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This Instructable will teach you how to install Magic Lantern. Magic Lantern is a free software that runs on a Canon camera to enable many new features in both video and photo mode. The current stable releases at the time of this writing are for: 5D mark II, 50D, 60D, 500D, 550D, and 600D. You can get the test releases for: 7D, 5D Mark III, EOS-M, 1100D/T3, and the 5D classic. (These are still in testing so they may have some glitches. NOTE: THIS ONLY WORKS ON CANON CAMERAS. MAGIC LANTERN IS NOT APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY CANON IN ANY WAY. FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE THE FAQ.
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Step 1: Downloading

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This is the easiest step. You can download the files from here. The current stable release will work on any of the cameras listed above it, the ports in progress are for any of the cameras above that (click you camera name). The nightly builds contain the latest features but may not work properly.

Step 2: What to put on the Memory Card

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The first thing you will need to do is to open to file you downloaded. Once opened you should see something like the picture above. Select the file with the name of your camera, the "autoexec.bin" and the folder titled "ML". Drag these onto your memory card.

Step 3: Installing on the camera

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Put the memory card in the camera, press menu, and navigate to the firmware version. Select this and select "Update Firmware." The camera will shut off and then display a screen with a bunch of text (You can read this if you want, but it really just tells you to restart your camera)
Richardd110 months ago

Is there a way to view movies on Canon 50D?

jbenodin (author)  Richardd110 months ago

The Canon 50D cannot shoot video unfortunately

dyanii1 year ago

Thanks for making this clear. There's no one place that says all this information on the ML website.

jbenodin (author) 1 year ago
If you have any questions, feel free to post them or PM me :)
darman121 year ago
Interesting! I didn't even think mods for camera software existed. Thanks for sharing :)
jbenodin (author)  darman121 year ago
Your welcome!