Dedicated NEX Hack site for Someone1.00 – donations reach $1000 in less than 1 day

NEX-Hack.com now open A huge thank you to all EOSHD readers who have donated to the NEX hacking project. The interest in the NEX and Alpha hacks has been HUGE! Therefore I’ve decided the project lead by Someone1.00 deserves its own site at NEX-Hack.com You can login with your own existing EOSHD forum username and password. And if you haven’t already donated please do so now! The more donations, the more types of camera Someone1.00 will have at his disposal to make his Linux based patcher tool compatible with. Donate here

Someone 1.00 releases Sony Alpha A55 hack tool – donate now for further test camera bodies and NEX hack

Sony A55 hack released

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 A77 bodies for testing and opening up for analysis. The firmware will need to be dumped and decrypted, for that he needs the actual camera hardware in his hands and more than one body. So the more people who can donate, the better!

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Sony NEX hack is go – 46Mbit 1080p tested

NEX 5N hack a real possibility

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.

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Latest Magic Lantern with HDR Video out now for Canon 60D, 600D, 550D, 50D and 500D

Canon 600D and Magic Lantern - HDR Video and Variable Frame Rates

To download and donate go to Magic Lantern here

Please consider donating to the project – in return you will get the preview version of the 5D Mark II firmware tested here on EOSHD – and a ready to run HDR Video workflow!!

So 22nd December is here and so is the HDR Video mode and variable frame rates for the Canon 600D and siblings. The new version of Magic Lantern even supports the 50D!

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Vitaliy hacks ‘photographic’ looking 42Mbit 1080/24p AVCHD out of GH2

Hacked GH2

Above: EOSHD’s hacked GH2 with Zacuto EVF Flip and Iscorama!!

Codecs are currently the biggest weakness of DSLR video but that is about to change, and no – not with an external record but inside the camera.

The hacker Vitaliy Kiselev says he has had ‘a break-through’ – raising the AVCHD bitrate of the hacked GH2 to an average of 42Mbit – almost double the original Panasonic specification and higher than the top AVCHD PS setting of 28Mbit. And unlike the GH1’s encoder, the GH2 has B-frames making it more efficient, so for the same bitrate it delivers more image quality than other DSLRs in the 40Mbit ballpark like the Canon 5D Mark II.

Vitaliy says on his forum that the video looks ‘like a photo’ in terms of quality. The next PTools release containing the patch is due out soon.

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Vitaliy Kiselev requests expertise to bypass GH2 encryption

“As you may know, I have GH2 firmware now. But it is encrypted, and uses compacts UPD format [same as Panasonic’s latest compacts]. It’ll require bunch of resources and expertise to try to dump [firmware from compacts]and learn how encryption is performed. [So it can be reverse engineered]. Please publish this info with bold request for all engineers [with expertise in]NOR flash (and especially LSI with NOR) to contact me. I can guarantee anonymity if they want.” – Vitaliy Kiselev

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Canon T2i 4K Hack – Is it real? UPDATE (No)

UPDATE

Though not yet 11pm EST on New Year’s Day, it appears the hack is a hoax. Nothing stacks up right now, according to Philip Bloom. This stuff about Canon offering the team $650,000 is nonsense. It’s bad that someone can abuse the trust of the community and string us along with some kind of fraud (the end-game of which we can only speculate as) but we shouldn’t loose too much sleep over it. Treat this one as a curious case of ‘too good to be true and we suspected as much from the start’, and let’s not read anything more into it than necessary and move on. That said, it will be interesting to get to the bottom of exactly what happened and find who is responsible so we can add them to some kind of global DSLR community ‘ignore list’.

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