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Jordy Vandeput

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Transparent Overlay (Image Attached)
« on: February 04, 2014, 03:58:20 PM »
Hey Guys,

I've done several searches but I couldn't find any information about this. I'm using a Zacuto EVF monitor, which is 16:9 instead of 3:2 like the Canon monitor.
That means, the magic lantern information has to lay on top of the video frame you are capturing.

Currently the background of the overlay information (shutter, aperture, ISO,...) is black. Is it possible to make this background transparent, so that you can see the information behind that?
Are there any other people here using the Zacuto EVF and what are your findings with the layout and Magic Lantern?

The red line is the video frame being captured. (Above is not showed because of the audiometers)

PS: I'm using the latest nightly build (just downloaded it)

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Re: Transparent Overlay (Image Attached)
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 06:55:51 PM »
Hi Jordy,

I'm also using a Zacuto EVF, and have requested a similar feature here:

I'm also hopeful that a dev will pickup the request and implement this potentially straightforward, and certainly very handy feature!

In the meantime, you can try my temporary workaround, which is to invoke the ML menu by pressing the [trash] button (WHILST RECORDING), this will bring up the menu as a grey (transparent) overlay. When you press the [trash] button again to hide the menu overlay, you will see that the black areas you're referring to will now be 'magically' transparent.

This method is temporary in that whenever you press another button or command, your overlays will revert to their previous black state.

Hope this is some help until the devs catchup with our request!




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Re: Transparent Overlay (Image Attached)
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 12:52:12 AM »
What about if you go into:
ML Menu -> Display -> Advance Settings -> Screen Layout
and change it to one of the 16:9 options.