How to install Magic Lantern in some easy steps
I had to install Magic Lantern again, because I formatted the card where it ran from. Because people always ask or look for it, I decided to write a short list of things you have to do. And the good thing is: I can look it up too 🙂
Basically the whole Magic Lantern Setup consists of 6 steps.
What you will need: A Canon EOS Camera, a card reader and a SD-Card.
Step 1: Download the Magic Lantern from the Magic Lantern Wiki. Search for your camera. With my Canon EOS 60D it was the unified setup. You will have a setup document in the archive.
Step 2: Install the Firmware like described in the wiki. This step consists of copying the firmware to SD-Card and performing the upgrade via the menu of the camera.
Step 3: Make the card bootable. This is the difficult part in the whole procedure. If you have a Windows PC it is quite easy as there is a tool.
Step 4: Copy the files as specified in the document. basically you copy a bin-File and the cropmarks.
Step 5: Put the card in the camera and turn the camera on. On my 60D you call the menu by pressing the delete button.
Step 6: Use it.
If you are not into movies you added some nice stuff to the abilities of your camera.
- You can shoot from 2 to 9 brackets for HDR-processing. On the 60D use the play button to change the EV in steps from 0.5 to 5 EV
- Intervalometer functionality
- Trigger the shot by Audio (like the bang of a balloon)
- Trigger the shot by motion detection (good for catching lightnings)