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surf monkey wrote:
I'm a bit confused on the availability of the ML firmware and was hoping some could explain it to me or direct me to the place on their website that has the answers.
There are several cameras that it is "stable" on, but others in "alpha".
In regards to the 5D3 and 7D, can I use the alpha now or is this for testing only?
Is the increased DR part of the current v2.3 release?
Are these only announcements or are they ready for use?
I have so many questions but I'll start with these. Thanks in advance.
You can use the pre-alpha stuff. Someone is posting compilations of the updates for the 5D3 every few days (or more) that you can directly use. I haven't looked into this dual ISO stuff at all. But man it adds so many critical video usability features and RAW video which is a complete revolution (it also almost seems to hint that Canon applies Gaussian blur and DR elimination stages in their late stage video pipeline to protect their high-end video gear. I mean probably not, but something sure goes wrong somewhere along the way.) and RAW histograms for video...Show more →
surf monkey wrote:
Yes, the video capabilities are so good that it is puzzling why Canon doesn't have most of those features already built-in. The guys at ML are amazing.
One more dumb question: Is the Alpha stuff built into the v2.3 firmware or is it an add-on (and if so how do you use it?)?
All ML is add-on. It is just adds in functions or replaces functions (by changing where the function call points point I assume) in the original firmware. It basically makes the loaded load it at boot and it sets the needed hooks and stuff and then loads the regular firmware. It runs on top. It doesn't replace anything inside the camera ever (some versions can change stored non-volative data values, which is the only potential bad point, but there are ways to reset even those to default, most ML functions don't even touch that stuff at all).
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Sorry, I think I worded my query incorrectly.
I was asking if the alphas and the nightly builds are add-ons to the ML v2.3.
I've used ML on my 5D2, so I understand how the "standard" firmware update works, but I'm confused in regards to features such as the increased DR and alphas for the 5D3 and 7D.
How do those work?