Magic Lantern Ported To Canon 7D

The popular tweak for Canon SLRs has made its way to the 7D

7d magic lantern

7d magic lantern

Recently, Magic Lantern hit version 2.3, and was announced so feature rich that it's "no longer a hack." Now, another milestone has been reached, and the first steps towards getting the firmware on the Canon 7D have been taken. In a blog post, the team describe the breakthrough, which was achieved by team member g3gg0:

Background: Trammell Hudson started to port Magic Lantern on 7D three years ago. While he was able to run user code using the firmware update procedure, he was not able to run it in parallel with Canon firmware - which was required for Magic Lantern to run as an add-on software, without replacing the main firmware. Since then, we had little or no idea about how to solve this puzzle, until last week, when g3gg0 had an Aha! moment and discovered how to load Canon firmware from autoexec.bin code.

The first analysis shows that porting is straightforward (more or less), and most features will work without major code changes, as Magic Lantern does not have to run on both DIGIC processors. Basic features such as zebra and focus peaking are already working, so you may expect an alpha version to be available soon.

As they say, this is in extremely early stages, and there hasn't been even an alpha release yet. Even so, it sounds like it won't be too hard for a final version to be constructed, so hopefully the cinematography buffs in the audience will be able to get their hands on it in the new future.

[via Planet5D]