Tuesday, December 20, 2010
The past few days have been pretty interesting, as far as our camera is concerned. A company called Magic Lantern (they hack DSLRs and create new firmware) has been releasing a bunch of updates to their T2i firmware. What does that mean? It means that our little camera now has crop marks, no AGC, zebras, a stellar ISO range, audio meters and an adjustable bitrate! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time, so I took the plunge and hacked the camera. Now, since the hacks/updates are free, I’m technically still using a kit Rebel, so we’re still the first feature using the kit lens, and the majority of the film was shot with an early Canon firmware. I’ve been playing with the “new camera” all afternoon and so far I haven’t been able to crash it. I do have one issue though-I like to format my card after each use to clear the contents. The way the new firmware is set up, if you do that you’ll lose it and have to reinstall 😦 Other than that, I love it!
This new ML release is great news for us and the independent film community!