As I’ve moved more and more to a raw workflow with my 5dmkiii, I’ve now got 6 CF cards, all 64gig 1000x. Keeping the same version of Magic Lantern installed on all those cards has become a problem, especially since I like to keep all my cards current with the most recently nightly build. So I was thrilled to discover recently that it’s possible to install Magic Lantern on an SD card, which stays with the camera, and then you just use empty CF cards for recording. A simple tip, but it’s been a big time saver for me. Thanks to the fine folks at Lensrentals.com for sharing this tip.
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Thanks for the tips Dan. I have a question which is basically the opposite of your experience. I have lots of sd cards and was wondering if i can run magic lantern on one cf card while I use my sd cards for video recording. *I do not plan on recording raw. Simply want some of magic lanterns other features.
Hi Johann, yes I believe you could do that if you don’t mind that you are getting the standard quality 8-bit video. It’s been awhile since I played with Magic Lantern on my 5d, though, so my chops are rusty. Let me know if it works for you when you try it.