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FlexMedia

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DSLR as a monitor camera
« on: January 14, 2020, 04:09:16 AM »
Is there a way in ML to set a DSLR (Canon 60D) to be a monitor making it possible to record from the mini HDMI out? I can change the bit rate to record a little longer but if there is a way for ML to keep the camera on without recording?

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Walter Schulz

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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 04:14:07 AM »
ConnectHDMI-out to a recording device and turn on liveview.
If you want to have unlimited HDMI streaming duration (requires wall plug) you have to use experimental lua_fix build.

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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 04:51:26 AM »
I have a live mode I think that’s what you mean, yes I would like the camera to stay on so I can record through a Tricaster.
I’ll try this tomorrow.
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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 02:27:59 AM »
Couldn’t get it to work in live mode. The cameras will record 17 minutes but the HDMI out shuts it off after a minute. Worth a try tho...
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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 11:18:19 AM »
Try Prefs tab -> Powersave in Liveview -> 30-minute timer Disabled
Most vloggers use liveview only without recording internally.

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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 07:01:32 PM »
Mine has pref.
Power save in live view
Enable power saving on stand by, on recording, on stby +Rec.
(It was set to on stand by)
I don’t see a 30 minute timer disabled... Unless I’m looking in the wrong place, but I’ll try each and see if that makes a difference

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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 07:03:34 PM »
Walter,
But yes that is what I would like to do is use live view to record externally. Stay with me! There must be a way!
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Walter Schulz

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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 07:35:54 PM »
I don’t see a 30 minute timer disabled...

May I quote myself?
You have to use experimental lua_fix build.

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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 10:29:25 PM »
I’m brand new to Magic Lantern. I’ll go to their site and download that experimental one I guess?

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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 10:34:43 PM »
Top of page -> Downloads -> Downloads (Drop down menu) -> Experiments

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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2020, 08:02:43 PM »
Perfect!
I downloaded the file and it keeps my camera on. Walter, you are a genius! I’ll see if I can record.
Thanks for the help
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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2020, 04:34:41 AM »
Now, can I ask you how to get the display to not show through live view? I can repost this under a different topic but since we are on this page,
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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2020, 04:46:36 AM »
Try
Display tab -> Powersave in Liveview -> Turn off LCD

https://wiki.magiclantern.fm/camera_help#powersave_in_liveview

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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2020, 06:31:24 AM »
Sorry! I think I figured it out. In ML GLOBAL OFF removes all displays for recording. For whatever reason, I can’t get my system Tricaster to record while my cameras are recording. But, if I use them in live mode they work. I’ll keep at it but I think this is the answer.
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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2020, 06:36:12 AM »
Try
Display tab -> Powersave in Liveview -> Turn off LCD

https://wiki.magiclantern.fm/camera_help#powersave_in_liveview

I just saw this as I was typing. The LCD is already off in that setting. Thanks tho..

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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2020, 06:52:50 AM »
I think "overlays" is what you mean by "displays". In ML lingo "display" might refer to LCD or liveview screens.

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Re: DSLR as a monitor camera
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2020, 05:22:50 AM »
Yes it is.
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