Canon blocking Magic Lantern on latest 5D Mark III bodies

5D Mark III - Magic Lantern hack
Goodbye world?

Canon look to have blocked Magic Lantern and new 5D Mark III bodies which won’t roll back to older firmware.

Users are presented with an error saying “firmware older than 1.3 on the card, update using newer version”.

Source – Magic Lantern forum Via Canon Rumors

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Something we missed – Fuji X-T1 gets 24p, 25p, 50p and full manual controls

Fuji X-T1

Fuji will add a much improved video mode to their X-T1 fleet of cameras in December. The new graphite silver edition will get some of the features early like a silent electronic shutter, and has just been released.

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Official firmware update brings XAVC-S and 120fps to Sony RX10

Sony RX10 / A7R

When I reviewed it earlier this year I found the RX10 to be an excellent shot getter – but it was also a shot loser as well due to the weak AVCHD implementation. Many of my images suffered from too much mud and a break-up of detail in certain situations. So this is very welcome news from Sony. The V2.0 RX10 firmware adds 50Mbit/s XAVC-S codec and just as excitingly 120fps for slow-mo, making the RX10 a very interesting creative prospect because of the very effective stabilisation, long lens range, built in ND filter and a sensor with a full pixel readout.

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Olympus E-M1 firmware update to address video mode – but will we get 24p and higher bitrates?

pal ntsc regions

The Olympus E-M1 is sitting on a goldmine. The 5 axis stabilisation system is heaven for video, but very little attention was given to video specs. The codec is only capable of recording in one frame rate, 30p, which is an NTSC rate completely unsuited to 70% of the world’s population living in Europe, the UK, China, Brazil and Australia. Consumers need 25p or 50p… and filmmakers are desperate for the 24p look!

Now Olympus are said to be working on a firmware update (source: 43rumors) that gives 21 steps of manual audio gain control (1 step more than the GH3).

Here is a summary of what else video users need.

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