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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by killnine;13599599 
Also, it's tough to see what ML actually provides you. Their site is really crappy and all it basically says is "lots of people use it and like it, oh yeah, we don't think it will break your camera".

http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/Magic_Lantern_Firmware_Wiki
post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by killnine;13594345 
DPReview said it was fairly fast in comparison to the T3i, though I am not sure what your basis of comparison is. As far as video noise, I will probably not be using the audio track on most of the video I capture anyway. What I typically do is get a bunch of pictures and create stock footage to use between pictures in a montage. I usually make a video for all my big family events (vacations, reunions, etc.).


Question: What's a good UV filter to get to protect the lens?

Because I owned one, and don't buy filters.
post #23 of 35
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  • On-screen audio meters
  • Manual gain control with no AGC
  • Zebra stripes (video peaking)
  • Custom Cropmarks for 16:9, 2.35:1, 4:3 and any other format
  • Control of focus and bracketing
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Only thing I use Magic Lantern for is audio, everything else is unused and I disable zebras cause they're the most annoying thing ever.
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  • On-screen audio meters
  • Manual gain control with no AGC
  • Zebra stripes (video peaking)
  • Custom Cropmarks for 16:9, 2.35:1, 4:3 and any other format
  • Control of focus and bracketing

Thanks for the video links you guys.

Seems like a lot of the value of ML comes in when you couple it with other hardware (pre-amp + mics in their audio example). Similarly, the video example they use (for keying) isn't something I'd get much value out of. Maybe the zebra stripes would be useful, but I guess I am not seeing any deal-breaking features for my personal use.
    
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post #26 of 35
The stock firmware in the T3i will still be superior to that of the D5100 for video
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post #27 of 35
It's not just for video, the custom focusing/zooming and white balance settings that Magic Lantern unlocks is extremely useful.
post #28 of 35
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It's not just for video, the custom focusing/zooming and white balance settings that Magic Lantern unlocks is extremely useful.

Post processing.
post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d;13602344 
Post processing.

Never say that, touch it once.

Better to do it right the first time then to spend time touching up in post. And also, that would mean that you would always be shooting in raw, not an option for everyone.

Just my 2 cents. tongue.gif
post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by PhaedraCorruption;13610498 
Never say that, touch it once.

Better to do it right the first time then to spend time touching up in post. And also, that would mean that you would always be shooting in raw, not an option for everyone.

Just my 2 cents. tongue.gif

White balance in camera is still like white balance on the computer, only the latter gives you finer control.

Personally, I'd rather do so on the computer. Take a good sequence of shots, then take a photo of a grey card and use it as a reference point for WB in post processing. It's much better than using the presets in camera, in my opinion.
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