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Unlock the secret features of your Canon dSLRMagic Lantern is custom firmware that unlocks heaps of cool features in your Canon dSLR. CNET's Lexy Savvides walks you through three ways you can use it.
[MUSIC] Hey guys, I'm Lexy Savvides. Did you know that your Canon DSLR has secret hidden features? To unlock them you need to download custom firmware called Magic Lantern. We've got full instructions over at the how-to article. I wanna show you three cool things you can do with it. Once magic lantern is installed, press the trash can button to bring up the menu. Magic lantern has the intervalometer feature, so you don't need to buy one. From the menu, scroll across to shoot, and then, down to intervalometer. Press set to activate and then the Q button to bring up more options. Choose the shooting interval and when you want the camera to start. I'm going to set it so a half press of the shutter starts it off. Now get out of the menu by pressing the trash can button again and you'll see the screen is now waiting for that button press. Press it, and here we go. The audio trigger lets you fire the camera shutter using sound. Go down to audio remote shot and press set. Then hit the Q button to set the trigger decibel level. You want to set it to 20 decibels otherwise even the small. Sound will fire the shutter. Clap your hands, whistle, yell, do whatever you need to do. But as long as the sound is greater than 20 decibels the shutter will fire. Focus peaking gives you an outline of what's focus, while zebras show you areas of overexposure. In the menu go to overlay and turn on zebras and focus peaking. You can tweak lots of other options to your liking the sub menu so go crazy. To see the effect head out of the menu, turn on live view and press the info button a couple of times so you get rid of the cannon overlay [MUSIC] You'll see your exposure information down here and youre focus peaking and zebras on the screen too. Those are just three of the features that Magic Lantern unlocks. To find out more details head to the how to on CNet. [MUSIC]