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General Help Q&A / Remote video stop / start problems on 5D MK III
« on: July 31, 2018, 07:00:53 AM »
   I have ML version 1.2.3 on my Canon 5D MK III. Using the Yongnuo Remote Triggers. With the "Movie Shoot btn" set in the Canon MENU, and the REC/STBY set under Movie Tweaks in the ML menu, I was able, (at least to begin with), trigger movie record, then suddenly it stopped working. However, it will work once or twice every time I reboot the camera, then stop working. I've tried switching the triggers around, recharging the batteries, changing the REC/STBY to "OFF," to no avail.

   Why would this work the first once or twice after reboot, then stop working?
   This feature worked flawlessly on my Canon T2i.

   Suggestions anyone?


Having used a Canon T2i with ML for some years, I now have a 5D MK III, and notice that Audio control is a missing feature on the display. Now that I understand that none of the 5D MK III ML firmware versions support this feature, my question is.

       Is their a way to adjust audio on the 5D MK III while recording?

   While recording with the Canon 5D MK III, the audio meters all but cover the RED recording dot located at the top right hand corner of the live view display. This has already caused me to think I was starting recording when in actual fact I was stopping recording.

   Is their a way to relocate the RED recording icon (RED Dot) so that its not hidden behind the audio meters?

General Help Q&A / Remotely trigger movie record on Canon 5D MK III
« on: March 30, 2017, 01:57:47 AM »
  I have a Yongnuo RF-603 II which I used to trigger movie record on my Canon T2i. However, after getting the correct cable and trying it on my Canon 5D MK III, it will remotely take a picture in movie mode with a full press, but I can't get it to trigger movie record.

  I read that in the ML Menu under "Movie" the option "Movie Rec Key" can be changed for recording with half shutter. The problem, is that I don't have that under the "Movie" option.

  So, am I able to trigger movie record remotely on the 5D MK III as I did on the T2i 550D, if so, how?

General Help Q&A / Canon 5D MK III write speeds to SD and CF cards
« on: February 27, 2017, 06:40:13 AM »
   It seems that on the Canon 5D MK III, the SD card slot is limited to a maximum 133x write speed regardless of the rated card speed. However, the CF card slot is designed with the higher write speed rating. Having said that, apparently if you are writing to both cards, the camera will default to the slowest slot (the SD card). So, many choose not to put an SD card in the slot at all. Apparently this is a problem only if writing to the SD card or the SD and CF card simultaneously.

   My question is this. Will the camera still default to the SD slot (133x write speed) if Magic Lantern is loaded onto the SD card, even when only writing to the CF card?  In other words, even when not writing to the SD card containing ML, would it trigger the same response?


  I am shortly going abroad and don’t want to lug my laptop with me. How do I upload images and video to my iPad Air 2 that are shot on my Canon 5D MK III with a Lexar 64GB 1066x Pro CF Card?
   I currently have a Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7) and an Apple Camera Connection Kit. Some say this setup works fine, but a few others say this is risky, and one guy lost some images in the process and ending up with a corrupted CF card.

  While it’s possible his problems were related to something else, I thought this forum might be the better place to ask this question.


Raw Video / Setup for 5D MKIII RAW recording
« on: December 15, 2016, 05:53:31 PM »
   I have just acquired a 5D MKIII, downgraded to 1.2.3 Firmware and loaded Magic Lantern. Now I am ready to work with RAW but am still a little confused as to what modules to activate.

   In one post, Alex says that in order to shoot RAW you must activate either RAW_REC.MO or MLV_REC.MO, but what are the differences between each one? Some posts suggest one is problematic when using an external recorder, i.e. dropped frames and freezing etc. but others have attributed this to a CF card that is not fast enough. Then there is the subject of audio. One module seems to work better if you are using double system sound as it does not allow the camera to record audio. Having said that, another says you can record audio by loading the mlv_snd module and enabling audio recording in the ML menu under the audio tab, but does that apply to one module, or both?

   Another questions arises concerning the workflow in post, i.e. file conversion etc and the difficulty in doing this.

   So, shooting RAW with  v 1.2.3 Firmware, using an external monitor and editing in Premiere Pro (I’ve got DaVinci Resolve on my Windows 10 PC but I don’t think the graphics card can handle it). W

   Which modules should I work with regardless if I want to record audio in the camera or not?


General Help Q&A / Histogram and White Balance
« on: December 18, 2015, 12:16:51 AM »
Hi Everyone,
  I've just read an article on how to set Custom White Balance (CWB) using the color Histogram. Apparently, it should be done with multiple histograms instead of a single one. I believe (and I could be wrong), that a few years ago I was able to view several Magic Lantern Histograms on the LCD screen but I can't find a way to do this in the Histogram sub-menu.
  Can magic Lantern display multiple Histograms on the LCD screen (one for each color channel) and if so, how do you bring them up?


  As a Canon T2i owner I am looking to upgrade to a 4K camera. I would like a C100 MK 2 but at $5500 it’s a little on the expensive side. However, I love the form factor of the DSLR as well as its ability to immediately switch from stills to video and as a result am waiting with anticipation for the introduction of the 5D MK IV, which hopefully, will have 4K.

That being said, if it is able to shoot 4K, my question is:

1.   Would I be better buying the 5D MK IV at around $4000, or
2.   Would I be better off buying a 5D MK III ($2000) and an Atomos Shogun 4K recorder ($2000) = Total $4000

  In each case the cost would be about the same. Obvious advantages of the MK III with the Shogun Recorder would be a good field monitor (which I don’t have) vs any other advantages the new 5D MK IV would have.
  Also needing to be considered is:
        The workflow between the two systems when shooting 4K as well as the quality of the final output.
        My desire to keep Magic Lantern on the MK III or the MK IV (if I go that route)
        And my concern that I may have difficulty in loading Magic Lantern on a new 5D MK III or (hopefully later), the 5D MK IV
Give me some input guys, what do YOU think would be best.


Hi everyone,
I’m recording video in settings such as a theater/church/school/etc usually with a stage or platform at the front  and upstairs balcony at the rear. To do this I will be using a Tascam DR100 external audio recorder (containing two XLR inputs) along side my camera with  an attenuator cable going from the line-out of the recorder to the mic-in of the camera for the purpose of synching in post. I need to be able to move around while doing this. I have a Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic which is not suited for this purpose and thought a decent stereo mic would be a good solution so I went to a local store to check some out.

However, the audio salesman told me that no mic would be a good choice in such a situation and that my only alternative was to get the microphones closer to the subjects being recorded. I am unable to do this, though I generally don’t have a problem being allowed to take a stereo or mono feed from the mixing console located in the balcony. I could run a 100ft long or longer XLR cable from the balcony down to the lower floor and use another person as a cable puller to follow me around while I shoot video footage, but this is not practical, neither would I be allowed to do so, which leads me to my question.

Is it possible to capture a live feed from the stereo/mono XLR outputs of the mixing console into the Tascam DR100 audio recorder using a wireless system? Normally a lavaliere mic and transmitter would be located on the subject, with the transmitter sending a signal back to the receiver located and hooked up to the mixing console where the audio can easily be recorded.

I asked the audio salesman at the store if it were possible to reverse the process. In other words, the transmitter would be hooked up to the mono/stereo live feed on the mixer sending the live feed back to the receiver which I would carry with me in the same way I would carry a field mixer which would feed the signal into the DR100 recorder.

A couple of questions came with this possible scenario.
1.  The receiver would have to be battery operated. Is their such a thing?
2.  The salesman said the transmitter could be hooked up to the mixing console but it would be a balanced signal (coming from the mixer), dropping down to an unbalanced signal (going into the transmitter), back to a balanced signal (from receiver into recorder).
If all of this were to work, how much would the signal quality be affected going from balanced to unbalance back to balanced using a wireless system?
3.  There is also the possibility that their is a mic that would yield acceptable results in such a situation. Is their?

I’m sure there is a decent solution to this problem and probably equipment now available that would do it more efficiently that I am not aware of, so some solid input would be much appreciated.


Hi everyone,
   I recently tried recording 30 minute segments by lowering the bit rate to 0.4 and using movie restart while monitoring the CMOS temperature on my Canon T2i. I did not notice any apparent difference in video quality, and during the 1 hour 15 minute of continuous recording, the CMOS temperature remained at 12C - 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Note: While recording at the default bit rate of 1.0 at the same location, same time, and same approximate ambient temperature, the CMOS increased from 12C to 17C - 53.6F to 62.6F

  Can someone who has done a little more testing of image quality and CMOS temperature while recording at 0.4 give me some input as to what you have found.


General Help Q&A / Exposure and Dark LCD Screen with Manual Lens
« on: October 05, 2012, 08:05:32 PM »
Hi Everyone,
  I have the Canon T2i 550D with ML loaded on it and have just purchased my first fully manual cine lens, but I am experiencing some issues with exposure.
  In Movie mode all seems well. However, in still mode (I always shoot manual mode ) the LCD screen is very dark. I located some discussion concerning this which advised leaving the camera powered up when you change lenses, but this did not work. I was at one point (while fooling around), able to get it to work only to see the same problem return when I powered down, then up again. 
   Can anyone enlighten me as to a possible fix for this problem. Thanks

Hardware and Accessories / Manual Lens on T2i with Magic Lantern
« on: October 05, 2012, 06:12:24 PM »
Hi Everyone,
I've just purchased my first fully manual lens and am experiencing some issues which I may elaborate on if I continue to have a problem. However my question is, when in movie mode, ISO 200 shows up as 200ov. What does the letters “ov” mean?

Hardware and Accessories / Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine VDSLR Wide-Angle Lens
« on: August 27, 2012, 06:24:21 PM »
Hi everyone,
   At present I have the Canon T2i with the 18-55mm kit lens and will shortly be ready to upgrade to a better lens. One of my choices will be the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens which will leave the gap below 70mm to be filled in.

   Well, Samyang/Rokinon has recently come out with three new cine lenses, and I am tempted to buy the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine VDSLR Wide-Angle Lens for Canon EF - CV35-C (see here ). Optically, it is supposed to be comparable to the f/1.4 version and therefore seems to be a good choice as I have (for some time) been thinking about buying the Canon 50mm f/1.4. However, I have little experience with “f/?” stop lenses let alone cine lenses which brings me to my question, which I’m not even sure how to explain, but I will try.
   How does a cine lens react with the camera, and consequently, what functions in ML will be altered or changed in the way they work or respond if a cine lens is used?

   I’m assuming that if the lens is “de-clicked” that full control of the aperture in now in the hands of the operator and that the camera can no longer be set in (any way) to have control of aperture. However, the shutter and ISO are still recognized and can be controlled  by the camera if need be. In light of this does the camera still sense aperture values when you are attempting to set exposure. In other words, will the display still reflect any changes that is made to the aperture, and how will it respond if you are trying to shoot in any of the “Auto’ modes (though I prefer to shoot in manual mode only). And are there any other consideration that should be noted when buying a lens such as this?

  Note:  Phil Bloom gave a review of the photo version of this lens which can be seen here


Hardware and Accessories / External Recorder Audio to Camera
« on: August 08, 2012, 06:22:59 AM »
Hi Everyone,
    I’ve just purchased a Tascam DR100 MK11 and Tascam gives the following information on how to hook the DR100 up to a DSLR camera:

    (The separate line out and headphone out on the DR100 allows you to listen in headphones  while you send a copy of the signal to your camera to sync up later).

    When recording audio with an external recorder using and external microphone, why would  I also need to send a copy of it to the camera when the camera itself is recording the audio which can be used to sync up later? Unless the “signal” they mention is different to the “audio” which I mention, but I’ve assumed they are one and the same thing. Am I missing something here?

General Help Q&A / Arrow/Set shortcuts do not work
« on: July 30, 2012, 07:39:00 AM »
Having selected a Cropmark, and enabled the Histogram, Zebra, Focus Peak and the first three options under the Arrow/Set menu, I noticed that I was having to click more than once to change the (on screen) Arrow/Set functions. Five or ten minutes later I was unable to get them back after turning them off using the “AV” button. I rebooted and got them back but the same thing happened again. I then tried disabling all other functions and removing the battery but I cannot get them back on screen even though they are enabled.
   Perhaps my last post "Arrow/Set shortcuts" I made earlier on today are a part of the same problem. Any ideas anyone?

General Help Q&A / Arrow/Set shortcuts
« on: July 30, 2012, 05:24:55 AM »
Hi everyone,
I really like the Arrow/Set shortcuts, but what does the “Use Set button: On/Off” do in this feature?

General Help Q&A / Shortcut "Set" to Record
« on: July 29, 2012, 01:16:01 AM »
Their was a shortcut option in the Christmas edition to use the "Set" button or "1/2 a shutter button press" to begin recording. In v2.3 the "Set" button is not made available as a shortcut to begin to record in movie mode. Do I have a glitch, or has this been eliminated?

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