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Magic Lantern Offers Open Platform for Enhancing Canon 5D Mark II DSLR Camera

Magic Lantern is an open platform for developing enhancements to the Canon 5D Mark II full frame digital SLR, a camera that offers:

  • the use of a wide range of lenses (anything that can be adapted to the EF mount)
  • a 35mm full-frame sensor the size of VistaVision. This means shallower native depth-of-field than anything on the market, except for the Phantom 65.
  • a dynamic range and latitude close to the capabilities of high-end HD cameras.
  • The low-light performance.
  • Magic Lantern has written extensions and widgets that address firmware issues in working with the 5D Mark II on a film or video set. 

    The first set of fixes target audio limitations of the camera, but there are some video enhancements included, too: 

  • On-screen audio meters
  • Manual gain control with no AGC
  • Zebra stripes (video peaking)
  • Custom Cropmarks for 16:9, 2.35:1, 4:3 and any other format
  • Control of focus and bracketing
    For more information click here.


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