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Been having this issue on and off for a while now, through 2 nightly builds (magiclantern-Nightly.2016Jun13.6D116 & current magiclantern-Nightly.2016Oct09.6D116).

Is this a current bug?
I'll give it another try tonight.

First TL I had these modules running:

128gb SD card
Manual mode @ƒ4
Timelapse (35 sec intervals)
Post Deflicker

Second TL (last night):

64gb SD card
AV mode @ƒ4
Timelapse (35 sec intervals)

Will try tonight with a different card and see if it happens again.

General Help Q&A / SD card failures during timelapse.
October 17, 2016, 11:17:15 AM
Hey guys,

I've been using ML for a few years now, and had the nightly build (magiclantern-Nightly.2016Apr01.6D116) on my 2 x 6Ds since this one came out. Mostly I have never had a problem with this version of ML but over the last 2 months have been getting the same recurring issue of my SD cards becoming unreadable by my camera and laptop from shooting timelapse.

This happened the first time about 2 months ago, it effected 2 different cards with ML. Then again last night effected my 128gb card, then tonight my 64gb card.

Fortunately I can recover the files, but would be good to get down to the root of the problem. Is anyone else experiencing this issue?
Thanks a1ex!

What I mean is I started the shoot at these settings:

100 ISO
48% brightness (?) was the marker on the screen.

And after 30 mins of shooting, the brightness was down to 10-11% but the exposure settings were the same?
Hey guys,

I recently shot a timelapse (holy grail) of a sunset to night time, however the settings weren't changing until the overall luminance/brightness (?) of the exposure got down to 10%? Is this normal? Can I or should I change this to 20% and if so, what setting changes that?

Probably a noob question but not sure what to do :)

The timelapse ended up being really nice, can be seen here – Easter Auckland:

Share Your Videos / Re: S T A R W A V E S
September 05, 2015, 03:08:33 AM
Thanks guys!

Quote from: cmccullum on August 18, 2015, 08:37:54 AM
Really beautiful! And nice soundtrack too!
How are the lights not completely blown to hell?? I've never tried to do any sky time lapse, but if there is any light any long exposure I've done at night, it blows up

It's all do do with A. Dark Skies and B. exposure :)

For stars you need to gather in more light than say a cityscape, so you need a higher ISO and a wider aerture, and exposure time set so the stars don;t trail, like 20-30 seconds depending on focal length :)
Share Your Videos / S T A R W A V E S
August 17, 2015, 11:44:48 PM
Series of timelapses over the last 2 years, shot with Canon 6D and 600D both with Magic Lantern :)

Share Your Videos / Re: Southern Skies
November 20, 2014, 09:47:51 PM
Thanks guys :)

I just use ML for the time-lapse shooting, and edit in LR and LRTimelapse – which is a godsend! Some sequences still suffer with flickering, I still haven't quite grasped the flicker free ETTR concept yet, so still learning.
Share Your Videos / Southern Skies
October 03, 2014, 12:33:12 AM
Hey guys,

Thanks to Magic Lantern (6D + 600D), this video was made possible :)

We spent 3 weeks touring around the South Island of New Zealand, this is what we saw:

Feel free to share!
General Help Q&A / ML on 600D - bulb ramping
March 17, 2014, 03:24:32 AM

I have used my 600D for many day-night time lapses, but now I am having a problem.

When I choose bulb ramping, it comes up with this static screen, it tries to figure out the exposures, but after 5 minutes it still does this and never starts shooting? What's happening?

Magic Lantern by mmackinven, on Flickr
General Help Q&A / Re: Confused about .UFR files
October 30, 2013, 11:05:16 PM
That is correct, but that seems to be all PC oriented, I'm on a Mac.

I have downloaded Xcode (no idea what to do with this...) and Namechanger (again, no idea... however I have changed the .UFR files to .UFRAW)

Why do I change the files from IMG_ to HP6A? What is the purpose?

Apologies if I am missing something, I just find these instructions a bit confusing as It isn't telling me why and what each step does.

General Help Q&A / Re: Confused about .UFR files
October 30, 2013, 03:07:58 AM
So no-one knows the answer?
General Help Q&A / Confused about .UFR files
October 29, 2013, 02:14:21 AM

So I have attempted a couple of timelapses over the past week, and now looking at editing them using the sidecart files. I have had a look through the main Flicker Free ETTR thread ( but I am still a little confused.

I am on a Mac, and now I see I should have used .XMP files instead of .UFR files (grr). Now, how do I get the information from the .UFR files to work in Lightroom 5? I am no scripting guru so that stuff is a bit beyond me :(

Quote from: RenatoPhoto on October 22, 2013, 01:41:03 AM
Beautiful!  I see Magellanic Clouds!  When did you take this beautiful picture?

Thank you! That was a shot from last night, after the time-lapse had finished. 10 shot vertical panorama :)

Nice shot dmilligan! I do get great results at 1600ISO as well, here's a test shot I done a while ago:

Milky Way edits by Mikey Mack, on Flickr

The 5000 ISO was just a reference point for the question about setting the max ISO, I ended up doing 6400 but didn't get the results I wanted, so upped it to 12,800. I go higher so I can have a shorter exposure time, I find even at 16mm I get trailing at 30 seconds, so I shoot around 20 seconds.
Somehow I don't think I would have captured this at ISO 3200:

Muriwai Panorama by Mikey Mack, on Flickr

I get what your saying and you sound like you know what your talking about :) I might just do some test shots and see how they turn out by lifting the exposure on a 1600 or 3200 ISO shot in post.

BTW these shots were at 12,800 ISO
Mines not expanded at all, as I don't see any use at 52,000 or 104,000 ISO ;)

I get fantastic results from 5,000 up to 20,000 ISO. The 6D is a beast in those areas.
Another frame from the time lapse :)

Muriwai Milky Way by Mikey Mack, on Flickr

Now to learn how to use these sideline files and work out how to make this time lapse work...
:( didn't realize I had to set the minimum shutter speed on the AETTR module :( wondered why it wouldn't go longer than 1/15 second and shooting 6400iso haha.

Going smoothly now, hope I didn't botch it.

Here's one of the exposures

Murine au sunset by Mikey Mack, on Flickr
Quote from: RenatoPhoto on October 21, 2013, 05:34:16 AM

Yes, use the Advanced Intervalometer Ramping module:

Excellent! Thanks RenatoPhoto :)
As the title says, I'm heading out tonight to try my first real time-lapse on my 6D, yay!

I have used ML on my 600D for a year or so now, but have just a few questions though with the latest build.

As a start, I will be shooting a seascape with settings like this for the sunset:

1/400, ƒ4.5 and 100 ISO.

Now, when it comes to night time (will be having Bulb ramping on with the intervalometer), is there any way to set it so the last remaining 100 or so shots are on these settings:

25seconds, ƒ4.5 and 5000 ISO?

Is it just a matter of setting the Auto ISO maximum to 5000?
is there a way to start on ƒ16, and have the camera slowly go down to ƒ4.5 when the sunlight has completely gone? - not so concerned if I can't do this though.

Cheers :)
Tutorials and Creative Uses / Re: post AETTR workflow
October 21, 2013, 04:44:49 AM
I use LR5 and LRTimelapse - they work together to smooth out your exposures, and any other settings you have applied in LR.

The free version can process up to 400 photos (edits the metadata only) however you can stitch together 2 videos after you've completed the editing.

I also find that I get the absolute best quality video, by exporting 1920x1080px jpegs at full quality, then using Quicktime Pro (or similar) to create an image sequence video at 30fps.

Hope this helps?
Feature Requests / ML EOS iPhone & Android Wifi app :D
October 19, 2013, 01:33:20 AM
This is just a dream, but worth putting it out there.

The current EOS Wifi app is fantastic on my 6D, but the features are bare minimal.
It would be bloody awesome if ML created a similar app, but with more functions like auto Bulb timer, intervalometer, video etc etc?

I would download the app straight away, even if it costs $50 to download!

What would the possibility be for this?

Tragic Lantern / Re: Tragic Lantern for 6D
September 06, 2013, 01:50:22 AM
How stable is the latest release?
Last time I tried it (about 2 months ago) it crashed every 5 mins or so.
Share Your Videos / Re: Sunset and stars timelepse
January 07, 2013, 09:55:13 PM
Haha yeah, I wasn't even trying to get meteors that night either and still got more than the night of the Geminid meteors!

Lundy Island looks like a good spot! How far from home is that?

I only have a cheap tripod too, but for the last 2 scenes of that timelapse I didn't have it with me - left it in the car... Used driftwood to balance the camera haha
Nice TL :) those moving rocks are little crabs :)

If your after spare batteries, try here:

$6nz for my replacement batteries (600D) so I bought 2 of them. I am getting around 8-900 shots on one battery, the cheap ones perform exactly like the Canon ones.