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Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« on: September 18, 2012, 11:00:55 AM »

Magic Lantern on the EOS 7D?

Yes, that’s true. Our young team member g3gg0 did the impossible, and solved the 7D puzzle within days of receiving the camera from Trammell Hudson (on September 12).


Background: Trammell Hudson started to port Magic Lantern on 7D three years ago. While he was able to run user code using the firmware update procedure, he was not able to run it in parallel with Canon firmware – which was required for Magic Lantern to run as an add-on software, without replacing the main firmware. Since then, we had little or no idea about how to solve this puzzle, until last week, when g3gg0 had an Aha! moment and discovered how to load Canon firmware from autoexec.bin code.


The first analysis shows that porting is straightforward (more or less), and most features will work without major code changes, as Magic Lantern does not have to run on both DIGIC processors. Basic features such as zebra and focus peaking are already working, so you may expect an alpha version to be available soon.


Are there any of you still interested in a Magic Lantern port for the 7D? Please let us know by supporting our work!


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Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 11:11:57 AM »
And I've just sold 7D twoo weeks ago :)
ML guys: now i'ts time for 1DX!
Congratulations!!!
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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 11:17:56 AM »
I never thought this would actually happen...

I was upset that I picked the two cameras that never got hacked, the 450D and the 7D...

But great news! I want the zebra feature.

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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 11:20:23 AM »
That might open the door to the 1 Series cameras, also with dual processors.

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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 11:23:49 AM »
http://www.magiclantern.fm/whats-new/78-news/137-first-alpha-version-for-5d-mark-iii

Looks like the 5DIII was not only hacked but they have a downloadable version for it right now.

Perhaps a story on that is warranted. This happened on the 12th.

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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 11:28:10 AM »
OK. this is the first time i hear about Magic Lantern.

I don't really understand what Magic Lantern does. ..I had read about this on their site but i still not understand.... I have some questions:

 - how do i install this soft?? like a regular camera firmware ???
 - is a firmware extension??
 - what is does to stills??? ( i am not interested in video)
 - after installation in camera menu appears new features, selectable features??
 - it can be uninstalled?



A clear answer will be very appreciating . PS. English  is not my native language.

Thanks,
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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 11:29:43 AM »
One of the boons of dual card slots on the 5d3 -
From ML's website
"Since the 5D mark III has two card slots, we recommend running Magic Lantern from a small SD card that stays in the camera. All recording can take place on CF cards. The CF cards don’t have to be bootable or prepared in any way, and you can freely swap and format them without problems."
Woot!

Can't wait till full version is good to go. Also great news that they've finally cracked dual digic models, makes the 7d even more useful.
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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 11:29:43 AM »

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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 11:31:59 AM »
Man, my 7D workhorse, which I received 3 years ago today, just keeps getting better!   Long live my 7D!

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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2012, 11:33:23 AM »
!!!

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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 11:35:58 AM »
Yay! Way to go!

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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 11:37:45 AM »
One of the boons of dual card slots on the 5d3 -
From ML's website
"Since the 5D mark III has two card slots, we recommend running Magic Lantern from a small SD card that stays in the camera. All recording can take place on CF cards. The CF cards don’t have to be bootable or prepared in any way, and you can freely swap and format them without problems."
Woot!

Can't wait till full version is good to go. Also great news that they've finally cracked dual digic models, makes the 7d even more useful.


It depends on which camera you have, but there are some photography modes. The makers are more focused on the video features since that is why it started. There is a separate ML menu that is made accessible. You download it and put it on your SD card and follow the instructions.

http://wiki.magiclantern.fm/userguide

Check out the link above for what it can do.

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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2012, 11:38:18 AM »
this is a good thing, there had to be away.

its a great camera, i just really would like AEB bracketing with options for 5,7 or 9 frames. its not something i need all the time... but when i do, it would be really nice..

same thing with time lapse, and super long exposures.


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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 11:39:54 AM »
OK. this is the first time i hear about Magic Lantern.

I don't really understand what Magic Lantern does. ..I had read about this on their site but i still not understand.... I have some questions:

 - how do i install this soft?? like a regular camera firmware ???
 - is a firmware extension??
 - what is does to stills??? ( i am not interested in video)
 - after installation in camera menu appears new features, selectable features??
 - it can be uninstalled?



A clear answer will be very appreciating . PS. English  is not my native language.

Thanks,

It would be better if you'd check this forum for an answer or look into documentation but here you are:

 - how do i install this soft?? like a regular camera firmware ??? - you put on a CF card, while booting a camera it looks for a autoxec.bin file on a cf card and loads it into the memory. The original firmware works as well at the same time
 - is a firmware extension?? - no, it's independent open source software working with firmware
 - what is does to stills??? ( i am not interested in video) - better check dicumentation, it's a lot of stuff
 - after installation in camera menu appears new features, selectable features?? - yes. there is another menu with submenus and twice or three times as much options as in original firmware
 - it can be uninstalled? - you remove from the card, you remove at all. You can boot a camera without loading ML at all
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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 11:39:54 AM »

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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2012, 11:52:39 AM »
Awesome! It would be nice to have an a programmable shutter release built in. That would be one less thing dangling off the camera on my equatorial mount :P

Would love the ability to have a polar alignment grid, but alas I'm likely dreaming unless I spend the time to do it myself :P

Anyways, great work and long live the 7D!
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Re: Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2012, 11:53:46 AM »
at least these guys are pushing things forward!
hope they keep going and do it for all EOS DSLR cameras!

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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2012, 11:53:46 AM »