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- Approx 40 mins / 3 second intervals / 500 images
- 5D2
- Tamaron 17 - 35mm 2.8
- Turned lens 6mm to lock aperture
- Magic Lantern - Nightly Feb 16 2013
- LRTimelapse 2.3 beta 1
- Lightroom 4
- Sony Vegas Pro 12

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Share Your Videos / Navy Pier - Chicago (holy grail)
« on: February 11, 2013, 06:54:41 AM »
Still working out the kinks but getting a little better:)

Hardware/software is in Vimeo details




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Share Your Videos / One of the best ML examples I've seen
« on: February 09, 2013, 07:29:03 PM »
This is one of the best Magic Lantern videos I've seen before...not mine but definitely a motivator for those who want to achieve incredible timelapse.


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Main Builds / nightly request...bulb ramping
« on: January 31, 2013, 05:11:57 AM »
A few nightly's back you guys made some improvements to the Timelapse ramping where there are now two options: "Smooth ramping" and "LRT Holy Grail 1EV" and the latter has worked great so far.  BUT would it be possible to give the user the ability to change the 1EV setting to any EV value you want?  So you would pick "LRT Holy Grail" and then have the option set the EV value to anything from zero up to I don't know maybe 10...in 0.2 increments maybe.  Frankly I would like to try EV1.5 and EV2.0.

I believe the higher the EV value, the fewer bramp-exposure jumps during the timelapse...is that correct?  The fewer bramp jumps the easier the post edit is and smoother the entire exposure curve is;)

Thanks:)

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Main Builds / Re: Nightly Builds - try the very latest stuff here
« on: January 31, 2013, 05:00:22 AM »
First, you guys are doing an absolute AWESOME JOB with Magic Lantern development, response to user input on and on! ...and I cannot say enough great things about this app:)  Anything I bring up here is just in relation to understanding the nightly process so I don't brick my camera...by my own fault.

Just for clarity because this is the part that scares me (and others) the most:

For the nightly, if I delete the 5D2-212.fir from my 5D2's memory card and replace that file with the nightly's 1100D-105.fir file (along with the other nightly files) then put it back into my 5D2, it will still perform normally even though it's a different camera model's fir file? ...that's what the instructions say, replace all the files with the nightly files which include a different camera model's fir file (1100D vs 5D2).

Thank you very much for all your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):)


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Main Builds / Re: Nightly Builds - try the very latest stuff here
« on: January 26, 2013, 06:13:41 PM »
I replaced just the auto exec, per advice above, and works perfectly so I'm sticking with that method until I'm convinced otherwise.

Am wrong to believe if I replaced the 5D2 fir file with the 1100D-105.fir file that my 5D2 wouldn't work properly?

It would be awesome if the ML developers would post the exact steps that apply to all camera's the nightly's work with because there's several different methods being communicated on this thread that may or may not brick your camera.

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Main Builds / Re: Nightly Builds - try the very latest stuff here
« on: January 23, 2013, 03:46:40 AM »
Whew! ...thanks for the clarification you may have just saved me a bricking;) 

And for anyone else here's what you do to install the latest nightly:

1. You have to have installed the latest stable Magic Lantern build per the initial install instructions if you haven't yet
2. After you have the stable ML version on your camera go to nightly build download location and download the nightly zip file
3. On your camera card delete the current "autoexec.bin" file (that came with the stable ML install)
4. Grab ONLY the "autoexec.bin" file from the nightly zip you downloaded and put it on your camera card in place of the one you just deleted
NOTE: you use the same autoexec.bin file for all cameras listed on the nightly download LINK name
5. Put the card back in your camera and start up normally
6. Your done...nightly build is on your camera now:)

NOTE: there are other files that will be included in the downloaded nightly zip file but you only need the autoexec.bin if installing after having the stable ML on your camera

I only did this once, but successfully, so any experts please chime in if I have something wrong...I hold no liability if this doesn't work for you:(



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Main Builds / Re: Nightly Builds - try the very latest stuff here
« on: January 21, 2013, 11:47:49 PM »
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?

Thanks


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General Help Q&A / Re: Bramping: how to set for fewer/larger changes
« on: January 21, 2013, 11:23:42 PM »
Alex, hey sometimes forum posts don't convey tone well, sorry if my question came across as sarcastic because it wasn't intended, I just literally didn't understand what you meant...I need to get up to speed on the forum lingo ("nightly", "coarse algorithm" etc).

Thank you very much for your help and the software is awesome!

Adam

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General Help Q&A / Re: Bramping: how to set for fewer/larger changes
« on: January 21, 2013, 10:35:44 PM »
Alex, thanks for the response but what do you mean?  I went into the nightly updates and found one change log on 1-3-2013 for removing the "course algorithm" but am not sure if this is what you're referring to or what to do?  Is there an LRT setting available in the latest nightly that allows for fewer larger bramp changes vs more smaller ones?

Change log referring to LRT:
"alex: Bulb ramping: removed the coarse algorithm (no advantages over LRT)"

Thanks for any help!

Adam

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General Help Q&A / Bramping: how to set for fewer/larger changes
« on: January 21, 2013, 08:44:22 PM »
How do you set the Bulb / Focus Ramping so that the shutter and ISO changes are fewer and larger rather than many with less change?  I have the Max RampSpeed set to 0.020 EV/shot.



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General Help Q&A / Re: Bulb Ramping - Limit Max ISO
« on: January 13, 2013, 09:46:23 PM »
Bummer you can't do it from the Canon menu but that would be an awesome option on ML:)


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General Help Q&A / Re: Bulb Ramping - Limit Max ISO
« on: January 13, 2013, 09:21:34 PM »
Anyone know how to set max ISO on a 5D MK2? ...for any of the picture modes such as manual??

After an hour or so of manual reading, Gooogle searches and online chats I cannot figure out how to do this.  Other Canon cameras seem to have 3 red menu options of which max ISO exists but the 5D MK2 has 2 red menu options and neither includes this option and no matter which shooting mode you're in.

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General Help Q&A / Re: Bulb Ramping - Limit Max ISO
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:27:37 PM »
Thanks for the answer that's a huge help:) 

Will ML know to ramp the ISO up to the max ISO across the entire timelapse sequence or will it ramp up as normal and stop at the max ISO regardless of where in the sequence it is?  If the latter is true, will that effect the smoothness of the overall brightness curve?

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General Help Q&A / Bulb Ramping - Limit Max ISO
« on: January 13, 2013, 06:41:03 PM »
Is there a way to limit the max ISO when bulb ramping.  The bulb ramping worked great in my test but final shots were so grainy I could never use them in a final timelapse.

Thank you.

Adam

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