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Share Your Videos / Re: FPS override with lensbaby EDGE80 in Rome
« on: August 03, 2012, 06:53:42 PM »
Thank you,
And welcome nitto1320i.
You will see things that humans van believe with magic lantern :-D
About the gear used for this video, was a canon60d, a lensbaby composer pro with the edge80 opyic mounted. And ad tripod i've used a gorillapod dslr, and of course, all the magic of magic lanter fps override ;-)

General Help Q&A / Re: Strange files on card?
« on: August 03, 2012, 03:41:44 AM »
the .422 files are images. you probably have the silent picture feature active. with that feature you can shot without moving the shutter mechanism, something like doing a screenshot of you live view. And thos screenshots are .422 files.
Here is some infos about silent picture, .422 files and the way to convert it in jpg.
Anyway, i suggest to read all the userguide, because is a very well done document, and give you a great panoramic of the features of ML
cheers :)

ps for developers: i miss that funny slit scan feature (i've done only 3 in my life, but was a funny effect, i vote for a reproposition of it, in a future version of ml with a new spacefriendly interface ;)))

Share Your Videos / Re: FPS override with lensbaby EDGE80 in Rome
« on: August 02, 2012, 11:21:26 PM »
hey guys, i know nobody likes this video here :PPP but this was featured on the lens baby vimeo channel. And the great thing of this is all that credits to magic lantern. hope it help the community to grow faster and the donations to come in huge quantity ;)))))
i need magic lantern on the canon eos m, when i will have one ;))))))))

Feature Requests / Re: Slower focus step in timelapses
« on: August 01, 2012, 09:42:27 PM »
+1 for the new topic ;)

Forum and Website / Re: I have a dream about the homepage :)
« on: August 01, 2012, 05:45:44 PM »
and about the homepage, i want to point at a little design issue with ipad 2 and other mobile devices. the slideshow is "cutted" on the right side. The rest of the site is ok. I don't know what slideshow module are you using on joomla, but probably there's some that change dynamically dimensions on the mobile too (for example cutting a part of image for fitting the lower resolution)

Forum and Website / Re: I have a dream about the homepage :)
« on: August 01, 2012, 05:33:21 PM »
Great, i'm happy you appreciate b4art. Of course all must be fixed, i will try imediately to do some soon :D

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Help deciding between two ssd's
« on: August 01, 2012, 05:31:31 PM »
i'm using a ssd driver of 256Gb exactly for your pourposes, on windows 7. Mine is a Kingston ssdNow 200v. here you can find some techincal data about it:
at the time i've buyed it was the less expensive, less than ocz. i don't know how it is compared to other manufacturer, but i'm really happy, and i see the change, the boot and the programs startup are very fast, ways faster that before (before i had a barracuda with 10000rpm, that now use for virtual memory).

General Help Q&A / Re: Intervalometer and battery life?
« on: August 01, 2012, 05:25:35 PM »
Hi, i have the 60d and i'm doing often timelapses. My battery last a lot (many hours). And really never done a so long timelapse (my longest one was 4 hours, with 30second shots).
For the other question i'm not shure to understand what you say. But the delay is the delay between a shot and the next one. But the real interval between a shot is that time plus the exposition time. I mean, if your frames has 30s time, and your delay is 2s, so you have a real interval of 32seconds between a shot and the other.
I suggest, especially if you are capturing long exposures (for example stars or something like that) to use no delay between the photos (the voice on the ml menu is: "take pics like a crazy"). So you have the minimum, mechanical time between a shot and the other, and you cover all the time of the scene without intervals :)
but of course, it depends on your needs

Archived porting threads / Re: New canon EOS M mirrorless cameras
« on: August 01, 2012, 01:57:12 PM »
Oh yeah, just imagine that little camera with the power of magic lantern aboard :D perfect for a lot of situations where you must stat light but with great iq, and with magic lantern, with great features :)))

User Introduction / Re: Hello from Argentina
« on: August 01, 2012, 03:12:20 AM »
Hi Diegol72,
and welcome :)

Forum and Website / I have a dream about the homepage :)
« on: August 01, 2012, 03:04:44 AM »
Hi all,
i'm visiting this forum many times every day. But everytime i pass from the homepage of the site, just to see the news and so on.
And the first thing i see is that barbie. nothing to tell about that foto, i like it. But should be great if that image inside the camera will change often (everyday?)
So i have an idea:
why don't post, in a sticky on the forum or something like that, a template for inserting something in that place, and let the users of the forum to post here their homepages? then the admins of the site (b4rt for example) can select thei'r preferred and put it online when they want/have time.
This is a wonderful idea... isn't it? ;))

General Development / Re: Design proposals for future ML interface
« on: August 01, 2012, 02:28:54 AM »
Agree totally with ilguerio. The easiest thing to implement, and in my opionion the most powerful way to manage a crescent complexity of features, would be to mix the "easy/advanced" switch of the old version, with the new hide function. So one can have a shortcut to switch between ML full, or ML with only what i use often.
I'm not a developer or a programmer, but think it is easy to store the 2 version of menu (with hided thing, with all) and put a voice in menu for fast switching the 2 versions...
and of course that voice in the menu should'nt be hideable :PPP

General Development / Re: Design proposals for future ML interface
« on: August 01, 2012, 02:06:16 AM »
I've started this post before that Alia5 posted his one. So before sending it i say, yeah, you idea of splitting the screen is fantastic, and really interesting. I see only 2 problems in that. The first is that some voices require space, else you risk to don't understand it. But probably it's not a big deal, because changing some words, decreasing a little bit the font dimension... could work.
The second problem is that this is a "short and middle term" solution. I mean, before or later, the space will end again. with a some kind of pages you can expand it how you want. But this problem too is only ipotetic, and i don't know how many more magic features the magic developers team can invent :DD

Anyway, here is the post i was writing before seeing your post (that i like ;)))

I understand and agree your point, alfatreze.
But consider that, with the actual features in magic lantern, my proposal of menu will be monotab in the most of cases. It's only about future expandibility. I mean, quite all the things that now can stay in a single tab probably would stay in a single tab in this new interface too. But what about when ml will have dozen of new features? there will become a time where the amount of space will not be enough.
Anyway in these days a though about another idea for having more space (inspired by the menu of my tv :PP). Of course the concept of dividing macrocategories in colors is always valid, if you like it. but in this proposal i didn't done.

I think we could use the upper horizontal menu with the single icons for the macrocategories (like now). And we can add a second menu, but vertical, with the "pages" of the category, like in this image:

A big disadvantage of this way is that you must do one more click every time, and i love the way you can jump thru the features in the actual magic lantern. so i don't know if i like it, probably i prefer the previous proposal.
And i add to that proposal a feature. The user should decide the order of the pages. I mean, i imagine a upper menu longer than the space available, because you must move a lot in horizontal to find for example the "focus" tabs. but maybe i use a lot tha feature and i want to put it in first position. Or for example i use a lot the features in the first page of "movie", but i don't use never the second page, so i can put it at the end of the menu.
In this way every user can have a default order (probably should be useful a "restore to default" button :)) but can change it for better fitting his use of ml, that is a goal that in part is already well accomplished with the hide feature, i think ;))

Last tought about the proposal of the image in this post. For who has 2 wheels on camera, like 60d or upper, the navigation should be very easy and useful, using a wheel for the horizontal upper menu and the other one for the vertical left menu. and the direction keys for moving in the voices of menu. But for who has a canon with only a wheel, the interface navigation become more difficult, because moving thru menu with the arrow keys means 1 more clik for going to select the feature you want, and 1 more click to exit and go in other tab.

what do you think about it?

Feature Requests / Re: Last on the list - Layout and logic of the menu
« on: August 01, 2012, 01:18:39 AM »
I agree with the redesign of interface (i really like it now too, but i understand that probably it's the newbie can have some troubles at the first time. the standard canon menu look more confortable).
And there's a really interesting discussion here in forum about a redesign of the ml interface

 you can find it here

If you use aftereffects, it has a powerful tracking tool that you can use for image stabilization. But you loose a part of footage, so for example if you have a 1920 video shaking, you can crop and stabilize to 1280. Sana it World pretty well.

and here is the link to a little guide from canon

and other manufacturers make his own focusing screens, one of the most famous (never tried but very tempted for the prism on 60d because canon dosen't made one) is katzeye

i have a precious suggestion about using fast lenses (more than 2.8). A hint that is anyway valid for all the cameras and all the lenses, to have a little better focus managemente in shooting still using viewfinder.
Almost every canon camera. The default focusing screen on every camera is "a" type. For example canon 60d come out with ef-a focusing screen by default. The 5d MKII comes out with Eg-a.
And this screens are optimized for brightness. This means that on the viewfinder you don't really see what the sensor will take, but a brightened, less precise, version.
I changed the focusing screen on my 60d a week after buying my first 1.4 lens, because of a lot of problems in finding the correct focus with it. And now i have a ef-s instead of ef-a. And wow, this is really different. You have a more consistent visual preview of where is the slice of focus (the ef-a gived the impression of a bigger area in focus that the real one).
Of course this modification dosen't change the live view, or the quality of pictures taken, it's only about better seeing in viewfinder. A cons of this focusing screen is that you loose a little brightness, so, especially when focusing in lowlight situations or with very closed apertures in manual lenses, you can have some problems, but in my experience nothing serious. I found a great benefit, for a little amount of money (and you can change it by yourself, really simple task). And the less brightness disadvantage it's only matter of getting used, then all works better ;)


User Introduction / Re: Italian ML users say Ciao here!
« on: July 31, 2012, 03:02:54 PM »
trentino, ma vivo a roma :)

Share Your Videos / FPS override with lensbaby EDGE80 in Rome
« on: July 31, 2012, 04:25:55 AM »
Hi guys,
nothing special here, but today i've taken my lens baby EDGE80 for trying the fps override for timelapse. I'm really more a photographer than a videographer, and i prefer to shot photos instead of videos, for timelapses also. But in this case i wanted to give it a try. and i must admit that for some kind of timelapses (especially for urban, people etc) the FPS override is a good alternative.
Alle the footage is as it come out of the camera, no post pro here, no style applied, all default with my 60d :)
enjoy :)

Share Your Videos / Re: Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia (timelapse)
« on: July 31, 2012, 04:20:23 AM »
wow, it looks amazing!!! great great great work

General Help Q&A / Re: Uploading photos
« on: July 31, 2012, 01:53:35 AM »
I think you cannot. You can put it somewhere in the net (ie flickr, google+, facebook or your own server) and post the link. If you use the tag "img" you can link it directly in your post (as you probably saw in other users posts)

Wow Malcom, this is amazing, i will give it immediately a try!! great work indeed

Interesting question, i'm courious about the answers. the only thing that i try to do when shooting on the direct sunlight is to make shadow with something :) but not a great solution ahahah

About the focal lenght, dosen't matter if it's made only for crop sensor, the focal lenght is always referred to fullframe. For example i have the canon 60mm macro, that is apsc only, and the real focal lenght with my 60d is about a 100mm.
About the lens, i don't have the sigma, but i think is quite good reading the reviews. and is AF :)
About the samyang, i have all their lenses, and i literally love it. I believe (but not shure, because never tried the sigma) that the samyang is more robust (all metal), and for shure is way bigger (really is a really big dude for his focal lenght). About shooting stills or video with the samyang, i can confirm that is a pleasure, especially at 1.4. The bokeh is phenomenal and the minimum focus distance is really near (but don't know where is the sigma one). In less word, the samyang 35mm 1.4 (and all the other samyang except the 24 1.4) the build quality is superlative, and the image quality is amazing, and not only for it's price. For example i have the 50mm 1.4 of canon, but the bokeh of sammy is way better (for my tastes). And not to mention the supersmooth superprecise focus ring, where samyang is a master, way better than the other manufacturers (at least for the lens that i have, but never tried a L lens :D).

Here is some shots done with that lens:

and if you want to see other, and at bigger resolution (where you can see not only the fabulous bokeh but the nice detail in focus) here is a set on flickr dedicated to this lens

now it's up to your tastes, but if you think to use it for video purpouses, probably the samyang is a better choice, IMO

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