot-stop
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 10, 2015, 09:05:01 AM
So this in fact has been fixed?
Because I have been using the Playback button to get myself out of the loop or if I don't need to record more than the limit time then I usually just disable it.

But for the most part it definitely comes in handy, for obvious reasons!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Brawl on January 10, 2015, 11:57:34 PM
@DeafEyeJedi not yet.

@Walter I didn't know it, I posted my video also on Issue 2173 I hope it will be fixed. Do you think is dangerous to do a work with this bug (using movie restart)? Do you believe there is the danger to lost my data? I use so much "movie restart" for work is often essential (it was the first reason why I installed ML).
I really wish to do not downgrade my ML firmware because I wish to use the most updated ML RAW video module. I do not know if it's me but with the lastest version I had better performance with my 60mb/s 16gb sandisk card, I can now record MLV at max resolution no crop mode (for about 23 seconds then it stops). I hope to have the money for a bigger card soon to make some job with it. I'm studyng Lightroom and DaVinci to understand how to grade it. It's awesome. :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 11, 2015, 02:28:52 AM
 @brawl -- Confirmed, Yes it is in fact true that performance wise of the ML core from Jan 3 build has somehow given both my 7D & 5D3* (haven't tested others yet) the capabilities to push it a few more MB/s in MLV/RAW recordings than in previous nightly builds.

*EDIT: This was all done in 1.1.3 for 5D3 -- haven't confirmed yet for 1.2.3 but others can welcome their experiences.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on January 16, 2015, 01:22:58 PM
I was checking out Silent Picture module and realize Full Res is not there , is this feature for 5D MK III only?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: walter_schulz on January 16, 2015, 01:27:24 PM
In development
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on January 28, 2015, 09:58:15 PM
It was a while that i didn't shoot a video with my 7D , i got a slider and gave it a shot.
Turned on the MLV Raw at Full res (though at 2:1 Aspect ratio) did some test and what i encountered was
the footage going back and forth in some frames , imagine if frame number 50 for example goes between 20-21.

This is probably more likely due to post process i did after but
I thought maybe this is related to camera so i posted it here.

Nightly #181 , FPS override turned off , yellow camera icon indicator during the shooting.
Workflow: MLV converter 1.00 > Output DNG > Import in Lightroom > simple processing > Export Jpeg > Premiere CC as Seq
Problem can be seen while i hold down right arrow key in lightroom's library.

PS: In case you're interested in the slider, it was a very cheap though nicely built Kamerar 47" Slider , Smooth and easy to use.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on January 29, 2015, 12:30:48 PM
Tiny update... : )
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on January 29, 2015, 10:04:12 PM
Has anyone ever used Digital Dolly successfully on 7d? When I have it enabled under MLV menu, it doesn't move at all in 5x view, and when it isn't enabled moving the joystick while recording crashes the camera and I get the following log-

Code: [Select]
ASSERT: !IS_ERROR( TryPostEvent( this->hTaskClass, this, EV_VD_INTR_LV, NULL, 0 ) )
at LVState.c:485, task ?
lv:1 mode:3


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jan29.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : 703ee626326d (unified) tip
Built on 2015-01-28 23:30:43 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 263K + 2568K
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: vettechjamie on January 31, 2015, 09:43:42 PM
want to know the dangers of using ML on my 7d?  has anyone had problems or bricked their camera?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 31, 2015, 09:44:22 PM
See FAQ and disclaimer found in download page.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on January 31, 2015, 10:24:11 PM
Has anyone ever used Digital Dolly successfully on 7d? When I have it enabled under MLV menu, it doesn't move at all in 5x view, and when it isn't enabled moving the joystick while recording crashes the camera and I get the following log-

Code: [Select]
ASSERT: !IS_ERROR( TryPostEvent( this->hTaskClass, this, EV_VD_INTR_LV, NULL, 0 ) )
at LVState.c:485, task ?
lv:1 mode:3


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jan29.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : 703ee626326d (unified) tip
Built on 2015-01-28 23:30:43 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 263K + 2568K
Anybody want to double-check this for me so we can know it is an issue and not just my camera? If it is an issue I'll submit it to the bugs page.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 31, 2015, 10:55:59 PM
Confirmed.

Tried with 2014Apr29, too. Dolly didn't work either but it won't crash when Digital Dolly is disabled and joystick is used.

EDIT: Last one not crashing in crop mode with Digital dolly = OFF and joystick used is Build #147 (21.06.2014 17:03:04).

Quote
20.  5D3/5D2/50D/7D: refactored joystick menu navigation with GUI timers (and enabled it on 7D) (detail / bitbucket)
in #148 but IANAD
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on February 01, 2015, 12:29:35 AM
Ok, submitting bug data now
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: pkrskr on February 03, 2015, 09:02:46 AM
Hi!

I'm new to Magic Lantern and I'm most likely posting on the wrong thread. Please guide me to the correct one if so.

My question is about whether the Canon 7D Mark II camera is supported, or is it only for the 2009 basic Canon 7D that is being discussed here?


Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: walter_schulz on February 03, 2015, 09:08:23 AM
7D as in "7D". 7D Mark II not supported at time of writing.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: pSicadeLium on February 04, 2015, 07:42:38 PM
Had the same problem with the Digital Dolly and I (and another user) wrote here in August '14, nobody has replyed  :o
I'm happy that now someone else have also saw this bug.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: jrlopes on February 08, 2015, 11:25:21 PM
So, I seem to have made a dumb mistake. I got asked to do some realestate video, and figured the HDR video function on Magic Lantern would be a great way to go about doing this. So I went out and bought a 7D.

Now it seems this is not possible with the current firmware. Woops. Does anybody know if this function will be added? Or should I just go ahead and try to trade it for a 60D. (7D vs 60D, what else should I know?)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 08, 2015, 11:33:23 PM
Feature matrix (https://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/features)

A detail not visible in that list: 50D and 7D are - at time of writing - not able to do Dual-ISO in video mode.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on February 09, 2015, 12:02:50 AM
For the record, HDR video and Dual Iso video are two different features, HDR video uses 60p h264 video at alternating iso's. But neither are available for 7d.
Title: MLV recording issue: Break at 9:17
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 19, 2015, 08:36:06 PM
Not sure if this one is reproduceable out there.

magiclantern-Nightly.2015Jan29.7D203
MLV_REC.mo is the only module loaded.
MLV 1920x960 and FPS override set to 24. (Actual 24.028)

Tried 2 runs and recording stopped after 9:17 both times.

Recorded <filename>.MLV - <filename>.M08 (10 files each set) with 39.9 MByte.

First set size:    42,888,790,016 Bytes
Second set size 42,862,936,064 Bytes

Stopped with message "Failed to open file. Card full?"
Will not shut down. Had to remove battery and modules won't load because of shutdown problem.
Card: Komputerbay 1066x 128 GByte

EDIT: Checked RAW_REC.mo and had no problem to fill the card.


Somebody out there having similiar issues? What is going on here?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dlrpgmsvc on February 19, 2015, 08:39:45 PM
How did you manage to load ml on a 128gb card with 7d? However kb cards are known to be slow and or defective in sone parts. A full scan of the card with verificatoon tools is recommended
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 19, 2015, 08:41:12 PM
How did you manage to load ml on a 128gb card with 7d?

Why should there be a problem? This is not "stable" and nightly works just fine with bigger cards.

However kb cards are known to be slow and or defective in sone parts. A full scan of the card with verificatoon tools is recommended

The card is just fine. Tested with h2testw.

EDIT:
To all with a card 64 GByte (or bigger) and fast enough to write at least 30 MByte/s. Please select resolution and frame rate to adjust data rate above 25 MByte/s (or higher the better). If your MLV recording stops and message "Failed to open file. Card full?" is shown check file set size. Is it just 39.9 Gbyte?
And if recording doesn't stop before card is full: Please report back, too!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on February 19, 2015, 09:34:06 PM
Did you set your card to eXFAT?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 19, 2015, 09:37:32 PM
I would love to do but 7D doesn't support ExFAT.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on February 19, 2015, 10:12:09 PM
"What is going on here?"

This?
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12686.0
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 19, 2015, 10:17:10 PM
Yes, that's it. This one surely flew under my radar.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on February 19, 2015, 10:18:12 PM
I don't suppose you could make that change?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 19, 2015, 10:20:23 PM
Not a dev, sorry!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Audionut on February 20, 2015, 01:03:06 AM
Well the change itself is very easy.

But an more appropriate fix would be one where MAX_PRECREATE_FILES is defined based on card size.  This fix could then be included in the nightlies, rather then just defining some large number that is only appropriate for large card sizes.

I'm not sure how ML determines card size (if it even does), and I don't currently have the time for research.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 20, 2015, 06:48:57 PM


It would be neet to have this solution   :o
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on February 21, 2015, 09:58:06 PM
"rather then just defining some large number that is only appropriate for large card sizes."

I think the large number is actually appropriate for all card sizes. At least, it won't do any harm to someone using a smaller card. Those files take up virtually no space until they are filled.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Audionut on February 21, 2015, 11:40:24 PM
I think the large number is actually appropriate for all card sizes. At least, it won't do any harm to someone using a smaller card. Those files take up virtually no space until they are filled.

Are the files currently deleted automatically if not used (recording stops early, whatever), or do they remain on the card?  If they are deleted when recording stops, I agree, having a larger number would seem preferable.  If this is the case, I'll find some time to make the changes, test quickly, and make an pull request for the nightlies.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmilligan on February 22, 2015, 01:57:38 AM
They are deleted unless recording stops unexpectedly.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Audionut on February 26, 2015, 01:38:37 AM
Here is a build for the 7D with MAX_PRECREATE_FILES set to 32. 

Please test and report back.

Testing done, build removed.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on February 26, 2015, 05:40:16 AM
I would love to do but 7D doesn't support ExFAT.

D'oh! Thats's right. Haven't used the 7D as of much lately.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on February 26, 2015, 04:27:52 PM
Thanks, Audionut!
I will test it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kamranjon on February 26, 2015, 10:22:37 PM
Is it possible the CF card R/W benchmark is inaccurate on the 7D? I'm getting read speeds of 35mbs and write speeds of 50mbs on 1066x cards, but when I actually record in RAW it works flawlessly and says it is writing at over 70mbs.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 26, 2015, 10:30:08 PM
Press Play button after starting benchmark to access playback mode.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kamranjon on February 26, 2015, 10:36:54 PM
What does that do?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kamranjon on February 26, 2015, 10:39:45 PM
oh now it's writing at 90mbs and reading at 57 so that's good, why does it work like that?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmilligan on February 26, 2015, 10:47:08 PM
In play mode there are a lot fewer Canon tasks actively doing stuff, so there's more resources available to the benchmark code.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kamranjon on February 26, 2015, 10:50:01 PM
This is on a 128gb card, i just read up there that exfat doesn't work, but the menu shows 120gb available? and i think i formatted as exfat. Is that not actually how much I can use?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 26, 2015, 11:12:15 PM
Doesn't have anything to do with ExFAT or FAT32. Please check your file system again.

120 GiByte = 128,849,018,880 Byte

Storage manufacturers are using
kilo = 1000
Mega = 1000 x 1000
Giga = 1000 x 1000 x 1000

Computers use
kilo = 1024
Mega = 1024 x 1024
Giga = 1024 x 1024 x 1024
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kamranjon on February 26, 2015, 11:28:01 PM
Right i just mean i heard that 7d can not use more than 64gb but it appears to work - is this actually true?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 26, 2015, 11:33:03 PM
I'm sure it is true you heard that.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 27, 2015, 04:27:53 PM

No one yet have try the solution from Audionut regarding the limit of 30 minutes?




PS - Im away from my camera until next week.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on February 27, 2015, 05:06:58 PM
@arrinkiiii

The solution from Audionut is for allowing more than 10 "chunks" of mlv/raw video (it allows 32). The amount of time you get in those 32 chunks will depend on frame rate and frame size. I am testing Audionut's build now.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on February 27, 2015, 07:45:39 PM
Using Audionut's test build, I just finished shooting as long as I could on my 128 GB CF card with 1280x720 @ 23.976 fps.
I filled up 29 placeholder files plus part of a 30th.
I realize now that my math was off when I calculated 32 as the max number of files for the 128 GB card. In GiB (as opposed to GB) the card has a capacity of 119.21 instead of 128, so 119.21 / 4 = 29.8 files instead of 32.
I think the build is fine as it is though, since it's okay to have more placeholder files than you need, and card capacity will only go up in the future.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 27, 2015, 07:58:06 PM
Works for me, too. No problem recording +80 GBytes.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Audionut on March 02, 2015, 12:55:29 AM
g3gg0 pushed some fixes for MLV that should fix PRE_ALLOCATE problems also.  Can you guys please test the latest nightly and let us know.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 02, 2015, 09:57:21 PM
Looks good. +40 GByte recording works with 7D and 650D.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 03, 2015, 06:23:09 PM
https://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/features
7D column:
- No mark on HEADPHONE_MONITORING but a mark on HEADPHONE_OUTPUT_VOLUME?
Robot error?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: CaronteGF on March 31, 2015, 08:30:07 PM
Hi all. A simple question. It is possible right now shoot RAW in 7D with a external monitor plug in?. Im working in some complex shoots and i need the help of an focus assistant.

The last time i tried it, i get a lot of pink frame and some buffer problems (the clip ussually stops reccording in just a few secconds).

Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Argon on March 31, 2015, 09:15:16 PM
PLS HELP !!!

After installation ML, I had high expectations, but unfortunately opposite happened!
My pictures was full of white banding, very strange colors etc...

I tried to uninstall ML a couple of times but it did not work so I decided to overwrite the installation files from the card ...
But disaster ..
After rebooting my 7D was completely dead!
I tried to take out the battery, card, restart ... but nothing ..

Drama ... need help. How do I get my 7D in life?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 31, 2015, 10:07:30 PM
Remove card, remove battery, remove lens. Insert battery. Startup. Results?

Format card using a card reader. Insert into cam. Startup. Results?

Don't forget to remove battery after testing.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Argon on March 31, 2015, 10:21:36 PM
Done ... and it works until I put the card in the camera.
After that, the camera is dead again.
Only when I repeat the whole procedure (without inserting the card) 7D revive.
Unfortunately I do not have another card right now..

What can I do next?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 31, 2015, 10:24:30 PM
Format card using a card reader. Format card in cam again. Copy extracted nightly contents to card. Run firmware update.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Argon on March 31, 2015, 10:32:33 PM
Thank a lot...Now is working...
Pls, link me original WWW to recive ML for my 7D..

Thank U again...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 31, 2015, 10:44:24 PM
First page, first post.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Argon on March 31, 2015, 10:45:07 PM
ok.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Argon on March 31, 2015, 11:37:32 PM
Work nice...but one question...

My main reason for using the ML is Dual ISO.
I'm only use photo, not a video.
How to process DUAL ISO images ?... conventional way is not going ...

otherwise, for processing I usually use Photoshop.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 01, 2015, 12:19:37 AM
-> Postprocessing forum
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: mssrihari1 on April 01, 2015, 09:06:04 AM
My canon 7d got bricked when i was trying to shoot 2k using magic zoom. Got this suggestion in the blue screen-

- Go to LiveView and enable DIGIC peaking.
- Take a photo of a calendar, focusing on today's date.
- Try pressing the magic button quickly enough.

Tried this, but the error is recurring. Tried restarting, reinstalling and everything else. But it keeps giving this message.

Please help.

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: a1ex on April 01, 2015, 09:36:58 AM
- Take a photo of a calendar, focusing on today's date.

Probably the photo wasn't focused very well, can you upload it?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: mssrihari1 on April 01, 2015, 10:13:40 AM
I got the error before I even was able to take the photo. :(

Thanks in advance for any help possible.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: mssrihari1 on April 01, 2015, 10:14:58 AM
I got the error as soon as I enabled DIGIC peaking and I was about to zoom in and I see the blue screen immediately.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 01, 2015, 10:21:24 AM
You are sure you focussed on the correct date in your calendar?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: mssrihari1 on April 01, 2015, 10:37:53 AM
Tried again and got the blue screen immediately after i got the photo. Trying to attach. Not happening.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 01, 2015, 11:03:43 AM
I'm not sure, but maybe I found a workaround:
Turn on movie mode in 1080p25, make sure to have audio recording enabled (manual mode). Focus on today's date in calendar, activate recording and repeat month's name at least 2 times. Avoid clipping! Replay on computer.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: mssrihari1 on April 01, 2015, 11:09:51 AM
If this is an April Fool Day joke, then I'm relieved!!!! :D

But please do let me know how to fix this.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 01, 2015, 11:15:19 AM
Now you're focussed!
Change cam's date and your problem is gone.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: mssrihari1 on April 01, 2015, 11:17:14 AM
Of all the days I could have tried this, I had to pick today!

Thanks so much for the heart attack!!! But what a way to open my account on this forum?!!! :D
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: pterpm on April 02, 2015, 03:45:12 AM
Quote
My canon 7d got bricked when i was trying to shoot 2k using magic zoom. Got this suggestion in the blue screen-

- Go to LiveView and enable DIGIC peaking.
- Take a photo of a calendar, focusing on today's date.
- Try pressing the magic button quickly enough.

I got the same message, i did tried the ML before but never have this problem . Now , i have to use the camera without it.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on April 02, 2015, 05:55:08 AM
Try again April 2.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: beanz on April 02, 2015, 08:14:09 AM
(http://s8.postimg.org/w9amyph0h/11134399_448471128636764_774653920_n.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/w9amyph0h/)
Thought I'd also jump in on this. Had a shoot the other day and this popped up whilst trying to review an image that was just taken. After a reboot the camera was fine and shooting back to normal. I did find it strange that after turning the camera off and removing the battery, the image was still displayed on my external monitor which I turned off also. Running the latest ML nightly.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: windh on April 03, 2015, 08:46:38 AM
Hi. I'm using an older nightly build (don't have the exact version at hand, ill get back on that).

There are a few hiccups when shooting raw. For example, no overlays work. If I activate any I get corrupted frames in the material etc.

Is this issue fixed in later  builds?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 03, 2015, 08:56:35 AM
Without any further information it's impossible to answer.
If you're running at the edge of performance slips will occur, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on April 05, 2015, 10:40:54 PM
1728x692 48 fps slow mo. But wait a minute... When I play it back, the footage is normal aspect, no stretching required! I'm kinda running on no sleep in 2 days, I need someone to confirm this ASAP. I noticed when I set the cam to 1280x720 60p, and set the fps override to 23.976 exact fps, the liveview display was stretched vertically, so when recording it and playing it back records it in normal aspect! Timer A under 23.976 exact is 422 (FT -76). So I set the fps to 48, and Timer A back to 422. Mlv settings-
1728x692
3:2
GD Off
Canon preview
256 MB warmup
SRM On
Hacks on
4 buffers
Reserve on
Global Draw off
Expo override on

Rokinon 35mm manual cine lens

After messing with it a little bit more, the black and white levels get all wacky sometimes and the exposure is super glitchy. At first, I noticed this while testing out different settings in 640x480 mode, going to do some more tests soon as I charge my battery.

:edit: Yeah definitely a bug in the fps override control. I just downloaded the latest nightly, same thing. How exactly does fps override cause LV to stretch? Or is this a new feature I completely missed?!

:edit2: Ok, just figured out that this bug has been in the nightly since 7d fps override was implemented.

:edit3: To fix this issue, Timer A needs to be set to 498 (FT +76) for 23.976 exact and 440 (FT +10) for 60 exact.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Spameris on April 06, 2015, 11:53:55 PM
Is it possible to run ML without autoboot like it was working in version Alha 2?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 06, 2015, 11:58:02 PM
And the benefit?
Faster wakeup?

Another configuration to support and sparce dev time ...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on April 08, 2015, 06:00:59 PM
Hi Spameris

You can always update ML firmware in your camera and wait couple of seconds until the bootflag is removed.

Benefits??
I love ML because I often use exposure override (great to work with manual lenses) and other great thinks, ... but sometimes ML have little bugs, so I can use Canon firmware (for example must be some kind of bug in ML firmware with remote flash communication, ...).

You can always have best of both worlds.  :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: vyskocil on April 09, 2015, 11:15:38 AM
What about 7D mark II ?
Is it mandatory to wait that a firmware upgrade is released by Canon before starting to look at a ML port on this beast ?
I ask because I ordered mine yesterday to replace my venerable 7D...
I already did some ML dev for the 7D and I'm asking if there is something to look at the mark II to initiate a port before Canon release a downloadable firmware upgrade ?

ML on 7D mark II would be great with such new features as : moire free video "a la" 5D mark III, CF/SD dual slots, 60fps in 1080p, dual Digic 6 processors, phase detection AF in live view,....
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 09, 2015, 11:19:04 AM
Downloadable firmware is not needed to start porting. See 70D thread.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: khrisgarcia on April 24, 2015, 07:52:05 PM
Supposedly mark ii firmware update is coming next week. I enjoyed using ML on my original 7D. Maybe the wait for ML on the mark ii will be shorter then the original.  ;)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: PierreK on April 29, 2015, 07:29:51 PM
I've just registered for this forum, so forgive me if I'm asking an old question - I had a quick search and haven't yet found an answer to my query, which is: I've just upgraded my Canon firmare to 2.0.5 - I notice that the latest ML f/w for the 7D is designed for 2.0.3, I'm assuming it would be foolhardy to try and install this over native Canon 2.0.5? If so, when will a 2.0.5-compatible version be released? Many thanks. Pierre.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Licaon_Kter on April 29, 2015, 09:02:38 PM

I'm assuming it would be foolhardy to try and install this over native Canon 2.0.5?
You need to downgrade to 2.0.3 until a version for 2.0.5 appears.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: PierreK on April 30, 2015, 12:54:29 AM
Or stay with Canon 2.0.5 until an appropriate ML f/w comes out before trying it, is probably what I'll do... thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Licaon_Kter on April 30, 2015, 01:07:15 AM

Or stay with Canon 2.0.5 until an appropriate ML f/w comes out before trying it, is probably what I'll do... thanks.
don't hold your breath while you wait ;)
Title: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on April 30, 2015, 05:49:36 AM
@PierreK:

It's definitely worth to downgrade to 203 in order to have a working copy of nightly ML...

You won't regret it... but you will if you don't try!

jm2c.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 30, 2015, 05:52:42 AM
And the only fix mentioned in 2.0.5:

=====
Fixes a phenomenon in which the image files cannot be transferred using the FTP protocol via USB cable after the Canon EOS 7D camera has established a wireless connection to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A.
=====
As Licaon_Kter said: Don't hold your breath waiting for ML to be ported to 2.0.5 ...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Pelican on April 30, 2015, 10:00:19 AM
Downloadable firmware is not needed to start porting. See 70D thread.
Unfortunately the 7D mII (and the original 7D) is a different story...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 30, 2015, 10:15:10 AM
Thanks for correction. Yes, now I rememver, dual-processor architecture and long, long wait for 7D to become ML-member.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on May 01, 2015, 08:09:47 PM
Quick question , When i'm recording MLV when the file reaches Fat32's limit the new file's Type is different.
It looks like a sequence that starts with .M00
Is this an option to change because i can't convert these , i tried renaming it but it got crazy.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arrinkiiii on May 01, 2015, 10:24:25 PM

Wend it pass the limit Magic Lantern start to make this files, that is the rest of the file. If you use one of the Magic Lantern app you will get all file. You can read about more here in the forum, use the search.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on May 03, 2015, 09:11:45 PM
Quote
1728x692 48 fps slow mo. But wait a minute... When I play it back, the footage is normal aspect, no stretching required! I'm kinda running on no sleep in 2 days, I need someone to confirm this ASAP. I noticed when I set the cam to 1280x720 60p, and set the fps override to 23.976 exact fps, the liveview display was stretched vertically, so when recording it and playing it back records it in normal aspect! Timer A under 23.976 exact is 422 (FT -76). So I set the fps to 48, and Timer A back to 422. Mlv settings-
1728x692
3:2
GD Off
Canon preview
256 MB warmup
SRM On
Hacks on
4 buffers
Reserve on
Global Draw off
Expo override on

Rokinon 35mm manual cine lens

After messing with it a little bit more, the black and white levels get all wacky sometimes and the exposure is super glitchy. At first, I noticed this while testing out different settings in 640x480 mode, going to do some more tests soon as I charge my battery.

:edit: Yeah definitely a bug in the fps override control. I just downloaded the latest nightly, same thing. How exactly does fps override cause LV to stretch? Or is this a new feature I completely missed?!

:edit2: Ok, just figured out that this bug has been in the nightly since 7d fps override was implemented.

:edit3: To fix this issue, Timer A needs to be set to 498 (FT +76) for 23.976 exact and 440 (FT +10) for 60 exact.
Here are two frames from these settings. The first frame is with the modified fps settings, opened in MLVFS and rendered out into jpg through LR with no editing done. The second is normal 48 fps override, distorted frame rendered the same way. And also a screenshot of MLVFS to verify that it's 48 fps. Camera was mostly in the same position, with same exposure settings. Looks like the dng's get stretched downward, the top of each frame is in the same place. Interesting...
(http://s15.postimg.org/xt6qhuszr/M03_1345_000040.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xt6qhuszr/)
(http://s24.postimg.org/f4ox4fie9/M03_1346_000040.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f4ox4fie9/)
(http://s4.postimg.org/nb1wxjf89/Screen_Shot_2015_05_03_at_3_09_05_PM.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nb1wxjf89/)
This is definitely going to come in handy, it's not quite 60 fps but the aliasing is very minor compared to a stretched dng.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 10, 2015, 09:15:15 AM
I'm having a problem when trying to install ML on my 7D with 2.0.3 firmware. I have 3 CF Cards, 1x 8Gb and 2x 16Gb wich have ML installed and all working.

I have bought a Lexar Professional 32GB 1000x CF card and put it in the camera, formatted, copied ML with the card reader, then when i insert it in the camera and tried the firmware update, i get this error message: "Update file cannot be found. Please check the memory card and reload the battery and try again."

Anyone else managed to get passed this problem? I will also be getting a 64Gb card in a few days, so i hope to get ml installed on that one too.

PS: I noticed that when starting the camera with the 32Gb card inside, takes a bit longer to power up, then with a smaller card inside. But I guess this is normal.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 10, 2015, 09:23:59 AM
Not able to reproduce your error.
Workaround: Use EOScard or Macboot to make card bootable. Wipe all content (don't format!) from your card and copy latest nightly content to card.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 10, 2015, 09:50:09 AM
Thanks for the reply. I tried, but doesn't work with this card.

Format in the camera, used EOScard to make card bootable, selected everything from the card and deleted the files, unzipped the latest nightly on the card, put it in the camera, same error.

Then i also tried formating the card in the card reader from windows and got the same error.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 10, 2015, 09:51:31 AM
After using EOScard and wipe/copy: Just startup cam with card inside and press trashcan button. ML showing up?

Download h2testw and verify card's integrity.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 10, 2015, 10:40:45 AM
After using EOScard and wipe/copy: Just startup cam with card inside and press trashcan button. No, ML isn't showing up.

I am testing with h2testw. I did a quick format then performed the test. It's halfway done now and no problem.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 10, 2015, 07:05:20 PM
You won't see any problem with h2testw halfway.
Any update on this one?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 10, 2015, 07:59:40 PM
yes... i was away while the test finished and no errors.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 10, 2015, 08:16:02 PM
Change FIR's file name to uppercase and retry.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 10, 2015, 08:35:22 PM
tried... didn't work
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 11, 2015, 08:24:15 PM
Make a screenshot of card's root directory and link it here.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 12, 2015, 04:38:34 PM
Yes, here it is link (https://www.dropbox.com/s/l50f8xyqigu6fy4/Screenshot%202015-05-12%2017.09.35.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 12, 2015, 04:41:38 PM
I have no idea where you got this totally outdated autoexec.bin. Delete ML directory, FIR and Autoexec.bin (as in "wipe card") and copy extracted nightly build contents to card.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 12, 2015, 09:56:13 PM
but i used the latest nightly build, 2015 May 03. that's where i have the files from. maybe i downloaded from the wrong place (https://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 12, 2015, 10:07:47 PM
Download again and check, please.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 12, 2015, 10:16:33 PM
yes, i did download again, it shows a newer date on the autoexec.bin, but the same error.

I tried with an older build from 2014 May, same error.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 12, 2015, 10:21:55 PM
Okay, start from scratch:
- Set cam to factory defaults, including C.Fn settings
- Switch to photo mode M, liveview off.
- Insert card to cam and format there
. Insert card into cardreader and copy extracted nightly build contents to card
- Insert card into cam and run firmware update
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 12, 2015, 10:52:37 PM
I tried this too and i can't believe it, still same error.

I tried to run software update with the card that has ML on it, the 16Gb one, and that was working even before the reset.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 12, 2015, 11:17:52 PM
Retry using EOScard, please. Make card bootable.
Wipe card's content after doing so (do *not* format card).
Insert card into cam and startup. If EOScard has done its job cam will get stuck and you have to remove battery. If Canon menu appears EOScard failed to make card bootable.
Report result.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 12, 2015, 11:29:56 PM
Still not working. Something must be wrong with the card. i put the 16gb card in, and pressed trash can button, ML appears. Used update software procedure, works.

New 32Gb card, can't seem to manage to get it to work. I did make it bootable via EOScard, deleted everything from the card, but the camera started normaly, so i guess no bootable card. Copied ML, tried again, nothing.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 12, 2015, 11:33:53 PM
I think it's time to try another cardreader and/or another computer.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 12, 2015, 11:44:44 PM
Oh yes... i do have another card reader and another computer. i will retry and report.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 13, 2015, 12:00:45 AM
for this kind of card, does a command promt with a format f:/u work?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 13, 2015, 12:06:00 AM
Why do you want to do this? Skip that. Format card in cam and go on.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 13, 2015, 09:14:49 AM
Moved to another PC, another card reader, downloaded the files again... same thing. i don't get it, it should work.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 13, 2015, 09:19:01 AM
Last try: Format card in cardreader using NTFS. Insert into cam and format again.
Copy ML files on card and retry.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Cris on May 13, 2015, 10:24:27 AM
That's it, didn't work, going on sale for half the price.

Something must be wrong with this card.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: JaiCanon on May 18, 2015, 06:15:03 PM
I've heard so much about Magic Lantern I finally decided to try it.  Downloaded it on to my 7D, tried it out for a few days. Then out of no where the camera shut off and now won't power on.  I charged multiple batteries and tried different batteries to no avail.  Does any one know how to restart my camera?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on May 18, 2015, 07:14:26 PM
JaiCanon, did you try starting the camera without the card inserted?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: JaiCanon on May 18, 2015, 07:33:37 PM
yes, tried starting w/out card
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: JaiCanon on May 18, 2015, 07:36:10 PM
i think i accidentally erased the card when downloading photos, what would happen if this was the case. 
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Licaon_Kter on May 18, 2015, 09:00:41 PM
Put it back on the card, it should not care.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: JaiCanon on May 18, 2015, 11:41:02 PM
thanks, I reloaded the software and found it must have been a battery issue
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on May 19, 2015, 01:22:52 PM
Hi

Is it possible to turn off weird things in photo preview? I have tried everything, ... It's sometimes better to see just photo, ...

Thx
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 19, 2015, 01:38:59 PM
INFO button. Works the same way without ML ...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on May 19, 2015, 02:11:59 PM
Please try yourself and then write down something. My teacher for photography told me the first rule RTFM. I know the manuals.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 19, 2015, 02:15:33 PM
Describe "weird things" or just post a screen snapshot.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on May 19, 2015, 03:17:45 PM
Hi

It must be a bug, the ML overlay conflicts with Canon prewiev, link https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1280234/VRAM0.jpg (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1280234/VRAM0.jpg).
And can someone confirm this. I use manual lens with ML exp override. If I turn auto ISO on does not work. This was tested on manual mode. Tried with magiclantern-Nightly.2015Jan29.7D203

Best regards
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 19, 2015, 03:31:42 PM
Not able to confirm this. Backup directory ML\Settings somewhere and go to Prefs tab -> Config Files -> Restore ML defaults. Retry and report back.

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on May 19, 2015, 08:28:46 PM
Here is another screenshot https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1280234/VRAM1.jpg (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1280234/VRAM1.jpg)
About auto ISO. Works, but there is wrong number on live view.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 19, 2015, 08:32:43 PM
Sorry, unable to tell what you have done or not.
Please backup ML\Settings and restore ML defaults. Then test again and - if able - give steps to reproduce error.
If unable: Restore ML\Settings from backup and retry.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on May 19, 2015, 09:28:49 PM
Maybe try this setttings:
Zebras
Color space__________luma fast
Uderexposure________disabled
Overexposure________90% (230)
When recording_______show
Use raw zebras________photo only
Raw zebra underexp.___0EV

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 19, 2015, 09:44:14 PM
Nope. All fine.

Backup ML\Settings and restore ML factory defaults. Retry.
Or upload ML\Settings somewhere and link here.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on May 19, 2015, 10:11:28 PM
Here is ML with my settings.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1280234/ML.zip (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1280234/ML.zip)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on May 19, 2015, 10:13:03 PM
And yes it's a little random bug - not always with the same settings.  :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on May 20, 2015, 09:22:42 AM
This bug is only shown with preview turn on 2sec or more (in Canon menu).
Best regards
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 20, 2015, 09:41:43 AM
Turned preview off years ago. And I don't think it's a bug but intended.
a1ex, g3gg0?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on May 21, 2015, 09:42:07 AM
Hi

Now I can repeat this bug. Try preview ON (2 sec or more - Canon menu), and
ML Zebras
Color space__________luma fast
Uderexposure________disabled
Overexposure________90% (230)
When recording_______show
Use raw zebras________photo only
Raw zebra underexp.___0EV

If I turn:
Use raw zebras________OFF
Raw zebra underexp.___OFF
I can't repeat this bug in auto preview.

PS
7D is fast camera and with crop factor is suitable for fast action - sports shooting, so auto preview is a good option.

Keep on rockin'
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: astronutski on May 22, 2015, 04:03:59 PM
Hi guys,
Awesome work here!  I have a quick question I haven't found an answer to in here or on the 7D install instructions.
I'm sure it's a stupid question but I seriously don't need a brick  :o

I'm running the latest 2.0.5 firmware and need to know if it's possible to downgrade to 2.0.3?
On Canon's website they say you can't downgrade to previous version, so that gives me pause to verify here.

I have the 2.0.3 firmware and ML for 7D from here, so I'm ready to go, and have read a lot already and am super excited.
But just wanted to verify that I can downgrade even though Canon's site says you can't.

Thank you!
Bill
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 22, 2015, 04:13:28 PM
You can. Been there, done that.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: astronutski on May 22, 2015, 04:54:38 PM
You can. Been there, done that.


THANK YOU!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: paddles1981 on May 23, 2015, 12:17:38 AM
Hey guys is anyone working on the Crop Mode Hack for the 7D? Love this on my EOS M  :D
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: hennetv on May 29, 2015, 09:19:19 AM
Hello,

I have the latest version of Magic Lantern on my 7D. When I press the button for Live View, I am immediately in the video Live View. It is then no longer exposure time 1/30 - the built-in flash does not go also. Start video recording does not work - it's as expected only the live view again.

What's wrong?

Best Regards
Rigo
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 29, 2015, 09:21:14 AM
Remove card and startup. Same results?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: hennetv on May 29, 2015, 09:34:04 AM
Hello,

Oh yeah! Is still so! Is there a Canon software problem?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: hennetv on May 29, 2015, 09:40:02 AM
Hello,

I have now tried the following with no memory card in the Canon menu ->

"Live imaging" suppressed and then reactivated. Now it's back! Previously, under the live image recording no entry - not "suppressed" and not "activ"

postscript

with ML it is now possible again! everything OK
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: rtf on June 05, 2015, 09:34:49 AM
Thinking of upgrading from the 550D to the 7D. How long can you record in RAW at 1280x544 at 50fps and at 1280x720 in 50fps?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: N/A on June 05, 2015, 04:15:30 PM
Thinking of upgrading from the 550D to the 7D. How long can you record in RAW at 1280x544 at 50fps and at 1280x720 in 50fps?
Here's a good thread to refer to for high fps times and combinations-
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10195.0 (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10195.0)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: rtf on June 06, 2015, 09:27:47 AM
Here's a good thread to refer to for high fps times and combinations-
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10195.0 (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10195.0)

Okay thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: feureau on June 22, 2015, 10:52:22 AM
some crash logs

Code: [Select]
ASSERT: !IS_ERROR( TryPostEvent( this->hTaskClass, this, EV_RESET_PSAVE_LV, NULL, 0 ) )
at LVState.c:608, task ?
lv:0 mode:3


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jun20.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : db3ebdf8fd05 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-06-19 22:31:00 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 159K + 2641K


ASSERT: !IS_ERROR( TryPostEvent( this->hTaskClass, this, EV_VD_INTR_LV, NULL, 0 ) )
at LVState.c:485, task ?
lv:0 mode:3


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jun20.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : db3ebdf8fd05 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-06-19 22:31:00 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 159K + 2645K
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 22, 2015, 11:11:12 AM
Issue with FRSP?

Liveview screen goes blank after taking pic. Using half-shutter button (short press) brings LV back).
Someone able to confirm this? Don't have a second cam at hand right now ...
Used latest build.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on June 22, 2015, 11:08:37 PM
Hi.
I can't help about this issue, but last week I shot video
link:  [vimeo]131413778[/vimeo]
with  ML-Nightly.2015Jun09.7D203 without any problems.
I did not use RAW video because of long recordings (more than 90min), MLV was great.
Big thanks for Focus peaking. Magic Lantern rules.

Best Regards

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: white.coop on June 23, 2015, 07:43:15 PM
Hey guys,

Thanks for your great work on magic lantern! I've used it on multiple cameras for a while and it's been really helpful.

Today I installed the latest build (magiclantern-Nightly.2015Jun23.7D203.zip) on my 7D. When auto-restart is on, it restarts the camera even when I stop recording by pressing the button myself (rather than only restarting when the camera stops recording on its own). Is that a known bug?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 23, 2015, 07:52:22 PM
https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/issue/2065/movie-restart-7d-stuck-in-loop-cannot-stop
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: feureau on June 25, 2015, 03:22:30 AM
Some assert logs
Code: [Select]
ML ASSERT:
lv
at ../../src/raw.c:1690 (raw_lv_request), task shoot_task
lv:0 mode:2


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jun20.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : db3ebdf8fd05 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-06-19 22:31:00 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 238K + 2706K

ML ASSERT:
lv
at ../../src/raw.c:1690 (raw_lv_request), task shoot_task
lv:0 mode:2


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jun20.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : db3ebdf8fd05 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-06-19 22:31:00 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 238K + 2706K


ML ASSERT:
lv
at ../../src/raw.c:1690 (raw_lv_request), task shoot_task
lv:0 mode:2


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jun20.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : db3ebdf8fd05 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-06-19 22:31:00 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 238K + 2706K


ML ASSERT:
lv
at ../../src/raw.c:1690 (raw_lv_request), task shoot_task
lv:0 mode:3


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jun20.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : db3ebdf8fd05 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-06-19 22:31:00 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 267K + 2707K


ML ASSERT:
lv
at ../../src/raw.c:1690 (raw_lv_request), task shoot_task
lv:0 mode:2


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jun20.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : db3ebdf8fd05 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-06-19 22:31:00 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 266K + 2711K
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: feureau on June 26, 2015, 05:28:01 PM
More assert logs:
Code: [Select]
ML ASSERT:
lv
at ../../src/raw.c:1690 (raw_lv_request), task shoot_task
lv:0 mode:2


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jun20.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : db3ebdf8fd05 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-06-19 22:31:00 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 239K + 2692K


ML ASSERT:
!DISPLAY_IS_ON
at ../../src/zebra.c:4179 (idle_display_off), task cls_task
lv:0 mode:3


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jun20.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : db3ebdf8fd05 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-06-19 22:31:00 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 238K + 2603K


ML ASSERT:
!DISPLAY_IS_ON
at ../../src/zebra.c:4179 (idle_display_off), task cls_task
lv:0 mode:3


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jun20.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : db3ebdf8fd05 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-06-19 22:31:00 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 238K + 2706K
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Delicate on July 03, 2015, 11:40:38 AM
Hi all,
Issue: Corrupted 7D CROP RAW video

Background:
Canon 7D 203 firmware with ML nightly.2015Jul02.7D203
CF card: Komputerbay Professional 64GB 1066x
Did not use any other modules than raw_rec with RAW video on.

When recording normal raw video everything is ok.
But when recording with raw video in CROP mode, then the video will be corrupted (can already be seen during recording in live view - there is all kind of textured areas jumping around in the view...)

I did try an earlier nightly build with the same problem, so I'm sort of irresolute on what to do next.
Please advice!

Thanks,
Jan
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: vyskocil on July 03, 2015, 12:20:38 PM
Could you try with mlv_rec as raw_rec is somewhat deprecated and tell us ?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Delicate on July 03, 2015, 01:37:16 PM
I did try with mlv_rec also earlier, which caused the camera to crash during recording ONLY in raw CROP mode (this was with an earlier nightly version)
Now I tried again with the latest nightly in mlv_rec mode, and again it crashed only in raw crop mode (normal size raw worked just fine).

Here are the log files I found on the card:
CRASH00.LOG:
ASSERT: !IS_ERROR( TryPostEvent( this->hTaskClass, this, EV_VD_INTR_LV, NULL, 0 ) )
at LVState.c:485, task ?
lv:1 mode:3

Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jul02.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : bcd2d84120a5 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-07-01 22:30:47 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 241K + 2640K

CRASH01.LOG
ASSERT: !IS_ERROR( TryPostEvent( this->hTaskClass, this, EV_RESET_PSAVE_LV, NULL, 0 ) )
at LVState.c:608, task ?
lv:0 mode:3

Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jul02.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : bcd2d84120a5 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-07-01 22:30:47 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 240K + 2724K

So the problem is associated with only CROP mode in both raw_rec and mlv_rec
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Delicate on July 03, 2015, 02:13:46 PM
I did new tests with less video resolution on the crop raw video, but the problem did remain.
All my raw crop video tests up to now were made using the ML view on the live view.

BUT!!, when I changed to one of Canon's views in live view (by toggling the INFO button), then I were able to get raw crop video without failure both in raw_rec and mlv_rec mode!
So I can circumvent the problem this way, but I loose a live view with correct display of what area I'm filming.
I think I have a sort of halfway solution to my problem...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 03, 2015, 03:35:25 PM
Did you have Global Draw turned on? Turn it off.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Delicate on July 04, 2015, 09:42:46 AM
Yes Walter, I did have Global draw on, but when I tested in off position I were able to capture raw crop video. So it seems that this issue has to do with all tree ML live views in raw crop video mode.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 04, 2015, 10:23:44 AM
"All three ML live views"? Sorry, please explain.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: feureau on July 04, 2015, 01:58:08 PM
Is it just me or does 7D ML seems very unstable lately? lots of ERR70

anyway, crash log:
Code: [Select]
ASSERT: GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk( GetFirstMemChunk( pMem1AllocateListItem->hMemSuite ) ) == pMessage->pAddress
at SrmActionMemory.c:1154, task RscMgr
lv:0 mode:3


Magic Lantern version : Nightly.2015Jul02.7D203
Mercurial changeset   : bcd2d84120a5 (unified) tip
Built on 2015-07-01 22:30:47 UTC by [email protected]
Free Memory  : 237K + 2697K
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Delicate on July 05, 2015, 06:58:35 AM
Sorry Walter, By "all tree" I mean the "LiveView", the "QuickReview" and the "ON, all modes" in Global Draw.

Another issue, I have experiensed it twice now, that the 7D battery was flat after having my ML CF card in the camera over night, even though the cameras power button was in OFF position? I'm I dreaming or what?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 05, 2015, 12:19:01 PM
Zip contents of ML\Settings, upload it somewhere and link it here. Will try to reproduce.
I'm used to remove and reinsert battery. Power off setting isn't breaking power line but just telling the cam to shutdown.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Delicate on July 08, 2015, 06:49:32 AM
Hi Walter
Hope these settings was the one you requested.
Regards,
Jan

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t2xhfjnajq923kd/Frojdman_7D_settings.zip?dl=0
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Rainmanwalking on July 10, 2015, 01:25:42 PM
ML nightly June 9,2015.  In MLV record in regular mode the movie menu, raw video(mlv) shows the resolution and below it show write speed needed at 23.976fps.  Which is the fps I want to shoot in.  But when I move into crop mode it shows additional resolution setting but only at 29.951fps.  Does that mean in crop mode you can only shoot at 29.951 fps?  I'm sure this is covered elsewhere but couldn't find.  Thanks. 
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 10, 2015, 03:52:00 PM
You have to tweak fps settings.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Rainmanwalking on July 10, 2015, 06:44:49 PM
OK.  I've done that before but you loose sound.  I was hoping to have both.  It's essential that you import video into editor (I use Sony Vegas) at the exact fps setting you choose to override to keep audio and video synced. I learned that the hard way.  :)  Thanks Walter. 
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 10, 2015, 07:37:59 PM
Just recorded in crop mode with 23.974 fps and sound.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ChameleonNinja on July 11, 2015, 12:33:13 AM
So, quick backstory, i recently bought a Komputerbay 1066x 64GB

testing on MAC i got 149mbs read max, and 122mbs write max
Blackmagic on MAC 133 read max, and 121mbs write max
Testing today from a Windows Surface 3 CrystalDisk -- 149mbs read, 129mbs write

i was thinking of returning this card as it is still not quite 155 / 160 or consistently 140 write and my Magic Lantern benchmarks were poor

:64.8mb/s in movie mode, 54mbs read
74mb/s in photo and playback write
best results 86
(http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y333/ChameleonNinja/BENCH5_zpsgoym8fjg.jpg) (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/ChameleonNinja/media/BENCH5_zpsgoym8fjg.jpg.html)

today i installed the new july build and did a few restarts and in playback i got a massive result across the board:
(http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y333/ChameleonNinja/BENCH10_zpskkyu4uck.jpg) (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/ChameleonNinja/media/BENCH10_zpskkyu4uck.jpg.html)

But movie mode was still lacking...
(http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y333/ChameleonNinja/BENCH11_zpsczi2o6vw.jpg) (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/ChameleonNinja/media/BENCH11_zpsczi2o6vw.jpg.html)

I understand the limitations of the Canon 7D but want to maximise my speeds and have seen results nearing the 90mbs write
currently i am hitting around 78/79 maybe 81mb/s but it skips a frame and freezes up trying to write the data, sometimes its able to stop after a skipped frame write the 5/10 seconds and move on but others it will freeze the entire system.

So
1. should i return the card - the chipset is the old AB so could get an AC and i am still only getting 120mb/s write?
2. is this freezing normal what can i do to prevent it?

Thanks everyone great work so far very impressed.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 11, 2015, 04:19:34 AM
IMO: Card absolutely ok and within expected performance range. 
Freezing needs to be explored, though.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Sapporo on July 11, 2015, 01:29:45 PM
Sounds great if the latest version works in crop mode and 24 fps/s.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 11, 2015, 04:48:05 PM
Just tested 24 fps and this works as well.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmk on July 27, 2015, 12:55:08 PM
Two questions here...

1) If I haven't upgraded in several months, but last time I shot it was great- should I wipe it clean and re-install before my shoot tomorrow, or just use the older version since it worked fine?

2) if I don't touch any fps override, then it's 23.976 fps right (assuming 24fps is selected in canon menu)? Should I rather use fps override and set it to 24?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ansius on July 27, 2015, 10:12:26 PM
I've tested recent relise, and it is fine. Haven't had a power down / cf eject / freeze in couple recent releases, tough I never could really pinpoint he cause, previously it froze up if I ejected card on switched off camera and putt an other one, had to eject battery as well. not always, could not understand why, but it happened once in a while. for last 2-3 releases, have never had this bug.

but yes, I've tested it, seams stable.

if you select the 24 in canon menu, then it is indeed 23.976, if you have no particular reason you should not touch the fps override.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmk on July 27, 2015, 10:26:59 PM
 8) thanks!

Followup question... when planning the shot (before hitting record) I like all the widgets on the screen like zebras, meters, etc. but when I magnify-zoom in it's b&w with a horrible lag, and then the zoom out button doesn't work so I need to hit play in order to get back out, and then it refreshes the screen for a few seconds (not terrible, but kinda annoying)

Is there a way to tell it to use the native camera mode when zooming in (5x or 10x), then ML with all the global draw stuff when at normal?

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ansius on July 27, 2015, 10:36:08 PM
is it while shooting RAW? for RAW that is the way it is, it is called crop mode, for 1:1 pixel binding and no moire
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmk on July 28, 2015, 01:23:34 AM
Before hitting record, just while composing the shot...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmilligan on July 28, 2015, 02:51:47 AM
How can you compose a shot zoomed in with incorrect framing?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmk on July 28, 2015, 04:09:23 PM
That's the point :)

I like to go back and forth between zoomed in (to check focus) and zoomed out / regular (to compose the shot).

With ML installed- the regular (zoomed out) view is great since I can see the scene as-is and also get meters, but the zoomed in view is not great since there's a delay (esp when going back to regular), it doesn't go to 10x, and it defaults to b&w.

I'd like the zoomed out / regular view to be ML with all the bells and whistles, but zoomed in (both 10x and 5x) to be native canon- and to be able to quickly switch between them.

Is that possible?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ansius on July 28, 2015, 05:41:11 PM
simply switch off the raw shooting while composing/checking focus and then switch it back on. this is a normal raw behavior because the zoom function is used for remapping how the sensor is read so no lines would be skipped, sadly the debrayering is cpu consuming (and ml cant directly access the canon fw one, as i have understood, maybe I'm wrong) hence the b&w.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmk on July 29, 2015, 10:15:13 AM
if you press zoom again it turns color while pressed... ouch, turning raw on and off would also be time consuming for the way I like to work :\

Need to get me one of those EVF things or a large monitor so I can judge focus more easily ;)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ryzehd on July 30, 2015, 06:00:32 AM
Hey guys,

Considering buying a 7D for RAW Video shooting only. Has the record time improved from the last couple of nightly builds? The longest time I've seen so far was 11 seconds.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 30, 2015, 07:15:45 AM
Recording times of this length are indicating wrong settings and are not related to build versions.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Argon on August 03, 2015, 10:10:15 PM
I had one question...
when I using dual ISO on my 7D,  can I view the photos on the camera without those lines ??
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 03, 2015, 10:14:36 PM
Not implemented.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Argon on August 03, 2015, 10:24:18 PM
is this in the near future plan?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 03, 2015, 10:31:09 PM
Well, if you tell me where to find such a thing ...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Argon on August 03, 2015, 10:39:40 PM
hmm...If I ever find them, I'll will call you... :)
thank you anyway...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on August 03, 2015, 10:45:17 PM
Why would you want to do this in camera when it still looks as good and can even notice the increase in DR when reviewing them on LCD despite the lines.

Play with the Zoom button a little in and out to see where the lines starts to become less/more noticeable. Jm2c.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: danielkeane on August 11, 2015, 03:39:20 PM
Hi, this question has probably been asked millions of times, but I've just installed the newest nightly build onto my 7D and when I turn on Movie restart, I can't stop the camera recording once I start it (unless I turn off the camera). Basically when I hit record again to stop recording it, it stops for a second, then restarts again. Is this a common issue or is possible I have some settings set wrong?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 11, 2015, 03:48:41 PM
https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/issues/2065/movie-restart-7d-stuck-in-loop-cannot-stop
You need movie restart only when recording H.264. RAW/MLV doesn't require this setting anymore for recordings > 30 min.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Rainmanwalking on August 18, 2015, 04:43:32 PM
If I use an 8mm lens and shoot video in crop mode (3x) what is the equivalent lens size ?   Is it 24mm?   38mm?  Does anyone have experience with the Rokinon, Bower, Sayang, 8mm lens they would like to share?  Thanks. 
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Danialdaneshmand on August 18, 2015, 07:15:59 PM
If I use an 8mm lens and shoot video in crop mode (3x) what is the equivalent lens size ?   Is it 24mm?   38mm?  Does anyone have experience with the Rokinon, Bower, Sayang, 8mm lens they would like to share?  Thanks. 
I had the same idea but i tend to use really good glass in crop mode, since my Samyang isn't really that sharp i don't use it.
And about the lens, i keep myself out of f/3.5 as much as i can. it has a good improvement on f/5.6 and maximum sharpness at f/8.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 18, 2015, 07:42:13 PM
This is "Camera-specific discussions" forum and this thread is dedicated to 7D issues. Keep chatter down and discuss such items elsewhere, please! "Hardware and accessories" will do just fine.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Rainmanwalking on August 18, 2015, 08:00:50 PM
Mr. Schulz, my interest is only with the 7D as it's the only camera I own and I sincerely appreciate your help with my questions in the past.  My question might not have been stated clearly,  I was wanting to know how wide angle lenses perform in crop mode (3x) on the 7D, and how to estimate the equivalent lens size.   Thanks. 
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dfort on August 18, 2015, 10:17:55 PM
3x crop mode on the 7D should be about the same as the other APS-C cameras in 3x crop mode. Note that you can choose various frame sizes for recording and that also changes the amount of cropping. 3x will get you in the ballpark. In other words:

Code: [Select]
8mm x 3 ≈ 24mm equivalent on an APS-C sensor
8mm x 3 x 1.6 ≈ 38mm equivalent on a FF sensor

Now for my very 7D specific request. Can someone that knows how to look into the ML/LOGS directory on the SD card please PM me?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dfort on August 21, 2015, 12:04:23 AM
Thanks dpjpandone. Now to make sense of all the gibberish.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: blackjack102 on September 04, 2015, 05:56:58 PM
I am enjoy to work with magic lantern. One thing is I hate about view play video on camera because it can't do the back. When I am at play mode and wanted to check out another video, I have to exit the magic lantern and go to view another video. I film blind most time, so I need to look few videos before I film again.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on September 04, 2015, 06:13:41 PM
I'm unable to understand what your problem is. Please rephase your issue and add issue in you native language.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 01, 2015, 08:54:34 AM
Looking for someone willing to test this bugfix: https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/issues/2202/create-directory-on-recording-doesnt-start
You need newest build or the one before.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: newreal on October 05, 2015, 08:10:53 PM
Hi there,
I've got a 7D and would like to start using Magic Lantern on it. I've spent hours on the internet learning about this magical hack...
I do a lot of slow motion (action sports) and am wondering what the current capacities of the 7D are on the latest build (oct/1/2015) mainly for recording 60/50 fps? And does anyone know what is the max/best quality resolution it is possible to record continuous at 60/50p? (with the right type of cf card of course).
Thanks for your expertise!
Title: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on October 08, 2015, 10:05:51 AM
Seriously guys after months, if not a year or so goes by and there are bugs that seems to be either unreported or unable to fix as of yet on this remarkable 7D even with the latest nightlies.

It feels good to be back in this league and definitely never gets old with this semi beast after scooping up a solid used one off Craiglist's for incredibly cheap!

Missed the half-shutter magnified zoom hot key!

[emoji108]

*edit*

Is there a certain work around to get crop-mode to record MLV Raw? Because whenever I set it into 10x crop (pressed it twice) and it won't record but if I go into 5x crop mode (pressed once) which starts recording but with that crappy grayish look.

On top of my head I remember being able to shoot in crop modes on 7D especially in the older builds -- guess I'll have to dig through and find one that works?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on October 08, 2015, 07:16:19 PM
Quote
whenever I set it into 10x crop (pressed it twice) and it won't record but if I go into 5x crop mode (pressed once) which starts recording but with that crappy grayish look

Not with my 7D right now, but the gray look is because of the magic lantern preview (which shows the correct cropped image). To avoid that, you need to switch it to Canon (somewhere in ml menu).
It used to be that if you hit the zoom button twice (10x) it would freeze. I don't know if that has been fixed. You only want to push it once, though, for shooting raw. Somewhere in the ml menu you can set the zoom to only do 5x.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 08, 2015, 07:59:49 PM
10x feature was disabled in build #139 (17.06.2014):
3: 7D/5D2/550D/500D: disabled LV RAW mode in 10x zoom (should fix issues #1587, #1990, #1961 and others). Other cameras requiring this workaround?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on October 09, 2015, 07:28:06 AM
Makes sense guys... Will dive into this some more this weekend and share results.

Thanks again as always!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: xando on October 09, 2015, 07:09:20 PM
Hi there, new user, many thanks to developers, excited to get our next short movie done in raw. I am having trouble controlling IRIS(rotating wheel) while shooting Raw. any help will be apreciated. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: lansin on October 16, 2015, 04:56:39 PM
I have used 7D for about 4 years, now my bright boy has been borned last mouth ,that I want to make many many good videos for him , so I came here...
Title: Re: Canon 7D Restore 7D v2.03 from 2.05?
Post by: OldYogi on October 29, 2015, 05:11:45 PM
I sent my trusty 7D to Canon for repair (a new sensor) and it came back with firmware 2.03 replaced by 2.05.  I miss my ML.   Canon says
Quote
Firmware Version 2.0.5 is for cameras with firmware version 2.0.3. If the camera's firmware is already Version 2.0.5, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to version 2.0.5, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version.
Discussion on this forum nonetheless implies I can revert to 2.03 by putting that version on the card and using "update firmware."    Can someone please confirm that - thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: OldYogi on October 29, 2015, 05:51:25 PM
in post http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg122566#msg122566 (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg122566#msg122566) Walter Schulz, responding to a post about ML not running under firmware 2.05, said
Quote
I would suggest to use three cards for this. One with Canon's firmware version 2.0.3, one with 2.0.5 and a card running ML (bootable + files + directories).
The cards holding Canon's firmware may be some cheap or small capacity cards.
I don't understand that - could Walter or someone explain?   is the idea that all 3 cards would be independantly bootable by using EOScard.exe?  would the "card running ML" have 2.3 on it?   If the firmware installed on the camera remains 2.05, why the 3rd card with 2.05 on it?   
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 29, 2015, 07:13:26 PM
Linked post was an answer to someone who wanted to use ML (which requires Canon firmware 2.0.3) and Canon's firmware 2.0.5. Not at the same time, of course but he wants to change between both options. Do you want this, too? If not, the answer does not apply to your needs.

To switch to 2.0.3: Format a card using your cardreader, format again in cam. Copy Canon firmware file (2.0.3) to card and run firmware update.
After successful downgrade delete firmware file from card (or just format again in cam) and copy extracted nightly build contents to card. Run firmware update again to get card and cam running ML again.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: OldYogi on October 29, 2015, 08:05:29 PM
thanks for so quick a response.  I was alarmed by Canon's statement that you can't go back from 2.05.

 For the moment I see no reason why I'd want to also run 2.05, as well as 20.3.    although I do have two cards, only one of which has ML on it.   
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 29, 2015, 08:17:59 PM
I was alarmed by Canon's statement that you can't go back from 2.05.

Don't know why they use "can't" instead of "shouldn't" which would be the proper term.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: OldYogi on November 01, 2015, 08:21:59 PM
Walter --
Thanks again for the response. 
If like that other post I did want to run both 2.03 & 2.05, am I right that you are suggesting that
a. to switch to 2.05 from 2.03  just load the card with 2.05 on it and run firmware update.  after that you could use the ML card, but ML itself wouldn't load.
b. To go back to 2.03 do the same with the card with 2.03, and
c. to run ML after reverting to 2.03 insert the ML card and run firmware update again.

I ask in part because I have my card with ML on it as I had been running it -- if I format that card I lose its configuration -- whereas if I understand, I could revert to 2.03 from another card, then insert the ML card and run firmware update again.   That way I'd be running the same ML as before.   
Do I have it right?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 01, 2015, 08:29:38 PM
a. Nope. Cam won't start.
b. Yes
c. "Firmware update" is not needed.

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: twisp on November 01, 2015, 08:56:22 PM
Greetings

not sure if i am posting the the correct section,I have just dot the canon 7 D mark 11, i previously had the 600d with a 50mm f.8 and a 18 to 250mm, i recently started shooting very low light live music gigs/ clubs, this camera is very different to my 600d and i am in need of setting it up for low light photography, any help will be greatly appreciated, flash use in not permitted in these venues, thank you kindly..regards
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ansius on November 01, 2015, 09:40:06 PM
7D is not that grate at low lights, almost never go above ISO 1250, you would be better of with 5Dmk2.

No special setting is going to help concerning the limits of the camera, just go with the best and fastest lens you can get. If you do video in h264 then cranking up bit-rate helps at high ISOs, it is easier to remove it with Denoiser or NeetVideo.

If it is photography with high dynamic range, you should look into dual-iso
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 01, 2015, 09:41:10 PM
He's asking about 7D2, not 7D.
Title: Re: Canon 7D mark 11
Post by: twisp on November 01, 2015, 10:37:34 PM
sorry guys my mistake , it is the mark two, not for video, just photos only
Thanks And sorry for the mistake.
regards
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: OldYogi on November 02, 2015, 05:22:39 PM
Walter,
I fear I'm being profoundly dumb, and I don't want to exhaust your patience -- but I remain puzzled. 
I had asked if, with firmware 2.03 on one card, 2.05 on another, and ML on a 3rd, whether it would work as follows:
Quote
a. to switch to 2.05 from 2.03  just load the card with 2.05 on it and run firmware update.  after that you could use the ML card, but ML itself wouldn't load.
b. To go back to 2.03 do the same with the card with 2.03, and
c. to run ML after reverting to 2.03 insert the ML card and run firmware update again.
you replied:
Quote
a. Nope. Cam won't start.
b. Yes
c. "Firmware update" is not needed.
I think I don't understand why in (a) the "Cam won't start."   If I update from 2.03 to 2.05, I know I can't run ML, but isn't the camera then restored to running 2.05?   It seems to make no difference whether the card I then use (under 2.05) has ML on it or not -- right now the camera has 2.05 and has no problem booting with the card that has my 6 month old copy of ML on it  although of course ML itself doesn't load.

what am I missing?   
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Audionut on November 02, 2015, 05:25:21 PM
If the camera has the bootflag enabled, and the wrong version of autoexec.bin on the card it won't boot.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 02, 2015, 05:31:15 PM
The cam won't start because updating/downgrading firmware does not affect cam's bootflag (which is set by ML installation and used to look for a bootable card). If you insert a ML enabled card the cam will locate card and try to load autoexec.bin. And because ML is designed to work with a dedicated firmware version you will get an error and will be forced to remove battery before proceeding.
If your cam is starting up with firmware 2.0.5 installed you either haven't the bootflag set or your card is not bootable.
Cam's bootflag can only be set/removed by ML installation. And this requires firmware 2.0.3.

An "ML enabled card" is bootable (part of ML installation, too) and has ML files and directories on it.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: OldYogi on November 03, 2015, 02:23:22 AM
ah --- thank you both -- this now makes sense.
The cam  has no bootflag enabled, I assume, because when servicing the cam Canon upgraded the firmware.  The card presumably remains bootable -- because it is the same card that was booting before, when the camera had 2.03.
So, indeed, to reenable ML I have to both "update" to 2.03, and then reinstall ML from a card, so the bootflag will be set on the camera.

I feel much more comfortable doing stuff when I know why I'm doing it.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 03, 2015, 05:12:02 AM
ah --- thank you both -- this now makes sense.
The cam  has no bootflag enabled, I assume, because when servicing the cam Canon upgraded the firmware.
Again: Updating firmware d o e s  n o t  affect cam's bootflag!

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: F83eric on November 15, 2015, 03:08:57 PM
Hello,

I try to install ML on my 7D
My firmware is 2.0.3
I have copy all ML files on my SD card from my computer and insert it in an adaptator CompaqFlash/SD into my camera

When I try to update firmrware to install ML when I click to OK, screen shut down and nothink append.
My Camera is freeze.
I remove my memory card and after my camera write no firmware found ...
I remove battery
And after my camera work well.

Do you have a idea ?

Thank
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 15, 2015, 03:13:14 PM
Concerning compatibility most CF-SD-adapters are just a major PITA. Use CF-card.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: F83eric on November 15, 2015, 05:00:58 PM
I can't copy ML program to my CF.
I have no external CF adaptator.
When I try with my 7D connect with cable to my computer, I was unable to write to CF (no right ?)
Is there any option to active this ?

(windows seven 64bits)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 15, 2015, 05:05:41 PM
20 bucks and your problem is solved.
http://cameramemoryspeed.com
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ansius on November 15, 2015, 06:15:01 PM
I can't copy ML program to my CF.
I have no external CF adaptator.
When I try with my 7D connect with cable to my computer, I was unable to write to CF (no right ?)
Is there any option to active this ?

(windows seven 64bits)

Get card reader - that is the only solution! you cant copy ml trough camera, and from my experience you should always use card reader to read as well, have had problems with ML cards and usb file download.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: F83eric on November 16, 2015, 10:28:20 AM
Hi
Thank you for your response.
I get card reader.

After I have installed ML

Is it possible for me to replace my CF with my SD card and adaptor ? Is it necessary to copy more file on SD card ?

If no, is it a problem to use some time ML with my CF, and start my camera without ML with my SD ?

Eric
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 16, 2015, 10:36:27 AM
Never tried to use CF-SD adapters for ML. So you have to find out.

You have to make SD-card bootable by using EOScard/Macboot.
Then wipe card's content and copy extracted nightly build content to card.

I have no idea if cam's card interface will able to boot from SD via CF-SD-adapter.
 
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Canon Amateur on November 17, 2015, 11:14:32 AM
Grabbed my Jobo SD/SDHC/SDxC CF Adapter (Art #SE9109) and my SanDisk Extreme SDHC card 32GB.
Fired up EOSCard and used a CF Cardreader and enabled ML and Bootflag on the SD Card, which was inserted in the CF Adapter.
EOScard copied the ML files, then I downloaded the latest build (magiclantern-Nightly.2015Aug18.50D109) and copied those files to SD, overwriting existing files.
Inserted the CF adapter with the SD in the 7D and switched on the 7D.
ML loads but on the first boot the red LED flashes for about 20 seconds.
Probably because a lot of things need to be written to SD and the throughput is not as fast as a CF card.
Eventualy I have ML running on an SD with a CF-card adapter in my 7D.

Now I have to keep track of the various memory cards with their ML versions. :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 17, 2015, 11:26:17 AM
Thanks for testing it.
I recommend to delete contents written by EOScard. There is an almost endless line of people who had problems because they are not that good telling copying with/without overwriting.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ansius on November 17, 2015, 03:19:49 PM
with first boot happens the ROM dump, 7D makes 2 - ROM0 UN ROM1 in ../ML/LOG/ each is 16MB, if I remember correctly, correct me if I'm wrong
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: F83eric on November 17, 2015, 07:47:12 PM
Hello

ML ok on a CF  :).

ML ko on a sd with cf adaptor, I try a lot of procedure with EOSCard but my 7D doesn't start.  >:(

Eric
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on November 18, 2015, 04:44:51 AM
F83eric:

Honestly, I'm afraid if you do it this way with an adapter (never tried it on my end) then you probably won't be able to achieve the 7D's sweet spot with recording times/resolution in terms of maxing out the writing speed.

Just get a card reader and stick with CF cards (at least 1066x) which works well for 7D.

Keep it simple and Happy Shooting!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Oswald on November 18, 2015, 09:50:01 AM
Which one i'll buy? 7d or 70d? I now have the eos M. :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 18, 2015, 10:01:25 AM
No details/use cases given -> No advice in return.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kamranjon on November 18, 2015, 04:53:14 PM
I am trying to use the Restart Rec. Feature in the Movie Extras menu, and it doesn't seem to be working at all.

Here is my settings:

Crop Mode: 2048x1152
FPS: 24

I usually get about 6-8 seconds of recording in this mode, but to be able to have it auto restart recording at the end of each of these segments would be awesome because I could put it on a tripod during a shoot and get a bunch of 7 second clips that were basically sequential and could be cut into A-cam footage in post.

Any help would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: flofifull on November 19, 2015, 03:23:55 PM
Quote
I usually get about 6-8 seconds of recording in this mode

With 1000x card from Transcend, i can get 14-15 seconds in 2048 x 1200 pixels (24 fps, crop mode).
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 19, 2015, 08:59:46 PM
I am trying to use the Restart Rec. Feature in the Movie Extras menu, and it doesn't seem to be working at all.

I'm not a programmer but this feature seems to be developed for H.264 recording only and covering movie stop caused by 29:59 and/or 4 GByte limit in this mode. It does not work with RAW/MLV.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arrinkiiii on November 30, 2015, 02:49:56 AM

Hi guys,

Im recording some footage against the sun and im getting a pink circle (the size of the sun) in the sun. Using MLVProducer or MlRawViewer.  Anyone knows about this?

Thanks
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Spooke on November 30, 2015, 08:30:49 PM
I'm not sure if this is a problem but my CF benchmarks at 152 MB/s Read, 134 MB/s Write but on my 7D I only get 42.4 MB/s Read, 64.8 MB/s Write?

Doesn't seem right to me, generally I get around 70+ MB/s whilst recording and it seems to be quite stable.

Edit - Re-ran the test in Movie Mode 1080p24 (was in the main camera screen before) and got 81.5 MB/s Read, 66.2  MB/s Write which sounds better, is that the best I can expect from a 7D?

Komputerbay 1066x 64GB Card
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 30, 2015, 08:36:59 PM
Lies, damned lies, benchmarks.
Use photo mode -> Start benchmark -> Press Play button
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Spooke on November 30, 2015, 08:46:19 PM
Lies, damned lies, benchmarks.
Use photo mode -> Start benchmark -> Press Play button


Ahah! Read 108.3 MB/s, Write 87.2 MB/s. Thanks a lot Walter, I guess they don't really mean much I was just worried that something was amiss with my camera :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: markus1980 on December 06, 2015, 04:19:55 AM
Hallo!

Is there any headphone monitoring for the 7D yet?

Kind regards from Vienna
Markus
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 06, 2015, 08:00:26 AM
Top of page -> Downloads -> Download Nightly Builds -> Top of page -> Features -> Audio
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 06, 2015, 02:41:15 PM
Please go to Top of page -> Downloads -> Download Nightly Builds -> 7D.203 and follow instructions there. Forget anything you ever seen or heard about bspatch and related FIR files.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: markus1980 on December 06, 2015, 02:49:45 PM
Hallo Walter!

Use bspatch and EOScard in case of emergency?

Thanks for help and kind regards from Vienna
Markus
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 06, 2015, 02:53:01 PM
Schreibe ich undeutlich?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: markus1980 on December 06, 2015, 03:19:59 PM
Hallo Walter!

Bitte entschuldige meine Fragen.

Angenommen ich habe nur eine ML Karte und die ist
dann defekt, kaputt oder verloren, was mache ich dann?
Einfach eine neue Karte erstellen und FW-Update durchführen?

LG und DANKE aus Wien
Markus
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 06, 2015, 03:21:28 PM
Top of page -> User Guide -> Install Guide
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: markus1980 on December 07, 2015, 01:56:42 PM
Hallo Walter!

I have installed ML yesterday. Works nice!
Lets see about the future ...

Is there any chance in the near future for
the 7D to get headphone monitoring?

Thanks for help and kind regards from Vienna
Markus
Title: Re: Canon 7D 128Gb CF
Post by: UmbertoVicto on December 12, 2015, 06:58:49 PM
Hi! :)
I used always 64Gb cards till now. Now i would like to try a bigger one.
Does Macboot work on a 128Gb Card? Are there other app to make the card bootableon MAC? (sometimes Macboot doesn't work fine and i have to re-format many times - Maybe and old version? :o)

Thanks for help and kind regards from Italy.
Umberto
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 12, 2015, 07:00:56 PM
Read first post of this thread.
You can use MacBoot or you can run firmware update making the card bootable.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: UmbertoVicto on December 15, 2015, 05:26:26 PM
thank you, I just want to be sure before buying it.
Title: Canon 7D + Komputerbay 64GB 1000x CF
Post by: Rich-Simmo on December 18, 2015, 01:26:33 AM
Hi everyone, I'm hoping that this is the right place to ask :) My 7D used to record RAW/MLV no problem until a few months ago. I've been using my 2 Komputerbay 64GB 1000x CF cards since Dec 2014. Now it says both cards are unreadable. Can't even format them in camera. They both work fine in my 7D2 and I can read/write to them using my Transcend TS-RDF8K USB 3 reader. The 7D firmware is 2.0.3 and as far as I can see, nothing has changed with the camera itself. Anyone else experience this? Thought on how to fix? Thanks for any suggestions.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Ottoga on December 18, 2015, 02:04:49 AM
Sounds like an incompatible format type on the cf card. Or some activity done on the 7D2 has caused it to be incompatible with the 7D.

Suggest that you take one card and reformat it to default ntfs settings on your computer then reinsert into the 7D. If the 7D recognizes it,  reformat in the camera. Make the card bootable and reinstall ML from the latest nightly.
If that works l'd also suggest having separate cards for each camera.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Jyoti on December 18, 2015, 10:04:00 AM
Hello,
I've only heard of ML yesterday. Tried to look for a specific answer to my question in the UM but I'm not it's there.
I have the 7D with 2.0.3FW. There are no options to set anything regarding mics. I hear the 2.0.5 have some controls but if there are any at all at the 2.0.3 I can't find them.
I've made a video recording with a mic straight to the camera... it was nearly unusable! So much noise.
My question is double-fold:
Will I be able to control the camera's pre-amp with ML?
Will it be better than using something like the Tascam DR60D-MII ?
Will it still be better to use both?

Thank you
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Rich-Simmo on December 22, 2015, 01:36:22 AM
Hi Ottoga, thanks for the suggestion. I did as you suggested, but it didn't work. the 7D still says 'Change Card' I had tried to format to MS-DOS with the OS X Disk Utility, but when you mentioned NTFS, I thought maybe I needed to get a different app to do that. I downloaded a trial of "NTFS for Mac OS X" and formatted the card to NTFS. Same result. I do appreciate the help :) Merry Christmas

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: jazzan83 on December 27, 2015, 06:35:50 AM
Is there a way to get the EOS Utility to work with the latest nightly yet? I like to try to use the laptop as a monitor through the EOS.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: rtf on December 31, 2015, 02:33:55 PM
Can't find any downloads for Magic Lantern on the website. Only Nightly Builds. Am I missing out on something?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Stedda on December 31, 2015, 03:37:49 PM
Nightly builds are the download...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: rtf on December 31, 2015, 03:59:33 PM
Ahhh... got it.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: cyman1964uk on January 08, 2016, 06:50:38 PM
I also only looked into ML for the first time last night and installed it on my 7D today.  I was particularly interested in the dottune feature, but it doesn't seem to have this tool afterall.

Am I missing something?  I have done a brief search here and did come across the following post:


"Any news when the dottune module will be avaible for the 7d?

[edit] nevermind, was able to use the dot_tune.mo from the 5d3 nightly build :) awesome work, thanks
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 09:59:36 AM by r4ptor »"

Am I to believe from this that the ML software for the 5D Mark III can be used on the 7D?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 08, 2016, 07:03:56 PM
If there is no dot_tune.mo in your 7D download something went terribly wrong. Download once again, check contents in ML\modules. Delete ML directory from card and copy nightly build over once again.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: cyman1964uk on January 09, 2016, 12:55:59 AM
Oops, my mistake!  I hadn't looked for it in the right place.  It is there.  :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arrinkiiii on January 10, 2016, 06:47:12 PM

I have try to record sound with raw (MLV)  but i don't see the .wav files in the card. I have switch on in canon menu and in ML, i can see the levels and everything is alright, i hit record and then wend i going to see the files in computer nothing is there, no wave files =/ 

It's not working in the 7D or im doing something wrong?
Title: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 10, 2016, 06:48:55 PM
Did you forget to enable MLV sound in Audio setting within ML menu?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dfort on January 10, 2016, 08:19:15 PM
I have try to record sound with raw (MLV)  but i don't see the .wav files in the card.

The .wav files are embedded in the .mlv wrapper--you won't see them on your card unless you run MlRawViewer (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9560.0) on them. For some reason that program extracts the .wav files and leaves a copy along side the .mlv files. It is ok to delete those .wav files because the ones inside the .mlv files are still intact.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 10, 2016, 08:20:28 PM
That's correct, @dfort!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arrinkiiii on January 11, 2016, 01:27:34 AM
wowwwww  damnnn i thought on that but... Thats why one time i have soo many wav files outside of the mlv files, wend using MlRawViewer...  thanks for point that out.

 I almost never use sound in camera but i bought the new rode wireless mic and want to see/experiment the ratio/noise floor using the audio amp's of camera. Since i have deleted all files, tomorrow will try again =)

Thanks dfort and deafeyejedi  =))
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arrinkiiii on January 15, 2016, 04:53:10 PM

Guys, i have install the last version and still have the pink color in the highlight that are blow, special if you are pointing the camera to the sun, in old versions i never have this issue. Any recommendation beside not pointing the camera to sun?

I now that BlackMagic and Sony cameras have this issue but with firmware update they fix this (i think).

Here a jpeg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ixxfrzqra6y9iib/M28-171500000.jpg?dl=0

and tre DNG
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2typqcml07w2ijz/M28-171500000.dng?dl=0 

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kryzysord on January 16, 2016, 04:01:31 PM
Hello
I want to sell my 700D and buy 7D. Inportant for me is RAW recording, 7D MKI record full screen (1728x972 with 67,1mb/s in 24p) movie in unlimited time? What with stability of software? Some man of FB movie group says that ML destroy his card.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 16, 2016, 04:09:51 PM
He is sure it was ML and not Canon?
Cards in CF-slot get hot if driven with RAW data all the time, that's for sure.
[email protected] is not a problem with a fast card. Temperature can be. Full exposure to sun on a hot day may cause trouble.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kryzysord on January 18, 2016, 07:16:29 PM
I understand this is unsafe - RAW recording and sun. High temperature can destroy the body ant card. But it's problem on any Canon with ML. I prefer to use umbrella on sun :P 7D write speed is 60mb/s or 80mb/s?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 18, 2016, 07:20:03 PM
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg135955#msg135955
90 MB/s is just benchmark. Stable recording requires some distance to the edge.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: i7i5 on January 18, 2016, 09:42:12 PM
Hi there,

I have some problems installing ML on my 7D 2.0.3 .  After a successful installation of ML a text message instructs me to restart my camera. I wait till the power is off. After restarting the cam nothing happens. After switching the power button from off to on there is neither a red blinking LED nor an active display. It's just a black screen. No key is detected if pressing it.

What I did so far:
a) format the CF in the camera
b) deleted all my custom preferences
c) set the camera mode to M
d) tried several builds:
-magiclantern-Nightly.2016Jan14.7D203
- magiclantern-Nightly.2015Dec20.7D203
e) I took out the battery for several minutes and pluged it in again

I reflashed the firmware to 2.0.5 and back to 2.0.3 and did the same procedure starting with a) - had no effect...
My camera restarts after releasing the battery for seconds and formatting the CF-card.

Sometimes I got this error when trying to install directly from the card: http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160118/n8pws8cy.jpg (http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160118/n8pws8cy.jpg).
Installation works fine, if I copy the folders and autoexec manually and start the Update through the EOS Utility. But after restart > black screen

Are there any advices?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 18, 2016, 09:49:12 PM
You cannot use EOS Utility for installing ML. It won't do. EOS Utility will work fine with Canon's native FIR file.

Format card in cardreader.
Format card in cam.
Copy extracted nightly build contents to card.
Insert card into cam and startup.
Run firmware update.
After success message restart cam before timeout (60 seconds) sets in.
Press trashcan button.

Report results.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: i7i5 on January 18, 2016, 10:02:43 PM
ok I followed your steps and end up in getting this error egain: http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160118/n8pws8cy.jpg when I try to run the update process.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 18, 2016, 10:06:58 PM
Card type used?
Show contents of card's root.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: i7i5 on January 18, 2016, 10:10:57 PM
My card is a SanDisk Extreme Compact Flash 16GB 60MB/S.
contents of card's root: http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160118/2qjjvfa6.jpg (http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160118/2qjjvfa6.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 18, 2016, 10:15:55 PM
Use EOScard to make card bootable.
Wipe Autoexec.bin, ML directory and *.FIR from card.
Copy extracted nightly build contents to card.
Insert card into cam and startup.
Report results.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: i7i5 on January 18, 2016, 10:21:36 PM
ok I used EOScard enabling EOS_DEVELOP and BOOTDISK.
Wiped the data and extracted it back again. After inserting the card and turning it on nothing happens. Just a black screen.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 18, 2016, 10:24:47 PM
I suppose nothing happens after pressing trashcan button.
Remove battery, remove card.
Do you have a spare card?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: i7i5 on January 18, 2016, 10:27:57 PM
yep nothing happens after pressing any button. I don't  have a spare card.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 18, 2016, 10:30:25 PM
Try to get one. 1 GB (or up to 32 GB) will do fine.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: i7i5 on January 19, 2016, 10:04:34 AM
ok none of my friends uses a CF. So I would have to buy a new card. Is this a ScanDisk problem, should I buy a Lexar instead? - what if ML doesn't work either with the new card?

greetings
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 19, 2016, 10:11:50 AM
The cheapest one will do. Slow and outdated 4 GB cards are about 8 Euro here (new). Just ask around local photogs for a used one.

And I tend to cross bridges when I'm there.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kryzysord on January 19, 2016, 07:13:28 PM
If I record RAW can I use hdmi Apurture screen in one time?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: i7i5 on January 23, 2016, 12:54:54 PM
Just a quick reply regarding to my problem: I bought a new CF card, a Lexar Professional 16GB 1066x. Now it works like a charm!
I thinks it's an issue with old CF cards perhaps. My Scandisk is 6 years old ...

Thanks for the useful help =)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Brawl on January 24, 2016, 07:57:55 PM
@arrinkiiii did you solved the pink dot problem? which is it the latest safe firmware? thx
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arrinkiiii on January 25, 2016, 04:44:53 AM
Hi Brawl,

No =/  i think this in the past didn't happen or maybe i never have film in to the sun...  But like sony and blackmagic camera this can be solve with software change.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: jman on January 25, 2016, 07:48:54 PM
Quick question PLEASE. I push the zoom button to 5x and then go into the ML menu and set resolution to 2240 16x9. I get about 15 seconds of video. Once this is set is there any way of filming without the 5x zoom on? Kind of makes it hard to compose. Any help with be great. Cheers.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on January 26, 2016, 07:08:41 PM
"... is there any way of filming without the 5x zoom on?"

Look here for framing tips (#14 and note 6):
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5451.0 (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5451.0)

Bear in mind that using the true-frame previews while filming may causing "tearing" of frames due to processor overload.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: LEVISDAVIS on January 26, 2016, 08:05:42 PM
Arrinkiiii,

I downloaded your DNG image and put it into Adobe Camera Raw... I noticed that the processing presets were set to "Camera Default" and not "Landscape, Portrait, Faithful, and/or others." The processing presets are located on the tabs adjustment area. It's a pull-down menu.

I think what's happening is that the "Camera Default" preset is putting too much emphasis on highlights and the details stored in the highlights. Switch over to "Landscape or Portrait" and there is no funky banding, stitching, or pink sun at the native exposure values.

FYI; Almost all DNG images, when lowering the highlights far too much, will produce pink sky and pink sun effects. What changing the processing preset does is better defines where shadows, mid-tones, and highlights actually reside.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Mare on January 26, 2016, 10:47:35 PM
Hi

Can someone confirm little bug with LiveView display presets?
If I in movie mode change display preset, the second display preset has two audio meters (see the screen shot).

(https://db.tt/7OhKkigd)

Tested with magiclantern-Nightly.2015Dec20.7D203
You can find my settings here https://db.tt/jODGmBYw (https://db.tt/jODGmBYw)

Best regards
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: arrinkiiii on January 27, 2016, 02:38:00 AM
Thanks LEVISDAVIS,  I going check  that =)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dombra on January 28, 2016, 11:24:00 PM
Hey guys, I was updating firmware on my 7D to be able to put Magic Lantern on it. Everything was going well, but when I came back in 5min, the camera was off (maybe battery died) and now when I turn on/off there are no signs of life in it. Have read quite a bit about this problem online and tried everything- removing, putting battery in multiple times, changing to different battery (OEM), removing both batteries (the small, clock battery) and letting it sit for couple of hours, with/without lens, different CF cards... but no signs of life, still bricked. Any ideas what else can help or is there a way I can flash firmware myself?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: feureau on January 30, 2016, 11:34:18 AM
Btw, what happened to the beep feature when starting or stopping recording? I've been trying to make my 7D beep when I start or stop recording MLVs and I just can't seem to get it to work. It seems the option for that is gone from the ML video section?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Sapporo on January 30, 2016, 11:53:53 AM
#Dombra, read this? http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12441.0

No micro switch at the battery hatch or memory card hatch?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dombra on February 06, 2016, 07:12:35 AM
1. Tried with a small screwdriver pressing both small knobs by memory card and battery, nothing :(

2. Tried what said in the thread shared above- deep format the card and remove and insert battery. Did it MANY times no changes. Tried copying firmware on the card and starting camera couple of times still no luck

Tested batteries on other camera, all charged..

I was wondering could I fry the main board or something while updating the firmware?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 06, 2016, 10:38:04 AM
There is something to try:

- Make card bootable using MacBoot (OS X) or EOScard (Windows). If using EOScard: Wipe all contents from card after.
- http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=2296.0 1) Copy diagnostic autoexec.bin to card.
- Power off (switch), remove battery. Insert battery, insert card. Close doors. You don't have to power on.
Do you see a diagnostic screen after some seconds? Report back and don't forget to remove battery first, then card!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dombra on February 06, 2016, 08:12:03 PM
Thank you for your reply!

This is what I did:

Check the battery in other camera - shows fully charged
Erase card with disk utility to MS-DOS (Fat), Name UNTITLED
Open Macboot, found the card, set to Make DSLR-bootable, Prepare Card
         
             Card must be FAT16 to make bootable for CHDK
             making FAT32 DSLR-bootable
             Making card scriptable ...
         
             Card has been successfully prepared


Copy autoexec.bin to the card
Eject Card from computer
Take out battery, put battery back in, put card in, close door, wait for 10 sec....nothing :(

Am I doing correctly?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 06, 2016, 08:20:15 PM
Big question now: Was ML installed on your cam or not? Means: This diagnostic works if the cam's bootflag is set.

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dombra on February 06, 2016, 10:08:03 PM
My intention was to install ML, but I did not get so far. Camera bricked while I was updating firmware to 2.03
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 06, 2016, 10:20:06 PM
Please clarify:
You tried to update Canon firmware with Canon firmware file 7D000203.FIR
or
you tried to install ML on a cam running Canon firmware 2.0.3?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dombra on February 06, 2016, 10:45:08 PM
I tried to update Canon firmware with Canon firmware file 7D000203.FIR
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 06, 2016, 10:50:34 PM
This is bad news.

- Remove battery, remove card.
- Select C1/2/3 mode, insert battery and try to startup.
Anything working? LED? Screen?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dombra on February 06, 2016, 10:56:55 PM
Tried doing what you mentioned above, no signs...

Regards McBoot do I have to choose Make DSLR-bootable or Make CHDK-bootable or maybe even some other option, as I got the message

             Card must be FAT16 to make bootable for CHDK
             making FAT32 DSLR-bootable
             Making card scriptable ...
         
             Card has been successfully prepared
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 06, 2016, 11:09:01 PM
You can discard this message. It makes no difference in this case. If cam's bootflag is not set (part of ML installation) cam will not be able to use a bootable card.

If you excluded problems with compartment switches, there is not that much you can do. There are some resources on the web where people digged into cam's PCBs and reanimated broken cams by replacing blown fuses but I really don't know if it will help in your case.
Others replaced boards on their own with replacements bought from various sources. Be aware you may have to deal with calibration issues then.

Standard recommendation for dealing with this kind of error is contacting Canon service centers.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dombra on February 06, 2016, 11:13:34 PM
ok, gotcha. thats unfortunate but thank you for detailed answer

so you think it is hardware, not software error?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 06, 2016, 11:24:01 PM
No, I don't know what is wrong with your cam.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dombra on February 07, 2016, 03:33:57 AM
Thanks for trying to figure it out!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: markus1980 on February 08, 2016, 05:44:50 AM
Hello dombra,

I guess the loss of power during FW upgrade bricks the cam.
Better take it to a service center an tell them you want
2.0.3 FW version on it.

Kind regards from Vienna
Markus
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Brawl on February 09, 2016, 01:40:57 AM
hi guys, I'm searching for this feature called gradual expo

http://nofilmschool.com/2012/10/magic-lantern-alpha-2-canon-5d-mark-iii


is it avaiable on 7D?

thx
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: mhz1000a on February 25, 2016, 11:47:57 AM
hello i am looking a feature can shot high speed 2 shot  (not 3) thanks
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 25, 2016, 12:01:35 PM
I don't know any "High Speed 3 shot" setting in native Canon menu or ML menu.
I suppose there is something lost in translation.
Please rephrase your request and add your question in your native language, too.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Ottoga on February 25, 2016, 02:54:39 PM
A couple of questions re: raw video recording (MLV and MLV_lite) on a 7D using the latest 24/02/2016 nightlies if I may.

With either of the raw video modules I'm no longer able to select resolutions above the 7D's rated maximum of 1728 x 972. I can highlight them but they won't select. From memory I've been able to do this in the past and capture a few frames before the buffers overflowed and the recording crashed. I'm using 128gb KB 1000x CF cards tested at a continuous write speed of 110 MByte/s so they should be capable of handling anything the 7D can throw at them.

Also, with either of the raw video modules enabled and before starting recording: I am able to enable both 5x and 10x crop modes. 5x crop mode works fine however when I press record start in 10x the message "Raw detected error" or "Raw Defect error" flashes up and disappears really quickly and the recording fails. A 1kb mlv file is created for each attempt.
Is this potentially a bug in ML or is the 7D not capable of 10x crop recording?

I don't do a lot of video but I was trying to generate variety of test MLV_lite files with as many different capture settings as possible. I'm reasonable certain that I have done both of the above scenarios successfully in the (distant) past and was surprised when I couldn't do them today.

Any thoughts, enlightenments, guidance will be much appreciated. If I need to log a bug report just point me in the right direction and I'll get that done.

Thanks in advance.
 
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 25, 2016, 02:59:34 PM
Higher Resolutions:
Crop mode via ML menu "Crop Mode ON" or in movie mode press 5x. Adjust settings in RAW menu.

10x: Not supported.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Ottoga on February 25, 2016, 04:06:57 PM
@Walter,  thanks it works a treat. I was just doing it back to front.... must be getting old and senile.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: PillsGrabber on February 25, 2016, 11:25:42 PM
Can I record 60fps without being raw? The widest I have is a 28mm lens, and the problem is that it in 5x crop it's like telephoto :/
Also, I can only record raw 1080p (I want 1080p) in 5x, I have a Sandisk 120Mb/s 32Gb card.
I just wanted to know: Can I record 1080p 60fps without being raw or 5x?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: fulvio.morelli on February 27, 2016, 08:55:48 AM
Morning, I'm a new entry in the magiclantern world, I want to try to install the magic lantern firmware, I formatted a lexar card, upgrade the firmware from 2.0.0 to 2.0.3 and copy the ML file into CF lexar. Now I only put the Cf into camera and upgrade the firmware? right? and After instalation can I use every CF or only that with ML?
thank you for any answere
Fulvio
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 27, 2016, 08:57:52 AM
First page, first post. Follow instructions.
Top of page -> User Guide -> FAQ/Install Guide
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: fulvio.morelli on February 27, 2016, 08:59:43 AM
First page, first post. Follow instructions.
Top of page -> User Guide -> FAQ/Installation Guide

Ok thank you, I wanted only sure
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kryzysord on February 27, 2016, 08:02:04 PM
I bought on amazon.de CF card Komputerbay 64GB 1066x and I have 92mb write speed - no lag and contious recording on 24p full possible resolution 1728x1152 (3x2) and 18 sec in 50p in 1728x~500 (I forgot exacly, this is ~65mb/s). You need to notice record 50p with connected preview causes frame drop.
Here my test movie RAW with color grading in Davinci Resolve.

https://youtu.be/fpEnfcjPBnM
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kamranjon on March 11, 2016, 05:23:40 PM
Is it technically possible to crop the sensor at ratios other than 5x? I am curious because I wonder if the censor were cropped only slightly maybe we could bring the continuous recording resolution up to 1080p?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 11, 2016, 07:57:26 PM
Data rate required for 1080p:
Vertical pixel x horizontal pixel x bit depth x frame rate / 8 = Byte/s
You can do the math. See? No matter which part you take, which part you omit ...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on March 11, 2016, 08:59:44 PM
kamranjon, you can't do better than one-to-one 1080 crop. Anything else and you're diverting processor power into resizing the image.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kamranjon on March 12, 2016, 08:49:09 AM
Is a bit depth of 12 instead of 14 possible?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 12, 2016, 08:54:23 AM
Don't know. But at time of writing it's 14.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kamranjon on March 12, 2016, 04:48:34 PM
But according to your calculation there, if 12 bit color depth were possible (the Digital Bolex shoots at 12 bit), the data rate would be low enough for 1080p continuous? Just making sure I'm doing the calculation right.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on March 12, 2016, 05:40:37 PM
Quote from the FAQ (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=11108.0):
"Dude, you should totally develop 10 bit raw recording.  I could record full HD footage if you did!

That's nice.  Here's a hint, we already tried, and you aren't the first person to ask.  Try searching before asking anymore questions."
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: kamranjon on March 12, 2016, 06:29:55 PM
That's really interesting! Unfortunately searching for 12 bit raw recording on the forums returns zero results. What would be helpful would be the documentation on those attempts at recording 10 bit raw! I'd love to learn more about it :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: josepvm on March 12, 2016, 06:49:37 PM
This has been already discussed, and it is not possible. The raw data cannot be processed at all by the DIGIC processor, even for discarding bits, the processor is not fast enough for such high data rate.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on March 12, 2016, 06:53:32 PM
Here's (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5601.250) a discussion.
Here's a pertinent quote:
"Sigh, for the nth time...it's not possible since the Canon CPU's aren't fast enough to perform the necessary calculations. They can barely keep up with writing the data to a CF card as it is."
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: jjlee on March 29, 2016, 05:14:51 AM
Hi all,

I'm new to ML, but I can't seem to find an answer by searching, so I'll ask here.

I have a SD to CF adapter for my 7D.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/816112-REG/Digieffects_SDXCF_Extreme_SD_HC_XC_to_CF.html

I cannot get ML to boot from a 16Gb SanDisk Extreme (60Mb/s rated) card in this adapter.  It works fine with my old Kingston 45x CF card.  Is this a bug, a limitation in ML (can't boot from SD cards in adapters), or just something that will work with another SD/ CF adapter with ML?

FYI, when I try to load the ML firmware with the SD/ CF adapter, it starts to go, then the camera basically shuts off.  It doesn't get to the load screen.  Also, if I load the ML firmware with the CF card, turn it off, then try to turn the camera on with the SD/CF card installed, the camera simply doesn't turn on.  But it's fine with the CF card, and can uninstall just fine.

Thanks for any information!

Jeremy
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 29, 2016, 08:57:05 AM
0.) Remove battery. Remove card. Insert battery.
1.) CF-SD-Adapters suck.
2.) Use MacBoot (OS X) or EOSdisk (Windows) to make card bootable. Wipe disk contents but do not format. Copy extracted nightly build contents to card and insert card into adapter and adapter into cam.
3.) If cam doesn't start up -> 1) applies.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on March 29, 2016, 09:46:09 AM
Honestly if I were you @jjlee I'd rather get CF cards because why in the world would you want to use an adapter that would have to work its way through which I'm afraid won't allow you to get the most out of your precious 7D -- get yourself a decent CF card and KomputerBay 1066x 128GB works great on it afaik.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: jjlee on March 30, 2016, 02:56:06 AM
Hmm- interesting- thanks!  I didn't think that the adapter would be such a red herring, but interesting to hear that it might be the issue.  SD is simply easier to deal with since the MacBook Pro has a built-in slot, SD cards work directly with the iPad, my video camera/ audio recorder uses them, and they're smaller.  I guess there's more going on in the adapter than simply changing the form factor.

Is there some reason that you're recommending the super fast CF cards?  Can the 7D actually take advantage of that speed in some way?  I've been shooting Raw+JPEG and not really run into any issues with my 45x CF cards or the SD cards with adapter regarding speed.  I don't really do video on the camera as the live view focus seems extremely slow at best.

Thanks again!

Jeremy
Title: ML for Canon 7D mark 2
Post by: ali on April 11, 2016, 03:40:24 PM
I want to ask when approximately ml to 7d mark ii will release ... I can not wait ... hopefully quick release
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 11, 2016, 03:42:25 PM
Nobody is working on it. Nobody is planning to work on it -> Act like there will be no ML for this cam ever.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Brawl on April 14, 2016, 11:33:55 PM
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Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 17, 2016, 10:19:46 AM
Selftest.mo:

Should it work like this?
Starting Stubs API test in photo mode M (non-liveview) shows a black screen only. If I start it in LV I get screen messages. 650D shows screen messages in non-LV.

EDIT: Issue not exclusive to Selftest.mo. Same for Lua scripts. Running "Hello, World" script in non-LV shows a black screen. Press trashcan and message is there. LV will show screen messages (a lot, of course), too.


Stub API test:
Inconsistent results. Should it work like this?
- Test complete, 5747 passed, 2 failed.
- Test complete, 6384 passed, 5 failed.
- Test complete, 6545 passed, 4 failed

Have I mentioned lately 15 minutes forum timeout sucks?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: a1ex on April 17, 2016, 12:15:53 PM
That's an issue with the cameras that are normally used with the main display off. A simple workaround would be to switch to PLAY once we have something to print on the console.

What are the failed tests in the stub API? Sometimes the timer ones fail, especially if some other CPU-intensive process (such as LiveView) is running.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 17, 2016, 12:24:56 PM
Code: [Select]
[Pass] f = FIO_CreateFile("test.dat") => 0x3
[Pass] FIO_WriteFile(f, (void*)0xFF000000, 0x10000) => 0x10000
[Pass] FIO_WriteFile(f, (void*)0xFF000000, 0x10000) => 0x10000
       FIO_CloseFile(f)
[Pass] FIO_GetFileSize("test.dat", &size) => 0x0
[Pass] size => 0x20000
[Pass] p = (void*)_alloc_dma_memory(0x20000) => 0x409777e0
[Pass] f = FIO_OpenFile("test.dat", O_RDONLY | O_SYNC) => 0x3
[Pass] FIO_ReadFile(f, p, 0x20000) => 0x20000
       FIO_CloseFile(f)
       _free_dma_memory(p)
[Pass] count => 0x3a98
[Pass] buf = fio_malloc(0x1000000) => 0x422700c4
[Pass] FIO_GetFileSize_direct("test.dat") => 0x82000000
[Pass] f = FIO_OpenFile("test.dat", O_RDWR | O_SYNC) => 0x3
[Pass] FIO_SeekSkipFile(f, 0, SEEK_END) => 0x82000000
[Pass] FIO_WriteFile(f, buf, 0x10) => 0x10
[Pass] FIO_SeekSkipFile(f, -0x20, SEEK_END) => 0x81fffff0
[Pass] FIO_WriteFile(f, buf, 0x30) => 0x30
[Pass] FIO_SeekSkipFile(f, 0x20, SEEK_SET) => 0x20
[Pass] FIO_SeekSkipFile(f, 0x30, SEEK_CUR) => 0x50
[Pass] FIO_SeekSkipFile(f, -0x20, SEEK_CUR) => 0x30
[Pass] FIO_GetFileSize_direct("test.dat") => 0x82000020
[Pass] FIO_RemoveFile("test.dat") => 0x0
[Pass] SetTimerAfter(0, timer_cbr, overrun_cbr, 0) => 0x15
[Pass] timer_func => 0x2
[Pass] SetTimerAfter(1000, timer_cbr, overrun_cbr, 0) => 0xb2
       msleep(900)
[Pass] timer_func => 0x0
       msleep(200)
[Pass] timer_func => 0x1
[Pass] ABS((timer_time/1000 - t0) - 1000) => 0x1
[Pass] ABS((timer_arg - ta0) - 1000) => 0xa
[Pass] timer = SetTimerAfter(1000, timer_cbr, overrun_cbr, 0) => 0xb4
       msleep(400)
       CancelTimer(timer)
[Pass] timer_func => 0x0
       msleep(1500)
[Pass] timer_func => 0x0
[Pass] SetHPTimerAfterNow(0, timer_cbr, overrun_cbr, 0) => 0x15
[Pass] timer_func => 0x2
[Pass] SetHPTimerAfterNow(100000, timer_cbr, overrun_cbr, 0) => 0x6440
       msleep(90)
[Pass] timer_func => 0x0
       msleep(20)
[Pass] timer_func => 0x1
[Pass] ABS(DeltaT(timer_time, t0) - 100000) => 0x153
[Pass] ABS(DeltaT(timer_arg, ta0) - 100000) => 0x11f
[FAIL] ABS((get_us_clock_value() - t0) - 110000) => 0x2624
[Pass] SetHPTimerAfterNow(90000, next_tick_cbr, overrun_cbr, 0) => 0x644a
       msleep(80)
[Pass] timer_func => 0x0
       msleep(20)
[Pass] timer_func => 0x3
       msleep(80)
[Pass] timer_func => 0x3
       msleep(20)
[Pass] timer_func => 0x1
[FAIL] ABS(DeltaT(timer_time, t0) - 300000) => 0x26f7
[FAIL] ABS(DeltaT(timer_arg, ta0) - 300000) => 0x26bf
[FAIL] ABS((get_us_clock_value() - t0) - 310000) => 0x2734
[Pass] strlen("abc") => 0x3
[Pass] strlen("qwertyuiop") => 0xa
[Pass] strlen("") => 0x0
[Pass] strcpy(msg, "hi there") => 0x191cc0
[Pass] msg => 'hi there'
[Pass] snprintf(a, sizeof(a), "foo") => 0x3
[Pass] snprintf(b, sizeof(b), "foo") => 0x3
[Pass] strcmp(a, b) => 0x0
[Pass] snprintf(a, sizeof(a), "bar") => 0x3
[Pass] snprintf(b, sizeof(b), "baz") => 0x3
[Pass] strcmp(a, b) => 0xfffffff8
[Pass] snprintf(a, sizeof(a), "Display") => 0x7
[Pass] snprintf(b, sizeof(b), "Defishing") => 0x9
[Pass] strcmp(a, b) => 0x4
[Pass] snprintf(buf, 3, "%d", 1234) => 0x2
[Pass] buf => '12'
[Pass] memcpy(foo, bar, 6) => 0x191c40
[Pass] foo => 'asdfghuiop'
[Pass] memset(bar, '*', 5) => 0x191c20
[Pass] bar => '*****hjkl;'
       bzero32(bar + 5, 5)
[Pass] bar => '****'
       t0 = *(uint32_t*)0xC0242014 => 0x10ebc
       msleep(250)
       t1 = *(uint32_t*)0xC0242014 => 0x4f6f4
[Pass] ABS(MOD(t1-t0, 1048576)/1000 - 250) => 0x6
       LoadCalendarFromRTC( &now )
       s0 = now.tm_sec => 0x7
       Date/time: 2016/05/04 09:44:07
       msleep(1500)
       LoadCalendarFromRTC( &now )
       s1 = now.tm_sec => 0x8
[Pass] MOD(s1-s0, 60) => 0x1
[Pass] MOD(s1-s0, 60) => 0x1
       m0 = MALLOC_FREE_MEMORY => 0x36ef8
[Pass] p = (void*)_malloc(50*1024) => 0xd0258
[Pass] CACHEABLE(p) => 0xd0258
       m1 = MALLOC_FREE_MEMORY => 0x2a6e8
       _free(p)
       m2 = MALLOC_FREE_MEMORY => 0x36ef8
[Pass] ABS((m0-m1) - 50*1024) => 0x10
[Pass] ABS(m0-m2) => 0x0
       m0 = GetFreeMemForAllocateMemory() => 0x2d70d8
[Pass] p = (void*)_AllocateMemory(256*1024) => 0x9777a0
[Pass] CACHEABLE(p) => 0x9777a0
       m1 = GetFreeMemForAllocateMemory() => 0x2970cc
       _FreeMemory(p)
       m2 = GetFreeMemForAllocateMemory() => 0x2d70d8
[Pass] ABS((m0-m1) - 256*1024) => 0xc
[Pass] ABS(m0-m2) => 0x0
       m01 = MALLOC_FREE_MEMORY => 0x36ef8
       m02 = GetFreeMemForAllocateMemory() => 0x2d70d8
[Pass] p = (void*)_alloc_dma_memory(256*1024) => 0x409777e0
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x409777e0
[Pass] CACHEABLE(p) => 0x9777e0
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(CACHEABLE(p)) => 0x409777e0
       _free_dma_memory(p)
[Pass] p = (void*)_shoot_malloc(24*1024*1024) => 0x422700a4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x422700a4
       _shoot_free(p)
       m11 = MALLOC_FREE_MEMORY => 0x36ef8
       m12 = GetFreeMemForAllocateMemory() => 0x2d70d8
[Pass] ABS(m01-m11) => 0x0
[Pass] ABS(m02-m12) => 0x0
[Pass] suite = shoot_malloc_suite_contig(24*1024*1024) => 0xbc850
[Pass] suite->signature => 'MemSuite'
[Pass] suite->num_chunks => 0x1
[Pass] suite->size => 0x1800000
[Pass] chunk = GetFirstChunkFromSuite(suite) => 0xbc878
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] chunk->size => 0x1800000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x422700a0
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x422700a0
       shoot_free_suite(suite); suite = 0; chunk = 0;
[Pass] suite = shoot_malloc_suite_contig(0) => 0xbc850
[Pass] suite->signature => 'MemSuite'
[Pass] suite->num_chunks => 0x1
[Pass] suite->size => 0x1f80000
[Pass] chunk = GetFirstChunkFromSuite(suite) => 0xbc878
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] chunk->size => 0x1f80000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x4a000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x4a000064
       shoot_free_suite(suite); suite = 0; chunk = 0;
[Pass] suite = shoot_malloc_suite(64*1024*1024) => 0xbc850
[Pass] suite->signature => 'MemSuite'
[Pass] suite->num_chunks => 0xd
[Pass] suite->size => 0x4000000
[Pass] chunk = GetFirstChunkFromSuite(suite) => 0xbc878
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x188c000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x422700a0
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x422700a0
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbc8d8
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x1990000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x42000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x42000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbc910
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3910000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x4a000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x4a000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbc948
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x398c000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x5bf800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x5bf800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbc980
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3a08000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x59f800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x59f800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbc9b8
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3a84000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x57f800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x57f800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbc9f0
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3b00000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x55f800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x55f800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbca28
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3b7c000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x53f800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x53f800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbca60
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3bf8000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x51f800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x51f800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbca98
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3c74000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x4ff800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x4ff800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbcad0
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3cf0000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x4df800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x4df800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbcb08
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3d6c000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x4bf800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x4bf800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbcb40
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x4000000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x4c000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x4c000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0x0
[Pass] total => 0x4000000
       shoot_free_suite(suite); suite = 0; chunk = 0;
[Pass] suite = shoot_malloc_suite(0) => 0xbc850
[Pass] suite->signature => 'MemSuite'
[Pass] suite->num_chunks => 0x14
[Pass] suite->size => 0x13700000
[Pass] chunk = GetFirstChunkFromSuite(suite) => 0xbc878
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x188c000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x422700a0
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x422700a0
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbc8d8
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x1990000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x42000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x42000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbc910
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3910000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x4a000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x4a000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbc948
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x398c000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x5bf800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x5bf800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbc980
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3a08000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x59f800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x59f800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbc9b8
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3a84000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x57f800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x57f800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbc9f0
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3b00000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x55f800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x55f800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbca28
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3b7c000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x53f800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x53f800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbca60
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3bf8000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x51f800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x51f800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbca98
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3c74000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x4ff800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x4ff800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbcad0
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3cf0000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x4df800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x4df800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbcb08
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x3d6c000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x4bf800e4
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x4bf800e4
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbcb40
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x5cec000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x4c000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x4c000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbcb78
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x7c6c000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x4e000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x4e000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbcbb0
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x9bec000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x50000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x50000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbcbe8
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0xbb6c000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x52000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x52000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbcc20
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0xdaec000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x54000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x54000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbcc58
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0xfa6c000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x56000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x56000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbcc90
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x119ec000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x58000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x58000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0xbccc8
[Pass] chunk->signature => 'MemChunk'
[Pass] total += chunk->size => 0x13700000
[Pass] p = GetMemoryAddressOfMemoryChunk(chunk) => 0x5a000064
[Pass] UNCACHEABLE(p) => 0x5a000064
       chunk = GetNextMemoryChunk(suite, chunk) => 0x0
[Pass] total => 0x13700000
       shoot_free_suite(suite); suite = 0; chunk = 0;
       EngDrvOut(LCD_Palette[0], 0x1234)
[Pass] shamem_read(LCD_Palette[0]) => 0x1234
       call("TurnOnDisplay")
[Pass] DISPLAY_IS_ON => 0x1
       call("TurnOffDisplay")
[Pass] DISPLAY_IS_ON => 0x0
       call("TurnOnDisplay")
[Pass] DISPLAY_IS_ON => 0x1
       SetGUIRequestMode(1); msleep(1000);
[Pass] CURRENT_DIALOG_MAYBE => 0x1
       SetGUIRequestMode(2); msleep(1000);
[Pass] CURRENT_DIALOG_MAYBE => 0x2
       SetGUIRequestMode(0); msleep(1000);
[Pass] CURRENT_DIALOG_MAYBE => 0x0
[Pass] display_idle() => 0x1
       GUI_Control(BGMT_PLAY, 0, 0, 0); msleep(1000);
[Pass] PLAY_MODE => 0x1
[Pass] MENU_MODE => 0x0
       GUI_Control(BGMT_MENU, 0, 0, 0); msleep(1000);
[Pass] MENU_MODE => 0x1
[Pass] PLAY_MODE => 0x0
[Pass] MEM(dialog->type) => 0x4c414944
       GUI_Control(BGMT_MENU, 0, 0, 0); msleep(500);
[Pass] MENU_MODE => 0x0
[Pass] PLAY_MODE => 0x0
       task_create("test", 0x1c, 0x1000, test_task, 0) => 0xd7200c8
[Pass] test_task_created => 0x1
[Pass] get_task_name_from_id(get_current_task()) => 'run_test'
[Pass] task_max => 0x68
[Pass] task_max => 0x68
[Pass] mq = mq ? mq : (void*)msg_queue_create("test", 5) => 0x9500090
[Pass] msg_queue_post(mq, 0x1234567) => 0x0
[Pass] msg_queue_receive(mq, (struct event **) &m, 500) => 0x0
[Pass] m => 0x1234567
[Pass] msg_queue_receive(mq, (struct event **) &m, 500) => 0x9
[Pass] sem = sem ? sem : create_named_semaphore("test", 1) => 0x95202bc
[Pass] take_semaphore(sem, 500) => 0x0
[Pass] take_semaphore(sem, 500) => 0x9
[Pass] give_semaphore(sem) => 0x0
[Pass] take_semaphore(sem, 500) => 0x0
[Pass] give_semaphore(sem) => 0x0
[Pass] rlock = rlock ? rlock : CreateRecursiveLock(0) => 0x9540092
[Pass] AcquireRecursiveLock(rlock, 500) => 0x0
[Pass] AcquireRecursiveLock(rlock, 500) => 0x0
[Pass] ReleaseRecursiveLock(rlock) => 0x0
[Pass] ReleaseRecursiveLock(rlock) => 0x0
[Pass] ReleaseRecursiveLock(rlock) => 0xf
       SW1(1,100)
[Pass] HALFSHUTTER_PRESSED => 0x1
       SW1(0,100)
[Pass] HALFSHUTTER_PRESSED => 0x0

EDIT: Thanks for the Play-trick. Now "Test complete, 5749 passed, 0 failed". Mission accomplished!

SRM memory test (5 minutes):
Able to take pics according to screen message.

Do you need anything from this test? There is a VRAMx.PPM showing some values.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: a1ex on April 17, 2016, 12:28:48 PM
OK, so only the timer ones. If you press PLAY right before the test starts, they should be fine.

(I should probably update the test so they only run in this mode)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Ottoga on April 17, 2016, 03:13:27 PM
Does the "Delayed Start"  script work on a 7D? I'm using April 17, 2016 nightly. Camera in "M" mode and Global Draw is Off.

With the movie mode enabled, I have tried it with normal movies, raw (MLV) enabled and raw_rec enabled. It doesn't appear to work.

Steps taken:
normal movies
Switch camera into movie mode
Set Delay amount value
Set Stop After value
Highlight the run option and press play (nothing happens), press Set (nothing happens)
Pressing the start/stop recording button just starts recording without any delay.

Raw movie modes
Switch camera into movie mode
Enable raw video mode (mlv or raw only)
Set Delay amount value
Set Stop After value
Highlight the run option and press play (nothing happens), press Set (nothing happens)
Pressing the start/stop recording button just starts recording without any delay.

the lua module is loaded and appears to work. I can access the calculator, editor and play pong.

Fundamentally, even though I can set the required run time paramaters, I don't seem to be able to get the script to actually run. Am I missing something or just doing it wrong?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: a1ex on April 17, 2016, 05:53:43 PM
You can try it again after I'll merge lua_fix (it didn't work on 5D3 either). I still have to run some tests on it to make sure it doesn't break other core features I've tweaked.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Ottoga on April 18, 2016, 01:20:54 AM
@a1lex
Ok, thanks for the reply.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: BennisHahn on April 22, 2016, 06:15:57 PM
Hey guys,

I was wondering if there are any significant improvements to the 7D ML that have happened over the last year and a half? I am running a build from October 2014 and because it can run raw w/ audio and is rock solid I am hesitant to update, but I do not know if there have been any image quality improvements or any other must-haves.

I've looked at the last several pages here and in other places but there is so much discussion it's hard to pin down exactly where the software sits right now.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 22, 2016, 06:23:02 PM
Backup card's ML directory and Autoexec.bin and *.FIR (or just rename them) and copy extracted nightly build contents to card.  Done: You have installed latest nightly build.
Rollback: Delete ML directory and Autoexec.bin and ML-SETUP.FIR and copy/rename from backup/copy.
All the changes: https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/changes
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: RobH2 on April 24, 2016, 12:38:17 AM
Hi, I'm obviously missing something very simple. I can't seem to get ML to install on my 7D that has 2.0.3 installed.

I've read most all of the threads here and it seems to fail to install.

What I've done:
1. Formatted card in camera
2. Copied nightly build to card
3. Run firmware update

The update takes all of 3 seconds and says restart camera. I do so and the menu is the same. Nothing new is available. The Firmware does report the ML firmware. So, I remove the card that I updated from and put in a card to record to. Now my firmware is back to 2.0.3. I thought that maybe I had to put the ML files on every one of my cards. That might be the case. But, even with the ML file card in my camera,  I have no new features.

Then, I made a card bootable with EOSCard and did the same thing. Same results. Nothing updated or changed in my menu or features.

What am I overlooking?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 24, 2016, 02:12:17 AM
Top of page -> User Guide -> Install Guide/FAQ
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: RobH2 on April 24, 2016, 05:05:00 PM
I know, I did read a lot but somehow missed the "push erase button" step. I've found that and it now works. Thanks for tolerating a newbie.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: _OLLE_ on May 04, 2016, 11:28:00 PM
I going to download ML to my 7d! Is it still only working with canons 2.0.3 firmware? or is it possible to use the 2.0.5 version?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Ottoga on May 05, 2016, 03:05:11 AM
@_OLLE_

ML does not work with v2.0.5.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: _OLLE_ on May 05, 2016, 11:25:49 AM
@_OLLE_

ML does not work with v2.0.5.


Ok thanks!  :'(
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: _OLLE_ on May 05, 2016, 06:59:14 PM
hi, again! My installation of nightly build from 30 april was sucessful, but I think it missing some features! The maximum MLV.rec is only 1600 and there is now benchmark! Now I wonder if you guys know a stable and good build for video work with ML!?

Best regards Olle!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: plasty82 on May 11, 2016, 09:55:05 PM
Hello! I have a Canon 7D Magic Lantern installed and running smoothly. One day without realizing pulled the CF memory without turning the camera off , thereafter the camera was turned off and has not returned to work more . It is as if dead , not turn on lights, sounds does nothing . She's dead, you know I can do ? Thank you!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Roberto Mena on May 12, 2016, 03:47:38 AM
I just ordered a Canon 7D from Amazon (just like new) and don't know what firmware version it has til it arrives. My question is this, what if the firmware for the camera was already updated to a higher version than 2.0.3, can I then re-install a lower firmware version, in other words is 2.0.3? Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 12, 2016, 08:02:23 AM
Hello! I have a Canon 7D Magic Lantern installed and running smoothly. One day without realizing pulled the CF memory without turning the camera off , thereafter the camera was turned off and has not returned to work more . It is as if dead , not turn on lights, sounds does nothing . She's dead, you know I can do ? Thank you!

Remove battery, remove card.
Insert battery only.
Startup cam.
Startup okay? If not: LED blinking? LCDs working?
Report back.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: _OLLE_ on May 12, 2016, 04:38:58 PM
I just ordered a Canon 7D from Amazon (just like new) and don't know what firmware version it has til it arrives. My question is this, what if the firmware for the camera was already updated to a higher version than 2.0.3, can I then re-install a lower firmware version, in other words is 2.0.3? Thanks.

Yes you can! I did just that a week ago!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Roberto Mena on May 12, 2016, 10:42:14 PM
Thanks _OLLE_ !
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: pedrotyler on May 19, 2016, 09:38:28 PM
Is anyone else having a problem using the auto restart recording feature on their canon 7D. Mine is restarting without a problem but I cannot stop recording by hitting the record button because it just restarts again. The only way I can get it to stop is by turning off the camera. It did it on an older build but I just updated to magiclantern-Nightly.2016May16.7D203 and it still is not working right. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: PaulHarwood856 on May 20, 2016, 02:37:14 AM
Hey pedrotyler,

     This is occuring with my 7D as well. Have always had this issue with ML installed since last summer. I just turn the camera off, which seems to be the only solution I've found as well.

- Paul Harwood
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: sgofferj on May 20, 2016, 06:19:18 AM
You have to hit the button a second time. The problem occurs when your record a big file, because the camera pops up that message about the file being split because it's too big. That message triggers the restart of the recording. If you push the button again right after that restart, the recording will stop.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: PaulHarwood856 on May 21, 2016, 03:27:48 AM
Hey sgofferj,

      Can you elaborate? I don't know which button you're talking about. This happens to me regardless of a big file or small file. Thanks.

- Paul Harwood
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: sgofferj on May 21, 2016, 06:53:17 AM
I meant the start-stop button :).
That's odd that it happens to you with any file size... For me it works perfectly fine for short recordings.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: PaulHarwood856 on May 21, 2016, 09:56:39 AM
Hey sgofferj,

    When I hit the start stop button it records, but when I hit stop it keeps recording. I'll have to experiment with the double tap method :)

- Paul Harwood
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: mbickerdike on May 23, 2016, 11:07:31 PM
Is it possible to install the eos7d-v203-win.zip even though I already went to v2.0.5 or will it brick?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on May 23, 2016, 11:10:40 PM
Top of page -> Downloads -> Download Nightly Builds -> 7D.203
Read and follow instructions.
Title: Canon 7D's Dynamic Range?
Post by: Roberto Mena on May 25, 2016, 06:58:51 AM
Does anyone know what the 7D's dynamic Range is for shooting RAW/MLV video? According to what I have read online the 5DIII can do 13 stops at this point? And so can the 7D but only on RAW photos, so what is it with video?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmilligan on May 25, 2016, 01:16:15 PM
Run raw_diag.mo to find out (use simple silent pictures, they are the same data as raw video).

More info here: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10111.0

13 stops is only possible with dual ISO.
Title: Auto White Balance / Shutter Speed
Post by: Roberto Mena on May 27, 2016, 12:15:41 AM
I started playing with the Auto White Balance feature on ML and I like it because it also seems to do auto exposure ... what I don't like though is that its auto exposure messes with the shutter speed also. I don't mind the auto exposure messing with ISO's but is there a way to do this keeping the shutter speed at 1/50? Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: a1ex on May 27, 2016, 06:53:19 AM
I started playing with the Auto White Balance feature on ML and I like it because it also seems to do auto exposure

No, it doesn't.

If it does, it's a bug.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Nutsy on May 27, 2016, 01:58:11 PM
Didnt want to raise a bug in the bug reporting page as I'm fairly sure its already been seen but i thought i should still say something, just in case.

My 7D is crashing after using raw video. It started happening after i did a fair bit of shooting. But it seems to happen at random and normally fairly soon after starting the camera up. Less than a minute.

At the moment Im assuming its Raw or at the very least one of the associated modules as turning them all off seems to stop the crash. Ill experiment later.

When it crashes the screen shows a random colourful pattern and the camera becomes unresponsive. Turning the camera off by the button doesn't turn it off. I have to remove the battery to get it to reset.

When it starts up Magic lantern says it didnt shut down properly and wont load the modules. And doesn't appear to crash then.

This is the may16th build...

Is this a known issue?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dmilligan on May 27, 2016, 05:40:44 PM
one of the associated modules as turning them all off seems to stop the crash
Could be lua.mo. If you have lua loaded, it's most likely causing the problem (lua is memory hungry and all of the scripts load by default). Otherwise it could be just having a lot of modules loaded in general. Does the crash still happen if you load only the raw recording module?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Nutsy on May 27, 2016, 11:28:29 PM
Managed to narrow it down to the mlv_raw module.

Maybe the installation has corrupted... Might redownload and copy on to the cf card.

Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 02, 2016, 11:19:16 AM
Hi - I am having problems installing ML - installation of magiclantern-Nightly.2016May16.7D203.zip = after restart 7D is dead - comes alive after card and battery removed but dies the moment the card with ML is reinserted? Help
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 02, 2016, 11:46:36 AM
Format card in cardreader.
Format card in cam.
Redo installation.
If it is not working: Try another card.
Report results.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 02, 2016, 12:47:42 PM
Hi Walter,
I Formated card in cardreader.
then Formated card in cam.
Redid installation.
Same result Tried another card and then directly another after that card (both same result = both Sandisk Extreme 60mb/s 16GB UDMA)
I will try a Sandisk 30MB/s (my photography disk - last disk I have)
Will report if anything is different or not.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 02, 2016, 01:06:06 PM
Hi Walter,
the 30mb/s card also did not work it failed even before the installation could start - gave me this error message in yellow on the camera screen:
update file error
please check memory card
and reload battery and try again
Froze on this screen until battery was removed
- Any Idea how to move forward?
I am stuck.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 02, 2016, 01:12:37 PM
Format card again in cardreader and cam.
Reset camera to factory defaults. Don't forget C.Fn settings!
Restart cam in photo M mode.
Retry installation.

Post results.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 02, 2016, 02:34:38 PM
Hi Walter,
Reset camera to factory settings -(cleared all settings inkl. C.fn settings)
Reinstalled Canon Firmware 2.0.3
Reset date and time to today
Cards Formatted in Card reader
Cards Formatted in Camera
re-downloaded Nightly build (magiclantern-Nightly.2016May16.7D203.zip)
unzipped and copied contents to CF cards Root
Run firmware update on cam - everything goes smooth
restart camera prompt (green)
Camera led flashes (probably because of the uninstall counter?)
when camera is turned off - sensor cleaning message appears along with restart camera prompt (this time red)
Then Camera turns off and won"t turn on unless battery and card are removed -
It turns back on as long as ML card is not inserted/reinserted
when ML card is put back in the whole battery out procedure needs to be repeated before it turns back on
Help...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 02, 2016, 03:43:22 PM
Turn off cam and remove battery.
Insert battery and card.
Press SET button and turn on cam.
Results?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 02, 2016, 03:57:59 PM
Hi Walter,
Turned off cam and removed battery.
Inserted battery and card.
Press SET button and turn on cam.
Results = Camera is still dead
I am willing to dance around the table at this point if you think it might help!


Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 02, 2016, 04:05:52 PM
No dancing involved. Yet.

Backup/rename autoexec.bin and replace file with autoexec.bin found in first chapter of http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=2296.0
Remove battery. Insert card. Insert battery.
Cam will startup without power on! If able, of course.

Is this one working?

Remove battery and remove card.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 02, 2016, 05:26:51 PM
Hi Walter,
Yippy yay! that worked - screen powered up and showed text etc.
so what next?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 02, 2016, 05:43:33 PM
Status:
Cam's bootflag set: Ok!
Card bootable: Ok!

Test:
Restore "original" autoexec.bin (= the one in Nightly Build).
Delete contents in ML\Settings
Check contents in ML\LOGS
- Are ROM0.BIN and ROM1.BIN presents? File sizes for each?

Retry startup. I suppose it will not work. Report back.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 02, 2016, 06:10:59 PM
Hi Walter,
both ROM0.BIN + ROM1.BIN present
ROM1.BIN = 16,8 MB
ROM0.BIN = 16,8 MB
ML\Settings -can't find?
Restored - autoexec.bin

retrying now will report - results
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 02, 2016, 06:21:05 PM
Hi Walter,
nope no luck.
still dead = like you suspected
as I wrote earlier I could not find the file/folder ML/Settings
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 02, 2016, 06:31:26 PM
Yes, ML\Settings will be written if ML startup/shutdown is successful and that's the problem.
Existence of ROM0.bin and ROM1.bin does tell ML can write files during installation and I'm out of options.
Do you have log files in card's root or ML\LOGS?

Dr. Unbrick (aka: a1ex, the person actually able to dig into code/logs/ROM dumps) told he is occupied with other stuff at the moment. Please post your problem in our Camera Emergency Department http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?board=45.0 and wait for his return.
Best of luck! I'm out!

EDIT: One last ... not that optimistic but try to startup with C-modes dialed.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 02, 2016, 10:06:47 PM
Hey Walter,
thanx for all the time and effort -
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on June 04, 2016, 02:05:39 AM
@KingKon -- I think this may be worth the try...

Since you were the original owner of this 7D and previously had v2.3 installed in the past. Why not try re-installing v2.3 and then run the uninstallation process (rerun firmware update from Canon menu and wait for the timeout after 60 seconds) and hopefully that will uninstall the good old v2.3.

If so, then you should be able to go ahead and run the latest nightlies with no problems. Please let us know what you have discovered when you can!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 04, 2016, 10:44:28 AM
? There is no v2.3 for 7D.
And the only thing "uninstall" does to the cam is setting/unsetting cam's bootflag. It doesn't reset other settings.
Title: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on June 04, 2016, 11:11:19 AM
Okay then I assumed wrongly after reaching out to him via PM earlier. My apologies for the misunderstanding. I guess I'm just rather perplexed by this semi brick of his 7D.

BUT it just sounds like once he loaned his 7D to a friend and "didn't want" ML which then he decided to format the card thinking he was uninstalling it. But obviously that doesn't work that way, right?

In other words maybe he just needs to figure out which older build did he last used in order to revive it somehow?

Could that be the culprit here?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 04, 2016, 01:27:35 PM
Indeed it doesn't hurt trying an old build. Not that optimistic but here you go:
https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/
Any build with FIR included should do. #91 for example.
https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/7D.203/
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Nutsy on June 04, 2016, 09:04:57 PM
Not to distract from the current trend in the topic, but are there any new 7d builds coming? Hopefully with some bug fixes? 3x crop function? any other new feature?
Unless im mistaken the latest build is still 16th may?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 05, 2016, 08:52:27 PM
Hi Walter,
thanx for the links:
I found the old ML files (magiclantern-Nightly.2014Aug02.7D203) tried the unistall - no luck got this message:
update file error
please check memory card
and reload battery and try again -

any other suggestions - should I try dancing now?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on June 05, 2016, 09:02:57 PM
Please format card in cam. Take card out and use computer to include ML files on card. Put card back into 7D and run firmware update from canon menu.

Report back when you can.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 05, 2016, 09:20:49 PM
Stop!
Kingkon: Please clarify! You are able to startup cam with ML enabled card inserted?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 05, 2016, 10:57:53 PM
Dear Walter & DeafEyeJedi,
Status report:
I managed to run ML magiclantern-Nightly.2014Aug02.7D203 - and did an uninstall with this version(magiclantern-Nightly.2014Aug02.7D203) - seemed to work.
Then ran ML magiclantern-Nightly.2016May16.7D203 -  and managed to get to where I was when I started = Semi Brick!
camera works as long as I don't insert card with ML magiclantern-Nightly.2016May16.7D203.
So Logic says: Unistall magiclantern-Nightly.2016May16.7D203 and Reinstall the one that worked - magiclantern-Nightly.2014Aug02.7D203 -> a lot of formating in cardreader and in cam and loading and reloading of files onto cards - in case error lies with the card...same result no matter which card
Then Tried to run the process and I keep getting the same message:
update file error
please check memory card
and reload battery and try again

Oh man I sound like a stuck record!
Sorry Chaps - she is still a Semi Brick...
Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 05, 2016, 11:13:15 PM
Follow this procedure:

Remove card, remove battery.
Wipe ML directory and autoexec.bin from card.
Copy extracted nightly build content (2014Aug02) to card.
Insert battery.
Insert card into cam and startup.
Q: Is the camera starting up and are you able to access Canon and ML menu?

If not: Report back
If able: Delete ML directory and autoexec.bin from card.
Copy extracted nightly build contents to card (2016May16) to card.
Insert card into cam and startup.
Report back results. (Do *not* try to install/uninstall anything)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 06, 2016, 09:07:01 PM
Hi Walter,
quick Question:
Before I copy the nightly build onto the card - should I format the card in camera or should I skip this step?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 06, 2016, 09:30:31 PM
Hi Walter,
Okay I am impatient - so I went for the version with Cam format before and first tried to just run ML with the card in cam (no install) but nothing - like no ML is installed so I tried running the firmware update/install - that just gave me the good old:
"update file error
please check memory card
and reload battery and try again"
message - so I removed the battery and wrote you this message -
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: chris_overseas on June 07, 2016, 10:46:57 AM
Without following this too closely, it sounds to me like your camera runs the old 2014Aug02 build just fine but hangs/crashes when booting the newer 2016May16 version. If so, try this (might take a while...):
Once you narrow down exactly which build introduces the problem it should be easier for a developer to figure out what's wrong.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Ottoga on June 07, 2016, 11:17:29 AM
Also, you shouldn't have to reload the firmware. This was only necessary before the autoloader was perfected for the 7D.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 07, 2016, 11:32:25 AM
@KingKon:
There are three things ML needs to startup:
- A camera with "bootflag" set (that's the only change done to cam during installation/uninstallation)
- A bootable card (that's done by using tools (MacBoot/EOScard or during installation)
- ML files and directories on card

Uninstall/install procedure is not necessary after first install: You have a bootable card, a cam with bootflag set. To switch from one Nightly Build to another just replace the files on card.
That's all.
By formatting card in cardreader card will become non-bootable. So don't format until advised to do so.

To put things together:
Old Nightly Build works without troubles.
New Nightly Build stalls cam.

You can try other builds between those to determine which change is the one causing your problem
or
just wait for a1ex to hunt down the bug.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Johnston on June 10, 2016, 12:37:13 PM
Hey I have some problems with my 7D.
I just installed for the first time yesterday ML on my 7D and my first impression was "Wow!".
But then I realized that something is a bit weird.

1. The Live View when taking Videos is pretty dark. First I though it is because of the LCD Brightness, but it is not. Even when I make the aperture to 3.5 and exposer time to 30, the picture is still very dark, even if I am in a lighted room. When I turn the ISO up to 900 it is okay, but that is not that what I want. ISO should be low because I don't want some dirty noise in my video.
So I checked the Video mode in my 700D with Canon firmware if it was really not ML's fault. I set the 700D also to f3.5 and exposer time 30s, but Iso to 100 (same room, same light, same lens). Here the preview picture was very bright even with low ISO.

So what is wrong with my magic lantern that the Video mode is so? If I am in the picture mode to make pictures, everything is alright, this problem only appears in Video mode.
And yes even the recordings on the pc are then very dark if I record with ML.


2. Is it normal that the camera heats up very quick? The display tells me that the temperature is 49 Degrees (Celcius).

3. When I use follow focus function, sometimes ML tells me that the focus was not saved and then my camera freezes. Normal or not?

Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: KingKon on June 10, 2016, 11:31:32 PM
Hi Walter and DeafEyeJedi,
I bought a new card reader and that solved the problem...go figure.
thanks for all the patients and help - yeay to Magic Lantern.
running ML May 16 and all looks fine.
 :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on June 11, 2016, 12:21:35 AM
@KingKon -- You positively sure that the card reader was actually the culprit in here for your 7D's semi brick?

At least you got it working and able to use the latest nightly on it. Much credit actually goes to @Walter Schulz.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ico on June 14, 2016, 08:20:55 PM
Hello there,

I am trying to install ML on my 7D (mk1). That works well, except that the card led keeps flashing forever. Now the instructions are clear enough re the canon firmware version, but even after downloading and installing firmware v2.0.3 via the ML download page from pel.hu, the issue remains. Not surprisingly, for it tested byte-identical to the one I had from Canon. What am I doing wrong? I have used build 2016Jun137d203.

thanks!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ico on June 16, 2016, 09:41:16 PM
Have I said something wrong, or is there nobody here?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on June 16, 2016, 11:14:06 PM
Reset cam to factory defaults. Reset c.Fn settings.
Switch cam to photo mode M.

Insert card into cardreader and format it there.
Insert card into cam and format again.
Copy Canon firmware file 2.0.3 to card and run firmware update.
Delete file from card.
Download nightly build zip once again.
Expand zip and copy extracted files to card.
Redo installation.

Report back.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: bkummel on June 24, 2016, 10:47:45 AM
ico, it is "normal" that the card LED flashes every x seconds when Ml is loaded. I don't like it either, but there's nothing one can do but uninstall ML.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: a1ex on June 24, 2016, 05:19:20 PM
http://wiki.magiclantern.fm/faq?&#why_is_the_led_blinking_every_5_seconds
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Sseguin on July 15, 2016, 12:43:52 PM
A lot of sites make mention of ML supporting headphone monitoring on the 7D however the ML site doesn't show the as supported.

At this time is it supported or it may never be?

I am about to buy a used body and debating between 60D and 7D and this is my sticking point.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ansius on July 15, 2016, 11:13:35 PM
there is no sound monitoring to headphones on 7D, at least in nightly builds or elsewhere that I would know of.

on 60D vs 7D, the major difference form video perspective is CF vs SD cards (7D CF -> can shoot in RAW, SD to slow) and 7D has full resolution always on HDMI, important for external monitoring. I had the same dilemma, chose 7D (there are more + to it than I mentioned), audio monitoring can be solved with a http://www.juicedlink.com/ preamp that has headphones out.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: _OLLE_ on July 17, 2016, 04:29:55 PM
I have had some serious issues with 2,5k raw recording on my 7D. It happens in almost every clip. I post a picture so you guys can se what I mean ( look at his face!). What could be wrong?

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8777/28083471000_9660d33c38_b.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on July 17, 2016, 05:25:38 PM
_OLLE_,

The processor is probably getting overloaded. I used to get that result ("frame tearing") when I used the grayscale preview (for true framing). I haven't used it since and haven't had the issue.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: _OLLE_ on July 17, 2016, 09:49:37 PM
Okey thanks a lot @Frank7D! So you recommend me using the standard canon 5x crop preview?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on July 18, 2016, 01:01:25 AM
Yes, but of course it is a crop of the actual frame. I use the greyscale preview to check the framing and turn it off before I begin recording.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Roberto Mena on July 20, 2016, 02:08:45 AM
Recently out of every 5 or 7 takes I shoot with my 7D (MLV), the footage comes out with a green tint to it, even though I shoot with VisionColor's flat picture profile. Anyone have any idea how to fix this or what is wrong? Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on July 20, 2016, 03:37:44 AM
Roberto Mena, I don't know what is causing that, but a picture profile will not affect raw footage.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Roberto Mena on July 21, 2016, 02:52:53 AM
Frank7D, I know that a picture profile wouldn't effect raw footage, I was just mentioning it to help people assist me with troubleshooting my issue.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Ottoga on July 21, 2016, 03:56:36 AM
@Roberto_Mena

Some more detailed information will make it easier for the ML community to assist.

e.g: Detailed camera settings, ML Settings, Modules loaded etc as well as a sample of the affected footage.

Also, have you reviewed the 26 results returned from search on "Green Tint" within the forum?  They may shed some light on the what the cause may be.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ezripavel on July 23, 2016, 11:15:44 AM
hi and hello from Malaysia. I just got my refurb 7d and i found out that it has a firmware of 2.0.0 version. i managed to get it updated to 2.0.5 and after that i realized that ML doesnt support the 2.0.5 version. I successfully revert it to 2.0.3 and install the latest ML in it. Everything seems ok and i tried out a couple of features that i liked very much like the focus peaking, magic zoom, and trap focus. Previously i used it on my t3i and there have been no problem at all. Now with my 7d, whenever i tried to use the follow focus feature, my 7d got freeze. All of the buttons are dead including the power button. Scared shitless after that. I removed the battery and wait for a couple of sec and insert it back and it came to life. i tried it again on the same feature and it happened again. So maybe i can get any suggestions or help from u guys about the problems. Many thanks. And i am sorry for my english. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 23, 2016, 05:12:51 PM
Prefs tab -> Config files -> Restore ML defaults.
Retry and report.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ezripavel on July 23, 2016, 07:46:18 PM
Hi...i already restored ML to its default state. It seems like the problem is still there. I am using a Canon efs 24mm stm lens with my 7d. Whenever im using the follow focus, my camera seems to semi brick with all the buttons are dead. Except the liveview is still running like normal. I have to remove the battery again for few seconds. Is there any other option to overcome this? Or i need to reinstall it again? Thank you. 
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 25, 2016, 04:26:18 PM
Reinstalling ML is pretty much doing nothing concerning settings.
You may restore cam's factory settings. Don't forget c.Fn settings ...
If it doesn't work:
Please describe in detail the steps to reproduce your problem.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Yagh68 on July 28, 2016, 06:00:29 PM
Hi Walter
I'm buying a new Dslr and was wondering which is better for video recording after installing ML !!
700d, 7d or 60d .... I know it's a silly question but I really need the help of a Pro ...
Thanks in advance .
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on July 29, 2016, 01:29:51 PM
I'm not a pro ...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Avenger 2.0 on July 31, 2016, 08:54:11 AM
Raw video or canon h264 video? For raw video (on a budget) I would go for 7d. For h264, 600D/60D if audio controls are important. Otherwise 700D. Also not a pro...
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: angeloop on August 05, 2016, 06:31:37 AM
Hello .

I'm new in the forum. First of all I really thank and appreciate all of you who give your time and effort to make ML.

I recently got a used Canon 7D and wants to install ML. It is running 2.0.5 firmware. I tried to downgrade it to 2.0.3 in order to run ML. So I downloaded that version from ML link, extracted the file and copied to the root of my card.But when I tried to run the update process, screen turns black and top screen turned off. Some seconds passed, then minutes.... nothing. I switched to Off, then On, and nothing. At this point I started crying for my camera... I talked the battery out, inserted again, turned on and nothing! After that I take out the memory card, inserted again, and a message appears: "firmware file not found". Don't remember exact message but it told me to try again after reload battery.

I searched for this issue but didn't find anything. Do you know what could it be the issue here?

Thanks in advance and sorry for my English.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 05, 2016, 10:22:16 AM
Format card with a cardreader. Then format in cam. Copy firmware file to card. Retry and report.
If it doesn't work: Try another card. Small one (1-30 GB) will do.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: angeloop on August 05, 2016, 05:24:36 PM
Ok, I will try. Could it be the reason that I'm using a SD card within a SD to CF adapter instead of a CF card?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: wizerd on August 09, 2016, 06:17:06 PM
I would like to know if there are plans for a nightly build for 2.0.5 firmware?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Yagh68 on August 10, 2016, 11:32:37 AM
Thnx for your help Avenger ...


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Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: vu2yns on August 11, 2016, 08:32:06 PM
I am using canon 6D. whin i try to copy the setup of magic lantern through card reader  always saying that this card is protected .i slide the swithin the card but always the message is coming..why .plse reply
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 12, 2016, 06:53:10 AM
Try another cardreader.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Avenger 2.0 on August 12, 2016, 06:36:21 PM
I would like to know if there are plans for a nightly build for 2.0.5 firmware?
If I remember correctly there were no significant changes between 2.0.3 and 2.0.5
Not sure why it is not build for 2.0.5. Maybe something internally changed that requires a lot of work?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 12, 2016, 06:54:21 PM
It's a lot of work even if there are only minor changes.
If a firmware build contains only insignificant changes (nothing to write home about) there is no need to dive into the firmware dumps to find out where Canon's compiler put all the stuff this time.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: wizerd on August 12, 2016, 10:14:57 PM
so what is someone to do if they have 2.0.5 already installed and wants magic lantern to run, when canon states you can't revert back to 2.0.3 and doesn't offer that version anymore even if there is a way to revert back?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 13, 2016, 12:00:26 AM
http://pel.hu/eoscard as linked in Top of Page -> Downloads -> Download Nightly Builds -> 7D.203 and read. And you may also want to read User Guide -> FAQ/Install Guide.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: _OLLE_ on August 13, 2016, 12:24:09 AM
I shot a intervju earlier this week but the in camera sound (mlv sound) stoped after about a minute and the clip it self is around 5 minutes! What could it be??? I use the mlv.rec mlv.sound and mlv.play btw!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 13, 2016, 12:28:15 AM
You transferred all files (*.M00, M01, ...) to your computer?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: _OLLE_ on August 13, 2016, 12:37:54 AM
You transferred all files (*.M00, M01, ...) to your computer?



Yes!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: _OLLE_ on August 13, 2016, 12:45:46 AM
I also noticed that the raw file is around 7000 frames and the dng folder form MLVFS just contains around 2000 frames! What´s wrong?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Canon Amateur on August 15, 2016, 11:07:39 AM
I went to a concert the other day, where they played Beethoven and Schubert.
The "Full res silent picture" on the 7D saved my day !
No shutter release noise and no mirror slapping. Awesome feature!
Thank you very much ML team !!
I haven't played around with the various settings to get the most out of it, but I definitely will be digging into this.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Frank7D on August 15, 2016, 11:58:19 PM
Canon Amateur, if you don't mind my asking, what build did you use?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Canon Amateur on August 17, 2016, 11:19:28 AM
The latest Nightly build available at that time - magiclantern-Nightly.2016Jul09.7D203

I'll post my settings later when I get home.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dawn_to_dusk_ on August 17, 2016, 05:06:36 PM
Hi.

I've just saw that maybe ML is available to Canon 7d Mk2: magiclantern-Nightly.2016Aug15.7D203.zip

Is this for real? Or this build is for 7D Mk1 ?

Thanks
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 17, 2016, 08:06:50 PM
Cams with ML (Nightly Builds): Top of page -> Downloads -> Download Nightly Builds -> Select your camera.
Or
https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: dawn_to_dusk_ on August 18, 2016, 01:52:28 AM
Dear Walter Schulz,

Sorry. Maybe I'm very noob. My question is 7D203 means 7D software version 203 or is a firmware to canon 7D mk2?

Thanks
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Avenger 2.0 on August 19, 2016, 04:39:45 PM
Hi.

I've just saw that maybe ML is available to Canon 7d Mk2: magiclantern-Nightly.2016Aug15.7D203.zip

Is this for real? Or this build is for 7D Mk1 ?

Thanks
7d203 is magic lantern for 7d 2.03 firmware.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Whizkid on September 08, 2016, 04:22:20 PM
Hello Guys.

I´m pretty new to ML even though a mate of mine is using it for quite a while now (I´m shooting photos / raw only - but find the features pretty nice so I have just installed ML on my 7D).

My Question:

-What temperatures are you having while taking raw pictures?
-Is it normal that the right side of my Camera body where the battery grip sits in became pretty warm in just a few minutes (ML showed 52°C) ?

-Im using the recent Nightly Built from 06.09.2016

Thank you for your answers!
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: PaulHarwood856 on September 24, 2016, 12:42:35 AM
Quote
1728x692 48 fps slow mo. But wait a minute... When I play it back, the footage is normal aspect, no stretching required! I'm kinda running on no sleep in 2 days, I need someone to confirm this ASAP. I noticed when I set the cam to 1280x720 60p, and set the fps override to 23.976 exact fps, the liveview display was stretched vertically, so when recording it and playing it back records it in normal aspect! Timer A under 23.976 exact is 422 (FT -76). So I set the fps to 48, and Timer A back to 422. Mlv settings-
1728x692
3:2
GD Off
Canon preview
256 MB warmup
SRM On
Hacks on
4 buffers
Reserve on
Global Draw off
Expo override on

Rokinon 35mm manual cine lens

After messing with it a little bit more, the black and white levels get all wacky sometimes and the exposure is super glitchy. At first, I noticed this while testing out different settings in 640x480 mode, going to do some more tests soon as I charge my battery.

:edit: Yeah definitely a bug in the fps override control. I just downloaded the latest nightly, same thing. How exactly does fps override cause LV to stretch? Or is this a new feature I completely missed?!

:edit2: Ok, just figured out that this bug has been in the nightly since 7d fps override was implemented.

:edit3: To fix this issue, Timer A needs to be set to 498 (FT +76) for 23.976 exact and 440 (FT +10) for 60 exact.

     I have confirmed this works! Thank you so much N/A!

     I have provided a Google Drive Link to a folder with screenshots, pictures, and videos showing the beauty of this:

     https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz5n0qYxIkVOMnJMeWhkU3pMVjQ?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz5n0qYxIkVOMnJMeWhkU3pMVjQ?usp=sharing)

     The videos are of my cat in my room, handheld at 50mm. Sorry for the shakiness, I just wanted to test this out with the time I had. I was able to record for 15 seconds.

     If anyone has any questions, or can't get to the link please let me know. Thank you to all the Magic Lantern Developers, this is truly awesome!

- Paul Harwood
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Macke1 on October 01, 2016, 08:27:02 PM
Ive just bought a 7d markii and i didn´t realise that ML wont work?? is it impossible or will it going to work some day?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: nikfreak on October 01, 2016, 08:49:22 PM
It's rather "some day". ETA can't be given.
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Macke1 on October 02, 2016, 09:48:57 AM
sorry don´t no what you mean ETA?
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: ddelreal on October 02, 2016, 09:51:01 AM
It means "Estimated Time of Arrival."
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: PaulHarwood856 on October 12, 2016, 07:20:33 AM
Hello ML Community,

     As regards to the 7D 48.033 fps no squeezing bug, here is a link via Google Drive with clips that have sound working, water pouring for testing in your editing applications, and screenshots of how to export properly via SmartImport2 Script in After Effects. For 1728 x 692, in SmartImport2 it is necessary when resizing to keep the width at 100%, but the height at 60%

Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz5n0qYxIkVOZ2d4Z1hDVWlfUXc?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz5n0qYxIkVOZ2d4Z1hDVWlfUXc?usp=sharing)

    I hope this helps anyone interesting in using this great feature!

- Paul Harwood
Title: Re: Canon 7D
Post by: Marsu42 on October 15, 2016, 02:55:51 PM
Yay, I've just bought a reasonably priced near-mint condition 7d1 to replace my 60d which failed with 330k shutter cycles. Are there any active devs left on the 7d1 except for Alex, or has the world moved on by now?

General comment: I have to say I'm impressed, the 7d1 has everything I miss from the 80d for my photography (sturdy shutter, af point expansion, spot af) and most modern updates are jpeg- or movie-centered an don't matter to a still raw shooter like me. Only the lack of suport for rt flashes is unfortunate. As for the sensor, dual_iso fixes the low dr, for most of my lenses 18mp is 'nuff and if I'd want to have better iq I'd rather put my money into a 2nd full frame camera like a used 5d2/3. Or wait for 5d4's dual pixel tech with bokeh and focus point shift to make it into the lower realms.

Ive just bought a 7d markii and i didn´t realise that ML wont work?? is it impossible or will it going to work some day?

This is the 7d1 thread, someone please change the title, here's the 7d2 one: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=13746.0

My question is 7D203 means 7D software version 203 or is a firmware to canon 7D mk2?

Even a minor fw update with just the Korean strings changed needs someone to find all hardcoded stub addresses in the Canon fw again which is a boring and lengthy pita. For what is changed this is definitely not worth it, just downgrade to 2.0.3

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Firmware Version 2.0.5 incorporates the following fix.
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the image files cannot be transferred using the FTP protocol via USB cable after the EOS 7D camera has established a wireless connection to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5 (A/B/C/D).
Title: Re: Canon 7D classic, not for 7D2
Post by: Brawl on November 21, 2016, 09:07:15 AM
hi guys! what happens if I connect  my 7D to external monitor via hdmi mini whyle using magic lantern? will it works? I wish too see my liveview on a biggest screen because I need help to focus. I hope that if connecting 7D to an external monitor I will be able to see magic lantern global draw features (such as focus peaking) on the second display. let me know please! :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D classic, not for 7D2
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on November 21, 2016, 06:56:35 PM
@Brawl -- Sure you can use Global Draw (such as Focus Peak) while using an external monitor (though it wont be as pretty) and you also won't be able to see anything on the LiveView LCD display (only 5D3 is capable of doing this while running ML) as you can see what it looks like below on the 7D...

https://vimeo.com/192498227
Title: Re: Canon 7D classic, not for 7D2
Post by: a1ex on November 21, 2016, 07:40:51 PM
Your noise levels look a bit too high - may I see a silent DNG taken with the same settings?

The spike on the histogram at 00:21 is definitely not normal. Most likely this issue (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=13817.0) - something to be aware of when using an external monitor.
Title: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on November 22, 2016, 12:43:08 AM
Sure, will do -- the video posted above was shot in a living room at the house before leaving for work earlier this morning.

Now while I'm at work and have the 7D w me not sure if this would be problematic since it's not exactly the same scenery ... Took a few Silent DNG's while in Video Mode mv720 (did you want me to also take some while in Photo mode w LiveView -- also does FRSP apply in here or no need?) and here are these files below and yes they are in the same settings from earlier.

https://mega.nz/#F!i9V3EJTb!MVpTR55q-_nb6TDZguIgqQ
Title: Re: Canon 7D classic, not for 7D2
Post by: a1ex on November 22, 2016, 01:05:40 AM
Hm, different column offsets at higher ISO in optical black area. Don't remember seeing this on other cameras.

If these don't appear in the final image (can't tell from this sample), the only side effect would be overestimating the noise levels (which translates to underestimating the actual dynamic range on the raw histogram).

If they do, a dark frame should remove them.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: nikfreak on November 26, 2016, 11:54:18 AM
an unofficial test build w/o any warrants for those who want to give raw_rec.mo a try on 7D with 10bt:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9Mu66yg5QzRSXFVREkzZkYwYzQ/view?usp=sharing

have fun.

Feedback for this better provided in the official development thread for bit depth reduction for not becoming offtopic:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5601.msg175495;topicseen#msg175495

And if there' s already test buildsfloating around elsewhere then I missed it and you can sratch this.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Brawl on November 29, 2016, 09:21:11 AM
@DeafEyeJedi thank you very much for your video.
when you shoor raw video and you are using the external monitor do you get tearing on your footage? because the link that @alex has posted  (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=13817.msg173472#msg173472) seems to suggest this problem, that if we use an external monitor with raw video on 7d could cause footage ruined by tearing. the solution seems be to force the low resolution for hdmi output. do you need to use this technique? thx!
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: nikfreak on November 29, 2016, 12:28:50 PM
FYI: Canon released firmware 2.0.6 for 7D.
Also there's 1.3.4 available now for 5D Mk3  :P

Probably other cams got an update, too.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: flofifull on November 30, 2016, 09:03:59 AM
an unofficial test build w/o any warrants for those who want to give raw_rec.mo a try on 7D with 10bt:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9Mu66yg5QzRSXFVREkzZkYwYzQ/view?usp=sharing

have fun.

Feedback for this better provided in the official development thread for bit depth reduction for not becoming offtopic:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5601.msg175495;topicseen#msg175495

And if there' s already test buildsfloating around elsewhere then I missed it and you can sratch this.

It's working for me !  Global draw off / Preview Canon / FPS overidde 24.
MLV doesn't play in 7D but it's ok when transcoded to DNG in PC.
50 sec in 2560 x 1200 pixels (10 bit)  :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: nikfreak on November 30, 2016, 11:14:54 AM
Great to read this. Probably you will be able to get a little bit more resolution once a1ex makes the x5-zoom from crop_rec (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=17021.msg174866#msg174866) available. I am unsure how much it can be vertically but something around 1300px could be possible?!? Maybe more?

Found a way to center the raw buffer and Canon's preview window in the "classic" crop mode - the one triggered by x5 zoom. Advantage: higher resolution.....
....
Resizing Canon preview doesn't seem to work, so for the 5x zoom mode, the preview will be centered, but the coverage will not be exact. At least until somebody figures out how to resize the YUV buffer.

There are hints that raw buffer size might be adjustable (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10111.msg123909#msg123909) in the 5x zoom mode.

(side note: actual crop factor in 5x zoom mode is not 5x - it depends on the raw recording resolution)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: flofifull on November 30, 2016, 11:25:48 AM
Quote
once a1ex makes the x5-zoom from crop_rec available.

It would be great !!
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Danne on November 30, 2016, 11:39:55 AM
What branch are you working from Nikfreak? Latest unified merged with raw_video_10bit_12bit branch works with raw_twk and then preview works with 10/12/14-bit more or less realtime.
raw_twk download here.
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=13163.msg174991#msg174991
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: nikfreak on November 30, 2016, 12:50:29 PM
Release I posted is based upon plain "raw_video_10bit_12bit" branch.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Brawl on December 01, 2016, 02:08:26 AM
@flofifull which software did you used to transcode mlv 10 bit into dng to pc? thx a lot
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Danne on December 01, 2016, 11:08:43 AM
Quote
Release I posted is based upon plain "raw_video_10bit_12bit" branch.
I tried compiling from your repository at bitbucket but seems you have done some changes. Your published compiled build works good while compiling from official raw_video_10bit_12bit and also from your repo all you get is some shaking corrupted earthquake sequences.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: nikfreak on December 01, 2016, 11:45:37 AM
*deleted to avoid confusions*
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: flofifull on December 01, 2016, 01:13:51 PM
@flofifull which software did you used to transcode mlv 10 bit into dng to pc? thx a lot

MLV Mystic  ;)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Danne on December 01, 2016, 01:56:08 PM
Thanks Nikfreak.
Quote
Let me know your result. I might take a look in my VM later in hopes I didn't already delete my working dir  :P
Checked and no cegar on this one. Might wanna check your VM for the magic lines again.
Ok so what happens when I add this line:
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uint32_t edmac_write_chan = 16; /* Write 0x5 0x6 0x4 (LV) */When stopping recording a series of beep tones comes to live and it writes something about slots and memory. Exiting liveview also exits the beeps.

When specifying only this output still scrambled unfortunately.
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uint32_t dmaFlags = 0x40001000; //Enhanced
When specifying both lines above the beep tones and error memory/slot message, recorded file like a nice little earthquake ;).

*Deafeyejedis builds are also not working.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: nikfreak on December 01, 2016, 02:12:34 PM
Sorry Danne,

My build is quite old - dated 25th November - but I will have a look into my VM when I return @home to check what has changed (if the working dir from 25th still exists). Meanwhile I just suggest using my build from 25th as provided until the mystery solves (maybe I used another branch!? don't know for the moment...)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Danne on December 01, 2016, 02:19:39 PM
No problem. Main quirk is to get the raw_twk to work with that build.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: a1ex on December 01, 2016, 03:10:23 PM
From metadata, nikfreak's build is 48bb172, without any changes. Simply open autoexec.bin with a hex editor ;)

For modules, all the uncommitted source code changes are included in the .mo file. To see them:
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/path/to/magic-lantern/modules/module_hginfo_dump.sh file.mo
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Danne on December 01, 2016, 04:43:33 PM
Nice trick with the module_hginfo_dump.sh. Tested on raw_rec and it said all was in order. Tested against later magic-lantern repo.
Still have to find changeset 48bb172. So this is unmodified by viewing autoexec.bin?  I checked but didn,t compare since I don,t know where to find this this changeset. Somewhere in the raw_video_10bit_12_bit branch I suppose.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on December 01, 2016, 05:19:01 PM
Still have to find changeset 48bb172.

Click on "Commits" on the left panel of the web page then enter 48bb172 in the search box and presto:

https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/commits/all?search=48bb172
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: nikfreak on December 01, 2016, 08:50:30 PM
I can confirm it is plain 48bb172 w/o any further modifications. Scratched my old post as that rather was experimental stuff.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Danne on December 01, 2016, 09:27:33 PM
Great to know. Will get my hands on a 7D on monday first and things moves fast...
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on December 02, 2016, 01:21:11 AM
Thanks for confirming this @nikfreak and @a1ex for sharing the trick re: module_hginfo_dump.sh from changeset 48bb172.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: kamranjon on December 07, 2016, 10:10:44 PM
I tried the firmware hack from nikfreak but was unable to increase the resolution past 1735x976 even though my bit depth is set to 10 and my preview is set to canon. Anyone know why that might be? Thanks!
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: nikfreak on December 07, 2016, 10:37:02 PM
please switch to X5 zoom.
2400x1200px has been reported to record continuously in 10bit. You mightwant to set fps to 24 as X5 is 30fps by default.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: kamranjon on December 07, 2016, 10:38:15 PM
I think I figured it out, I am able to record at higher resolutions when I zoom in with cropped mode at 5x. I am unable to see what is being recorded, the image just freezes, but it appears to be recording without issues at 1080p in cropped mode. The next highest resoluton 2240x1200 goes for about 25 seconds before stopping.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: kamranjon on December 07, 2016, 11:01:28 PM
By turning off Auto Lighting Optimizer in the Canon menu I was able to record at 2240x1200 continuously but still unable to view what is being recorded.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: nikfreak on December 07, 2016, 11:31:33 PM
preview on your lcd, right? That's ok for the moment and same for everyone. Your camera lcd freezes but records.
Viewing on your computer what has been recorded for you in 10bit is best done with MLVFS.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: kamranjon on December 07, 2016, 11:51:07 PM
Yes I was able to confirm that it was recording properly and without issues on my mac using mlvfs and davinci. Beside continuous at 2240x1200 was able to get around 1m40s of recording at 2520x1200. This is really awesome, I hope it will continue to be developed!
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: williamsts on December 11, 2016, 07:00:52 PM
Hi everyone, I have been using the Magic Latern on my Canon T3i for some time, now I recently bought a Canon 7D, but I did the firmware update for a version 2.0.6, which Magic Lantern is not compatible, is there any method to go back to Factory or Do I downgrade to a firmware version 2.0.3 so that I can install Magic Lantern on my Canon 7D?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Lokman on December 12, 2016, 09:13:00 PM
First of all thank you nikfreak for the update
on my 7d  14 and 12 bit works fine but 10 bit still has corrupt frames and good ones (I mean one by one )
settings : Global draw off
                Preview Canon
                FPS overidde 23.967
is there any advise ?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Roberto Mena on December 16, 2016, 06:52:41 PM
There are only a handful of Canon models that can take almost full advantage of ML's features and the 7D is one of them, the others are the 5DII and III but the 7D is 1/4 the cost of a 5DIII but its almost as good as the 5D's though the 5D's have a full frame sensor as apposed to the 7D's smaller APC-S sensor. But, the 7D's APS-C sensor is close to the size of a Super-35mm digital cinema sensor! The rest of the cameras like the 700D/T5i for example can only record RAW video for about 10-15 seconds and not close to the maximum resolution of 1080p. The 7D can record RAW video til the CF card is full and close to 1080p resolution. But RAW video is so sharp and your taking better advantage of the camera's dynamic range that when you scale it to 1080p it still looks sharper and better than the 7D's native video h.264 codec. 

Check out this ML camera chart:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16cgnRivbUv7nA9PUlCLmLdir3gXdIN3pqzCNAAybepc/edit#gid=5
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Bolik on December 21, 2016, 08:53:55 AM
Hi guys! I have latest build (2016-12-18 23:30), i see "mlv_rec/mlv_play: add variable bit depth support." in discription. But i don`t understand how i can get this functional on my 7D :(
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: arrinkiiii on December 21, 2016, 02:46:45 PM

For the 7D it's not working, you have a compilation made by dfort and other in this same post from nikfreak... but it's not working properly.

It need to work with CONFIG_EDMAC_RAW_SLURP  in the 7D, for it give clean image in 10 and 12 bits... I think nikfreak is working on that... we hope  :)) 

Are you @nikfreak ?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: GJim on December 21, 2016, 04:04:27 PM
Just installed ML on my 7D, primarily to be able to use the shutter button to start/stop video recording.  Initial tests working great - I can use the on-camera shutter button or a remote such as the Canon RS-80N3.

Thanks for providing this great firmware modification.

One wonders why Canon didn't provide this same function instead of forcing us to use that tiny, hard-to-reach, counter-intuitive, button for video.  That button is even more difficult to use when the Varavon finder is installed.

Again, thanks!

G-Jim c):{-
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: GJim on December 24, 2016, 03:15:26 AM
On my 7D, in ML 'Movie Tweaks', I have selected 'REC/STBY'.  However, I'm not seeing that notification when in Movie Mode.  I do get the red 'dot' when recording video.

Magic Lantern version: Nightly.2016Dec19.7D203
Mercurial changeset: 4f72a0eabb16 (unified) tip
Built on 2016-12-18 23:30:22 UTC by [email protected]

G-Jim c):{-
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: beanz on December 27, 2016, 02:58:40 PM
Just wondering if there is a solution to the black sunspot when filming? Aside from fixing it in post. Is this a Canon hardware issue? Obviously filming into the sun is not really recommend but sometimes can't be helped. I tried searching here but didn't find anything.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Frank7D on December 29, 2016, 04:41:22 PM
So I just tried the 10 and 12 bit raw with the 7D for the first time, using the 12/18 build from dfort, and I don't see any problem with the image. What defects are others finding?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: PaulHarwood856 on December 30, 2016, 01:17:35 AM
Hey Frank7D,

     What were your settings for 10 bit raw recording on the 12/18 build? I was getting all kinds corrupt footage, along with extreme shaking, referred to as Earthquake footage here on the forum.

 - Paul Harwood
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: PaulHarwood856 on December 30, 2016, 01:20:33 AM
Hello everyone,

     Has anyone had the problem of continuous recording on the 7D where it won't stop recording? I've read about it here on the forum, but am wondering if there is some sort of fix to this? I'm worried about bricking my camera because I have to turn it off because it won't stop recording even if I hit stop. This is with Auto Restart on in Movie Tweaks. I use this in combination with the T3i to record long events, and the T3i has never had this issue. If someone could reply that would be awesome. If I need to replicate this issue in order to help solve it I can certainly do that. Thanks.

- Paul Harwood
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on December 30, 2016, 03:07:47 AM
Issue 2065 (https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/issues/2065/movie-restart-7d-stuck-in-loop-cannot-stop) reported July 2014. See workaround in last post.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: PaulHarwood856 on December 30, 2016, 03:10:48 AM
Hey Walter Schulz,

     Thanks so much for your quick reply! Ok great, I'll make sure to try this. Awesome!

- Paul Harwood
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: MarioneRosso on December 30, 2016, 03:28:52 PM
Hi,
if I have 2.0.6 firmware on my Canon 7D... what can I do ?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Avenger 2.0 on December 31, 2016, 09:29:46 PM
Has something changed for 3x crop h264 video in 3 Dec nightly? I can't find the setting anymore to enable it.
Edit: I guess I was mistaken and it was never possible on 7D...
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: N/A on January 03, 2017, 06:59:17 PM
Quote
     I have confirmed this works! Thank you so much N/A!

     I have provided a Google Drive Link to a folder with screenshots, pictures, and videos showing the beauty of this:

     https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz5n0qYxIkVOMnJMeWhkU3pMVjQ?usp=sharing

     The videos are of my cat in my room, handheld at 50mm. Sorry for the shakiness, I just wanted to test this out with the time I had. I was able to record for 15 seconds.

     If anyone has any questions, or can't get to the link please let me know. Thank you to all the Magic Lantern Developers, this is truly awesome!

- Paul Harwood
Very welcome ;)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: arrinkiiii on January 03, 2017, 10:04:48 PM
Hi,

  I trie today the new comp from dfort and its in the same, if some one ask. With MLV or RAW Module in 10 or 12bits you got the upper pink stripe thing.

       *But in crop mode (x5) you can record in 10 and 12bits, wow. The problems that i find in crop mode (x5) is that wend you review the file in camera the exposure are more low then wend you recorded and show in the camera screen and the colores look that go's to sepia tones... Also mostly of the times wend you hit the rec the screen freeze.

Until someone find the slurp for the 7D we are like this... only in 14bit's that i must say it's gorgeous!!! 10bits you can have the same quality but less heavier files... and more frame rates YEAHHH =))

 
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Brawl on January 09, 2017, 12:33:39 PM
Hi arrinkiiii nice to hear someone is deeply testing it. I really hope will be possible to fix all the bugs!

guys is there some chance for MLV dual ISO on 7D? I saw some examples about 5DMIII recovering shadows single iso vs. dual iso and the creativity possibilities with the second one are outstanding. if I remember correctly dual iso requires a lot of bandwidth MLV 10 and 12 bit could help?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: arrinkiiii on January 11, 2017, 01:28:16 AM

I think one or no one person are working in the 7D. Dual processor inferno thing... I think with the low princes for a 2hand 5DIII is better to have full ML features... but then, the glass.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Brawl on January 11, 2017, 11:29:57 AM
@Arrinkiiii being honest my economic problems are so huge that I could never watch to better dslr or black magic. I'll really keep my fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: nikfreak on January 11, 2017, 11:54:24 AM
guys is there some chance for MLV dual ISO on 7D?

You could give it a try.
waza57 got it to work on 5D2 (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=16854.0) but it's only coded for 5D2. You would have to adopt it for 7D.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Harald_Thomsen on January 12, 2017, 12:16:33 PM
Just one question: I'm on the latest Firmware. Is it safe to go back to 2.0.3?

Gesendet von meinem HUAWEI VNS-L31 mit Tapatalk

Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: pazitivprod on January 13, 2017, 09:31:42 AM
hi, firends. prompt, please, with what maximum speed the chamber 7d by means of ML removes?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Brawl on January 19, 2017, 07:52:12 PM
@nikfreak Thanks a lot for your reply unfortunetely I have no skill on programming languages.
But I could be a betatester if needed. In case I'm good to explain bugs and stuff like this also shooting videos to post on the forum.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 19, 2017, 09:39:20 PM
@pazitivprod: Unable to understand your question. Please rephrase and/or add text in your native language.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Brawl on January 21, 2017, 09:59:00 PM
hi guys may you suggest me your best settings for shooting mlv raw video at 48 fps or more please?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 21, 2017, 10:22:22 PM
Per @N/A -- https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg146710#msg146710
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Brawl on January 21, 2017, 11:21:23 PM
Thanks a lot @DeafEyeJedi I did a quick test at 60fps I get a lot of tearing. Is this natural for anyone or I did something wrong in the settings?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 21, 2017, 11:21:48 PM
Which build are you using?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Brawl on January 22, 2017, 12:07:24 AM
@DeafEyeJedi it's Nightly.2016Nov25.7D203 but maybe could be the one modified by dfort because I have 10 and 12 bit in MLV Lite module. If I remember well 10 and 12 bit are not yet implemented in the official nightly built because in early stage of developement.

p.s. I did the 60fps test (the one with the tearing) with mlv_rec module. I repeated the test with similar settings at 48fps and I has no tearing. maybe 60fps is too much or it works good to you?  thx

p.s.

I has "force HDMI-VGA: on" in "/display/advanced settings" which is good for taking tearing under control
(for someone who wish to read more info can read this topic: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=13817.0)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: a1ex on January 27, 2017, 11:37:29 AM
Is the 7D also affected by this issue (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=11205.msg179133#msg179133)?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Roger66 on January 27, 2017, 09:51:58 PM
Hi,

today I tried ML first time on my 7D1 and 100D and am impressed.

But I have to report a bug at the 7D version:

The option Quick Zoom - full zoom on AF point doesn't work correct. It doesn't zoom on AF point, but just in the middle of the picture. That means it does exactly the same as zoom to 100%.

//EDIT: bug reported: #2673


Regards
Roger
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: itisipotman on January 30, 2017, 09:33:04 AM
Yeah, so at some stage HDMI tearing seems to have been fixed. On the latest build I have been recording with an external monitor (not set to force VGA) and no tearing is present. Minor tearing occurred when using crop mode with no FPS over ride. But otherwise no tearing at all. Anyone else want to test and confirm?

Great news if corroborated.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: maxotics on January 30, 2017, 01:36:35 PM
I don't know if tearing is fixed.  When I use an external monitor and turn off focus peaking and such in ML, letting the monitor do it, it records fine.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 30, 2017, 05:58:23 PM
Which build were you using @itisipotman?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: itisipotman on January 30, 2017, 07:42:14 PM
Cool, I should have mentioned the following, Jan 27th Nightly. The camera is set to PAL and I'm recording at max res just fine at 25fps with MLV, crop mode is also recording fine at 1080p with 25p. All I did was turn the MLV module and sound module on and hit record, haven't changed any default settings.

Maxotics, care to elaborate? It sounds like things are working for you, but you also mention you don't know if its fixed?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Randallsart on February 16, 2017, 02:03:20 AM
is there ML for the Canon 7d mk2?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 16, 2017, 12:40:34 PM
No
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Jato on February 26, 2017, 09:15:38 AM
A few questions!
First of all, thank you very much, you developers, for this great work. My 7D is very happy too with ML 'new life' :)
I've tried to read all posts here and related with raw video, etc, but i still have some questions:

I use last stable ML firmware, but these doubts are regarding older versions too:
1) It's definitively impossible to record audio while recording video?
2) I can record continuously without anyproblem (Sandisk extreme pro 160MB/S UDMA7 32Gb) but not in crop mode, where it's allways cut about 20 seconds maximun length.
3) Quite frequently, frame 197-198 is corrupted with magent artifacts

I have tried lots of config, allways trying to get de biggest resolution possible, and now i'm recording fine at 2240x1120, both RAW video and MLV video.
Sorry if my questions are answered in same other topic :/ It's a very HUGE (and INTERESTING) forum! Thanks!

Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 26, 2017, 02:34:21 PM
First of all: There is no "stable" Version for 7D and never was. "Stable" = outdated and unsupported v2.3.
There are "Nightly Builds".

1. Not at all. What gave you the impression it doesn't work?

2. Sorry but you have to be specific. Any Information about recording times achieved in continuous mode is pretty much pointless without mentioning resolution, frame rate and bit depth. And mentioning recording mode (H.264, MLV/MLV lite, RAW).

I suppose you run into unintentional stopping because crop mode records in 30 fps and therefore requires higher bandwidth.

3. Build used?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Jato on February 26, 2017, 08:56:32 PM
Regarding sonund recording: i've never been able to record any sound!
With an older Nightly build version, i read a tutorial where set sound off were recommended -maybe to optimize recording mb/s rates while recording, or something... and now, that i use the last Nightly Build available, maybe i have to re-read all info available, and practice more settings combos... but, for instance: yesterday i made some recordings, in MLV, 2240x1120px, and using MLVFS i see one of them says 'sound: YES' but it's not true...

I started using RAW video about 6 months ago, using raw_rec.mo (Magic Lantern Nightly.2016Jul09.7D203), and using the CF card i mentioned (Sandisk extreme pro 160MB/S UDMA7 32Gb) i realised i can record about 20 seconds MAX, without sound, in maximun resolution aparently available (about 1120 pix vertical res. max), and 23,9xx fps.

I installed Magic Lantern Nightly.2017Feb12.7D203 a few days ago, and started trying different video settings, with raw_rec and mlv_rec, mlv_lite... I realised i can record continous raw video in normal -no-croppped- mode, but in cropped mode, y can record about 20 seconds maximun at -theoretically- maximun resolution (2240x1120), but allways without sound, even when i can see 'sound:yes' in MLVFS. :/

It's being VERY interesting this 'new world', my 'old' 7D has a new life, and it's being very useful for me taking wildlife scenes as i do :)

Sorry about my english, and sorry if i'm not clear enough explaining all the facts :D

Thanks for your answer, @Walter.

Regarding 'bit depth', i have rad something about 10-12-14bits raw video, but i cant see 'where' these settings are in ML :/

Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Baladeva on February 27, 2017, 06:11:33 AM
When I want to put the new firmware,should I remove the old magic lantern first?or is ok?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 27, 2017, 07:13:28 AM
If you want to use Canon firmware 2.0.6 I recommend to uninstall ML first.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 27, 2017, 07:33:17 AM
Regarding sonund recording: i've never been able to record any sound!

If H.264 recording is not working it is most likely hardware error.
MLV_REC requires MLV_SND for audio recording.

I installed Magic Lantern Nightly.2017Feb12.7D203 a few days ago, and started trying different video settings, with raw_rec and mlv_rec, mlv_lite... I realised i can record continous raw video in normal -no-croppped- mode, but in cropped mode, y can record about 20 seconds maximun at -theoretically- maximun resolution (2240x1120), but allways without sound, even when i can see 'sound:yes' in MLVFS. :/

Maybe you missed the information about crop mode frame rate in my first answer to you above (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg180540#msg180540).

Regarding 'bit depth', i have rad something about 10-12-14bits raw video, but i cant see 'where' these settings are in ML :/

Status "experimental". You can use Reddeercity's repository at own risk: https://bitbucket.org/reddeercity/magic-lantern_10-12bit/downloads/
Thread about 10/12-bit: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5601.msg180056#msg180056
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Jato on February 27, 2017, 12:30:24 PM
@Walter i have some news :)

This morning a was able to record sound! Of course i can with CANON's firmware, so i remembered that resampling bitrate to 23,9xx is causing soundoff, even when it's supossed to be on. (my fault...)

I did some other tests, with both kind of video tools: I thought that each of the video types had a different format (RAW & MLV) but I only got MLV files.


Quote
Status "experimental". You can use Reddeercity's repository at own risk: https://bitbucket.org/reddeercity/magic-lantern_10-12bit/downloads/
Thread about 10/12-bit: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5601.msg180056#msg180056

Maybe i read a bit more, before asuming that risk, but if it increases cropped video length letting me play a bit with dng files it could be really GOOD!

Thanks again for your kind support Walter! :)

Javi
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on February 27, 2017, 03:36:34 PM
I did some other tests, with both kind of video tools: I thought that each of the video types had a different format (RAW & MLV) but I only got MLV files.

About 2 week ago it was different indeed: https://twitter.com/autoexec_bin/status/830878711423590402
Or select raw_rec.mo in Modules menu and press Q.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: jman on March 08, 2017, 03:58:25 AM
Well....Here I got all excited about acquiring Premier Pro CC 2017. So I shot some MLV and used MLV ViewSharp to change the MLV file to .dng with wave file. I go into Premier Pro media browser to import the dng and it won't allow import stating the file is either not supported or damaged. What a load of S*** !! Opens fine in Photoshop and After Effects but NOT Premier. I've searched online for fixes and nothing works. Oh well, just a heads up.
 
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 08, 2017, 05:14:11 AM
"MLV ViewSharp"? Sorry, don't know what you are talking about and googleing doesn't help.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: jman on March 09, 2017, 01:56:10 AM
Hello Walter...MLV ViewSharp(BrowseSharp) converts mlv's to dngs or raws (with .wav files if you record with sound) ...anyway I got Drastic MediaReactor Workstation and now I can import mlv's directly into Premier Pro. The only problem is if you recorded with sound and want to sync with a master sound file recorded on another device such as a H4N, Plural Eyes 4 does not recognize .mlv video files. So you have sync them outside of Premier Pro.


MLV Viewsharp here...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-iyiZAG7JI     
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dmilligan on March 09, 2017, 04:01:44 AM
What a load of S*** !! Opens fine in Photoshop and After Effects but NOT Premier.
Premiere can only open specific "flavors" of CinemaDNG files. There are many MLV converters that support output of Premiere compatible CDNG files, including:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=13152.0
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5618.0
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9560.0
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=18975.0
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Baladeva on March 09, 2017, 12:00:30 PM
Quote
If you want to use Canon firmware 2.0.6 I recommend to uninstall ML first.

there is 2.0.6 now that is cool!but why doesnt the builds say 2.0.6 and is 2.0.3?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 09, 2017, 12:04:23 PM
Yes, after upgrading to 2.0.6 you can't use ML anymore.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Baladeva on March 09, 2017, 12:05:48 PM
all right,thanks alot.
have you see the new post i posted at the 7d cropped 5*?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: yajima.natsume on March 29, 2017, 03:26:03 AM
Hello,
This is my first time using Magic Lantern. I supposed to use ML for Shotting Photograph. I have installed ML with nightly build 2017-03-11, and loaded needed feature such Dual ISO. But, I don't know why it can't shot properly. I mean, once it works to shot with Dual ISO mode and I can convert it with CR2HDR Plug-In in Lightroom. But, in another shot, it fails. When I imported to lightroom and exported it with CR2HDR plug-in, it said "No Dual ISO Photo". Is it normal? or is there any setting that I missed to set up? Thanks for advanced.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 29, 2017, 07:26:31 AM
Are you able to upload the file rejected by cr2hdr somewhere and link it here?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: yajima.natsume on March 29, 2017, 08:52:53 AM
Here the link https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_BWgCgxkugDY3RTTWo4LWtxLTg/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_BWgCgxkugDY3RTTWo4LWtxLTg/view?usp=sharing). It is just like normal cr2 file. But, in my 7D with ML, Dual ISO is on with 400/1600 ISO.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 29, 2017, 11:55:53 AM
Took a short look into it but I cannot see interlaced line structure. None.
Could be caused by
- "Alternate frames only" ON -> Toggles Dual-ISO ON/OFF (with timeout to ON if a second shot isn't triggered)
- Cam shutdown "dirty" -> Modules will not be loaded at next startup.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Elfotografoalocado on March 31, 2017, 02:09:17 PM
Hello, I have something going on with my recently purchased second hand 7D that I don't know whether it's a curse or a blessing. Namely, it comes with an eg-S focusing screen adapted and already installed, which means flawless manual focus but incorrect metering on anything brighter than f2.8 and anything darker than f4. Does Magic Lantern have a tool for accounting for that on the 7D?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: domo94 on April 02, 2017, 06:41:14 AM
Hey,
so I've been keeping track of what's been going on lately with the 7d, but so far it seems like a great camera, with very little attention and popularity.

I want to get on board with helping the development of this camera for ML as well as share my progress and results when I film with this camera.

Can anybody help a starter out? I'm pretty tech savvy, but never really dealt with code before so.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: nikfreak on April 02, 2017, 02:32:38 PM
One of the easiest methods is just to use a "pre-built" VM:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7579.msg134989#msg134989

Then read through this:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=991.0

and check also this section of the forum:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?board=25.0

Quote
...with very little attention and popularity.
Recent dev achievements regarding compressed 14bit raw should gain back attention and popularity once also available for 7D. Add to that some work and find (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=19300.msg182149#msg182149) the correct registers to make it "great again".
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: magomu on April 04, 2017, 09:48:44 PM
hello everybody!
I'm just starting using ML. I'm impressed for the new capabilities with this firmware (thanks to developers for its great job!).

I have only one problem. I don't know if that is because I have a wrong ML configuration  or it's a bug:

I can't fix the focus spot in Live View Mode. It's goes upper to down, left to right, but I can't fix in desired position. It's this normal?

I think it's not a problem of the jostick. If I use another CF without ML, Live View works ok!

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 05, 2017, 07:06:07 PM
Not reproducable here.
Set cam and ML to defaults and retry.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: magomu on April 08, 2017, 11:15:17 AM
I've found the problem. It's in the Bulb ND Utilities (bulb_nd.mo). If I don't load the module the Live View works ok
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Ethan on April 19, 2017, 06:31:46 AM
Can someone tell me where I can find what changes/improvements have been made per nightly build?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on April 19, 2017, 07:40:40 AM
Download page for 7D1 -> Older Builds
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Harold on April 28, 2017, 09:41:53 AM
Hi everybody.

I'm using ML since 1 year and i would to say thanks you for your amazing work. I recently install the last version of ML and I have some issues with the CBR bitrate. Nothing change at x2 or x3. When i check the file on PC, the bitrate is at 35 000 kbps or 40 000 kbps... I remember that i was able to up to 80 000 kbps in the past. Do you have the same issue ?


Thanks for who will reply.  :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: jkenny23 on April 30, 2017, 07:43:25 PM
I flashed the latest nightly ML build on my 7D (magiclantern-Nightly.2017Mar30.7D203.zip) and Live view and Video preview does not work at all on the LCD, it just shows up as a gray screen with only the outline of text visible. Is there a setting I messed up?

Edit: Nevermind, was the Digic focus peaking setting. Works fine now with that disabled.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Brawl on June 13, 2017, 10:51:42 AM
is it possible to shoot raw video 10 and 12 bit in "no crop" mode with 7D does it works good? and wich software is it compatible to transform it from mlv to cdng? is mlvproducer compatible? thx
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on June 24, 2017, 08:03:36 PM
Is there a port of 10 bit / 12 bits comp mlv from 5dmkiii? This would Be great feature to save space


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Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Roger66 on July 24, 2017, 02:18:53 PM
Hello,

the option Quick Zoom - full zoom on AF point still doesn't work correct. It doesn't zoom on AF point, but just in the middle of the picture. That means it does exactly the same as the option "zoom to 100%".

Bug #2673

Thats very annoying. I'm used to this option and on my 100D this ML option works fine.

Can someone of the prgrammers here please have a look to this bug ?

Thanks in advance
Roger
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: jman on August 08, 2017, 06:46:01 PM

(http://thumb.ibb.co/cCVOZv/Capture.jpg) (http://ibb.co/cCVOZv)

Is there any way of NOT having the .tmp file included on card when I record .mlv?
Can't seem to find anything in the menu.
Thank you for your help!  8)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 08, 2017, 07:06:01 PM
May I ask which build you were using back in 2015?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: jman on August 09, 2017, 02:30:12 AM
that's the date it shows when in reader.....i'm actually using the aug 1st 2017 build.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: cd1234567 on August 15, 2017, 03:09:03 PM
fixme: please use fio_malloc (in mlv_play_task) 

Recent august build has this error warnings repeating on the screen when i playback clips that are over 5000 frames. They block the playback video screen.

I understand it is a bug that needs to be fixed. Can you suppress the repeating warnings  so that the video can be viewed?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on September 04, 2017, 10:58:12 AM
I'm not a developper but I'd like to help to port compressed MLV, Proxy H264 and crop mode 1:1 for slomo on 7D. This model is one the most affordable and balanced for quality/potential. What should I do ?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on September 17, 2017, 09:50:08 PM
Latest nightly build contains commit 4ce4d28 (https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/commits/4ce4d2876ac5/) with description "700D, 6D, 7D: fix AbortEDmac".
Is there anything to test on 7D for mere users?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: a1ex on September 18, 2017, 08:07:39 AM
Currently it's only used in edmac.mo, selftest.mo and raw_twk.mo.

You may try the tests from the selftest.mo, for example. For raw_twk, I'm not sure if it solves any bug; you could try before and after. On 700D, the stub tests (from selftest.mo) could not run at all before the fix.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on September 18, 2017, 07:10:24 PM
Yes, 7D stub test with previous build hangs after
[Pass] edmac_memcpy_start(dst, scr, size) => 0x429100b8
with LED on. Latest build completes with zero errors.

Haven't tested edmac.mo and raw_twk.mo yet.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Its on September 25, 2017, 09:56:53 PM
Hi, I'm new to this forum and 7Dmk1 (long time 600d/ML user).
On the 600D there is a 'crop mode' activating a 3x zoom @1920x1080 in the std Canon menu.
I'm told the 7D mk1 can achieve this using ML - if so could someone kindly lead me through the steps to enable this feature please?

Thanks, Its
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on October 04, 2017, 05:20:58 AM
Is there anything to test on 7D for mere users?

I've got a test any user can easily run. It is the same test as the one we just did for the 650D. Let's start with the current Nightly build and see if there's a problem with the audio meters.

Here's the test:

The way to run the test is fairly simple. Turn on both the mlv_rec and mlv_snd modules and activate those modules. I prefer to reduce the frame to the smallest size because we're only checking for an audio issue. The first time you record an MLV clip the audio meters should work normally. What I'm interested in is what happens on the second through the forth clip. Make sure not to restart the camera between takes. Do the audio meters continue to operate normally?

The 7D is setup the same as the 650D and 700D. Both of those cameras had issues with the audio meters that somehow slipped past everyone so it went unreported. This was recently fixed.

If you're curious:

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=20597.0
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 04, 2017, 04:16:53 PM
Do the audio meters continue to operate normally?

Yes.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on October 04, 2017, 08:53:13 PM
Great!

Of course you know what's coming next--more tests. I uploaded three builds labeled 7D_test-A/B/C to my bitbucket download page (https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/downloads/). Start with build A, it should work just like the unified build you just tested. If not--stop, don't go any further, I messed up. If it does work, try the B and C builds.

What is going on is that we made a change the mlv_snd module in the crop_rec_4k branch that I'd like to have in the unified branch. It uses both StopASIFDMAADC and SoundDevShutDownIn to stop the audio recording. However, it turns out that some cameras need to use one or the other or both in tandem so I'm trying to figure out what is needed for each camera. On the EOSM mlv_snd needs to shutdown audio using only StopASIFDMAADC while the 100D is fine using both. I was surprised to find out that the 700D and 650D can't use StopASIFDMAADC or SoundDevShutDownIn.

So:

A has the new mlv_snd changes with StopASIFDMAADC commented out.
B uses both StopASIFDMAADC and SoundDevShutDownIn.
C uses neither StopASIFDMAADC or SoundDevShutDownIn.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 04, 2017, 09:22:08 PM
Audio meter working for all versions.
B gives "audio failed to stop, status 4" after stopping 2nd recording (and all following)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on October 04, 2017, 09:34:58 PM
Interesting. So let's comment out StopASIFDMAADC for now since it isn't needed and works with the proposed changes to mlv_snd.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on October 17, 2017, 06:13:09 PM
It looks like the 5DMk3 has received the most attention in this forum and the feature set that it has received due to the enormous efforts of the developers is incredible.  Now, this camera has become a very powerful tool for professional video recording. 

Unfortunately, not everybody can afford a 5DMk3 and the question is, are there other alternatives that work well with Magic Lantern, can do most of what the 5DMk3 does and can be obtained at a fraction of its cost.  In my opinion, the answer is Yes and the alternative is the classical 7D (Mark I).  Here are a few basic features that support this statement:

1) The fast write speed on the CF-card.  On 1066x CF cards I get continuous writing speeds in the 90 to 91 MB/s range.  This means continuous 14-bit RAW video recording at 1728x972 resolution with sound until CF card is full.  This also means quite long RAW video recordings at 10 and 12 bit with sound at larger resolutions (up to 2496x1200) in the 5x zoom mode.  I got 2 min. record time in this mode at 10 bit and 24 fps.  Finally, it means also continuous 10-bit RAW recording with sound at 2144x1200 resolution (aspect ratio close to 16:9) at the 5x zoom mode which could be quite useful for interviews, high-quality recording of dancers on the scene, weddings and even short events. 

2) The EOS 7D is a very solidly built semiprofessional camera with good weather sealing that can stand quite tough working conditions.  Battery life is excellent even when shooting MLV video with Magic Lantern.  I never managed to get the camera temperature higher than 56 deg. C during RAW video recordings at 35 deg. C on hot summer days.

3) Image and video quality are superb.  I especially like the micro contrast, the colors and the dynamic range of the videos and time lapses coming out of this camera.

4) VAF filters for this model that remove moire and aliasing in scenes with lots of straight lines and repetitive patterns are readily available (expensive though, ~300$).
----------------------------------------------------

After playing for several hours with my 7D last weekend I was so happy with the camera performance and results that I obtained with a fairly old build that I decided to write this post in an attempt to revitalize the attention to this fantastic camera.   I used the December 01/2016 build from the download link in post 1314 from the following thread:

https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5601.1300

My overall impression is that the feature set in the above build is excellent and appropriate for serious video work as described in #1 above.  I also checked the classical FRSP function in the silent mode which reproduces beautiful timelapses at the full resolution of the sensor.  It works very well, also in combination with Dual ISO. In my tests the camera was very stable and there were almost no crashes, except that it is hard to close the aperture of STM lenses in the FRSP mode. Here are a few things that need to be fixed and if the fixes are possible and successful, in my opinion, this will make the 7D second best after the 5DMk3 for Magic Lantern work:

A.  I miss the Movie crop mode which allows fast and easy switching from the normal to the 3x zoom mode with preserving framing during recording.  In other words you see on the screen what you get.  This is extremely useful when working with fast prime lenses.  I use the EOS 35/F2 IS which is my favorite for RAW videos and with the Movie crop mode it turns into a 105 mm/F2 lens on a push of a button.  In this way, I can quickly zoom to an important part of the scene, make a recording there at 105 mm with a beautifully blurred background and then switch back to the normal mode.  Very convenient!  I know, I can do this in the 5x zoom mode, however, in that case I see only a fraction of the frame.  This makes framing with camera in motion (steadycam work) very difficult.

B.  A well known phenomenon is the freezing of the screen when recording starts in the 5x zoom mode.  For static shots on a tripod this is not a problem but when camera moves (e. g. steadycam shots) framing is impossible.  There is a known temporary work around this, as described in the post 1314 above but switching back and forth between menus takes time and important moments are easily missed.

C.  I also miss the "ML digital ISO" function.  It was very useful when recording video in bright sunny days where light is too much and even F22 is not enough to get the exposure right.  ML digital ISO would allow me to gradually reduce the exposure by up to -2 stops which I used very often as a digital neutral density filter.  It worked quite well with time lapses at reduced frame rates as well as FRSP work where shortest exposure times are limited to about 1/25-th of a second.  Finally, it provides smoother transitions in the highlights which is useful when shooting contrasty landscape photos (sunsets, sunrises, etc.).

D. The 10 and 12-bit MLV-rec and RAW-rec is broken.  Every 2-nd frame is corrupt.  This forces the operator to use 14-bit RAW which makes the files too big and expensive cards get full very quickly.  I know, this bug is not easy to fix and we can live with it but a fix would be more than welcome.
----------------------------------------

These are the issues which make me think that, with the 7D, we are very close to a camera with superb functionality for serious video shooting.  If someone else has observed issues that I have missed, comments and further tests are very welcome. 
 
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on October 17, 2017, 11:20:28 PM
A.  I miss the Movie crop mode which allows fast and easy switching from the normal to the 3x zoom mode with preserving framing during recording.

I answered one of your posts on another topic about this but now I'm wondering--you mean the 7D had this option in the past and now it is gone? It isn't in the features matrix (http://builds.magiclantern.fm/features.html) under Movie CROP_MODE_HACK.
Title: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on October 17, 2017, 11:48:41 PM
It looks like the 5DMk3 has received the most attention in this forum and the feature set that it has received due to the enormous efforts of the developers is incredible.  Now, this camera has become a very powerful tool for professional video recording. 

Unfortunately, not everybody can afford a 5DMk3 and the question is, are there other alternatives that work well with Magic Lantern, can do most of what the 5DMk3 does and can be obtained at a fraction of its cost.  In my opinion, the answer is Yes and the alternative is the classical 7D (Mark I).  Here are a few basic features that support this statement:

1) The fast write speed on the CF-card.  On 1066x CF cards I get continuous writing speeds in the 90 to 91 MB/s range.  This means continuous 14-bit RAW video recording at 1728x972 resolution with sound until CF card is full.  This also means quite long RAW video recordings at 10 and 12 bit with sound at larger resolutions (up to 2496x1200) in the 5x zoom mode.  I got 2 min. record time in this mode at 10 bit and 24 fps.  Finally, it means also continuous 10-bit RAW recording with sound at 2144x1200 resolution (aspect ratio close to 16:9) at the 5x zoom mode which could be quite useful for interviews, high-quality recording of dancers on the scene, weddings and even short events. 

2) The EOS 7D is a very solidly built semiprofessional camera with good weather sealing that can stand quite tough working conditions.  Battery life is excellent even when shooting MLV video with Magic Lantern.  I never managed to get the camera temperature higher than 56 deg. C during RAW video recordings at 35 deg. C on hot summer days.

3) Image and video quality are superb.  I especially like the micro contrast, the colors and the dynamic range of the videos and time lapses coming out of this camera.

4) VAF filters for this model that remove moire and aliasing in scenes with lots of straight lines and repetitive patterns are readily available (expensive though, ~300$).
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After playing for several hours with my 7D last weekend I was so happy with the camera performance and results that I obtained with a fairly old build that I decided to write this post in an attempt to revitalize the attention to this fantastic camera.   I used the December 01/2016 build from the download link in post 1314 from the following thread:

https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5601.1300

My overall impression is that the feature set in the above build is excellent and appropriate for serious video work as described in #1 above.  I also checked the classical FRSP function in the silent mode which reproduces beautiful timelapses at the full resolution of the sensor.  It works very well, also in combination with Dual ISO. In my tests the camera was very stable and there were almost no crashes, except that it is hard to close the aperture of STM lenses in the FRSP mode. Here are a few things that need to be fixed and if the fixes are possible and successful, in my opinion, this will make the 7D second best after the 5DMk3 for Magic Lantern work:

A.  I miss the Movie crop mode which allows fast and easy switching from the normal to the 3x zoom mode with preserving framing during recording.  In other words you see on the screen what you get.  This is extremely useful when working with fast prime lenses.  I use the EOS 35/F2 IS which is my favorite for RAW videos and with the Movie crop mode it turns into a 105 mm/F2 lens on a push of a button.  In this way, I can quickly zoom to an important part of the scene, make a recording there at 105 mm with a beautifully blurred background and then switch back to the normal mode.  Very convenient!  I know, I can do this in the 5x zoom mode, however, in that case I see only a fraction of the frame.  This makes framing with camera in motion (steadycam work) very difficult.

B.  A well known phenomenon is the freezing of the screen when recording starts in the 5x zoom mode.  For static shots on a tripod this is not a problem but when camera moves (e. g. steadycam shots) framing is impossible.  There is a known temporary work around this, as described in the post 1314 above but switching back and forth between menus takes time and important moments are easily missed.

C.  I also miss the "ML digital ISO" function.  It was very useful when recording video in bright sunny days where light is too much and even F22 is not enough to get the exposure right.  ML digital ISO would allow me to gradually reduce the exposure by up to -2 stops which I used very often as a digital neutral density filter.  It worked quite well with time lapses at reduced frame rates as well as FRSP work where shortest exposure times are limited to about 1/25-th of a second.  Finally, it provides smoother transitions in the highlights which is useful when shooting contrasty landscape photos (sunsets, sunrises, etc.).

D. The 10 and 12-bit MLV-rec and RAW-rec is broken.  Every 2-nd frame is corrupt.  This forces the operator to use 14-bit RAW which makes the files too big and expensive cards get full very quickly.  I know, this bug is not easy to fix and we can live with it but a fix would be more than welcome.
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These are the issues which make me think that, with the 7D, we are very close to a camera with superb functionality for serious video shooting.  If someone else has observed issues that I have missed, comments and further tests are very welcome.

Good summary IDA_ML. I add (also wrote on another post but better here)

E. 7D needs proxy simultaneous h264 recording for preview and Easy Off Line/ online workflow (thanks to danne's switch app)

F. 7D with 10/12/14 bits lossless (we could reach résolution higher than 1080p and longer recording on cf cards)

G. At least 45fps raw

This camera is dream even 8 years after first release and a lot of people are still using it. I'd love to help to improve the functionnalities. I use it on a daily basis and I have the vaf-filter.

So the question is : how we can help ?like running tests (as we see with 6D, 600/650D, 100D...) to speed up 7D development which is far away from the rest ? Can we run 7D on quemu ?

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Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on October 18, 2017, 12:29:09 AM
10/12bit seems to be the biggest challenge on Digic 4 cameras, though it works on the 60D [EDIT - and 600D] so maybe?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on October 18, 2017, 01:25:47 AM
10/12bit seems to be the biggest challenge on Digic 4 cameras, though it works on the 60D [EDIT - and 600D] so maybe?
Yes it would be a big step in combination of H264 proxy // EDIT - Ok I understand now that there are 2 different builds (Crop_rec_4k and 10/12bits). We know now that 10/12 bits could be fixed.

Any idea if Crop_rec_4k can be ported to 7D ? Dfort, can digic 4 camera run Croprec_4k ?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on October 18, 2017, 06:54:52 AM
Any idea if Crop_rec_4k can be ported to 7D ? Dfort, can digic 4 camera run Croprec_4k ?

Maybe. There are a few hurdles to jump over. Someone needs to figure this out for the 7D--these are the other Digic 4 cameras that can run 10/12bit:

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#ifdef CONFIG_60D
#define DEFAULT_RAW_BUFFER MEM(MEM(0x5028))
#endif

#ifdef CONFIG_600D
#define DEFAULT_RAW_BUFFER MEM(MEM(0x51FC))
#endif

In addition, Digic 4 cameras have lossless compression code in their firmware but so far none of these cameras have been ported over to ML lossless. Finally, the crop_rec module, more uncharted territory for Digic 4 cameras.

Seems like an interesting challenge.

[EDIT] Let's get started. Download the file named find-SRM_BUFFER_SIZE.2017Oct17.7D203.zip from my Bitbucket downloads page (https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/downloads/) and shoot a simple silent DNG using that build. You should see something like this on your LiveView:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4506/37028349634_4e65eea9c2.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Yq4Yih)

Please report back with the SRM_BUFFER_SIZE.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Danne on October 18, 2017, 08:21:37 AM
SRM_BUFFER_SIZE 0x1f80000
Taken in photo mode
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Panz on October 18, 2017, 10:08:15 AM
It's the same in photo and video mode, 0x1f80000
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on October 18, 2017, 10:55:49 AM
I answered one of your posts on another topic about this but now I'm wondering--you mean the 7D had this option in the past and now it is gone? It isn't in the features matrix (http://builds.magiclantern.fm/features.html) under Movie CROP_MODE_HACK.

Obviously, I did not make myself clear enough, Dfort and I appologize for that.  No, I don't mean that.  The Movie crop mode is abvailable on the 100D which I also own and I have been using it a lot lately on that camera.  However, I often use also the 7D because of the fast write speed (much longer record times), large buffer size (continuous recording with sound) and higher resolution in the 5x zoom mode.  And when I compare the 7D with the 100D, it is the Movie crop mode that I miss mostly.

I also greatly appreciate your statement: "Let's get started" and thank you for that.  If all this functionality is added to the 7D then this awesome camera will become a serious competitor to the 5DMk3.  Used 7D-s in mint condition and 20 to 30% of their shutter count are currently available for about 300 Euros, so now is the moment to give this camera what it deserves and make many budget oriented video shooters happy.

Here is a short film that I shot entirely on the 7D at the beautiful Kapinovo waterfall, in the foot of the Balkan mountain, in the central part of Bulgaria:

https://vimeo.com/134597071
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on October 18, 2017, 01:24:48 PM
Ok--we took the first step. Don't expect this right away or that all the features will work at first. If you want to follow the progress:

https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/pull-requests/7/crop_rec_4k-for-7d203/diff

Please feel free to contribute.

@IDA_ML - You're getting great quality out of the 7D. As far as getting Movie crop mode working, that might not be possible. The only cameras that can do that are the EOSM/100D/650D/700D which are closely related. The feature is something that is apparently built into the 600D, I don't know because I haven't handled that camera. The 5D3 doesn't have it and that is the camera that has the most ML features working.

BTW - Thanks for the dip in a cool Bulgarian stream. We're having a heat wave here in the Los Angeles area.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Danne on October 18, 2017, 02:16:23 PM
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The 5D3 doesn't have it and that is the camera that has the most ML features working.1920 1:1?
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=19300.0
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: nikfreak on October 18, 2017, 03:06:46 PM
FYI:

https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=18443.msg191319#msg191319

You will also find this useful for getting lossless compression eventually working:

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=18443.msg183741#msg183741

Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on October 18, 2017, 03:38:22 PM
@IDA_ML - You're getting great quality out of the 7D. As far as getting Movie crop mode working, that might not be possible. The only cameras that can do that are the EOSM/100D/650D/700D which are closely related. The feature is something that is apparently built into the 600D, I don't know because I haven't handled that camera. The 5D3 doesn't have it and that is the camera that has the most ML features working.

BTW - Thanks for the dip in a cool Bulgarian stream. We're having a heat wave here in the Los Angeles area.

Thanks for your kind words, Dfort.  But it's not me getting great quality out of the 7D.  It's you guys - the Magic Lantern developers that made RAW-quality video possible in this remarkable machine!  And guess what - 1728x972 MLV video scales so nicely up to FHD (1920x1080) in post that the quality (fine detail, smooth transitions, superb dynamic range and colors) is way better than the built-in H.264 video at that resolution. The same applies to the 100D too and, used, it is even cheaper than the 7D! What you guys are doing with ML is pure magic!

As far as the "Movie crop mode" is concerned, as Danne pointed out for the 5DMk3, I hope that this mode will be available under the "Crop mode" menu upon a successful Crop_rec_4k port to the 7D. If also 10/12 and 14-bit recording (non compressed) is available in that mode, then Sound should hopefully work too.  I know, I am dreaming too much but I like dreaming.  I'll keep my thumbs pressed that you guys are successful and will follow this development closely.  I feel bad that I cannot help in a more efficient way but I have absolutely no coding skills.  All I can do is testing features and share my experience with them.

By the way, "cool Bulgarian streams"!  Why don't you just plan your next family vacation in Bulgaria and see them life by yourself?  I am sure, you will not regret.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on October 18, 2017, 04:08:43 PM
tried to match stubs for digic4 (7D) and it seems it can be done but TTL_SetFlags seems to be the only one making troubles. At least i can't find / match it.
Any hint on that one? I guess (not checked) it could be same for 60d, 5d2 etc.

Wow--so you have a 7D? I'm doing this blind. You got those stubs in one of your repositories? We can put more of our effort into searching for TTL_SetFlags.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on October 18, 2017, 05:58:24 PM

 also 10/12 and 14-bit recording (non compressed) is available in that mode, then Sound should hopefully work too. 

IDA_ML no need for 10/12bit to get sound. If crop_rec_4K is ported you get sound in recording mlv_lite + h264 proxy (that contains sound) and sync it with Danne's switch app (see thread). It is the best pro workflow available.



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Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on October 18, 2017, 07:30:37 PM
IDA_ML no need for 10/12bit to get sound. If crop_rec_4K is ported you get sound in recording mlv_lite + h264 proxy (that contains sound) and sync it with Danne's switch app (see thread). It is the best pro workflow available.

I cannot quite follow why is this the best pro workflow available.  Please explain. 

My understanding is that if you record in 10/12 bit uncompressed with the MLV-rec module, you have synchronous sound right away.  It is built in the MLV file - no need for proxies and additional syncing software.  You can mount the MLVs with the MLVFS system into virtual cDNG folders on a click of a button, open them in Resolve and start working with video and sound right away, even directly from your camera card, connected to your USB3.0 port via a fast card reader.  This workflow is very fast and efficient and does not need round trips to other software.  Pros: 10/12 bit recording provides  consistent file sizes that do not depend on fine detail and exposure of the scene.  LL-compressed ones strongly depend on these latter parameters and you can experience an unexpected stop when working at higher resolutions, close to the write speed limit of your camera.  Drawback: 10/12 bit files are slightly larger than LL compressed ones but H.264 proxies also take up some space, therefore, differences should not be so significant, especially at 10 bit.   

By the way, I have not tested Danne's Switch yet.  It is for MAC and as far as I know, there is no Win version available yet.  I am on Win7 x64.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on October 18, 2017, 08:37:02 PM
My workflow with 5dmkiii, crop_rec_4k on a 30' Doc with 12hrs footage :

Shoot comp raw, 8...11 bits or 10/12/14 (depends on the context) + h264 proxys with sound.
You have access to crop mode with accurate framing and 45fps raw also (not available in 10/12bits)

Post : sync and stamp tc raw and h264 proxy in switch. It took me less than 30' as it's not transcoding (for details see thread).
Edit with offline workflow (like 90% of cinema industry) using proxy file with sound. It means almost straight editing. Cndng from mlvfs doesn't work in fcpx and avid, not very good in premiere and slow in resolve (because vs stripes on, fpn... etc) compared to h264 edit on the NLE of your choice. Ideally these files could be auto transcoded by NLE in proxy APR for max stability on any config (even old laptops).
After the edit, export, edit and mix your sound in protools/ripper, consolidate and conform pictures in resolve with mlvfs + an aff or xml. Guess what ? It's rekinling and pointing on the raw perfectly.
IMO It's not necessary if you edit a 10' film with small files but recommanded for indy feature project to save time (or money).
Alternatively, we can transcode everything in APR444 with lut if you buy a 10TB (+10TB backup)... but, well, not the idea.
That's why it would be great to get crop_rec_4k for 7D!
Hope it makes sense :)
Oh, and You can emulate mac os on pc with a virtual box or hackintosh. or run switch on Linux.


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Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on October 18, 2017, 10:13:31 PM
Thank you very much, 12georgiadis.  I understand now.  The workflow that you describe is appropriate for long films and sounds too complicated to me.  However, I agree, crop_rec_4k for 7D + H.264 proxy with sound makes perfect sence, especially if one needs to record at larger resolutions with sound.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on October 18, 2017, 10:19:43 PM
Yes, with crop_rec__4k, we can expect higher than 1080p + sound with h264 proxys


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Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on October 18, 2017, 11:09:03 PM
Don't expect too much too soon. I found the addresses needed to get a very basic crop_rec module working, just mv720 in 3x3 mode. However, there's going to be a lot more work (https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/pull-requests/7/crop_rec_4k-for-7d203/diff) to do to get the 7D to compile in the crop_rec_4k branch. I'm in over my head and will need some help with this.
Title: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on October 18, 2017, 11:29:24 PM
Don't expect too much too soon. I found the addresses needed to get a very basic crop_rec module working, just mv720 in 3x3 mode. However, there's going to be a lot more work (https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/pull-requests/7/crop_rec_4k-for-7d203/diff) to do to get the 7D to compile in the crop_rec_4k branch. I'm in over my head and will need some help with this.
Good to hear that Dfort. We'll help you the best as we can [emoji4]


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Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: taestea on October 21, 2017, 03:18:36 AM
Hello, new ML user and forum member here.

Been a 7D user for many years though.

I am using the mini usb > rca cable that comes with the 7D and using an RCA to 3.5mm female adapter to monitor the audio through my headphones but plugging into the A/V mini usb disables the LCD screen (the headphone monitoring does work)

I am sure you are all probably very aware of this scenario but I've been searching everywhere online (maybe not hard enough?) and can't seem to find a definitive answer but I was wondering if there was a hidden menu for Headphone/Audio Monitoring for the 7D on ML? (Maybe through enabling modules?)

On the ML user guide page (https://wiki.magiclantern.fm/userguide) under Headphone Monitoring it states that "This feature is not available on 600D/T3i" but nothing about the 7D so I am assuming it is an available option for 7D.

I've seen videos on youtube about headphone monitoring using ML (different canon models) but their ML audio menu had a lot more options than the 7D ML build that I am running (Latest Build (2017-10-03 22:30))

So I am wondering if headphone monitoring WHILE being able to view the LCD is possible on the 7D?

Thank you so much!

-T

Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: tonij on October 22, 2017, 07:18:09 AM
It's cool to read there's others out there who also love the 7D. I agree it's quite the weapon even as it currently stands
For a long time I've been debating to get a VAF filter, if theres a 7D user out there that has one I'd be very interested to see DNG's with and without
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on October 23, 2017, 06:34:16 PM
It's cool to read there's others out there who also love the 7D. I agree it's quite the weapon even as it currently stands
For a long time I've been debating to get a VAF filter, if theres a 7D user out there that has one I'd be very interested to see DNG's with and without
you have tests in EOSHD. But there is a new VAF filter version that is coming. More efficient with wide angle and better AF integration.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on October 23, 2017, 07:20:23 PM
New filter for an old camera? Interesting. Do you have a link for that?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on October 23, 2017, 07:24:49 PM
New filter for an old camera? Interesting. Do you have a link for that?
For almost all cameras (and we can ask for eos. Message from mosaic :
 we've been developing the capability to intrinsically compensate for the optical thickness of our supplementary filter, and if we introduce a new filter for the 100D, I would very much like to include this compensation.  This would mean a couple of things:  First, there would be no back focus shift as we've had with all our previous DSLR filters, so all lenses should continue to focus normally, and for zoom lenses, to track focus normally during zooming.  It would also finally fix the difficulties our filters have when operating with extreme wide angle lenses.  I'm not sure how wide of lenses you've used before, but even our current DSLR filters have difficulties when the lens gets wider than about 10-11mm, with for example circular fisheye lenses such as the Samyang 8mm, presenting the most problems.  With our new compensation all of that should be fixed.  The filter would also install and remove easily, without requiring any shimming, as we currently do with our Blackmagic filters.




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Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on October 23, 2017, 08:31:22 PM
Was that message sent to you directly from Mosaic Engineering? I can't find it anywhere on their site or any site for that matter using Google. Sorry, I studied journalism and don't believe anything unless it can be verified.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on October 23, 2017, 10:23:39 PM
Was that message sent to you directly from Mosaic Engineering? I can't find it anywhere on their site or any site for that matter using Google. Sorry, I studied journalism and don't believe anything unless it can be verified.
Dfort, this is a private message that he sent to me yesterday. I know « one source = no source » but you can write him or I can forward you the e-mail ;-)


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Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: domo94 on October 29, 2017, 01:13:48 AM
Is there anyway that the 7D, given it's good buffer speed, can sit an hour or two, recording 1080p h.264 video? or even 720, maybe?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on October 29, 2017, 01:28:51 AM
Buffer speed in H.264 was never a problem for all movie enabled cameras. 1080p25 in H.264 with IPB frames will just need about 6 MByte/s. Don't know what you mean by "even 720". Look into manual p. 157. Bandwidth requirements for both modes are listed as identical.

If you can live with about half a second lost every 29:59, cam will do just fine. Cam will stop recording, ML will force restart. Mirror and shutter will do the noisy thing during stop/restart.
Don't know if a battery grip will host energy for 2h though. External power source might come handy.

Setting: Movie tab -> Movie Tweaks -> Movie restart.

There is a bug with this option on 7D. You won't be able to stop recording that easy. See https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/issues/2065/movie-restart-7d-stuck-in-loop-cannot-stop

RAW/MLV does not have this limitation. No gap in recording. Bandwidth and memory space might cause issues.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on November 01, 2017, 06:16:51 AM
I'm still getting familiar with this camera. The LiveView screen looks unlike other cameras I've seen. Is this right or did I mess something up?

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4504/37368954254_4d4ba7b7a1.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YWaEbJ)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: reddeercity on November 01, 2017, 07:06:25 AM
Looks like the good old Digic4 to me  :D
just like my 5D2 , the only difference is .raw loaded (for testing , no audio) with mlv audio meters are enabled
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=19336.msg192525#msg192525
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on November 01, 2017, 04:21:15 PM
Interesting, good to know I didn't somehow mess things up. Yes, this is a Digic 4 camera but it has two processors, a slave and a master. I searched all over about what the 7D_MASTER platform is about but didn't find much information. So I decided to compile it and see what it does.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4488/37362131024_74741b3bc6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YVyFSQ)

This is running on a 7D.203, I would have expected it to do something more like dump the firmware but this is all I got out of it. The 7D_MASTER must be used for something and apparently it is being actively maintained. Just the other day g3gg0 made this commit for the 7D_MASTER (https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/commits/dcc15836c1f33d46274916b729a026454b39cf46?at=unified) to the unified branch. Can anyone enlighten us on this mysterious platform?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: g3gg0 on November 01, 2017, 11:53:25 PM
Can anyone enlighten us on this mysterious platform?

various patches/changes have to be made on the master digic.
but autoexec.bin is executed on the slave only.

luckily FIR files get executed on both master and slave, so we can put ML code in a FIR if we need to patch stuff on master.
so the MASTER part is meant to implement the necessary stuff ML needs to be patched and then packed into the FIR along with "real" ML for the slave.

only when executed through a "firmware update", ML is then able to patch this stuff. think it was only cache hack related stuff.
IIRC only the high bitrate video hack used these features.

short: not really needed
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on November 02, 2017, 12:20:41 AM
short: not really needed

Great because I skipped over it. Got the 7D working with the current 2.0.6 firmware (https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/pull-requests/878/update-to-7d206/diff). I put a test build on my Bitbucket downloads page (https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/downloads/) but warning, you need to make sure the camera boot flag is set before updating the firmware because there isn't a .FIR for 2.0.6 yet.

So is there anything new in the 2.0.6 firmware that will get the 7D into the crop_rec_4k branch? Not as far as I can see though it still might be possible. My biggest hurdle right now is trying to figure how to get CONFIG_EDMAC_RAW_SLURP working on this Digic 4 camera like was done for other Digic 4 cameras:

Code: [Select]
#ifdef CONFIG_60D
#define DEFAULT_RAW_BUFFER MEM(MEM(0x5028))
#endif

#ifdef CONFIG_600D
#define DEFAULT_RAW_BUFFER MEM(MEM(0x51FC))
#endif

Any clues how to figure out this turducken code for the 7D?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Audionut on November 02, 2017, 04:11:37 AM
Forgot to say thanks the other day for the sf_dump code you fixed, and the build you pushed for the 6D.

You've been pushing so much code lately.  Thanks dfort.  Exciting when the code base is constantly expanding.  :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: john5788 on November 02, 2017, 07:04:45 AM
Forgot to say thanks the other day for the sf_dump code you fixed, and the build you pushed for the 6D.

You've been pushing so much code lately.  Thanks dfort.  Exciting when the code base is constantly expanding.  :)

Just wanted to chime in and say I agree and thanks!

I've had a T5i and dfort got ML running on the latest 1.1.5 firmware. Now that I've switched to a 7D, I'm happy to see a push for ML on the latest firmware on this platform as well!
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: reddeercity on November 02, 2017, 07:17:52 AM
My biggest hurdle right now is trying to figure how to get CONFIG_EDMAC_RAW_SLURP working on this Digic 4 camera like was done for other Digic 4 cameras:

Code: [Select]
#ifdef CONFIG_60D
#define DEFAULT_RAW_BUFFER MEM(MEM(0x5028))
#endif

#ifdef CONFIG_600D
#define DEFAULT_RAW_BUFFER MEM(MEM(0x51FC))
#endif

I been trying to figure this out too , it seems that "RAW_LV_BUFFER_ALLOC_SIZE"
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#ifdef CONFIG_5D2
#define RAW_LV_BUFFER_ALLOC_SIZE (2040*1267)
#endif

works on digic 4 (mostly) as noted  here (http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=19336.msg192525#msg192525) , it funny that it works on 1100d (digic4) that's where I got the idea and code from the 10-12bit branch to try on my 5d2 , maybe give it a try on 7D.




Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on November 02, 2017, 03:49:17 PM
Forgot to say thanks the other day for the sf_dump code you fixed, and the build you pushed for the 6D.

You've been pushing so much code lately.  Thanks dfort.  Exciting when the code base is constantly expanding.  :)

Just wanted to chime in and say I agree and thanks!

I've had a T5i and dfort got ML running on the latest 1.1.5 firmware. Now that I've switched to a 7D, I'm happy to see a push for ML on the latest firmware on this platform as well!

Now where's that blushing emoji?

To be fair, I'm more successful on the easier, low priority stuff. Every time I try something extra challenging, like porting the 7D to the crop_rec_4k branch or get lossless compression working on a camera that I don't have in my hands (6D, 650D) I tend to hit ceilings and walls.

Anyway, enough about me, there's no "I" in Magic Lantern. Oh, wait....
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on November 02, 2017, 05:08:30 PM
Remarkable progress, Dfort!  I all the time keep my thumbs pressed that you get RAW_SLURP working on the amazing 7D!  The crop_rec_4k and lossless compression will make the 7D a hell of a camera with its fast write speed and long battery life.

It may be interesting for you to know that yesterday I used my 100D with the sound recording feature in the lossless 8...11 bit mode for the first time on a long event shooting, (a 4 hour long street protest meeting).  I shot almost 50 GB of RAW footage (about 25 min.) with sound in the 1736x976 resolution switching back and forth from Normal to Movie Crop Mode all the time.  And guess what.  I did not have a single camera crash !!!  Most of the time it stayed at 43 deg. C.  It would barely reach 50 deg. C even with clips that were 3 to 4 minutes long.  I just had to change the battery once when it ran out of juice.   I was amazed how stable and cool the camera was.  I wish, my 7D would work in the same way but at 2520x1200 resolution, lossless and with sound.  Can you imagine what video quality we would have with the 7D at this resolution?  I know, I am dreaming but nonetheless, take your time and keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: rob_6 on November 06, 2017, 06:21:16 PM
dfort!

I appreciate all your hard work on this forum! Excellent job! I am following this thread closely and am ready to test with my 7D whenever its ready!

Thanks again!

Rob
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: laserbit on November 08, 2017, 09:31:31 AM
Hi Guys, I'm im trouble with my "new" 7D and Magic Lantern... I'm not able to let it work. I don't know if this is the right place to write for asking support or not since I am new and I don't know very well all forum sections...
If not, I kindly ask to the mods to move the post in the right place.

What I have:
-Eos 7D with FW 2.0.5,
-Adapter CF to MicroSD
-64GB MicroSD
-Magic Lantern Nightly Build "Nightly.2017Oct31.7D203"

What I did:
-Downgraded FW from 2.0.5 to 2.0.3
-Formatted MicroSD from my card
-Copied inside the Nightly files
-Run update to install ML on the card

What happened:
After the reboot the camera did not stat anymore

Then I made a backup of the MicroSD files and tried to format it again from the PC and copy the files again, but with this Card the camera does not want to boot anymore

If I try a normal CF (I have a pny 32gb 100mb/s) the camera boots properly
I tried also to put another microsd in the adapter (I have a 128GB Samsung MIcroSD), but also with this the camera does not want to boot. Probably the installation was not completed successfully, but the boot flag has been set on the camera.
What I have to do now? I have also seen the 2.0.6 FW, is there any chance to upgrade and let ML work with this FW?

Thank you
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 09, 2017, 12:21:51 PM
Most SD(micro-SD)-to-CF adapters are crap and will cause compatibility problems (=unusable) with ML. Avoid at all costs.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: laserbit on November 09, 2017, 09:42:46 PM
Most SD(micro-SD)-to-CF adapters are crap and will cause compatibility problems (=unusable) with ML. Avoid at all costs.

Removed the CF adapter and copied the files on the standard CF, it worked since first boot like a charm! Thanks, now ML is working properly. THe problem is that before testing ML, the adapter was working great, is it possible that the magic lantern .FIR install fried something in the CF adapter? it works great on a standard 5D, but it is not recognized by my camera with boot flag anymore.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Roberto Mena on November 09, 2017, 11:07:41 PM
I agree with Walter Schulz, I work at a university where we check out a/v equipment and people using micro SD cards with SD adapters have always had issues shooting video with our Canon T3i and T5i DSLR cameras with their regular, native, h.264 video codecs and ML is way more demanding. Just get the proper fast CF cards they work like a charm for my 7D shooting MLV RAW video.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 10, 2017, 09:05:08 AM
I was talking about SD-to-CF adapters, not about Micro-SD-to-SD adapters. Second one are just a bunch of connectors und wires without any electronics involved. I use them frequently in 650D and other devices and issues I had: Next to non-existent = About same amount I'm having with full-size SD.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: laserbit on November 15, 2017, 10:21:40 PM
Uninstalled ML, the SD-to-CF Adapter works perfectly, once I reinstalled ML, it stopped working again. For some reasons it's Magic Lantern that does not support the adapter. Any idea to fix it? I would like to use some big SDs I have for registering RAW videos. Can I provide any kind of additio.al detail?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 15, 2017, 11:08:41 PM
Please lookup "crap" and "avoid at all costs" in a dictionary of your choice.
If you insist using those adapters with ML you have to contact adapter manufacturer and ask for remedy.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: rob_6 on November 16, 2017, 11:28:38 PM
I have been using my 7D to record long takes for events that I film in MLV RAW with Sound at 1728x724. I can record for about 65 minutes for that resolution which is around 200-205 gb of space. I have discovered that it doesn't matter what resolution I record, it always stops when the card fills up to 200 gb of space. The gui freezes and I have to restart the camera and pull the battery to be able to record for the remaining time. Does anyone know why this happens? Is there a way to fix it to fill the entire card?

EDIT - When recording to a 256 gb compact flash card.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on November 17, 2017, 07:12:21 PM
Sounds like you reached the limit of a 256 GB CF card. Yeah, it is frustrating but because of formatting overhead and the different ways manufacturers measure capacity you will never be able to put 256 GB of data on a 256 GB card. You can Google to find out why.

Just out of curiosity, what is the free space of one of your cards that has filled up with 200 GB of MLV files?

[EDIT] Unless you are using 512 GB cards--you didn't specify the size of card you're using so I'm assuming 256 GB.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: rob_6 on November 17, 2017, 08:53:24 PM
Hi Dfort,

Thanks for your response. Sorry, yes, it is a 256gb card that I am recording to. And once I restart the camera after it stops at 200gb I can record the remaining 56gb on the card. When I download the card the card is full at 256gb. :)

Its strange because I can film a take that is 30gb of space and then try to record another take and let it go as long as it can and the camera will stop recording once it hits 170gb. So it stops once it hits a total of 200gb. What I have been doing is just powering off the camera before I record a second long take so I can record at least 200gb. It just seems like there is something that is keeping it from recording more that 200gb. I was just hoping its an easy fix. :) Which I am sure is never really the case. 

Thanks again for your response! Do you have any ideas of what may be causing this?

Rob
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: a1ex on November 17, 2017, 09:11:38 PM
To narrow down, you can run a couple of tests: with a card formatted in the camera, record as much as you can, with:
- mlv_rec with sound (your current configuration that fails)
- mlv_rec without sound
- mlv_lite
- raw_rec (with some older version), only if the above did not work
- custom code that writes something to a file over and over (minimal example), only if the above did not work

Also, how does the crash look like? (e.g. can you film the camera screen during the crash?)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: rob_6 on November 18, 2017, 12:10:11 AM
To narrow down, you can run a couple of tests: with a card formatted in the camera, record as much as you can, with:
- mlv_rec with sound (your current configuration that fails)
- mlv_rec without sound
- mlv_lite
- raw_rec (with some older version), only if the above did not work
- custom code that writes something to a file over and over (minimal example), only if the above did not work

Also, how does the crash look like? (e.g. can you film the camera screen during the crash?)

Alex!

Great idea on the tests to narrow it down. Here are the results for the tests and an interesting finding!

- mlv_rec with sound (your current configuration that fails) - Fails at 200 gb approximately 48 minutes (1728x972)
- mlv_rec without sound - Same as above... Fails at 200 gb approximately 48 minutes at (1728x972)
- mlv_lite - DOES NOT FAIL. I can record for the amount of space on the card at 256gb and about 60 minutes at (1728x972)

So I guess there has been something introduced in mlv_rec that causes it to stop at 200gb? Do you have any ideas of what it could be?

Another solution would be to add sound to mlv_lite. Is there a module that can be loaded to allow sound to work with mlv_lite?

Per your request, here is a video of how it stops when recording mlv_rec like your requested. A few seconds into the video you will see the timer stop and the word "Stopped" appear behind the recording icon. The image doesn't freeze but the magic lantern menu is frozen as you can see near the end of the video:
http://vimeo.com/243385811 (http://vimeo.com/243385811)

I am interested to hear what you think. :)

Thanks!

Rob
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: a1ex on November 18, 2017, 03:06:22 PM
Not sure what might be causing the issue, but mlv_rec's file I/O backend is pretty different from mlv_lite's; maybe g3gg0 has some ideas.

There is work in progress for making mlv_lite compatible with mlv_snd.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 18, 2017, 03:29:10 PM
A few seconds into the video you will see the timer stop and the word "Stopped" appear behind the recording icon.

Are there 2 beeps when "Stopped" appears?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: rob_6 on November 18, 2017, 05:46:44 PM
Are there 2 beeps when "Stopped" appears?

Hi Walter,

I don't hear any beeps when I use mlv_rec. I don't even get any beeps when I start recording either. The Beep, test tones in the Audio tab of ML has it set to on but they don't beep when start, stop, or even freezing of recording happens.

Let me know if there is another way I can test that for you or if there is a way to enable those beeps.

Rob

Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: rob_6 on November 18, 2017, 06:38:38 PM
Not sure what might be causing the issue, but mlv_rec's file I/O backend is pretty different from mlv_lite's; maybe g3gg0 has some ideas.

There is work in progress for making mlv_lite compatible with mlv_snd.
Alex,

Yeah, that would be great if g3gg0 has any ideas. :)

Thanks again for helping me debug the issue. :)

Rob
Title: Turn off bootflag
Post by: Asanchezleache97 on November 22, 2017, 06:46:32 PM
Hi! I'm trying to uninstall and remove the ML bootflag to make my camera more responsive, since I use it for street.
I have the 2.03 firmware with the August Nightly installed, and when trying to follow the instructions (Select "Firmware Update") the camera simply tells me that there is no firmware in the CF card.
All Youtube tutorials I see use the same procedure on several cameras. What am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 22, 2017, 09:17:01 PM
Format card using cardreader.
Format card in cam.
Copy extracted nightly build content to card.
Run firmware upgrade.
Report back.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Asanchezleache97 on November 23, 2017, 12:03:38 AM
Thanks a lot! No trace of ML anymore. Not that I don't think it's an amazing tool, just not for my work... I'll still miss the detailed DOF information and instant zoom in playback :)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on November 23, 2017, 03:05:50 AM
I don't understand your reply.
Does your cam show some information with this card or not? If portable display test works your cam's bootflag is set and your diagnosis "No trace of ML anymore" is wrong.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: domo94 on November 23, 2017, 10:03:03 PM
It's cool to read there's others out there who also love the 7D. I agree it's quite the weapon even as it currently stands
For a long time I've been debating to get a VAF filter, if theres a 7D user out there that has one I'd be very interested to see DNG's with and without

I bought the VAF Filter for my 7d.
I'm slacking- haven't used it much, but I can pump out some examples for you if you'd like to see it!
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: rob_6 on November 24, 2017, 05:30:20 AM
I bought the VAF Filter for my 7d.
I'm slacking- haven't used it much, but I can pump out some examples for you if you'd like to see it!

Domo94,

I would love to see some tests you have ewiht your VAF filter. I would especially like to see some static shots with and without the filter so I can see the difference in RAW recording if you get the chance! Thanks!

Rob
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Xylo on November 25, 2017, 12:19:57 PM
Hello to everyone
I was wondering if this new ML is also compatible with canon 7D firmware 2.0.6. If not which are the solutions to have ML installed?
Thanks,
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: tonij on December 07, 2017, 09:01:45 AM
I bought the VAF Filter for my 7d.
I'm slacking- haven't used it much, but I can pump out some examples for you if you'd like to see it!

Yes please!!
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: laserbit on December 08, 2017, 06:20:05 PM
Hello to everyone
I was wondering if this new ML is also compatible with canon 7D firmware 2.0.6. If not which are the solutions to have ML installed?
Thanks,
as far as I know only 2.0.3 is stable at the moment, so you have to downgrade. I downgraded from 2.0.5 to 2.0.3 with no issues, but I think that from 2.0.6 will be the same.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on December 09, 2017, 12:32:55 AM
Sort of a low priority project and highly experimental but I do have a build for 2.0.6 on my downloads page (https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/downloads/). Just updated the pull request (https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/pull-requests/878/update-to-7d206/diff) for this so there aren't any conflicts if anyone wants to play around with it.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on January 02, 2018, 07:57:12 PM
Hello everyone,

is it possible to implement H264 proxy mode in the 10/12 bits builds ? I'd like to make some test with 10 bits raw and very low bitrate (ex : 0.6x) H264 proxy. If this works, we can have a real time playback to watch the shot and better evaluate actor's performance on set for fiction film ! And for post-production, we can have a direct offline/online workflow, thanks to danne's switch workflow.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on January 02, 2018, 08:56:27 PM
is it possible to implement H264 proxy mode in the 10/12 bits builds ?

I haven't tried it yet. 10/12 bit needs some more work first. The plan (my plan) is to also add lossless compression and the crop_rec module and all the other goodies from the crop_rec_4k branch but it is going to take a lot of work to get there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on January 02, 2018, 09:50:05 PM
I haven't tried it yet. 10/12 bit needs some more work first. The plan (my plan) is to also add lossless compression and the crop_rec module and all the other goodies from the crop_rec_4k branch but it is going to take a lot of work to get there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ok, I understand Dfort. As far as I understand, there is still a bug with cropmode 10 bits, right ? Ok, I can't code, but can test builds of course.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on January 03, 2018, 12:12:36 PM
Amazing plan, Dfort, hopefully you will be able to realize it!  You can hardly imagine the excitement with which 7D owners follow your work.  I few days ago, I talked to a friend of mine who is event and nature videographer.  He said that his decision to keep his 7D or move to another camera depends entirely on whether or not you will be able to implement crop_rec_4k or at least fix the 10/12-bit recording feature in this camera.  If you succeed, he said, he will not only keep his 7D for several more years to come but he will also buy a second one for backup.

So, Happy New Year and keep up your excellent work!  On my part, I also promise to test every new expreimental build that you release and provide detailed feedback on the video features as soon as possible.  Hopefully, other knowledgeable and skilled people like A1ex, Nikfreak, Danne, Reddeercity and others will be able to help completing this important development too.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: 12georgiadis on January 03, 2018, 12:40:19 PM
We had exactly the same talk with friends here in Belgium ! A lot of them have 7DmkI with PL mount+vaf filter. With crop_rec_4K (and also 10/12 bits), these cameras can have a second life for fiction projects ! And my friends don't want to move for another new canon other than 7DmkI that they really love.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: jkanter3 on January 13, 2018, 04:37:12 AM
I apologize in advance if this should be obvious but I swear I've been searching all night. I'm trying to install ML on a 7D with 2.0.6 firmware. I see the nightly build but when I extract it, it has no .FIR file. I've downgraded back to firmware 2.0.3 and the compatible ML, which works great. Am I supposed to use the same .FIR file from the 2.0.3 version of ML? Do I grab a .FIR file somewhere else other than the 2.0.6 zip file? Thanks for any help.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 13, 2018, 08:43:32 AM
ML for 7D.206 is *not* a nightly build but built by user dfort for people wanting to play. FIR is not included yet and FIR for 2.0.3 is not compatible.

Use a second card to store Canon firmware files. Outdated slow one with low capacity will do fine. Format card in cardreader, format card in cam and copy extracted Canon FIR files to card.

Now take your card with ML installed. Rename ML directory to ML.203, Autoexec.bin to Autoexec.bin.203 and ML-SETUP.FIR to ML-SETUP.FIR.203.
Copy extracted ML files for 2.0.6 to card.

Update Canon firmware to 2.0.6. After installation you insert ML card and everything is fine.
As long as you do not format that ML card ...
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: jkanter3 on January 13, 2018, 01:26:04 PM
Thanks for the quick help. I will try all of that. And I understood that 2.0.6 was not a nightly build. My typing error. When I had firmware 2.0.6 installed, and extracted ML 2.0.6 to the card, nothing happened. That's why I guess I assumed it needed a FIR file. But with firmware 2.0.6 installed, and ML 2.0.6 on the card, what makes ML run? Does keeping the old ML 2.0.3 files there do something? That I hadn't done. Anyway, I'll try those steps as you've outlined. Thank you.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 14, 2018, 06:47:30 PM
There are 3 things necessary to make ML run:
- Cam with "boot flag" set. For 7D changing boot flag requires 2.0.3. Bootflag will not be affected by firmware up-/downgrades. One time procedure.
- A bootable card. Done by installing ML 2.0.3 in cam or using utilities like MacBoot, EOScard or shell scripts with a cardreader. Format card inserted into cardreader -> card non-bootable.
- ML files on card. That is: autoexec.bin and ML directory. They must match Canon firmware version!

A cam with bootflag set will look for a bootable card (thus causing some delay at startup and wakeup from sleep. Doesn't matter if card is bootable or not!)
If a bootable card is found cam will try to locate and load autoexec.bin. If found (and versions are matching) ML is loaded into memory.

Clear now?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on January 15, 2018, 02:58:05 AM
Good news for 2.0.6 -- I've got a working ML-SETUP.FIR Been testing it out and it is working fine.

So now you don't need to downgrade to 2.0.3 in order to set the camera bootflag.

As usual, my test builds are posted on my Bitbucket downloads page (https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/downloads/).
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: jkanter3 on January 15, 2018, 05:03:40 AM
Thank you both. I think I understand and will work on it. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Sapporo on January 18, 2018, 02:54:57 PM
Good news for 2.0.6 -- I've got a working ML-SETUP.FIR Been testing it out and it is working fine.

So now you don't need to downgrade to 2.0.3 in order to set the camera bootflag.

As usual, my test builds are posted on my Bitbucket downloads page (https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/downloads/).
Does IO crypt also work with the new ML?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on January 18, 2018, 05:41:45 PM
Does IO crypt also work with the new ML?

I have never used that module but if I got the addresses right it should work.

https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/pull-requests/878/update-to-7d206/diff#chg-modules/io_crypt/io_crypt.c

[EDIT] The example shows the addresses for 2.0.3 so I updated the example. The values used in the module didn't change with the firmware update.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on January 18, 2018, 09:21:49 PM
I can also confirm that updating to 2.0.6 on the 7D also works with ML from @dfort's download page. Nice work!

However, I decided to run the self test module (15 minute session) and it ended up getting stuck with the 'Busy' single on LCD viewfinder as well as tried turning it off while it continues to say 'Busy' on the LCD.

Kind of was expecting this anyway. Everything else seems to work like normal though I would prefer to go back to 2.0.3 just to have the 10/12-bit options and whatnot for the time being.  8)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on January 18, 2018, 09:32:19 PM
Yeah, 2.0.6 is a rather low priority work in progress. If anyone wants to test or correct my mistakes please to do so!
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: domo94 on January 21, 2018, 10:14:10 AM
Good to see 2.0.6 on 7d working. Latest and greatest news.

But what's the difference? Does 2.0.6 7d work a little smoother or more efficiently than 2.0.3? What are the benefits?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on January 21, 2018, 10:28:26 AM
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/product-advisories/detail/Firmware%20Notice%20EOS%207D%20Firmware%20Version%202.0.6
Quote
Firmware Notice: EOS 7D: Firmware Version 2.0.6

Thank you for using Canon products.

We would like to offer our sincere apologies to customers who have been inconvenienced by the phenomenon described below.
Phenomenon

When using the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM and EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM with certain cameras, lens aberration correction does not work.

If lens correction data is registered to the camera, "Correction data available" will appear on the camera's setting screen, but even if "Enable" is selected for lens aberration correction, lens correction will not be applied.

However, please note that Digital Photo Professional can be used to apply correction to RAW images.


http://canoncanada.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/45748/~/firmware-notice%3A-eos-7d%3A-firmware-update-version-2.0.5
Quote
Thank you for using Canon products.

Canon has released a firmware update for the EOS 7D digital SLR camera.

Product
EOS 7D Digital SLR

Firmware
Firmware Version 2.0.5 incorporates the following fix:

    Fixes a phenomenon in which the image files cannot be transferred using the FTP protocol via USB cable after the Canon EOS 7D camera has established a wireless connection to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: banertop on January 24, 2018, 02:35:46 PM
Hi guys,

Thinking about buying 7d for ml raw...

So, where are we in this moment?

1.Still, no 4k crop mode for 7d?
2.10 bit, 12 bit is possible, right?
3.What are the max resolutions in crop mode? Is 2.88k possible for 10 or 20 sec, or 2.5k is the max?

And, maybe, most important question......Would you go for 5d2 instead of 7d, and why, or why not?

Have some experience with 5d3 and ml raw,shoot in 4k crop mode for last 6 months, but zero experience with 7d and 5d2, so that is why i am asking....

Any suggestions could help

Thanks for your time>))
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on January 24, 2018, 04:09:44 PM
For current status of the 7D, please read here:

https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5601.msg195624#msg195624

and here:

https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5601.msg195585#msg195585

You can find additional information on the last few pages of that same thread.

For me, the 7D is second best for serious RAW video work with Magic Lantern after the 5DMkIII.  This is because of the fast CF-card writing speed.  I hope that the developers will continue their work in porting 4K_crop to this camera and if they succeed, this will be a real break through keeping in mind the serious interest in it among the 7D shooters.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: banertop on January 24, 2018, 06:10:42 PM
IDA_ML, Thank you,

that is what i thought about 7d, so i am closer to buying 7d in general.....aliasing is an issue for 5d2 as well, so better write speed sounds like a better option.

But, i did not find answers for my questions on the links you send.

What i understood is, that if i use 7d, for higher resolutions, i have to use 10/12-bit RAW video build, instead of 3k corp mode, witch i used while i was shooting with 5d3.
But it is very confusing reading the treat.....one post is about one camera, next about the other camera.....i lose my self>))

So, if you are a 7d user, please tell me the higher continuous and higher non continuous resolutions with 7d in regular mode, in crop mode, and with fps override 50fps or 60fps

For example, I liked very much to shoot 2.88k with 5d3, so I was hoping to get at least 10 or 20 usable seconds in that resolution with 7d....is it possible?

Thanks a lot
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on January 24, 2018, 06:45:11 PM
Banertop,

There is no 4k_crop_recording on the 7D yet.  You can record only in 10, 12 and 14-bits uncompressed RAW video.  In the uncropped mode you can record continuously at 24 fps with sound, at all three bit rates and the resolution is 1728x972.  There is aliasing in this mode, so you may need a VAF filter to suppress it.

The maximum resolution in the 5x-magnification mode is 2496x1198 and you can record at 24 fps with sound at 10 bits quite long (I believe, more than a minute). Here video quality is fantastic and you don't need a VAF filter for this mode. 

You can record at 50/60 fps with the 7D and the horizontal resolution is 1728p while the vertical one was something like 670 or so but you need vertical stretching in post.  I tried that a long time ago but as far as I remember, there was aliasing in that mode too, so I was not very satisfied with the results.

I personally use the normal uncropped and the 5x-magnification modes with the 7D and am very satisfied with the results.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: banertop on January 24, 2018, 07:14:45 PM
Thank you very much....very informative....you save me a lot of time>))

If i am not boring, I have just two more questions,

1.what are "all three bitrates" (no such a thing in the builds that I shoot with)?
2. Witch cards do you  recommend, since 7d is an old camera....is it work with newer cf cards, or with some specific card? I ask, because, in some treat guy said that he ended up frying couple of cf cards with 7d, and stop using 7d for raw....

Thanks again
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on January 24, 2018, 09:51:58 PM
1) 10, 12 and 14 bits

2) Any CF-card with at least 100MB/s write speed.  Transcend, Sandisk, Lexar x1066 work fine.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: banertop on January 24, 2018, 10:29:20 PM
Thanks>))
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: domo94 on January 26, 2018, 09:55:50 PM
I haven't tried it yet. 10/12 bit needs some more work first. The plan (my plan) is to also add lossless compression and the crop_rec module and all the other goodies from the crop_rec_4k branch but it is going to take a lot of work to get there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

How can a non-coder like me help
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: domo94 on January 26, 2018, 10:40:23 PM
In a few months when I've earned some good profits from crypto trading, can I donate some bitcoin to the development team for the 7d?
We need raw video on the 7d to be incredible. Working better than 5dmk3
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on January 26, 2018, 11:30:00 PM
Well you could see if this is still valid: https://www.magiclantern.fm/donate.html

However, if you read the signature of g3gg0, one of the main developers, you'll see this:

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ONLY donate for things we have done, not for things you expect!
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: domo94 on January 27, 2018, 01:36:51 AM
Shit, I just want to donate is my point.

You guys have done enough, but I'm broke in terms of donation money.

Soon, though. soon.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on January 27, 2018, 05:07:29 AM
...can I donate some bitcoin to the development team for the 7d?

...but I'm broke in terms of donation money.

 ???
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: domo94 on January 27, 2018, 04:49:11 PM
???

I meant for right now.

Like, I'm gonna donate, but in the next couple months when I stock up again. Just a temporary thing haha
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: scotophorus on February 05, 2018, 12:54:32 AM
@dfort First of all thank you for your kind contributions. I'm here to report that i've been getting tearing on a lot of frames on your build for the 2.0.6 firmware for the 7d when recording 14bit raw video with audio and using an external hdmi monitor. Even when using fps override. I didn't had this trouble when i was using your 10..12bit builds for the 7d 2.0.3.


(https://thumb.ibb.co/k8j3yx/2018_02_04_18_48_56.png) (https://ibb.co/k8j3yx)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on February 06, 2018, 04:47:05 AM
Wow, someone is actually using the 2.0.6 version. That was mostly a challenge because I used a 5D3 to do the firmware dump.

https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=16534.msg192336#msg192336

This isn't a high priority project but it would be nice to get the latest Canon firmware working with Magic Lantern.

So this is only happening when using an external HDMI monitor? I don't have one to test with so I'll need some help resolving that issue. Not really sure where to start.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: a1ex on February 06, 2018, 08:55:29 AM
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12760

Not a 2.0.6 issue; most likely, the memory bandwidth required by full-res HDMI (6 times as high, compared to built-in LCD) is simply too high for DIGIC 4 (it does not leave much room for raw recording).

The advice to switch to HDMI VGA should probably be in the menu; unsure whether this applies to any of the D5 models, or whether only D4 is affected.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: reddeercity on February 06, 2018, 07:34:56 PM
HDMI work find at full res with 5d2 I regularly record the HDMI signal while recording raw video @1856x928 23.976p in 14bit . I'm know that other 7d user use to be able do the same , but
I remember talk about some frame tearing , but was fixed I thought .
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on February 06, 2018, 10:01:18 PM
Hello Dfort,

I have tried to test your latest 7D build:

raw_video_10bit_12bit_LVState-wip.2018Feb04.7D203

As much as I wanted to report some good news, I am afraid, I don't have any.  I tried to download the modules but after turning camera off and on to activate them, they don't load and I get an "Err" message behind each module.  Maybe, you could continue the work on the 7D starting from the Dec. 11-th, 2017 build.  It was the last one that was working pretty well. 
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 07, 2018, 05:51:14 AM

Hi guys, long time...

So, it's already possible to record 10bits and 12bits in HD?  :o  Here i can download this version for give it a trie? And the Lv is working good?

If i understand good, the problem now is to record in crop mode for the 4K?

Thanks 4all
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on February 08, 2018, 12:01:06 AM
So, it's already possible to record 10bits and 12bits in HD?  :o 

Not quite. I've been experimenting but not being a seasoned coder I started off going in the wrong direction. There are test builds on my downloads page (https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/downloads/) but they are far from stable. The best way to test is to set up a development environment and start tweaking what I started or try something new. It is actually quite easy to compile Magic Lantern. I posted tutorials for Mac (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=16012.0) and Cygwin/Windows (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=15894.0) that are well suited for beginners.

Maybe, you could continue the work on the 7D starting from the Dec. 11-th, 2017 build.  It was the last one that was working pretty well. 

The latest is a continuation of the Dec. 11-th build. I think that what you might be seeing is a strange phenomenon where sometimes all is well and other times it is broken. Try resetting ML to default, either through the menu or delete the SETTINGS folder, turn on only mlv_lite, restart--now if you shoot a video in either mv1080 or zoom modes in 10/12bit it will probably work. Reboot the camera and it will probably record corrupted files. Not sure what is going on with that. It happens to me on the latest as well as the older builds.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on February 08, 2018, 12:17:18 PM
Thank you Dfort!  I am glad to see that, despite all difficulties, you haven't given up on the marvelous 7D and this is the best news for me.

I will test again as soon as I find some time for that.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: arrinkiiii on February 09, 2018, 12:15:16 PM

Thanks DFort, appreciated for the answer. So, its the best recording in 14bits for not having tearing or errors, cant have that in a paying gig :)

keep the good work, for sure that one day ours 7D's will record 10 and 12 bits without errors 8) 
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on February 09, 2018, 12:48:04 PM
Dfort,

A very brief feedback from first tests with your build:

raw_video_10bit_12bit_LVState-wip.2018Feb04.7D203

Following your instructions, I managed to upload and activate the mlv_lite, mlv_rec and mlv_play modules.  I tested RAW video recording with the MLV_REC module.  And it works - both in the normal uncropped mode at 1736x972 and the 5x-magnification mode at 2496x1198 resolutions. The Preview at 5x-crop is broken and screen freezes when recording starts.  If the RAW_twk module is also activated, the already recorded clips can be played back in the camera.  If an attempt is made to record in the presence of that RAW_twk module, the recorded 1736x976 video has again earthquake shaking.

My overall impression is that in the MLV_rec module, this build works in the same way as the "miracle" December 11-th build.  This is VERY GOOD NEWS since it proves that the 7D is capable of working without earthquake shaking !!!  It also appears to provide quite stable operation in both - the normal uncropped and the 5x-magnification modes at 10 and 12 bits which is EXCELLENT NEWS !!! If you could fix the freezing screen issue at 5x-magnification, this build will be perfectly useable !  Please keep up the good work, Dfort !
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: domo94 on February 24, 2018, 04:22:26 AM
In other words, here's a video I made with footage shot in late 2016.
Details in description.

7D raw was a lot more stable back then. I don't have this kind of stability anymore.

https://vimeo.com/257201475

Not sure if it's my camera or not.
Enjoy !

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=12760

Not a 2.0.6 issue; most likely...

How is the 2.0.6 build?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: a1ex on February 24, 2018, 12:03:14 PM
7D raw was a lot more stable back then [late 2016]. I don't have this kind of stability anymore.

Old builds are still available; if you can identify a regression, please do a proper bug report (https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html).

In particular, since 2016, the main builds received almost exclusively bug fixes on the raw recording side (look at the changes (https://builds.magiclantern.fm/7D-203-all-builds-changes.html)). In particular, for video, the relevant changes since September 16 2016 (15eb9aa) are:
- mlv_rec: RAWC metadata, minor file I/O fix, minor speed tweak (round MLV header to 512 bytes), version metadata
- raw_rec -> mlv_lite
- file I/O backend: fixed an important bug that resulted in invalid video files (like 1 bad video out of a few hundreds)
- raw backend: use the same raw type for all cameras, autodetect resolution rather than hardcoding it, raw capture info (pixel binning factors), preview fixes.

Even when going back to January 2016, the only relevant changes (between f87b759 and 15eb9aa) are:
- mlv_rec: fixed pink frames, wrong black level, crop offsets, added RAWC metadata, refactored powersave, blocked the zoom key while recording
- mlv_snd: persistent settings, show audio meters when recording sound (and hide them when not recording)
- raw backend: black/white level fixes.

That was all on the raw recording side. Notable new features that landed in mainline in this period: Lua scripting, advanced intervalometer, 5D3.123, 700D.115, Makefile updates, various refactors, benchmarks/tests moved to modules, submenu icons, various minor updates.

Given the above, I'm very surprised about your comment ("I don't have this kind of stability anymore."), so please report the issue properly.

BTW, noticed you have been trying the 10/12-bit builds. I hope you are not talking about them - are you aware these builds are not present on the download page, not even as experimental builds, for the 7D? There is a reason for that ;)

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How is the 2.0.6 build?

I have absolutely no idea - the current feedback doesn't allow me to draw a conclusion. Are you aware that we are relying on user feedback?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on February 24, 2018, 03:41:10 PM
How is the 2.0.6 build?

Somewhat neglected at the moment due to lack of feedback from users.

Let me give you the back story to the 2.0.6 pull request (https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/pull-requests/878/update-to-7d206/diff). I heard lots of positive comments what a great camera the 7D is and I've got a few friends that own it so I picked up a real bargain on craigslist.org. I've got a 5D3 and comparing these cameras I can say that, well they weigh about the same but otherwise they are completely different beasts. In order to get to know this camera better I thought I'd try to do a firmware update on it. Just dumping the firmware proved to be quite a challenge (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=19417.msg192618#msg192618). So does it work? Yes, there are issues that should be resolved but I have tested it out briefly and it does work. However, a higher priority on this camera should be to get it working with 10/12bit, lossless, crop_rec and all the other recent advances so the firmware update project has moved to the back burner for now.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on February 24, 2018, 06:48:50 PM
Dfort,

I have the 2.0.3 firmware version installed and do not see any reason why I should upgrade to 2.0.6.  I would prefer to get 10/12 bit video working on the 2.0.3 version before we move on with 2.0.6.  If you want some feedback on the latest build that you have been working on, please upload it, post a link and I will be happy to test it and report my findings as usual.   I provided a brief report on your February 04-th build (see my post #1486).  If there is some progress since then or if you want a particular function tested, please let us know.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on February 25, 2018, 12:46:02 AM
...do not see any reason why I should upgrade to 2.0.6....

I posted several reasons in the Porting a Canon firmware update topic (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=19417.0). I've got another reason now because one of my new lenses is on the list of bug fixes for 2.0.6.

Sure, it would be great to get 10/12bit, lossless compression and the crop_rec module working all the way up to 4k. This should all be possible on the 7D. However, I'm stuck trying to figure out why things that are almost working stop working after the configuration file is saved.
Title: 7D Mark-I external mic audio levels way too low
Post by: atomtan on February 28, 2018, 02:59:02 AM
I have searched forum and don't see any others having pointed this issue, so not sure if just me.  A couple years ago when installing ML on my 7DM-I the external audio input worked fine.  Then sometime a while back there was an ML upgrade (sorry, didn't note the build or would have reverted) which seems to have killed the analog audio input levels.  Boot camera without ML, the audio input levels are fine, with ML and they are so very very low that at a minimum I have to bump the analog DB up to maximum within ML but that isn't as clean as getting normal levels to begin with.
What am I missing here why ML external mic audio levels are so through the floor on a 7D Mark-I that the level indicator barely registers? 
Without my Rode video-mic plugged in the built-in camera mic levels are fine and normal.
Yes, yes, I know to use an external audio recorder, which I always do.  BUT, I prefer to use the hotshoe videomic compared to internal camera mic for my reference audio AND as a backup to my audio recorder/shotgun mic, as you sometimes need that decent backup.

I've had to revert to not using Magic Lantern-loaded CF card when doing important interviews, JUST for that decent backup audio.
Any ideas why my ML levels through the floor?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: a1ex on February 28, 2018, 03:59:33 PM
Older builds are available since late 2013. If the issue was not present in some older build, then builds older than that are probably also good.

However, I remember Trammell mentioning the default configuration with Canon audio (on 5D2, but likely applies to all models) was with pretty high analog gain.

edit: found the old post: http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-eos-full-frame-hd/237675-canon-5d-mark-ii-audio-exposed-beachtek-dxa-5d-juicedlink-cx231.html#post1161097

I can also find the exact audio settings used by Canon (as the linked post refers to old 5D2 firmware, without manual audio controls), but not right now.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: domo94 on March 03, 2018, 03:38:44 AM
BTW, noticed you have been trying the 10/12-bit builds. I hope you are not talking about them - are you aware these builds are not present on the download page, not even as experimental builds, for the 7D? There is a reason for that ;)

I can't give any specific instances, but it's definitely just consistency, speed, performance, etc. I can tell and feel the difference from before, but I'll get a bug report.

Yes, I have been on the 10/12. Could be a significant factor. I just head to the download page and all it does is give me nightly. I don't know what's stable without digging through forums.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: gordongee on March 06, 2018, 04:04:01 AM
i unfortunately installed fw 2.0.6 on my eos 7d and now may be too late found out the magic lantern isnt possible to be installed... but i want to install on my eos 7d ..
as far as i know i cant downgrade or install it as far as i could figure out... if there is a possibility pls tell me

big hugs

Wow, someone is actually using the 2.0.6 version. That was mostly a challenge because I used a 5D3 to do the firmware dump.

https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=16534.msg192336#msg192336

This isn't a high priority project but it would be nice to get the latest Canon firmware working with Magic Lantern.

So this is only happening when using an external HDMI monitor? I don't have one to test with so I'll need some help resolving that issue. Not really sure where to start.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 06, 2018, 06:15:52 AM
as far as i know i cant downgrade or install it as far as i could figure out... if there is a possibility pls tell me

Just do it.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: scotophorus on March 06, 2018, 07:34:36 AM
i unfortunately installed fw 2.0.6 on my eos 7d and now may be too late found out the magic lantern isnt possible to be installed... but i want to install on my eos 7d ..
as far as i know i cant downgrade or install it as far as i could figure out... if there is a possibility pls tell me

big hugs

you can downgrade from 2.0.6 to any firmware, you have to put the firmware file on the root of your cf card and execute firmware upgrade on the camera menu. Here is the link to the 2.0.3 firmware http://pel.hu/down/eos7d-v203-win.zip (http://pel.hu/down/eos7d-v203-win.zip)

Thank you for the info Alex, i've been using dfort's december builds with 10-12bit raw and havent noticed any tearing, probably because of the reduced bandwith as you said. I'm yet to test dfort's feb 28 build for 2.0.6 firmware of the 7d. I'll edit this post as soon as i test that one.

https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/downloads/magiclantern-Nightly.2018Feb28.7D206.zip (https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/downloads/magiclantern-Nightly.2018Feb28.7D206.zip)
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on March 07, 2018, 05:10:09 PM
Pelican's site sometimes goes down (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=19417.msg193999#msg193999) and some files might not download so I've been posting the Canon firmware updaters on my downloads page (https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/downloads/). Just noticed that I didn't have a "7D Canon Firmware for Testers" package so I just put one up. Now you can easily switch between 203 and 206 if you want.

Note that I usually just point to my downloads page (https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/downloads/) instead of individual files. That's because I often delete old files and don't want my posts to contain broken links.

As far as the 7D.206 ML build -- This was a low priority project just to see if I could do it because getting a firmware dump from this camera (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=19417.msg192618#msg192618) was very challenging. It seems to work quite well though it is having a problem passing some tests. If anyone wants to pitch in and figure out what needs fixing, please do!
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: rob_6 on March 07, 2018, 07:07:58 PM
Dfort,

A very brief feedback from first tests with your build:

raw_video_10bit_12bit_LVState-wip.2018Feb04.7D203

Following your instructions, I managed to upload and activate the mlv_lite, mlv_rec and mlv_play modules.  I tested RAW video recording with the MLV_REC module.  And it works - both in the normal uncropped mode at 1736x972 and the 5x-magnification mode at 2496x1198 resolutions. The Preview at 5x-crop is broken and screen freezes when recording starts.  If the RAW_twk module is also activated, the already recorded clips can be played back in the camera.  If an attempt is made to record in the presence of that RAW_twk module, the recorded 1736x976 video has again earthquake shaking.

My overall impression is that in the MLV_rec module, this build works in the same way as the "miracle" December 11-th build.  This is VERY GOOD NEWS since it proves that the 7D is capable of working without earthquake shaking !!!  It also appears to provide quite stable operation in both - the normal uncropped and the 5x-magnification modes at 10 and 12 bits which is EXCELLENT NEWS !!! If you could fix the freezing screen issue at 5x-magnification, this build will be perfectly useable !  Please keep up the good work, Dfort !

IDA_ML,

Would you mind sharing the instructions that you said dfort gave you when using the new firmware: raw_video_10bit_12bit_LVState-wip.2018Feb04.7D203

I tried based on what you mentioned in your post, but I must be missing something. I am getting earthquake shaking in about half of the clips I tested even though I didn't have the RAW_twk model activated. I am testing out 10 bit with the standard resolution of 1736x972 and the 5x-magnification mode at 2496x1198 resolution. Just wanted to make sure I had all the settings right that dfort gave your for this build.

Thanks!

Rob

Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on March 08, 2018, 12:40:49 AM
Would you mind sharing the instructions that you said dfort gave you...

The "earthquake" seems to come up only when ML reads the configuration files. Delete the "SETTINGS" folder from the ML directory on your card and chances are that the clips will be fine. Restart the camera and you'll probably get the "earthquake" phenomena. Not sure what is causing that or how to fix it.

Also, make sure not to load the raw_twk module. In fact, it is best to load only mlv_lite and nothing else.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on March 08, 2018, 12:36:19 PM
Rob,

The key to get the 7D working without earthquakes is to disable the RAW_twk module!  Please, read carefully my post 1486 and report back what you found.  I have just followed Dfort's instructions in his post #1483.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on March 08, 2018, 04:42:22 PM
Right, Reply #1483 (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9848.msg196949#msg196949) -- It is more convenient to reset using the Config menu.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4777/40691123501_9a5e9e2f93.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24ZJDmR)

If you could fix the freezing screen issue at 5x-magnification, this build will be perfectly useable !

Interesting thing is that reduced bit depth recording at 5x zoom mode was working before I started tinkering with this. This was discovered when I first started posting builds for users that couldn't compile but wanted to test the early 10bit/12bit development. Now that I look back on this (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5601.msg174306#msg174306) it didn't make any sense compiling for platforms that didn't support this feature but as it turned out it worked on the 5D2 and other Digic 4 cameras but only in zoom mode.

I think reddeercity came up with a way to get 5x zoom mode working again but as far as I can see he hasn't published his code changes (https://bitbucket.org/reddeercity/).

BTW--I'm sounding like a broken record but if you can follow the simple tutorials to compile ML from source it would really help! You don't need to know how to code, just pull in the changes and build.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: IDA_ML on March 08, 2018, 05:20:22 PM
Dfort,

I am sorry, I have been very busy at work lately and this is not going to change for some time. Maybe, some other 7D owner could jump in and spend some time learning how to compile and help.  All I can do for now is that if some new build appears and you notify me with a PM, I will do my best to test it and report back as soon as I can.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on March 08, 2018, 05:31:12 PM
...spend some time learning how to compile...

The tutorials take maybe 15 minutes to complete.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: rob_6 on March 08, 2018, 06:54:46 PM
The tutorials take maybe 15 minutes to complete.
dfort,

I am willing to help out with compiling. Couple questions. You mentioned it takes 15 minutes to complete tutorials for compiling, which tutorials are your referring to? Is it compiling on a PC? I have a Mac. I saw your thread about compiling on a Mac (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=16012.0) Is that a method that would work for the 7D?

Lastly, could let me know your ideas that I could test when compiling for the 7D? I basically want to start off in the right direction. :)

Thanks!

Rob
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on March 08, 2018, 10:36:08 PM
@rob_6 - Yes, that's the tutorial. Shortcut, copy and paste the "Quick installation script" from the bottom of the first post into your terminal window, run it (just hit enter/return) and it will check your system and install the appropriate tools. One of the first checks is if you have a /usr/local directory that you can write to. If not, the instructions are near the top of the post. It involves temporarily disabling System Integrity Protection (SIP) in order to create a /usr/local you can use. Run the install script again, answer a few prompts, enter your system password and you are good to go. Honestly I have set up several Macs and PCs myself in just a few minutes and have gotten several ML users started on compiling. It is really easy!

Try cloning my repository and compile some of the various branches. I highly recommend the Sourcetree app (https://www.sourcetreeapp.com/) especially when you are first starting out. I keep my repository in sync with the main "hudson (https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern)" repository so you won't miss out on anything unless I'm on vacation. Of course it would be best if you also keep a local copy of the hudson repository.

Instead of me having to decide what to build and post for testing you can see the repository being updated in real time and decide if you want to try out the latest changes. It will be obvious from the commit notes and the changes to the code when something interesting for the 7D comes up. Don't be afraid of editing the code. If you really mess up simply delete the local repository and re-clone it from Bitbucket.

Once you tried changing a few lines of code consider creating a free account on Bitbucket and forking the main repository. Start making your own branches, merge branches, create pull requests. You don't need to know much coding to get started. Some of the most useful testing is to simply follow a1ex's instructions. Ok--sometimes it isn't easy to follow his instructions but he has more patience with users that show some initiative and willingness to learn.

At this time the most interesting action for the 7D is in a new branch in my repository named crop_rec_4k_Digic4. The goal is to get as many features in that branch working on Digic 4 cameras. So far none of the new features, lossless compression, reduced bit rate and the crop_rec module are working but it looks like the features that work in the unified branch are still pretty much intact so that's a good sign.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: rob_6 on March 11, 2018, 09:39:28 PM
@rob_6 - Yes, that's the tutorial.
@dfort,

Thanks or the detailed response. I really appreciate it! :)

Sincerely,

Rob
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Sapporo on March 19, 2018, 07:33:05 PM
I have never used that module but if I got the addresses right it should work.

https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/pull-requests/878/update-to-7d206/diff#chg-modules/io_crypt/io_crypt.c

[EDIT] The example shows the addresses for 2.0.3 so I updated the example. The values used in the module didn't change with the firmware update.
Updated my 7D to 2.0.6 today. Installed magiclantern-Nightly.2018Feb28.7D206.zip from your https://bitbucket.org/daniel_fort/magic-lantern/downloads/

Downloaded io_crypt https://builds.magiclantern.fm/jenkins/job/io_crypt/2/artifact/modules/io_crypt/io_crypt.mo

When I activate the module I get: "io_crypt: camera unsupported".
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 19, 2018, 08:00:30 PM
True:
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else if(is_camera("7D", "2.0.3"))
    {
        trace_write(iocrypt_trace_ctx, "io_crypt: Detected 7D");
        iodev_table = 0x2D3B8;
        iodev_ctx = 0x85510;
        iodev_ctx_size = 0x18;

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else
    {
        NotifyBox(2000, "io_crypt: Camera unsupported");
        return CBR_RET_ERROR;

dfort? g3gg0?
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Sapporo on March 19, 2018, 08:14:38 PM
True:
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else if(is_camera("7D", "2.0.3"))
    {
        trace_write(iocrypt_trace_ctx, "io_crypt: Detected 7D");
        iodev_table = 0x2D3B8;
        iodev_ctx = 0x85510;
        iodev_ctx_size = 0x18;

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else
    {
        NotifyBox(2000, "io_crypt: Camera unsupported");
        return CBR_RET_ERROR;

dfort? g3gg0?
Not really an issue for me anymore. I updated to use the WFT-E5 I got last week, but it seems WFT-E5 isn't really my thing  :(

 I will sell it and I have already downgraded the firmware to 2.0.3 again.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: dfort on March 20, 2018, 06:07:02 AM
Sorry for the delayed response. @Sapporo got the io_crypt module from the downloads page so it is specifying 7D.203. The 7D.206 build requires an updated module.

I followed the instructions in the code to find the proper values for the new firmware and turns out that it didn't change. If that's true for all firmware updates it should be possible to change the way we specify cameras like this:

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    else if(is_camera("7D", "*"))
    {
        trace_write(iocrypt_trace_ctx, "io_crypt: Detected 7D");
        iodev_table = 0x2D3B8;
        iodev_ctx = 0x85510;
        iodev_ctx_size = 0x18;
    }
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Walter Schulz on March 20, 2018, 08:20:13 AM
IMO it's a design flaw to expect such things *not* to change. Disclaimer: IANAP
Suggestion: Just add another else-if for 2.0.6 and both 2.0.3 and 2.0.6 are covered.
Title: Re: Canon 7D Mark I
Post by: Frank7D on March 24, 2018, 06:15:35 AM
I have been away for awhile and am checking in briefly, but I saw a comment about the screen freezing in 5x crop mode, so I thought I'd mention the way I deal with this (when using an old 12-bit raw 7D experimental build): Just before I hit the "START STOP" button to begin a shot, I hit the "INFO" button four times to cycle through the various modes until I'm back at the original mode.