Thursday, November 20, 2014

How To Download & Install Magic Lantern 2014 On To Your Canon 600D | Tips & Techniques

How To Download & Install Magic Lantern 2014 On To Your Canon 600D
   Are you looking to repurpose you older Canon camera, or just add some more functionality to the current one you have. Chances are may be in luck. Magic Lantern software adds many new features to your camera like intervalometer, HDR video, focus peaking and so much more. In this video I will show you were and how to download the current stable release and how to install it onto your Canon EOS DSLR Camera.


About This Tip:

   For a while now I have been hesitant to add the Magic Lantern firmware to my older Canon 600D. Although I have been using it mostly as a backup camera, my wife also tends to borrow it. But I purchased her a new camera and thought it was now a great time to update the camera. The ML firmware does not replace your existing firmware, it runs on your SD card. The software adds many features to the camera that are extremely useful, mostly in the videography department. But still many things standard photographers can use also like focus peaking, zebra lines for over and underexposed areas, more bracketing options including focus bracketing and so much more.

   I had some issues creating this video. For some reason my 64GB SD card would not boot, even after installing the software from a smaller SD card. But in the end I learned a few things that I was able to pass down as trouble shooting information in this video. I start out showing the viewer were to download the stable release, this was confusing as Magic Lantern moved it from its current download location without any information for anyone looking for it.  So I was able to show were the new link for the software is now located as well as go over a few install tips. I hope everyone finds this photo tip useful and informative. I look forward to everyones comments and suggestions if you have any, please post.

References:
www.magiclantern.fm