Your camera’s firmware isn’t replaced by Magic Lantern. When you need to take video, you run it from a CF card that you installed it on. In short, it doesn’t replace the firmware on your cameras. The camera returns to normal after being restarted.

Why is the audio poor? Based on the noise the microphone picks up, AGC adjusts the input volume. It takes an audio level sample and automatically makes adjustments. As a result, the signal becomes distorted and exceedingly noisy. When you initially start, the music will get incredibly loud and distorted before settling down. By doing an audio count-in for each recording, this can be prevented. By setting manual settings when using ML, you can prevent this.

STEP 1

IN A NUTSHELL MAGIC LANTERN:

It turns off AGC and gives your microphone manual gain controls.You can see the audio level metre to determine how loud your input is.It includes zebra stripes so you can clearly notice clipping, headphone monitoring, and the option to employ rack focus. You may create a smooth focusing effect by setting the start and stop focus points and letting the focus ramp naturally. Additionally, a sequence of images with various focus points can be taken. The Exposure blend feature in Photoshop CS4 can then be used to combine them.allows you to establish up to nine distinct exposures, as opposed to the three in Canon’s AEB, which I intend to use for bracketing with HDR.

  STEP 2 BEST AUDIO:   

I PAID $189 FOR THE JUICEDLINK CX211. THIS PRE-AMP IS INTEGRATED WITH BOTH THE TRIPOD AND THE CAMERA VIA THE TRIPOD MOUNT. It has a 9VT battery and is lightweight. YOU GET A VERY CLEAN SIGNAL BY TURNING DOWN THE GAIN ON THE 5D WITH MAGIC LANTERN AND USING JUCEDLINK TO BOOST THE SOUND. PHANTOM POWER AND TWO XLR INPUTS ARE ALSO INCLUDED. SOLVED AUDIO PROBLEM

STEP  3      INSTALLING MAGIC LANTERN

You should be aware that this is installed at your own risk right now. Your camera can be damaged, and there is no warranty. It does not support Canon 1.2.4 firmware in its most recent release, 0.1.6. You must upgrade from version 1.10. I must admit that I struggled mightily to find 1.10 online, but I ultimately did. You’ll need to google it if this link becomes inoperable.

STEP 4      UPDATE FIRMWARE

If necessary, first update the Canon firmware. (This also contains some great adjustments for the exposure during video recording).

A CF card should be formatted before being placed in the camera along with the firmware.
Activate the camera, select Menu, then move to the third yellow wrench and select Firmware Ver. (2) (If it is already at 1.1.0, there is nothing you need to do. It’s up to you to decide whether to wait for the future ML upgrade or downgrade if the number is greater.)
Activate the Set button.(3) Select OK, and then do not touch any buttons or turn off your camera while it is upgrading—you risk frying your camera.

STEP 5   INSTALL MAGIC LANTERN

You’ve updated the firmware, what about Magic Lantern?

Obtain it here
On your desktop, unzip ml_0007_Layer 4. setup a CF card
Copy the cropmarks.bmp and magiclantern.fir files to the root of your CF card.
For the firmware upgrade, adhere to the directions above.

ML is now available for usage in this session.

STEP 6        USING MAGIC LANTERN

Every time you turn on your camera and wish to work with video, you must enable Magic Lantern. To help me remember which CF card to take, I labelled one with the initials ML.

Live View mode is required for ML to function.

The Magic Lantern menu button will be located directly beneath the menu button (1). The menu is coloured yellow and can be accessed using the same button as other menus (2). Select options by pressing button (3).

STEP 7     WHAT’S ON IT?

Audio. The output levels to headphones and the recording levels are now under your control.Alternate between using the internal and external microphones. The helpful audio metres are also shown at the top of the display. I don’t understand why Canon has never included these functions.

STEP 8

Video enhancements. You can make your own cropmarks file and save it as a bmp.

STEP 9

Advanced focusing options ,

STEP 10

You can set up to 13 different braketed shots. These can be from 1/3 stop incerements all the way yp to almost 3 stop incements. More than enough to cover the entire dynamic range of any scene. This is an HDR lover’s delight!

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