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Feature Requests / Transparent Overlay (Image Attached)
« on: February 04, 2014, 03:58:20 PM »
Hey Guys,

I've done several searches but I couldn't find any information about this. I'm using a Zacuto EVF monitor, which is 16:9 instead of 3:2 like the Canon monitor.
That means, the magic lantern information has to lay on top of the video frame you are capturing.

Currently the background of the overlay information (shutter, aperture, ISO,...) is black. Is it possible to make this background transparent, so that you can see the information behind that?
Are there any other people here using the Zacuto EVF and what are your findings with the layout and Magic Lantern?

The red line is the video frame being captured. (Above is not showed because of the audiometers)

PS: I'm using the latest nightly build (just downloaded it)


Hardware and Accessories / Re: I need help to choose which audio tools
« on: October 21, 2013, 03:23:32 PM »
thanks for reply yes I wish to know if h4n is a nice device also for this kind of microphones.

I have another question if it's possible, for example if I have a zoom h4n and the "Rode shotgun mic NTG-2" with a 3m Boom Pole, can I have a nice registration? I mean no noise. is the preamps ok? 3 meters are a lot maybe.

I haven't worked with the Zoom yet. But I've always been using the Juicedlink, directly into the camera with the rode NTG-2. Sometimes I've pulled 20 meters or more cable. All without any problem, powered by a 9v battery. So with 3m, you shouldn't be afraid :-)

Here is an example of where I've pulled 10m XLR cable with a 2 year old Juicedlink and NTG-2:

I'm currently working with my Foxtex. But also here, no problem at all with 4xAA batteries to power my NTG-2 properly without noise over 10m.

Feature Requests / Re: Audio offset
« on: October 17, 2013, 06:20:51 PM »
Oh ok. I thought it was more convienient. Thanks for the reply Alex!

Feature Requests / Audio offset
« on: October 17, 2013, 05:51:19 PM »
Hey guys,

I've been having a sync problem since I had my 5D2 while recording sound into the camera (through an amplifier). Apperantly (some) 5D2, 7D and T2i camera's have this problem.
The sound is 2 frames ahead of the video.

Here is a thread that discussed this problem (, however there is no solution. Maybe a next feature for ML that ables you to set an offset in frames to the audio recorded with teh video stream on the camera?

Thanks in advance!

I've always been using ML since the day it was born on my 5D2. Somethimes, for work, I have to use other DSLR's like the 5D3 without ML (because it's not my camera). Now, eventho the 5D3 is a better camera with more possibilities, I just don't like to work on it. I'd rather use my 600D with ML.

So keep that in mind. If you're used to using ML, then you will probably miss it pretty bad if you have a camera that won't run it yet.

For me, the user experience is more important then the hardware of a better camera that canon doesn't even fully use.

That is just my oppinion.

Hardware and Accessories / Re: I need help to choose which audio tools
« on: October 17, 2013, 03:02:14 PM »
Hey Jordy, drop a few lines when you get to know the Fostex :)

Got the Fostex today. And I muist say it's defenately worth it's money. It has all the functions I need, the S/N ratio is amazing and it can amplify up to 60db. That means I can set my analog gain in my Cnaon 5D2 to zero and with everything open on the fostex I'm still able to clip the sound :-)

Whenever I have some more time I will defenately do a review about this product. But first I wanna take it to some real shootings and experience the product.

thx guys, and which lavalier to buy? thx again! :)

p.s. it's connected to the zoom? how does it record? bye!

I don't work that much with laveliers, so I can't really say. THe times that we do work with them it are always sennheiser's. As for your second question, what do you mean? How the sound quality will be with a Zoom?

General Help Q&A / Re: CF card reduced size...
« on: October 13, 2013, 01:22:22 PM »
Hy guys, hope it's right section!
Have another problem:
Shoot some intervies with 5d2 an a lexar 8GB 600x card, put the CF to card reder to copy all
material, but at half of copiing Finder shows Err -36 and now CF show only 32MB!
Did not find yet an utility capable to restore original size, in this way maybe with some data
recovery program I'll recover some stuff...
Any idea? Tip?
I'm not a tech genius, but here is my thought.

Your transmission has been interrupted which caused some damage to your CF card. It probably damaged the partition, which only left a swap space (that 32MB) available. In order to fix that, you will have to re-format your CF card. If you have a macintosh, you can open Disk Utilities and from the left column you can see your card. You could first try a first aid fix from the options on the right. Or else you can re-format that (FAT32).

If you're on a Windows machine, I'm afraid you have to search for a third-party tool. Here's a quick search that I did:

General Chat / Re: I am looking for a job!
« on: October 09, 2013, 05:00:00 PM »
That is some very nice work! I'm not really interested, but I bet you can definitely make some good money with that to companies.

Hardware and Accessories / Re: I need help to choose which audio tools
« on: October 05, 2013, 11:38:54 AM »
I just ordered the Fostex DC-R302, it's a 4 channel recorder. But at the same time it can also send the signal to the camera like a Juicedlink or Beachtek. I've been working with a Juicedlink for 2 years now, and I really like the sound quality that it amplifies. But the build quality and features where lacking. When I have my Fostex, I will definitely do a full/honest review on it.

I've also been using the Rode NTG-2, and I'm very pleased with that. Remember that a H4N zoom doesn't allow you to record to the camera (unless you split the monitoring). That's something you will miss after a while. Syncing in post can be a pain sometimes.

There's also a Tascam 60D, which also allows you to record and send to the camera. But I'm not sure about it's performance/build quality..

Main Builds / Re: Nightly Builds - try the very latest stuff here
« on: February 14, 2013, 09:43:53 AM »
I installed the latest build (14/02) and tested some things. Everything worked at first sight. And I have to give a thumbs up for the new menu style. I really like it.

Tomorrow I have a corporate shoot. And like alwyas I'm going to do it on a nightly :p

I'll keep you guys updated!

UPDATE: No bugs encountered :-) .. A whole day of shooting on the 14/2 build. Camera also shutted down perfectly each time. No crashes, no nothing. The junkie menu is really handy!

Good job development!!

Please forgive me if this has been explained before ( could not find an answer) :-\
I tried the HDR function with the frame rate at 48 fps when filming and 24 fps in Final Cut Pro x. I use the procedure developed by Alex4d.

The HDR bit turns out good but the movie itself is choppy probably 12 fps.
I see Newman films and others produce beautiful clips with the 5d mark ii.

What am I doing wrong ? Can someone help me with a complete step by step guide?

I am on a Mac by the way.

Please help ;)

You can't record at 48 fps. Unfortunately the CPU of the camera doesn't allow that. So, what you where doing was recording at 24fps in HDR, that makes a final video of 12 fps. But you can record in 30fps, then you have a 15fps video. And try not to capture too much motion.

Main Builds / Re: Nightly Builds - try the very latest stuff here
« on: February 08, 2013, 09:52:52 AM »
Alex, is there anything more to do with HDMI output to LCD monitor?

With the force AVG, it's been a big improvement. But it only fills like 3/5th of my screen.
Should I posts pictures with different settings? Or is it very hard to improve the HDMI output?

General Chat / Re: Canon 5D2 running on 5 volts
« on: February 07, 2013, 08:01:57 PM »
Thanks for the info but this is not the info we're looking for. Is a current limit (in Ampere/Milliampere/A/mA) given for the 7.2 volts output?

Ciao, Walter

Hmm okay. Then I'll give you the specs when I get the battery. It's still shipping. I tired this test on a V-battery from a friend.

Thanks for your info so far!

General Chat / Re: Canon 5D2 running on 5 volts
« on: February 07, 2013, 07:06:03 PM »
Depends in the internal resistance of the supply and the current the both devices need.
How much amperes can the supply deliver?

These are the specs of the battery: 150WH / 14.8v / 10.2AH

But if it doesn't hurt to use 5v, the better.

General Chat / Re: Canon 5D2 running on 5 volts
« on: February 07, 2013, 10:01:18 AM »
Can't you just plug in a Y-adapter and connect both your devices to 7 Volt?

Thanks for your reply.

Doesn't that lower the output of the 7v?

Main Builds / Re: Nightly Builds - try the very latest stuff here
« on: February 07, 2013, 09:58:38 AM »
I took this build to a commercial project on the Canon 5D mark 2. Everything worked fine, had no crashes.

One thing I noticed tho, is that when you record with headphones and audio input. After the recording is done. The signal doesn't come into the camera anymore. The meters are not showing anything, and you can't hear anything.

I had to take the headphones jack out, and insert it back to get everything working again.

This happend each time after recording.

I wonder if this is still nessecary. With teh new final cut pro and premiere pro, you're able to edit native.
And since the source isn't 444, then what's the point of converting it to it?

I know from premiere, that you're also able to edit multiple formats in one timeline.

General Chat / Canon 5D2 running on 5 volts
« on: February 07, 2013, 09:29:02 AM »
Hey everyone,

I recently got a V-plate to power my LCD monitor and 5D2 camera. The output of the V-plate is 2x5 volts and 1x7 volts.
The 7v is reserved for the camera. But unfortunately my LCD monitor cannot run on 5v. So I have to attach it on 7v.

The camera however is able to run on 5v. Everything works perfectly, only my shutter sounds a little different (a more higher tone).

My question is, if this is healthy for my camera? Should I continue like this, or look for another solution and power my camera with 7v as it should be?

Thanks in advance!

General Help Q&A / Re: screen getting dim in liveview
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:32:09 AM »
Hi all,
I dnt know if this has been addressed before, apologies if so, I couldn't find one to fix my problem. My problem is when i'm in live view my screen dims for about a second and a half or so and go back to normal. This repeats and sometimes when i use my macro lens i hear the aperture blades working meaning it directs the lens to stop down and back repeatedly. Is this normal? can this be turned off? if this is inherent why is this useful? or is this some weird thing?

Well, there is the ability to dim your screen after a certain amount of time for power saving. But it shouldn't 'flicker'. Can you check that setting in the ML menu? Try to turn it off, and see if it still occurs.

Forum and Website / Re: ML About page
« on: January 23, 2013, 11:53:57 AM »
I've just created an About page for ML:

Any suggestions?

Looks very good. Maybe add a little summery of the developers? Some kind of tree or something. That you can see it all started with trammell, and now there are many developers. Just an idea.

General Chat / Re: New picture profile with selective colors "SinCity"
« on: January 23, 2013, 12:05:56 AM »
Wauw, I didn't knew you could do that much with a picture style. Very nice! :-)

Main Builds / Re: Nightly Builds - try the very latest stuff here
« on: January 23, 2013, 12:00:43 AM »
Newbie question here...on the nightly download page the title of the download file includes the camera type "5D2" but after I download it and open it only .fir file is for the "1100D-105.fir".  Where is the .fir for the 5D2 or will this work across all camera listed on the download page?


Use the 5D2 fir from the stable release (2.3). That's just an installation file. The autoexec.bin file is the actual nightly build.

Main Builds / Re: Nightly Builds - try the very latest stuff here
« on: January 21, 2013, 03:00:11 PM »
Hey Alex and everyone else,

Sorry for the long time being inactive. I started by own video production company, and it's been very busy.
I'm going to test this nightly build to see if I would use them for commercial projects. I'll let you know my experience.


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