More Canon 5D Mark II News: Magic Lantern firmware hack for videographers

Magic Lantern is an unofficial firmware update to the Canon 5D Mark II that enables a variety of wanted features for videography.

The firmware enables features such as: Manual audio gain (as opposed to the default auto gain), on-screen level audio meters and lower audio noise. On the picture side, you gain zebra stripes (live clipping warning), and crop screen for various motion picture formats.

This sounds promising. More hacks please!

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Phase One releases Capture One Pro 4.8

The latest version of Capture One adds support for the following cameras:

  • Phase One P40+
  • Olympus E-620
  • And adds improved support for:

  • Phase One P65+
  • Leica D-Lux 4
  • Olympus E-30
  • Download

    Capture One 4.7 released

    Phase One has released version 4.7 of their RAW developer, Capture One.

    New features include a brand new file format, the EIP format, which combines lens correction data with the RAW file.
    Tiff, JPG images can now be manipulated in the software. And tethered shooting is now included for Canon EOS 5DII and Nikon D3X.

    Download

    Adobe release Camera Raw 5.3 and Lightroom 2.3 updates

    Adobe has released final versions of the Camera raw 5.3 and Lightroom 2.3 updates, now including support for

  • Nikon D3X
  • Olympus E-30
  • Links:

    Camera Raw 5.3 for Windows
    Camera Raw 5.3 for Mac
    Lightroom 2.3 for Windows
    Lightroom 2.3 for Mac

    Adobe posts update to Photoshop CS4

    Adobe posted an update to Photoshop CS4 today that covers these bugs and more:

  • A number of issues that could cause slow performance have been addressed.
  • Pen barrel rotation with Wacom tablets now works correctly.
  • Photoshop now correctly recognizes 3D textures edited by a plug-in.
  • The quality of the results of Auto-Blend Layers (Stack Images) has been improved.
  • A problem that could result in a crash when pasting formatted text has been fixed.
  • A crash that could result from a corrupt font no longer occurs.
  • Link (Or just use the updater from within Photoshop).

    Capture One 4.6 available

    Phase One has today released an update to their popular RAW software Capture One.

    Among the new features are:

    Tethered shooting for the following Nikon cameras:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon D300
  • Nikon D200
  • Nikon D80
  • Nikon D60
  • Nikon D40x
  • Nikon D40
  • And added support for

  • Phase One P 65+
  • Nikon D3X
  • Canon G10
  • Olympus E-30
  • As well as improved support for Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 50D – including sRAW.

    Other improvements include:

  • Improved performance in processing, browsing, folder viewing and Color Editor
  • Load / Save workspaces (Mac only)
  • and

  • Automatic software update notifications.
  • Lightroom 2.2 now available

    The anticipated Lightroom 2.2 update is now available.

    The release includes new camera support for the following models:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G10
  • Panasonic DMC-G1
  • Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ28
  • Panasonic DMC-LX3
  • Leica D-LUX 4
  • The update also includes the aforementioned new ‘camara color profiles’ found in the calibration panel, as well as some bug fixes and improvements.

    Download update:

    for Windows

    for Mac

    Camera RAW 5.2 released

    Adobe’s Camera RAW 5.2 contains new support for the following cameras:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G10
  • Panasonic DMC-G1
  • Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ28
  • Panasonic DMC-LX3
  • Leica D-LUX 4
  • Plus these new features:

  • Targeted Adjustment Tool (TAT), for intuitive local adjustments of Curves, Hue, saturation for example.
  • Output sharpening for print or web
  • Snaphots feature, to save image-specific versions of your RAW image
  • Camera profiles – the previously mentioned camera specific profiles are now included
  • Download: For Mac For Windows

    DxO Labs reveals DxOMark camera comparison webpage

    DxO, makers of DxO Optics Pro and DxO Analyzer has revealed a new webpage with RAW image quality comparisons based on their analyzing tool. The webpage gives an easy overview of camera performance across brands and price based on a number of user selectable criterias, and is free to use.

    DxOMark

    Apple releases Aperture 2.3 update

    Apple Aperture has been updated to include support for the following cameras:

    Canon 50D
    Nikon D90
    Nikon P6000
    Sony DSLR-A900

    Also included in the update are unspecified bug fixes.

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