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faq [2021/04/23 22:07]
Walter Schulz [Why can't I see feature X in the menu?]
faq [2022/01/25 18:28]
Walter Schulz [Where can I find "Stable/V2.3" version?]
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 In practice, we are doing our best to prevent these situations, and thousands of users are enjoying it without problems. However, this does not represent a guarantee - **use it at your own risk**. In practice, we are doing our best to prevent these situations, and thousands of users are enjoying it without problems. However, this does not represent a guarantee - **use it at your own risk**.
  
-As a precaution, the installer asks you to make a backup copy of your ROM files on the PC. That way, if something goes wrong, we have higher chances of being able to diagnose or fix he issue.+As a precaution, the installer asks you to make a backup copy of your ROM files on the PC. That way, if something goes wrong, we have higher chances of being able to diagnose or fix the issue.
  
 Actually, using Magic Lantern we have successfully [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130622070509/http://vimeo.com/groups/magiclantern/forum/topic:255083|unbricked a 5D Mark II damaged by a USB remote controller app]]. Actually, using Magic Lantern we have successfully [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130622070509/http://vimeo.com/groups/magiclantern/forum/topic:255083|unbricked a 5D Mark II damaged by a USB remote controller app]].
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 Despite this tight integration, **Magic Lantern software does not contain any Canon code**. It is entirely a clean-room implementation that runs along side the official Canon firmware as a separate DryOS task. Despite this tight integration, **Magic Lantern software does not contain any Canon code**. It is entirely a clean-room implementation that runs along side the official Canon firmware as a separate DryOS task.
  
 +===== Is Magic Lantern available in other languages? =====
 +Currently, Magic Lantern releases do not have multiple languages built in.
 +You can find a work in progress module that aims to translate menus [[https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=26228.msg236617#msg236617|here]].
 +
 +PS: We know there is a chinese version in the wild which is payware. This ML project team has no affiliations with it and neither endorse its usage nore support it.
 +
 +===== Is this FAQ available in other languages? =====
 +No. If there are any they are not supported/updated/maintained and may be outdated/incorrect.
 +
 +PS: If you feel encouraged to offer your assistance to translate this FAQ ... we have no way to maintain it properly. It has been discussed but until we find a sustainable way to keep it up-to-date with limited man-power we have to decline your offer. 
 ====== Usage ====== ====== Usage ======
  
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     * Technically, there's no 12 minute limit. There's a 30 minute limit and a 4 GB limit, whichever comes first. With default bitrate settings, the 4 GB limit is reached after around 12 minutes (more or less).     * Technically, there's no 12 minute limit. There's a 30 minute limit and a 4 GB limit, whichever comes first. With default bitrate settings, the 4 GB limit is reached after around 12 minutes (more or less).
  
-===== How do I record for more than 30 minutes? =====+===== How do I record/stream for more than 30 minutes? =====
  
   * H.264:   * H.264:
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   * External HDMI recorder or HDMI capture device connected to PC + recording software:   * External HDMI recorder or HDMI capture device connected to PC + recording software:
-    * Enable the ''Clear Overlays'' feature to hide focus box in AF mode and 16:9 bars.{{wiki:clear_overlays_1.png?20}}+    * Enable the [[camera_help#clear_overlays|Clear Overlays]] feature to hide focus box in AF mode and 16:9 bars.{{wiki:clear_overlays_1.png?20}}
     * Make the half-shutter button sticky (Prefs menu) to prevent the camera from turning off LiveView after 30 minutes. This method is kind of outdated. It is recommended to use:      * Make the half-shutter button sticky (Prefs menu) to prevent the camera from turning off LiveView after 30 minutes. This method is kind of outdated. It is recommended to use: 
-    * [[https://builds.magiclantern.fm/experiments.html|Experimental lua_fix build]] and setting "30-minute timer Disabled" in Prefs menu -> PowerSave in LiveView{{wiki:30-minuten_timer.png?20}}+    * [[https://builds.magiclantern.fm/experiments.html|Experimental lua_fix build]] and setting "30-minute timer Disabled" in Prefs menu -> PowerSave in LiveView {{wiki:30-minute_timer.png?20}}
  
   * USB with EOS Utility and liveview:   * USB with EOS Utility and liveview:
-    * Enable the ''Clear Overlays'' feature to hide focus box in AF mode and 16:9 bars.{{wiki:clear_overlays_1.png?20}}+    * Enable the [[camera_help#clear_overlays|Clear Overlays]] feature to hide focus box in AF mode and 16:9 bars.{{wiki:clear_overlays_1.png?20}}
     * Make the half-shutter button sticky (Prefs menu) to prevent the camera from turning off LiveView after 30 minutes.\\  This method is kind of outdated. It is recommended to use:      * Make the half-shutter button sticky (Prefs menu) to prevent the camera from turning off LiveView after 30 minutes.\\  This method is kind of outdated. It is recommended to use: 
     * [[https://builds.magiclantern.fm/experiments.html|Experimental lua_fix build]] and setting "30-minute timer Disabled" in Prefs menu -> PowerSave in LiveView {{wiki:30-minute_timer.png?20}}     * [[https://builds.magiclantern.fm/experiments.html|Experimental lua_fix build]] and setting "30-minute timer Disabled" in Prefs menu -> PowerSave in LiveView {{wiki:30-minute_timer.png?20}}
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 ML is able to bypass 29:59 time-out (see topics above) and is able to enforce VGA resolution. And of course it can force clean HDMI output: No overlays, no boxes/rectangles even with active AF. ML is able to bypass 29:59 time-out (see topics above) and is able to enforce VGA resolution. And of course it can force clean HDMI output: No overlays, no boxes/rectangles even with active AF.
  
-===== Can ML surpress black columns left and right in HDMI streaming? ===== +===== Can ML suppress black columns left and right in HDMI streaming? ===== 
-No. If your cam gives you 1920x1080 output via HDMI but "active" area is actually 1620x1080 (3:2 ratio)+ black borders left and right: Nothing ML can do about. You may have to use tools like OBS to grab a 16:9 frame from active area and stretch 1620x911 to Full-HD.+No. If your cam gives you 1920x1080 output via HDMI but "active" area is actually 1620x1080 (3:2 ratio)+ black borders left and right: Nothing ML can do about this. You may have to use tools like OBS to grab a 16:9 frame from active area and stretch 1620x911 to Full-HD.
  
 ===== What can Magic Lantern do to enhance "EOS Webcam Utility" performance? ===== ===== What can Magic Lantern do to enhance "EOS Webcam Utility" performance? =====
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 Press magnify/loupe/zoom button. Press magnify/loupe/zoom button.
-On some cam'you will find an additional entry "Crop mode" in Movie tab. Despite sharing the name the modes are not identical.+On some cams you will find an additional entry "Crop mode" in Movie tab. Despite sharing the name those modes are not identical.
 ===== How do I get exposure times longer than 30 seconds? ===== ===== How do I get exposure times longer than 30 seconds? =====
  
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 There are major differences between both firmware versions. You have to choose which one fits your needs best. Detailed explanations in [[ml>forum/index.php?topic=14704.msg142089#msg142089|first post in "5D Mark III 1.1.3" thread]]. There are major differences between both firmware versions. You have to choose which one fits your needs best. Detailed explanations in [[ml>forum/index.php?topic=14704.msg142089#msg142089|first post in "5D Mark III 1.1.3" thread]].
  
 +===== Where can I find "Stable/V2.3" version? =====
 +Stable v2.3 is outdated and no longer supported. \\ 
 +Some years ago dev team switched to some kind of rolling release model: Each validated change to ML code (aka: "confirm") creates a new build. \\ 
 +But - essentially - Nighlty Builds are frozen since 2018. Later all work on official experimental builds stopped, too. \\ 
 +For those reasons it is highly unlikely to get another "stable build" in foreseeable future. 
 ====== Troubleshooting ====== ====== Troubleshooting ======
  
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 For details see [[ml>forum/index.php?topic=25656|Folders created by macOS Big Sur on exFAT cards are unreadable in Canon EOS cams]] For details see [[ml>forum/index.php?topic=25656|Folders created by macOS Big Sur on exFAT cards are unreadable in Canon EOS cams]]
 +
 +===== Loading MLV_SND.MO failed "tcc: error: undefined symbol 'mlv_rec_[...]'" =====
 +{{wiki:mlv_snd_tcc_err.png?350  }}MLV_SND.mo requires MLV_REC.mo to run.\\  Make sure to have MLV_REC.mo activated, too.
  
 ====== Technical ====== ====== Technical ======
faq.txt · Last modified: 2022/01/25 18:28 by Walter Schulz