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Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« on: August 18, 2013, 04:16:10 PM »
Hi all,

I've just installed the latest and greatest 7D-build on my camera, using my MacBook. As I found the installation instructions for Mac users a little hard to find, I thought I'd share my experiences with you. I hope other Mac-using 7D-owners will appreciate my summary. Here we go...

Installing ML on a 7D using a Mac

1. Preparation
a. Download a ready-made Mac-installation kit from here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/prhvvukktwn3wfz/7D.zip (Thanks, DenJS!)
b. Unzip the file if it isn't already unzipped. You should now have a folder called 7D, containing the following files:

- booton.fir – patched firmware which will enable boot flag in your camera
- bootoff.fir – patched firmware which will disable boot flag
- 7D000203.FIR – original firmware 2.0.3
- MacBoot.class – java application wich help you make your CF card bootable
- run.command – shell script to run java app properly.
- To root CF card – a folder containing the ML-build.


2. Enable the bootflag in your camera:
a. Take an empty CF-card, put in in a card-reader connected to your Mac and copy the booton.fir-file to it.
b. Put the CF-card in your camera and turn the camera on.
c. Open the menu, go to the 3rd yellow tab with the wrench-icon and choose the last option: "Firmware version 2.0.3"
d. Choose "Update firmware" and wait a few seconds. The firmware-update-program will start and after a few seconds you'll return to a black screen.
e. Now turn off you camera and eject the CF-card.
f. Remove the booton.fir-file from the CF-card.
g. Re-install the 2.0.3-firmware: follow the same steps as before, now with the 7D000203.FIR-file.

3. Create a bootable MagicLantern-card:
a. Put the CF-card in the card-reader.
b. Start the MacBoot-program, by double-clicking on the run.command. Enter you password if asked.
c. In the MacBoot program, select the size of the CF-card which you inserted and press Reresh.
d. Select Make DSLR-bootable and press Prepare Card.
e. Now copy all files from the folder To root CF card to the root of the CF-card.
f. Insert the CF-card in your camera and power it on.
g. You should hear a beep, indicating that MagicLantern has booted. You're ready to go! Press the trashcan-button on your 7D to enter the ML-menu.

Not booting?
Please make sure you have copied the files from the To root CF card-folder. If you have a bootable card, but not the files in the root folder, the camera will "hang" until you remove the battery.

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 04:30:37 PM »
Using Dual ISO on a 7D - postprocessing on a Mac

To post-process a dual ISO image on a Mac, you'll need the cr2hdr tool. It can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4uvrwzmy740a90b/tools.zip. It can be called from the Terminal, as follows:

cr2hdr IMG_0001.CR2

Note that cr2hdr uses ExifTool to copy Exif-data, so make sure you have that one installed.

This will give you a IMG_0001.DNG-file. I was not able to import the DNG-file into Apple Aperture. So I searched for a work-around, which I found, using ImageMagick. You have to install both ImageMagick and ufraw to use this work-around. Once both are installed, you can use the following command to convert the DNG to TIFF:

convert IMG_0001.DNG IMG_0001.TIFF

Good luck!

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 09:53:54 PM »
GREAT Tutorial!
Thnx Alot!

I had problem with making card bootable than I realized I need to run "RUN" to allow program to write to root.

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 12:20:16 AM »
Using Dual ISO on a 7D - postprocessing on a Mac

To post-process a dual ISO image on a Mac, you'll need the cr2hdr tool. It can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4uvrwzmy740a90b/tools.zip. It can be called from the Terminal, as follows:

cr2hdr IMG_0001.CR2

Note that cr2hdr uses ExifTool to copy Exif-data, so make sure you have that one installed.

This will give you a IMG_0001.DNG-file. I was not able to import the DNG-file into Apple Aperture. So I searched for a work-around, which I found, using ImageMagick. You have to install both ImageMagick and ufraw to use this work-around. Once both are installed, you can use the following command to convert the DNG to TIFF:

convert IMG_0001.DNG IMG_0001.TIFF

Good luck!

How do you exactly manage to convert the file through terminal?? I tried your description but no luck??

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 07:38:58 AM »
Hi all,

It seems my Dual ISO postproc instructions were not too clear. So here's a new attempt, a little bit more verbose...

Software Installation
1. Download the cr2hdr tool from here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4uvrwzmy740a90b/tools.zip.
2. Unzip the file. You now have a directory tools inside your Downloads folder.
3. Open the Terminal.app program. (You can find it in the /Applications/Utilities/-folder.)
4. Type cd to change directory to your home-directory.
5. Type mkdir bin to create a directory called bin, in case you don't have it already.
6. Copy the files from the tools-directory to it. This can also be done in the Terminal: cp ~/Downloads/tools/* . (Don't forget the last period.)

You'll also need to have the following programs installed. Please follow the installation instructions on their respective websites:
- ExifTool
- ImageMagick
- ufraw

Conversion process
1. Copy the file you want to process to your Desktop. Let's suppose the file is called IMG_0002.CR2 for this example.
2. Open the Terminal.app program. (You can find it in the /Applications/Utilities/-folder.)
3. Type cd ~/Desktop to change directory to your Desktop-folder
4. Type ~/bin/cr2hdr IMG_0002.CR2 to convert the image to an HDR DNG-file.
5. Type convert IMG_0002.DNG IMG_0002.TIFF to convert the image to TIFF. (In case you are able to open the DNG-file in your favourite editor / photo manager, you can skip this step.)

I hope it is a bit more clear now. Good luck!

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 10:25:42 AM »
Hello

...CR2HDR (Mac OSX) with GUI !... download here : http://www.mediafire.com/?j3zcymgo5azqgks

Thanks to A.D. :)

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 11:56:33 AM »
Hi LOGAN570,

It doesn't work for me, here's the log:
Code: [Select]
BK_11395 File Supported
sh: dcraw: command not found Error: BK_11395.CR2 Input file : BK_11395.CR2
THE END

Am I doing something wrong?

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2013, 12:25:33 PM »
Hello  bkummel

ooops...
Try to install this package first.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/im00mehx3wqt682/OSX_cr2hdr_package.zip

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2013, 12:48:36 PM »
Ok, it works. However, I still need to convert it to a TIFF with ImageMagick, because Aperture does not recognize the DNG.

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2013, 03:33:08 PM »
I'm not sure if that is a good idea to save tiffs to Aperture. You then save not raw (CR2 or DNG) but already processed file (TIFF) even if it is 16-bit which increase size of file. So I'm not a raw/tiff/gif guru but if you need to convert DNG to TIFF you may use included dcraw with -T key and -6 for 16-bit file. Something like this: dcraw -T -6 _MG_5057.DNG

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2013, 04:10:43 PM »
LOGAN570
You are my hero.
Huge thank you for the app!

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2013, 08:13:03 PM »
Question about the whole boot flag / bootable card issue:

Is it possible to run the ML 7D code (with the raw module) WITHOUT booting from the card, in other words loading ML manually each time the camera boots?

AFAIK there still isn't the ability to disable the boot flag on the 5DIII once you've enabled it, so I wouldn't want to... and I'm trying to emulate the ML 5DIII workflow as closely as possible on my 7D before I start messing with my 5DIII.

Any help from anybody more familiar with the ML code than I am is appreciated!

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2013, 08:27:05 PM »
If you install the 7D alpha 2 (and not the 2.3) you will not have bootflags set (which is safer because if there is a problem and ML autoboots that can be difficult to fix)

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3974

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2013, 08:57:11 PM »
If you install the 7D alpha 2 (and not the 2.3) you will not have bootflags set (which is safer because if there is a problem and ML autoboots that can be difficult to fix)
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3974

Many thanks Pileot!

Yeah, that's exactly my concern: I'd much rather ML be "opt-in" on my camera, so it can be easily removed if necessary, than "opt-out" and have to go through some hoops to remove it if something breaks.

I haven't had a chance to read all 52 pages of that thread yet so I apologize if this is addressed in there somewhere, but it sounds like the original alpha 2 did not include raw shooting (or the raw module). I know ML is in the process of getting modulized, can a raw module be loaded into the 7D alpha 2? If so, what file would that be?

Many thanks for the help!

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2013, 07:43:26 AM »
Hi ChrisContiPhoto,

Yeah, the information about the 7D-port is a bit "fragmented" and unclear at times. This thread is an attempt to fix that. If you want RAW video and Dual ISO, you'll need the 2.3-version from the zip-file that is linked in the start of this thread. And that one works with autoboot. AFAIK, there is no way to fix that, but I'm not a ML-guru, so I may be wrong about that. What I know is:
- There is a bootoff.fir file included in that zip-file. It should be possible to reset the bootflag of your 7D with that, thus disabling autoboot for the camera. (I haven't tried this myself.)
- You can work with different CF-cards: if you don't make a card bootable, your camera will work with Canon-firmware if you're using that card. So If you'd like to switch between ML and Canon-only, I'd suggest working with different CF-cards. Then all you have to do to enable or disable ML is putting another CF-card in your camera.

Hope this helps...

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2013, 09:12:58 AM »
- There is a bootoff.fir file included in that zip-file. It should be possible to reset the bootflag of your 7D with that, thus disabling autoboot for the camera. (I haven't tried this myself.)

I tried. It works perfect.

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2013, 01:35:22 PM »
@bkummel

Thanks for this tutorial  :)

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2013, 02:56:09 PM »
I'm not sure if that is a good idea to save tiffs to Aperture. You then save not raw (CR2 or DNG) but already processed file (TIFF) even if it is 16-bit which increase size of file.
You're totally right of course. The thing is: Aperture cannot read the DNG-file. (I also tried GIMP, but that wasn't able to open it either.) So: I know using TIFF is suboptimal, but it's still better than no image at all! ;)

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2013, 01:44:06 AM »
Thank you for this tutorial.  I am curious if there's any risk when inserting a CF card with ML 7D firmware installed on a 5D3, or vice versa.  Thanks again.

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2013, 09:10:42 AM »
Even tho i got my ML working nice and smooth through OSX this is a great tutorial. Hope it helps all young MacKubricks out there :)
Thanks bkummel!

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2013, 11:24:34 PM »
before i do it I want to know if there a way to uninstall it if i don't want it or if I sell my 7D

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2013, 02:20:49 AM »
Thank you so much for the cr2hdr Mac app.  Fresh Hackintosh here and didn't want to install the whole process to build, and the bash script was helpful as a 1 by 1 conversion, but this is amazing.  So much time saved!

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2013, 11:49:34 AM »
before i do it I want to know if there a way to uninstall it if i don't want it or if I sell my 7D
Hi jsoucy,

Yes, you can uninstall. As mentioned earlier, you can use bootoff.fir to disable the bootflag. Then format your CF-card and no trace is left of ML. Good luck!

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2013, 09:07:19 AM »
Hi all, and thanks for the guide.
I did all by the book, but after the installation I get freezing screen when I record raw.
Here is video demostration
What I have forget or do I have some setup off?
Thanks

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2013, 10:56:52 AM »
Hi all, and thanks for the guide.
I did all by the book, but after the installation I get freezing screen when I record raw.
Here is video demostration
What I have forget or do I have some setup off?
Thanks



@vjandrei
The build which you use is old.
This image is a ML menu of a latest build.

I use the britom's build.
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7503.msg71824#msg71824

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2013, 11:22:32 AM »
MACY64 thanks, work fine now!



@vjandrei
The build which you use is old.
This image is a ML menu of a latest build.

I use the britom's build.
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7503.msg71824#msg71824

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2013, 02:24:35 AM »
Hi all,
I follow this guide but it doesn’t work for me, why ?

(http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7752.0)
Installing ML on a 7D using a Mac
1. Preparation
a. Download a ready-made Mac-installation kit from here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/prhvvukktwn3wfz/7D.zip (Thanks, DenJS!)
b. Unzip the file if it isn't already unzipped. You should now have a folder called 7D, containing the following files:
- booton.fir – patched firmware which will enable boot flag in your camera
- bootoff.fir – patched firmware which will disable boot flag
- 7D000203.FIR – original firmware 2.0.3
- MacBoot.class – java application wich help you make your CF card bootable
- run.command – shell script to run java app properly.
- To root CF card – a folder containing the ML-build.

2. Enable the bootflag in your camera:
a. Take an empty CF-card, put in in a card-reader connected to your Mac and copy the booton.fir-file to it.
b. Put the CF-card in your camera and turn the camera on.
c. Open the menu, go to the 3rd yellow tab with the wrench-icon and choose the last option: "Firmware version 2.0.3"
d. Choose "Update firmware" and wait a few seconds. The firmware-update-program will start and after a few seconds you'll return to a black screen.
e. Now turn off you camera and eject the CF-card.
f. Remove the booton.fir-file from the CF-card.
g. Re-install the 2.0.3-firmware: follow the same steps as before, now with the 7D000203.FIR-file.

3. Create a bootable MagicLantern-card:
a. Put the CF-card in the card-reader.
b. Start the MacBoot-program, by double-clicking on the run.command. Enter you password if asked.
c. In the MacBoot program, select the size of the CF-card which you inserted and press Reresh.
d. Select Make DSLR-bootable and press Prepare Card.
e. Now copy all files from the folder To root CF card to the root of the CF-card.
f. Insert the CF-card in your camera and power it on.
g. You should hear a beep, indicating that MagicLantern has booted. You're ready to go! Press the trashcan-button on your 7D to enter the ML-menu.

At 3.d. step MacBoot don’t creat a DSLR-bootable and said this, why? :

disk is unknown format -    Device Identifier:        disk1s1
Can't handle unknown disk format - Device Identifier: disk1s1
Device Node: /dev/disk1s1
Part of Whole: disk1
Device / Media Name: Untitled 1
Volume Name: Not applicable (no file system)
Mounted: Not applicable (no file system)
File System: None
Partition Type: Windows_FAT_32
OS Can Be Installed: No
Media Type: Generic
Protocol: USB
SMART Status: Not Supported
Total Size: 15.4 GB (15434850816 Bytes) (exactly 30146193 512-Byte-Blocks)
Volume Free Space: Not applicable (no file system)
Device Block Size: 512 Bytes
Read-Only Media: No
Read-Only Volume: Not applicable

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2013, 12:47:17 PM »
Did you format your CF in camera?
If yes, insert it to mac, open Terminal.app and type diskutil list
press enter, copy&paste output here.

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2013, 03:10:20 PM »
Thank you Den JS,

Yes I format CF in 7D camera.
I type diskutil list in terminal.app and this output:

Last login: Tue Sep  3 08:57:58 on ttys000
localhost:~ ThierryDaugaImage$ diskutil list
/dev/disk0
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *2.0 TB     disk0
   1:                        EFI                                 209.7 MB   disk0s1
   2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD            2.0 TB     disk0s2
   3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3
/dev/disk1
   #:                       TYPE NAME                            SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                              *15.4 GB    disk1
   1:             Windows_FAT_32 EOS_DIGITAL             15.4 GB    disk1s1
localhost:~ ThierryDaugaImage$

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2013, 05:31:44 PM »
Looks good, maybe you need to check filesystem on CF, you may try do it with disk utility

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2013, 09:40:36 AM »
Grazie mille
Italy - canon 7D

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2013, 06:09:57 AM »
Hello  bkummel

ooops...
Try to install this package first.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/im00mehx3wqt682/OSX_cr2hdr_package.zip

Man thank you so much for that... I was really really struggling to get it to work...
really really REALLY appreciate

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2013, 06:41:39 PM »
Okay, how about getting exFAT to work on the 7D?

This doesn't have to do with RAW video per se, but as best as I can tell this is still the best place to ask this question:

This doc seems to suggest that exFAT (& therefore >4GB file sizes and therefore longer recording times) should work on the 7D: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgQ2MOkAZTFHdFFIcFp1d0R5TzVPTVJXOEVyUndteGc#gid=5 )
If so, which ML version or build should I be using?

My primary goal (at least right now) isn't RAW video, but extended record times recording normal old h.264 (longer than 22 minutes or whatever the normal 4GB limit is).
Has anybody gotten exFAT working on the 7D? I've tried, but can't.

Here's what I tried:
- I did the complete ML install process detailed in the OP (thanks bkummel, that was really helpful!)
- I reformatted the CF card to exFAT in Disk Utility
- I ran MacBoot again just to make sure the card was still bootable
- I recopied all the ML files from the "To root of CF card" folder back onto the root of the CF card
- I put the card back in the camera, turned it on....

... and got the "this card is not readable" error.
Womp womp.

Any ideas?

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2013, 06:57:33 PM »
Update:
Over on this thread here "ted ramasola" says that the 7D does NOT support exFAT. Does everyone agree with this?
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7503.msg75785#msg75785

If so, the Google doc I referenced above should be changed, because it says that the 7D does support exFAT.

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2013, 07:31:43 PM »
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Okay, how about getting exFAT to work on the 7D?

>128gb card or fw patch is the only option I can think of.

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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2013, 07:40:14 PM »
>128gb card or fw patch is the only option I can think of.

How would a 128GB card help?
UPDATE: NM, on the other thread 1% said that apparently the 7D DOES support exFAT, just only on cards >=128GB...

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2013, 07:49:53 PM »
The camera boots and says is this a 128gb+ card? read as exfat. <128gb... read as fat32.

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2013, 07:42:42 AM »
Hi, everything worked fine with this installation (kbummel) on a mac. But actually I'm missing the full audio settings in the ML menu. I just see the audio beep and sound recorder but nothing else (gain, noise , ....) and yes i'm in movie mode ... any experience?
EOS 7D / EF 50mm 1:1.4 / EFS 18-135mm

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« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2014, 01:44:39 PM »
at the point 3.e of the explanation I lose myself ( at the very end ! : - [ )
I realized that I need to copy the files in the folder "To root of CF card" to the card ..
but : there are two folders DCIM and MISC ( among other things) inside the card, what do I do to replace it ?
- I have did it the first time but I did not hear any sound when I turned on the 7D and above all does not work the magic lantern menu when I click on Q
- The second time I deleted what was on the inside of the card and I replaced it completely with what is in the folder "To root of CF card ."
still the same problems.
Pressing the INFO button I see that the screen displays the details of ML , but again if I click on Q does not exit any menu .
I have not mounted any lens when i did it.

One other thing : while I was doing the procedure I clicked on RUN to go macboot , I opened a window asking me a psw but I could not write within that window , as if you could do it (I've tried also to click several times , nothing )
Then I opened the program MacBoot clicking on the file " MacBoot " and the program is started without any problems.

Where did I go wrong ? Help please let
Can I go back?

If i use more than one card, what i have to do with that CF cards?

(sorry for my bad english)

johming

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2014, 01:48:49 PM »
Now I put the original firmware (2.0.3) on the 7D, I formatted the card with which I had installed magic lantern, but when I put the card the machine will not turn on.
I tried to format it from the Mac, but I do not work anymore.
Should I throw away the card? or I have a chance?

banu4590

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2014, 11:42:08 PM »
Hi all,

I've just installed the latest and greatest 7D-build on my camera, using my MacBook. As I found the installation instructions for Mac users a little hard to find, I thought I'd share my experiences with you. I hope other Mac-using 7D-owners will appreciate my summary. Here we go...

Installing ML on a 7D using a Mac

1. Preparation
a. Download a ready-made Mac-installation kit from here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/prhvvukktwn3wfz/7D.zip (Thanks, DenJS!)
b. Unzip the file if it isn't already unzipped. You should now have a folder called 7D, containing the following files:

- booton.fir – patched firmware which will enable boot flag in your camera
- bootoff.fir – patched firmware which will disable boot flag
- 7D000203.FIR – original firmware 2.0.3
- MacBoot.class – java application wich help you make your CF card bootable
- run.command – shell script to run java app properly.
- To root CF card – a folder containing the ML-build.


2. Enable the bootflag in your camera:
a. Take an empty CF-card, put in in a card-reader connected to your Mac and copy the booton.fir-file to it.
b. Put the CF-card in your camera and turn the camera on.
c. Open the menu, go to the 3rd yellow tab with the wrench-icon and choose the last option: "Firmware version 2.0.3"
d. Choose "Update firmware" and wait a few seconds. The firmware-update-program will start and after a few seconds you'll return to a black screen.
e. Now turn off you camera and eject the CF-card.
f. Remove the booton.fir-file from the CF-card.
g. Re-install the 2.0.3-firmware: follow the same steps as before, now with the 7D000203.FIR-file.

3. Create a bootable MagicLantern-card:
a. Put the CF-card in the card-reader.
b. Start the MacBoot-program, by double-clicking on the run.command. Enter you password if asked.
c. In the MacBoot program, select the size of the CF-card which you inserted and press Reresh.
d. Select Make DSLR-bootable and press Prepare Card.
e. Now copy all files from the folder To root CF card to the root of the CF-card.
f. Insert the CF-card in your camera and power it on.
g. You should hear a beep, indicating that MagicLantern has booted. You're ready to go! Press the trashcan-button on your 7D to enter the ML-menu.

Not booting?
Please make sure you have copied the files from the To root CF card-folder. If you have a bootable card, but not the files in the root folder, the camera will "hang" until you remove the battery.


I did exactly, whatever mentioned in the first post. But, when I insert the CF Card, camera does'nt start/boot? I followed every step given, including copying all files. Is there something I am missing? And, also pls. let me know how can revert back, whatever I did.

This is log - when I runned 'run', debug enabled -

Suitable cards present: 2
scripts=false chdkboot=false chdk32boot=false dslrboot=true
Command 'diskutil unmountDisk disk4' = 'Unmount of all volumes on disk4 was successful'
   return code was 0
making DLSR-bootable - format=2
making FAT32 DSLR-bootable
Command 'printf "EOS_DEVELOP" | dd bs=1 count=11 seek=0x47 conv=notrunc of=/dev/disk4s1' = '
11+0 records in
11+0 records out
11 bytes transferred in 0.000793 secs (13872 bytes/sec)'
   return code was 0
Command 'printf "BOOTDISK" | dd bs=1 count=8 seek=0x5C conv=notrunc of=/dev/disk4s1' = '
8+0 records in
8+0 records out
8 bytes transferred in 0.000686 secs (11663 bytes/sec)'
   return code was 0
Command 'diskutil mountDisk disk4' = 'Volume(s) mounted successfully'
   return code was 0

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2014, 05:46:58 PM »
banu4590 - you need to run it with elevated privileges. Try opening a terminal and cd'ing to the directory, then run 'sudo ./run.command'. that should make it work.

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Re: Latest & greatest 7D-build on a Mac
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2014, 03:05:21 PM »
Hi Rdickerson, I am facing the same problem as faced by Banu 4590. My 7d simply does not boot. I have followed all the instructions to the letter. Still the problem persists. I am using a 64GB Sandisk extreme pro 160mbs/s cf card. Earlier i used a 32 GB 60MB/S cf card and initially ML worked fine. But now with the 32 GB card also the camera does not boot.  Request your help on this.