He has given it the following features:
- GUI menus: press the ERASE button to display them
- Bit rate control (QScale parameter) for the H.264 encoder
- Zebra stripes for overexposed / underexposed areas
- Spotmeter, histogram
- Cropmarks (16:9, Cinemascope, Fisheye)
- Simple intervalometer
- Trap Focus: camera takes a picture when something comes in focus
- Wireless trigger with the LCD face sensor & your own hand
- AE bracketing (like on 5D2 ML)
- Rack focus
- Stack focus (Live View only)
- Lens data computation
- Onscreen audio meters
- Manual audio gain, selectable input source, disable AGC and digital filters
- Display time remaining during video recording
- Debug functions (display CMOS temperature, screenshot, logging)
WARNING: This is not pre-Alpha software and COULD damage your camera and invalidate your warranty. If you choose to do it, it is at your own risk.
Tramm is working on a 60D version and is getting there, I have not seen any news of a 7D version yet.
The install instructions are here: http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/550d_install
Some notes from Alex, regarding bugs and usage:
- Autofocus in intervalometer: in Full Auto mode, it does autofocus,
but in A or M it does not (at least on my camera). Tou may also switch
the lens to MF.
- Zebra overwriting Canon menus: should be fixed in latest pre-
release, but this slowed down a bit the drawing routines.
- GlobalDraw: turns off zebras, cropmarks, spotmeter & audio meters
with a single click.
- Live View bug is still not fixed, sorry.
- Save Config is also safe to use (and you will usually want to use
In fact, from the debug menu, the only potentially dangerous is
draw_event (it is sometimes unstable on my camera). Not sure about the
items in the Boot menu… Powersave should be safe as long as you
don’t forget your camera on
Initial port of the Magic Lantern firmware to the Canon 550D / T2i camera. This version only adds on-screen audio meters, but shows that it is possible to add the film making features that users need.