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 (photo and video), and some of them work in P, Av and Tv too. For availability see [[https://​builds.magiclantern.fm/​features.html#​Expo|feature matrix]] (photo and video), and some of them work in P, Av and Tv too. For availability see [[https://​builds.magiclantern.fm/​features.html#​Expo|feature matrix]]
 Some items will only be shown after loading a module in Module screen: Some items will only be shown after loading a module in Module screen:
-  * Auto ETTR: ettr +  * Auto ETTR: ettr.mo 
-  * Dual-ISO: dual_iso +  * Dual-ISO: dual_iso.mo 
-  * Auto exposure: autoexpo+  * Auto exposure: autoexpo.mo
  
 The following settings are linked to Canon settings. If you change them here changes will appear in Canon menu, too. Vice versa. The following settings are linked to Canon settings. If you change them here changes will appear in Canon menu, too. Vice versa.
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 **White Balance:** Rated in Kelvin, manually adjust from 1500 to 15000K. **White Balance:** Rated in Kelvin, manually adjust from 1500 to 15000K.
  
-There is no "​AWB"​ option found here. If you want to use AWB you have to enable it in Canon menu.+No "​AWB"​ option found here. If you want to use AWB you have to re-enable it in Canon menu.
  
 **WBShift G/M:** Green-Magenta white balance shift. Useful for fluorescent lighting. **WBShift G/M:** Green-Magenta white balance shift. Useful for fluorescent lighting.
  
-**WBShift B/A:** Blue-Amber white balance shift. 1 unit = 5 mireks on Kelvin axis, according to this post.+**WBShift B/A:** Blue-Amber white balance shift. 1 unit = 5 mireks on Kelvin axis, according to [[http://​www.openphotographyforums.com/​forums/​archive/​index.php/​t-5450.html|this post]].
  
 **Custom RGB multipliers:​** Fine-tune custom white balance. **Custom RGB multipliers:​** Fine-tune custom white balance.
- 
-[OBSOLETE] **Black level:** 
-This parameter is applied on RAW data, before applying white balance. 
-Adjust it if you have problems with green or magenta shadows. 
  
 **Auto adjust Kelvin + G/M:** **Auto adjust Kelvin + G/M:**
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 using the center (200×200 pixels rectangle) as reference gray. using the center (200×200 pixels rectangle) as reference gray.
  
-The preferred ​method is manual White Balance, but when shooting raw video+Preferred ​method is manual White Balance, but when shooting raw video
 this is more of evaluative tool as you have control of your WB later. this is more of evaluative tool as you have control of your WB later.
 Best practice is to have a reference colour at the beginning of each Best practice is to have a reference colour at the beginning of each
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 **Canon digital ISO:** Digital ISO is the process of pulling or pushing your analog ISO to affect detail. **Canon digital ISO:** Digital ISO is the process of pulling or pushing your analog ISO to affect detail.
 +Requires "Exp. Override ON" (see below in Expo screen)
 +
 +Strongly recommended not to touch this setting! 0 EV!
 +
  
 **ML digital ISO (DIGIC):** **ML digital ISO (DIGIC):**
--2 to +7 EV Preferred to the Canon implementation,​ in movie mode+-2 to +7 EV  
 +Preferred to the Canon implementation,​ in movie mode
 negative values will reduce noise, but may cause color issues in negative values will reduce noise, but may cause color issues in
-highlights. This feature +highlights. ​ 
-enables ISO 50, ISO 51200 and many other intermediate or astronomical ISOs+This feature enables ISO 25 or 50, ISO 51200 and many other intermediate or astronomical ISOs.
- +
- +
-> OBSOLETE -> Moved to Display screen **Display Gain (night vision):** In photo mode, for previewing night scenes. +
- +
-> OBSOLETE? Not found in 100D/​650D/​7D **Highlight Tone Priority:** Increases dynamic range by 1 stop in movie mode. Use with negative ML digital ISO. +
- +
-> OBSOLETE? Not found in 100D/​650D/​7D **ISO selection:​** Canon ISOs or ML ISOs. Only used in movie mode.+
  
 > Still valid? **Color coding: ** > Still valid? **Color coding: **
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 Automatically expose to the right. Automatically expose to the right.
 Only visible after loadin ettr.mo in Modules.tab. Only visible after loadin ettr.mo in Modules.tab.
 +ML needs LiveView to compute camera settings according to environment!
  
 > Text bit copied from ettr.mo Readme > Text bit copied from ettr.mo Readme
-ETTR is a techinque that optimizes your exposure for raw shooting, with the goal of minimizing noise without blowing the highlights.+ETTR is a techinque that optimizes your exposure for raw shooting, with the goal of minimizing noise without ​accidently ​blowing the highlights.
  
 Auto ETTR will adjust the exposure for you until the histogram will touch the right side, but - whenever possible - without clipping. This will minimize image noise for your given set of restrictions (e.g. slowest shutter, max ISO, or what highlights can be clipped). Auto ETTR will adjust the exposure for you until the histogram will touch the right side, but - whenever possible - without clipping. This will minimize image noise for your given set of restrictions (e.g. slowest shutter, max ISO, or what highlights can be clipped).
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 0 to 50%. Percentage of bright pixels allowed above target level. 0 to 50%. Percentage of bright pixels allowed above target level.
 Use this to allow spec(ta)cular highlights to be clipped. Use this to allow spec(ta)cular highlights to be clipped.
 +Example: In standard situations with sun in frame it makes no sense to avoid the sun to be blown out. The rest of the pic will be vastly underexposed. Same for sun reflected by polished metall and similiar situations.
  
 **Allow clipping** OFF, Green channel & Any channel. Choose which channels to be clipped. **Allow clipping** OFF, Green channel & Any channel. Choose which channels to be clipped.
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 ==== Expo. Lock ==== ==== Expo. Lock ====
-INCOMPLETE+COMPLETE
  
-Locks different exposure controls.+In M mode this settings lets you change Tv, Av or ISO without changing exposure.  
 + 
 +Locks different exposure controls ​in M mode
  
 //Submenu options:// //Submenu options://
  
-**Tv**+**Tv** ​You can change Tv to your needs and ML will adjust ISO and/or Av to keep exposure. 
 +  * OFF 
 +  * Av, ISO  Change Av first. Tries to keep ISO constant. 
 +  * ISO, Av  Change ISO first. Tries to keep Av constant.
  
-**Av** +**Av** ​You can change Av to your needs and ML will adjust ISO and/or Tv to keep exposure. 
- +  * OFF 
-**ISO**+  Tv, ISO Change Tv first. Tries to keep ISO constant. 
 +  ​ISO, Tv Change ISO first. Tries to keep Tv constant.
  
 +**ISO** You can change ISO to your needs and ML will adjust Tv and/or AV to keep exposure.
 +  * OFF
 +  * Tv,Av  Change Tv first. Tries to keep Av constant.
 +  * Av,Tv  Change Av first. Tries to keep Tv constant.
  
 ==== Expo. Presets ==== ==== Expo. Presets ====
- +> COMPLETE 
-Toggles ​for exposure presets.+Toggles ​ exposure presets ​(ISO, shutter, aperture)
  
 //Submenu options:// //Submenu options://
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 **Press INFO** **Press INFO**
 +
 +How to: Activate "Press SET" or "Press INFO". Press according button once, adjust ISO/​shutter/​aperture. Press button again and previous settings will be there. Pressing again will toggle to the settings you adjusted.
 +  * Both exposure settings may be changed anytime and are changed on the spot.
 +  * "Expo. Presets OFF" will not change presets contents. If you enable this option again your "​old"​ settings are there. This is true for Power Off, too.
  
  
 ==== Dual ISO ==== ==== Dual ISO ====
 +> INCOMPLETE
  
 Capture using 2 different ISOs for better detail in certain ranges. Capture using 2 different ISOs for better detail in certain ranges.
 Only visible after loading dual_iso.mo in Modules screen tab. Only visible after loading dual_iso.mo in Modules screen tab.
 +
 +[[https://​wiki.magiclantern.fm/​ettr|ETTR Wiki]]
  
 //Submenu options:// //Submenu options://
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 ==== ExpSim ==== ==== ExpSim ====
  
-Exposure Simulation+Enabling/​disabling ​Exposure Simulation ​in LiveView
  
 //Submenu options:// //Submenu options://
 +
 +In entry level cams (xxxD/​Rebel) there is no option in Canon menu to disable Exposure Simulation. Without ML it may enforce some additional steps to get exposure settings you need. 
  
 ==== Auto exposure ==== ==== Auto exposure ====
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 Graphics overlays that can be used in LiveView or in image review mode: Graphics overlays that can be used in LiveView or in image review mode:
 histogram, zebras, cropmarks, spotmeter, focus peaking, false color… histogram, zebras, cropmarks, spotmeter, focus peaking, false color…
 +
 +You can create and configure up to 4 individual ML LiveView screens which may be toggled by INFO button, too. If you want to have 2, 3 or 4 go to Prefs screen -> LV Display Presets and change number accordingly. To determine which screen is active: Text field shows "DISP 0" to "DISP 3" in LV. Same number will be shown in Overlay screen.
  
  
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 (audio, zebra, crops, shutter speeds…).Tip:​ assign autofocus to * button (audio, zebra, crops, shutter speeds…).Tip:​ assign autofocus to * button
 (from Custom Functions, set Shutter/AE lock button = AE lock/AF). (from Custom Functions, set Shutter/AE lock button = AE lock/AF).
 +
 **WhenIdle** **WhenIdle**
 In this mode, all the overlays are erased from the screen (100% clean In this mode, all the overlays are erased from the screen (100% clean
 display) when the camera is idle (i.e. you don't press any buttons). display) when the camera is idle (i.e. you don't press any buttons).
 +
 **Always** **Always**
 In this mode, all the overlays are erased from the screen; you will In this mode, all the overlays are erased from the screen; you will
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 menus.Tip: this feature may be useful with External Recorders, since it menus.Tip: this feature may be useful with External Recorders, since it
 removes the focus box and other graphics from the display. removes the focus box and other graphics from the display.
 +
 **Recording** **Recording**
  
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 ===== Prefs ===== ===== Prefs =====
 +> INCOMPLETE
  
-**Card ​settings**+==== Card settings ===== 
 + 
 +This menu is unique to 5D3. 
 + 
 +//Submenu options://​ 
 + 
 +**Card ​test at startup** 
 + 
 +**CF card workaround** 
 + 
 +**Preferred card**
  
-   * Card test at startup 
-   * CF card workaround 
-   * Preferred card 
  
 ==== Config options ==== ==== Config options ====
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 ML options and settings can be overwhelming,​ esp. when trying to switch between different setups. ML options and settings can be overwhelming,​ esp. when trying to switch between different setups.
-Therefore presets come handy. ​+Using Config Presets allows to switch numerous ML settings at once. Therefore presets come handy.
  
     * OFF     * OFF
     * Startup mode: Load a preset associated to selected mode (by Mode Dial)     * Startup mode: Load a preset associated to selected mode (by Mode Dial)
     * Startup key: Load a preset by pressing MENU/​PLAY/​INFO at startup. INFO button might be tricky because it will work only if pressed shortly after turning on cam.      * Startup key: Load a preset by pressing MENU/​PLAY/​INFO at startup. INFO button might be tricky because it will work only if pressed shortly after turning on cam. 
-    * Custom presets: You are able to create ​up to 13 custom presets ​at startup. They will only be visible after creating subdirectories in ML/Settings (using your PC). Name length for such directories is limited to 8 characters. +    * Custom presets: You are able to configure ​up to 13 custom presets. They will only be visible after creating subdirectories in ML/Settings (using your PC). The name displayed in this menu matches the name given to the subdirectory. Name length for such directories is limited to 8 characters. 
-be advised to use smart naming conventions such as using preceeding P or V letters to tell photo and video presets. ​+Tipp: Use smart naming conventions such as using preceeding P or V letters to tell photo and video presets.  
 +Caveat: Order of custom presets is not by alphabet/​number but date of directory creation (time stamp)! Newest cames last, oldest first.
  
 **Config AutoSave** **Config AutoSave**
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 the menu. the menu.
  
-**Save config now** Save ML settings to ML/​SETTINGS/​MAGIC.CFG.+**Save config now** Save ML settings to ML/​SETTINGS/​MAGIC.CFG ​or the config preset selected.
  
 **Restore ML defaults** use this to restore ML default settings. After deleting the config file, restart the camera. **Restore ML defaults** use this to restore ML default settings. After deleting the config file, restart the camera.
  
 +As mentioned above using Config Presets allows to switch numerous ML settings at once. If you want to rely on this feature make up your mind about how to change and preserve settings. ​
 +The issue at hand is: There is no "Back to last setting"​. ML has 2 options (indiviual for each config preset): ​
 +    * Always save all and every changes as soon as changes are done and the menu item is closed: Config AutoSave ON
 +    * Do not save any change to config file MAGIC.CFG: Config AutoSave OFF
 +Imagine you are in the field and one of your precious config preset settings has to be changened because of unique circumstances. With Config AutoSave ON your precious preset will be overwritten and you have to remind yourself to reset this very setting if you want to go back to status before. ​
 +With Config AutoSave OFF the changed setting will not be persistent and gone after shutdown. So you have to remind yourself to re-set this very setting or you are shooting with just the setting from the very beginning.
 +
 +There is no right or wrong in using either option. It's just up to you to find a suitable workflow to avoid problems.
 +Don't forget: If you are using Config Autosave OFF you are still able to overwrite your settings by using "Save config now"!
 +
 +Recommended for custom presets: Backup your ML\Settings directory to a safe location. You will be able to restore settings anytime by just overwriting the troubled preset directory or all of them.
  
 ==== Image review settings ==== ==== Image review settings ====
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 //Submenu options:// //Submenu options://
  
-**Play mode actions** When you hold SET pressed and turn the main dial (scrollwheel), ML may perform one of these functions:​ +**Play mode actions** When you press associated "​Trigger key(s)" ​(see below), ML may perform one of these functions: 
-  * Play 422display silent pictures from DCIM/​100CANON (low-res only). +//Submenu options:// 
-  * Exposure Fusion: combine two or more images, useful for previewing HDR images or multiple exposures. +  * Action type: 
-  * Compare Images: compare two images with a diagonal split view. The current image will always end up in the top half. + 
-  * Timelapse Play: scroll through all your pictures quickly.+---
 + 
 +       * OFF 
 +       * Exposure Fusion: combine two or more images, useful for previewing HDR images or multiple exposures. 
 +       ​* Compare Images: compare two images with a diagonal split view. The current image will always end up in the top half. 
 +       ​* Timelapse Play: scroll through all your pictures quickly. 
 +       * Exposure Adjust: ? 
 +> Obsolete? ​ * Play 422: display silent pictures from DCIM/​100CANON (low-res only). 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +     * Trigger key(s) 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +   * Set+MainDial 
 +   * Left/​Right 
 +   * L/R & Set+Dial 
 + 
 +----
  
 **Image Review** **Image Review**
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   * ON - zooms faster than Canon firmware.   * ON - zooms faster than Canon firmware.
   * SinglePress ? 100%: a single press of Zoom In will zoom all the way in (to 100%) -  on center point. Next press will zoom out (full screen image).   * SinglePress ? 100%: a single press of Zoom In will zoom all the way in (to 100%) -  on center point. Next press will zoom out (full screen image).
-  * Full zoom on AF point: similar, but it will zoom on currently selected autofocus point. +  * Full zoom on AF pt.: similar, but it will zoom on currently selected autofocus point. 
-  * Full zoom on last position: similar, but it will remember the last position of the zoom box.+  * Full on last pos.: similar, but it will remember the last position of the zoom box.
  
 **LV button** Customize the LiveView button in PLAY mode: **LV button** Customize the LiveView button in PLAY mode:
   * Default (enter LiveView)   * Default (enter LiveView)
   * Protect image   * Protect image
 +  * Rate image
  
 **Quick Erase** Shortcut for erasing images without confirmation (hold SET and press ERASE). Be careful! **Quick Erase** Shortcut for erasing images without confirmation (hold SET and press ERASE). Be careful!
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-Swap MENU &​lt;​-&​gt; ​ERASE (60D)+**Swap MENU ERASE** (60D)
 Swaps MENU and ERASE buttons. This feature allows one-handed navigation in ML Swaps MENU and ERASE buttons. This feature allows one-handed navigation in ML
 menu on 60D, but will have to use MENU button to delete the pictures. menu on 60D, but will have to use MENU button to delete the pictures.
-DigitalZoom Shortcut (600D)+ 
 +**DigitalZoom Shortcut** (600D)
 On 600D/T3i, this lets you customize the behavior of DISP + Zoom In / Zoom Out shortcut key in movie mode: On 600D/T3i, this lets you customize the behavior of DISP + Zoom In / Zoom Out shortcut key in movie mode:
 1x,3x : toggle between 1x and 3x digital zoom modes (FullHD) 1x,3x : toggle between 1x and 3x digital zoom modes (FullHD)
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 ==== LV Display Presets ==== ==== LV Display Presets ====
  
-This feature lets you use up to 4 display presets for the settings in the Overlay ​menu.+This feature lets you create 1, 2 or 3 additional ML LiveView screens with individual ​Overlay ​presets.
  
 //Submenu options:// //Submenu options://
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 **4** **4**
  
-This menu item sets the maximum ​number of available ​DISP presetsTo disable +This menu item sets the number of available ​ML LiveView screensDefault setting ​ 
-this featureset the number of presets to 1. To change the current +is OFF (1)enabling only a single ML LiveView screen. 
-display ​preset, press INFO/DISP in LiveView, or [Q] on the GlobalDraw+To change the current preset, press INFO/DISP in LiveView, or [Q] on the GlobalDraw
 entry in the Overlay menu. On the top bar, you will see DISP 0, 1, 2 or entry in the Overlay menu. On the top bar, you will see DISP 0, 1, 2 or
 3. Each of those is a preset for the settings in Overlay menu. So you 3. Each of those is a preset for the settings in Overlay menu. So you
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 ==== Customize Menus ==== ==== Customize Menus ====
-Incomplete+Ready for review 
 +Creating "​MyMenu"​ screen for ML settings. ​
 You can select menu items of your choice. ​ You can select menu items of your choice. ​
-Pressing ​SET once will copy menu item into a new menu tab "​MyMenu"​ located at the very right. + 
-Pressing ​SET twice will hide menu item. If you access a screen with hidden items you will see a text "​Hidden:​..."​(in orange color) indicating what items are hidden.+Activate browsing by pressing ​SET. Bar colour ​will change from blue to dark orange, same colour as bottom line and tab (screen) name. Browse to the item you want to select for ML's MyMenu screen and press SET onceGreen star icon shows selected items. Press SET twice to hide menu items in ML screens (<color #​ed1c24>​x</​color>​)Pressing SET a third time will deactivate selection. 
 +After selection completed go back to Prefs screen -> Customize Menus and press SET again to deactivate browsing. Colours will change back to default. 
 + 
 +All items marked for MyMenu (green star icon) will be displayed in screen MyMenu and are accessible from here, too.  
 +If you access a screen with hidden items you will see a text "​Hidden:​..."​(in orange color) indicating what items are hidden
 + 
 +MyMenu will work together with Config Presets and are configurable individually for each config preset. 
 +MyMenu settings are stored in ML\Settings (and associated config preset subdirectories). File name is MENU.CFG. If you got totally lost you may want to delete MENU.CFG to go back to default menu structure.
  
 //Submenu options:// //Submenu options://
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 By default (OFF) ML modules will not be loaded after a crash or after battery pull during operation. Users and developers may find setting OFF helpful to identify and disable misbehaving modules in the field. ​ By default (OFF) ML modules will not be loaded after a crash or after battery pull during operation. Users and developers may find setting OFF helpful to identify and disable misbehaving modules in the field. ​
-For cameras in remote locations ​running unattended ​setting ON might be better ​esp. if used together with some kind of watchdog timer or otherwise intermittent power source. Same for situations under stress where having time for troubleshooting is not an option.+For unattended ​cameras in remote locations setting ​"Load modules after crash ON" ​might be preferable ​esp. if used together with some kind of watchdog timer or otherwise intermittent power source. Same for situations under stress where having time for troubleshooting is not an option.
  
 **Show console** **Show console**
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 Only visible after loading file_man.mo in Modules screen tab. Only visible after loading file_man.mo in Modules screen tab.
  
-Show file attributes: Timestamp and file size. +  * Show file attributes: Timestamp and file size. 
-View plain text files contents (logs, LUA scripts, Readme, ...) +  ​* ​View plain text files contents (logs, LUA scripts, Readme, ...) 
-Copy all types of files (but not directories). +  * View PPM files (generated by ML's snapshot and benchmark features) (Requires module pic_view.mo to be loaded) 
-Move all types of files (but not directories). +  * View raw video files (Requires module mlv_play to be loaded) 
-Delete all types of files (but not directories).+  * Copy all types of files (but not directories). 
 +  ​* ​Move all types of files (but not directories). 
 +  ​* ​Delete all types of files (but not directories).
  
-Select files in a directory based on file extension. (*.LOG, *.JPG, ...) and apply said file manipulations.+  * Select files in a directory based on file extension. (*.LOG, *.JPG, ...) and copy, move or delete them.
  
 ==== Self tests ==== ==== Self tests ====
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