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General Chat / Re: The magic lantern camera
« on: January 31, 2015, 09:10:11 PM »
But isn't magic lantern all about the more consumer like camera's, or at least that was one of the reasons not porting to 1dc. So why join apertus when it's at least the same price range?

I think the axiom will be great, but i liked the magic lantern team for getting more quality out of normal consumer camera's. Just my two cents. And It seems that ML is getting less and less updates, is this because the crew is working with apertus?

Hardware and Accessories / Re: broken 600D, fun things to do?
« on: January 20, 2015, 06:17:17 PM »
You can try. Don't step on the other unicorn chasers crawling around in the fog out there.

Dont worry, I got traps laying around. Thanks for the input

Hardware and Accessories / Re: broken 600D, fun things to do?
« on: January 20, 2015, 06:04:42 PM »
How about purchasing Canon's 600D mainboard and replace it on your own?

Problem is, it cost 130 dollar, I'm not sure if it would work correctly and I got a 6D as main camera. 130 dollar is not worth the risk for me, but it would be worth it to get something better than the 600D.

Maybe connecting it to a laptop with high speed could be an option, to make high fps possible or something... I can do some things software wise, but I'm a complete hardware noob when it comes to cameras, that's why I made this topic.

Hardware and Accessories / broken 600D, fun things to do?
« on: January 20, 2015, 05:36:45 PM »
I got a broken 600D, the mainboard is not working correctly, or at least that's what the repair center said. The camera won't go on or off.

Are there any fun things I can do with it? I was thinking about using the mainboard of a 650 or 700D for the faster write speed and 720p raw. Would this be possible?

Any other cool ideas would be welcome. 

General Chat / Re: The magic lantern camera
« on: January 19, 2015, 04:48:54 PM »
maybe you missed this (right above your post under "Headline news"):
Magic Lantern joins forces with Apertus to create THE ultimate open source camera, thanks to your help!

Thank you for the link, and I've been looking for extra information for 2 hours now and got some critical points.

The idea of opensource is great, you could possibly get more out of a camera. But I wonder how many brands suffer from this. The only 2 i can think of are canon and nikon with their dslr series. Sony and Panasonic are doing great and there aren't many more feature request.

Secondly is the price range. The price for the gamma would be well under 10k, well under is still above the 5k. Add an external recorder(something thats needed to get most out of the camera) and its way more than for instance the sony a7s and gh4. actually the gh4 is only worse in terms of upgrading, and framerate.(even with the speedbooster+shogun its cheaper).

What I can conclude from this, opensource is a selling point, with emphasising selling.

I know a lot of the costs will be the developtment, but why at least tripling the cost of a gh4? And they also get lucky by the community who will help programming their software, an advantage panasonic and sony didn't have.

I like opensource, but that shouldn't be a reason to pay more for less.

General Chat / The magic lantern camera
« on: January 15, 2015, 11:32:26 PM »
Hello Folks,

I've been following the magic lantern forum for a long time now, and one thing got my attention. (almost)Everytime someone asks for a feauture that's not possible, its due to the hardware of the camera's. Think of fast silent picture, or recording video at higher pixel rates with raw. Espessialy the last one is a big issue for most of the canon DSLR, and lets face it, Magic Lantern is more used by cinamatographers than photographers.

So my idea to fix the hardware issues is to make a own camera. I know this sounds a little to much to be taken serious, but pleas read on.

Making a camera requires 2 things, making the hardware for it, and the software.

We got a lot of good programmers on Magic Lantern, and if they could make a kickstarter of it, and have little marges on the camera, they can even hire people to program the software. So the software would be not a huge problem. The reverse-engineering of canon software probably takes more time than engineering itself.

The hardware would be a little harder I think. But there must be a way to contact manufacters for making camera's. I know that sony sells their sensors. We could also save a lot of money by removing some hardware, like the metal inside of the higher end DSLRs (this is awesome for proffesionals in extreme conditions, but not many of them are using Magic lantern.) I think that it's easily possible to make a camera for the half of the price canon does, if profit is not a priority, and maybe even less. We also need lenses, an easy solution is to make a mount that connects well with adapters. And just make an EF to that mount adapter. This way we can avoid conflicts with Canon. We could also use a really fast SD slot instead of CF. SD cards are way cheaper than CF and can get to 280mbps nowadays, and with our own hardware we could compress ourself and get 10bit 4k on this machine!. But the developers probably have better ideas about the body and software than I have.

Why would we want to do this work? Well first of all we could remove a lot of limitations, and really get the most out of a camera for little costs, what ML is actually based on. Second, we could force canon/sony/nikon/panasonic to even drop their prices more. And last, maybe we could have a dream camera for a dream price.

Let me know what you guys think, and hopefully the developers are able to kickstart this soon!

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« on: December 14, 2014, 10:28:55 AM »
Hello all, I'm planning to buy a 50D for raw. The first that came up to my mind after seeing te prices of CF cards, was why no one is using SD->CF converters? SD cards are way cheaper and get easy to 90 write and read. example : Samsung MicroSDXC Pro 64GB + SD-adapter. Another pro of it, is it's flexibility to use in other devices like small camera's and even smarthphone. Is there someone who wants to test this out?

Duplicate Questions / Re: Live view
« on: September 17, 2014, 02:45:50 PM »
If this is a duplicate question, how is it that i can't find anything about how people handle this with the search function?

Duplicate Questions / Live view
« on: September 16, 2014, 08:35:24 PM »
Hello all,

Is it possible to let the live view frame match with the raw video? So that live view is showing black bars when filming in other aspect ratio's than 16:9.

It makes composition really hard and i can't find anything about this on the forum.

I'm using a 600D with the latest nightly build.


General Help Q&A / Re: quick-modus and little other problems with 600D
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:43:42 PM »
Okay so I used many hours to look in the forum and fixed some of the problems. I found the dual iso, and i fixed half of the problem with the quick-modus. I found out that even the magic lantern live-view isn't giving the true frame of what you're filming.

Any suggestion of how I can be able to see my frame when using different aspect ratio's?

General Help Q&A / quick-modus and little other problems with 600D
« on: September 14, 2014, 02:32:43 PM »
Hello all,

I got a question about the focusing modus used by canon. I installed the nightly version of magic lantern. Everytime I try to record in raw and use the quick autofocus the live view goes back to the version of canon itself. So whenever I try to shoot 21:9 and use autofocus, I can't properly see the frame without starting magic lanterns live view. How do you guys handle this?

2 other problems I found is not seeing dual-iso option( but I can turn on the module) . The other one is not being able to benchmark my card. It goes off everytime, and I turned the screen on Always-on mode. Any help?

Thanks for all the work developers!

@djzigoh thanks for the comment.

If usb is 20mb/s and sd is 20mb/s, then 1080p wouldn't be possible(saying that bandwith is linear with pixels.)

But 720p continous recording would be possible.

960x540 is possible continous. thats 518,400 pixels.
1280x720 is 921,600 pixels. Thats less than 2 times 518,400.

So 720p would be possible in theory.

Hello Guys,

I try to be short on this one.

Like many of you know the low-end camera's ( like 550D, 600D ) are not able to record 1080p raw due to the speed limit of the SD controller. But I was thinking of some way to get around this. I saw that it's possible to store data directly on the pc by usb cable( maybe android too?). This also isn't fast enough due to the usb 2.0 limitation. But could there be a way to use the SD card and the usb output simustainly? You could think of it like saving frame 1 of the SD and frame 2 on the USB.

 It would be really cool if we could capture raw image on 1080p on these relatively cheap camera's, so give your thoughts about this subject and maybe we can make this happen.

And btw, thanks for all the hard work developers!


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