Author Topic: New to Videography and ML (canon 600d)?  (Read 960 times)


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New to Videography and ML (canon 600d)?
« on: December 28, 2020, 11:02:45 AM »
Hey! Hope everyone is well and getting through the quarantine! I’ve been hooked on some of the videos I’ve been seeing about Magic Lantern so I saved what I could and bought a used 600d
Now obviously I don’t want to brick this thing the moment I get it so is there any tips not tricks or certain builds and settings I should be using as a beginner?


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Re: New to Videography and ML (canon 600d)?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2020, 01:39:48 PM »
If you want to use RAW/MLV video recording:
- No SD overclocking. SD interface bandwidth is 25 MByte/s (theoretical limit).
- No pretty crop_rec modes available.
- MLV resolution for continuous recording is restricted to around 900x500.


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Re: New to Videography and ML (canon 600d)?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2020, 07:22:51 PM »
I have a 600d too and I have been really enjoying the 10/12 bit experimental build for this camera for almost a year now. With a decent SD card I get 1280x544 (2.35:1 aspect ratio) continuous in 10bit RAW. You can push it higher for much shorter recording times and possible skipped frames, but since the 10bit at this resolution is so stable I never do. I like 10bit RAW so much more than the normal compressed h.264 video. You upscale it to 1080 or even 4k for exporting in post and you're good to go.

No issues to report yet, only nearly bricked it by forgetting to wait for the LED light to stop blinking before taking the card or battery out, so don't do that.
T3i - ML 10/12 Bit RAW Experimental Build