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Hack Progress #3 – Zebra stripes

New Hack Progress: Zebra stripes

Zebra stripes

An amazing improvement: Zebra stripes showing the overexposed areas of the scene while recording video (not recorded in the real video file)

Some Questions…

– If an only-person effort made this almost possible (still not available for people’s use but already running properly) along with Onscreen Audio metering bar and automatic audio gain control disabled in just 2-3 weeks (and without having the source code), WHY Canon does not offer any kind of improvements that are REALLY possible to implement?

There are LOT of improvements that can be done…

– Is it because they have no new ideas nor imagination or because it is not of their interest?…




Would you like to help?:

– Share and spread all the information posted on this blog and everything else you have as much as possible. The ┬ámore spreaded, the more chances that Canon do something…

May 29, 2009 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, EOS 5D Mk II, News & Info, Special Info, Tech Ideas | , , | Leave a comment

HACK in Progress #2 – Onscreen Audio Meter

Onscreen Audio Meter

Onscreen Audio Meter

Another step in the process. This time really amazing:

“we’re running our own code on the camera and showing that we can add new features to it.”

Big efforts, lot of hard work being done.



May 25, 2009 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, EOS 5D Mk II, News & Info, Special Info, Tech Ideas | , , | 2 Comments

Hack in Progress #1 – AGC disabled Firmware

HACK in Progress #1

AGC disabled firmware


Thanks to the hard work of a member who got tired of waiting for Canon responses and actions, there is some progress in the process of disabling firmware locked functions. This is just the beginning.

The demand for this Firmware Update is HUGE; what is Canon thinking in ignoring it?

Is Canon waiting for Nikon to make an announcement, and then follow them…?


Editorial comment:

Canon showing themselves as a face-less company (regarding to this matter), remaining in complete silence without any CLEAR word, but telling to be “listening to customers”… what kind of behaviour of a respectable company is that?

They should show more respect to their customers, who invested thousands of dollars in equipment over the years and decades.

Canon loose not giving even an answer to what thousands of customers have requested to them.

Customers are not married with a company, and attitudes like this only helps to drop loyalty and credibility.

Japanese companies SHOULD listen more, watch more, and take MORE care of customer’s feedback and requests.

Arrogance can be a very big mistake.

Thanks a lot to this member and everyone else for the hard work and efforts in every direction to give us FULL MANUAL CONTROL in video mode for EOS 5D Mark II.

May 16, 2009 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, EOS 5D Mk II, News & Info, Special Info, Tech Ideas | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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