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Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« on: December 30, 2020, 03:33:42 PM »
Hi Walter,

I am aware that the video might be outdated, however, I was still hoping that IF someone was able to use web utility in the past, the feature will not be disabled in the newer versions..

I have installed EOS Utility (the newest version), however, when I turn on camera, it automatically switches to version 2 (instead of version 3). I guess this what 5DmII needs to operate. It opens the live view mode and I can see video on computer screen. It seems I cannot record video in this mode (like in 5DsR case: https://vn.canon/en/support/8202595300).

As you mentioned, I do probably need OBS as the EOS web utility alone does not seem to work with 5DmII.

Thanks!

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Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Mark II / 5D2
« on: December 30, 2020, 01:38:26 PM »
Dear all,

Did anyone have success using 5D mark ii as webcam? I have found an example on:


However, I was not able to run 5DmII neither with Beta (0.9.0) nor version 1.1 webcam utility.
When I try to run camera as webcam, the mirror is continuously flapping between live view on and off..

If anybody could replicate this - it means I am doing something wrong. Otherwise - fake video?

Best.

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Thanks, Danne. Is there a function in Windows version MLV APP?
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OK, I have looked through some forum threads, and it seems "Switch" is only for Mac and Linux. It's ok, I can still try it.

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Hi,

I have tried HDR video mode on 5DmII (in 10/12bit Experimental built). As you may know, after merging frames the video ends up to be 12 fps. I would like to ask, if anyone tried this mode more extensively (e.g. trying to interpolate missing frames in software)? Did you get smooth video with moving objects? From my initial test, a slow pan creates some nasty artifacts..

From the very first page, I also found "Dual ISO Video Module" by reddeercity (5d2_dual_iso_video_updated_21-8-2020.rar).
Did anyone test it with nightly build? If yes, could you share your experience?

Also, I do not quite understand the description: "Works with my crop_rec builds ..at 3x crop_mode @ 10bit raw,
I didn't check it with the Crop_Rec Preset,.. it may freeze you cam and may need I battery pull"...

From how I understand this, it seems that it works at 3x crop and it doesn't at the same time? Did anyone had success with mentioned "Dual ISO Video Module"?

Thank you for your thoughts.

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Thanks a lot, Skinny! One more thing - when installing ML through camera menu, it creates ROM, which is suggested to save in case there will be some problems in the future. Will EOScard utility do the same?

Also, if I replace my current CF card with ML on it with a new CF (without ML) - would camera function normally as if no ML had been installed? And in the same manner - could I have multiple CF cards with different ML builds and just swap them without any other actions to be taken?

Cheers!

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Hi guys,

Although its most likely a rudimentary knowledge, I still would like to ask:

I have installed "magiclantern-raw_video_10bit_12bit.2019Mar24.5D2212.zip" from https://builds.magiclantern.fm/experiments.html onto my 5DmkII. It runs well, with 14bit video at max resolution lasting for over 20 sec (I stopped recording after this time).

I would like to try crop_rec module, thus I have downloaded "5D2-4k1x3-3k1x1-2.8k1x1-48pfhd3x3_7-10-2020_8.42pm_crop_rec" from reddeercity. When extracted, there is only one file - "crop_rec.mo". The question is - can I just place this module into modules folder on existing ML card with previously mentioned ML version? Or shall I completely re-install ML? If so, which ML version for installation shall I pick?

Also, I have two CF cards. I would like to have ML on both of them. Do I need to install (download ML files onto card, go through camera menu to update firmware) for each CF card? Since ML runs from CF card, I would assume "YES". However, I am not entirely certain about that. I would like to have one CF card with Nightly build, and another one with crop_rec module for higher resolutions.

Perhaps this helps someone in the future.

Thanks!

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Thanks for the tutorials! It really helps.

I was reading that you are interested in 5Dmiv or other camera. Does this mean your development on 5DmII will stop/slow?
Can 5DmII users still expect lossless compression?

Best!

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Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon R5
« on: August 27, 2020, 03:45:22 PM »
If what we think is happening, then Canon is walking on rather thin ice.. There will definitely be someone, who will not update Canon software, donate both cameras (with and without software update) to ML, who will compare what was done to new ones in order to hide information and fool customers. I would highly recommend everyone, who has R5 not to update software, instead look reviews on how much improves video, as well as incorporate battery pull method to extend recording times. Meanwhile, ML will come up with something ;)

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There is no need to read anything, if you do not want to. The numbers of people downloading 5DmII's code would reflect in the number of filled lines, which would not require too much attention..additionally, you would have information about tests in one place (e.g. card info, minutes recorded, max resolution, etc.). Perhaps after a while one could run some stats on the data gathered. To place 1 spread sheet file into Google drive is not that hard (also does not cost anything, as far as I know).

There are already google docs of ML (e.g. features, bitrates, supported cams, etc.). I do not know how frequently those are updated, or useful. Nevertheless, it could be a great tool providing feedback to developers.

E.g.: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgQ2MOkAZTFHdFFIcFp1d0R5TzVPTVJXOEVyUndteGc

Also, just downloads does not tell much.. Myself including, one might download ML build, but would not do anything with it. Then loose it (delete it, change pc, etc.) and download again, without putting it to test..(getting different camera). Spread sheet, on the other hand, would require active input from people actually testing the thing, and not just downloading.

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How about making freely accessible (google docs) spread sheet, where everyone could put, which version he/she uses, what features are tested, what are the results, opinion, questions, requests, etc..?

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General Chat / Re: Any other source of info besides the forums?
« on: July 23, 2020, 07:56:31 PM »
From my limited experience - there is no problem to get answers in forum. People rather promptly responds to questions and any posts. The problem is, IMHO, rather chaotic dispersion of knowledge. But I am afraid that its the natural way forums exist.. All answers are there, just have to find them (e.g. using "Search" (up right)).

Me personally, was thinking to make some kind video tutorial (or pdf) of all video functions that ML brings to e.g. 5Dm2.. Including recent builds, information on which modes gives you the best quality, continuous recording, how to enable them, etc.. There are very informative and nice posts people testing different bit depths, etc. But once again, this information is scattered over many different posts. With that being said and no matter how useful such thing would be (at least for myself), I must say that I am not too confident trying bleeding edge stuff on my personally owned camera... I am OK installing nightly, and using it. But latest twitchy, blinky, "not always works at first time" stuff is so scary to me :(

On youtube, you may try finding ZEEK. From what I know, he is the only one, who regularly posts on youtube about ML, etc. He always responds to comments left under his videos. Super cool and informative stuff.

In ML forum itself (under topic "3K/UHD 5D2 Raw development and Other Digic IV Cams"), reddeercity nicely organized all his developments on the very first page of the post. It nicely helps to follow all the current developments.

Did not answer your question though..

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Thank you, your tests are great source of information!

Long time ago, I wanted to see some condensed/one place info on what are the best settings for 5DII for: a) highest quality continuous not cropped recording; b) highest resolution (cropped) continuous recording; c) highest quality highest resolution non continuous recording for both cropped and not cropped; d) 48p and anamorphic modes; e) dual iso.

There  are some limited tutorials online, but all are scattered and not necessarily works for everyone all the time.. I feel this is beyond the scopes of your post, but with your systematic and super organized approach, I believe it could end up in super useful material that would be both interesting and helpful for 5DII users.

Either way, I am excited to see the comparisons between II and III.

All the best!

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Share Your Videos / Re: "it is written" 4k
« on: April 22, 2020, 07:08:37 PM »
 :o Wow! Even Depeche Mode is using Magic Lantern! Sounds absolutely amazing, and I cannot stop listening to it!

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It is absolutely great! Improves usability of ML. Would it be hard to move it to 5dII ?

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General Chat / Re: How many people would like to donate?
« on: January 04, 2020, 03:13:19 AM »
How about Kick starter? or some other crowd funding platform? here in forum we could collect all the features and camera models that could be developed, set the target amount of funding, estimate needed working hours and number of developers, and let the people do the rest.

For example, features could be clustered into packages:

1. 5D mark ii (or digic iv cameras); lossless compression; CF overclocking;
5 developers salary for 1 year —- xxxxxx $
hardware/software needed (cameras, computers, cf cards, etc) —- xxxcx $
whatever other costs —— $

2. 5D mark iii; any desired features;
developers needed? salaries?
etc;

3. some general improvements; e.g. gui (see forum suggestion)
developers needed...

4. other related costs (lawyers, etc)


In such case, people would know what features to expect, how much money is needed, how long would it take to develop it. And most importantly - ML is widely known, thus IMHO there will be no problem reaching out for crowd support.

Moreover, there are a lot of people, who would love to support ML even though they are not developers. In such case someone could manage this kickstarter endeavor, others could make an appealing ad. video, influencers spread the message, lawyers could provide counseling regarding such development and Canon’s position, etc.

If Canon cannot give it to us, we will make it ourselves and give it to them :)

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Main Builds / Re: Nightly Builds - try the very latest stuff here
« on: November 22, 2019, 02:20:26 PM »
Dear all,
I have asked the following in different post, however, nobody reacted. Perhaps it was my fault publishing these questions in wrong section...

Thus, I ask again: if "magiclantern-crop_rec-3k_Updated_Center_4.20pm-5D2-eXperimental.2019Nov14.5D2212.zip" is the last working build that would allow me to use (assuming I have fastest lexar cf) the following:

1. continuous 1044 raw at 23.9 fps
2. 12-bit and 10-bit full 1080 raw at 23.9 fps
3. higher resolution (3K, 2.5K) using cropping, at 12-bit, 10-bit 23.9 fps, that would reduce moire and aliasing
4. dual iso video at 23.9 fps (I saw some videos online that say dual iso can only be used for static shots (due to ghosting)).

I am eager to test the mentioned functions and perhaps to conclude my experience in a short report here in forum.

I would also like to ask:

a) what is the biggest capacity CF that will work on 5DmII with ML?
b) how far is eXperimental 2019Nov14 build from becoming a nightly build?
c) is there any other plans that are one the pipeline for 5DmII (e.g. improvements on the existing features, rather than adding new ones)?
d) is there a list of known issues that comes with your latest 2019Nov14 build?

Looking forward hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Simonas

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Dear reddeercity (Dave?),
fantastic work! Thanks a lot for all your time and efforts. I have recently purchased well preserved 5D2, and now discover the world of Magic Lantern.
I would like to ask, if "magiclantern-crop_rec-3k_Updated_Center_4.20pm-5D2-eXperimental.2019Nov14.5D2212.zip" is the last working build that would allow me to use (assuming I have fastest lexar cf) the following:

1. continuous 1044 raw at 23.9 fps
2. 12-bit and 10-bit full 1080 raw at 23.9 fps
3. higher resolution (3K, 2.5K) using cropping, at 12-bit, 10-bit 23.9 fps, that would reduce moire and aliasing
4. dual iso video at 23.9 fps (I saw some videos online that say dual iso can only be used for static shots (due to ghosting)).

I am eager to test the mentioned functions and perhaps to conclude my experience in a short report here in forum.

I would also like to ask:

a) what is the biggest capacity CF that will work on 5DmII with ML?
b) how far is your eXperimental 2019Nov14 build from becoming a nightly build?
c) do you have any other plans that are one the pipeline for 5DmII (e.g. improvements on the existing features, rather than adding new ones)?
d) is there a list of known issues that comes with your latest 2019Nov14 build?

Looking forward hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Simonas

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