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Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 600D / T3i
« on: September 27, 2018, 11:31:26 PM »
A successful installation following those first page instructions. Thanks for the  instructions. Thanks for the software.

In case anyone else comes along with the same question. Re: size of file of firmware v1.02 after extraction.

file name: CCF11102.FIR, file size: 12,232,284 bytes

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 600D / T3i
« on: September 27, 2018, 08:24:58 PM »
Fixed the first post.  Better?

looking good

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 600D / T3i
« on: September 26, 2018, 02:49:34 PM »
I just realised I have another problem now

reading the instrucciones again, carefully. It says to check the size of the firmware file formed after the self-extractor creates it.
The name and size of the firmware update file can be checked on the website.
But, of course, only the name and size of 1.03 is on their website.

Does anybody have the info for 1.02?

I'll try a bit of googling

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 600D / T3i
« on: September 26, 2018, 02:33:07 PM »
Fixed the link in the first post.  Thanks.  Valid links are always present in the camera download pages.

Publicly available builds of ML for the 600D are only available (working on) firmware 1.0.2.  If you want to use ML for the 600D, then you must be running the correct firmware for code.
I see the value in wanting to use the latest update (the 1.0.2 version we link to is official Canon firmware, just to be precise), but there is also value in the saying, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
The 1.0.3 firmware update only fixed a minor issue.,-d-,0,-d-,3
If you don't use this lens with this camera, then the update is mostly mute (imho).

There is a pull request to port the main builds of ML to firmware 1.0.3.  These pull requests are subject to a bunch of development related stuff before they are made available to all users.  If you spend some time here, read sticky threads are so forth, it's actually reasonably easy to setup your own compiling environment, so that you may make your own 1.0.3 build of ML and help the developers test the code (beta test).  If you're worried about breaking your camera, that's fine too.  :)

Based on your own observations of the discussion in this thread, it seems like the 1.0.3 port is stable, and just waiting for that developer stuff (users to test and report back to devs) to be polished.

You can still use the 1.0.3 firmware and help test ML without having to compile code by yourself.  @dfort has builds available on his bitbucket page.  See a few posts above this one.

Thanks for that Audionut, I ended finding that out too, about the fact it was only a fix for that one lens, basically as you said.
I am not game to risk the camera, nor I am really willing to learn enough to be of use to others.

I really have enough trouble trying to keep up with my own needs. Sounds selfish, but my own needs include 12 rescues, so it's only sort of.
Instead, I will happily use the firmware 1.02 and try not to make anything break.


Hopefully I can make some timelapses that seem worth it.

Thanks for fixing the link too, I got the link from within the discussion, but good move.
And thanks to all those who are helping with the community and getting this sort of software out there.

Canon needs to learn a trick or two.

I was so disappointed when I realised the camera couldn't do it for itself, and then along came magiclantern and led me out of the darkness, I hope. jaja

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 600D / T3i
« on: September 23, 2018, 05:07:05 PM »
hi everyone, newbie to the forum.
I notice that newbies are pretty useless, (and maybe not too welcome) and I may well be the same.
However that said, I have read through this entire thread, and my question is pretty simple.

If I want to be safe, I should only update my firmware to 1.02, (which I was able to get from a link provided in the thread), instead of the 1.03 which is available on the Canon website?
I have just bought a Canon EOS 600D (used, as new) which came from Germany. It's got version 1.01 firmware on it at the moment.

I see the last few posts (apart from the testing posts, which mainly go right over my head) mention that everything seems to be working with 1.03.
In some ways I would rather use the latest Canon official firmware, but I see that the first page still says to use version 1.02, although it links to the Canon website, which only offers 1.03.

Also, I wish to note that I saw (and understand) the general warning given that until one is used to the original Canon software functions, one doesn't need the extra complexity. However, I only bought this camera to do timelapse videos (or at least mainly) and I misunderstood the Canon specifications where it said
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
I thought this last referred to being able to take shots at intervals from 2 to ten seconds, not that it would take two to ten shots after self timer.
My bad.
Your software seems to be my saviour, as of course, it offers the intervalometer, and also the reduced frame rate shooting videos.
Most of the rest of the functions are probably just extra confusion for me, without a doubt.
I owned a Canon A-1 as a teenager (yes, I am that old!) and it was my pride and joy, bought with my own money earned in my part time jobs, but I sold it to buy a motorbike later. I never had another SLR (too much sadness) and have only had compact cameras since I started having cameras again a couple of decades ago.

I am also investigating as it seems that that the EOS software that comes with the camera, perhaps allows timelapse to be organised from the computer itself. That would allow me to set up my main project, as it is timelapse of my drawing projects, but I would still be interested in the more general use of the camera for timelapse.

Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to answer my query.

Saludos, as they say here in Spain.

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