You can now run a script file from the SD card inside a Samsung NX1 and NX500 to enable extra features.
Comment on the forum The Samsung NX300 and NX1 run off the back of an open source Linux operating system. A Homebrew project has taken to modifying the NX300, removing the video clip length recording limit and opening the doors to potentially a modified NX1 or NX500.
(Thanks to A1ex for the tip off). Developer “leegong” of Nikon Hacker has made enormous progress in getting raw video from the live view function of the Nikon D5100. Early builds of the patch output raw frames to the card and A1ex of Magic Lantern has written a prototype / test DNG converter.
The D800 has re-emerged! We have the Mosaic Engineering VAF-D800 filter, CFast $299 Atomos Ninja Star ProRes recorder coming soon and now even a hack project based around the camera. So I’ve picked up a D800 and plan to see what I get out of it.
Download the sample DNG frames from continuous raw video on the 600D Though most of the development at Magic Lantern has been focussed on the powerful 5D Mark III, the latest firmware builds have also been ported to the 600D. How does it perform for raw video?
Download sample 2K DNG 24p frame from the hacked 5D Mark III and see the image quality for your own eyes! Recently Magic Lantern had the breakthrough discovery of beautiful pin sharp 2K sensor feed in raw format on the 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III. This completely turns our understanding of DSLR video image quality on its head. Why is the video quality so far from what the camera is really capable of?
A few months ago I reported back what Canon had told me officially at Photokina – that the 1D C had some very minor hardware changes over the 1D X (like a headphone socket) but that the camera was fundementally the same camera with a firmware update to enable 4K recording. The Canon product manager was technically knowledge and utterly adamant this was the case, there wasn’t a hint of doubt in his eyes when I had this discussion face to face on the basis of mutual trust. Later Canon were keen to point out I had got it all wrong …
NEW: Donate and view the latest donations here Read the full update at EOSHD NEX-Hack.com Today myself and Malcolm of Magic Lantern were able to transfer $700 to Someone1.00 to buy his first test body from the NEX-Hack.com donations fund. We are well on the path to improvements in video image quality and features on the Sony NEX and Alpha cameras.
Please note: Download and install at own risk Donate now! It’s real. Sony A55 owners rejoice, for Someone 1.00’s first hack is now available and can be downloaded from the EOSHD forum. The patcher app is able to overcome the A55 firmware encryption and is the basis for adding bitrate patches and new menu options later on. The NEX 5 patcher I also believe is coming later. Now Someone 1.00 is looking for A55 testers (view relevant thread here) to test new features and find their way as a team with the firmware, plus donations for NEX 3, NEX 5N and …
I have set up a dedicated forum for the Sony NEX Hack here A guy named Someone 1.00 is able to hack the NEX series of Sony mirrorless cameras for higher bitrates in video mode and more. The video after the break shows the hack in action, and proof that it can be done. Discuss the hack here and support Someone 1.00 in his efforts.