INSTRUCTIONS: How to install Magic Lantern?

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Magic Lantern is an additional software for various Canon cameras have expanded these cool to many functions. Installing is easy, fast and good, it is only installed on the memory card and not directly to the camera.

INSTRUCTIONS: How to install Magic Lantern?

The &# 8220; normal&# 8221; Firmware of the camera will not be overwritten and can still be used as normal as before. Only one has a lot more new features in the Magic Lantern menu. Not only for photographers is exciting, but especially for filmmakers. For example, you can record RAW video has many setting aids such as Focus Peaking or waveform display and can even adjust to the Movie Restart the camera to automatically start a new recording when the other's over.

we come to the installation. As erwehnt, Magic Lantern is installed directly on the camera, but on the memory card. If the memory card in the camera, not even Magic Lantern is on it. If you have several memory cards, you have to copy the Magic Lantern files on all memory cards.

Currently the software is supported for the following cameras: 5DC, 5D2, 5D3, 6D, 7D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 500D (T1i), 550D (T2i), 600D (T3i), 650D (T4i) 700D (T5i) 1100D (T3), EOS M 100D (SL1).

But only for a few of these cameras there is an official stable version (It is important that your camera has the appropriate firmware):

  • 550D Firmware 1.0.9
  • 60D Firmware 1.1.1
  • 600D Firmware 1.0.2
  • 50D Firmware 1.0.9
  • 500D Firmware 1.1.1
  • 5D2 firmware 2.1.2
  • 1100D Firmware 1.0.5

For all others there is only alpha versions, while also running, but may still have one or two errors and crashes. MAGIC LANTERN DOWNLOAD

And so Magic Lantern is installed:

DANGER: Neither Canon, nor the makers of Magic Lantern, nor GIGA PHOTO assume any guarantee in the event that it comes or when used for disorders of the camera they thereby breaks. Use at your own risk.

Step 1: Removes all external devices from your camera (for example, external flash or battery grip). Make sure that the battery is fully charged.

Step 2: choose the right memory card. It will only work SD / SDHC or CF cards up to 32GB for initial installation. Larger cards go afterwards. Eye-fi cards did not work.

Step 3: Formatting the memory card in the camera. Going for it in the camera menu to the point FORMAT. It's important, that &# 8220; Low level format&# 8221; is enabled. Then formatted your memory card. After that you take the card from the camera and stick it into the PC.

Step 4: Magic Lantern copy to the card. You have not downloaded the software, this is the right time. Unzipped the first zip folder. Inside are several files and folders. Copies only the &# 8220; ML&# 8221; Folders &# 8220; fir&# 8221; File for your camera and the corresponding &# 8220; autoexec&# 8221; File to the root directory of your memory card. All other files does not need her. After that you can put the card back into the camera.

Step 5: Turns the camera and displays them in the &# 8220; M&# 8221; Mode. then go to the camera menu and searches the point &Firmware, 8220&# 8221 ;. Click on the item and confirms the update. Do not scare, this can take several seconds to minutes may. Only when a green screen with the word &# 8220; SUCCESS&# 8221; lit, the installation is complete and you can turn off the camera. Should it take suspiciously long, the camera turns off, pull the battery for at least 30 seconds to get out and try the operation again.

Everything should have worked out, I congratulate you. Your camera is now extended by many horny functions. Now you can get with the DELETE button to Magic Lantern menu.

Here are the complete guide again as a video:

More information about Magic Lantern come next Wednesday.

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