Equipment

Install MagicLantern

Installation for 650D

  1. Format the card from the camera.
  2. Make sure you are running Canon firmware 1.0.4.
  3. Copy ML files on the card and run Firmware Update.
    You can get the file from the MagicLantern Builds Page (you can select your Canon Camera and see if yours is supported)

Uninstallation

  1. Run Firmware Update from your ML card.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

For additional infos check the forum discussion:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7473.0

 

Warning!
Magic Lantern is not approved nor endorsed by Canon in any way, and using it will probably void your warranty.
We are not responsible for any damages to your camera.
Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Magic Lantern Development Team

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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Canon EOS 650D

Canon EOS 650D also known as EOS Rebel T4i or EOS Kiss X6i

Full view of a Canon EOS 650DClear View LCD II Touch screen open

with the following specs:

  • 18.0 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 5 image processor with 14-bit processing
  • 95% viewfinder frame coverage with 0.85× magnification
  • 1080p HD video recording at 24p, 25p (25 Hz) and 30p (29.97 Hz) with drop frame timing
  • 720p HD video recording at 50p (50 Hz) and 60p (59.94 Hz)
  • 480p ED video recording at 50p (50 Hz) and 60p (59.94 Hz)
  • 5.0 frames per second continuous shooting
  • ISO sensitivity 100–12800 (expandable to 25600)
  • 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD touchscreen with 1.04-megapixel resolution
  • 9-point autofocus system, all cross-type
  • 63-zone color sensitive metering system
  • Built-in Speedlite transmitter
  • The camera is compatible with Canon’s latest radio-controlled flashes, but the built-in transmitter is infrared-only.
  • Popup flash
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • 3.5mm microphone jack for external microphones or recorders

OS:
I use an optimized Canon firmware with MagicLantern.
This is very useful, as you can run analysis on your picture for over and undersaturation, see an advance pictogram, or Zebra-stripes for over under saturated areas. You can also do some advanced tuning of the hardware which is not possible with the default Canon firmware.

Details on installing MagicLantern see here: [LINK]

Batterygrip:
I use a cheap Battergrip from China which is half the price of the original canon batterygrip.

Baterries:
1x Original Canon Battery
1x Ansmann Replacement Battery
(I mostly use both simultaneously while shooting, as the battery grip has room for two.

 

Lenses:
Canon EF-S 18-55 IS II Objektiv (Kit lens)
Canon EF 24-105mm 1:4,0 L IS USM

Hardware 2014

Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Quad Core CPU Q9400 @ 2.666 GHz

6 GB RAM

HD1   SATA SSD  240 GB
HD2   SATA           500 GB
HD3   SATA           500 GB
HD4   SATA           2TB

2 x SAMSUNG Syncmaster Displays 226BW
1680 x 1050
22″

1 SAMSUNG LE40B650T
1920 x 1080
40″

Akasa USB 3.0 SuperSpeed CardReader
for downloading pictures to HD4

Google Chromecast
for streaming Videos and watching Movies/Pictures

Raspbian
for developing and doing funny things.